I remodeled it a bit. Wasn’t that careful with it so the result is not very good, just put it together to suggest topology for that part.
I started with Google image search and Gimp
Took a photo as a reference to see the form and drew some guides to figure out where to direct the face flows. I didn’t draw as much as shown here, did this to answer.
- I first put vertices/edges that I absolutely need and some other lines to show the edges
- Then continued to connect those and see where the poles would go (poles are vertices with 3, 5, or more than 5 edges connected to them) so that they don’t cause troubles with the subdivision surface
- That way there are necessary flows to define edges to the form and their supporting edge loops (colored flows). Also flows to add more geometry to get more evenly sized faces or more square faces, if needed (green dots)
Then I modeled that to give the example, enabled subdivision surface modifier that had 0 level and set smooth shading to the whole object