Wow, it's been a time since I've writte anything at all here. It's not that there is nothing to write about, it's just that there is a whole lot of repetitive dull stuff to write about, and there is nothing worth mentioning here.
Anyway, I have been spending most of my time working on that Oberth-class model. I am well over half done now. I can see myself getting to the point of painting it before January is done. Scratchbuilding detailed parts is quite time consuming.
Outside of models, the new camera is keeping me entertained. I am at nearly 1800 photos so far. Some of them are really quite good. Perhaps I should start a flickr page with the crème-de-la-crème shots. I am also pondering purchasing a new lens. I don't have specific plans yet, though it will probably be in the 70-200mm or 300mm range. With image stabilization, those run from about 1200 and up. This is why I am taking my time.
On the subject of cameras and Christmas, I asked Santa to bring me a nice solid tripod. As a result, I got a nice solid tripod. This will enable me to do some nice night-time photographs, and should help produce evenly lined-up composited shots of my models. Thanks mom and dad! I just wish I could produce models faster! I'm typically not one for family shots, but the first tripod shot is appropriate.