Nice looking pen. I really like orions in that they show a lot of the blank.
I actually like to not pre-polish the blanks. It never gets old to see what's inside. I always think it's funny when people pick unfinished blanks. They generally only know the colors. There is almost no way to really see what's going to be found inside.
It's easy to see why you couldn't wait for little Joe. The pen looks great and Bob did a good job on the blank too. I'm liking those acrylic blanks too. I'm sure the other will turn out just as nice. Ted