So the unboxing video from Sweets for the new V21 Custom series just dropped. During the video Sweets himself said that their V series customs will now be painted overseas at the Honrui factory but will still be cushion cleared at the Sweets Shop. This tracks with what I heard from Christian Fraser the day after NAKO (he also mentioned that they will only be doing cushion clear iirc). What do you guys think about Sweets no longer painting the tamas themselves in house. On one hand it lets them be more creative with the tama designs (the V21s being a prime example) and they have been short handed on painters from what I’ve heard so this seems like a natural move for them to make. On the other hand, them painting their own damas (at the very least limited run customs and HGs) in their own shop did set them apart from other well known brands, though they will still be cushion clearing in house as mentioned above.