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August 10, 2011
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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

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?

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 )
Lolfurbyscribble Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  New member Student Artist
I so want it XD XD XD XD XD XD
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nightclawthecat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Philip Fry (Just take my money) [V2] 
Partykitten2013 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! This is fricking amazing!! I'd buy it in an instant if this was for sale! Portals and Emote 
PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freaking AMAZING! It's like he was ripped out of the game and plopped down in real life! Great job! All of your hard work has seriously paid off! :D
Fluffiums90 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Very intricate puppet. Good job :D
Mythraill Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Artist
oh man this is amazing
just genius man, how long did it take to create him? 
now just hope he doesnt betray you eventually!!
101werewolf101 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
I'd buy it. If so, how much?
Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, hey! You're on dA too! I've already commented on your YouTube video of your Wheatley puppet, but I want to reiterate that your craftsmanship and dedication to detail are amazing. The weathering effects look great, though the coloring reminds me more of concrete than metal at times (but still looks great). I never would have guessed that you'd used florist's foam and plastic to make this. It's incredible what people can do with arts and crafts. Kudos to you! :clap:
Italy-Chibitalia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
I wish I had the patience to make one of these~
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