Thanks for all the comments.
The artwork is ‘the great wave’ http://www.andreas.com/hokusai.html and the fat guy on it is just a random photo i took of some artwork i saw while in malaysia last year.
Yeah i know its a tall stick, but picture this, i play on my bed, i sit cross legged and so its he perfect height for me. the next stick i make will be a bit smaller as it would look ab it better and now i know the size of sanwa parts i know how much i can take off the height!
it weighs 6 kilos, not bad!
about the brass, send me a pm, i’ll give you the number of the guy i got it off. unfortunately i dont have time to make sticks for other people, my sticks still cost too much to build for me to sell for prices that are reasonable without me making a loss. i’m just dont have an economy of manufacture going on here.