I wanted to update you all on the progress of Legendary Monsters and thank you all for "hanging in" there.
The fabricator dropped off the 3rd and final version of the Chupacabra. The material is stronger, his stance has been balanced and the joints are tighter and move better.
In addition, the Jersey Devil's wings and legs have been redesigned to function and fold behind him. I am waiting on him to bring the models over. For now, I'e been sent these drawing that depict what has been changed.
Mothman's wings requite a pass as well. The will fold together behind and open like a fan.
Many of you want to know what is taking so long. It's really based on that hand done nature of this project which makes it very different from using factories in China. The factory route is not an option currently because the number of figures does not meet the minimum which is 1-2,000 per figure type. Right now, each creature is engineered by hand, the molds are hand constructed with each figure being hand poured. After the pieces set, which takes 6 days, they are removed and cleaned. The figure is then hand assembled, then hand painted. And this is all done in in the United States.
I'm hoping to change this by looking for an assistant or two for the fabricator. He is just one man and if I can find 1 or 2 others to assist pouring and cleaning, then he can focus on the engineering of joints and mold making aspects of the figures. He has years of training in this area but others can be trained to pour, clean and assemble. I will still be handling the painting aspects myself.
This will be an out-of-pocket expense, but worth it to finish the figures at a faster rate.
I have other figures and would love to see those released as well (Series II) but I will not be pursuing that path until a faster production method is found.
I thank you again.