Thanks so much for the nice words Minibubba!!!
Yes, I would really like another crack at an Excalibur again! I am also a paintball player and very impatient! Talk about impatient, I had my Excal shipped to me, milled it, sent it to P.K. for ano (begged and kissed a**), they sent it back to AKA for reassembly, and they shipped to me. All this took 3 weeks!!!!! If you don't believe me, ask Eileen! They did a great job, but I digress...
I really don't want to take a job, when it will take me a long time to do it. To me, over a week would be too long. I have talked (emailed) to Ackbar, and in my last email I asked if he would just let me know when he could ship the gun and I will let him know if I can do it or not around that time.
I have recently moved, and I am now starting to get things cleared out where I can make more time for milling. I also only do this as a hobby, so I don't want to get over-loaded to where I don't enjoy it. That is why I am not jumping to try to get alot of work. I want the people I do work for, to be VERY happy with the work and delivery.
Just remember, I do not have CNC capacity, so any curves, or anything that is not straight I cannot do. As far as prices go, I will be VERY reasonable when I take work, but since I only do it as a hobby I can.
I also think people like Jackal (sweet job on a back block)and even Grinch (that is going to have a limited series), should command a premium for there services. Let's face it, as a whole, paintballer's are cheap! Everybody wants something for half price, but special requests take time and money and there is a price for that. Heck, I would probably buy a Havoc, if I didn't do mine myself. If we are spending this much for the gun, don't skimp on the finishing touches. I can easily handle things to give a gun just a little personal touch, that everyone else doesn't have, like the swords. OK, maybe I went a little sword crazy, but they really don't show up that well with the anodizing. And really the first one on the trigger frame was a mistake, but I thought it looked cool! I do think that AKA should put one on the ball detent like I did, or at least somewhere. Well, that's just my opinion, and I digress again....
Just let me know Ackbar, and I will try to work something out. I have a few cocker bodies I can put on hold a little longer (I buy bodies, mill them and sell them, this way I can do them at my own pace)