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931: Sipho Mabona’s Fugu

Posted by wonko on July 29, 2018 in fish |

I have had this model on my “to do” list for ages – I had shied away from it because of what I perceived was a brutal precreasing sequence and impossible collapse: That said, with a little large scale and some accurate pre-forming, the laying of the corrugations was fairly straightforward – all based on […]

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588: (38/360) Sipho Mabona’s “Swallow”

Posted by wonko on February 7, 2017 in 365-2017, bird |

When planning origami models that will be good for permanent display, locks and paper tension matter as a model will try to unfold itself: This genius design results in a fairly faithful swallow, the body is rounded, beak and head cleverly proportioned, tings and tail streamlined – it looks like it would fly.

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434: Sipho Mabona’s African Elephant

Posted by wonko on February 10, 2013 in mammal |

When I first saw this model, folded with elegance, playfulness (in outrageous colours) and joy by Sipho Mabona, I wanted to try it myself: Designed recently and soon I hope to be included in a book so I can purchase the diagrams, I stumbled across a video tutorial and had to have a go. Used […]

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236: Sipho Mabona’s Koi Carp

Posted by wonko on August 24, 2011 in fish |

When I first saw installation art, in origami, folded and designed by Sipho Mabona, I knew I wasnted to do stuff like that also – this koi is elegant and beautiful: Lovely dorsal and pectoral fins, graceful tail and head complete with gaping mouth. There is much to admire about this model – it is […]

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74: Carp

Posted by wonko on March 15, 2011 in fish |

I realised I have not done many fish as of yet, so this little beauty will suffice as a piscean addition to the growing collection: It is a Carp, but has shark-like lines also – good strong pectoral fins, delicious looking dorsal fin and strong tail flukes, with a little more paper mangling I am […]

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