The ‘i’iwi is a Hawaiian bird that’s mainly red with black wings and tail. It’s a bit different than what I usually make.
There’s a strange story with this one. A couple of weeks ago, I was half listening to news in the background and heard about paperwork to a covid vaccine. I think? It sounded like they said you need a form or something called an “e-way”. A few minutes after that, I thought of the ‘i’iwi bird (it’s pronounced like “e-e-vay”, sorta similar).
So, I got this picture of the bird reading paperwork on a laptop.
I made another for diagram steps that’s yellow and black instead. There’s got to be another honeycreeper or other bird that looks like this. The eyes are different with a colour change, which is more like other honeycreepers I’ve seen.
So far, only one person has asked about this one, but I had found this interesting before anyway. I nearly put these with the original post. I double checked and wrote up my notes so they’re (hopefully) understandable.
This is a possible way to get the reference lines, but there may be a simpler way. I want to point that out because this model strikes me as having lines in more random places than most crease patterns. That is, it seems more like a model that has steps like in diagramed models. Creases found based on previous steps would be much easier to fold/follow. However, it may just have intentionally difficult to find reference lines for the challenge part.
My finished model (from the double checking) follows the reference line diagrams below.
Issue 128’s Challenge (#72) is a Horned Owl by Naoyuki Yada. It’s a pretty stately horned owl, but you’ll have to google it to see that. I’ve struck yet again, making a more cartoonish version than the original. This one sort of looks like it could be in an anime.
Two things occur to me: most of the details of this are pretty clearly displayed in only a couple of photos, and if I looked at the reference models more when making these, they’d look more like they’re supposed to.
For the first, here are some pics with different lightings and some zooms. For the second, it’s probably more artistic to have your own interpretation of a crease pattern. Plus, I like cute models.