The ball is officially rolling..
Just wanted to say, we are on our way(!).. albeit a little later than expected.
I sent the wire transfer to the vendor yesterday (half payment to be paid in advance.) As I mentioned in the body of my project, I have worked with this vendor on several projects over the course of more than a decade. So we can all rest assured that this project is in good hands. He has also confirmed that all of my paintmasters and tooling masters are received. (That is a relief.) It did take a little longer than expected to prepare the turnover materials. And the factories have been closed for the past two weeks due to Chinese New Year. So already we are a bit behind schedule. But I hope you will all agree that getting all the details right is more important. (We are now looking at a September date of delivery - my apologies.)
On a side note: I recently had a successful trip to L.A.'s Garment District, where I found a BEAUTIFUL magenta spandex for the "Blonde Bomshell" statues, among other things. While in L.A. I also met with some colleagues regarding future projects... but (stay focused) now that the samples are off. Time to attack all the Custom requests(!)