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How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

Simone Piccioni

This post has little tutorial because they lack many passages difficult to explain when the model is complex to implement and especially because everyone has their own technique, but may give you some ideas.

First I tried a good image in the network blueprint, after uploading it to Sketchup and designed the contours of the body, I started to model starting from the front wheel arches. Personally I like a lot of eye shape and helped with some photos found on the net.

After finishing the bodywork I used the plugin "Subdivide and Smooth" and to round it to check for any inaccuracy.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

At this point I began to shape the bonnet then I created all around a rim bent inwards to give it thickness , in this way, when it is placed on the body , the effect is better.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

It 's time the bonnet and the parts that compose it.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

Missing doors that I modeled roughly on the inside.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

They could not miss the glass with their seals,

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

and the bumper with headlights and the Fiat logo in the center.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

This is the floor with the wheels and the rear seat. Even in this case, the rear seat is quite approximate because that is what you should see less then it is useless to burden the model.

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

But this car without seats and steering wheel does not go anywhere!

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

So taking a cue from other photos found on the net I started modeling the steering wheel, odometer and instrument panel complete with ashtrays and buttons.

Even in this case, to round off, I used the plugin "Subdivide and smooth".

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup
How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

I put together all the pieces and ...

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup
How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup

my Fiat 500 ... it's over!

How to model a Fiat Car 500 with Sketchup
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