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491: Black Sheep

Posted by wonko on January 5, 2015 in animal, geometry, mammal, nature |

On February 15, Chinese New Year kicks off – 2015 is the year of the Goat, but a sheepie is close, right? I thought I would take a preemptive strike given that I am sure to be really busy at work by then. The latest Tanteidan magazine features diagrams for Beth Johnson‘s Sheep – a lovely 2 […]

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408: Buckbeak the Hippogriff

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2012 in animal, bird, fantasy, mammal |

I will say it, I am an out and proud Harry Potter fan. Amongst the fantastical beasts that exist in the potterverse is a Hippogriff: Manuel Sirgo is a talented designer and this is a masterful use of (an albeit fraking huge bit) paper. I am so glad I started large (45cmsquare brown kraft) as some of […]

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361: Cicada

Posted by wonko on December 27, 2011 in creepy crawly |

For me the sounds of summer always include the trill of cicadas: This is Robert Lang’s “Periodical Cicada” which is similar to the adult form we hear but rarely see. They spend most of their lives underground, emerge as wierd wingless mutants, clumb up something and moult, leaving the most beautiful exoskeletons behind. Many a […]

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229: Satoshi’s TRex

Posted by wonko on August 17, 2011 in dinosaur |

Now it is a pubic holiday here in Brisbane for the RNA, and rather than do something show-related, I thought I wold “treat” myself to a Satoshi Kamiya model: Mistake # 1 – ignoring the suggested paper size – I Folded this from an 18cm square, suggested minimum was 35cm – lol. It became increasingly obvious as […]

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199: Lego Block

Posted by wonko on July 18, 2011 in boxes, geometry |

Now I like a good challenge, but this was a little beyond the pale: I have seen photos of this model less than half as big and I am buggered if I can work out how you could fold it that small as I struggled at this scale. A fascinating exercise in box pleating that […]

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