I've had to work a lot lately, extra shifts to pick up the slack during a time when one of my coworkers was out with colon cancer (speedy recovery!) and we were short handed. The good news is that we just hired two more people so my schedule is not only back to the amount of time that it used to be but it's back to, well, being on schedule ... so I can plan my time for other projects. Yeah, I'm overworked but I rather be overworked than unemployed. I'd rather go without sleep and rest than a paycheck so I don't complain ...
I've almost finished my Starfleet Federation Ajax class Heavy Destroyer model, it's a scratchbuilld using a J.J. Abrams electronic toy NCC-1701 Enterprise (purchased at a local second-hand retail outlet for fifty cents, no lie). I chopped it up on my scroll saw, added some parts and made it into a rather nice addition to the alternate reality that JJ Abrams handed us Trekies a few years ago. While I liked the movie, I'm not too gung-ho about the spaceship designs or the fact that the Enterprise is so big now (or the fact that some of its engineering decks seem to have been shot inside a beer brewery and look nothing like the inside of a starship). Match that with JJ Abrams going spastic with lens-flare and you've got a movie that's kind of hard to watch. I'm looking somewhat forward to seeing the sequel this summer and I was hoping that it would have 400% less lens-flare than the first movie but alas, looking at the trailer I think I'm going to have to take some seriously dark sunglasses to the movie when I go just to be able to enjoy it.
Work on the Model 2138, my matchbox raygun project, is almost complete and I'll post it here soon. Follow that with the "Zeus" matchbox raygun project coming shortly on the heels of the first and I've got my next few days mapped out for finishing projects. Once I do a few of these matchbox rayguns I'll probably move up from making 1/6 scale weapons to 1/4 or 1/2 scale and finally maybe some 1/1 scale.
Some may also be for sale so if you like you might be able to have.