Crease Pattern Challenge 051

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 51 is Takashi Hojyo’s Geistkämpfer. That’s German for “Ghost Warrior” or so, but the Japanese title is 弓をひく天使, which is “Bow-firing Angel”. Both names are pretty badass.

OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (1) OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (2)

So is the model. I’ve made this one a lot, but I couldn’t find any and only had a few pictures (the yellow ones). I made a new one coloured bronze like a statue.

I frequently fold this model a little differently than the pattern shows, changing the polarity flip to cause the lower part to be different coloured than the upper and wings (on double sided paper). It should be the wings different than the rest.

OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (3)

This is a great model, but I also enjoy folding it for some reason. It’s interesting but not frustrating, and the results are very striking.

OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (4) OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (6)OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (7) OTMCP_051 - GEISTKAMPFER - HOJYO (5)

I thought it might be neat to do tips sections for these challenge entries.

TIPS: It’s on a 64 grid (2·2·2·2·2·2), so the reference points should be easy. The real tricks are the two polarity switches. The first is in the middle with the wings; both sides of the wings can be folded at the same time as a unit. The other is above the wings and switches the upper body to be the same colour as the lower body.

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