Crease Pattern Challenge 012

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

The next Crease Pattern Challenge is Noboru Miyajima’s Propeller Plane. I’m a big fan of his models but not so much his crease patterns. His previous Crease Pattern Challenge, “Knight on a Pegasus”, was a little vague, so I had to fold it from the diagrams given in a later Tanteidan Magazine then go back and finish the details on the crease pattern one. His website has a lot of crease patterns, but the ones I’ve tried similarly don’t have many details.

OTMCP_012 - PROPELLER PLANE - MIYAJIMA (4) OTMCP_012 - PROPELLER PLANE - MIYAJIMA (5)

I finished the propeller plane without much trouble, but it looked a little different than the pictures. So I found the diagrammed model in Tanteidan Convention Book 7, folded it, and then compared it. Apparently, I did all right; I just shaved off the back fin. The crease pattern on is in blue, and the diagrammed on is grey.

OTMCP_012 - PROPELLER PLANE - MIYAJIMA (2) OTMCP_012 - PROPELLER PLANE - MIYAJIMA (3) OTMCP_012 - PROPELLER PLANE - MIYAJIMA (1)

I looked up some of his other models to include here. I’ve got a Rabbit from Tanteidan Magazine 53, and a Cat from Tanteidan Convention Book 8 below.

MIYAJIMA - RABBIT (2) MIYAJIMA - RABBIT (3) MIYAJIMA - RABBIT (1) MIYAJIMA - CAT (3) MIYAJIMA - CAT (2) MIYAJIMA - CAT (1)

I’m having trouble with the next Crease Pattern Challenge, “Koch’s Snowflake”. I wonder if maybe I should just skip around. I do have some of the other ones done already.

Crease Pattern Challenge 004

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

The fourth crease pattern was developed by Noboru Miyajima. It’s a neat model that uses one square of paper for two characters, a Knight on a Pegasus. I guess the knight would be Perseus, as Pegasus is created by Medusa’s blood (one way or another) when Perseus beheads her. I never thought of Perseus wearing a lot of armour (he gets his shield, hat, and shoes on the way, so I always think he travels light, but maybe he traded them in). Some paintings (such as this time-lapse painting) do have him armoured up. Sculptors tend to disagree. But “Naked Dude on a Pegasus” would probably require different points of articulation.

OTMCP_004 - KNIGHT ON PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (1) OTMCP_004 - KNIGHT ON PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (2) OTMCP_004 - KNIGHT ON PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (3)

After I folded the crease pattern, I actually ended up a bit stuck. I folded it fine, but it’s sometimes hard to show specific details in a crease pattern. Instead of a dude on a winged horse, I had more of a squid with too many tentacles. Luckily, Issue 73 had complete diagrams of this model, so I folded that, then went back to the crease pattern to finish it.

OTM_073_A - KNIGHT ON A PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (1) OTM_073_A - KNIGHT ON A PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (4) OTM_073_A - KNIGHT ON A PEGASUS - MIYAJIMA (5)

I used nearly the same colour paper, so they’re kind of hard to differentiate. I’m pretty sure that the crease pattern one is a bit more streamlined, as you can skip a lot of steps that are more for reference.