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782: (232/365) Wedge Flex

Posted by wonko on August 20, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, wtf |

Topologically convoluted geometric modulars confuse the brain – shapes that morph into different shapes in stable but seemingly unpredictable ways are fascinating: This is a wedge-flex – a modular hinged construction of a series of triangular prisms (wedges) that fold, bend, twist and re-align in interesting configurations.

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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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755: (205/365) Gaff’s Blade Runner Unicorn

Posted by wonko on July 24, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, mammal, wtf |

Returning to Blade Runner, there has historically been much discussion about the humanity of the central protagonist, Deckard:Ridley Scott has recently confirmed that Deckard is a Replicant, a point visually reinforced by his recurring dream of “Unicorns” (unreal beasts). Near the end of the movie, an origami Unicorn is left at the door of his abandoned […]

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746: (196/365) Fairly Bloody Long Walk

Posted by wonko on July 15, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, wtf |

My lovely daughter walked for charity last year and I was so proud of her (secretly regretting not doing it with her). This year, the same walk is on offer at, thankfully, at a much cooler time of year so we are both walking “The Bloody Long Walk” in early August: Today, as part of […]

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740: (190/365) Rubic’s Cube

Posted by wonko on July 9, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, geometry, wtf |

Long before there were “fidget spinners”, Pokemon and “Pogs” there was a craze that swept me away when it first hit the market. A Hungarian designer called Erno Rubic devised a cube, subdivided up into 3x3x3 cubies that all slid on each other in layers: I instantly had to have one (well, in truth I […]

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706: (156/365) Finger Gyro

Posted by wonko on June 5, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, wtf |

A craze among the young kids at the moment is the “fidgit spinner“, that little toy that … spins, and … well, that is just about it: According to some fairly shady “research”, these toys improve concentration, and that may be correct for a limited number of kids with specific learning issues, but, yeah. Enterprising […]

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701: (151/365) Queenslander!

Posted by wonko on June 1, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, fantasy, wtf |

…a little known fact, up until the night of the day this fold was supposed to be folded (last night if I am honest, missed a day, catching up, sorry) I had NEVER watched a Rugby match. Ever: So I was over at a mates place, we were supposed to be playing a board game […]

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660: (110/365) Riki Saito’s Alien

Posted by wonko on April 20, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, scifi, wtf |

It is late, I am tired, the first week back at the start of the term is exhausting but this little alien is looking after me: Folded from Japanese foil, it compliments yesterdays model. Incidentally today is a few days after the 56th anniversary of humans in space as Yuri Gagarin first left our atmosphere 

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612: (62/365) Minecraft Golden Snitch

Posted by wonko on March 3, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, geometry, wtf |

Potter Nerds and Minecraft Nerds unite, for I present to you a “Minecraft” style cubey golden snitch: This buzzy little bugger would be difficult to catch in a full on game of Quidditch indeed. This is Riccardo Foschi’s “CuBird”, an interesting little CP that collapses with a little wrangling to make a lovely little cube and […]

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600: (50/365) A Shedload of Models

Posted by wonko on February 19, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry, wtf |

For those of you keeping up, you will notice SOME of the posts on this blog have numbers. The first number (in this case 600) represents a catalogue of sorts – it documents the number of new models that I have never folded, before documenting it here: Jo Nakashima’s “6” is new for me, the […]

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