About: Trash, dismantling stuff, lots of glue and paper

This project was started as a sketch as I drew my designs in school classes, the design soon became an obsession, and I wanted it to convert into a reality. All materials used inside the car are either salvaged from waste cardboard pieces in my attic or from whatever things there were lying around in my house which was useless.

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Step 1: Collecting the Right Cardboard

If you want to make something from design to a mockup(with cardboard) it's all about selecting the correct thickness of the cardboard. I used NON-CORRUGATED cardboards(from visiting cards or similar)

Step 2: Cutting the Correct Pieces

After choosing the cardboard next is to cut the shapes from the design you have drawn. I did this completely without taking accurate measurements and it's ok(should be somewhat similar)

Step 3: Shaping Carboard

Manually start to shape the cardboard. Since the thickness and strength are less for the cardboard, it can be shaped to your desired style, but have to do in a similar fashion so it takes the shape(like shaping a pot on mould)

Step 4: Selecting Glue

glue selection is also important since some glue after drying can leave sediments of it. use glue which is used sticking wood (fevicol MR). It will take time to stick, but worth the wait.

Step 5: Paint

either go for poster colour or spray paint. I used fabric colour and kind of destroyed the model, I was too late to find that out :(. I call it trial and error.

Step 6: Selecting Materials


visiting cards

matchsticks for alloy wheels

plastic transparent sheet for headlamps and back lamps

bud straws

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    Colby Ebaugh

    1 year ago

    This isn't a Mercedes, its a Lamborghini veneno with a Bugatti veyron front grille.


    1 year ago

    I really like your results, but I the instructions are missing from this INSTRUCTable... That's just my opinion

    Still, nice job! looks like you put a lot of effort into it! Maybe document the process next time so we could try to learn some of your ideas, and you could save us some of the mistakes you made by adding a few useful tips :)

    2 replies

    Reply 1 year ago

    I have the same opinion. After reading some text and then seeing a final result, one thing came to my mind is "That escalated quickly" ;)

    Anyway - good job, car looks pro.


    Reply 1 year ago

    hehe...thanks for the positive feedback, this is my first time posting something online. next time ill try to elaborate. I'll edit the current post with more info.