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784: (234/365) Fold-me Elmo

Posted by wonko on August 22, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

Flipping through Tanteidan convention books I have I came across a delightful little figure that was screaming to be folded in orange: This is Riki Saito’s “Mr Puppet Man”, but I reckon he looks a lot like “Elmo” so I am calling it so. (On second thoughts, isn’t Elmo Red? Oh well, never mind)

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783: (233/365) Simple Money Box

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

I quite like the apparent simplicity of this design: Folded from a square split on the 1/3 line, larger piece making the base, smaller for the lid, this ingenious design neatly makes a moneybox, coin slot and all.

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780: (230/365) Bernie Peyton’s Woman In A Burqa

Posted by wonko on August 18, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

Elected members of the senate have a responsibility to represent their constituents: When an elected member plans and then executes a stunt designed to trivialise, demonise and poke fun at an Islamic traditional garment some women choose to wear, I find deeply it offensive.

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778: (228/365) Ferris Wheel

Posted by wonko on August 16, 2017 in 365-2017, machine, seasonal |

In the Brisbane CBD today is a public holiday for the RNA Show: I stopped going to the show when our kids asked whether we had to go again this year – it is huge, full of people, end of winter and full of flu.   I also had a go at capturing it in […]

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774: (224/365) Boney McBoneface – Backbone

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

So I am stepping up and doing a charity walk tomorrow. 35km for Mitochondrial Disease research. I would like to pretend I am super fit, but in reality I am a walker and am not really sure if I can make it: I am however willing to give it a go. YOU can support my […]

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769: (219/365) Male Monarch

Posted by wonko on August 7, 2017 in 365-2017 |

The most fragile and protected piece on the Chess board is the King: I find it interesting that the king has almost the least maneuverability of any piece (bar pawn), yet is often put in the position of having to run for his life from more mobile pieces near end-game.

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768: (218/365) Queenie

Posted by wonko on August 6, 2017 in 365-2017 |

My favourite on-screen monarch of all time is Miranda Richardson’s character “Queenie” from “The Black Adder II”: She portrayed an incredible mix of insanity, toddler and antichrist which will always make me giggle.

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765: (215/365) I’m the king of the CASTLE …

Posted by wonko on August 3, 2017 in 365-2017, animal |

Continuing the exploration of court pieces, we move on from the Pawn to the Rook or Castle: I like this series – there is a visual similarity with the bases on all of these pieces and the tops are fairly easy to recognise. this one has a simple geometric turret atop the pillar.

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764: (214/365) We are all Pawns

Posted by wonko on August 2, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic |

We begin another Chess set, this time designed by Mark Kirschenbaum. This is his Pawn: A lovely little figurative foot soldier, lovely circular base and an interesting fold.

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752: (202/365) Riccardo Foschi’s Koi

Posted by wonko on July 22, 2017 in 365-2017, fish |

It was late, I was tired and I must admit to going to bed before folding yesterday. Full week, new levels of fatigue: I found these diagrams on Pinterest – seems they are test diagrams (oops, sorry) but I love the shape and model structure.

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