Origami, Original Designs

I thought this would be a nice one for Halloween. While I was making orks, I thought it would be fun to try and make Gothmog. Here he is.


Gothmog is the king of the Balrogs in the Silmarillion (from the Lord of the Rings universe). There’s another Gothmog in the Return of the King who’s an ork or something. So not that guy. Gothmog (more or less) killed Fëanor, the elf dude who made the Silmarils. He’s my favourite character in the whole that stuff (although I did kind of only skim the Silmarillion).

Balrogs aren’t exactly well described in any of the books. They’re probably man-sized, unless they just look that way from a distance, and may have wings, as long as they don’t just cause shadows that look like wings. They all have fire whips and may have swords, except Gothmog, who has a big black axe.


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He got a little complicated, so I made the whip and axe out of different squares of paper. He has some pretty large wings, hands with fingers, and a little tail (mainly because I had some extra paper there). The main feature is the head. He has two large teeth/tusks on the bottom of his mouth, four on the upper part, and a large tongue. He also has a mane of fire and 12 horns (6 on each side). I think he ended up pretty good.

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Scaled Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2 15-16

Origami, Scaled Works of Satoshi Kamiya

I been pretty busy recently.

These are the last 2 models from Satoshi Kamiya’s second book “Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2”, folded with 27.9 cm squares.

The first is the Minotaur, from Greek mythology. He’s really more of a prop, but I’ve always thought of him as a tragic dude. He’s half bull, because Poseidon cursed Minos, king of Crete, for not sacrificing his best bull. At least he should have, but he cursed the king’s wife to fall in love with the bull. I suppose making the king fall in love with the bull is more of a limerick than a myth.

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Kamiya’s minotaur seems to have some body aspects in common with the Bahamut. His head and arms are very distinct.

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The final model is the Phoenix. This is actually his 3.5 version of his phoenix models. He also has the 3.0 version’s crease pattern on his website. I like both models, but, while they have distinct tails, he only included one because they are so similar. It’s a fun model to fold by both diagrams and crease pattern.

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That’s all for this book, and he doesn’t have another one (yet, he has many more models). I wonder if I should do another book to scale.

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