I agree. After re-watching "Wink of an Eye" in particular and seeing it with the lids, I'm much keener on this prop. Those containers are essentially big TOS hypo vials without the lids glued.
I would love to do lids! I'll add those to the model next.
How do you guys feel about the overall sizing and proportions? I think I should maybe order some acrylic tube to hold in my hand first before committing to the dimensions, since everything is based on that.
If everyone thinks the sizing looks pretty good at this point, I could also probably do a cheap mock-up using laser-cut MDF and some dowels before we move on to more expensive fabrication techniques. It's really hard when we're just guessing sizes by eye, and I tend to obsess about sizes being even slightly off, so it's always good to see some sizes and proportions in real life.