The next scary part is to cut out the pickup holes. There’s no going back from this, so make sure they are marked out in the absolutely correct location, then check the location, measure again, panic, and then think about breaking out the router.
No photos of the process since I was slightly busy, but the results look pretty good. The green areas you can see in the photo below are where I got through to the pre-cut channel through the body. This is where the pickup and switch wiring will run.
The whole body is looking good, and starting to resemble a Les Paul a little more now. There’s some grain filler drying on the body, but a bit of sanding this weekend will sort it out.