typically when I invest a lot into trying to release a personal project, I lose money because either the interest isn't there or people are unable or unwilling to pay what I have to charge to break even.>
I totally get that, it's unfortunate for a lot of artists, I would hope you would charge more than just break even prices though!
Yes, you did the right thing in waiting on consulting Cave's mgmt. When the time is right, it would be really cool to see what they have to say. I'm sure he would love it, you captured so much of his personality, I don't think it could be done any better, honestly.
If anything changes, please let me know, I have been admiring that bust for the past year now and finally got the nerve to bug you about it.
Wishing you all the best, Cheers, Kara