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Portal Gun Build 1: Shells by amserpand Portal Gun Build 1: Shells by amserpand
**LINKS**
Volpin V1: [link] *Best portal gun I know. Don't try to follow this unless you have the materials, tools, money, and skillset, as this is pretty much a professional go at the portal gun.
Volpin V2: [link]
JeremiahJW: [link] Basically a slightly cheaper version of Volpin's, using papier mache rather than plastic.
~chanced1: [link] Using only papier mache and cardboard. Other WIPS in gallery.

Cost of materials in this part:
Wireform mesh: $8.99
Cardboard: free

Total cost of materials:
TBA

So yeah, I'm building a portal gun. This is about two days of work after school and whatnot. There will be more parts--next I'm going to put on the papier mache and *maybe* get started on the barrel.

Part 1 -here-
Part 2 [link]
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:iconheartlessinu:
HeartlessInu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting... I just might have a go at this.
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funkyduckyaisha Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This is really to me, who wants to make a portal gun as well, but would you mind posting the measurements? Thanks :3
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amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Sure, I can post mine but everyone seems to make theirs based on a different size.

In my math, the portal gun (from the tip of the barrel to the back--not including the claws) is 40 cm in length. The back shell template was 21 cm in length and 12.2 cm in height, approximately. The front was 15.6 cm by 10 cm. The thing is that since I used the template to make the armature, the outer surface of my shells exceeds the measurements.
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Daftmau5Fan000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
What was the size of the oval shape for the back of the shell? Im talking about the sides
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:iconfunkyduckyaisha:
funkyduckyaisha Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thanks a lot! I was planning to make mine papier-mache too, so this is super helpful.
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconcubie-panda:
Cubie-Panda Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
. . . I love you.
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Student General Artist
love you too, stranger. XD Glad to help.
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greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I commend you for putting up this tutorial! Its definitely one of the best and most detailed paper mache ones I have seen around!
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! To be entirely honest it's more like WIP shots with commentary, because I'm bad at deciding what not to put in. XD
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:icongreenzaku:
greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I think its better to be extremely detailed than to omit information that might seem obvious to you but cause mistakes when someone else tries to follow. :)
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Well that's good. I have a tendency to ramble anyways when I'm talking about deviations, so I suppose it's put to good use.

First tutorial ever: I suppose it's a success?
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:icongreenzaku:
greenzaku Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Can't wait for Part 3.
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
It'll probably be up in the next few days.

Most likely concerning making the paper mache all smooth for the paint and all.
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snowydream Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Writer
the question is: can you get yours to work? :3
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:iconamserpand:
amserpand Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student General Artist
a) This is not the functional part.
b) My black-hole miniatureizing technology is not quite up to par with that of the actual Aperture Science, and therefore it is difficult to fit the black hole into the device so as to cause the dimension ripping the portal gun is good for. In other words, no, I cannot get it to work.
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snowydream Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Writer
Oh well. I at least know that I could made a combustible lemon launcher probably work. Then I could burn down someone's house. with the lemons. naw...I'll just settle with making a companion cube and carrying it with me everywhere! (dude! I should seriously make a plush companion cube! that would be so awesome!!!!!! summer project here I come!)
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snowydream Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Writer
"some sort of goggles might be a good idea." lol.
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LavosPrime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
YAY <3
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