This prop design and highpoly was modeled by a friend of mine, Nathan Buczkowski, who let me demo on it for the purpose of teaching students. This series is a WIP and will wrapped up with a texturing tutorial in the near future.
Above is the lowpoly chapter of the series. I show tri for tri how I get to a workable lowpoly ready for unwrapping and projection.
Above is the unwrapping chapter of the series. I show and explain some techniques targeted at beginners for unwrapping the lowpoly that was created in the previous chapter.