Picture of Champagne Cork Gordon Freeman
I'm sure most of you gamers out there have played at least one of Valve's revolutionary Half Life series. As they've been some incredibly influential games, I decided to create a Gordon Freeman, Half Life's main character, Corky.
Here's how I did it.
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Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies

  • 1-2 Champagne Corks
  • Styrofoam
  • Thick aluminium wire
  • Card or thick paper
  • Brown fur or hair
  • Standard steel wire
  • Scissors
  • UHU glue
  • Craft knife
  • Needle nosed pliers
  • Super/Krazy glue
  • Brown, black, and orange Sharpies
  • Styrofoam cutter
  • Hammer
  • Wire cutters or metal cutting scissors
  • Pencil
  • Fine black permanent marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Orange acrylic/poster paint
  • Black and white, or grey paint
  • Orange pen
Also (forgot to include in photos):
  • Hot glue (most other glues will melt styrofoam)
  • Transparent plastic foil (from packaging)
  • Yellow pen

Step 2: The head

Picture of The head
Make sure that your champagne cork is completely blank on at least one side of the top half, so you can draw the face without having annoying writing all over it.
Use a permanent black marker to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth.
I did the hair before the rest of the face so I wouldn't position the beard and the eyebrows too high, but it wouldn't make a difference if you did it last.
For the hair, I glued wads of brown fur onto the top and sides of the cork, leaving a space where the ear should be. Then I trimmed it all down to the appropriate length and filled in gaps where you could see the cork with a brown Sharpie.
Now draw on thick brown eyebrows as shown above. To draw the beard, plan it out with a soft pencil, then go over it with the brown Sharpie.

Finally, for the glasses, draw the frame out on a piece of transparent plastic foil (from some packaging) and cut it out. Make sure that it fits the face. Don't attach the glasses yet though, because they might get ruined during the other steps.
Archer250011 months ago

how about chell from portal 2?

romanyacik1 year ago

as long as you're doing Half-Life characters, how about Calhoun from Blue Shift?

jmurray261 year ago
I have Garry's mod and it's really fun!
foobear1 year ago

amazingly great!

foobear1 year ago

amazingly great!

JonnyBGood1 year ago
Great Job! As a gamer who has played half life I know you nailed it ,or corked it whatever you prefer!
sjroth (author)  JonnyBGood1 year ago

Hahaha, thank you!

emilkaram1 year ago
Nice job
Looks more like Adam Savage to me...
zoluca1 year ago
Corckon Freeman? Nice!
Tater Zoid1 year ago
Mario would be a great choice for your next one.
sjroth (author)  Tater Zoid1 year ago
Mario was my first video game Corky
you could use mod-podge to smooth down the styrofoam...
sjroth (author)  TheRealRocketBurns1 year ago
Good idea, I could try that for future projects.
This would be a cool school project. Do you think you can do the soldier from tf2.
Quadrat1 year ago
awesome brings back memories