How to Make a Cardboard Tank

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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.

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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.

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    43 Discussions

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    kramejen
    kramejen

    2 years ago

    cool it is cool

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    Kaiven
    Kaiven

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    edwardwelsh55

    Reply 3 years ago

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

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    GlassesKat14
    GlassesKat14

    Reply 4 years ago

    I would really like that thanks! Please upload

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    cardboarddude
    cardboarddude

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kaiven
    Kaiven

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    cardboarddude

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Kaiven

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

    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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    TropicalRC
    TropicalRC

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Chowmix12
    Chowmix12

    9 years ago on Step 5

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

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    alphaglider
    alphaglider

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Kaiven

    12 years ago on Introduction

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