Dead Dimetrodon

This month’s paper toy club entry was 286 million years in the making… Ok so it was actually just over a week, but let’s not worry about the details.

This paper toy of a dimetrodon skeleton features some inverted folds to create a rib cage and a nice piece of paper engineering which automatically centred the neck when the back fin s folded together. This model is a return to the colour limiter graphical style which was used throughout 2020, with a new palleted named ‘exposed fossil’.

The download included the default single sided template, bleedless template, blank template and double sided print options with colour coded back-side tabs to make building even easier.

Please note, because this product is a digital download there is no physical product to be shipped or mailed, this includes the mailing of the flat pre-printed sheets the product is delivered as a digital .ZIP file and is intended to be printed using a home based printer. 

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Click the download button above to receive a .zip folder, inside this you will find the flat template of the paper toy along with some reference photos.  Open the flat template in your image viewer/editor of choice and print.

– 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. 250gsm) for this models specific design.

– 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.

– 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.

– 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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