I'm tasked with creating a scale model of a truck cab. It doesn't have to perfectly match the real world part, but should be similar. Likewise, it needs to be designed such that a typical sheet metal shop will be able to manufacture from the flat patterns that I provide. I'm hoping to gain some knowledge and get a better understanding of how best to approach this project. It's a real world deliverable, and I want the customer to be impressed. Many thanks in advance!
To be clear, I am struggling with the various sheet metal tools. Adding rips and bend lines seems like a futile task at this juncture.