This past month, a lot has happened. I can't show you it, but I promise it did!
The CAD model progressed quite a bit, and is now something that feels "buildable". I have a slight feeling this is misleading however- the manufacturing process is far different than the design process.
I noticed, there isn't actually anything holding the structure to the base. You'll see it resting on top, with no actual bracket system. An oversight on my part :)