I received my floating elbows from Windrose! Here is what the raw materials looked like.
Straight out of the box.
The elbows came pre-strapped, which may or may not get in the way once they are hooked up to elbow pads. I will leave them on until I figure that part out. Its easier to leave or remove straps than it is to add them back on. Other than that, they are exactly as I expected. Well packaged, clean cut, and free of blemishes. I will start work on the arms fully here in a few days.