I missed some of these posts while I was away last month.
That mast is coming along nicely! Excellent detail work with all the little hand rungs. Looks like tedious effort, but the end result looks great!
Are you crafting the cage from scratch? That must take forever! It reminds me of little wooden "cricket cages" that used to be seen in gift shops. Of course, I haven't seen one since I was a kid, so maybe they're not so easy to find anymore.
The "Quint" figure looks just like him! Fantastic kitbash!