629: (79/365) Artefact

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

I quite enjoy folding modulars – the way they combine to make a larger form can be fascinating and this module is no exception:

This is Dave Mitchell’s “Artefact” module, it can be put together in 2’s and 6’s. Read more…

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628: (78/365) Little Plane

Posted by wonko on March 19, 2017 in 365-2017, vehicle |

Another paper plane – this one a lot like a single propeller Cesna:

An interesting fold, thankfully executed with thin paper (a sheet of purple hand-made washi from Daiso) Read more…

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627: (77/365) Collapsible Cube

Posted by wonko on March 18, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Toys for people with ADHD are all the rage – people pay for things with switches, moving clicky bits and spinney things because, reasons:

This paper toy continues to be an enigma. Made of 4 modules, it is a twisty cube that also folds flat in a myriad of ways that break your brain. Read more…

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626: (76/365) Little Snail

Posted by wonko on March 17, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Spirals have most recently been explored by Tomoko Fuse, but lovely spiral shail shells have existed in traditional origami for a long while before that:

This is Eduardo Clemente’s snail, well, one of them. As a bi-colour model it cleverly manages the 2 colours ensuring the soft slippy bit of the snail is one colour and the rounded spiral of the shell is the reverse. Read more…

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625: (75/365) Mariposa

Posted by wonko on March 16, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

I must admit to liking folding insects in Origami – something about the extreme paper wrangling necessary to separate out features from the sheet is a great challenge:

This is Eduardo Clemente’s “Mariposa” or Butterfly. An interesting fold indeed. Read more…

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624: (74/365) Babe

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

It is rare that with relatively few folds the essence of a 4 legged beastie is so well captured:

This is a continuation of the exploration of Eduardo Clemente’s work, his simple pig, charming little critter it is. Read more…

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623: (73/365) Burro con Carro

Posted by wonko on March 14, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal, vehicle |

Yoshizawa Sensei once said “The Horse and the rider are not one, nor should a model of them be”, or words to that effect and I think this model is an interesting reflection of that sentiment:

This is Eduardo Clemente’s “Burro con Carro” which I think means “Donkey and Cart”. Fashioned from a 3×1 rectangle, the technique involves completely wasting the middle square to provide a join that more or less makes sense between the cart and the tail of the donkey.

The trouble is, the join is so thick that modelling the hindquarters of the donkey is compromised, the cart does not sit quite right and the front of the model is so light that modelling front legs and head/ears is flimsy and a bit of a fail. Read more…

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622: (72/365) Nesting

Posted by wonko on March 13, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

Sometimes tending the nest is more important than what is happening elsewhere:

This is Edwardo Clemente’s “Mother Bird” (I think that is what it is called, it is all in Spanish) and is a charming little bi-colour model that manages to tease a lovely flappy mother twitter bird, a pair of hungry chicks and a colour contrasted nest from a single sheet. Read more…

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621: (71/365) Little Mouse

Posted by wonko on March 12, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, mammal |

Under the weather at the moment, folding while suffering a streaming headcold is not much fun. After 2 model fails, I thought I should go simpler:

I stumbled across an obscure book by Eduardo Clemente called “Papiroflexia”, it is full of historically revolutionary designs I must try. Read more…

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620: (70/365) Montroll’s One-Sheet Omega Star

Posted by wonko on March 11, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Modular stars are a thing, there are many beautiful ones including multi-sheet omega stars (8 pointers), but this little beauty is crafted from a single uncut square:

From a sunken waterbomb base we tease xyz planes then fashion points from their intersections – genius. Read more…

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