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Weighted Cubes Papercraft by Skele-kitty Weighted Cubes Papercraft by Skele-kitty
I love this game so much, it's such a pity that it makes me motion sick, so I can only play it about 5 minutes at a time and then I have to lay down for about half an hour recovering, lol! THAT'S how much I love this game!!!

I made these both over a period of 3 days, on and off. I actually created an inner cardboard box to overlay the template onto, just for durability, because they are quite large - standing at about 14cm tall.

Admittedly, these are rush jobs - I could have spent much longer on them - so the finish is not as neat as I would normally build.

The Weighted Companion Cube (WCC) template has been around for a while, in fact, I custom made a lidded container out of this template [link] over a year ago, but it got euthanized accidentally.

The Weighted Storage Cube (WSC) I created myself, by Photoshoping the original WCC template, because strangely enough, I couldn't find a decent version of a WSC out in the WWW at all.

If you've ever played the game, you'd know that you don't actually meet the WCC until close to the end of the game. So, rationally speaking, it very strange that so many people are so attached to the WCC and not the trusty WSC.

But then, if you've never played the game, you just wouldn't understand.

You can get the templates for both here:
Weighted Companion Cube: [link]
Weighted Storage Cube: [link]

*EDIT*
Oh, I meant to say that I get a lot of questions about the little pink/blue strips re: how to attach them. This really is the eternal question, because for the life of me, I cannot figure out how the original designer intended them to be attached, even now!

The way I overcame this issue is sort of a cheat: I cut the tabs and the top/bottoms off and glued them ONTO the face, over the four joins. It's not perfect or ideal, but it works.
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ron4pin Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
That issue about the pink and blue lines are resolved in my YouTube tutorial... check it out and please tell me what you think. Though my finished product there was not as clean. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlK7vZ…
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poethetortoise Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Awesome build! Im a big fan of your work
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, sweetie!
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:iconastral-muffin:
Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
o.o they look so...perfect!! I made one exactly like that but it doesn't look nearly as good :S
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconluggaa:
Luggaa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O_O
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:iconluggaa:
Luggaa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Im sorry. I LOVE PORTAL and just you do the cubes?!
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, the cubes are pretty awesome!
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:iconluggaa:
Luggaa Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
THEIR SO COOL!!! THEY POP OUT AND SHINE AND EVERYTHING
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:iconskele-kitty:
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahaha! Yeah, how can you not just want to huuuuuuug them!
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:iconluggaa:
Luggaa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
i dunno but MGHHHHHHHHH *hug* :D
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N-RedStar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW O__O This is are papercrafts??!!!This is so AWESOME)))They look like real)))
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahaha! yeah, real papercraft ;)
Thank you :hug:
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N-RedStar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome ^__^:tighthug:
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you dont suppose you could make a port 2 version of these as well do you?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perhaps, I haven't thought about it because there are a bunch of Portal 2 papercraft cubes already out there (goggle is your friend) but I don't think that they are quite this big. If you don't find anything to your liking, come back here and tell me and I'll see what I can do to adjust this template.
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just looked and there are some good ones but I kinda want my portal 2 companion cube to be in scale with the one I already made (which is yours)
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just be aware, this is not my original template so I don't have the 3D for it, and anything that I'll do will be entirely in illustrator and photoshop, but I'll give it a go :)
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :D
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myjamjar Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*portal 2
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sneakers714 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you wouldn't happen to have the directions on how the pieces go together would you?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The template never came with instructions, but it's pretty simple:
- build a 12cm cube (for structure)
- put the 4 base pieces of a single face together and attach to cube, then repeat 5x
- figure out what to do with the pink strips and attach them - I never did know!
- construct the button section then attach to the face
- construct the edge sections and attach them cube
- construct the corner pieces and attach
- sit back and bask in your genius!
I hope that helps. The only other piece of advice I can offer is to use good tacky craft glue and good paper (minimum 120gsm). Have fun!
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sneakers714 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries ;)
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salinea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Just curious since you used a cardboard box for the template/support, did you just use regular printer paper or did you use cardstock (around 110-120lb)? I'm kinda newb to papercrafts but I'm pretty boss at 3d puzzles so I figure I'll do a decent job on this stuff. I need a little practice working with cardstock so I figured I'd tinker with this before I move on to Shockwave :D
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I still printed on decent 120gsm paper, partly out of habit, but also because you don't get that any warping when you apply glue to a large surface area as you do with regular printer stock (80gsm).
Protip: With the cardboard box inner structure, you have to take into account the width of the cardboard and subtract the appropriate amount from the edge of the faces, even if you choose to do a bevelled edge - which is what I did - otherwise your cube will be too big for the template. I think I used what the craft store calls Boxcard (even thought I have never seen a box made from this stuff) - it is a dense grey material, and I couldn't tell you what the gsm is.
Remember, use the best glue you can find - I hear Aleene's Tacky is good and can be found in many stores globally.
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lycianwolf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
ttly gona try and make this thx bro.
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No worries - good luck.
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woodchipper101 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
cool companion cubes, they look rad
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks mate! :D
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MoonchildLuiza Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
hahaha
Love them! They are perfect. =)
Oh, and thanks for sharing the templates!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome! :D
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Watufaka98 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
OMG OMG OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL THE OTHER VERSION ARE TO SMALL THIS ONE IS PERFECT!!!!!
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL! You are most welcome. Good luck!
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ElectricTypeMaster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
cool! is there a turret papercraft template?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Indeed!
[link]
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:iconking-of-saturn:
King-Of-Saturn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you ever thought about trying to make GLaDOS?
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Um, not really, lol! I never got that far into the game to become attached to that psycho hell bitch - Portal makes me motion sick, after 5 minutes of game play I have to throw up.
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King-Of-Saturn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww... :hug:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hahahaha! Thanks :giggle:
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King-Of-Saturn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gives anti-nausea medicine*
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
HAHAHAHA! Yeah, that would come in handy! :huggle:
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King-Of-Saturn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Paul-Hasyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
OMFG, they look perfect!!!! Exactly like in the game!!! would have a pile of these ^_^ dw-ing the link now
Also I play hours straight this, I never get motion sickness (even in rl life) and am soo excited for the 2! Still it looks like it'll give us a mindfuck, have you guys seen the last section of the demo video? when all the stuff get mixed? O_O
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, No. 2 looks mad! But I reckon I'll hurl twice as fast, lol!
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bryan742 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i did this game in only 30 minutes :dummy:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, I wish :)
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bryan742 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i threw up :dummy:
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Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OOOH! Me too! And then I had to lie down on the floor like a starfish for about 30 minutes, lol!
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