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ASHPD by seyrii ASHPD by seyrii
After about 10 months of varying degrees of procrastination and working around homework on weekends, I present to you the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device!

A tutorial might be forthcoming, but pretty much all of the basics are covered here-[link] If you haven't checked Volpin's stuff out, I would highly recommend it. This guy is both amazingly talented and pretty reachable, unless you're asking to buy something.

The white 'shell' pieces are made from green florist's foam (carved with a steak knife) covered in layers of putty and bondo, then a layer of Wonderflex plastic, then several more layers of bondo, paint, sweat, blood, and tears. I used no molds, and the only main pieces I didn't carve completely were the PVC barrel pieces. It runs on a 9V battery, and has a mess of dubious wiring inside. There are a few details missing, such as the claw cages and an optional few red LEDs, but out of necessity and a deadline I overlooked them.
Through the process of making the Portal Gun, I've learned a ridiculous amount of what not to do, especially in regard to paints and fabricating pieces. It's been hard, and there were points, for example, where a piece I was working on for weeks broke and I had to remake it and I literally almost broke down and cried. I've grown to love and hate working on it, and so I have a pretty strong emotional attachment to the thing. It's probably unhealthy.

Comments are welcome, obviously. Questions encouraged!
I'm afraid that I'm not going to be selling the
Portal Gun at any foreseeable point in the future, nor will I be making molds any time soon (though maybe when I have actual time and money...). I'm not open for commissions (sorry), though suggestions for future projects are welcome.

Enjoy!
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:icongoldcoast456:
Goldcoast456 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I wish they actually worked.That would be cool!
Amazing job!
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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naruhinalovr Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
this was a triumph
I'm making a note here: huge success
it's hard to overstate my satisfactiooon!!!!!
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:iconconfettisuicide:
ConfettiSuicide Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want
:iconiwantplz:
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:icontestsubject276:
Testsubject276 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lokking at the operational end of the device makes me puke gel and shoot portals out of my eyes
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student General Artist
You might want to use that gel and those portals to make your way to a doctor, son.
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:icontestsubject276:
Testsubject276 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No way! (Pukes gel on you)
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:iconnmolnar:
nmolnar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
If the portal gun was real it would be awesome!!
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:icondevs-iratvs:
Devs-Iratvs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Holy shit, dude. That's awesome! :D
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbluefire-amaterasu:
Bluefire-Amaterasu Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your A.S.H.P.D. looks really great. I want to make my own, too, but I still have to do some more research on it. I'm a bit afraid of working on the white pieces of the gun and I'm really looking forward to work on the electronics. XD Well, learning by doing, right?! ^^
Great job and a tutorial would be really awesome even though I've already seen Volpin's blog.
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
I'm afraid a tutorial will be long in coming, because school is currently killing me. I'll answer any questions, though.
Don't be afraid of the white parts. Just take your time and use picture references all of the time. The hardest part, for me, was starting- but at the same time, don't rush things, because then you make stupid mistakes.
Also, spray paint is a pain, so be careful. Just FYI for later on.
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:iconbluefire-amaterasu:
Bluefire-Amaterasu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome!

The day after tomorrow I'm gonna check which materials I can get at the local DIY store.
Thank you very much for the advice and I will definitely return to you to ask some questions! Thank you very much again.
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:iconbentleyhacker:
Bentleyhacker Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so beautiful!
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
haha thanks!
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:iconsnowindry:
snowindry Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hotdanngggg cammie i am so impressed!
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
haha thanks.
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:iconsnowindry:
snowindry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mhmmmm
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:iconmikeious:
Mikeious Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
very cool i must hav. i finished portal 2 single player yesterday its awesome!!!!!!!
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:iconranzidblud:
RanzidBlud Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
niiiice, i want!! O:
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:iconctrl-4lt-d3l:
ctrl-4lt-d3l Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice job.
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Eh. It's ok.
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:iconhalofan2010:
halofan2010 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
The Cake Is A Lie, my friend. mark my words! ;)
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student General Artist
No.
Forrest can bake it.
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:iconhalofan2010:
halofan2010 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
oh. well, ok then. just don't let glados get ahold of it.
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:icondelayni:
Delayni Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This made my day.

Wicked job, man!
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondevinshadowv:
DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:( me want one
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd be more than happy to send you a free copy of the Aperture Science Portal Testing Subject Application Form, if you wouldn't mind assuming the third-party escort submission position.
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:icondevinshadowv:
DevinShadowV Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconclip120:
clip120 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
nice!
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:iconseyrii:
seyrii Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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