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437: Perambulator

Posted by wonko on March 17, 2013 in domestic, vehicle, wtf |

When I first saw photos of this model, I could not believe it was folded from a single sheet, without cuts, folds only: In case you were wondering, this was WTF (What’s That Fold?) # 8. I was determined to give it a go. Noticing it was made from hundreds of pleats, and given the […]

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414: Sopwith Camel

Posted by wonko on November 17, 2012 in domestic, machine, vehicle |

I have been asked many times by well-meaning people whether I can make paper air planes: The honest answer is “sort of” – I love fantastically complicated and detailed Origami models of actual planes, but cannot make one that can fly for shit. This little beauty was a right bastard of a fold but closely resembles, […]

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404: Joisel’s Bandonéon

Posted by wonko on September 2, 2012 in blarg, domestic, geometry, machine |

I first noticed this lovely little fold nestled amongst the masterpiece that is Eric Joisel’s Musicians, and decided that i must try to work out how to make it: Now the “purists” amongst you will recognise this as a “Concertina”, but that is splitting hairs, given a “Bandonéon” is square, this is clearly hexagonal, but I digress. […]

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395: Showing Off

Posted by wonko on June 2, 2012 in amphibian, boxes, creepy crawly, crustacean, fish, flower, fruit, geometry, humanoid, mammal, reptile, scifi, vehicle |

Our local council library has a large glass display case that usually has things on show for a month. I cautiously asked one of the librarians if she thought some origami would interest patrons and she was very enthusiastic: There are around 200 models now on show at Holland Park Library for June and I am quite […]

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375: Bugatti Royale

Posted by wonko on February 5, 2012 in vehicle |

I am not normally a fan of fiddly modular figurative models, preferring geometrics instead but this design by Halle caught my eye: Made from 41 tiny bits of paper, various sizes and fold techniques, it turns into a 3d jigsaw from hell near the end. Amazingly however it all slots together (although I needed to […]

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359: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Posted by wonko on December 25, 2011 in humanoid, mammal, seasonal, vehicle |

You better watch out. You better not cry Better not pout, I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town. He’s making a list. And checking it twice; Gonna find out Who’s naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town This is a David Brill tableau, scaled down to teeny weeny because … well, because … […]

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297: Taxi!

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2011 in humanoid, vehicle |

In old Chinatown, when someone wanted to travel in style, they hailed a “coolie” pulling a rickshaw: This picture was common in days gone by, these days the hustle and bustle of bicycles, motorbikes and tuk-tuks has replaced the hard work. This is Neal Elias’ “Coolie and Rickshaw”, designed in1967. An ingenious box pleat using a square and […]

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295: WALL-E

Posted by wonko on October 22, 2011 in machine, scifi, vehicle |

I am an out and proud Pixar fan, they make movies where animation is almost amazing as the story telling and characterisation: This is Brian Chan’s WALL-E – a lovely model that has taken me simply an age to complete for all sorts of reasons. I started with a 52cm square (yep, over a half […]

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263: Enterprise (Micro Machine)

Posted by wonko on September 20, 2011 in scifi, vehicle |

Those who know me know that I am a bit of a trekker, always on the lookout for Star Trek related stuff: When I saw this simple model I knew I would give it a go some day. Tonight my mate Mike and I watch some retro Trek (Original Series) and I thought it opportune […]

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243: Cessna Plane

Posted by wonko on August 31, 2011 in vehicle |

I have had this model, described via hand-drawn diagrams for ages and thought it a good one to finish the month with: This is a tidy little plane, named Cessna after the style of modern single engine aircraft it is modeled on. I am not, however, sure who the designer is – can anyone enlighten […]

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