Crease Pattern Challenge 036

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

36 is Noboru Miyajima’s bat. He’s had previous Crease Pattern Challenges of a Knight on a Pegasus (#4) and a Propeller Plane (#12). His previous models are impressive, but something about this one makes me partial to it. It just has a kind of lifelike feel I think.

OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (5) OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (4)

I’ve made a few of these, but I only found my uncoloured one. I know I gave a painted on away; guess I should have taken pictures first. Even white it looks really good. Albino bat.

OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (6) OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (1)

OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (2) OTMCP_036 - BAT - MIYAJIMA (3)

Crease Pattern Challenge 035

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Crease Pattern Challenge 35 in Issue 90 is another one of Takashi Hojyo’s human forms, Aquarius the water pourer (his 2005 version). He tends to go back and improve a lot of his older models, and this one is amazing. I wonder if he just liked the water pouring idea or if he was going to do a zodiac set. I noticed he likes sets, such as his Twelve Heavenly Generals. For examples, one of his generals, Vajra, has also been recently updated. But maybe it’s just that his zodiac sign might be Aquarius?

OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (102) OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (105)

Being a zodiac sign, this is also a mythological model. Aquarius represents Ganymede, a young boy from Troy. Zeus turned into an eagle and kidnapped him to make him immortal and serve as cupbearer of the gods on Olympus. Zeus chose Ganymede because he thought he was hot. K.

OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (108) OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (103) OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (111)

OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (107)

Anyway, the model is great. About a quarter of the paper is the water and jar. The arms are separate from the jar and are shaped to hold it. I should probably use more water to fold and shape things like this, but instead I used fishing line to hold the left arm to the jar for now (as you can clearly see). I kind of left the right arm dramatically far out. ¡Olé!

OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (101)  OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (112)

OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (113) OTMCP_035 - AQUARIUS 2005 - HOJYO (110)

Crease Pattern Challenge 034

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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.

OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (1) OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (2)

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.

OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (3) OTMCP_034 - TANAKA BUTTERFLY - TANAKA (4)

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.

Crease Pattern Challenge 033

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

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.

OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (106) OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (105) OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (107)

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.

OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (104) OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (108) OTMCP_033 - TREEHOPPERS - TSUDA (101)

Crease Pattern Challenge 032

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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.

OTMCP_032 - GABRIEL V3 - HOJYO (1) OTMCP_032 - GABRIEL V3 - HOJYO (4)

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.

OTMCP_032 - GABRIEL V3 - HOJYO (7)

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.

OTMCP_032 - GABRIEL V3 - HOJYO (3)

Crease Pattern Challenge 031

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Challenge 31 is Seiji Nishikawa’s 15°-Based Cat. I’m not sure how you name models by degrees, but I can see the tail and out from the center to the head both have 15° subdivisions.

OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (4) OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (5)

The head of my sitting, blue cat is more like the original model. However, he should be standing like the green one.

OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (3) OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (6)

I like the cat, but he’s more of a puzzle than grandiose. So here are a couple of models from Works of Seiji Nishikawa: his Tiger and Wagtail.

NISHIKAWA - TIGER (2) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (3) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (1) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (2)

The tiger keeps flattening out, so I tied a rope around him. A wagtail is a little bird.

NISHIKAWA - TIGER (5) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (4) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (6) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (7) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (8) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (3)

OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (1)

Crease Pattern Challenge 030

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Challenge 30 is Seishi Kasumi’s “Mask of Ape”. It looks more like a monkey mask to me. The Japanese title of the model is “猿”, which can be monkey or ape, so I guess it can be either.

OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (110)

This is a pretty nifty 3D model. I initially didn’t like it too much, but it grew on me. The first time, I used rigid paper to hold the 3D shape, and, the second time, I used the flimsy paper I usually use. Both times I drew in a lot of the lines to make it easier.

OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (101) OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (104)

This first time I drew in the lines with red for mountain folds and blue for valley folds.

OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (106) OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (112)

Since I was better at keeping track the second time, I just used yellow highlighter to draw in lines. It lit up when the camera flash hit it for a neat effect. I hope it works the same way with a black light.

OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (109) OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (111) OTMCP_030 - MASK OF APE - KASUMI (113)

Crease Pattern Challenge 029

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

CPC 29 is Kyouhei Katsuta’s Lesser Bird of Paradise. I went with gold to be all showy with this one, and it looks like I drew in some of the pattern in orange. It’s a pretty neat one, with a colour change on the tail (the not shiny part).

OTMCP_029 - LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE - KATSUTA (5) OTMCP_029 - LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE - KATSUTA (4)

OTMCP_029 - LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE - KATSUTA (3) OTMCP_029 - LESSER BIRD OF PARADISE - KATSUTA (1)

Katsuta also has a pretty good cat diagrammed in OTM 124. I haven’t seen a lot of good cats, so I ended up making a few in different sizes in case anyone wanted one.

OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (101) OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (106)

OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (109) OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (110)

The standing cat has closely fitted legs, so you can’t really change his pose. There’s a lot of detail, especially in the face. He also has a little shoulder fluff stuff that I like.

OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (112) OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (113)

OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (114) OTM_124 - CAT - KATSUTA (115)

 

Crease Pattern Challenge 028

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Origami Tanteidan Magazine #82 is a special issue that mainly has crease patterns. So Crease Pattern Challenge #28 is actually several models split into 6 sections. I forgot whatever spiel I had for this, so direct to it I guess.

No.01 starts things with a bang: it’s A Crab and Its Kid by Toshiyuki Meguro. I had quite a bit of trouble with the reference points. I got quite a few, but, there are so many, I ended up estimating more than I knew. Such a large scale model ends up pretty forgiving, but mine (particularly the major shell) isn’t as sharp as possible.

otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-101 otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-102

otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-103 otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-104

I hope my pictures show this well enough. There are 5 baby crabs under the main crab (it’s all one large square). Just getting that many points is fascinating, and they make a really neat model.

otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-105 otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-107

otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-109 otmcp_028_01-crab-and-kid-meguro-110

No.02 is a Giraffe by Hideo Komatsu. I think this is my favourite model in this set. It’s a little trickier than it looks, which makes it interesting, but I think I like it just because the giraffe is endearing.

otmcp_028_02-giraffe-komatsu-102 otmcp_028_02-giraffe-komatsu-101 otmcp_028_02-giraffe-komatsu-103

03 is Satoshi Kamiya’s Dragonfly 1.1B. He always has great models with special details. The main feature with this one is the dragonfly’s banded tail. Having the tail along with four wings, six legs, and a detailed face (his is much better detailed than mine, by the way) is a little ridiculous.

otmcp_028_03-dragonfly-1-1b-kamiya-101 otmcp_028_03-dragonfly-1-1b-kamiya-102

otmcp_028_03-dragonfly-1-1b-kamiya-103 otmcp_028_03-dragonfly-1-1b-kamiya-104

otmcp_028_03-dragonfly-1-1b-kamiya-105

No.04 has two models by Takashi Hojyo: Un objet d’un poisson 5 (Pterois lunulata) and Un objet d’un poisson 11 (Jellyfish). These are pretty special, because he tends to do animals in a more traditional way than his human models. These two incorporate the methods he uses for humans to make an artistic lionfish and jellyfish. They kind of feel minimal but are very detailed. Unfortunately, I may have again missed a polarity switch on the lionfish (I tend to do with his models).

otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-102 otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-103

otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-104 otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-105

otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-106 otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-107 otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-108

otmcp_028_04-objet-hojyo-109

No.05 is a set of little houses, listed as Japanese Roofs, by Tomohiro Tachi. These really aren’t the kind of models I like much, so I just Xeroxed them and folded them from those. They are neat having slopes with direction changes. Also, I have a red filter that I never get to use.

otmcp_028_05-japanese-roofs-101 otmcp_028_05-japanese-roofs-103

The last model, No.06, is a Domino Cube by Ushio Ikegami. There are several crease patterns here, but I’m only doing the first one. He tends to come up with interesting methods to fold seemingly impossible models that are aesthetically fairly boring (to me at least). He previously made a Koch’s Snowflake Curve in Challenge #13. These are pretty neat (if I had colour change paper, the upper and lower cubes would be different colours), but they’re not really my thing.

otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-101 otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-102

otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-103 otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-104

otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-105 otmcp_028_06-domino-cube-ikegami-106

Crease Pattern Challenge 026

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 26 is Yoshio Tsuda’s Mosquito.

otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-2 otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-6

otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-7 otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-8

I’m not sure what I think of this one. It’s not too difficult, especially for the outcome. And I like the bug face. It’s a really good model. I just don’t like mosquitoes. I’m not creeped out by them, like wasps. I just dislike them. Like, on moral levels, or something.

otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-3 otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-4

otmcp_026-mosquito-tsuda-5