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Portal Turret Assembled

UPDATE 5/12/2012 - For an instructional guide to building this, see my instructable here

Haha! Complete! My latest addition to my paper-world is ready for the masses.

In case you have no idea what this is, it's one of the lovable turrets from the XBox 360 (and PC) game called Portal, part of a collection called The Orange Box. I've had this model done for about two weeks now, just waiting for the chance to test and build it.

Overall, I'm very satisfied with this model. I wanted to keep it relatively simple, and I don't think I did too bad a job in that respect. The stability of the legs was my biggest concern, and isn't exactly problem-free, but it works. As anyone who has played the game knows, it takes barely any effort to tip the turrets over, and the same holds true for this model. I would recommend cutting out a cardboard base, just a simple circle, and putting a dab of glue at the bottom of each leg to help hold it stationary. I plan on doing this once I get home (and have some cardboard at my disposal), but for the moment, I'm too busy basking in the glow of another completed project.

I think I'll go play some Portal to celebrate!

If you +fav, please comment!

PDF of pages 1-2

PDO of Pieces (PePaKuRa file)

This is part of a series:
GLaDOS Assembled with cores
GLaDOS Assembled w/o cores
Security Camera

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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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Date Taken
Feb 14, 2005, 9:30:16 AM
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foxdimi's avatar
Oh wow! That is AWESUM!!!!I Doint Now What I Am Doing 
HyperLucario's avatar
I made it!! Woohoo! Only problem is, it won't Stanton properly. I'll take your advice for the base. •~•
OhWaiterAndHesGone's avatar
Thanks for the link!
JaeKitten's avatar
Definitely making myself one or two of these, so it can sing to me. :heart: Thank you for the wonderful model!
Twillight-Angel's avatar
what exactly should i use to stick everything together? =)
billybob884's avatar
i just used elmers glue
TheRepublikGirl's avatar
HOLY CRAP. This is I'm crying THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL SKJHFKSJG. Do you know if they have a Portal Security Camera papermade thing--?
billybob884's avatar
i do, yes, look thru my gallery, ive done the turret, camera, cake, and glados
TheRepublikGirl's avatar

TheRepublikGirl's avatar
I just now saw it /Slapped
LauraBev's avatar
Amazing! It turned out really well :D
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AmbiguouslyAwesome1's avatar
This is pretty cool! Nice paperwork man!
I've been slowly doing harder and harder papercrafts of yours, and now this is my last challenge before I undertake the my ultimate goal . . . GLaDOS!!!!
banging-a-sheep's avatar
my buddy Carlos made me one of these for my birthday :3
I'm almost done. Just need to figure out the gun barrels and where to put them. Also I am sad that I couldn't get it to print without the fold lines, so I plan on painting over it a bit when I'm finished.
billybob884's avatar
Love to see it when it's done! it may be a bit late to mention it, but you could have re-printed it from the pepakura (PDO) file without fold lines (its linked in the description above).
Also, I've got a guide for this model on instructables that might help with the barrels (also linked above in the description).
I'm going to attempt to assemble this for my friends birthday. She LOOVES the turrets. I was gonna make her other stuff but those patterns were just really derpy. Hopefully I do well with this.

Also, what did you use to assemble this? I want to make it as quickly as possible, and I only have glue at quick disposal. Thanks!
billybob884's avatar
I'm actually working on turning this into a set of instructions for a contest on instructables, hopefully it'll be done in a few days
Awesome! Can't wait to see it!
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