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Wheatley Puppet by furinchime Wheatley Puppet by furinchime
Hooray he's finished!! This demanding little robot has been hogging all my free time pretty much since April. I absolutely loved Portal 2 and as soon as I finished it I knew I had to build myself a Wheatley. Because Wheatley is the best thing ever. This guy'll be a prop alongside a Chell costume I'll be wearing.

He's roughly life-sized at approximately 12 inches across (might be an inch or two short of Wheatley's real diameter) and works as a puppet, using the hole in his back for access to his controls. His eyeplate and eyelids both move. He also plays 10 quotes from the game. His eye is lit up in some of the pictures there.. I really wish my camera could deal with the light better. You can actually see all the details when it's lit up, but the camera just washes them all out.

I've uploaded a video of him in motion here: [link]

It's kind of a crummy recording. He was being squeaky and I'm still getting used to controlling him, so it was a little jerky. I'll probably record a smoother video and upload it soon.

You can see the entire process of how he was made here: [link]

Unfortunately, he's not for sale and I don't have any immediate plans to sell or make any more. Sorry! I just don't have the time. D: I absolutely promise if that changes you guys will be the very first to know. =3

So yep, that's Wheatley! Thanks for looking~ <3

FAQ UPDATE:
Thank you so much for all the positive feedback. I'm so happy so many people like my little puppet. I'm having a hard time keeping up with all the comments and questions I've been getting, so I thought I should put up a FAQ list of the questions I keep seeing a lot.

1. How much does the puppet weigh?
Just under six pounds.

2. What are his dimensions?
He's about 12 inches across. I don't have lists of measurements for all his details, but honestly none of them are completely accurate. I eyeballed a lot of things.

3. Can I buy one?
I don't have any plans to start selling these.

4. Can I make one?
Absolutely!

5. Can you tell me how to make one?
I've been responding to some people asking for build advice, but I'm afraid it's starting to get kind of overwhelming. I don't think I can keep giving explanations for everything I'm asked. I do have my blog available detailing the basic process, which should be helpful to anyone trying to make their own core. I know the blog doesn't explain every facet of his design, but I didn't really write it as a tutorial. If you're interested in building your own core, don't feel like you have to duplicate my process exactly. There's really no reason to believe the way I did this is the best way. I had no idea what I was doing when I made my Wheatley. I just found my way through the whole process. In the end it made the project that much more rewarding. If you puzzle your way through some of the steps and come up with your own unique solutions, I think you'll be more satisfied in the end. <3
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Given 2011-08-12
"This is an amazing model from a very great artist. Everything was hand-made, and it even talks! ~TRP-Chan created it, along with several other costumes, But she deserves some recognition for this.." Also suggested by captain-vodka "Not only is the the best prop I've seen in a while but Trp-chan's Wheatley makes me feel like this little guy should be carried around everywhere while I try to shoot walls with a homemade portal gun." Wheatley Puppet by ~TRP-Chan ( Suggested by SheiknMidnafan and Featured by KubusRubus )
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KaidaCresto Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
JEALOUS!!!!!
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YourboiJimbo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
If you had an Etsy shop, this would be the one thing I'd buy like 10 of
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ArtTrashMWDD Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist
WHEATLEY
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naturedamaori1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Woah, that's out of it. Nice work! Love it💖
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:iconimanartyboi:
ImAnArtyBoi Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Mother of god dont plug that core in its. Coreupt i tell you... CORUPT
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GoneWrongAnimations Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
It looks so realistic
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Pierre-Chanliau Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an incredibly detailed puppet that's even relatively life sized, yet just as expressive as in the game. If a live action movie were to be made based on the game, I wouldn't be surprised for them to use an actual prop and be very similar to what you made.

I also love the detail you put into the painted texture of his dirty, damaged sphere.
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Fegglemore Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks abosolutely incrdible. Great job!
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NestieBot Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
Nice. :D 
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:iconfractured100:
fractured100 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding work, it looks fantastic.
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:iconthoxcosplay:
ThoxCosplay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so damn awesome, everything is on point... love the weathering in particular!
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DarkRBX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Artist
That looks so awesome and I want one with a red eye.
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princeyuval Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017
i want 1 :(
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:iconnightmarecaster:
NightmareCaster Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
your images on your site is down. the WIP photos are not there to see. :(
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scooterwackyrulerwlf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017
Giveme
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:icontheninjoy:
theninjoy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
pLEASE I WANT ONE
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puusheencat Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want one 
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LunalaCrevan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student Artist
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Awww,how cute!
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puusheencat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx mate
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LunalaCrevan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Student Artist
I love pusheen!
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LunalaCrevan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Student Artist
Love the Icon~
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puusheencat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx u😁
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LunalaCrevan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Student Artist
No prob.
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CrownedEmpireArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AGHHHH! I love it!!
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:iconskizzly:
Skizzly Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work! You must be a true Portal fan!
Is he made from plastic or... something else?
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illcitvirus115 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!! :D
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PartyEndermanXD Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my it's Wheatley.
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itscarlosh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
rad
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:iconmry03:
mry03 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gimme TEMMIE ICON | UNDERTALE 
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Science-Sans Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
HOLY GUACAMOLE i want ittttt
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SepticSam99 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Jacksepticeye would love this!
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Cosmic-wolfz Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
RAWR
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ArtemiyZ Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Amazing!
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TSelman61 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Artist
Whoa Head Bobbing Heavy 
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AkiFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOD CUTE <3 !
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xIntergalactic-Ender Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
aaaaaaAAAA THIS IS INCREDIBLE
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funsizedOtaku Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student General Artist
WANTKawaii Papyrus 
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Nintendofan909 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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Suspiciousopossum Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks so amazing :D
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eyelessjacklegirl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
I'm fangirling right now
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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Very impressive work! This truly deserved a Daily Deviation! Well done! Congrats!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
well done:)
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GinesPA Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Omg
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derpykitty77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome!
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real-fireblast Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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ilovecats568 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Pinkie pie (toothless gear) plz EqG Pinkie Pie (Jazz hands) Plz  !
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Kisady Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Love this guy.
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MrWitchblade Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Love it!
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Bandit74100PL Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its amazing!
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PonyRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
This is amazing. I bet it took forever to make.
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