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Houndeye by muffin-wrangler Houndeye by muffin-wrangler
A long time in the making, I present my very own Houndeye!

:iconsnarfevs: lent me his considerable skill and built the electronic components, and we constructed the hidden button panel together. I recorded the sounds, and made the rest of the Houndeye (all hand-sewn). I used in-game screenshots as a guide, and no pattern.

This lovable little chap is incredibly cuddly (like a heavy cushion), and boasts a pokeable eye. Four of the buttons can be pressed to trigger playback of four different Houndeye sounds.

I put myself in the photo this time to show you how big the Houndeye is. Also I'd love to be a scientist working for Black Mesa.

...

So now I've made headcrabs, a Vortigaunt, a Barnacle, the G Man, Gordon, and my own HEV suit. Must. Resist. Urge. To. Construct. Bullsquid.
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:iconraleigh33:
Raleigh33 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
:O That is awesome!
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:icondrrip:
DrRip Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Houndeyes are so cute
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:iconpseudonoobda:
PseudonoobDA Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This better not make a sonic boom and blast my furniture.
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:iconhardcorecrocomire:
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SHALL LEAD MY BROTHEREN TO VICTORY!
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:iconhbot208:
Hbot208 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You should listen to what it has to say. It could be an Ambassador or something.
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Hahaha!
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:iconjakspigot:
jakspigot Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Artist
Heh, guessing you watch Freeman's mind eh?
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:iconzim12:
Zim12 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I WANT IT SO BAD!!! *sobs*
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:iconlunartwilight117:
LunarTwilight117 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want a houndeye. Sure, they must be super noisy and hyper, but come on. It makes adorable sounds.
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:icondlausactor6373:
dlausactor6373 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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:iconnococo23:
nococo23 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
wish they begin selling it.then i would buy it
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:icontehnerdqueencaroline:
EPIC :D

Aww that would make the perfect pet for me, since it's plush and won't attack :)
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:iconmillymitch:
MillyMitch Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'ts so cute~♥
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:iconpasadena-opossum:
Pasadena-Opossum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
.___.
I Want One
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
*picks up a net* let's go to Black Mesa and grab you one! (you go first :P)
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:iconpasadena-opossum:
Pasadena-Opossum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
YAY! LET'S GO GET ONE
AND A HEADCRAB
...AND A BARNEY
AND A ADRIAN
*RUN INTO BLACK MESA*
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
*Follows you, waving cheerfully to the G-Man who is standing in the unreachable distance*
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:iconpasadena-opossum:
Pasadena-Opossum Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WHO IS THIS MAN YOU ARE WAVING TO? WE MUST HAVE HIM TOO
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
WE SHALL NEED MORE NETS. *calls in an orbital net drop*
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:iconpasadena-opossum:
Pasadena-Opossum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OKAY, LET'S GO CATCH...THAT GUY YOU WAVED AT TO START WITH
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Right, give me a boost and I'll see if I can climb up to where he was - - Oh wow there's a whole bunch of headcrabs up here! Hey, they've taken my net!
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:iconbroteas:
Broteas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
who's a freaky little bug-thing!
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:icongreenzaku:
greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Ah, so I wasn't the only person who saw the houndeyes bouncing around in HL and thinking they'd be wonderful to cuddle! XD
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
They're so cuddly!
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Omg and in Black Mesa you sometimes come upon a pack of them sleeping and you feel SO BAD that you have to kill them, especially since if they weren't killing you you'd gladly take them ALL in as pets! ALL OF THEM.
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:icongreenzaku:
greenzaku Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I heard Valve originally considered making the Houndeye a pet that could follow Gordon. A pity...

Anyway, I'd encourage you to submit your other stuff to Valvecrafts, your plushies are amazing!
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:iconthesteveman12:
thesteveman12 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
more than that, when houndeyes were first made in Half-Life, they were originally going to be neutral or friendly towards the player, until they realized playtesters shot them down regardless and dropped the idea. it's pretty much sad that the playtesters went asshole time with the houndeyes.
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Omg that would've been awesome, like the antlions in HL2! When you could use them as allies they seemed so cute, I wished I could just take them home and keep them as pets forever! And I would feel bad if one died, and at one point one jumped out of a hole and I reflexively shot and killed it, and I felt so bad that I reloaded from my last save point to do it again without killing it!
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Will do, when I get a spare moment :)
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:icontycho:
Tycho Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Those things are so scary >/ Well... more creepy than scary I guess lol ;;

MAKE A STRIDER

MAKE A STRIDER

DO IT DO IT
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I would love to. I'm waiting until I own my own block of land, and (local law permitting) I hope to make a life-size one one day.
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:icondoctornuriel:
DoctorNuriel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OH GOD

you MUST make a video of the houndeye's calls! :D
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:iconkrsonmar:
KRSONMar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
GASP!You've got the official Half-Life hat and Black Mesa mug,like I do!!Now I have to get me a headcrab hat and the Black Mesa parking decals.:-3

Also,the Houndeye is awesome.How long did this take to make?
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I love my headcrab hat, it is the perfect study companion!

The sewing took a solid day, the electronic section is a little harder to judge as we had to design and buy bits, probably a day all-up too.
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:iconkrsonmar:
KRSONMar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Impressive!Wish I had that kind of skill...and dedication,lol.
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:iconminnan2:
Minnan2 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
lol

I love houndeyes
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:iconparrotsnpineapple:
parrotsnpineapple Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
That is actually the most amazing thing I have seen.
Kudos!
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
:D thanks!
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:icont-weaver:
T-Weaver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT is so fucking amazing.

/understatement
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
:D You shall have to meet it sometime.
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:iconseadogs-get-fanatic:
Seadogs-Get-Fanatic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
WOW! You're awesome! :D
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
:D the Houndeye is awesome-er :P
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:iconseadogs-get-fanatic:
Seadogs-Get-Fanatic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
True enough. ;P But, what of the Vortigaunt?
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:iconmuffin-wrangler:
muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
They get on well, despite the fact my Vortigaunt (see [link] and [link]) is less than a tenth the Houndeye's size.
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:iconseadogs-get-fanatic:
Seadogs-Get-Fanatic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
^)_(^ Beautiful work, regardless of its size.
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:iconvale-maggot:
vale-maggot Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
awesome
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