Model WWI MKIV Landship.

How to make a model WWI Landship.

WWI MKIV tank.

In this 5 part craft project on how to make a Model WWI MKIV Landship , you will be making a semi-realistic miniature version of a WWI MKIV Landship as shown above.

PT1 go to PT2 - PT3 - PT4 - PT5

How to make a model WWI Landship.

Landship's were developed during the first world war as a response to the stalemate that happened on the Western front. They were used as a terror weapon to instill fear into the enemy and more importantly as a means to cross the battlefield as they could easily traverse trenches, barbed wire and all the other obstacles that were also strewn across the battlefield.

Parent supervision required !!

For this simple project you will need:

Two average sized cereal box's, Cardboard box or A4 craft card.
Ruler or set square.
A craft knife or Scissors
Pencil or pen.
Acrylic or watercolour paint.
A paintbrush.
PVA adhesive or sticky tape.
Glue spreader or glue stick.
Wine bottle cork.
3mm dowel or matchsticks.
Cotton buds.

Model WWI MKIV Landship. How to make a WWI Landship

Stage 1: Forming the Model WWl MKIV Landship gun sponsons.

WWI landship sponson To make your model WWI MKIV Land ship you will need to make the Sponson's. Situated on each side of the tank and then projecting from the main vehicle the sponsons housed the main side guns. For this part of the build you'll need to download Sheet 1.

Once you've downloaded sheet 1 carefully cut around each template making sure that you do not remove any of the tabs. As without them the gun Sponsen's will not go together. Also, at this stage its important not to remove the rectangle marked (Remove). That will only weaken the template making it harder to assemble the Sponson.

forming the sponson shape With all parts cut out, its now time to make all the folds on both the tabs and the Sponsons, this will form its shape. In order to make the folds, use the edge of a ruler or set square to line up your folds. Then fold them over, as shown below.

Making the gun sponson With all folds made form the gun sponson by sticking all your tabs in place.

Forming the Model MKIV Landship gun openings.

WWI MKIV Gun Sponson inner edge.With the gun sponsons stuck together you can now remove the rectangle marked (Remove). Removing it will then provide the opening into which the model WWI MKIV Landship gun sponsons fit. With that said, we will also be adding a gun that we will be making in the next step of this tutorial. Please also note, its Important that you DO NOT remove the extra tab on the front edge. This will need to be folded into the opening to provide a side to the sponson, as shown.

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