This is the first time I have done this, get a mini cast up, and just the thought of sending it overseas has me concerned until I learn it has has arrived safely. Then there is the possibility that there may be problems in casting (but then the casters are very well regarded in the industry, so I am sure there will be no problems there). Worries all around then!
Finally there will. be getting the thing back to the UK (or at least 25 copies).
Despite my anxiety, I cannot wait to get 'Doc Cosmos' in hand and ready to paint, and copies into the hands of a few friends.