Well breaking with my tradition of chronological threads, here is a sneak peak at the final result. The sides are very much hammer finish silver-grey in person. The hand holds were not something I wanted to attempt to make myself. I fold that aluminium myself and it took some planning to get thing right in terms of fit. I toyed with more holes, but there is method to the position and airflow so I didn't play with this. i will post more details later, when I get through the electronics in this thread.