blenditall, I appreciate your sense of humor, I really do.
Eion, there’s a lot of layers to this suggestion, aside from the obvious humor.
Most beginners begin with swords as their first “real” project. Don’t know why, but there seems to be some kind of major attraction. Maybe they all play Dungeons and Dragons. I thought to steer you away from the cliche sword model, yet still suggest something death-dealing, bloody and violent, in case that is the attraction to swords.
The project can be as simple or as complex as you wish to make it. There are organic and non organic parts to it, it has a variety of shapes and materials. You could make a cartoon version fairly easily, a photorealistic version would keep you busy learning Blender for a while.
Finally, there’s some historical precedent. Andy Wyath, the great painter, started his artistic career (at like age five or six) by asking his father (also an artist) for something to draw. His father rummaged through his collection of props and came up with a similar pistol. Young Andrew spent the first year of his highly successful artistic career making drawing after drawing of that pistol, each time learning more and more about his craft. I thought to set you off on a similarly successful artistic path.
So, there you have it. A gift, from me to you. Take it or leave it, up to you.
Also, here is an outstanding house building tutorial. Many real estate agents publish plans of their latest developments. Just google “floor plans” you’ll have more than you need.
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