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This thread is for all the Fold Up Toys projects, whether they be free downloadable paper crafts, building videos or website updates. Rather than trying to put the releases into other threads I figured it’d be easier to keep them all contained in just one.

Also, if you want to share you FUT builds that'd be great!
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To start the thread off here's a video showing off some of my limited edition and signed paper toys I've collected over the years. These are just then-built templates I've had in storage, but soon I'll be building a lot of these special items.

This commission project for VRProsthetics is now available for public download.

Featuring VR goggles and a prosthetic hand this model was originally printed and die-cut for a prosthetics promotional event by Hallam University. These pre-printed and cut models were handed out to guests of the event.

his commission project for Hoe Works is now available for public download.

Forge is a simple paper toy created for a musical visual event at Hope Works in 2016. As part of the Sheffield Year of Making, Hope Works teamed up with Mapping Creativity, as part of this collaboration I created Forge to help promote the event online.
The model itself is based on the huge forges located in Sheffield turning an iconic sight into a character by using molten magma as its legs.

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Here's a recent concept piece I made. I don't get to work on many cars so this was a lot of fun.
This looks different from your usual stuff. Maybe cause it's just a concept? I would really like to see the template.
I'll dig up the template for you. It used some cool accordion folds to keep the model as few parts as possible. So you fold the template together once to make a standard toy template and then again to build the car.
I'm going to be live streaming for the next 4-5 hours creating a paper toy using licences space images. Feel free to join me.

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The stream is over for today, we made some great progress on some space themed paper toys. We'll be finishing the project tomorrow on a second stream from 9:30-4 UK time.
I wish I would've seen this earlier. Was up all night installing a SSD for my wife. I could have been watching this; instead of listening to the clock tick away my life in the dark quiet
I just revealed this months supporter exclusive, inspired by He-Man and TMNT, the Mutoids are slimy army builder villains. All three will be released for supporters at the end of the month.
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New video - Speed Art Desgin : Space Shuttle
This video features footage from a recent live stream sped up to show the design process of a simple space shuttle toy. The model uses licenced illustrations, converting them into paper craft nets.
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I made a new video taking on the Creative Market Challenge, designing an improvised paper toy. Check it out to see the whole design process from start to finish.
Here's the end product the Neon Reaper, it's available for early access now and will be up for free download in two weeks time.

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Latest episode of Let's Design : https://youtu.be/xQ7R_5w-0JM

I made an action to generate little germ colonies that I later used to make the paper crafts texture.
I've also been experimenting with some "speed art" videos on my second channel where I condense the design footage into a couple of minutes. The result is interesting but I don't think it's very informative.

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Here's a review of a RNLI Lifeboat papercraft kit I picked up recently.
I was pleasantly supersized with the result, the package didn't have a photo on it so I was expecting the worse but it turned out to be pretty great.
Long time no see. You need to make with the posting of videos and paper toys and videos and stuff again.
Hey, I've been busy cooking up some paper toy Halloween decorations including a hanging skeleton and a zombie head.

You can download the here : folduptoys.com and watch the design process here : https://youtu.be/OTrAy4x_rlU
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I've added a Halloween section to the front of the Fold Up Toys which I'll be adding to over the next few days.
There aren't enough diapers to hold all this baby shit. Where's the cool stuff?
>Where's the cool stuff?
Paper craft, cool stuff. Pick one only.
Well, I'm mostly partial to origami, but I noticed this >>568641 while surfing the board, and it looked ridiculous (childish). So, I ask again, where's the cool, bad-ass looking paper craft? I don't see any here.
>I was pleasantly supersized with the result
So you are served with fries and a drink?
No, he switched out the drink for a vanilla shake. Only 60€ more.

Doesn't contribute nothing but piss and moans... You don't like, don't make it. You want to see something cool? You make it.
You won't, only make piss and moans.
Again, I don't see any good or descent paper craft in this thread. Where is all the cool and good stuff.
This all looks like a child made them (with lines everywhere). And you sir, if you like this garbage, then you are an idiot or something.
Basically, here is some more pissing and moaning, but that doesn't change the fact that this stuff in this thread is all garbage.
Should I change the chamber pot, m'lord? It's quite apparent that yours runneth over.
Perchance, your mother could allow you her nipple to suckle, mayhaps this would calm the crying child.
Tis a shame, her bosoms ran dry the day you were born. Really, tis a shame.
Really, Alex, going under an assumed name (Anon). Your whit really amuses me. You are
one funny guy, or girl (haven't really figured that one out yet). But, seriously, your paper craft really sucks.
Sorry (not sorry), but this isn't Alex. Alex has the sense not to indulge the rabble. I on the other hand, am sensless. And you; you are what the French call "les incompétent".
>I on the other hand, am sensless
Yep, you nailed it.
Yes, I did. I also nailed (wait for it)
Oh, let me guess, your mother?
No, no, no... Not my mother. YOUR mother.
BOom baby!
Why would I say my mother. Idiot.
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No u
Well, because you're senseless, remember, you dumb-ass. Oh, by the way, that was a shitty comeback, seeing how you stepped into that one in the first place.
Contribute something better so that I can learn and improve, or stop moaning. I like making simple and easy to build models that kids can make and I like to leave the fold lines thick visible.

I just came back here to make another request thread and saw the two of you going back and forth. Don't take the bait people, I don't need you to defend my designs or ability. No one wants to see this tired thread getting shoved to the top of this slow board just to read people squabbling over little to nothing.

Here's a picture of a skeleton decoration I made for Halloween to symbolize what this thread should be. Dead.
>what this thread should be. Dead.
If you want your threads to be dead, then why the hell do you even start them in the first place?
Just run your little website and stay the hell out of here, then.
Do you ever stop and think that some people might hve an opinion different from yours? Take that attitude to Tumblr.
Your opinion is shit anyway. Just my opinion, doesnt mean shit either. See, thats how it works.
it's all one samefag just ignore the twat
My better nature tends to agree but damned if it doesn't get under my skin. I'll take your advice and sit it out from now on and post when i have something better to contribute.
Screw you Alex or Alexa (whatever your name or gender is). Stop defending yourself with alias'.
Here is the latest Patreon exclusive papertoy, the "Dork Droid". Featuring a detailed texture this robotic papercraft is sure to spice up your shelves.
Hey, I just released my Christmas toy. When you click download you're randomly given wither the nice (cute) paper toy or the naughty (gross) papertoy.

So /PO/ have you been naughty or nice this year?

New papercraft of Barney the Dinosaur. I used photos of life-sized dinosaur sculptures to make the texture look realistic and creepy.
I designed this simple toy of Ralsei from Deltarune as part of an artist secret Santa. I'm not too familiar with the game but it was fun designing the model. I managed to get the feet to lay flat despite both the body cone and legs being at an angle.

I've also just added these two custom toys to the website for download. The first is a customized template by 3 Eyed Bear which was exhibited at the Urban Paper Collective exhibition in 2016 and the second is a custom of Nick Knite's model Cactus Clan turned into a shark missile launcher.
Alex confirmed to be a ban-evading Argentinian.
Nah, these are all me no evasion intended, I just forgot my name bit :)
Here's an older commission project for HERD. There were a bunch of elephant sculptures placed all around my city and if you scanned them all you would receive this downloadable version of the elephant to customize at home.
>no evasion intended, I just forgot my name bit :)
I was joking! I was referencing the fact how... actually, never mind.
Very cute elephant. A friend of my dad has a hobby of collecting elephants in all sorts of medium. So garden statues, but also little clay trinkets, paintings... I wonder if he has a paper one?
I like that you make your own papertoys instead of unsimplified game rips. I wish you would up the degree of difficulty more for us more advanced builders.

Give us a thicc Cortana yeah?
> I wish you would up the degree of difficulty more for us more advanced builders.
The problem with that is that if the model is hard to build, I feel like I've failed my job as a designer. Even the Advanced Series of models I worked on feature some quite complex paper engineering but are designed in such a way that they're easy to build.

My current goal is to release all of the older models I've got clogging up my hard-drives so that I can start fresh, without the weight of 100+ unreleased or unfinished models on my shoulders. Perhaps after that's all done I can work on something a little more intricate for the people wanting a building challenge.

Pic is of an old war-games concept piece, table top war games are something I always find myself re-visiting but it often feels like it's been done to death and I can't add anything new to the sub-genre. But perhaps I will once again return to the drawing board and see what I can do.

>Give us a thicc Cortana yeah?
*adds "thicc" to my to-do list*
(forgot pic)
Please add risk of rain toys to your list as well
Only after thicc Cortana.
Hello all, I made a new channel for videos about my favourite topic, paper engineering and graphic design. It will feature more thoughtful, scripted content compared to the more laid back and personal videos I've been sharing previously.

It's called 'Lost In The Fold' and the first episode follows the development of a paper toy for Broken Pencil Magazine. It's always scary starting a new venture and the video has a few issues, but I'll iron them out for the next episode.


Let me know what you think of this style of delivery and what you think I could improve upon. Thanks as always.
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>kenshin getting deleted from both threads
it's just a request bro

in the thread that OP made...for requests
I've still got kenshin in my little request spreadsheet but it's been really busy lately so I've not taken on many request projects.

I've just put out Lost In The Fold episode 2, in which we explore the work of Walter Joris, take a closer look at the Joris staircase and use it as a starting point to design a papercraft of our own. I'm really, really happy with how both the video and papercraft turned out this week.

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Aww hell yeah. I've been persistent because you said you would mention this request in a video but I must have missed it if you did. Now my mind is at ease.

Btw I love geometric papercraft/origami, so i'll have to fold those stairs.
Just released this Sea Search Shark for PLUS people. It uses a bunch of neat paper engineering techniques and was featured in the latest episode of 'Lost In The Fold'.

I used a model clamp to make it look like it's floating/swimming in the product photos.
I made a set of love themed papertoys for Valentines day. I'm thrilled with how they both came together given the tight deadline. The Love Starship & Doubt Infection Fly.

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The next episode of 'Lost In The Fold' is here, in which I create a set of toys that are Valentines related, but not Valentines dependant. I go in-depth to the creating process showing every clever tab used in the designs and I also talk briefly about relationships.

I made a toy of Pewdipie because I'm morally bankrupt and getting featured on LWIAY would make me feel good about myself. Here's a video about the project focusing on form, function and structure.

That's great Alex, I take it you could customize it to be anybody that you really hated could sit in the chair ^__^
*Spends next 5 hours designing a toy that looks like myself*
Made a pixel paper exorcism from the horror game Faith. I also made a weird little video for the models release.
Here's a fun centipede model. If you hold it normally, it's rigid. but if you pick it up upside down, it "plays head" and goes limp.
This little squid uses the hollow face optical illusion to follow you around the room with its eyes.

I also want to say, I'm loving all the papercraft Discords popping up. I have worried about the papercraft community dying off, but it looks like it's picking back up again, just now inside of little Discord rooms.
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What papercraft discords? I haven't seen any, can you share a link or two?
Only if you promise to be nice.
I've been hurt before
I'm nice AND not racist
Ok I'm sending you to the best. And I'm vouching for you so don't disappoint me

Tell them Only sent you. They won't know what it means but its damned cool!
New release : Dig Dug Boom, this simple toy has two character, but it's only one piece when cut out.
Dig Dug!
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I made a video about my business cards, they're tiny papercrafts that make a dog in a suit.

Cute, I might try to do something like this.
oH My god. Alex i'm going to find you and murder you in your sleep if you don't give me a hint about the mac and me vhs papercraft. i've been trying for an hour and still haven't gotten number 12. and i'm not trying 17576 combinations of 3 letters.
it's in the coding of the webpage .....
I read this and was like "uh oh another crazy one" until I finished the post. >>572958 might be onto something though ;).

If you can't find it soon, feel free to e-mail me and I'll send it your way, it really makes my day that people are so passionate about collecting all 12 designs.
Your stuff is really nice by the way. I do only origami, but you make me want to try my hand at designing cute little paper crafts. Thanks for sharing so avidly.
OH MY GOD. I'm stupid...
woops. wrong number. rip. and I found them in the code thx
Here's some vintage cars I designed for Enkl a while back, I need to make more cars for my portfolio.
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I've been thinking about doing another one of these "blind box" style paper projects after the success of the Mac & Me VHS tapes, does anyone have ideas of interesting topics which would fit the release method?
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Episode 7 of 'Lost In The Fold' is here, it explores the topic of pride in creative outcomes and the theatrics of paper craft building.

dude has a bizarre gift for making paper folding seem boring arbitrary and trite. Even more bizarre is that his stated intention is the opposite. Is this some kind of ironic metagame? If not, how does this happen?
>stated intention is the opposite
Wait, what was my stated intention again?
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I made a video about some unusual 3D slot together trading cards released in 2007 for the Transformers movie. I have a whole wardrobe full of various papercraft and slot together (anything paper engineering related) products that I need to go through, so I'll make videos about some of the more interesting ones.


These cards were strange, they made both a vehicle and a robot, but with pretty mixed results.
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At the end of the hallway you see a perfectly ordinary chest illuminated by a crack in the ceiling. What do you do next?
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You guys will love this:

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I made another video, but this one is a little different, I wanted to make a cool way to show off the stuff I'm designing over on Patreon so built a whole dungeon set and made a simple puppet. Everything's made out of paper (except for the dental floss).

New paper craft unlocked : Malicious Mimic
I made this squishy paper toy. I has an inter;locking internal rib system so it can be squished and squashed without loosing its shape or deforming. Check out this gif.
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Commission for Angry Birds Movie promotional toy.
Is this an officially licensed paper toy? As in, you were commissioned to promote the movie? You have a pretty fruitful gig going if so.
It's officially licensed , but I was commissioned by a 3rd party to produce the model (I think it's for some kind of kids meal).

They also asked for this model that matches more with the original game.
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I made a video showing the three different types of paper articulation that are in 'Adam' an experimental paper model.

Look at my beady little eyes and crooked smile as I talk about folding paper for a while.

can this model be downloaded?
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I think I lost the files when my P.C. died along with a bunch of other templates. If I do stumble upon it whilst looking through the archives I'll put it up for sure.
I made a video where I design a papertoy for the Youtuber Thought Slime and then give my worthless opinion on the moral obligations designers face when taking on political work.

I talk to a green screen puppet, I do hope you'll stop by and call it cringe.

you can fold me this one, if you catch my drift
no, i dont catch it
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What's up, it's ya boi.

I been hard at it, doing some folds. Take a look at this snake fella' over here. It's a single peice template with just 19 tabs.

*dabs and completes a yeet*
Made a toy of Sam from Death Stranding, available as a free download. Enjoy x
BB Unit from Death Stranding.
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Here's a model I designed as part of a book pitch a few years back. It looks like the template is lost to time unfortunately.

It was for a project called "lost quarters" with arcade 'inspired' characters etc.
Deep sea diving doggo!
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I made a video taking a closer look at this Deep Diver Dog model and the paper engineering involved.

I went and did a Tesla block.

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