Crease Pattern Challenge 050

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OTM’s Crease Pattern Challenge #50 is Phalacrognathus muelleri II by Sipho Mabona. It’s a rainbow stag beetle. I like that title better, but I guess the species name is classier.

OTMCP_050 - PHALACROGNATHUS MUELLERI II - MABONA (2) OTMCP_050 - PHALACROGNATHUS MUELLERI II - MABONA (3)

I drew in the pattern to keep track of it, which is the gold outline on some of the edges. I like it. The pincers on mine don’t look as fuzzy as in the picture though.

OTMCP_050 - PHALACROGNATHUS MUELLERI II - MABONA (6) OTMCP_050 - PHALACROGNATHUS MUELLERI II - MABONA (5)

I forgot to put the eyes to the sides. At least he’s alert.

OTMCP_050 - PHALACROGNATHUS MUELLERI II - MABONA (4)

Crease Pattern Challenge 049

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49 is “An Angel Playing the Lute” by Fumiaki Kawahata. I like it, but, in spite of its complexity, it doesn’t have many minute details (such as fingers). This is the intentional style, and it’s nice that way. However, I don’t have a lot of pictures because of this.

OTMCP_049 - ANGEL PLAYING LUTE - KAWAHATA (101) OTMCP_049 - ANGEL PLAYING LUTE - KAWAHATA (105)

It’s mentioned that this model has the same style as Takashi Hojyo’s humanoid models, but there are several unique editions. The lute itself is pretty interesting and well done. Hojyo tends to put the feet (or a foot) in the middle to make a larger and/or fancier skirt (such as with Gabriel or the violinist). Kawahata puts the skirt all between the legs and uses the extra paper at the side for the lute. His hair and wings have unique definitions. Also, looking at the original picture, I should have gotten some thumbs in there, oops (the fingers are still implied from one flap tho).

OTMCP_049 - ANGEL PLAYING LUTE - KAWAHATA (104) OTMCP_049 - ANGEL PLAYING LUTE - KAWAHATA (103)

Crease Pattern Challenge 048

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Challenge 48 is Issei Yoshino’s Manta Ray.

OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (101) OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (102)

For an animal with few details, Yoshino’s Ray has a lot of details. He has gill vents on the front side, eye prong things on the head, and a knob leading into the tail on the back. It’s a really elegant and detailed model.

OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (106) OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (104)

OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (103) OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (105)

I must have made this one around the same time as the previous challenge, because I forgot to paint it beforehand and used water colours after. My pictures have one of the tricky folds near the neck stretched so that I’ll remember it if I want more rays. Too bad I forgot the trick to the gills.

OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (107) OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (108) OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (109)

OTMCP_048 - MANTA RAY - YOSHINO (111)

Crease Pattern Challenge 047

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Noboru Miyajima’s Shark is Challenge 47 in Origami Tanteidan #103. It’s not as complicated as the last one but has some interesting interactions. Mine is chubbier than the model shown, so he seems friendlier (to me at least). I forgot to paint him beforehand, so I used water colours. Because He’s a fish.

OTMCP_047 - SHARK - MIYAJIMA (103) OTMCP_047 - SHARK - MIYAJIMA (104)

OTMCP_047 - SHARK - MIYAJIMA (101) OTMCP_047 - SHARK - MIYAJIMA (105)

I make most of these models way in advance of posting them. Apparently, I decided to make a lot of my favourite Miyajima models for this one. So that’s a nice surprise.

MIYAJIMA - HORSE (4) MIYAJIMA - HORSE (2)

MIYAJIMA - RHINOCEROS (2) MIYAJIMA - RHINOCEROS (1)

I have his horse (with crazy hair) and Rhino, which are more simple but still great models.

MIYAJIMA - SEA OTTER (4) MIYAJIMA - SEA OTTER (3)

MIYAJIMA - SEA OTTER (2) MIYAJIMA - SEA OTTER (1)

MIYAJIMA - RACCOON (2) MIYAJIMA - RACCOON (1)

He also has several interesting colour changing ones, such as a sea otter, raccoon, and cow.

MIYAJIMA - COW (5) MIYAJIMA - COW (4)

MIYAJIMA - COW (3) MIYAJIMA - COW (1)

The one I like the most is his fly (it’s the only one I remember folding). There is a bit of a trick to it to get from the basic crease pattern to the fly, which took awhile for me to figure out. I have since forgotten it.

MIYAJIMA - FLY (5) MIYAJIMA - FLY (4)

MIYAJIMA - FLY (3) MIYAJIMA - FLY (1)

The cow, sea otter, raccoon, and rhino are diagrammed in Origami Tanteidan Convention books 5, 9, 15, and 19, respectively (many are out of print though), while the horse and fly are by crease patterns found on his website, along with many others.

 

Crease Pattern Challenge 046

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Challenge number 46 in issue 102 is a Housemaid by Ryo Kamiya. This is one of the more complicated models and certainly one of the most interesting. While it looks mostly symmetrical, it’s very not symmetrical to get all the details. I folded the grid, then drew in most of the details before I folded this one.

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (105) OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (106)

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (107) OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (108)

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (110) OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (114)

I think mine’s not bad. It’s a little bulky and the hair in the back is crazy (although, I like this crazy look). The bow and shoes came out pretty nicely. I made the high collar thing more of a scarf. Also, I lost the maid hat. I’m not sure where it came from, or where it went.

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (113) OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (109)

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (111) OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (112)

I haven’t been doing extra models in these as much, but this challenge reminded me of another that I liked. Actually, to start with, the Housemaid reminded me of Alice from Wonderland and the Looking-Glass. This is why I made the dress yellow (because the first colour illustrations of her had a yellow dress, though not this bright) and forgot the maid hat.

HENRIQUEZ - CONEJO DE ALICIA (1) HENRIQUEZ - CONEJO DE ALICIA (5)

HENRIQUEZ - CONEJO DE ALICIA (3) HENRIQUEZ - CONEJO DE ALICIA (4)

Anyway, the other model is Nicolás Gajardo Henríquez’s Conejo de Alicia (diagrammed in Origami Tanteidan Convention Book 19). In this book, his English title is Nivens Mc Twisp…? I think he pairs well with this model (as Alice) and wish I knew some more Alice-like models to go with them. Maybe I should come up with a Jabberwocky.

OTMCP_046 - HOUSEMAID - KAMIYA (115)

Crease Pattern Challenge 045

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45 is Kyohei Katsuta’s Owl. His owl has its wings spread out, as if to say, “AHHH, you scared me bro!”

OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (1) OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (6)

The crease pattern is a 20 grid (which gives a fifth division that’s a pain). It looks, and in some ways is, pretty simple but makes a great, complex model due to the 3D nature of it.

OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (2) OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (5)

OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (4)

The wings are striking, but the face, feet, and tail are also well developed. I like the neck fluff. And that he reminds me of a pokemon I like.

OTMCP_045 - OWL - KATSUTA (7)

Crease Pattern Challenge 044

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OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (102)

Challenge #44 is “A Statue of Sasaki Sadako” by Naoto Horiguchi. I looked up her story on Wikipedia, and it’s quite sad. She folded more than 1000 paper cranes before dying at age 12 of leukemia caused by the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (104) OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (105)OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (108) OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (109)

My folding wasn’t my best, but you can tell what it is. It’s a very complex model, so I drew in some of the lines in sharpie. I was going to paint it when it was done, but I liked the cartoon look it ended up with. Because of this, I thought it might smear if I used water. I’m not great at the “wet folding” thing, but it probably would have improved the final shaping.

OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (107) OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (106)

It’s pretty cool. The folded legs, which serve as the base, are nearly at the center of the paper. The hands and hair are great aspects, and there are quite a lot of other slick methods to make the details. The crane is a separate piece (mine’s obvious but it’s a little less apparent in the images accompanying the crease pattern).

OTMCP_044 - STATUE OF SASAKI SADOKO - HORIGUCHI (110)

Crease Pattern Challenge 043

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I’ve been pretty busy with other stuff, although I have been working on improving my King Ghidora and Mothra (it’s pretty slow though). For now, I have some on the next Crease Pattern Challenge.

Although, I’m only on 43? Huh, I thought I was further along. I have the next few folded (just no time to talk about them), so maybe that’s why.

OTMCP_043 - FIDDLER CRAB - CHAN (105) OTMCP_043 - FIDDLER CRAB - CHAN (101)

Challenge #43 is Brian Chan’s Fiddler Crab. This one has annotations on the crease pattern to explain what’s what (shell, claw, leg, etc.). This is extra helpful because a couple of the legs are on the inside. There is also a version showing the logic, which is pretty interesting to those wanting to develop their own models.

OTMCP_043 - FIDDLER CRAB - CHAN (102) OTMCP_043 - FIDDLER CRAB - CHAN (107)

I want to make a couple more of these, just so I can leave them around where I’m at. The fiddler crab is pretty cute. The two claws, where one is much larger, give the model an interesting asymmetry. But the shell and (most of all) the eyes give it great personality. Makes me remember some great crabs I know.

OTMCP_043 - FIDDLER CRAB - CHAN (108)

Crease Pattern Challenge 042

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Crease Pattern Challenge 42  in Issue 97 is Kyohei Katsuta’s Whip Spider. He previously had Challenge 29, a lesser bird of paradise, where I also put his cat.

OTMCP_042 - WHIP SPIDER - KATSUTA (101) OTMCP_042 - WHIP SPIDER - KATSUTA (105)

This is another cool model, but with a much more creepy subject. Although, I don’t think whip spiders can hurt you. Also, they aren’t really spiders. Anyway, I think my version came out kind of cute. Maybe that’s because I folded it tho.

OTMCP_042 - WHIP SPIDER - KATSUTA (102) OTMCP_042 - WHIP SPIDER - KATSUTA (104)

Oh. I guess this entry is one of the shorter ones then.

OTMCP_042 - WHIP SPIDER - KATSUTA (110)

Pteranodons

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For this set of models, I wanted to start with something very simple that kids could make and then add details to this model to make it more complex. So this is a pteranodon in development stages.

The simplest version (below in green) still has the right look but could clearly have improved details. The most obvious improvement would be the head needing a back fin. The legs are also a bit simple. I had quite a few leg variations; these are the easiest legs to make. I mostly lucked out on the chest section being clearly delineated (which is one of the best aspects of this model).

WKO_027_PTERANODON (101) WKO_027_PTERANODON (102)

WKO_027_PTERANODON (103)

The middle version (in orange) has those improvements and a few more. The head has the back fin, and the legs and tail are a little more complex. Also, the neck is thinned by sinks on the sides, and the parts of the wings that come out from the chest are narrowed. I think this is more recognizable as a pteranodon, but it can no longer stand up like the previous model. This is because the paper reserved for the head causes extra area at the bottom of the wings.

WKO_027_PTERANODON (104) WKO_027_PTERANODON (105)

WKO_027_PTERANODON (106) WKO_027_PTERANODON (107)

The final model’s main aspect is the addition of claws, but it also attempts to improve the head and leg structure. There was a lot of trial and error. I initially came up with wing claws basically out of nowhere but eventually realized I could follow those claws down to the feet and sort of hide the line between them in the wings using sinks. The new claw structure causes extra paper area in the head and tail sections. The head uses this for the back fin, while the extra tail is folded in and hidden.

WKO_027_PTERANODON (116) WKO_027_PTERANODON (112)

WKO_027_PTERANODON (109) WKO_027_PTERANODON (110)

WKO_027_PTERANODON (111) WKO_027_PTERANODON (115)

WKO_027_PTERANODON (117) WKO_027_PTERANODON (114)

I’m going to diagram up the first two at least.