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925: Crouching Dragon

Posted by wonko on June 10, 2018 in dinosaur, fantasy, reptile |

Origami dragons and wyverns seem to be a bit of a “holy grail”, with the more complex gaining almost mythic reputations for breaking folders spirits when they attempt them: I came upon the diagrams for this charming model shared on fakebook, and it took a moment to hunt down the designer – Shaku on Flickr.

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924: Crawler Excavator (aka. A Diggosaur )

Posted by wonko on May 27, 2018 in machine, vehicle |

Often Origami books are organised such that the simpler models are at the front, more challenging folds towards the back. “Origami Pro 3 – Machine Origami” by members of the Korean Origami Association is organised such and this model was the last one, designed by Jang Yong Ik: Starting with a 60cm square of thin […]

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923: Concrete Mixer (aka. A Mixosaur)

Posted by wonko on May 26, 2018 in blarg, machine, vehicle |

At the risk of a family intervention, I present to you my first fold of Yoo Tae Yong’s “truck mixer” from the origami book “Origami Pro 3 – Machinery Origami” from a group of members of the Korean Origami Association: From a square, via a very useful base, we arrive at what eventually looks mechanical […]

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918: Procrastination Panda

Posted by wonko on January 10, 2018 in mammal |

Now if we were looking for a mascot for procrastination, I think a panda is the perfect animal because, well, from all accounts, they just couldn’t give a flying f*ck: It seems they are endangered. My guess is it is due to them losing interest in most things (except eating bamboo) including sex – a […]

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917: Triangular Mouse

Posted by wonko on January 10, 2018 in geometry, mammal |

It is a little known fact that mice used to originally be triangular – the closer to a right angle triangle, the more genetically successful apparently*: This charming model is designed by Makoto Yamaguchi, a quirky fold that I found when browsing Tanteidan 106.

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915: (365/365) Chris K Palmer’s “Flower Tower”

Posted by wonko on December 31, 2017 in 365-2017, Crease Pattern, flower, geometry |

I have a long and terrifying “fold me” list of models I will one day get around to – this was on it: An excruciating fractal tessellation that eats paper like few other folds, based on spiral collapses of a dodecagon that then gets turned inside out to make the next level to collapse. The […]

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911: (361/365) Tiny Teddy

Posted by wonko on December 27, 2017 in 365-2017, mammal |

There are many bears out there in the origami design community, and I have folded most of them: This is Robyn Glynn’s “Teddy”, a charming bi-color fold that looks cuddly and seems quite poseable.

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910: (360/365) After Christmas Sales

Posted by wonko on December 26, 2017 in 365-2017, boxes, domestic |

Retailers really have a nerve when you think about it. Right up to Christmas they hike up their prices. We dutiful drones pay top dollar for loot which we wrap and give away. Come “Boxing Day” prices plummet in almost obscene ways and it can get hectic as people clamber for bargains: We went early, […]

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908: (358/365) ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas …

Posted by wonko on December 24, 2017 in 365-2017, domestic, fantasy, mammal, seasonal |

…and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse: Prep for festivities is always fun. Family feast tomorrow, lots to do. I hope you and your families enjoy the prep time as much as the day itself.

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907: (357/365) Mr Origami

Posted by wonko on December 23, 2017 in 365-2017, humanoid |

Always on the look out for a model that somehow incorporates traditional cranes (Tsuru), I stumbled across this design and knew I had to try it: A clever pre-folding sequence caches paper that later emerges as “bird-baseable” end points you can locate at the ends of arms.

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