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I'm wondering what should be the best approach for modeling this specific part:

I was thinking about drawing it in 2D curves then adding some thickness and bending it around the cylinder but it bends quite tricky and I'm not sure how to do it in a best way. Maybe the is some simpler way?

thanks, Piotrek

desired part

progress so far

geometric projections of the part

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You can begin with a cylinder, cut its bottom:

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Give it a Mirror modifier, extrude the bottom:

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Bevel this edge:

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Add some edge loops:

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Cut the holes:

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Give it a Solidify modifier, a Bevel then a Subdivision Surface:

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To do the hole, select 2 faces:

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Inset with i:

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Enable the LoopTools addon and RMB > LoopTools > Circle:

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Then remove the faces to cut off the hole:

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice! Thanks for the advise I'll try that, I'm only worrying how to properly bend the "wings" of this object to be accurate $\endgroup$
    – Piotrek B.
    Mar 6 at 14:40
  • $\begingroup$ Hey, I was also wondering how to cut out those hexagonal holes you did? Did you insert face and use some loop tools for that? i.sstatic.net/jW03q.jpg $\endgroup$
    – Piotrek B.
    Mar 7 at 9:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Piotrek B. I've editd my answer to explain more in detail $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Mar 7 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you soo much for your help! Now I get it! $\endgroup$
    – Piotrek B.
    Mar 7 at 10:01

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