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Companion Cube Box Papercraft by Skele-kitty Companion Cube Box Papercraft by Skele-kitty
I ♥ my cube!

So I made it into a box! Unfortunately I didn't specifically work off a pattern/template - I kind of DIY-ed it.

I constructed a cardboard box - making the widths of the four sides a millimeter smaller than the template. This is so that the lid would fit on top with ease.

... Honestly, I don't really remember how I did it - it really was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing that I made up on the fly!

This is what it looks like with the lid on: [link]
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iloveportal1852 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hi there! I made a Companion Cube too, took me a week... guess it's good enough for a 13 year old. XD I didn't do the lid thing though since I thought the interior of a Companion Cube should be concealed. Check out my profile!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks amazing - well done!
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Alecat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome idea! I'll have to try making one of these :)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish you the very best of luck
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Sparklepaws33 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what's a companion cube?
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A companion cube is a prop found in the game Portal. I highly recommend the game - it's amazing.
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Sparklepaws33 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thanks c:
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Zaira-X Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice job
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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:iconzaira-x:
Zaira-X Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
You welcome
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:iconcaljar:
caljar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna try this. I wonder how one would reinforce the corners so they are nice and durable.
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
uh ... use heavier stock? Or shaped polystyrene?
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HeroRising Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
this is so amazing!! awesome papercraft. I wish I can do something like this one =)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm sure you could if you tried :)
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Paul-Hasyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
That's why it's called a "storage cube" - in this case, both storage and companion! GR8 idea! I downloaded both versions (storage and companion) but got totally dazed looking at it - is there building instructions anywhere?? (I CAN find out how to, but would take forever)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There is no building instructions, I had to wing it, but it's pretty straight forward ... except for those darn strips! No-one can figure out what to do with the stupid things, and this has been an ongoing topic of conversation on many papercraft forums.

What I did was to cut off the tabs on the strips and glue them directly onto the face of the cube - still looks pretty cool ;)
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caljar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Figured out how the pink strips work. The original original model was a hat and it was quite a bit bigger so that would make the strips much easier. It does require cutting 2 or 3 mm into the 4 face segments and then folding the tabs down. The tabs on the strips fold up and glue under the tiny tabs on the face.

I had to measure them all because the natural spot is hard to see. And lots of careful scoring lines. It creates a pretty wicked effect.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope you submit a photo here - I really would like to see it!
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Paul-Hasyn Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Guess I'm gonna do this, then. At least all the rest is 3D!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck, and don't forget to send me a link when you finish it and submit it to DA ;)
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Thibtje Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
where can i download it
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can download the template I used here: [link] , but be aware, the template is for a CUBE only. I had to improvise quite a bit to build a box version.
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KilxArt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student Artist
I want one!!!!!!!!!


Im just wayyy to lazy to put it all together =w=
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! Yeah, it was a pretty big project :)
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jordanandhiscamera Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O_o

"Remember when the platform was sliding into the fire pit and I said:
"Goodbye."
and you were like:
[in a deep male voice]"No way!"
And then I was all:
"We pretended we were going to murder you."
That was great!"
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jordanandhiscamera Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
LOL! I LOVE THAT GAME!!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me too!

It's just such a pity that I get motion sick after about 5 minutes of playing - I'm still on the 15th level because of that :\
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jordanandhiscamera Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
omg i know! i got a huge monitor fo christmas and i was like i wanna play a game.....and i got sick playing it! i finished in like 3 days...it was non stop
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, lol! I would have been:
*play saved game*
... Blaaaaaaargh!
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NyahKitty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering how to make the cube function as a real box. Nice!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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Ryoun-Atsumi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This is awesome, now you have have you cube, and eat your cake, too! (After hiding it in box)

:heart: This is wonderfully done
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :hug:

I loved this cube so much, and I am so sad that it is was "euthanised" when it was accidentally squashed.

I really need to build it again. *sigh*
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otakuguy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
heyyyy..I remember this :)
awesome.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks ;)
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TracedScar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
Haha, I tried to mke on myself, but I have trouble glueing the tasbs that are like 1/5th of a millimeter long >.>
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, some of those tabs are pretty tiny, the key is really good glue - I seriously cannot emphasize that enough - it will make any papercraft project 100-times easier to make if the glue you have is a strong, fast-setting glue.

I would recommend Power Pritt Gel. ;)
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TracedScar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Thanks for the advise! (Throws away Elmer's glue)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Any time!

If you are having trouble finding it, try your local scrap-book store. After all, they specialize in all things paper, so if you cannot find Pritt, they will most definitely have a suitable alternative.
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cheechwizard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, Pokoyo!
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fanoitaly Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008   Artisan Crafter
tight im making one right now
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good luck with that!

This one was actually my third attempt. It was completed after 2 failed prototypes before it, and it took me a couple of weeks of sporadical papercrafting to finish.

Suffice to say that I don't intend on attempting to build another WCC for a long, long time. But I wish you all the very best.

If I were to do it all over again, I would have photoshoped the top corners on the base, to make them the dark grey, and extended the pink line all the way to the top - just for aesthetics.
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