Portal Gun Build (finished on pics on page 2)

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  1. MrPinski

    MrPinski Well-Known Member

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    I was commissioned to make one of these a month ago and this is where I'm at. It's all cast resin except for the black PVC under the big "shell" what do you think?

    Portal gun shells are originally made by Harrison of Volpin props.

    Thank you

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    Oh and I rough fitted some lights.
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  2. Crank729

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    It's nice to see you working on something other than Daft Punk for a change!

    Looking good, pinski!
     
  3. MrPinski

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    Thanks buddy, trying to learn a new skill ya know. Lot of the same techniques used here as making buckets. Lots of slush casting and molding for this gun.
     
  4. cama900

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    Oh Nice! It appears to be turning out quite nicely :) Keep it up!
     
  5. lharles

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    Nice. :)
     
  6. Sedulous Studios

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    Very cool!
     
  7. MrPinski

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    Thanks guys! As soon as I get more progress done on this, I will post more pics. Should be all wrapped up in a week or two. * job getting in the way of prop making! haha
     
  8. MrPinski

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    Sorry about the quality, but just a closer pic of the center light.

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  9. kdag

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    Very cool!
     
  10. cama900

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    Its a lightsaber in a pipe!!!!
     
  11. MrPinski

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    Okay, no making fun of my "photo studio" but... I primed this thing, and got all the assembly hardware installed. What do you think?

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  12. Crank729

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    It looks great!
     
  13. MrPinski

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    Thanks, on a related note... This is a potato!

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  14. Jm419

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    ...uh, why did you mold a potato?
     
  15. MrPinski

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    For Glado's potato of course?!?!?
     
  16. renaissance_man

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    If you haven't played Portal 2, I highly recommend picking up a copy, I have it for the PC and it is one of the best games I've ever played, and it will explain why he molded a potato!
     
  17. MrPinski

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    Well... It looks the way I thought it would... It's a tater... haha

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  18. MrPinski

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    Got a small bit of painting done today. Looks promising... Thoughts on this?
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  19. Sedulous Studios

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    Looking good! Out of curiosity, why prime in such a dark color rather than grey or white? Seems like that will mean more layers later on to bring it back up to white.
     
  20. MrPinski

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    I use brown because it's easier to spot flaws in it. Also, filler primer (what I use) only comes in brown from what I'm told...
     
  21. Sedulous Studios

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    Makes sense, though I do have a can of grey filler primer here!
     
  22. MrPinski

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    These look awesome in black!!! Whoo!

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  23. Jm419

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    Ah, an in-joke. I saw most of Portal 2 played in a buddy's dorm, but I've never owned it. That makes more sense.
     
  24. MrPinski

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    Does it look like a tater?

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  25. MrPinski

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    Signature test
     
  26. Palendrome

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    it looks...like a Portal Gun! Nice work!
     
  27. MrPinski

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    Test fit on a tater...
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  28. MrPinski

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    Finished potato:

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  29. MrPinski

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    Did some painting today...

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    this thing is looking nice!
     
  30. MrPinski

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    Just getting it wired up now.
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    Added Glado's Weight plates to hold down the muzzle as the epoxy sets
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  31. MrPinski

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    Light test:
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    Some painting done:
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    ITS DONE!!!!!
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  32. Crank729

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    Looks great man!
     
  33. MrPinski

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    Thanks man! glad to build a new prop! haha
     
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  35. Weaselhammer

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    Very nice work. Prior to starting a Portal gun myself recently, I found myself being critical of other people's builds. WHile I'm still confident mine will be nice, I do have a new respect for other Portal gun builds because it's not as easy as it looks ! I especially kick myself for doing the shell in floral foam first, I'll never do that again. Now I find myself intimidated by the lights and sound electronics. Your Portal gun looks great and it reflects your skills nicely !
     
  36. MrPinski

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    Thank you!
     
  37. Teese

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    Very cool igor. did you ever get your Thomas helmet with the full matrix finished?
     
  38. MrPinski

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    It's been at Creations n Chrome for a bit over a month now... I was promised to get it back Next week.... We'll see... :lol
     
  39. MrPinski

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    Got my new water slide decals on it now thanks to member epilepticsquirel

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  40. cokebabies

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    That looks incredible. The first picture with the potato literally made me LOL.
     
  41. epilepticsquirl

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    looking good man!
     
  42. MrPinski

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    Because I am never one to leave well enough alone, I had to remake the main barrel section with a couple of modifications from the original. This one has 5 square cut outs rather than 3 like on V1 and it has a rear coupling to link up with the rear housing. This one is also 2.5" longer than V1. The new shape made this mold a bit tricky to work out but, I do love it when a plan comes together...

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  43. Volpin

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  44. MitasTouch

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    What's the diameter of the aperture logo on the front shell and the length of the barcode on the back shell?
     
  45. MrPinski

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    1.5" diameter and 2.5 length. I wanted them a bit bigger than everyone else does them in.
     

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