I have just had a look at how the printing is going. We are on track, the estimated shipping date is the 24th October (USA time) and there is only a few more pieces to go. With any luck they will be shipped today or tomorrow. The pieces will take no longer than 9 days to arrive so that will leave me with atleast a whole week to put the hand together which should be plenty of time.
Here are some screenshots of the update from shapeways.