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363: Tree of Wisdom

Posted by wonko on December 29, 2011 in bird, plant |

You know that feeling when you plan (and see quite clearly in your head) something and then it turns out exactly like you envisaged it? This is one of those moments: I had a model fail on a large sheet of lithography paper and considered binning the resultant crumpled mess, but remembered an origami technique […]

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354: Should have bought a Squirrel

Posted by wonko on December 20, 2011 in mammal |

One of my wife’s favourite movies is a comedy called “Rat Race”, the title of today’s model is one of the “morals” of that cautionary tale: Akira Yoshizawa is credited as being the father of artistic origami – he also invented the diagramming language we all follow now. This is his squirrel – a lovely […]

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331: Happy Hogswatch!

Posted by wonko on November 27, 2011 in mammal |

I have been a fan of Terry Pratchett’s writing for as long as it was possible – his amagination and ability to tell engaging stories is breathtaking: I thought it apt to celebrate “Hogswatch” – a Discworld event (and the name of one of the dozens of novels set in this amazing imaginary world). I […]

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55: Green Tree Frog

Posted by wonko on February 24, 2011 in amphibian |

Now I like frogs, could not eat a whole one, but they are gentle animals – this model reminds me so much of those lovely soft green ones that we used to get back when the weather worked – you know, they lived under your toilet rim and emerged blinking into the light to feast […]

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44: Dippy Dog

Posted by wonko on February 13, 2011 in mammal |

In my day, on the back window mat of your V8 Kingswood, you had a nodding dog, to complement the fake leopard-skin velour seat covers, the troll hanging from the rear vision mirror and the 8-ball you custom-drilled from a stolen pool table ball on the stick-shift. That was cool, it signalled you were with-it […]

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29: Horse

Posted by wonko on January 29, 2011 in mammal |

There are many horse models, some extraordinarily complicated – this is a simple one and I will work towards the more difficult ones. Made with 2 squares (both cut from the same A4 sheet), you fold the front and back then join them: Do not panic, I do have ONE sheet complete horses, I have […]

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