Whahooo. I attended the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference in Homer, Alaska and brought along a sample model. I showed it to an agent as an opening to discussing my novel manuscript. It worked. She asked me to send her a pitch letter and the first 2 chapters. I've sent them off to her and haven't heard back. That's not so good. The model was also great for starting up conversations with other writers with similar interests. I talked to one guy who is trying to put a movie studio in Homer. He is also writing science fiction and designing imaginary aircraft. His interest was partly in the movie making special effects aspect. His plans for a studio may be a pipe dream but I hope they happen. Sorry, I don't have many photos of the conference. I dropped my camera and broke the lens.