Model-maker Richard Long has created something that I have decided I simply must have: a scale model of the Starfleet scout ship U.S.S. Sagittarius from the Star Trek Vanguard novel series I developed with Marco Palmieri, Dayton Ward, and Kevin Dilmore. The ship was first pictured on the cover of my novel Reap the Whirlwind.
Working from the original designs by Masao Okazaki, master modeler Richard Long of Sovereign Replicas crafted this exquisite 5.75-inch scale model of the Sagittarius.
I like this very much.
It’s always fun to see something I dreamed up brought to life — first by the inspired design work of Masao Okazaki, and now by the skilled craftmanship of Richard Long. Color me flattered, impressed, and covetous. Nice work, Mister Long.
(Thanks to Dayton Ward for bringing this to my attention.)