Monday, May 21, 2007

Golofa Claviger

At last, I've reached my final insect for the english forum's challenge. This was one of the first insects that caught my eye, mainly because it looked so weird with it's giant horn. It took me a while to figure out how to make the horns like they are, and I came up with this (16:16, of course):
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The two long points on both sides come together to make the front horn.

Here is the cute little insect that comes when you fold it right:
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A special thanks to F.Y. Huang, manager of Insect-Sale.com for all the pictures I used to discover all the different insects.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hexarthrius...

...Buqueti. Thats my latest design, the Hexarthrius Buqueti. My third insect for the english forum's challenge, and also the third insect a modeled after a picture from Insect-Sale.com. This looked like an interesting insect, so, of course, I had to fold it. It resembles the Cyclommatus Elaphus, so the CP looks like the Cyclommatus's. It's also from a 16:16 grid, like the rest of the insects that I've folded.
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With all the details added, it makes this:
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Another Insect

I'm pretty sure that I have heard of a Cyclommatus Elaphus before. It's a close relative to the Cyclommatus Metallifer, which everyone knows.
Anyway, I folded what I thought was a Cyclommatus Imperator, and then looked on Insect-Sale.com to see if I needed to fix anything up. I looked, and found that the Cyclommatus Elaphus looked more like what I had folded, so that must be what it was. Here is the CP (16:16 grid):
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With all the deatils, it makes this nice little model:
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By the way, this model is for the english forum's insect challenge.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Xylotrupes Gideon

I actually had no idea what a Xylotrupes Gideon was before yesterday. I was searching through Insect-Sale.com, searching for an insect to fold for the english forum's challenge this month, and I came across it. It looked like an interesting insect, so I decided that I should try to fold it. Here what I came up with, out of a 16:16 grid:
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With quite a bit of shaping, it makes this nice little insect:
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Beware: The Ticket People!

This month's challenge for the french forum is to fold something out of a ticket . At first, I couldn't think of much, so I simply folded a child:
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Of course, that wasn't enough for me, so I decided try something different. I got to folding, and came with this CP. The CP is out of a 1:2.21 rectangle:
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At first, I had no idea what this was, so I just stared at it for a while. It turned out to be a man with four arms, once I got all the details in
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Friday, May 11, 2007

Children

I recently started folding a random scrap of paper, and came up with what looked to be a man, yet had small legs and arms. After a couple more tries, I managed to fix it up and came up with this:
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It's mostly from thirds and sixths. If it were from a grid, it would be 6:12

The CP, with all the details added, folds into this:
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Also, the longer the rectangle, the longer the hair:
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Commissioning

Seeing as I have quite a few designs by now, I feel that I can start commissions. I can fold *pretty much* anything (as long as it doesn't require millions of flaps), so don't be afraid to ask. I live in eastern Canada, so it might even be possible that I live nearby to you if you live in that area.

If anyone is interested, contact me at cupcakemuffn[at]gmail[dot]com so that I can discuss prices and the requested model. It could even include one of the models that I have already designed.
Thanks,
--Cupcake