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827: (277/365) Metamorphosis

Posted by wonko on October 4, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Few things can compare to the biological miracle that allows a caterpillar to become a chrysalis, inside of which it’s body chemistry and morphology transitions from grub to soup to butterfly: Few models try to capture the whole journey. This set, designed by Fernando Gilgado  is an exception.

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821: (271/365) Satoshi Kamiya’s Ant

Posted by wonko on September 28, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

After re-subscribing to JOAS, in record time my back-issues of the Tanteidan magazine arrived and along with one of them, a really challenging diagram: About 170 steps, extreme paper torture and, as a project, something truly terrifying but I knew I needed to try it.

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819: (269/365) Jassu’s Dragonfly

Posted by wonko on September 26, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

I am finally back up to date with my 365 project after an unavoidable hiatus. This fold is taken from “Drawing Origami – Tome 2”, a charming figurative representation of a dragonfly: I like that the designer has distilled the essence of the critter down into it’s most recognisable features – body, head and wings. […]

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811: (261/365) Stink Bug

Posted by wonko on September 24, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

My citrus trees have a problem that starts about now in the season: Infestations of stinkbugs arrive and soon they are thick with debilitating sucking insects. It would not be so bad but I seem allergic to their secretions, making getting rid of them difficult. I have tried garlic, chilli spray, soapy water, using an […]

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802: (252/365) Swallowtail

Posted by wonko on September 9, 2017 in creepy crawly |

Scrambling for a model for the day, and finding time to actually fold it, I found a lovely butterfly by Yoshihide Momotani: This is a Swallowtail, and was designed to be folded in bicolour blue, like this.

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763: (213/365) There’s a Fly in my …

Posted by wonko on August 1, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Looking for something to fold that was vaguely “insecty”, I stumbled across a lovely box-pleated fly mangled from a 2×1 rectangle: Based on a 16×32 grid, we isolate head, legs, lovely plump abdomen and leave the back flap for a lovely set of wings.

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762: (212/365) Free Hugs

Posted by wonko on July 31, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, crustacean, fantasy, scifi, wtf |

Anyone who knows me realises I am a HUGE Alien fan (well, except for Alien 4 – The Apology) so I find it irresistible when I find an Alien-related fold: This is Makoto Anzai’s “Face Hugger”, a snarly hand-inspired ovipositor that is the precursor to a chestburster. Similar to Fernando Gilgado’s model, this one has a different […]

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751: (201/365) Pushing Shiz Uphill

Posted by wonko on July 20, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, creepy crawly |

Sometimes work can be busy. When spares are sparse, classes all doing new/complex things and physical exertion hit their peak, sometimes you can feel like you are pushing shiz up hill: This is a lovely little dung beetle, coveting it’s little ball of dung. It is a charming fold that I was unsure if I […]

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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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717: (167/365) Michael LaFosse’s Le Papillon de Nuit

Posted by wonko on June 16, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Le Papillon de Nuit translates, roughly as “The Night Butterfly” – a charming fold with a lovely detailed abdomen: Unlike the other La Fosse butterflies, this one works and then re-works layers on the wings, making the finished model smaller but unique in shape.

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