I prepared the paper by Methyl Cellulosing it to a clean window:
I had already folded the Darkness Dragon 1, but this model was a refinement I had not tried. There is a killer collapse after some exacting pre-folding – a sort of all these folds happen at the same time whilst inside a bunch of others, but the sense of it makes for a lovely body.
This is actually the SECOND model I tried to fold out of this piece of paper. Originally, untreated, I attempted Satoshi Kamiya’s “Ancient Dragon” after sort of succeeding the first time, but the paper was so soft, like fabric and it was a horrible mess. Admitting defeat it was a scrunched up ball in the corner of my loungeroom when I remembered someone telling me how to prepare Unryushi BEFORE folding it – doh! – So I carefully unfolded the crumpled, much tortured mess – much to me amazement the paper was still whole, had NO holes and, apart from being really crunkled seemed sound. So I schlooped it to a glass window, flattening it with goop as I went and then .. sort of … hoped .. it would be useable after. Peeling it off the window as a sheet re-born was amazing – I learnt something – yay! Well, I learned a few things really but one thing I am impressed with it the just plain toughness of something that looks so flimsy. If you had not been told you would not have realised this was a second-hand sheet of paper – amazing right?