Introduction: Covenant Ghost (Halo)

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This is what I have completed so far of my cardboard covenant ghost from the Halo series. I have decided to enter it as is because it is the 30th, the last day to enter the Gorilla Glue contest. You might notice the side opposite from where I took the picture the wing is missing...yea I ran out of cardboard, I'll get more soon. All I was trying to do up to this point was make the basic shape and add details later...the plasma guns, Cylindrical shape on the left side, control panels, etc. So far I used only Cardboard, Duct Tape, a paper bag, a few sticks for support, and the little bit of Styrofoam you can see there. Any ways it is actually starting to shape up pretty good and look good. Once I complete it I'm sure it will look fantastic. Right now its all duct tape and cardboard so don't be to harsh please. In any case tell me what you think.

Step 1: Supplies

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The supplies are very easy to get...well maybe with the exception of collecting enough cardboard.
What you absolutely need are
*knife, razor, or scissors (I am not Responsible for any injuries if you try this.)
*Duct Tape
Other materials:
*Paper bag
*sticks for support
*a picture to look off of
-oh and your gonna need space to work, and a space to store it when your finished. (I have absolutely no clue where I'm going to store mine.)

Step 2: Building the Shape

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It is going to take time to get the shape how you like it and to make it look good. I had to base mine off of what I would fit in and the fact that all my cardboard was creased to mess me up. Basically the idea here is to keep working the shape until you can get it to stay at the shape you want it at. A lot of the time mine was collapsing because of either the wind or the creases from when the cardboard was a box. So I used wooden supports to keep it up while i work on it and added little splints to the creases to keep them sturdy.

Step 3: Finishing

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When you finish (I haven't yet) You can cover up the extremely duct taped areas with paper bag and eventually can paint. Your probably going to want to add detail to it as well. Seeing as I am not quite that far yet all I have to show you is what I have done. This is a fun project and will look really cool when it is finished. Please try not to be too harsh as I am not done but feel free to comment.


fatperson1239214 (author)2011-08-10

hey could someone post a pic of it when its done thanks.

tinker234 (author)2011-07-23

wow hey i defintaly will make one now hey add a hover craft to it

B34r (author)2011-07-22

But can it bend?

Punchabearinnamouf (author)2010-12-24

Oops haha just saw that I_Am_Ninja said that already

Punchabearinnamouf (author)2010-12-24

Dude if you turn that bottom piece into a hovercraft that thing will be even cooler! You could put the blower in the back section and paint it up, and then terrorize the covenant... or the neighborhood dogs haha

captain claws (author)2009-12-09

 its cool so can you bild  the halo gun now

Virtuous (author)captain claws2009-12-09

I'll probably build guns in the future lol... but actually I'm working on an ODST helmet and that is difficult... pretty much done except I'm gonna fiber glass it and paint it.  I could post that eventually.

captain claws (author)Virtuous2009-12-09

 thank could it be a assault riffle of halo please and i like the ghosts

Virtuous (author)captain claws2009-12-11

Here's the odst helm sooo far....

captain claws (author)Virtuous2009-12-13

 it is so cool i like it so can you tell me how to make it

Virtuous (author)captain claws2009-12-13

This are some instructables on how to make stuff like this I think...but maybe eventually when I actually Finish the helm I'll post mine...

captain claws (author)Virtuous2009-12-15

 could you make a halo back pack that he wears
and a gun out of cardboard that is the assault riffle and magmum

you can DL papercraft printouts to make halo weapons online, i have personally made the battle rifle,

Virtuous (author)captain claws2009-12-15

idk how much of this I actually want to do because it is very tedious and time consuming work....

nice job man

Virtuous (author)Virtuous2009-12-11

looks better from the front...

theswordninja561 (author)2009-12-22


ProfessionalMineTripper (author)2009-12-16

wow. Two more words... Lawnmower-cover. :D
good job! and nice ODST helm.

justsomerandomguy (author)2009-09-06

my friend will definitely like this as he was just tellimg me that he was going 2 make a ghost TODAY!! good job, not many people ever care 2 take on projects like these and while right now i don't have the time to make it, i still enjoy seeing yours! =)

oh, and a quick tip, if u wet the cardboard then bend it and let it dry it should stay in place pretty well. =]

Thanks the big problem right now is I have nowhere to store the thing. Btw you know what would really help me out? for my instructable in the cardboard contest., lol. Anyways thanks for the kind word and the advice. =)

captain claws (author)Virtuous2009-12-09

 now make a cardboard halo gun please

Hellchild (author)2009-10-10

put wheels on it now.
now that would be cool

Virtuous (author)Hellchild2009-10-12

I actually do plan on making it into some sort of vehicular cover. One way or another anyways.

Hellchild (author)Virtuous2009-10-12

that would be awesome. post pics or something when you do.

duckthom (author)2009-10-08

Nice job ;)

caitlinsdad (author)2009-09-01

Nice start. Take a look how real aircraft/wings are made and you can duplicate the superstructure or ribs to support the walls with cardboard. The cardboard will skin it over like real aircraft. Make good use of that styrofoam that is also in the packaging. You can make a lot of details with that or use as filler support pieces. A final layer of papier mache works great to smooth out bumps, holes and seams. Good luck in finishing it so we can see. You should finish it before Halloween to get it in the annual contest. Maybe you have a Master Chief costume to go along with it.

Virtuous (author)caitlinsdad2009-09-01

Yea those are all good ideas, and for the airplanes idea Airplanes are something I have been around my whole life. My dad's job has been and still is an airplane mechanic. We do own our own lightweight plane and many models so I know exactly what you mean. Unfortunately I didn't have the materials to build the rib structure or the time to build it. The contest final submission day was closing in and i had to at least get the basic structure going. Although I hadn't thought of the papier mache idea and that might be something I do... As for the progress of the ghost its still in the same stage as when I posted because I ran outta cardboard.

caitlinsdad (author)Virtuous2009-09-02

Don't be afraid to piece together smaller pieces of cardboard. Just laminate pieces and glue a support piece to bridge the seam. It's nice to work with one giant box but scavenging smaller boxes is more fun.

Welcome to Instructables, and btw, there are some members that are young pilots/airplane enthusiasts flying about like CameronSS and Nova Hawk. We're around in the Instructables chat.

spooler (author)2009-08-31

nice dude, ought to look awesome when its finished

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-08-31

Just stick an electric scooter or a leaf-blower hovercraft under it, paint it purple, and you got one sweet ride. Just make some Pepakura Spartan armor or something.

Kaiven (author)2009-08-31

:o Now I want one! But I wouldn't build it unless I could store it somewhere and it actually worked :D

Virtuous (author)Kaiven2009-08-31

Lol when i was coming up with the concept I was thinking about making it a hovercraft....and I still am. When i was in the fifth grade I build a hovercraft for our school's Invention convention (with help from my dad of course). Making a hovercraft base for this to attach to would not be too difficult. But, I suppose by working one you mean a fast one that runs like the in-game ones, That would be AWESOME!

Kaiven (author)Virtuous2009-08-31

That would be awesome! And mount some plasma rifl--Oh.. wait...

junkfactory886 (author)2009-08-31

To make it rideable: mount bottom to plywood, cut holes for feet, mount to engine dolley. Major cool.

insomniaSAH (author)2009-08-31

I can understand being excited about your project and it's lookin' nice so far but I'd either wait until I was finished to actually post this or at least tag (unfinished) onto the title.

Virtuous (author)insomniaSAH2009-08-31

Your probably right that I should tag unfinished...but I had to submit yesterday because of the contest deadline.

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