This is a three page paper craft model of a space shuttle blasting off with additional orbit themed graphics. Based on illustrations by talented creator Ivan Dubovik, this expertly designed paper toy uses advanced paper engineering and stylish graphic design to create a sense of lighting, weight and motion.
The model has four different parts the main space shuttle, the booster jets, a satellite and an optional display base. The rocket and satellite can be put on the display base without attaching it using glue or tape and will sit securely thanks to a sleek slot together design. The space shuttle can also be removed from the booster jets if you’d prefer to display it alone.
The paper craft is available for digital download on the Fold Up Toys shop page.
1 – Download
Purchase the paper craft from the Fold Up Toys shop and then download the .zip folders, inside this you will find the flat template of the paper toy along with a reference photos. 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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07/08/2018 Model released onto FUT website.