Covenant Ghost (Halo)




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

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

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

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.



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    36 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

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

    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

    Virtuouscaptain claws

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    Virtuouscaptain claws

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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 clawsVirtuous

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

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

    darknessfallscaptain claws

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

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


    9 years ago on Step 3

    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. =]

    1 reply

    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. =)