Should this be built any of these ways?: Ill say right now I do not have much experience with organic shapes or complex shape modeling. I have Lobard's book its nice. but does not really cover me on best way to do this.
1) Solid Extrude with cut extrude, camphers, filets, and solid extrudes added as well
2) Lofted with a series of sketchs to act as guid curve and profiles. (From left to right)
3) Made with surfaces and then surfaces thickened
4) The use of strech and deform to 1) above to replace cuts and extra extrudes?
5) OTHER or which combinations of above.
This body has a couple things about it too, it must have a draft for a mold, it must have shape that will avoid things like stearing mechanisms below it. The client wants this to be a blow mold. similar to a plastic sled, this means it has a seem, a mold, a draft, and it is hollow, but completely sealed, if a hole goes through the part the hole has to be like that in a donut (that is sealed on the walls).
The part in this picture is made with a solid and many cuts going from different planes, it is difficult to modify, the client may ask for changes to the model. I need it fairly easy to modify or is that hoping for too much?
Last question how many hours would you budget, and what price for a decent model not counting mold. This is for proto-type level manufacture.
This is just a crude start, holding off until I know going in the best direction.