Man of Steel World Engine

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The world engines in Man of Steel are Kryptonian spaceships used to transform other planets to match the environment to Krypton’s. This makes it easier for Kryptonians to colonize foreign planets and extend their empire.

I folded this model from an equilateral triangle (I know it’s not pure, sue me) as the three legs came naturally from each point on the triangle. The legs end up really thin which is why they aren’t straight. Working with a triangle was interesting and I might try it more in the future. I know David Brill has a great horse made from a triangle and you can find diagrams online if you want to try it.

Folded from a single, uncut equilateral triangle.

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StarCraft 2 Spine Crawler

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Rooted 

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The teeth are my favorite part.

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Uprooted

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There are not as many teeth as the rooted version but the six spikes between the legs are all there.

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The spine crawler is a defensive unit for the zerg race in StarCraft 2. It usually remains rooted/burrowed to attack and uses it tentacle to ward off threats. It can uproot itself to re position to a more tactical location.

For the rooted version I modified my giant squid and added teeth to the base. The uprooted version is made from a blintzed bird base with a thinned center point. I have been playing more StarCraft 2 recently and even though I am still garbage at the game the units and characters still intrigue me. Hopefully I will be able to make more origami versions in the future. As always suggestions are welcome!

Both are folded from a single sheet of uncut, square orange printer paper.

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Sniper

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No one inside

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This model was inspired by the “can you spot the sniper” memes which feature a near-invisible, camouflaged sniper in nature. The blob can be seen either as a tent or as a ghillie suit/camouflage.

The gun sports a bipod which is the most complex part of the model but no scope which I may try to integrate in a later version. I couldn’t find  a way to lock the model on the bottom so I used a piece of tape to keep it shut but I imagine wet-folding could produce similar results.

Folded from a single, uncut sheet of square printer paper. I tried to find colored paper as it shows up better than white in pictures. I couldn’t find any green handy so I used old schoolwork so I guess it’s good for something….

 

DNA Double Helix

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For reference (in case you forgot from biology)

My school’s science club is having a summer meeting/party which inspired me to create a science related origami. I tried creating something that would be impressive to anybody, not just another origami artist, and I thought of Jeremy Shafer’s interlocking rings, two seemingly interlocking rings made from a single sheet of paper, no cuts, no glue, just folding. I used a similar principle to create the twist. I particularly like the lock used on the larger pairs of nucleotides (the things bridging the twisting structure); it uses the same principle as alternating pages between to phone books creating a fairly stable lock. The center base pairs do not lock and are just held there by the outer pairs. It took me a couple tries to get a model that held together and I might try creating a version with more pairs or a complete twist in the future.

Folded from a single sheet of square, uncut printer paper.

T-Rexicorn V2

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The arm is even shorter as the upper parts of it are connected to the head /neck and cannot move freely.

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I had another go at making a Tyrannosaurus Rex unicorn hybrid and I went with a more simplistic approach, cutting the toes and fingers in favor of a more exaggerated head and body. I like the more cartoonish proportions especially considering the subject matter.

Folded from single square of uncut printer paper.