Portal 2 Turret

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  1. melvin008

    melvin008 New Member

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    PDO I made of Turret from Portal 2. Sorry no texture on the model. I plan on painting once completed in addition to installing speakers and motion activated eye.

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  2. melvin008

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    I also made some eyes in visio that will be printed on transparency and back lit.

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  3. melvin008

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    Pictures of progress so far...I now hate dry wall filler : (

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  4. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Awesome! I was hoping someone would rip the Turret from the game so I could build one. I loved throwing them through a portal whose terminus was on the side of a high wall. "I don't hate you . . ." sign1

    Your build looks good. I hope you take some videos of it when it's finished.
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    Biiybob884 has a smaller one on Deviantart here; http://billybob884.deviantart.com/, along with a few other Portal goodies.

    Nice job so far, melvin. I'll be watching this one with interest.

    Scott K.
  6. ekuth

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    Very cool...
  7. melvin008

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    Slowly getting there : ) Finished the first layers of painting and have most of the piping and eye transparency complete. Still need to make feet and come up with something for the thighs....almost thinking of using 10ga wire...paper and cardboard might not have sufficient rigidity to support this baby's massive head.

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  8. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Nice work so far! Personally, I would use steel rod to support it.

    Are you going to motorize the guns or put a laser in the eye?
  9. melvin008

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    Oh noooo! I forgot to leave room for a laser....so sad.
    Yeah I might have to go to the hardware store and get some small steel rod to support it...the little turret is a little chunkie lol

    Might be cool to make a box for the little guy..

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    Well the little bugger has legs. I have to adjust them a bit to match the stance of the turrets in the game. Might need additional support to handle the gun pods though. If anyone tries to build one of these little guys as well I'd deff suggest putting some protruding leg connectors into the body before attaching the legs...may remove the need to hold the legs still for 30 minutes while epoxy sets up lol. Advise right up there with remembering to leave room for a laser.

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  11. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Actually, your build is inspiring me to start my own. I know a few Portal fans, and they'd be ROTFLTBO if they saw a Turret in my living room. :thumb:

    Your build will also be a great guide. It's always good to learn from the mistakes of others (like the epoxy thing, lol!). sign1
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  13. Zathros

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    Man alive! I'm not sure what you do for a living, but that kind of prototyping work gets big bucks in the manufacturing world. That is simply awesome!
  14. melvin008

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    haha thanks for the comments guys. Millenniumfalsehood you're killing me with ideas haha...I believe there might be a second build incorporating a laser and some working projectiles. Be a good chance to make some improvements on design...really toying with an idea of including a servo to bring arms in and out...the model is deceiving to the eye though. There really doesn't appear to be room for the arm to come with the existing void and pipes, guns, etc.

    For now....i'll finish this guy off with more paint and some eyes. The model I used had an antenna on the top of the head off to one side...did I really play both games never once realizing there was an antenna?

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  15. ekuth

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    I don't hate you....
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    I noticed the antenna when I was playing. I always wondered how that thing kept from snapping on long falls. :wink:

    I have a mechanism in mind for making the arms telescope and gimbal. The telescoping mechanism would be hydraulically powered using brass tube and oil, and the gimbals would be powered by servomotors contained in the arms and an RC unit. The RC would control both the telescoping action and the swivelling of the arms, with a seperate trigger assembly for the machine guns.

    I just need to clear my plate of other projects before I start something so complicated as a Turret with moving parts. :oops:
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    Oh why can't there be more time....oh well almost done Turret1.0 hehe then I guess it'll already be time to start planning Turret2.0.

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    Nice work.
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    Pretty cool!! These turrets are great ;)
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    Thank you! You have no idea how long I've been looking for something like this (2 hours actually)!