This is a small personal project to brush up on some hard surface industrial design modeling. With this I wanted to do something a little different with my workflow and that was to model something mechanical without knowing what it would be in the end. I often sketch out ideas before doing anything and that goes for everything from simple banner ads to full 3D projects. This is what I ended up with. To be honest towards the middle I had a general idea that it was going to look like a microscope and I did have to give in and sketch out some ideas for the base.