For a more thorough update please see the previous post (below).
The factory is still working on adjusting the key molds – I am frustrated by these delays too but will only accept parts that meet my high quality control standards and function as well as the originals.
In the mean time, all the other first run parts appear to be finished! I am expecting them to ship everything out except the keys in the coming days.
When these first-run parts arrive I will examine each part and if it is all good, production will start on the remaining parts! (Top/bottom inner assemblies, springs, hard anodized compact cases, keys, boxes, and inner/outside foam).
The factory expects production and assembly to take 2-3 months, and then these will all ship from China to me for final testing and shipping (generally) in sequence of when you placed your order.
Here are the first run compact cases – please note that these colors are not accurate and are not representative of what anyone will get:
Here is the new batch of finished springs: