I also had a rethink about the through hole parts. I found an equivalent smd cap to the big green cap off to the left in coles photo and bought some in. This should tidy it up quite a lot. Will maybe do similar with the other orange cap as they can be soldered with one end to the board and then adjoining wires can be lower and tidier. I think the zener can be done neatly enough as a through hole part. Just a massive shame that it really would benefit from a redesign to get it too use smd parts out of the gate.
I will try this stuff out on the future brain boards and if beta testers want to swap and are prepared to pay postage (to and fro) then I can do this for them (although its probably totally unnecessary and personally if it were me I wouldn't bother)
green rectangle is 100nf 100v cap ac
red rectangle (on end tombstoning) is 4.7nf 100v Cr
grey rectangle is smd resistor 47kohm
black line is wire to the pad required.
Other thing is the zener already shown.
I think this will be a lot neater without requiring a redesign of the board.
Distributing "Lebowski" FOC Controller PCB (Through hole) since 2016
Moped: Emax 110s 2009