Re: How long is too long, to wait for a model?
Phoenix and Gemini are generally very good with their timing, typically a month or at worse two after their announcements.
I haven't had much dealings with Inflight but JCWings' timing is terrible, they really should not call it (month) releases, but announcement.
It might be a ploy to get collectors to hold back on their procurement with other manufacturers because, and they really do, have quality products and their flaps down editions are amazing, and they know it.
If not, from what you all have been discussing above, could they be made-to-(pre)order?