Artist turns home junk into gorgeous steampunk Portal gun

We're big fans of Valve's Portal (and its fan imaginings), Portal guns and steampunk. That's why we're so pleased with this steampunk Portal gun made by a DeviantArt user. It's genuine steam-y in that it's actually made out of old parts like a metal teapot.

DeviantArt user batman-n-bananas (here on referred to as BNB) says it all started with her wanting to make a Chell costume for Halloween, which eventually led her on a two to three month building spree and one fine steampunk Portal gun.

In BNB's own words, the Portal gun is made out of:

2 antique clock movements, 1 +1/2 hangers, Metal teapot stand, plastic mechano, plumbing parts, 1 plant pot, 1 hair gel pot + various lids, plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket), plastic tubing, lots and lots of nuts and bolts, miniature storage box (for the battery compartment), pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone's interested), 3 lightbulbs, carboard [sic] tube, metal covering from an old hairbrush, AV socket, tons of odds and ends from my parents garage, oh and of course the usuals - milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue.

Unless BNB puts her labor of love up for sale, no, you can't buy it. We know you want to because we want one too.

Full gallery of the gun's details can be seen in the gallery below. Don't forget to click on each pic to expand 'em. It's worth the extra click.

DeviantArt, via Kotaku

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