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726: (176/365) Star Block

Posted by wonko on June 25, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Sometimes a simple crease pattern leads to some interesting emergent geometry: This is Charles Santee’s “Star Block”, a 2 part modular that I found when trolling among Origami USA’s “The Fold” issue #22.

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717: (167/365) Michael LaFosse’s Le Papillon de Nuit

Posted by wonko on June 16, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Le Papillon de Nuit translates, roughly as “The Night Butterfly” – a charming fold with a lovely detailed abdomen: Unlike the other La Fosse butterflies, this one works and then re-works layers on the wings, making the finished model smaller but unique in shape.

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714: (164/365) Michael LaFosse’s Butterfly for Tony Cheng

Posted by wonko on June 13, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Continuing my exploration of the butterfly form, where better to look than a lovely papillon from Michael LaFosse’s “Butterflies” bible: This lovely little flapper again uses bicolour paper cleverly, has a nice efficiency of final model size for starting paper size and was fun to fold.

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709: (159/365) Satoshi Kamiya’s Tsuru Rose

Posted by wonko on June 8, 2017 in 365-2017, bird, geometry |

I am nothing if not determined at times. This  model has beaten me many times but, due to a perfect storm it seemed to just happen in my hands: This is Satoshi Kamiya’s “Tsuru Rose” – an odd but beautiful combination of a Kawasaki rose twist in the body segment of a traditional Tsuru.

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708: (158/365) Nollentonk

Posted by wonko on June 7, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

When I was in Japan, I bought 2 origami books and have not really folded much from them to date: The books are totally in Japanese, no English at all so I have NO idea who the designer of this model is. Made from 4 squares of paper (back legs, front legs, head, tusks) and […]

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707: (157/365) Tumasek Butterfly

Posted by wonko on June 6, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

Browsing a BOS convention booklet, I came across a rather nice butterfly designed by Ronald Koh: This is the Tumasek butterfly, I folded it in duo yellow/green paper making it a little like a cabbage white butterfly.

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695: (145/365) Knight in Shining Armor

Posted by wonko on May 25, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid |

Jono sent me a link to the new trailer for the coming series of Game of Thrones: Seems like big things are set to happen in the seven kingdoms. Knights in shining armor in this series are rarely shiny at all, often dirty, lacking honor and glory – such is the reality of war.

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689: (139/365) Max Hulme’s Chess Knight

Posted by wonko on May 19, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

…so, in a conventional chess set, the knight is a horsey, but in this chess set the Knight is the rider: Not sure I am really happy with this, difficult to tell with this thick paper, but the head shaping is clumsy because of the layers.

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688: (138/365) Max Hulme’s Chess Bishop

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

Integral to the war effort, the church remains a dangerous player on the board: This is Max Hulme’s “Bishop” – a lovely little Pontif-ish chap that is missing his golden hook and holy relic.

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686: (136/365) Max Hulme’s Chess Pawn

Posted by wonko on May 16, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid |

The next few posts will follow a theme, playing with the idea of a classic game, this is the infantry – the cannon fodder, there are lots of these to throw at the enemy: Max Hulme has designed all of the pieces for a paper chess game, seems wrong to split them up. Folded from a […]

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