Crease Pattern Challenge 047

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

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 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)