I was looking for something retro-futuristic, that was quirky, but functional overall.
Some atennas that do something like change the volume would be cool.
ExcerciseBefore I started, I made a small cube to get some practice with my equipment.
- The tape I was using to assemble it while the glue dried was a bit strong, and rips the top layer of paper when I take it off, so it’d be smart to apply it to my shirt a couple times before using them on the model.
- I really need a new knife.
(and so I got one)
I created what I had thought was a spot-on 2D rendering for my design.
Turns out my spatial reasoning skills could use some training.
After a bit of figuring, I managed to measure the correct sides and put all the pieces together.
Ehhh.... could be done better. it was pretty difficult to keep this together to glue, and I realized the center body could easily just be one piece. So I did just that.
the top and sides
The bottom and ends
Looking nice! I let the glue set and came back to remove the tape.
Some of the gaps between the body and the ends were a bit larger than I’d like, next time I’ll measure the rabbet cuts more closely.
Also, I either need to really make sure I’m applying the tape to my shirt, or just get a different, less aggressive tape.