here i will show you how to make a BR55 Battle Rifle from nothing more than cardboard, 2 types of duct tape and a copper pipe.
Step 1: Step 1: Draw Out the Battle Rifle's Template.
at least make sure the board is 5 feet long so you have enough room to draw the two templates.
DO NOT draw the rails on the template as it is a pain in the ass to cut out right.
do them seperately and make the rails 2 inches wide for strength.
your templates should be like this
Step 2: Step 2: Rails and Scope
make two of the same and stick a 2 inch strip between them to hold them.
the scope can be made by a cardboard tube.
take a look at the Battle Rifle's Scope and cut the tube into the shape. duct tape it black and the middle silver duct tape.
now put that to one side while you start making the templates 3 dimensional
Step 3: Step 3: 3Difying
after an hour of doing that, it should come out like this.
the video will show some tweaks you can make to the rifle.
Step 4: Step 4: Textures
begin the textures by the triangular details on the rifle. make them with cardboard triangles.
now the angled area under the rails.
make that in one large piece and then tape that on with black duct tape, outline it by smoothing the duct tape around the edge.
the barrrels can be made by cutting along a line in a cardboard tube and then shrinking the width by rolling it around your finger then taping it together with black duct tape.
both barrels can be made this way.
Step 5: 5: Finishing Off.
just add some last smaller details and then you should be done.
ALL CREDIT TO DUCT-TAPE-MASTER.