...[S]hots of the buck I made for forming the acrylic shell, to be used on the vac table:
In order to make the case cover, I needed to build a special vacuum-forming table to bend the Plexiglas sheet over the complex curves.
Fitting the slim line slot-loading DVD drive in the wing:
I went with the older blue/gray United color scheme because that is what my dad would relate more to, rather than their newer white/blue livery. Luckily, I was able to get the exact Dupont color codes for an exact match.