So, I'm sure if you posted progress on this project, say, daily, we wouldn't get sick of hearing from you. Post as much as you want and we'll just eat it up, I assure you.
In fact, I'd love to help if there's any way I can. Sounds like you're building this thing at a similar scale to most table-top wargames (maybe even just a skoshe bigger). I have a lot of experience with that scale, so if there's some way I could be of assistance, I'd love to help...
I live on the other end of the continent from you, but who knows, by the time this thing is far enough along... maybe I'd be in a position to take a trip to Montreal and see it in person. Now that
would a worthwhile trip!