Your post above reminded me of a similar post I made back in 2018 when I decided to get back into modelling and had no concept of PE bendy metal.
I plumbed for a cheap "Metal Earth" project involving shaping and fixing steel without solder or super glue and is good practice for bending to the right angles.
Here's the result:
Looking back down this end of the thread a hell of a lot of your pics are missing.......I also note that some of the regular contributors back in 2018 haven't posted for some time.
My problem is that I'm on a Chromebook and can't seem to get my Samsung A30 to upload pictures. I might have to bite the bullet and use my phone direct.Of course, you could of just uploaded them to this site