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742: (192/365) Chicken or the Egg

Posted by wonko on July 11, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur |

The age old questions, “what came first, the chicken or the egg” can be best answered with available fossil records as Dinosaurs came first: Waterproof eggs, such a step forward, liberating egg laying critters from having to deposit precious and defenceless young in pools, streams or wet places and allowed full colonisation of the land.

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736: (186/365) Stoopid Monkey!

Posted by wonko on July 5, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, creepy crawly, crustacean, dinosaur, fish, humanoid, mammal, reptile |

Australian politicians are a weird lot. Not “American” (shoot first then barbeque something) weird, just an odd lurch from crisis to crisis and stab your mate in the back for a shot at leadership kind of weird: A recently deposed Prime Minister (Mr Tony Abott) is being a bit of an arse clown in the […]

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722: (172/365) Baby Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 21, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, dinosaur, fantasy |

Reporting is a beast of a thing, particularly semester reporting where we seem to joust with nit-picking grammar on parts of a report that parents do not read. Slaying the beast is particularly satisfying: This is Riccardo Foschi’s Baby Lizard Dragon … thing. I found the CP and a photo of the finished model and […]

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712: (162/365) Hojyo Takashi’s Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 11, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy |

Dragons are an origami staple (although using staples is cheating!): I am always on the lookout for a nice design and Hojyo Takashi’s Dragon is no exception.

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650: (100/365) Mi Wu’s Dragon

Posted by wonko on April 10, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy |

Now I must admit for model 100 of the current 365, to starting this mode before we went on holidays, but left it barely started as it has taken me an age to decrypt the directions for folding it: This lovely, plucky little dragon needs much bigger paper. Teasing the details and final shaping at […]

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639: (89/365) Baby TRex

Posted by wonko on March 30, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur |

I am sure dinosaurs were not cute – not even baby ones as they were snappy wild beasts: The little purple beauty is designed by Issei Yoshino and is a lovely exercise in colour management.

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630: (80/365) Eastern Dragon

Posted by wonko on March 21, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy |

The dragon is a favourite subject for origami designers – most have tried their hand at one: This is Joseph Wu’s “Eastern Dragon” – how can we tell it is an eastern dragon? It has no wings and does not need them to fly. It is only us silly westerners that decided to rationalise the dragon […]

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618: (68/365) Plesiosaurus

Posted by wonko on March 9, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur |

Prehistory must have been an amazing time, evidence of such fantastical beasts continue to boggle the mind. The air was full of ferocious snappy things, land was populated by ferocious snappy things and the oceans were the same: This is Lu Hao’s “Plesiosaurus”, a rich, dense and interesting fold that results in a serpentine necked […]

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611: (61/365) Pocket Godzilla

Posted by wonko on March 2, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur, fantasy, reptile, scifi |

I remember as a kid being a fan of most things science fiction, and loving Japanese monster movies particularly: There is something rather charming about a monster, effected by radiation, growing really big then being annoyed by greedy people, subsequently reeking havoc on highly populated areas of Japan.

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568: (18/365) TRex

Posted by wonko on January 18, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, dinosaur |

Working in the same school for 28 years makes me feel a little like a dinosaur at times: This is Jo Nakashima’s TRex – a lovely little cartoony Trex that is fun to fold and simple enough to do with smaller coloured squares. I followed along with the video tutorial on Jo’s Youtube channel.

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