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Hello again, and welcome to the ApertureScience's online outsourced user instructive manual.  Here you will find the archived step-by-step guide on learning how to construct one of their most popular and _intelligent of proDUCTS, the GeneticLifeform andDiskOperating System also known as GLaDOS.  Before we begin, ApertureScience would like to remind you that while FUN and learning are the primaryobjectives of this guide, serious injuries may occur.  Aperture SCIence is not responsiblepapercuts, scissor chafing, prolonged glue exposure or POentialdeath by rocket fire as a result of the creAtion of this build.  Should you succeed, cake and a party will be rewarded to you at the end.  GoodLuck and most  importantly, always remember to [=blank=]

Ok, so I'm not going to let GLaDOS write this entire instructable, sorry.*

Anyway Happy Video Game Month, Instructabrarians, and WOW, things things are really starting to shape up as we begin to enter our fourth week!  A lot of completely awesome builds and 'ibles being shown recently and I just wanted to show off my second build for VG Month.  It's papercraft GLaDOS from Portal! The design of this papercraft was done by billybob884, posted on deviantart where you get this awesome 8 inch figure of GLaDOS.  "Yeah, 8 inches is pretty cool.  But let's make it Life Size!"

 I actually had the idea for this build all the way back in October for Instructable's Halloween contest, but things got in the way and I ended up having to shelve it for future use.  BUT, I brought her back from the Matt Co. Archives specifically for Video Game month and I can't wait to show you!  So grab your Elmer's Glue-All, industrial strength Uhu glue stick and fun craftin' scissors, this is how to build a Full Sized Paperkraft GLaDOS!


GLaDOS's Addendum: You are not a good person. You know that, right?



IMPORTANT: If you are looking for the Portal Core Files, go directly to Step 3 for Download: HERE

Step 1: Abstract + Inspiration

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.



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