For the most part, putting these kits together is like building legos, I ordered all the parts from Jameco and waited patiently for them to arrive. I did all the careful stuff like heat sinking my transistors as I soldered them and so on.
I used those chip saddle things to be safe.
As you can see in this picture, I didn't have any 43k resistors--so I made some by twister 2 resistors together.
I got creative with mounting the circuit board. usually I mount the board parallel with the panal--with a couple of stand-off screws but this board was wider then the ones I use for my DIY stuff. I decided to use that piece of walnut as a bracket--it also stiffened the panel up, which was nice.
Next up, I'm gonna redo my Ring Modulator module and build a slightly more complex mixer circuit.