Picture of How To Make a Cardboard tank
I will show you how to make a cardboard tank.I made this really quick ,but the ones in the other pictures took longer.
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Step 1: Materials

You will need:
a pencil
an eraser
tape (masking tape works best)
1 army guy (optional)
1 flattened empty cereal box

Step 2: Step 1

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draw all the sides on cardboard.Use the pic to see what I draw on.

Step 3: Step3

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draw the details on your tank with a pencil and color in the tank with markers.

Step 4: Step 4

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cut out the tank and tape it together.
the little tabs in step 2 are the "track" tape them onto the bottom.

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Now to make the turret.cut a cross shape out and tape all the sides together to make a cube. then glue a straw to the front to be the barell or you could roll together a piece of paper to make a tube and tape it.

Step 6: End

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i have made better tanks before , here is a pic of a 1/35 scale german panther tank i made exept it is missing the track (i havnt added it yet)the camoflauge on the tank on the frst page is made of a gauze pad dipped in green food coloring glued to the side of the tank.the other pic has other army related cardboard thing i have made.
omg i mad one for my history project and i got an A+ on i cause of this help thank you for this! I love cardboard tanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Knot714 years ago
Very nice!
I saw that you were asking where to get the radio gear for RC Tanks PM me and I can help you with this. Ta!
agis684 years ago
nice idea but dud you need better designs. Are too simple...just google it on "paper craft tank" and see the images or check here:

Kaiven6 years ago
ANYONE WHO WANTS IT: I have made a net cut out of all the parts. If you want them, just ask and I will try to upload them.
wvill Kaiven4 years ago
i do!!!!!
cardboarddude (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
net?.... what parts?...Im a bit confused but watever ....upload it i guess
You don't know what a net is?
Wow. What grade math are you taking? And the parts make sense if you know what a net is lol.

I was planning on posting an instructable on how to make 3d models on the computer. May take a while,. but you'll have to look at that ok?
cardboarddude (author)  Kaiven6 years ago
lol 8th....i heavent learned about it yet but I already knew what a polyhedron was , just didnt know it was also called a net and I looked ahead in my book and its there. I clicked the link those things look cool
Those images aren't what I am making lol. I guess I shall start the 'ible tomorrow or whenever I am less lazy.
Chowmix124 years ago
how about a painted bottle cap for the turret? that might look more realistic...
Chowmix124 years ago
nice collection of tanks!
I have the same army guy and great tuorial!
alphaglider5 years ago
if you can find a motor for it that world be nice i have one but im rather have an remote controlled one
Kaiven7 years ago
crdboard would be better, but i might use thick paper that fits in the printer, not sure what its called.
its called cardstock
cardboarddude (author)  Kaiven7 years ago
i think what ur talking about is paperboard i made mine from cereal boxes
no, i don't think it' paper board...maybe.... i don't know... it's 8 1/2" by 11". btw, i made mine and i looks nice, but i might make paperr gear cylinders instead of it being flat, because it looks wierd.... not really wierd, but i think you get the point
Kaiven Kaiven7 years ago
mine looks great!
great job, as usual. If you spent a loooong time on it, I'm sure you could come up with a model that could be used in a video. Just put infront of greenscreen and there you go!
PKTraceur6 years ago
AMAZINGLY AWESOME INSTRUCTABLE!!!! nice instructable. I am going to try this with posterboard. Maybe ghillie it up and all that camo jazz. NICE

cardboarddude (author)  PKTraceur6 years ago
lol cool i made some camo on mine with a gauze pad and i colored it with markers
PKTraceur6 years ago
Mine took me about 1 hour, though it is AWESOME!!!! I will post a pic soon!
cardboarddude (author)  PKTraceur6 years ago
jayro7076 years ago
sweet dude i realy like it
cardboarddude (author) 7 years ago
thristhart7 years ago
ha ha ha I love this. made one myself, although all i had were brown and black pastels(turned out a perfect muddy type tank!). For those that don't know, to make a cardboard cube, make a cross like the one below. then, fold on the lines, into itself. tape together and voila! cube! :D
ok FINALY i made the tank now how do you make the cube??? more pics.....
well heres the nett design
i cant make the first part.... you need more deatail make the 1st part on ms paint so a cant print it
im making one !!!!
TangMu7 years ago
hey there, i made a similar thing last year based on a t34, however i wanted to simplify it and reduce down so it fitted on an a5 postcard size. Have just posted on deviant art:

keep it up
bigpinecone7 years ago
perfect, i'm gonna put a spudgun on an airplane and i needed something to shoot at...
cardboarddude (author) 7 years ago
thanks for the comments.
lemonie7 years ago
Using a ruler or something else with a straight edge would help. L
Fenwick7 years ago
Just like they used in Normandy! Jokes aside, good instructable. You should probably explain how to make cardboard cubes. I know how to, but I'm not sure that others would.
these are sweet
Mitten7 years ago
I'm putting one of these on an RC car.
Trimaster7 years ago
lol thats cool