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746: (196/365) Fairly Bloody Long Walk

Posted by wonko on July 15, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid, wtf |

My lovely daughter walked for charity last year and I was so proud of her (secretly regretting not doing it with her). This year, the same walk is on offer at, thankfully, at a much cooler time of year so we are both walking “The Bloody Long Walk” in early August: Today, as part of […]

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638: (88/365) Traditional Frog

Posted by wonko on March 29, 2017 in 365-2017, amphibian |

Can’t fold, busy: Remarkably I have never blogged this model.

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321: Zombeh!!!

Posted by wonko on November 17, 2011 in humanoid |

I love it how you can have a serious and in-depth discussion with students about Zombies: They are experts – both the “undead” and “infection” zombies could, like, totally happen – yeah, and it is well understood how to dispatch them. Having not long finished an adaptation of Jane Austin’s classic tale “Pride and Prejudice […]

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261: Satoshi’s Pegasus

Posted by wonko on September 18, 2011 in mammal |

“I am Pegasus, my name means horse…” – I am old enough to remember a folksey song by Ross Ryan about a mythological winged horse: I had some time, amidst trips and other things today so thought I would give Satoshi Kamiya’s Pegasus a go – it has been taunting me from the pages of his book. […]

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256: Don’t Taze Me Bro

Posted by wonko on September 13, 2011 in humanoid |

Akira Yoshizawa continues to surprise and delight – his folds are simple, elegant and have much modelling potential: This is one of a series of person studies, and is a novel use of the frog base. Busy day, lots to do, much being put off, you get that.

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233: Kawahata’s Locust

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

Now I have not folded a model from Fumiaki Kawahata before because they looked so difficult: The instructions I have come from her lovely book “Insects Volume 1” and are all in Japanese (problem number 1) and use a completely different set of sumbols to indivate things like repeat, turn over, sink, spontaneously combust etc […]

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219: Redback Spider

Posted by wonko on August 7, 2011 in creepy crawly |

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of a technology that changed my life – The World Wide Web: Tim Berners Lee posted the first web page ever and the model of online information sharing was changed forever. I thought a SPIDER was appropriate to mark the occasion and an Australian one to boot – given […]

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213: A Foal

Posted by wonko on August 1, 2011 in mammal |

Now in Australia, to save confusion, horse breeders take August 1 as the birthdate of ALL horses: I made a foal, a newly born horsey to mark the occasion, he even looks unsure on his legs, but I cannot help but wonder what horses feel about us missing their actual birthday to celebrate the communal […]

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188: Edelweiss

Posted by wonko on July 7, 2011 in flower |

Now I am on the look out for effective flowers, and oddly Origami has lost of four-petaled ones (which in nature are fairly rare). this edelweiss caught my eye: Made from a frog base and a deep sing, the bloom has a lovely symmetry about it and the stem works will together with it. A simple […]

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183: Hummingbird Feeding

Posted by wonko on July 2, 2011 in bird, flower |

I have the greatest of respect for Robert Lang, his models are discussed mathematically and with great artistic intent also, and when I saw this hummingbird in “Origami Design Secrets” I knew I had to make it: Having never actually seen a hummingbird (except on the telly), I am amazed and in awe of their […]

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