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620: (70/365) Montroll’s One-Sheet Omega Star

Posted by wonko on March 11, 2017 in 365-2017, geometry |

Modular stars are a thing, there are many beautiful ones including multi-sheet omega stars (8 pointers), but this little beauty is crafted from a single uncut square: From a sunken waterbomb base we tease xyz planes then fashion points from their intersections – genius.

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450: Montroll’s Hippopotatomus

Posted by wonko on August 23, 2013 in animal, mammal |

It is a little recognised fact that the animal that has killed the most people in Africa is in fact the Hippopotamus: I stumbled across this delightful model while leafing through “African Animals in Origami” – a much worn volume when looking for something to try from my invalid chair. I had a gold (more […]

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430: Lang’s Spider Conch

Posted by wonko on January 25, 2013 in animal, creepy crawly, nature, wtf |

Those of you who were guessers for the WTF (What’s That Fold?) #4 will be interested to know that this model was actually a Spider Conch designed by Robert Lang: I once taught on Palm Island – which is seaward from Townsville, North Queensland. Whilst there I loved to snorkel the reef nearby. Whilst doing […]

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332: Elephant

Posted by wonko on November 28, 2011 in mammal |

You know when you get a song stuck in your head, and it will not go away? Usually the song is totally daggy but so solidly lodged in your psyche that it effects your judgement: “Baby Elephant Walk” is stuck in my head at the moment – I will excorcise it with some Rammstein later […]

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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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294: Montroll’s Centaur

Posted by wonko on October 21, 2011 in humanoid |

Ever since my first disastrous encounter with a centaur, I have been looking for a worthy replacement: This model comes close, the proportions work a little better (although, truth be told it looks more like a man standing with a donkey wedged up his bottom, but you get that). A mch easier fold with plenty […]

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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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291: Hexagonal Prism

Posted by wonko on October 18, 2011 in geometry |

John Montroll is a design genius: In his book “A Plethora of Polyhedra” he explores the complexities of single sheet 3d-shapes, and this rather splendid prism caught my eye as something I wanted to try. I like how the pre-folding teases of open edges up and inside the finished shape which locks itself – very […]

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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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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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