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664: (114/365) Compact Cow

Posted by wonko on April 24, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

  This is a simple water-bombic critter, from a family of compact animals designed by Perro Cerdito: I decided to fold the cow, from a collection that contained a dog (thing) and a cat-ish thing.

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663: (113/365) Lil’ Lion

Posted by wonko on April 23, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal |

If you have not seen the movie “Lion” starring Dev Patel, you really should, it is a wild ride, lovely story and contains reference to an Indian name that means “Lion”: I have been looking for nice lion models and a friend on Fakebook (Oriol Esteve from Spain) graciously shared a recent design. I knew […]

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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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661: (111/365) Multiple Rippling Deltoid

Posted by wonko on April 21, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I have passed this model many times, thinking “not sure what that is, maybe later”, but decided to give it a whirl tonight: What a curious object. Designed by Jeremy Schafer, from his book “Origami to Astonish and Amaze”, this odd ripply mathematical conundrum hurts your brain to look at. A fun paper manipulation first […]

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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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659: (109/365) I WANT To Believe

Posted by wonko on April 19, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid, scifi |

Now I am not so conceited as to think that humans are the only intelligent life in the universe, but the more I understand about humans, the more I am convinced that the sure proof there IS intelligent life elsewhere is the fact that they have in no way attempted to contact us. Nothing. Not […]

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658: (108/365) Yoshizawa’s Goldfish

Posted by wonko on April 18, 2017 in 365-2017, fish |

Few origami masters did more for modern origami than Yoshizawa Sensei: With delightfully few folds, his models evoke shapes, creatures and personalities.

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657: (107/365) Le Chat Noir

Posted by wonko on April 17, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

I have had this model on my “must try” list for ages but there was something about the fold sequence that made me uneasy, couldn’t put my finger on it: I decided to fold it in black, because…reasons. faithfully following the folding diagrams unexpected things began to happen – layers on the wrong side, meridians […]

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656: (106/365): Hsi Min Tai’s Rabbit

Posted by wonko on April 16, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal |

Having folded Robert Lang, Jun Maekawa and Ronald Koh’s Rabbits, I feel I have been a bit spoiled in terms of “best” rabbits out there: Always on the lookout for something new, and given that it is Easter Sunday, a rabbit seemed appropriate and this rabbit gave me an interesting challenge.

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655: (105/365) Basset Hound

Posted by wonko on April 15, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal |

Those who know me realise I am mostly a “cat person” but my parents used to have Bassets, lovely dogs that were low to the ground, long ears and seemingly wearing a skin that was 5 sizes too big: I have been looking for a good Basset hound model and, up until now, have not really […]

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