I'm a bit busy for the next month (kids birthday preparations), but after that I plan to make a case using my CNC machine. The plan is to build it out of wood, white maple for the base, and walnut for the top-front, with a design and colouring similar to the 800XL.
I'm going to diverge slightly from the XL design by placing the joysticks on the front, similar to the above, and off to the left of them I'll place the CF card reader slot for the XEL-CF-][. I'm also planning on using metalphoto for the Aluminium strip with the Atari logo and a nice printed 1088XEL moniker. I'll use the same for the backplane to get the printed text next to the various openings.
I think the cartridge port ought to be off to the left side, and recessed using a tunnel, and I'm planning on adding an STM micro to do double duty as a second PS2 keyboard input (to handle the START, RESET,...) keys on the front panel (the same orientation as the 800XL) as well as to provide a SPI-based mini-D port to a 1090 PBI expansion case (see my comments on the other thread for more details).
So, all this will start to take shape around March, but thought I'd throw it out there :)
Edited by Spaced Cowboy, Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:02 PM.