Okay I have settled on a elegant and cheap solution to making the High Voltage.
If you want to follow a long you will need to buy one each of these items.
2SD2599 or equivalent Hot transistor. Most of the newer hot transistors will work. (I used one out of a 13" TV)
One of these SMPS.
This flyback is the one I settled on because it is cheap and available.
555 timer, A few fast switching diodes (UF4007), 2n2222, some resistors, capacitors and misc. Most stuff any good parts bin will have.
Some of you might ask why did you not use a WG6100 or Amplifone flyback. The answer is simply because it was cheaper to use the above components. The WG and Amplifone flybacks are $40 or so each (I even asked about price breaks). All the parts to build the version I made should be less than that to build with all new parts. I was thinking about designing a pcb with a SMPS for B+ when I found that the Chinese already built one for less than $10.
Stay tuned for lots of updates and in the mean time collect up some parts.