So at the beginning of vacation, I decided to build a Portal Gun based on the game Portal 2. I played Portal & Portal 2 a few weeks ago and became completely obsessed with it!
Let's get started:
I wanted to keep it pretty cheap, so I chose cheap materials like cardboard.
I got a cardboard tube that you would normally keep posters in, and cut it into the shape of the barrel parts.
The clear tube is constructed out of a clear tube that held tennis balls.
Only the claws seemed a bit more difficult, until I found a cardboard template here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Budget-Portal-Gun-From-Recycled-Materials/step7/Outside-Accessories/
here are some photos of the project
(the blueprints are NOT mine, they were made by VOLPIN PROPS)
wrapped around a small cardboard tube, but I exchanged it with a better version later.
The new lens is made out of the same habitat tube as the main barrel.
New lens :
After spray painting the barrel looked something like this:
The next step were the white shells. I made them out of cardboard that are kept stable with ALOT of hot glue.
These were paper mach-ed to give them a smooth finish
Parts are now spray painted and almost done!
Keep tuned to see the final results!