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515: Viking Longship

Posted by wonko on October 25, 2015 in vehicle |

Ever since first watching the telly series “Vikings” (currently 3 seasons, worth looking for) I was a fan of the gritty realism and glimpse into the lifestyle (albeit cinematicised) of what I imagine was a hard working and noble race: The character “Floki” was an odd inventor genius and ship builder, I think he would have […]

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514: Convertible

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2015 in vehicle |

As a member of Origami USA (OUSA), we get access to some member designs and this one stuck out as something fun to try: Jason Ku’s Convertible uses some standard (and not so standard) box pleating tricks to sculpt a fully formed car from a flat sheet.

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504: Coxless Four

Posted by wonko on September 5, 2015 in humanoid, vehicle |

Rowing is huge at my school – a veritable machine that hundreds of kids get very passionate about, a gear-fest like few others: Seems the purpose of the sport is to put boys in lycra, sitting atop tiny fiberglass shells, armed with a paddle rowing furiously backwards across vast distances of water. The competitive nature […]

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490: Shake, Rover, Shake

Posted by wonko on January 4, 2015 in scifi, vehicle |

I have been a fan of Star Trek since it was possible to be so, love the franchise, movies, series, the lot. I saw a diagram that resulted in an ATAT (All-Terrain Armoured Transport) – one of many fairly silly designs from The Babylon 5 universe, and with some shaming from a friend (thanks Dodes) I decided […]

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485: Segway

Posted by wonko on December 7, 2014 in domestic, fantasy, vehicle |

…so I am a teacher, and I teach senior students: I have, on occasions, joked about how cool it would be to own a Segway – my classes are physically far apart and getting between campuses takes time, hence the idea that a PTD (personal transport device) would be cool. I _never_ in my wildest […]

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480: Dollar Formula 1 Racer

Posted by wonko on August 1, 2014 in vehicle |

On receiving a lovely hard cover copy of “Extreme Origami” by Won Park from Book Depository (wow, how do they offer those prices, delivery times and no postage???) I naturally skipped to the back and looked for the nastiest fold to try: This model is insane – I chickened out folding it on notes because […]

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444: Wolf Spider

Posted by wonko on July 7, 2013 in creepy crawly, vehicle |

I have these lovely bits of Lotka and was looking for something to be my first fold with this new paper: I chose Brian Chan’s Wolf spider partly because I had not folded it before and partly because the “milk chocolate” fibrous nature of the paper reminded me of the natural colour and texture of […]

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438: Jason Ku’s Bicycle

Posted by wonko on March 31, 2013 in vehicle |

Perusing a Tanteidan, I noticed a crease pattern challenge, set by Jason Ku, and filed it as a “that’s impossible” fold: Needing to unwind from a hectic and punishing term at work, I cut a 55cm square of light weight Kraft paper and set about working out, geometrically, where the myriad of creases were. Although […]

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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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