I would be using Mike Nelson's (mikenelson1982) plans, and I took advantage of all the hard work 910dohead and his team at Southland GB did with their build. Without them, this wouldn't be possible. Many, many thanks and praise to them for their efforts as I primarily used their build thread as a guide in building mine.
We aren't targeting accuracy like Southland is. We just want something that looks the part. We'll build accuracy where we can, but we'll find alternatives in places where we can't make accuracy happen, and also do what we can in the time we have to work with, which is a little over a month.
The first thing we did as a team. Most of the rest of the build I took on myself, drawing a little help from a friend nearby on occasion. We built the frame (way back in February 2021) and it sat there until I picked it up to finish in August. Nothing worse than an incomplete prop nagging you every time you walk by it, eh?
The next thing to build is the curved box on the bottom of the containment unit.
And covered them with MDF and project board.
And then, I planned to bolt that bottom half to the main unit.
To be continued...