A group of artists / modeling experts in China spent 48-days building a 1:1 scale cardboard replica of the Merkava MK4 Israeli battle tank, and it’s currently on display at the Hobby Expo China (HEC) International Model Expo in Beijing. Not much is known in the way of what tools were used, but social media users do state that around 5,000 cardboard parts were used, and it weighs in at 1-ton. Unfortunately (or fortunately), you’re not able to climb inside, nor is the cannon functional. Read more for additional pictures and information.
“I’m no expert when it comes to cardboard modelling, but if I had to guess, the team behind this project started out by designing and printing all the parts on sheets of corrugated cardboard and spent days putting them together. Even the intricate tank tracks are made exclusively from cardboard, using interlocking tubes,” according to Oddity Central.