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This Duncan Shirah Steampunk Portal Gun is Gorgeously Geeky

By: Wes Walcott - Published: Sep 13, 2012 • References: duncanshirah and kotaku
Crafted by sculptor Duncan Shirah, this steampunk portal gun takes a fictional futuristic device and gives it a mechanical makeover.

As a certified sculptor, Shirah walks a fine line between art and invention. Many of his creations are a beautiful blend of form and function as he strives to make art that is both aesthetic and useable.

Most of his projects take months to complete as he obsessively scrutinizes the details of exactly how he wants to construct them. "Building something from scratch isn't a very straightforward process," says Shirah on his site. " There's lots of trying and failing."

The steampunk Portal Gun certainly doesn't look like a failure, as any fan of the game series or steampunk enthusiast will surely assert. The rest of his work stays true to the same creativity and accuracy.