The inner bottom, with wiring for LED lights installed..
Fitting the main parts of the case together. The trim on the bottom is attached securely to the plexiglass sides..
The interior lights for the case connect to a plug in the base and the LED lights in the model connect to another plug that goes through a hole in the interior base. That way when the case needs to be taken apart, the plugs can be unhooked.
Almost done. The bottom (the part that the model sits on inside the case) is held to the plexiglass sides by four brass pegs that are put through holes that go through the bottom trim and into aligning holes in the case bottom. I came up with this design myself, and it makes for a very, very sturdy display case.
Thank you! One of the things with big sheets of plexiglass like this is that for most people it is hard to cut square and accurately with the tools they own. So, for my case I cheated and ordered 5 pieces already cut to size and they came exactly how I needed them. If anyone does this they will have to be sure to think about how the pieces are to overlap at the corners.