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925: Crouching Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 10, 2018 in dinosaur, fantasy, reptile |

Origami dragons and wyverns seem to be a bit of a “holy grail”, with the more complex gaining almost mythic reputations for breaking folders spirits when they attempt them: I came upon the diagrams for this charming model shared on fakebook, and it took a moment to hunt down the designer – Shaku on Flickr.

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922: Modular Kangaroo

Posted by wonko on March 10, 2018 in animal, mammal, paper |

I am still on the lookout for a nice travel fold – something I can leave as a stealthy “thankyou” to the hosts of places we will stay overseas: This is Seiji Nishikawa’s Kangaroo – an amazing 3 part modular that I decided to try folding using hand-made paper. The model is in 3 parts […]

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899: (349/365) Spikey Cube

Posted by wonko on December 15, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Continuing the modular bent, I had bookmarked this fold in my collection of Tanteidan magazines as a “must try”: This is Jun Maekawa’s “Spikey Cube” – a 6 part modular that only holds itself together when the last part is slotted in place. The locking mechanism is difficult to master initially, and seemingly different each […]

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890: (340/365) Arches Tessellation

Posted by wonko on December 6, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

David Huffman is a bit of an origami enigma it seems – he pioneered a bunch of tessellations and surface corrugations and seems to be one of the first to explore curved creases and their bizarre effects on flat sheets: This is is “Arches” tessellation, an intriguing offset brick valley folded grid that then has […]

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862: (312/365) The Night King

Posted by wonko on November 8, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid |

Now I am as much a fan of Game of Thrones as the next person, but I do like a good ice zombie as a baddie: This is Nick Robinson’s “Hairy Man”, but I think it is much more demonstrative of an icy undead monster.

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861: (311/365) Tessellated Star Box

Posted by wonko on November 7, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

I saw a photo sequence of a tessellation that was fashioned into a box and knew I had to try it: Well, I say tessellation, but really this is just one molecule, but it is none the less beautiful.

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851: (301/365) Vale Vicky

Posted by wonko on October 28, 2017 in 365-2017, flower, seasonal |

People process loss in different ways. 10 years ago a friend lost her fight with cancer and I am still saddened by the loss of such a bright and affirming soul: While I could not bring myself to attend a memorial mass, none the less I still feel the loss. I chose to find solace […]

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Triceratops

Posted by wonko on October 23, 2017 in dinosaur |

EDIT: as a kind reader pointed out, I have already folded this model, so it cannot count as one of the current 365. It is a relief on 2 fronts (1) Someone is reading and (2) This fold of this model is vastly superior to the original Some call me a dinosaur, they may be […]

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820: (270/365) Their Lives in Our Hands

Posted by wonko on September 27, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

Recently I had the privilege to see Humpback Whales lounging and playing in Hervey Bay: I was determined to fold a Humpback, but only really found one designer that had designed something that even remotely looks like a Humpback. Highly tapered body, hooked dorsal fin, soft bellows-like throat, tail fluke – this model has it […]

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793: (243/365) Jun Maekawa’s Tetra tetra

Posted by wonko on August 31, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Looking for today’s fold, I returned to a collection of bookmarked models from my growing collection of Tanteidan magazines: Made of 4 tetrahedral modules, each with deep tabs along a pair of adjacent sides, you then fold a pair of interlocking preliminary bases as the core.

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