At the Berlin Origami Stammtisch (a location where people meet regularly) Dr. Stephen O'Hanlon's bunny has been one of the unbeatable favorites around Easter time for more than a decade. Jürgen Zimmermann already developed a stand-up version of O'Hanlon's bunny years ago which I would like to introduce here (with Jürgen's permission). As a second version I came up with a resting bunny, making this an interesting 3-piece combination. With all three models in the picture I folded one of the forepaws into a stubby tail. You can find the tuning instructions for both O'Hanlon rabbits here: Hase-Variationen_O.Hanlon-v01-www.pdf Note that you need the original instructions by O'Hanlon, too: http://www.fishgoth.com/origami/ www.fishgoth.com/origami/diagrams/rabbit.pdf
Tip of the nose for Shafer's Grizzly Bear Pop-Up
I just love pop-ups and in particular Jeremy Shafer's
models. With a few folds his grizzly bear gets a black tip on his nose
(download here: Grizzly-Pop-Up_Modell-Tuning-v01-www.pdf). However, in order to fold Shafer's grizzly bear pop-up
you need his folding instructions: BARF magazine, winter 2006.
An Eccentric Mette Pederson Ring 1
Again and again, at the
"Origami Deutschland" meetings people enjoy folding Mette Pederson's
"Ring 1". Since the modules are merely inserted into each other, it is
possible to join together pieces of different sizes. I took advantage
of this and folded an eccentric ring 1. You can find the diagrams for
Mette Pederson's ring 1 on her website: www.metteunits.com/Ring1Diagram.htm. The necessary sizes for an eccentric ring you can download here: Ring1-Modell-Tuning-v01-www.pdf
Variation of Adam Black's A-Wing
I have one favorite piece among the many beautiful Star-Wars models on Philip Schulz's website (www.happymagpie.com): the A-Wing by Adam Black (diagrams: http://www.happymagpie.com/swdiagrams.html). I especially like that it is easy to fold AND both sides of the paper are being accentuated. Nevertheless, there are still some inaccuracies in the appearance that bother me a bit. Thus, I improved for example the form of the aerofoils, formed a cockpit from the existing surfaces and sloped the aileron slightly in the front. I had to intervene in many parts of the folding process. Therefore, I developed a completely new folding instruction. You can now download the diagrams at: A-Wing-Variation-v01-www.pdf. Best regards to Philip Schulz for his consent.
How Komatsu's Elephant learned balancing
balancing elephant is a traditional Asian motive for sculptures. It is
also a Japanese motive. Komatsu's standing elephant was an ideal
starting point for developing the balancing elephant. I folded
Komatsu's elephants (sitting and standing) from his crease patterns.
You will have to crack the crease pattern as well, before you can start
folding the balancing elephant. Balancing Komatsu-elephant instrucktion: Elefant-Komatsu-ballancierend-01-v04-www.pdf
A squab and grandfather for Komatsu's "Horned Owl"
folded Komatsu's Owl with elephant hide for an exhibition. But then I
started wondering, how to present my work. Then it hit me. How about
folding a whole owl family? I hope you like the idea and try folding
your own family branch. However you will need the original folding
instruction as well: Origami Tanteidan Magazin #49. Instruction for owl variations: Komatsu-Eule_Kind-Grossvater.pdf
Tune Montroll's "Skunk"
You can fold the skunk with a narrow head. But you need the original instructions from Montroll's book: Origami Inside-Out, Dover Publications, 1993 Tuning instruction: tuning-montrolls-skunk.pdf
Tune Kawahata's "Jedi Master Yoda"
An accurate Yoda hand with three fingers and claws can be fold. Furthermore, I show how to fold the ears in such a manner that they face forward. At last, have a look at the Star Wars films: Yoda's forehead hasn't any bulge. You can find Kawahata's creation "Yoda" here: BOS Convention 1998 Spring, page 75 et sqq.