This object, sitting on top of the lid, was one of the first challenges I had and turned out very much like the reference photo
First post and a milestone in my effort to give back to a community which has given so much to me this past year.
I first downloaded Blender in May of 2011 and was overwhelmed by the UI as I have found is common with new users. This quickly became a non issue as I purchased books and watched tutorials at CG Cookie and Blender Guru.
What I was not expecting was how great the user community is and their love of the program, their art and willingness to help old farts like me.
I will be using this site to document my continuing adventure in 3DCG, specifically with Blender via written and video tutorials as my proficiency increases.
Talk to you soon,