This was one of my first jumps into modeling real world objects.
I didn’t have a camera, so I worked out the shape and proportions in my head. I’m not really sure how to work out the lighting to make the black surface look more real, especially around the knobs on the front. I probably could get some good results out of yafray using reflection blur and a surrounding setting. But tweaking settings in xml and long test renders could make it a little tricky. Plus I don’t have much experience with yafray.