Crease Pattern Challenge 002

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

I missed one last week and have had a lot of posts of Kamiya models, so here’s another post with a different designer.

OTMCP_002 - AKUMA - MAEKAWA (1)  OTMCP_002 - AKUMA - MAEKAWA (5)

Jun Maekawa has some great (as well as famous) models and was chosen for Tanteidan’s second Crease Pattern Challenge (Issue 56). This Devil has also been diagramed in several books. I think the crease pattern version is a little more streamlined, but it may just be easier to fold than when diagramed (some models are that way you know).

OTMCP_002 - AKUMA - MAEKAWA (2)  MAEKAWA - ONI (2)

His Devil is extremely popular, with some other designers coming up with variations of it. He has some of his own variations in the book “Viva! Origami”, such as the Oni above.

MAEKAWA - SAMURAI HELMET BEETLE (3) MAEKAWA - SAMURAI HELMET BEETLE (6) MAEKAWA - SAMURAI HELMET BEETLE (4)

These are not from the crease pattern challenge, but I thought it might be fun to include these Samurai Helmet Beetles (which are also designed by Mr. Maekawa). The earlier one is shown above, while examples of his Flying Samurai Helmet Beetle are below. Diagrams for the flying one can be found in the book “Genuine Origami”. I really like the flying one and almost have it memorized.

MAEKAWA - SAMURAI HELMET BEETLE FLYING (2)