Bodywork Taking Shape

Woah!  It’s been a month since my last post!  I don’t have anything complete to show but I have made a bit of progress in a few areas of the design.

Lately, I’ve been working a lot on the bodywork and styling for the TT1.  I’m definitely not an expert at 3D surface modeling in CAD so there has been a bit of a learning curve in being able to translate what I have in my head to the computer.  I’m starting to pick it up but it’s still very time-consuming.  Here is what it looks like so far:

bodywork_1

bodywork_2

bodywork_3

Obviously, I still have a lot to finish up but it is starting to take shape and look somewhat how I have been imagining it.  The idea going forward is to make the blue panels (my daughter was excited to help me choose the color) more curvy and “flowing” and the black panels (possibly bare carbon fiber if I can make it look good enough) more angular and look more “shrinkwrapped” to the structure underneath.

As I really got into the bodywork, it became clear that I needed to change so much of the frame that it was better to start a whole new frame.  So now I am on the 9th iteration of the frame design.  There are still a lot of details to finalize but I really feel like this will be the last frame design I need to start from scratch (although, I thought that about the last one, too).

frame_1

I’m really hoping to be able to show off some more finished bodywork designs soon (hopefully less than a month this time).  Thanks for reading.

  • Mickey Oswald
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