Considering the German molds are either in production/completed, and the US sculpts are half (or more) done, I don’t think we’re looking at a period of a year myself. But it may be, because as we all know, delays are inevitable (sadly).
So then there are still British, USSR, Japan, molds which we have no reason to suspect are at any significant milestone, then the special set with aa guns, bases, etc. Plus there’s China & France (and anzac, if it has any unique pieces). Everytime a sculpt needs to be revised, it seems to me that that’s at least a month to sort any changes, then the molds need to be made (and hopefully not remade as in Italy’s case) and then trial pieces for approval…. and THEN production of the units.
Yeah, I’m all for this project, but I think it’s naive to think it will be done in a year from now (or even a year from Italy release) and I would rather be conservative and continue to guess “well over a year” than suggest “soon soon, hardly any time at all”, and see people take that as gospel and get frustrated with the timetable.
Excellent points. I did not think about the sheer number of sets to go still (I’m still stuck on AA50 with just 6 sets, so 1/2 way there!).
And, as FMG is saying, no more dates. They come when the come. Too many people get upset and on the warpath if you give them a possible timeline.