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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)

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618: (68/365) Plesiosaurus

Posted by wonko on March 9, 2017 in 365-2017, dinosaur |

Prehistory must have been an amazing time, evidence of such fantastical beasts continue to boggle the mind. The air was full of ferocious snappy things, land was populated by ferocious snappy things and the oceans were the same: This is Lu Hao’s “Plesiosaurus”, a rich, dense and interesting fold that results in a serpentine necked […]

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616: (66/365) Nollentonk

Posted by wonko on March 7, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

When I was a kid, apparently I used to call elephants “Nollentonks”, not sure why but there you go: This is Chuya Miyamoto’s Elephant, a wonderfully complex fold that, like most folds of this critter, focuses on the head and trunk first then sorts a body out of what paper is left.

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601: (51/365) Hideo Komatsu’s “Rhino”

Posted by wonko on February 20, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

I want to pretend that I have the skill level to master a fold first go, but in truth, sometimes it is not as simple as that: This Rhino appeared in the current edition of the JOAS magazine Tanteidan and I was determined to try it – an hour or so and it would be […]

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586: (36/360) Gaikotsu Figure

Posted by wonko on February 5, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, wtf |

Now I am not really one for card-based rpg/gattle games – Pokemon, Yugioh, Magic the gathering, but I know they have a huge and passionate fan-base. Trolling through a Tanteidan I found a curious little skeletal character and decided to fold it: A modular, in 3 bits (head, shoulders, knees+toes … everybody sing..), it struck […]

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581: (31/365) Brian

Posted by wonko on January 31, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

“He’s not a messiah, he is just a very naughty boy”. “Crucifixion? Good. Line on the left, one cross each”: In my opinion, “Life of Brian” by the Monty Python team is close to perfect, such a beautiful play in an otherwise familiar ancient world, full to the brim with some of their cleverest work. […]

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580: (30/365) Jun Maekawa’s Six-Roofed Regular Dodecahedron

Posted by wonko on January 30, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Trolling around in my collection of Tanteidan magazines, as one does, I came across a little 6-piece modular designed by Jun Maekawa: Oddly named until you notice that each of the modules is a little “house” shape, complete with pitched roof. 

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572: (22/365) Origami On The Brain

Posted by wonko on January 22, 2017 in bird, geometry, humanoid, paper |

Those who know me realise I am a little obsessed with paper folding, some would say to excess. The truth of the matter is I am constantly amazed what you can coax a flat sheet to do. I think I missed my calling as a materials engineer: I like models that I can visualise, as I […]

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564: (14/365) Francesco Guarnieri’s Stella Garland

Posted by wonko on January 14, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I was casually puddling around in origami blogs, as you do, and came across the one page diagram of this little charmer and decided to give it a whirl: 8 pages, sort of a spectrum, combine in a whirl not unlike the leaf garland popular in Roman times however the locking mechanism leaves a small […]

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513: Koh’s Bubble-Eyed Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 4, 2015 in fish |

Not quite sure how I missed this little beauty in the flurry of folding fishies, but Sensei Koh messaged me on fakebook and asked why I had not folded it. Truth is I was dazed and confused (and just a little fished out) and must have just missed it: That is a pity, this little […]

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