Sunday, September 28, 2008

Anime models

Below are models designed by Hideo Komatsu. Currently, I'm working on the one-armed android model (actual model), and therefore need to do some testing first. I'm using a 100x100mm notepad paper for the test folds.
Anime head, from original crease pattern, with 8x8 grid
I did some modification for the hair
Another body and head model. The paper was abit small as it uses 16x16 grid
The hand was quite difficult to shape
I started with a paper size of 240x240mm and making a 36x36 grid. With mathematical folding, I divided the paper to 3x3 and then 9x9, and finally 36x36. After long hours and days of precreasing and collapsing the grid, the android base was completed.
 Completed base. Head is on the left, and the feet on the right side.
 The back of the android base. The protruding part is the hand.
Now, the hardest part are shaping and holding up the shape. I'm still thinking of how to hold the shape in place as its not a foil-backed paper. This may take a long while before the final model is completed =)

Clapping Seal And T-rex head

Both the models were designed by Robert J. Lang and diagrammed in his book, "Origami in Action". These types of models are a good way to entertain the kids, just like the flapping bird.

Clapping seal from a 100x100mm notepad paper.

T-rex head from a 150x150mm color paper. The jaw will open and close if you press the side of the head.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Cow's skull

With much fascination on skeletons and fossils, I decided to fold this model..

Designed by Roman Diaz and the diagrams can be found in his book, Origami for Interpreters.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Paper model of EVE

Finally, I have completed the EVE model early this morning. Although only have a few pieces, it took a long time to cut them out. It was because the shapes were more rounded and had lots of flaps for gluing. The head and the body each had 16 "fingers", it was really a time consuming job to cut the pieces. Besides that, gluing each part was quite challenging and fun as for the rounded shapes.
Pieces after cutting
Assembly in progress
Completed model of EVE
EVE and WALL-E together
The head and hands for EVE are move-able, but not for WALL-E. Both models and instructions can be found at and also other Wall-E models.