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771: (221/365) Boney McBoneface – Broad Shoulders

Posted by wonko on August 9, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

When one looks at the symphony of bones and tendons that constitute human shoulders, one can only wonder why we then put it through contact sports like Rugby which so effortlessly re-arrange and break this complex calcium tangle: This is Boney McBoneface’s shoulder assembly, an amazing mix of a vertebrae, lovely pair of integrated shoulder […]

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741: (191/365) Hummingbird

Posted by wonko on July 10, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

Not sure if Australia has any native species of Hummingbird: Some “sunbirds” look similar but are not closely related species.

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737: (187/365) Penguin

Posted by wonko on July 6, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

Reading through Origami Bygota, I stumbled across Ma Yong’s charming penguin: Clever use of colour change goes part way to defining a penguin, but proportions and general morphology also helps.

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722: (172/365) Baby Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 21, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, dinosaur, fantasy |

Reporting is a beast of a thing, particularly semester reporting where we seem to joust with nit-picking grammar on parts of a report that parents do not read. Slaying the beast is particularly satisfying: This is Riccardo Foschi’s Baby Lizard Dragon … thing. I found the CP and a photo of the finished model and […]

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629: (79/365) Artefact

Posted by wonko on March 20, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

I quite enjoy folding modulars – the way they combine to make a larger form can be fascinating and this module is no exception: This is Dave Mitchell’s “Artefact” module, it can be put together in 2’s and 6’s.

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609: (59/365) Leia Organa

Posted by wonko on February 28, 2017 in 365-2017, fantasy, humanoid, scifi |

“Help me Obi Wan Kenobie, you’re my only hope’: This is my second attempt at Tadashi Mori’s “Leia”, a fun fold that does so much with a tortured little piece of paper.

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451: Tarsier

Posted by wonko on August 26, 2013 in animal, mammal |

I had a small but lovely piece of elephant-dung paper – now this is not as gross as it first sounds, the paper is cleaned fiber retrieved from elephant dung – yeah, ok, it does not sound any less grotty – lovely textured irregular and lumpy paper though it was: I needed a model, Sebastien […]

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368: Brent The Unicorn

Posted by wonko on January 7, 2012 in mammal |

Now I am aware that a certain “Brent” recently had a birthday, and on that birthday I folded a creepy crawly, so thought it appropriate to counter the scary with “unicorns and rainbows”: This is Roman Diaz’s Unicorn, lovely thing – mane, tail, beautiful ears, splendid horn. Happy Birthday (all be it belated) Michael the […]

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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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351: Diaz’s Stallion

Posted by wonko on December 17, 2011 in mammal |

Roman Diaz is one of many talented Spanish origamists and with this model he captures something of the proud noble stallion: there is much to like about this model – apart from it being a nifty use of the fish/camel base, the posture, proportions and attitude evident in the horse are present in this little […]

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