Amazing Videogame Model Maker Builds Portal Gun for Child's Play Auction

Amazing Videogame Model Maker Builds Portal Gun for Child's Play Auction

Some people play terrible videogames for days on end to raise money for charity, while others build fictional to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

You might not know Harrison Krix's name, but you've almost certainly seen his work. He found fame last year when his replica of Portal's signature weapon caught the attention of the gaming press. Since then he's built a Big Daddy suit, a laser rifle from Fallout 3 and an assault rifle from Mass Effect 2. Now he's come full circle and has built another Portal gun to raise money for Child's Play.

Krix dismantled the original model and used it to create molds of the pieces that made up the outer shell. He then built a new barrel out of wood and PVC piping, and used that to make a new mold for the central parts of the gun. Once he'd cast all the parts in smoothcast resin, he set about putting the electronics together. Like the first gun, this version has orange and blue LEDs that the user can swap between with a switch, but as it's a very special piece, Krix added a custom-made sound chip that replicated the sounds from the game. Once all the electronics were done and the parts properly painted, it was just a case of putting it all together.

The gun is to be auctioned off on December 7th, along with a special stand signed by everyone at Valve. Hopefully it will go for a great deal of money, because it's an amazing and unique piece. If you're interested in seeing how it went together in more detail, there's a ton of pictures of the build process on Krix'sblog.

Source: via Kyozo Kicks

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that is amazing! :D

That is awesome :P

he should so make covenant weapons from Halo3/Reach

Ahem... WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT WANT

In b4 unfunny 12 year old kids saying 'The cake is a lie'.

OT: That is one excellent model.

I like that they've also got the orange jumpsuit.

Now if they could only make it work. Actually that would probably be a bad idea, as soon as it gets finished it would just be claimed by the military or something.

Logan Westbrook:
along with a special stand signed by everyone at Valve.

Everyone at Valve? Damn that's a lot of signatures...

OT: This is fucking amazing. I want one....no way would I be able to afford it though :P

Super Toast:
In b4 unfunny 12 year old kids saying 'The cake is a lie'

der Kuchen ist eine Lüge

/joke douche =P

OT: I'd buy that, 5 of 'em, but only if he bundles it together with a metallic box with hearts painted on it ^-^

Thanks for the article!

Just one -minor- misprint though... my name is "Harrison Krix"

That and his other projects look simply amazing. Great job and wonderful to see that it's going to be auctioned off for Child's Play. I expect that to earn a small fortune.

volpinprops:
Thanks for the article!

Just one -minor- misprint though... my name is "Harrison Krix"

Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on a job well done.

Also, will you be making any more Fallout weapons? I wouldn't mind putting in a bid for one of those.

Really awesome prop. Let's hope it raises a boatload of money and finds a great new home. :)

volpinprops:
Thanks for the article!

Just one -minor- misprint though... my name is "Harrison Krix"

And your name is worth getting right because you, sir, are AWESOME. I wish I was one-tenth as talented so that I could put together something sweet for charity.

*resisting the urge to quote the first two lines of "Still Alive"*

That auction will not be conducted in terms of money, but in total Bothans. My guess is it will go for at least six.

I think they should throw in the recipe for the cake or have someone bake one to come with it. =D

Geoffrey Williams:
I think they should throw in the recipe for the cake or have someone bake one to come with it. =D

Please assume the Party Escort Submission Position.

SnipErlite:

Logan Westbrook:
along with a special stand signed by everyone at Valve.

Everyone at Valve? Damn that's a lot of signatures...

Not really. Valve's pretty small for a gaming company.

teh_Canape:

Super Toast:
In b4 unfunny 12 year old kids saying 'The cake is a lie'

der Kuchen ist eine Lüge

/joke douche =P

OT: I'd buy that, 5 of 'em, but only if he bundles it together with a metallic box with hearts painted on it ^-^

Le gâteau est un mensonge

=D

OT: That looks sweet! I wish i could have one.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

I want one.

If I had the money I'd buy the fuck out of that.

For the children!

"Le gâteau est un mensonge" /fail french joke =P

But seriously, I totally want that for my dorm!!!!

That....that is something I'd like on my shelf.

PoisonUnagi:
Not really. Valve's pretty small for a gaming company.

A glance at Wikipedia says 250 employees. Still is quite a few signatures on one item.

Andronicus:

volpinprops:
Thanks for the article!

Just one -minor- misprint though... my name is "Harrison Krix"

Allow me to be the first to congratulate you on a job well done.

Also, will you be making any more Fallout weapons? I wouldn't mind putting in a bid for one of those.

Eventually, I'll return to the series, maybe some stuff from NV. My schedule is fuuuuulllllll for 2011 this year.

I would buy that seriously

 

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