There are 3 models this week from Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2 (with squares of 27.9 cm a side), as two of these models are pretty similar.
Turban Shell, the eighth model of the book, is based on the horned turban gastropod. That’s why there’s a swirly inside the shell; that’s the little animal that built the shell. Apparently, they can become demons according to Japanese mythology (sazae-oni), but I don’t really know about them.
After they die, hermit crabs can use the shell for protection. I can’t think of any other animals that do that, but there must be some.
I initially made the Hermit Crab from the thicker paper (not a great idea), so some of the details were lost. Since I was going to have to make it again, I decided to use larger, medium-thick paper to get all the details right. I guess that kind of goes against the theme of this whole series, but I don’t really want to make it again again at the moment.
All the images with the crab alone are not to scale (above), but the two pictures with the chocobo have the thicker, 27.9 cm paper and show the size of the hermit crab with the consistent scale (below).
Model 10 is a Tree Frog and does not share similarities to other models in the book like the previous two models. (That is, unless some frogs use gastropod shells like hermit crabs. But that seems unlikely, as it would hinder their legs. A frog could wear a tiny shell as a hat, though, to be fashionable. It could happen. What was I talking about?)
This model also uses 3D more extensively. It also has great toes on all four feet. The nose looks different from the original because I changed it a little to fold something in there as a lock. This also makes the eyes look a little odd, but I think he still looks ok.