It looks great Eggy (I am sure I had exactly that model myself )
Is it me or is there something wrong with the grille? It could be an Escher type illusion. It looks to me like the cut away is on the top of the grille and not in the recesses. As I said it could be me.
Actually the top 'creme colored' part of the deck is in one part.
Its a bit hard to explain but I did extrude the ribs from the top plane, so far so good.
To cut out the circle you need to place a circle shape above that part (and go to top view) and with some mumbo jumbo Blender trick (knife project) you cut out your circle, actually you select the faces you want to delete.
For some reason (I'm new in Blender) I could only delete the top parts of the grille and not the recesses parts. :question:
I was busy for hours with that problem until I gave up...
For today I had enough Blender and maybe (my interesse in this project is fading...) I'll correct that flaw by cutting out the grille part and try doing it the right way!
Thanks for the explanation - I have been following along with a few blender tutorials - so I understand a bit (and I do mean a bit) of what you said. Unlike you I haven't started to create my own objects - except for some very basis ones. I have a bit of time off over the next few days so as well as some work clearing the garden I intend trying some blender stuff myself.
I don't know why but I have in my head trying to recreate a Tin Bath from scratch - I think it will give me the chance to play with some basic meshes and some textures and bump maps, as well as perhaps adding things like handles and rivets! If I get round to doing it I will post here.
I mean it when I say that your progress has been a bit of an inspiration - so many thanks for posting.
Actually I liked the first version more too but I messed up the way I discribed.
Knife project is a way to project a shape, flat or 3D onto a 3D shape in 'top view mode' (What you see is what you get).
It doesn't matter what shape it is projected on and depending on that shape and mesh it selects 'faces' you can delete or push back or extrude.
In a case you want to punch a hole through a cube you'll have to repeat the action.
In some cases I managed to project a 3D object onto another 3D object so that is possible although in other tries I could not perform the operation while doing exactly the same actions.
No need to say I still have a lot to learn.
I don't want to go too fast neighter but advance slowly and learn from each action.
I'm not familiar with the boolean operation but something like this exists in Blender.
I don't have to say I didn't used all the options in Blender, yet...
Everything is already said about your new "Tape Player" job.
Excellent work of you again Lambert, it looks crisp and new like 40 years ago.
I like how you solved the problem about the "Escher Illusion". The new version is spot on, I really like how it turned out!