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How to make a Portal Turret – DIY GG

Hey Everyone! For this DIY GG, we’re going to be making Portal Turrets! Let’s get started

You’re going to need:

A wooden egg (you can get one at Michael’s)

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Black copper wire and a silver thinner wire

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Red and Black acrylic paint with two brushes

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Or black/red Sharpies

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White/Black Polymer Clay

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A ruler

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Glue (I’m using tacky glue)

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Wire cutters and pliers

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First, we will start by cutting a piece of the black wire into 8 inches. Flatten it with your finger so that it’s straight.

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Grab a paintbrush or a pen and bend the middle of the wire so it has a round curve

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Take something large and round (I’m using my acrylic paint container) and bend/make another curve so the egg can sit comfortably in

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Next, you will want to bend 1 1/2 of the end of the wire. You can do it with your finger or be more precise with a paintbrush. This will serve as the turret’s front legs

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Now take another piece of wire about 8 or 9 inches in length and wrap it around the bottom of the egg. Make sure the egg cannot slide through

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Take the long part of the wire and intertwine/loop it into itself. Keep the circle shape and let the long part of the wire face down. This will serve as the back leg of the turret

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Get your thinner wire and connect the two pieces. You’ll want to wrap your thin wire around the two areas where the circle connects to the legs.

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Now bend the long part of the circle wire piece up and down again because the back leg is higher than the front

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Now place the egg in the circle and and see if it fits, check out the legs and bend/fix anything that needs fixing.

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Now let’s work with our clay! Cut out a oval shape and make a line through the center and make another line that connects to this center line. Then wrap it around the top of the egg

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Roll out some black polymer clay (5 inches) and flatten it with a pencil and cut it into 3 equal pieces

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Wrap the front two legs all the way up to the bend. The back leg is fully wrapped

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Place on some parchment paper and bake

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Get your wooden egg and with your red marker, make a circle red for the eye and  a small black dot inside. Then make a straight line across the center of the egg, careful not to go through the eye.

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Make a black outline around the eye and make some details in the eye with your red marker

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Once the clay is baked (make sure it’s cool), glue your white pieces on the legs and you now have a Portal Turret!

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This came out awesome! I hope you try it! If you do tweet me an image at @ihascupquake

Thanks for watching!




'How to make a Portal Turret – DIY GG' have 10 comments

  1. January 11, 2014 @ 8:43 pm sarah

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  3. January 11, 2014 @ 8:40 pm sarah

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  4. July 23, 2013 @ 3:21 pm Abee

    I love every thing you post cuz they are so creative and really easy and cool and don’t involve posts and lots of materials I luv ya bye!!!!

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  5. July 2, 2013 @ 1:15 pm Sugarandspice

    Hey that is awesome can you make little Link and Navi heads or even Ruby. That would make my day

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  6. June 23, 2013 @ 7:21 pm Isabella

    I’m going to try to make one with a laser for my room in Chicago!

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  7. May 26, 2013 @ 9:46 pm Ramona

    In the future … you should make a PIXELATED HELLO KITTY Calendar!! It would be very kawaii on your DIYs.

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  8. May 12, 2013 @ 7:23 am Mariam

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  9. May 10, 2013 @ 6:22 pm TheeBlackCreeper

    Its navi! :D

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