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408: Buckbeak the Hippogriff

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2012 in animal, bird, fantasy, mammal |

I will say it, I am an out and proud Harry Potter fan. Amongst the fantastical beasts that exist in the potterverse is a Hippogriff:

Manuel Sirgo is a talented designer and this is a masterful use of (an albeit fraking huge bit) paper.

I am so glad I started large (45cmsquare brown kraft) as some of the wrangling to make the head and feet was pretty intense.

This odd critter is part “griffin” part horse – claws at the front, hooves at the rear, wings and a bird-like head – weirdly wonderful.

I like that the paper is so dense it ends up being free-standing, the wings spread majestically and I am pretty happy with my first fold of it. More importantly, I learned a new trick to spread/stretch and twist stickey-outey bits to get more paper for a hood/hand which will be handy for making other models more details I suspect.

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