Crease Pattern Challenge 031

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 31 is Seiji Nishikawa’s 15°-Based Cat. I’m not sure how you name models by degrees, but I can see the tail and out from the center to the head both have 15° subdivisions.

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The head of my sitting, blue cat is more like the original model. However, he should be standing like the green one.

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I like the cat, but he’s more of a puzzle than grandiose. So here are a couple of models from Works of Seiji Nishikawa: his Tiger and Wagtail.

NISHIKAWA - TIGER (2) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (3) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (1) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (2)

The tiger keeps flattening out, so I tied a rope around him. A wagtail is a little bird.

NISHIKAWA - TIGER (5) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (4) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (6) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (7) NISHIKAWA - TIGER (8) NISHIKAWA - WAGTAIL (3)

OTMCP_031 - CAT 15 DEGREES - NISHIKAWA (1)

Crease Pattern Challenge 024

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

I think I hate this sheep.

Challenge 24 in issue 78 is Seiji Nishikawa’s Sheep. It’s a fairly simple model, but the crease pattern is not. I get that it’s a “challenge”, but, when there are other entries that are less confusing and get you things like a bad-ass dragon, this much work for this sheep is just frustrating. Anyway, my first go wasn’t so good.

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I didn’t go back to it for awhile. When I did, I copied, expanded, and quartered the pattern. I folded each part and connected them afterwards to find out how to fold the model. Except for one of the two identical quarters, leading to this Franken-sheep.

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So Frankenstein is a last name, and the monster is kind of related to Viccy (I mean, he created him), so wouldn’t the monster’s name… wait, what were we talking about? Oh, right. This bloody sheep.

I already had all the reference points; the only problem was that the ears and legs came together in a crazy way. With the cobbled together one, I got the final sheep folded.

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I do like the nose a lot, but I think this would be better served with diagrams.