My name is McKinlay. I work in the model shop at Laika Studios. I've been a professional model maker for 10 years or so and have been at Laika for four. I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread, but I thought I'd give a wave in a couple different sections.
I enjoy helping others out, so feel free to ask me any questions about making models or props. Can't talk too much about things going on at Laika, but I have plenty of other knowledge to share.
I'm also writing an ebook about model making for stop motion, and so may ask some feedback from anyone interested in giving it at some point.
P.S. Since a few people have expressed interested, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like me to let you know when the ebook will be available for purchase. It'll be a few months. I'll give a free copy to the first handful of people who want on the list, in exchange for your initial thoughts and opinions. :)