When I was first building my Jango I was excited to see all of the interest threads on everything from boots, to gloves, to Westars and beyond. Many times I thought about signing up but began to further research the archives and see that the interesting thing about "interest" threads are that every one I've seen has gone nowhere!
The story is often the same. A guy knows a guy who is ready to produce en masse the movie accurate costume part of your dreams. It's just dissapointing to read that a sure fire maker, suddenly dropped off the map. I really feel for the poor souls who have invested capital up front only to wait months and years with no item ever coming to them.
I guess the point here is that if a member on this board really has lined up a maker for a particular part it would seem that the best approach would be to get that item made first. After it has met specs, price and delivery terms then offer it in the public forums.
I'm also aware that generating interest gets the price lowered and coaxes the maker to get busy as the financial payoff is greater with volume. I'm just curious if anyone has ever seen one of these mass ventures actually work out on time, in budget and the item delivered as ordered?
This thread isn't being posted to focus on any particular "interest" thread. It's just a general observation from a TDH member who is dreaming of the movie accurate machined Westars, fabricated boots, leather gloves and other greeblies that continue to be lost in the interest thread universe.