DIY Cardboard Tank V2



Introduction: DIY Cardboard Tank V2

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The history of the tank begins with World War I. Armored all-terrain fighting vehicles were introduced to combat the trench warfare, ushering in a new era of mechanized warfare. By World War II, tank design advanced significantly.

Though initially raw and unreliable, tanks eventually became a mainstay of the ground armies. In this quick tutorial, I am going to make a DIY Tank using cardboard sheets. It will only take 20 minutes of your valuable time to create this DIY Masterpiece.

Step 1: Components Used

To create the DIY Tank we need:

  • Cardboard Sheet
  • A4 Paper
  • Permanent Marker
  • Scissor and a Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Optional Plaster of Paris
  • Optional Sandpaper
  • Water Color and Coloring Brushes

Step 2: The Template

So, this is the template I created for the Tank's body. I will provide the link in the description below. Using a paper cutting scissor, I extracted all the shapes from the template.

Step 3: Cutting the Cardboard

Then I traced the paper-cutouts on pieces of cardboard and using both scissor and knife I extracted all the pieces of cardboard that I need for this project.

Step 4: Joining Pieces

Using a hot-glue gun I joined all the cardboard cutouts.

Be very careful while using a hot-glue gun. Use gloves as much as possible to avoid the hot glue from burning your hand and fingers. By using wood-glue instead of hot-glue you can get a cleaner and stronger finish, but hot glue is faster. Hot glue can also be more forgiving as you can re-heat and re-glue if you're unsatisfied with your seam. Try applying the glue from the inner side as much as possible to leave the outer side neat and clean.

Step 5: Coloring

So, this is how my cardboard Tank looks like. Using green, brown and black Acrylic Color I painted the body of the Tank. It totally depends on what color you want to apply; but, please do not paint it red or pink, ha ha....

Step 6:

By changing the shape and size of the canon, body, caterpillars or the top section of the tank, or by applying a different set of colors you can generate a new model and add to your DIY collection

Step 7: Thanks

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Blog Posts:

1. Tank V1:

2. Tank V2:

Video references:

1. Tank V1 Video:

2. Tank V2 Video:

Cardboard Templates:

1. Tank V1 :

2. Tank V2 :

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