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511: Koh’s Tancho Oranda Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2015 in fish |

A completely different folding technique was a nice change with this much tortured bit of paper: An odd-shaped goldfish, famously all white except for a colourful growth on the head, this thin-waisted fantail was actually really hard work even at this scale.

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510: Koh’s Ranchu Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2015 in fish |

…continuing on the “fishy” journey, the final in this technique’s series of plump full-bodied goldfish, Ronald Koh’s┬áRanchu: Oddly, this mutant is known for the cancer-like orange growth on it’s head, the model approximates this.

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509: Koh’s Oranda Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2015 in fish |

…continuing the fishy theme, this is Ronald Koh’s Oranda Goldfish: A lovely plump little fellow, I am sure I have had these at one time or another – round body, abundance of thin fins and round head.

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508: Koh’s Wakin Goldfish

Posted by wonko on October 2, 2015 in fish |

Continuing the fishy theme, this “goldfish” looks more like a salmon: The base, similar to the previous two manages to devote more to body, less to fins so that it looks like you would get a decent fillet of this little fishy.

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507: Koh’s Veiltail Goldfish

Posted by wonko on September 29, 2015 in fish |

Continuing on the “something fishy” theme, I thought i would have a go at the Veiltail: This goldfish mutant is nuts – bred for the profundity of tail, the body is stunted and a small muscular tail necessary to drove the massive drapery of tail fins.

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503: Man and Woman

Posted by wonko on August 23, 2015 in humanoid, nature, paper |

Flipping through an obscure copy of Papiroflexia Bicolour by Fernando Gilgado, I was struck with a pair of … models that looked like fun to make. I had some small (10in) squares of handmade Kozo left over from the eagle fold and thought I would give it a whirl. The fun and hilarity began – […]

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Totoro Kit

Posted by wonko on June 28, 2015 in fantasy, wtf |

Sensei Cassidy was lurking, she did not want to impose, but she was carrying some origami-related paraphernalia and … well … origami: She had this kit, based on Totoro (apparently a cult Anime film/ character/ universe/ thing), with some pre-printed paper and instruction sheet on how to assemble. Initially I thought it wold be a […]

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495: Soma Cube

Posted by wonko on March 20, 2015 in boxes, geometry |

I can remember a block puzzle my maths teacher introduced to me, the “soma” puzzle was a lot like 3D Tetris. There are 7 puzzle pieces, all variations of stacked cube clusters that fit together into a 3×3 cube when put together right. A fab fold, a simple series of box pleat collapses and a […]

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492: Money Spider

Posted by wonko on February 2, 2015 in creepy crawly |

People keep giving me foreign and local paper currency. A work colleague gave me a pair of battered US1 dollar notes and asked if I could do anything with them. I had heard (old wives tale perhaps) that it was unlucky to kill a money spider. These little critters apparently bring financial good luck. I […]

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485: Segway

Posted by wonko on December 7, 2014 in domestic, fantasy, vehicle |

…so I am a teacher, and I teach senior students: I have, on occasions, joked about how cool it would be to own a Segway – my classes are physically far apart and getting between campuses takes time, hence the idea that a PTD (personal transport device) would be cool. I _never_ in my wildest […]

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