New Model Added

US Army Honor Guard badge is now available.

The current queue.

Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)
Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility
USS South Dakota
USS Indiana
USS Virginia
USS Hyman G. Rickover
USS California
Naval Aircrew Systems PMA 202
Naval Air Systems Command
Colonel Eagle
106th Signal Bde Patch
106th Signal Bde DUI
USMC Infantry Weapons Officer (Gunner) insignia
Helicopter Martime Strike Squadron 78 (HSM-78)
Training Squadron (VT) 31
USS Tennessee crest
USS Sterett DDG-104
70th Armored Regt. DUI

Non-Military Emblem Modeling

While I’ve re-opened the queue, I’m only taking requests for military emblems, any custom modeling requests are being declined.

I think that one of the main factors in my getting burned out was the time pressure.  Most of that was caused by allowing deadlines to push back the non-deadline work so much that it stacked up.  I don’t want 70 or 80 models in my queue, even without deadlines and no one asking when their model would be ready having people waiting 8 or 9 months to get their request done drives me nuts.  I tried correcting that for a while last year by instituting a fee and a strict limit on deadlines but as of right now I’m not doing deadlines at all, I’m making the models in the order received.

I didn’t get the reset I was expecting by hiking 6 months, probably because I only got 4 days of actual hiking in.  I’m still burned out, I still dread opening Aspire, but my window for a through hike is already closed for this year.  There are people starting now but I’m still 3 weeks away from being cleared to start working out and hike again, and after 2 months of no exercise to speak of I’m not fool enough to try to knock out 2200 miles by the end of August.

Here’s the current queue.

Honor Guard Badge
Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)
Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility
USS South Dakota
USS Indiana
USS Virginia
USS Hyman G. Rickover
USS California
Naval Aircrew Systems PMA 202
Naval Air Systems Command
Colonel Eagle
106th Signal Bde Patch
106th Signal Bde DUI
USMC Infantry Weapons Officer (Gunner) insignia
Helicopter Martime Strike Squadron 78 (HSM-78)
Training Squadron (VT) 31

Three New Models Added

Hospital Corpsman, Missile Technician, and Mineman rates have been added.  These were not requested so I added them to the bottom of the page.  These should be the last of the current rates.

The current queue.

Honor Guard Badge
Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)
Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility
USS South Dakota
USS Indiana
USS Virginia
USS Hyman G. Rickover
USS California
Naval Aircrew Systems PMA 202
Naval Air Systems Command
Colonel Eagle
106th Signal Bde Patch
106th Signal Bde DUI
USMC Infantry Weapons Officer (Gunner) insignia
Helicopter Martime Strike Squadron 78 (HSM-78)

Update

The queue is now open again.  Not doing deadlines at this time, I found that to be extremely disruptive and the main reason I couldn’t keep up with the queue.  I’m taking requests but I’m not starting to work them yet, I’ve had a user report an error in the Eagle Globe and Anchor model that had to be corrected.  Unfortunately pretty much every Marine Corps DUI incorporates that model so I’ve got my work cut out for me to get everything fixed.  The Eagle Globe and Anchor model itself is already corrected, and the Marine Corps patch model will be corrected tonight.  Since I also have to email hundreds of customers this is going to end up being a long term project to get it all corrected.  I’ll likely work the corrections between models in the queue, right now planning to correct models in the order of size.  In other words a model with a tiny  Eagle Globe and Anchor will be corrected later than a model with a large Eagle Globe and Anchor model.  I’ve already got 17 in the queue and even though I just removed the queue closed text from the contact page my email has been blowing up for days.

So no reset, just going to have to muddle through.  Here’s the current queue.

Honor Guard Badge
Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)
Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility
USS South Dakota
USS Indiana
USS Virginia
USS Hyman G. Rickover
USS California
Naval Aircrew Systems PMA 202
Naval Air Systems Command
Colonel Eagle
106th Signal Bde Patch
106th Signal Bde DUI

 

Back Again

Looks like the thru hike is off for this year.  Long list of things going wrong for me on the second try culminating in I guess noro virus.  No fun in the woods.  Couldn’t even keep water down.  Fortunately I only had to hike 2 miles to a spot I could get picked up.

I’ll probably do a few more trips up there to hike over the course of the year, a week at a time maybe.  I didn’t get my re-set on modeling I was hoping for, but I don’t know what else to do about that.  I’ll re-open the queue and start modeling again in early April.

Hike Update

I’m back in Georgia and will be starting my hike tomorrow. Tracking will go live in the morning.

I’ll have intermittent internet access so you can continue to contact me as usual but may have to wait several days for a response, and I’ll have no access to files or any ability to edit models.

Post Hike Queue Update

Honor Guard Badge
Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)
Kings Bay Trident Refit Facility
USS South Dakota
USS Indiana
USS Virginia
USS Hyman G. Rickover
USS California

Hike Update

Started the hike last Wednesday, it was an eye opening experience.  I’m now back home with some replacement gear on order, hopefully will be back on trail in a week or two at most.

Utter fail on the tracker, I forgot to set the tracking interval on it and it defaulted to 5 minutes.  That meant that by the time I was taking my first steps of the hike the battery was already dead.  That problem is resolved now, I’ll set it live when I start again.

Queue Update

Post hike queue.\

Honor Guard Badge
Naval Special Warfare Group 10
410th Security Police Squadron Patch
USS Baya Crest
Royal Logistic Corps
Honorable Service Lapel Pin (Ruptured Duck)