These two models were concept pieces for a line of simple super hero models all sharing a similar template. This template was later used for the miniature Guardians of the Galaxy set released onto Fold Up Toys. Unfortunately the templates for these model appear to be lost, however there’s an earlier version of Iron Man available here. The designs of these models haven’t aged particularly well, however a few template ideas are interesting such as the arms being slot into the model using a slit on the back, this locked the arms securely in place but allowed the builder to change out the arms for different poses and weapons. This idea could be taken further by adding accessories to the back of the arms such as capes and backpacks. In an earlier prototype of Captain America a separate version of the arms was produced which had empty hands but held the shield on his back.
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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07/01/2019 Model photos released onto FUT site.