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Origami Condor

Condor is the largest flying bird on land. They have broad wings capable of soaring for a long time, perfect to monitor earth surface in search for carrion. There are two kinds of condor: Andean and California. The one I made here is California condor, but with some head shaping change it can be made into Andean. California condor is critically endangered. There were only 27 of them back in 1987, as many died from poaching or lead poisoning. Not because someone deliberately poison them, but rather them eating dead animals killed with guns. Extensive conservation has brought their number up to ~500 by 2020. Design I adore how they look like when soaring through the thermal updraft, so I want to make them in flying pose. The essential feature to be represented is the broad wings. Making the primary feathers (the one at the end of wings) as individual strand of flaps is a must, so is making secondary feathers (the one along the wings) with parallel pleats. Color change is ignored because
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Origami Snail

A simple snail model that can be made from regular small paper.

Origami Ghost Knifefish

Ghost knifefish is common in aquarium trade. First time seeing it was on public aquarium in my hometown around 15 years ago. The way they move omni-directionally by undulating their anal fin captivated me. Image source: fisharoma This model was designed for Origami-Dan design contest, whose theme was "a design that can be folded in 15 minutes using 15 cm kami". I had sudden idea to design it while having dinner, and then proceeded to finish it that night.

Origami Bali Myna

Bali myna (or Bali starling, or locally known as jalak Bali) is medium sized bird with mostly white plumage, and blue skin around eyes area. Its wings and tail are tipped with black feather. Male has crest composed of long feathers, and this is the sex that I designed. They can be found in Bali, but is currently critically endangered because of habitat loss and illegal pet trade.

Origami Markhor

More detailed crease pattern to show where to pleat the neck. Markhor is a type of mountain goat found in Central Asia. They have curly horns which can vary from simple twist to a tight corkscrew. The male has long and shaggy mane, similar to lion. I had an idea to design a markhor after finishing my ibex and folded Kaito Nagayama's chameleon, whose eyes are made by wedged pleats to form spiral. So what if I use the same technique on goat's horn? It worked in theory and my test fold on foil (shown later in this post), but not on the final fold. In the end I just curl the horn.