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Portal Gun Build 1: Shells by twiltye Portal Gun Build 1: Shells by twiltye
**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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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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twiltye 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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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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twiltye Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Cubie-Panda Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
. . . I love you.
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twiltye 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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twiltye 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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