This is a great idea. The thing that throws off the model I built was the poorly proportioned top and its fit. Swap in something else and you've got a real attention getter because, as Randy shows, the other simple details are good.
My first job ever was at a camera/photofinishing store. The modern incarnation of that store only just recently quit selling film. Kodak still makes select 35mm roll film. It may be getting harder to buy walk-in film and processing, but the product and service is still being offered. NPR did a story about editing digital photos on the fly eliminates the junk photos you used to keep when your whole roll got developed. In those throw-aways were often treasured glimpses of things you didn't intend to shoot or had no value to you at the time, but later becomes more interesting. Since they were hard copies they sat with the rest of your pack for decades. Digital allows us to trash them as fast as we shoot them.
Glad to see you're not derailed by the unfaithful. The kit does have, shall we say, personality. But some of its details are lovely and I enjoyed building mine. Though I don't enter it in contests, I do display it and it's always a popular conversation starter. Gotta go with Ace in saying there's a lot of custom potential.
Lovely photo. GF and I drove an hour into MN lakes country and sat on the upper deck of a woodsy, rural supper club, sat close, sipped wine and watched it unfold for 2-hours. Clouds cleared just in time. Everyone on that deck was there for watching. Later, GF insisted we find a dark road with no visible lights to fully view the sky. Add this to the list of pleasant memories.