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318: Dromedary

Posted by wonko on November 14, 2011 in mammal |

On review, I have not folded many camels – I have no idea why this is: This is John Montroll’s “Dromedary”, a one-humped Arabian camel and there is much to like about the model, if not my first fold of it. Lovely ears and face, curious sunken hump, legs more or less in the right […]

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312: Gerboa

Posted by wonko on November 8, 2011 in mammal |

Now in arid areas of Australia life is hard. Some animals never drink, some come out an night, some live underground – the gerboa does all these things and more: Sometimes called the “Kangaroo rat” because of its rather splendid tail and hoppy back legs, it has always fascinated me. When I saw this model […]

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297: Taxi!

Posted by wonko on October 24, 2011 in humanoid, vehicle |

In old Chinatown, when someone wanted to travel in style, they hailed a “coolie” pulling a rickshaw: This picture was common in days gone by, these days the hustle and bustle of bicycles, motorbikes and tuk-tuks has replaced the hard work. This is Neal Elias’ “Coolie and Rickshaw”, designed in1967. An ingenious box pleat using a square and […]

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293: Kawahata’s TRex

Posted by wonko on October 20, 2011 in dinosaur |

It was late, I was tired, and this model did not come easily from a baffling set of instructions: I will fold this again, but for now this is my first fold – rough but the vestiges of a row of teeth, sort of arms, nearly toes and a good tail/body – plenty of scope […]

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292: Montroll’s Rhino

Posted by wonko on October 19, 2011 in mammal |

I have been exploring the work of John Montroll, and came across this little beauty: A lovely Rhino, dual horns, lovely ears and a splendid tail, I am impressed with the rhinocerosness of this design, you get a sense of the armor-plating, power and posture of the beast. Some clever pre-folding and some interesting sink […]

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290: Dachshund

Posted by wonko on October 17, 2011 in mammal |

Awoke with a banging headache, have laid low for most of the day, decided I needed something simple: Little did I realise how un-simple this model was. Not hard, just lots of steps really and the end result is a lovely “sausage dog”. John Montroll is a design genius, and this model uses his “dog […]

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287: Fuse Box (Small Flowers)

Posted by wonko on October 15, 2011 in boxes, geometry |

Tomoko Fuse is a genius in designing intricate boxes: this is called “Small Flowers” because of an incidental pattern the overlapping edges make, sort of looks like aflower. I made it in colour only because a monochrome version would not have been remarkable. The lid and the base are each comprised of 4 pieces of […]

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278: Passing Notes

Posted by wonko on October 5, 2011 in domestic, geometry |

Now those who know me realise 2 things – I love music but I cannot read those little black dots on the lines for nuts: It was doubly problematic when I was in a choir as all those around me were able to sight-read and I … sort of … faked it (I have good […]

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271: Pelican

Posted by wonko on September 28, 2011 in bird |

I have been looking for a nice pelican (yes, I know that is an odd thing to say, but good pelican origami models are hard to find): This is the best I have found so far, and although it is not free-standing, contains much that is pelicanny. Lovely bill, nice feet (if a little thin […]

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270: False Teeth

Posted by wonko on September 27, 2011 in domestic, geometry |

Anyone who knows me realizes the terror I experience when visiting the dentist: Don’t get me wrong, our dentist is awesome, and very aware that I have an irrational fear that I cannot control when being worked on. A red frog (chewy lolly) was the latest culprit, taking away most of a huge filling on […]

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