Before I begin, I feel I am obligated to make two important points. First, I did not design these papercraft models. The design of the GLaDOS Papercraft Model goes to Billybob884
for his amazing 8 inch model through Pepakura and this 'ible was posted through his permission. GLaDOS's papercraft cores were designed by an unknown user on Chamoo's Papercraft site
, who unfortunately could not be contacted during the time of this build. The page has also since been removed. However I also ended up making a few minor modifications of my own, of course. And don't think that because I'm using a pre-made model that I'm trying to get away with less work or something. I will still be talking you through each of the individual part instructions.
Secondly, and perhaps more shockingly to many, is I have never played Portal
before. Sure I've seen the walkthroughs a dozen times over and I know the characters, physics, and mechanics of the game inside and out (which includes Portal Prelude) and I desperately
want to play it, but unfortunately I've never been able to. And surprisingly, it was actually this flaw that served for the main inspiration for this build.
See, as much as I absolutely love the different fan art that comes from this game (especially Chiok's realistic Portal Gun
, special maker shout out), the one character I think was seriously missed out on creating was GLaDOS, the coolest
character in the game. I mean, for every fan art image or creation I can find of her, I can find 16 on the Companion Cube (a tool which, because I have yet to play the game, have yet to get attached to) and there's never been a great GLaDOS Full Replica before. Well, until that day finally comes, I decided to satisfy myself by creating a unique 1:1 scale model of her.