One of the things that 1st introduced me to papertoys was a Cubee template, but I came across this by accident. What I was actually looking for was a shape & dimensions template for the deck of a skateboard so I could play around with designs.
Instead, I decided I liked this so much more, I started to design templates for paper toys. So to take it back to the start, here is a paper toy template for a Customisable Skateboard, complete with wheels & trucks that can be customised also.
The skateboard culture epitomises Urban design, & this is something I was interested in exploring. There are a a lot of talented graphic artists working in this field. So, when I had a look around at the very colorful designs that are availabe for the wheels & trucks as well as the deck itself, it was just too tempting, I had to make this available for paper.
I tried to get the structure of the model to be very sturdy, because of the long flat area, I didn't want them to be too flimsy. There are a couple of tips on the downloadable template, plus I added some internal supports.
The model is a difficult build, due to the wheels & the edge of the deck that needs to be straight, but I hope you will think as I do that the end result is worth the effort.
Contact Me page to email me your completed Templates & or Photo's & I will share it with the world.
Enjoy the toy, as this is why im here, & I look forward to seeing some awesome designs.
The Blank download contains PDF template for hand designs, or CS4 .ai for Digital Customising.
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