Looking over this model in retrospect is bizarre, there’s a lot going on. The model was designed entirely on Powerpoint 2003, it was the only “design” program I had at the time. I recall I really wanted to go all out to impress fellow members of the UPC so I added as much detail as my computer would allow.
When you know the toy was designed on such a limited piece of software it really changes how you look at the template, every piece of shading was built up of 10-20 different translucent shapes, the tattoos on the arm were designed to fill an A4 page and then shrunken down to fit onto the arms. The tabs are poorly designed, but I would have just used the curve shape tool to try and make them look somewhat orderly.
Some may assume that the brothers, Chuckle and Cheer joined the circus as part of their freak show after being outcast by society, but they’d be wrong. Throughout their youth the two brothers were accepted and treated just like everyone else, it wasn’t until the two of them started learning to play the accordion that the public started to avoid them.
Because each brother controls a single arm, timing the movements it takes to play the accordion is extremely difficult and as a result, unpleasant to listen to. They joined the circus under the condition that they could follow their passion for a living, playing music. To this day the two of them play proudly to the crowds surrounding them, they come to see the conjoined twins, and stay to hear their music.
1 – Download
Click the download button above to receive a .zip folder, inside this you will find the flat template of the paper toy along with a reference photo. Selected Fold Up Toys also include blank versions of the template. Open the flat template in your image viewer/editor of choice and print.
Print the model onto paper or card, Fold Up Toys recommends a 250gsm card stock for best results, however all models on the Fold Up Toys website should work perfectly well on standard A4 printer paper. On the bottom of the flat template you will see a recommended card stock weight (e.g. 2050gsm) for this models specific design.
3 – Cut
Cut the model out along the solid outline, some models will have sections that need to be cut with a craft knife, younger builders are recommended to get help from an adult.
4 – Fold
Follow the key on the models flat template, folding up or down along the dotted lines as instructed. Some model builders like to score along the fold lines (go over the lines in advance) with a craft knife or empty ball point pen to get a more precise fold.
5 – Glue
Most models have numbered tabs, glue the tabs in order to complete the model. If you get stuck, feel free to message the designer using the contact page with a photo of what you’re working on and they’ll be happy to help you.
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01/06/2017 Model released for onto the FUT website linking to the UPC server
04/01/2019 Model page updated to new client template, the download is redirected to the FUT server.
Client : Urban Paper Collective
The Urban Paper Collective is a group of experts in the paper engineering and paper-toy design field. Comprised of many of the worlds most well known and skilled creators the group hosts a yearly exhibition, pooling their talent into one locations as well as offering a number of exclusive downloadable models on their Website. Since the groups creation I have been a contributing member of the group attending many of the exhibitions and producing different downloadable models to fit the groups yearly themes.