As I often do I mocked up the various bits and pieces of the TV surround as soon as they came off the MultiCam. Everything was routed from 30 lb Precision Board. I had also cut a 1" thick back piece that fit snugly around the TV. The front surround will fit over the face of the TV about 3/8" or so. The gages are cut in two pieces and will have a red LED inside to give them a neat glow.
A friend of mine, Shawn Cherewick, phoned me today offering a cool way to have bubbles suspended in the green, glowing 'liquid' which will partially fill the tube. He suggested a special wax jell which we will heat, color and then pour into the tube. A green LED in the bottom will provide the glow. I'll be looking for those supplies tomorrow.
I glued up all the bits today, leaving them to cure over night. Tomorrow we will start in on paint and the detailing. I can hardly wait to fit it into place around the TV. Stay tuned...