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ASHPD by Aeroflyte ASHPD by Aeroflyte
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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Goldcoast456 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
I wish they actually worked.That would be cool!
Amazing job!
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Aeroflyte 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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ConfettiSuicide Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i want
:iconiwantplz:
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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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Aeroflyte 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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Testsubject276 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No way! (Pukes gel on you)
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nmolnar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
If the portal gun was real it would be awesome!!
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Devs-Iratvs Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Holy shit, dude. That's awesome! :D
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Aeroflyte Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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