The week was busy so I only returned to this model after catching up on the couple of days where I was to knackered to fold anything.
I love that moment when details emerge from a model as a surprise, and there was a WOW moment when the claws of this beauty first emerged. Prior to that there was a relentless sinking, layer management and thinning characteristic of so many super-complex designs. So much so that often you lose sight of the prize because of all the technique in between.
Robert Lang took the design challenge of proportionally representing a lobster – antennae to tail and this model is genius design indeed. I can imagine splitting this little beauty and BBQing it with parsley butter and lime juice – I feel hungry just thinking about it.
The mark of a “great” model in my opinion is how it stands on it’s own, without “help” – this model is right up there as what you see is just from folds – no glue, no MC, no secret bits of double-sided tape. That _may_ have something to do with (if I have to say so myself) the precise way I went about folding this. Bravo Mr Lang, bravo!