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Home-Made Boxes of Soda

Soda Makes it's mark
Recently, I submitted photos of my 9-year-old daughter's civilian M151A2 MUTT loaded with camping gear and supplies. Included in the back was two cases of soda, one 12 pack of Mountain Dew and a 24 pack of Sprite. I got all sorts of replies about how great my Daughter's MUTT was. I also got many questions of, “Where did you get the soda boxes?”

Making the boxes
Basically, I made them myself. They are actually easy to do. I made them in the same way as commercial ration boxes are made. The boxes are laid out on a sheet of paper darker lines outline the panels. Cut on these lines and fold just like a regular box. For the images, I copied {digital} photos of the covers of soda boxes and resized (manipulated) them to 1/33 scale.
On the side is an example of how to fold the boxes. The green areas are folded and become the inner flaps of the box. First you cut the box from the paper along the outer edges. Next cut the flaps apart in the white areas between them. Then fold the box into shape along all the black lines using the edge of a sharp Exacto knife to ensure a straight and sharp edge. To build the box, glue and attach the triangular flap to the opposite end of the box. Now fold the smaller flaps in first, then the long ones. Now glue the ends together with the printed flap on the outside. (note: the first image of the single box is to give you a rough idea of how to lay out your individual boxes. It is not to scale)

That is it. You now have a 12-pack of soda for all thirsty, hard working figures. Here is a direct link to MSN. Open this and save it to your hard drive. This is a zipped up file with a power point slide in it. Save it, unzip it, open it, and print it - Soda boxes

 

Note: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, and Mountain Dew are covered by Copyright 2005 © PepsiCo Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite are covered by copyright ©2003 The Coca-Cola Company

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About the Author

About Gino P. Quintiliani (HeavyArty)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

Retired US Army Artillery Officer, currently a contractor at MacDill AFB in the Tampa, FL area. I have been modelling for the past 35+ years, really seriously on armor and large scale helos (1/32, 1/35) for the last 30 or so.


Comments

All, Thanks for the replies and good words. I have uploaded the zipped Power Point file to the Armorama MSM site under documents. It should work, as long as you have WinZip. It is the printable version already scaled to 1/35th scale. Here is a direct link. Soda boxes Enjoy.
APR 02, 2005 - 10:53 PM
Thanks again for the file guys. Very nice work Gino!
APR 03, 2005 - 01:59 AM
Gino THANKS!!!!!! I have update the feature with the direct link. You can now download a Power point version of the file to print off.
APR 03, 2005 - 06:54 AM
Does anyone have the file? It doesn't seem that the file is available any more. Can someone please e-mail the file or maybe Gino? BTW, nice idea, Thanks for doing it.
JUN 19, 2006 - 02:44 AM
does anyone have this file they can email me? it wont allow me access without having an MSN account.
OCT 20, 2007 - 10:34 AM
Tim, check my download link it has gino's boxes and also has marcelo's boxes. http://www.mediafire.com/?5clm2mi9zil
OCT 20, 2007 - 11:09 AM
got it..I can open the water bottles file, but not the other two..I dont have the program that created it. what is it?
OCT 20, 2007 - 12:59 PM
hmmm... the program is called powerpoint its from microsoft mostly you have it already standard on your PC
OCT 20, 2007 - 01:17 PM
oh ok, no, I dont have that program
OCT 20, 2007 - 04:35 PM
Tim, Tim...where ya been man??? PP is standard these days. Update bro! And yea, just tossin' a poke to your ribs. Mike
OCT 20, 2007 - 09:10 PM
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