That’s some nice work raja. Version 1 is perfection - what I’d want to create. Version 2 more closely matches what’s actually existing. At this point I’m wanting to develop this aspect of design before I go on to making my own creations. Your solution for v2 is nice and simple. I’m bent on complicating things at this point despite myself. But I think you’ll agree the form is rather complex. Not only are the sides not verticle, but the edges pinch in slightly in relation to the mouning holes on the portal union. The there is adding in the central wedge-like form the blends so smoothly into all of it. The form also has a bulging with a sharp ridgeline that blends into the portal plate on either side. On the whole its a very beautiful/scupltural piece. Thanks for taking some time on this, it’s a great help.
Also, I remeber watching that tutorial some time ago and of course forgeting about mostly because at that point I couldn’t appreciate as well as I can now.