As I have the overall shape and component placement now fixed, it’s time to check that my vision about the look can be implemented.
As I have 0.8mm thick aluminium sheet and 3mm thick acrylic sheet handy, I chose to make the second scale model to 1:2.5 scale. This way the effective thickness of the aluminium matches the 2mm I have planned for the final product and acrylic thickness simulates closely enough the planned 8-10mm full scale thickness.
Especially in bending to concave shapes scale is fairly important. As with the first version it proved out to be fairly difficult, I try now to tackle that risk early on.
Enough talk, here are the images:
As it’s already quite late, I decided to leave rest of the hammering, filing and dremeling to tomorrow. The finish of the edges leaves lot to be desired, but perfection of the finish is not the point of this model. The point is to verify that the materials and shapes I have planned work together so that I can produce the same shape with same materials in full scale.