Chalk that one up to pure luck. After all the hell I went through with that, I'm really surprised it looks like it does. It's still not perfect if you're right on top of it and you're especially critiquing it (really, I'm not hung up over this, I don't care) but from playing distance, it looks juuuuust fine. I really wish I had polished metal parts while it was all disassembled. Some of them are.... Not great.
Also not really liking a lot of the pictures I took thus far.. Hopefully I can muddle my way through