821: (271/365) Satoshi Kamiya’s Ant

Posted by wonko on September 28, 2017 in 365-2017, creepy crawly |

After re-subscribing to JOAS, in record time my back-issues of the Tanteidan magazine arrived and along with one of them, a really challenging diagram: About 170 steps, extreme paper torture and, as a project, something truly terrifying but I knew I needed to try it.

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709: (159/365) Satoshi Kamiya’s Tsuru Rose

Posted by wonko on June 8, 2017 in 365-2017, bird, geometry |

I am nothing if not determined at times. This  model has beaten me many times but, due to a perfect storm it seemed to just happen in my hands: This is Satoshi Kamiya’s “Tsuru Rose” – an odd but beautiful combination of a Kawasaki rose twist in the body segment of a traditional Tsuru.

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549: Fluffy the Cerberus

Posted by wonko on October 30, 2016 in animal, fantasy, mammal |

Fans of Harry Potter will recognised “Fluffy” the 3-headed dog, Hagrid’s pet (oops, just outed myself as a Potter nerd). This is Satoshi Kamiya’s “Cerberus”, a rendition of a mythical beast that is an amazing design that in the end is really really fiddly.

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505: Dragonfly

Posted by wonko on September 22, 2015 in creepy crawly, flower, nature |

As part of my JOAS membership, I get sent magazines with models to try – a really excellent collection of complex models from the worlds best designers. When I saw Satoshi Kamiya’s Dragonfly, I was really scared of it.The level of pleat management and re-arrangement of flaps and layers is truly terrifying when viewed as […]

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Copper Dragon

Posted by wonko on July 9, 2015 in blarg, dinosaur, fantasy, paper |

As you may have guessed from subsequent posts, I have been learning to fold Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin 3.5: After a year of lessons, learning bits of the model and patiently/painstakingly working on each of the elements of the design, I managed to combine all onto one model.

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496: Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin 3.5

Posted by wonko on March 24, 2015 in dinosaur, fantasy |

On March 21, 2014, I began a quest to learn how to fold Satoshi Kamiya’s “Ryujin 3.5”, and was lucky enough to be accepted as a pupil of Mr Daniel Brown (MrOrigami). Daniel sent me a lesson, I had to perform the illustrated tasks and photo my evidence back to him before he sent me […]

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… there be Dragons!

Posted by wonko on December 21, 2014 in animal, dinosaur, fantasy |

For much of the past year (2014) I have been learning how to fold Satoshi Kamiya’s Ryujin 3.5, as taught to me via a series of lessons cunningly devised by Daniel Brown (Mr Origami). I started this project on March 21. This is Part 3 of a series that also includes Part 1, Part 2 Lesson […]

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Ryujin 3.5 (continued)

Posted by wonko on August 16, 2014 in animal, fantasy, paper, wtf |

After much care and attention, diligently following expert lessons (courtesy of MrOrigami’s Daniel Brown), I have managed to successfully navigate lessons 1-11 in what promises to be an ever intensifying journey towards understanding the whole model. This is PART 2 of a previous post. Part 3 also exists. Along the way I have learned a LOT […]

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477: Rooster

Posted by wonko on June 29, 2014 in bird |

I want an origami rooster (in red) to live somewhere in our new kitchen, so set about exploring rooster form with a pair of masters and their individual approaches to rooster form: I “warmed up” with an Eric Joisel “Le Coq” – a fold I had tried years ago and not really mastered so I […]

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Ryujin 3.5 Lessons from a Master

Posted by wonko on May 27, 2014 in blarg, fantasy |

I am honored to have been allowed to learn how to fold Satoshi Kamiya’s  Ryujin 3.5 by an extraordinarily talented folder who goes under the name “MrOrigami”. When finished, it should look like this: He sends me lessons, I must complete them neatly and photo-evidence back to him before he sends me the next lessons. […]

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