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691: (141/365) Max Hulme’s Chess King

Posted by wonko on May 21, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

Head of the house, monarch to be protected, fragile and nearly the least mobile, such is a Chess King: I like this model, the crown is cute, as is his beard and robes – hiding the round figure of a largely sedentary piece. 

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687: (137/365) Max Hulme’s Chess Rook

Posted by wonko on May 17, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Many battles need castles, chess is no exception: This is Max Hulme’s Castle, one of the few in his series folded from a square and fairly recognisable at a turret.

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680: (130/365) Kade Chan’s Butterfly

Posted by wonko on May 10, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Continuing my exploration of the butterfly form, I was browsing Kade Chan’s amazing website and came across his design for a butterfly: A relatively simple fold that is really economic in its use of paper. 

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667: (117/365) Alexander’s Swallowtail Butterfly

Posted by wonko on April 27, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, creepy crawly |

I must admit to never having folded any of Michael LaFosse’s designs, not sure why: I found a few designs that I thought I would like to have a go at – all butterflies, and this is one of them.

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664: (114/365) Compact Cow

Posted by wonko on April 24, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

  This is a simple water-bombic critter, from a family of compact animals designed by Perro Cerdito: I decided to fold the cow, from a collection that contained a dog (thing) and a cat-ish thing.

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663: (113/365) Lil’ Lion

Posted by wonko on April 23, 2017 in 365-2017, animal, mammal |

If you have not seen the movie “Lion” starring Dev Patel, you really should, it is a wild ride, lovely story and contains reference to an Indian name that means “Lion”: I have been looking for nice lion models and a friend on Fakebook (Oriol Esteve from Spain) graciously shared a recent design. I knew […]

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661: (111/365) Multiple Rippling Deltoid

Posted by wonko on April 21, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I have passed this model many times, thinking “not sure what that is, maybe later”, but decided to give it a whirl tonight: What a curious object. Designed by Jeremy Schafer, from his book “Origami to Astonish and Amaze”, this odd ripply mathematical conundrum hurts your brain to look at. A fun paper manipulation first […]

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660: (110/365) Riki Saito’s Alien

Posted by wonko on April 20, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, scifi, wtf |

It is late, I am tired, the first week back at the start of the term is exhausting but this little alien is looking after me: Folded from Japanese foil, it compliments yesterdays model. Incidentally today is a few days after the 56th anniversary of humans in space as Yuri Gagarin first left our atmosphere 

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658: (108/365) Yoshizawa’s Goldfish

Posted by wonko on April 18, 2017 in 365-2017, fish |

Few origami masters did more for modern origami than Yoshizawa Sensei: With delightfully few folds, his models evoke shapes, creatures and personalities.

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643: (93/365) Square Bear

Posted by wonko on April 8, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

Australia do not really have bears, well, nothing that is actually a bear but this charming model needed to be folded so folded it I did: This is Edwin Corrie’s Square Bear, a charming model that is relatively simple but demonstrative of form.

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