Crease Pattern Challenge #52 is Seiji Nishikawa’s 15° Based Camel.
I don’t like it. Normally, I wouldn’t be so direct, but he has probably hundreds of models that I love anyway. This one did grow on me a bit, but it feels more like an experiment on 15° based models. That’s fine too, but I’m in it for the camels, man.
It is a fine enough camel, but having to fold so many thirds for it doesn’t seem worth it. Maybe it’s one of those “elegantly simple” models?
The model is actually from a weird hexagon. The angles are simple enough, but finding the reference points for the hexagon was difficult for me. Initially, I just traced the pattern, but I went back because I’m stubborn. I’m honestly not sure how well I got it. You can see the back hump is off, so one of the points might be shifted. However, I’m pretty haphazard on folding. Anyway, my method for finding the reference points is below.
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.
Anyway, this is a nice model with an interesting design using fifths and equilateral triangles. Not my favourite bug tho.
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.
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.
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.
I do like the nose a lot, but I think this would be better served with diagrams.