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.)
*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.