I love it when things go according to plan, even when there isn't so much of a plan as a nostalgia-painted ethereal idea bolstered by some random Google Images action. This older-style, externally braced design isn't intended to replicate any one specific real-life hopper. Rather, it takes inspiration from as many of them as needed to extract something semi-believable out of the very limiting proportions (and color selection) of LEGO parts I had on hand.
I was able to make two of these before running out of 1x2 mod plates. I wouldn't mind having another couple of 'em eventually. For now, though, I'll be turning my attention to something different.