Here's a crummy photo of the freshly stained subs. They look a little dull right now, but the color is right, and it'll really pop once it gets that "wet" look from the topcoat. It'll be a little while before they're up and running again, since I'm looking to put 8-9 coats of wipe on poly on these, and I'll only be able to do about one a day. In spite of my amateur staining, I think they should turn out nicely.
Just a note: they don't look as red (or as blurry) in person. I'll do a better job of capturing the color once they're finished.