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610 (60/365) Formula 1 Racer

Posted by wonko on March 1, 2017 in 365-2017, machine |

I like a challenge, so started with a huge (60cm) square of spotty bi-colour kraft paper and began the process of folding this model: Formed, initially from a base that is 4 adjacent bird bases that are then sunk to make 8 long flaps, 4 short ones and a shedload of hidden paper, you then tease […]

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602: (52/365) Jason Ku’s Lizard

Posted by wonko on February 21, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly, reptile |

I bought some hand-made paper with inclusions from Daiso and wondered how it would fold, so looked for a punishing model to test it out: This is Jason Ku’s Lizard – a lovely little critter with toes, an elegant tail and a funky face with gaping mouth and bulby eyes.

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594: (44/360) Shore Crab

Posted by wonko on February 13, 2017 in 365-2017, crustacean |

A folder I follow on Facebook asked for volunteers to test his diagrams for a new crab design so naturally I put my hand up: This is Tuan Hoang Pham’s “Shore Crab” design, a delightfully dense creation that is morphologically fairly close to a ghost crab in my opinion.

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593: (43/360) Neal Elias’ “Andres Segovia”

Posted by wonko on February 12, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

When a member of the British Origami Society, I purchased “Selected works of Neal Elias” and continue to find gems within it – this is one such treasure: Modeled after a classical guitarist in 1970, this model starts with a 3×1 rectangle (8×23 to be exact) and, via miracles of box pleating (a pioneering technique […]

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558: (8/365) Mike Case’s Campfire CP

Posted by wonko on January 8, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, geometry |

Now I am not really new to the whole “fold from a CP” approach to origami, but I am not consistently good at it either, many models have just baffled me. Initially this CP was beyond my understanding also but you know, when you keep at something eventually something gives and it can make sense: […]

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548: Making Your Dollar Go Further

Posted by wonko on October 23, 2016 in amphibian, fish, paper |

My son and his partner (Hi Matt and Alix!) came back from a recent trip to Canada and the US and had some greenbacks left over in their wallet. They are paper, you can fold them, there is a whole branch of Origami that does this intensively, led by artists like Won Park.

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524: Happy Valentines Day

Posted by wonko on February 14, 2016 in blarg, boxes, flower, geometry, seasonal |

I find it fascinating that there are so many models and folding techniques I have yet to try. The “Magic Rose Cube” is a case in point – I am amazed I have never folded it: Such a beautiful little modular, 3 pieces the flower, 3 slightly different pieces the leaves, slots together into a […]

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517: Darth Paper – The Fold Awakens

Posted by wonko on December 15, 2015 in fantasy, humanoid, scifi, seasonal |

I will admit it, I have been a Star Wars fan since it was possible to be one. I saw the original movies many times in the cinema DECADES before my kids thought it would be cool to do the same with the new ones: The original 3 movies were special (well, they WERE before […]

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515: Viking Longship

Posted by wonko on October 25, 2015 in vehicle |

Ever since first watching the telly series “Vikings” (currently 3 seasons, worth looking for) I was a fan of the gritty realism and glimpse into the lifestyle (albeit cinematicised) of what I imagine was a hard working and noble race: The character “Floki” was an odd inventor genius and ship builder, I think he would have […]

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514: Convertible

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2015 in vehicle |

As a member of Origami USA (OUSA), we get access to some member designs and this one stuck out as something fun to try: Jason Ku’s Convertible uses some standard (and not so standard) box pleating tricks to sculpt a fully formed car from a flat sheet.

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