Im in the business so i have to tell you its not that quick … I know we all want this and some (not me) feel greivuously wronged by DeAgostini … but lets be realistic.
Pattern making – 1 weeks CAD
Tooling models – 1.5 to 2 weeks
Tool start – basic tooling on anything is 70 -90 days … thats for any component thats injection moulded.
Then you have 1st EP (first tool shots)… thats another 2 weeks
Then 2nd EP … final shots assuming all is well … another 2 weeks
then you have to transfer the tool to the factory AND hope you get a production slot …. factory try and run full on as much as possible
then you have to start ramping up for production .. so thats X number of sprues or components per week ….
… and all thatches without bagging, inspection and boxing up …. given the number of kits sold thats no small beans
then you have
Shipping (3.5 weeks on a fast boat depending on where its going) or airfreight but thats expensive)
Docks including customs
warehousing and dispatch.
minimum 5 months …. and thats assuming everything goes well all the way down the line and they can get a toolmaker and factory slot …
So to be clear this isn’t going to happen fast … I’d say give the guys a break ..i’m pretty sure they will come through for us … and let us know when the parts will dispatch