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267: Nollentonk

Posted by wonko on September 24, 2011 in mammal |

When my sister was little, she used to call elephants “Nollentonks“: No idea why, the name just stuck. My daughter also likes elephants so i am on the search for a good one. This little beauty measures in at 8cm trunk to tail. This is John Montroll’s African Elephant. A lovely model that I now […]

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264: Stinkbug

Posted by wonko on September 21, 2011 in creepy crawly |

I mowed yesterday, and noticed my citrus trees were once again infested with stinkbugs: I would dearly love a solution to this annual pest – not only do they smell, they damage the new growth of the tree and mark the fruit. Worse, I am allergic to the stuff they spray in defense when disturbed – I […]

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259: Stag

Posted by wonko on September 16, 2011 in mammal |

Barbz asked me to make a deer, I decided to look for a stag (antlers etc) and found one by Neal Elias: I like this model – out of a severe box pleat a fairly graceful body, legs and head with lovely ears and antlers emerges. This was a tough fold – the thicknesses near […]

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258: Rodin’s Thinker

Posted by wonko on September 15, 2011 in humanoid |

When I think of my mate Mike, I think of Rodin’s “The Thinker”: There are many reasons, including his stunning good looks, poise but most of all because he is a thinker – he considers everything deeply, his responses are considered, balanced, always truthful and often factual 😛 This is a Neal Elias designed model, […]

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255: Turtoise or Tortle?

Posted by wonko on September 12, 2011 in reptile |

I have never been able to discern the difference between a tortoise and a turtle: Sure there are superficial morphological differences but they both are reptiles, both carry their shell around etc. This is Robert Lang’s turtle and it is a lovely, simple, figurative model that abounds tortoisness. I like the simple curve of the […]

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247: Alix’s Giraffe

Posted by wonko on September 4, 2011 in mammal |

Now I have been on a mission to find and fold Alix a giraffe for her birthday (Happy Birthday Alix!) and the model had some criteria: * it needed to look “giraffey” – so many do not * it needed to be achievable with  square of cardstock I found in a Landsborough scrapbooking shop (don’t […]

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235: Charlie the Unicorn

Posted by wonko on August 23, 2011 in mammal |

Now I have been told off by Dr Winston O’Boogie for folding creepy crawlys and scary things and was told I should concentrate on unicorns and rainbows: This is John Montrol’s Unicorn – a relatively simple fold with a nice horsey shape. So much paper folded inside, it ends up having a plump body and […]

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231: Tomoko Fuse’s Snail

Posted by wonko on August 19, 2011 in creepy crawly, geometry |

Now I found a collection of spirals and boxes by paper legend Tomoko Fuse, and the snail looked hoopy, so I decided to fold it: A relatively simple fold, with an elegant curved pleat forms the shell and a simple shape for the foot topped off with lovely eye stalks. If I was to fold […]

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228: Wilbur, the Narcoleptic Cat Sidekick

Posted by wonko on August 16, 2011 in mammal |

As mentioned previously, Captain Fainty has a sidekick: Now it must be said that this sidekick is more of a liability than an asset – as is true for all cats really (let’s be honest), and there is little evidence that this sidekick is even remotely interested in being labelled as such. There is even […]

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214: A Great White Pointer

Posted by wonko on August 2, 2011 in fish |

Apparently it is “Shark Week” – yeah, I did not know either until I looked it up. This ferrocious little beauty is a variation of the blue shark described by John Montroll and Robert lang in their book “Origami Sealife” and there is much to like about the basic form (not sure the picture does […]

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