I have been absent to say the least. My wife has come down with two types of cancer as if one was not enough. Both she is slowly beating but at a pretty high cost. This is the second time we have been through this and it doesn't get any easier.
I still have my boats but I got rid of most of the really small boats and kept the Gato, 1/32 type 7, retired my Seaview and I'm slowly finishing the running gear in my 66 inch Nautilus.
I have been so busy with customer builds of everything from Star Trek props to large lighted star ship models. In addition I am making space suits and props-models for the new movie series caller" Space Command". All this has kept me rather busy. I'm also care taker of the house until my wife gets better.
I no longer participate in any forums anymore except this one. Most of my work can be kept up with on my Blog: www.steveneill.wordpress.com
What I really miss the most is sitting on the lake and running a boat with friends but in LA I'm am strictly alone it would seem. I do get together with Horrible Harry on occasion but it's never frequent enough.
I just wanted to say hi and tell you I miss you all very much. I'll try to check in more often. Soon the big Nautilus will be in it's trials and I'll post it here.
All the best you guys!