This model is a custom of Nick Knite’s Cactus Clan papertoy. I’ve taken the template adding my own texture and elements in order to turn it into a shark missile firing silo. Featuring detailed graphical work on several different pieces spread over three pages this model is quite the change from my usual projects.
I designed this model just after I’d moved out of my parents home. Sitting in a small flat with nothing but a computer on a desk and a sofa bed there was very little to do after I got home from work. I didn’t have a T.V. the internet was too slow for Netflix or Youtube so I spent my evening hunched over my tablet in the make shift office I cobbled together in the corner and worked on this paper model.
I’m lucky enough to call Nick Knite a friend and it felt like I was always promising to customize one of his models but never delivering, so it felt great to work on this template and go above and beyond transforming the shape into something near unrecognizable.
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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05/01/2019 Model re-released onto FUT website.