Crease Pattern Challenge 033

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 33 is a Treehopper bug by Yoshio Tsuda. There are a lot of different looks to these bugs, which resemble thorns for camouflage. I think this one looks kind of like the main picture on the Wikipedia page, but it’s only a side view. The wings aren’t clear on the wiki picture, and this model has the main horn and two side ones that it looks like not all treehopper varieties have.

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I like these kind of grid models because of how they collapse. I think I could have done better on the face, but I didn’t want to glue it or something. It’s a little odd being two pieces coming together.

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Crease Pattern Challenge 026

Crease Pattern Challenge, Origami

Challenge 26 is Yoshio Tsuda’s Mosquito.

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I’m not sure what I think of this one. It’s not too difficult, especially for the outcome. And I like the bug face. It’s a really good model. I just don’t like mosquitoes. I’m not creeped out by them, like wasps. I just dislike them. Like, on moral levels, or something.

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