To answer some questions in prior posts here I go.
So there's no confusion about the name of the part, this is what we
would be making http://tinyurl.com/bu4n4zm
I have been in touch with the original artist Phillip Grear who says for
sure the plates are gone for good. I take him at his word and didnt
question them. New plates need to be made and he says he can do them but
attached a very hefty price tag to them. There is also a realtively new
process I've found through a company who says they can do this. Once we
get a little further with this Ill get some samples from them. I also
visited a company in PHX when I lived there that does this type of work
and seen samples in person. But it was quite pricey to do. We want to
target $200 and not go above it. That's the goal.
I have a spotless track record of preorders. Have done at least one a
year since 2000. If the project doesnt move forward for any reason all
monies are immediately refunded. Obviously the major benefit is to
reduce potential cash risks. If we have to make 500 we need to sell
approx 250 to break even. We wouldnt be asking for anything near that.
So we wouldnt be asking for a risk-free project. I would think 50
preorders would be a good number to shoot for. I asked for 50 FH decal
sets when that was my first pin project and we got almost 200! I wont be
a part of this without some type of preorder. Ive had too many money
losing projects over the years that Ive had to dump. These projects were
the type where people said biuld it and I will buy it, which of course
didnt happen. I also have preorder projects where I still lost my
behind. Btw, Im not SEARS.
I will talk to Rick about the speaker panels. I think these should be
done quickly and without a preorder.