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I'm modelling an m26 grenade, specifically the top part (pic 1). Ive used the spin tool to extrude and move down the top part of the clip (pic 2) . I want to do the same to the bottom face (pic 3) by using the spin tool and match the way the curve moves inward, however I cant seem to replicate the top spin and am struggling to find the correct orientation for it without causing weird spins to occur... any help?

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I've created the curve going down (A) but want to do the same for the other side (B) on a different angle

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Select the face you want to spin, then use View >> Align View >> Align View to Active. Find the view you need to see along your desired spin axis and spin. You can use a second window to do the selection if necessary.

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An alternative approach to modeling this handle similar to how it was probably manufactured "Stamped":

Start with a flat version spine the two prongs in the front. Add three Loop Cuts where the edges of the side pieces are. CTRL + R

Loop Cuts

In the tail end of the mesh add a bunch of Loop Cuts. I used 30. CTRL + R Mouse wheel to 30.

30 Loop Cuts

Select the following Edges and place the Cursor approximately here and use the Spin Tool ALT + R You can adjust the angle and increments in the Tool Panel (Pressing T toggles the panel on/off).

Spin

Extrude those same edges down a bit E + Z

Extrude Down

Select the following Edge and Extrude down some more E + Z

Extrude

Select the following Edges and Extrude theem down E + Z

Extrude

Hide everything but the following.

Hide

Enable Proportional Editing with a Linear Falloff and scale the bottom Edge inward S + X

Proportional Scale

Select the bottom middle Vertex and change the Falloff to Sphere to create the following shape.

Sphere

Select the back edge and change the Falloff to Sharp and drag down to create this shape G SHFT Y To constrain the movement to the x and z axis.

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Disable Proportional Editing. Change the Pivot Center to the 3D Cursor. Select all of the following and Rotate on the Y axis R Y

Rotate

Final

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the thorough guide Dontwalk and for taking the time to do it! $\endgroup$ – obloquy Mar 16 '18 at 20:53

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