With the exception of not knowing whether the base rim should be white or black I'm ready to call this one finished. The piece came in at almost exactly the four hour mark and I'm happy with the results.
Between this model and the Vindicare I am also finally feeling a real need to upgrade the lighting I use for photos. A great deal of the layering and highlighting is totally lost in the picture. The red looks passable in the photo - but includes five layers before the final highlight that are largely invisible.