Masashi Tanaka’s Tanaka Butterfly is Challenge 34 (in Issue 89. I forgot to mention before that “Treehoppers” was in Issue 88, “Gabriel” was 86, and Issue 87 didn’t include a crease pattern). He also had Challenge 18’s crane variations. He seems to be a big fan of similar variations because he also has four butterfly crease pattern variations. I also like variations a lot. Butterflies, not so much, so I’m just doing the main one.
It’s been awhile. Apparently, I drew in the pattern in yellow on orange paper. I didn’t add water and let dry to help the shaping, which the head (antennae), legs, and lower body could use. Although they should be shaped to be closer together, the lower body has ridges along it.
I do like the model, but there is a lot of shaping required to get it to look like Tanaka’s Butterfly shown with the crease pattern. Nobody’s asked me for this model, and I’m not personally interested in butterflies much. I’d also probably keep the face the same, because I like the cute simplistic style over the realistic one.
Challenge 33 is a Treehopper bug by Yoshio Tsuda. There are a lot of different looks to these bugs, which resemble thorns for camouflage. I think this one looks kind of like the main picture on the Wikipedia page, but it’s only a side view. The wings aren’t clear on the wiki picture, and this model has the main horn and two side ones that it looks like not all treehopper varieties have.
I like these kind of grid models because of how they collapse. I think I could have done better on the face, but I didn’t want to glue it or something. It’s a little odd being two pieces coming together.
Challenge 32, Takashi Hojyo’s Gabriel (Version 3), is another model that I made a while ago, took a couple of pictures of, then lost it. So, here are two Gabriels. At least I like Mr. Hojyo’s models a lot.
This is another one of his models (like the Geistkämpher; wait, the Geistkämpher isn’t until Challenge 51? I thought I already covered that one.) that I tend to get a little carried away with and miss a polarity flip. This one is easier to catch, so I don’t usually miss it. It causes the lower half to be the flip side of the paper. This is most clear in the more yellow model.
Hojyo says the angel is like one from an Annunciation by Botticelli, so I’m thinking the middle part in his arms is part of his robe. I’ve always folded it like something he was holding, such as tablets. Hojyo’s Gabriel has the more cloth-like version.