Doodling with a traditional birdbase, I noticed a way to open it up so there were 4 equal sized partitions that I could get to go flat: Researching a little, it seems Jun Maekawa pioneered this, and also suggested a lovely corner locking mechanism that made the whole structure quite stable. I can see this […]
Now I am pretty sure that “ninja stars” were not really a thing, but – meh: This rather charming woven six-pointed star is an interesting exercise in re-working a square into a windmill-like hexagonal base.
Origami has featured in cinema in many ways. The Blade Runner franchise uses origami figures to accentuate certain story points and the most recent movie features an elderly “Gaff”, in a retirement home, folding a sheep: After some research it seems the model was a tweaked Jun Maekawa model. tweaked because the original has curled […]
A 365 Challenge is a mixture of blessing and curse: The relentless schedule amidst a full time job and part time life is challenging at times. I started this model last weekend but ran out of weekend before it was finished.
Looking for a nice, rich, challenging fold for the day, I knew I needed to try a model from Robert Lang: This is his model “Jackson’s Chameleon” – a deliciously complicated model with all the chameleonic bits you expect. Working with a slightly un-square square of light green washi, the pre-folding is fascinating, layer management […]
I for one think collectors of fossils need to be really careful piecing together extinct animals from scant remains. Many a time illogical collections of bones have been cobbled together to bamboozle the public and, at first glance, a Pteranodon seems about illogical as a platypus.
It is a full moon, 24 miles south of the OKish Corral, and the local Coyotes are howling: This rather cute wolf/dog/coyote…thing is a rather nicely structured quadruped that I think is a useful base for modelling other such critters. It is part of a collection of wolves/howling things I looked out for when a […]
I know, I am behind, but have been inexplicably tired of late, time to catch up: This is a swallow, or more correctly a mud lark, but is a fun fold from DOT1 that I was going to try.
Exploring Drawing Origami Tome 2, I found this lovely little crab: Designed by Fernando Castellano, it cleverly divides up a waterbomb base into legs and nippers, isolating them from the body.