Introduction: 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.

Step 1: Materials

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

Step 2: Step 1

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

Step 3: Step3

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

Step 4: Step 4

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

Step 5: Step 5

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

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.

Comments

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Kaiven made it!(author)2009-03-28

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.

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edwardwelsh55 made it!(author)2016-09-28

please up load it, it would help me with a project,

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GlassesKat14 made it!(author)2015-10-10

I would really like that thanks! Please upload

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wvill made it!(author)2010-07-14

i do!!!!!

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2009-03-28

net?.... what parts?...Im a bit confused but watever ....upload it i guess

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Kaiven made it!(author)2009-03-31

You don't know what a net is? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_(polyhedron)
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?

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2009-03-31

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

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Kaiven made it!(author)2009-03-31

Those images aren't what I am making lol. I guess I shall start the 'ible tomorrow or whenever I am less lazy.

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khairandzakwan.alghani made it!(author)2015-04-16

budug bangsat!!!!

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Bigpurpledr4gon made it!(author)2012-02-02

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Knot71 made it!(author)2010-09-13

Very nice!

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TropicalRC made it!(author)2010-09-16

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!

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agis68 made it!(author)2010-08-30

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:http://papercraftarts.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html


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Chowmix12 made it!(author)2010-04-28

how about a painted bottle cap for the turret? that might look more realistic...

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Chowmix12 made it!(author)2010-04-26

nice collection of tanks!

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survivletroop made it!(author)2010-03-11

I have the same army guy and great tuorial!

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alphaglider made it!(author)2009-06-21

if you can find a motor for it that world be nice i have one but im rather have an remote controlled one

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Kaiven made it!(author)2007-09-28

crdboard would be better, but i might use thick paper that fits in the printer, not sure what its called.

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peach_fart made it!(author)2008-09-21

its called cardstock

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2007-09-28

i think what ur talking about is paperboard i made mine from cereal boxes

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Kaiven made it!(author)2007-09-29

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

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Kaiven made it!(author)2007-09-28

mine looks great!

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Future+filmaker made it!(author)2008-08-28

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!

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PKTraceur made it!(author)2008-07-27

AMAZINGLY AWESOME INSTRUCTABLE!!!! nice instructable. I am going to try this with posterboard. Maybe ghillie it up and all that camo jazz. NICE

-RA

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2008-07-28

lol cool i made some camo on mine with a gauze pad and i colored it with markers

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PKTraceur made it!(author)2008-07-27

Mine took me about 1 hour, though it is AWESOME!!!! I will post a pic soon!

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2008-07-28

cool

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jayro707 made it!(author)2008-04-25

sweet dude i realy like it

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thristhart made it!(author)2007-11-30

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

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funwithfire325 made it!(author)2007-08-07

ok FINALY i made the tank now how do you make the cube??? more pics.....

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andy60 made it!(author)2007-08-08

well heres the nett design

cube.bmp
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funwithfire325 made it!(author)2007-08-07

i cant make the first part.... you need more deatail make the 1st part on ms paint so a cant print it

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funwithfire325 made it!(author)2007-08-07

im making one !!!!

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TangMu made it!(author)2007-06-28

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:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/58637901/

keep it up

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bigpinecone made it!(author)2007-06-25

perfect, i'm gonna put a spudgun on an airplane and i needed something to shoot at...

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cardboarddude made it!(author)2007-06-24

thanks for the comments.

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lemonie made it!(author)2007-06-24

Using a ruler or something else with a straight edge would help. L

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Fenwick made it!(author)2007-06-23

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.

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TheCheese9921 made it!(author)2007-06-23

these are sweet

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Mitten made it!(author)2007-06-23

I'm putting one of these on an RC car.

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Trimaster made it!(author)2007-06-23

lol thats cool

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