Colt .45 model 1911 frame

this is a part of a larger project, that is the entire handgun, but i decided to do a highly accurate model from the blueprints. long term this will be a fully animated, fully articulated firearm. i am trying to model this as close to the original specifications as possible, which means it takes forever. the frame alone took me about 16 hours of work. hopefully i can keep it up to finish the rest of it.

model is approximately 3150 polygons, including some very hideous “beauty” filling on the sides with all the holes

with subsurfing, it’s pushing 50k polys

comments and crits welcome

you can see some work in progress shots at: