I still expect this project to ship quickly, but want to give a conservative estimate just in case. The factors I considered were extra mold productions, my work schedule (50+ hours and 10 hours driving per week), health, the length of the fulfillment window.
The length of fulfillment window is how long it takes me to start sending the first packages to the time it takes me to send out the last ones (which is shorter during the holidays). This way you don't find them up on ebay before you actually get your own!
You guys can help speed up the process by answering the pledge manager and invoices quickly when you get them. Then I can order all the metal and start packing!
I will admit that pledge managers are annoying and when I have to do one for someone else's kickstarter pledge manager they are a pain and I procrastinate....so don't be like me!
So the 14 month fulfillment date is the date is in place in case Count Von Heribimyre literally has had to dig me out of the grave to fulfill your pledge.