I started off with a Jairus print on a .125" sheet of black styrene
Built a nixxie shelf out of scrap galvanized steel
Fit and attached the shelf to the bored (not shown in this pic lol)
Made faux nixxie tubes out of mechanical pencil shafts
Purchased a few part kits from Spongeface (thanks Doug).
This is where I messed up and learned from my mistakes. Granted this is just a prop, I'm still smacking my forehead over it. Anyway, I do not (obviously) have any solder ports so I resorted to glue. Super glue was a HORRIBLE!!! idea as it left a residue on the board. So I moved onto hot glue. I can deal with that... AND THEN I tried putting some "silver chrome" enamel paint in the ports to produce a faux solder. Again, HORRIBLE!!! idea. I'll never do that again. You can see the mess on the left side that it created
Also, the gold pins on the bottom left (right side) are all crooked as I messed up in the gluing process. Those are since fixed.
So, I've learned from those mistakes (as you can see the mess). Suck it up, Buttercup, and move on
Painted the nixxie shelf. Created a daughter board out of styrene
Added the faux paths, solder ports, and clear coated the daughter board
Painted some of the capacitors and resistors for the daughter board with acrylic paint. I have a ton more to collect and paint
Wired up a rudimentary LED setup using a recycled LED flashlight board that has *TAHDAH* 9 LED slots. Some are dim due to nearly dead batteries
Attached all of the amazingly cut plastic pieces (again, from Spongeface). Added most of the stickers and rub-ons and made a CRAPPY pillow. Slid the LEDs into the faux nixxies and did a test. I especially like the error box (provided by Spongeface)
Last night, I attached the pillow rub-on. Made my crappy creation look pretty decent. I still need to attach the shaving cord, finish the faux nixxie wires, and complete the daughter board. This is my kind of cosplay!!!
So, this is where I'm at!!! If you have any questions, please fire away!
On down the road, I seriously CANNOT wait to purchase a full setup from Doug. Yeah buddy...