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807: (257/365) Won’t you come and fly ….

Posted by wonko on September 14, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, vehicle |

…in my beautiful balloon: This is an 18 section balloon made from 6 modules that overlap and interleave, edge locks that secure the geometry, no glue, no cuts etc. I can see it decorating a small kid’s bedroom, surrounded by planes and rocket ships. Who wants it?

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778: (228/365) Ferris Wheel

Posted by wonko on August 16, 2017 in 365-2017, machine, seasonal |

In the Brisbane CBD today is a public holiday for the RNA Show: I stopped going to the show when our kids asked whether we had to go again this year – it is huge, full of people, end of winter and full of flu.   I also had a go at capturing it in […]

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674: (124/365) Red Leader Standing By

Posted by wonko on May 4, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, scifi, vehicle |

May The Fourth be with you. Now I must admit to being one of the original Star Wars nerds, seeing the films when first aired a number of times – they heralded a new style of Sci-Fi, a place where space was common place, space ships were clean and villains announced their evil plans with […]

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662: (112/365) Spiral Corrugation

Posted by wonko on April 22, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, machine |

Origami seems to be the new Materials Engineering black, being considered a contemporary alternative approach to fabrication and structure: I was reading an article on deploying large solar arrays in space. This problem is not unique – everything taken into space must be small at launch so it can fit in a rocket.

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628: (78/365) Little Plane

Posted by wonko on March 19, 2017 in 365-2017, vehicle |

Another paper plane – this one a lot like a single propeller Cesna: An interesting fold, thankfully executed with thin paper (a sheet of purple hand-made washi from Daiso)

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623: (73/365) Burro con Carro

Posted by wonko on March 14, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal, vehicle |

Yoshizawa Sensei once said “The Horse and the rider are not one, nor should a model of them be”, or words to that effect and I think this model is an interesting reflection of that sentiment: This is Eduardo Clemente’s “Burro con Carro” which I think means “Donkey and Cart”. Fashioned from a 3×1 rectangle, […]

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610 (60/365) Formula 1 Racer

Posted by wonko on March 1, 2017 in 365-2017, machine |

I like a challenge, so started with a huge (60cm) square of spotty bi-colour kraft paper and began the process of folding this model: Formed, initially from a base that is 4 adjacent¬†bird bases that are then sunk to make 8 long flaps, 4 short ones and a shedload of hidden paper, you then tease […]

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605: (55/365) Starship

Posted by wonko on February 24, 2017 in 365-2017, scifi, vehicle |

Origami, the final frontier. These are the journeys of the paper folder “Wonko”, his ONE YEAR MISSION, to seek out new models and folding techniques, to boldly fold where he has not folded before: This cutie little Trek-inspired ship was hidden away in a Tanteidan convention book I have and all the annotations are in […]

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592: (42/360) Sooo…Mr Whitehouse, Can you Fold a Paper Plane?

Posted by wonko on February 11, 2017 in 365-2017, vehicle |

I have lost count of the times I have been asked this by students, presumably based¬†on the assumption that because I fold paper I must make a mean paper plane: Truth be told when I make simple paper darts they fly terribly, not sure why. Many of the worlds great origamists started with paper planes […]

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571: (21/365) OMG!!!!

Posted by wonko on January 21, 2017 in 365-2017, machine, paper, wtf |

Needless to say the media is abuzz with reactions to Trump’s inauguration. Let us hope that the he does not become the “Bane” of their existence (even though part of his speech was plagiarised from the Marvel Universes’ fictitious tyrant presidential coup, I am sure this is merely coincidence): One has to have hope in […]

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