Crease Pattern Challenge 039

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 39 is Seiji Nishikawa’s 15° Oriential Longheaded Locust.

I’ve covered quite a few Nishikawa’s models due to him having so many crease pattern challenges. I’m sure there are quite a few I’ve missed, but I’m not sure which I’ve put up here and which I haven’t. It probably would have been better to put the second half of Origami Insects Vol. 1 here (instead of with Challenge 14) as this Challenge immediately follows a Kawahata one that I put the first half with. But I didn’t do that. Oops.

OTMCP_039 - ORIENTAL LONGHEADED LOCUST 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (1) OTMCP_039 - ORIENTAL LONGHEADED LOCUST 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (3) OTMCP_039 - ORIENTAL LONGHEADED LOCUST 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (4) OTMCP_039 - ORIENTAL LONGHEADED LOCUST 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (2)

Anyway, this is a nice model with an interesting design using fifths and equilateral triangles. Not my favourite bug tho.

Crease Pattern Challenge 038

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Issue 94’s challenge (#38) is Fumiaki Kawahata’s Shachihoko. This mythical animal is a tiger-headed fish that causes rain. Shachihoko statues are found on the ends of lots of Japanese temple roofs. They are usually shown resting on their necks with the body curving up. Here’s a pretty good one on a castle in a travel log, or you can google it.

OTMCP_038 - SHACHIHOKO - KAWAHATA (3) OTMCP_038 - SHACHIHOKO - KAWAHATA (4)

Kawahata’s Shachihoko emphasizes the body rather than the head. It’s a little surprising, but it allows him to focus on the fins and scales and making the model much more 3D.

OTMCP_038 - SHACHIHOKO - KAWAHATA (6) OTMCP_038 - SHACHIHOKO - KAWAHATA (1) OTMCP_038 - SHACHIHOKO - KAWAHATA (5)

Fumiaki Kawahata is one of the two authors of Origami Insects Vol. 1. I covered the models of the other author, Seiji Nishikawa, with Crease Pattern Challenge 14. Below are the remaining models, which are all designed by Kawahata. (He already shows how the models will scale relative to the initial square length in the book, so I’m not doing that this time.)

Jambar Giant Scarab

OI1_01 (101) OI1_01 (102) OI1_01 (103)

Jambar Giant Scarab (update)

OI1_02 (101) OI1_02 (102) OI1_02 (103) OI1_02 (104)

Flying Cicada

OI1_03 (102) OI1_03 (103) OI1_03 (104)

Neptune Giant Beetle

OI1_04 (101) OI1_04 (102)

Caucasus Giant Beetle

OI1_05 (101) OI1_05 (102) OI1_05 (103)

Golden-Ringed Dragonfly (the OrigamiHouse website lists it as Golden-Ringed Bragonfly)

OI1_06 (101) OI1_06 (103) OI1_06 (104)

Japanese Giant Grasshopper

OI1_07 (101) OI1_07 (102) OI1_07 (103)

Leaf Insect

OI1_08 (101) OI1_08 (102)

Eupatorus Horned Beetle

OI1_09 (101) OI1_09 (102) OI1_09 (103)

I like all the insects from both authors, but I’m extra partial to the Leaf Insect and Golden-Ringed Dragonfly.

Crease Pattern Challenge 014

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

The Dragon by Seiji Nishikawa is Tanteidan’s Crease Pattern Challenge #14. You might be thinking, “Wasn’t that challenge #6?#6 was “Ryuu” (龍), an eastern style dragon with the Japanese word for dragon, and this one is “Dragon” (doragon/ドラゴン)  , to indicate a more western style. He is also more of a cartoon dragon, because he stands upright, like Charizards, Great Dragons, or Ice Dragons.

This crease pattern actually leaves out quite a few details, but that’s kind of a necessity because the folds double back quite a lot. That is, with all the details it would be a tangled mess to figure out, but, after folding the crease pattern for the initial shape, it should be easy enough to figure out with the final picture. Naturally, I first folded this without looking at the picture.

OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (103) OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (104) OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (105)

He came out longer and more wyvernish than the original. While looking back at the final model during folding, I got:

OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (106) OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (107) OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (108) OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (109)

These make his body look more like the wyvern, but that’s only because the legs keep spreading from the center. Most of the features are very different, especially the head, which has eyes and a horn now. In any case, this illustrates the stylistic range you can get out of this crease pattern, and that’s pretty cool.

I also folded this one from diagrams in Works of Seiji Nishikawa, but that was a while ago. I have one that’s red (but only pictures) and one painted like the crease pattern ones. I wasn’t sure these were this dragon until I folded the crease pattern one. This is because of the tiny arms. I’m not a fan of these arms. T-rexes have bigger arms.

OTMCP_014 - DRAGON - NISHIKAWA (101) NISHIKAWA - DRAGON - WORKS OF(102) NISHIKAWA - DRAGON - WORKS OF(101) NISHIKAWA - DRAGON - WORKS OF(103)

For some other Nishikawa models, I thought it would be neat to do some other fantasy creatures, like his Pegasus, or Godzilla. But, since I already did that with the last Nishikawa crease pattern, I’m just going to do his half of Origami Insects Vol. 1.

Fumiaki Kawahata did the first half of this book’s models, and Nishikawa did the second. There are 8 total, so I’m just going to list them and show them in order.

Japanese Horned Beetle – Male

OI1_10 (101) OI1_10 (103) OI1_10 (104)

Japanese Horned Beetle – Female

OI1_11 (102) OI1_11 (103) OI1_11 (104)

Asiatic Locust

OI1_12 (101) OI1_12 (102)

Flying Asiatic Locust

OI1_13 (101) OI1_13 (102) OI1_13 (105)

Long-Horned Beetle

OI1_14 (101) OI1_14 (102) OI1_14 (104)

Lucanus Stag Beetle

OI1_15 (101) OI1_15 (103) OI1_15 (105)

Goliath Horned Flower Beetle

OI1_16 (104) OI1_16 (101) OI1_16 (103)

Hercules Giant Beetle

OI1_17 (101) OI1_17 (103) OI1_17 (104)

Additionally, Kawahata did something pretty cool with his models that weren’t included on Nishikawa’s. Taking the edge of a square as length 1.0, he showed each model next to a scale as a fraction of this. That way, you’ll know the size of insect you’ll end up with. Similarly, I took end model scans of each Nishikawa insect to show the scales of the models I got below.

OI1_SN_10-17