Origami! No scissors, no glue, just folding

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  1. John TheDestroyer

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    Lately been doing some deeper dives into the TFW2005 site. I found a fairly active thread for one of my other hobbies, Legos. My third hobby is origami, but I couldn't find a thread, so I figured I'd create one. Hopefully there are some more origamists out on this site who will come across this thread and post their own stuff

    I mostly fiddle with post it notes in my free time at work so I've got a bunch of little desk figurines

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    Today I grabbed some 8.5x11 printer paper and folded an SR71, one of my all time favorite aircraft. I went through two test models but this is the first one that made it all the way to being finished. Still not totally satisfied though, I want to find a way for the engine cones to extend forward past the front wing edge

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    I always wanted to learn just so I could make the origami unicorn from Blade Runner.
     
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    Unfortunately that origami unicorn is not real origami. To get the correct exact shape, a few parts of the paper need to be cut. But there are instructions out there for replicas that look almost identical. I've always wanted one myself lol but haven't gotten around to it yet
     
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    That SR-71 is very cool!
     
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    That SR-71 is amazing! I had no idea that kind of thing was possible with origami!
     
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    Much more advanced to make this one.

     
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    I enjoy looking at origami creations. I'm not an origamist. Folding or scrunching toilet paper don't count.

    What got me interested was a book I read when I was a kid. The girl was on her way to create 1,000 paper cranes. She died. The end.
     
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    I'll have to try the SR-71 Blackbird. I usually make mine out of money. Here's my 2 dollar bowtie I carry around.
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    Cool. ROTF Jetfire. :) 
     
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    I just discovered that man's creations myself and subscribed to his YouTube yesterday. I considered following his tutorial but I'm in more of a create-it-myself mood lately lol. I'm nowhere near good enough to come up with designs as complex as his, but maybe someday
     
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    That's pretty neat. I like a cheap suit.
    Why is it always a Benjamin Franklin for a rolled up straw?
     
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    F22 V1! Pretty happy with the silhouette as seen from above

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    Not as happy with the silhouette from the side, considering there are no vertical stabilizers lol. If I can figure out how to modify this fold pattern then V1.5 will hopefully fix this issue. Or I might have to start the design over from scratch, so a V2. We'll see

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    What do yall think

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    Those are awesome! I used to do tons of origami during my late childhood and teenage years. I created some of my own designs (mostly Star Wars stuff), and even drew up some digital instructions. I might post some pictures here eventually. I even created G1 and DOTM Laserbeaks! I fell away from doing it during my college years, but it's something I've been wanting to get back into.

    Is that dragon your own design? I'd love to have the instructions for that.
     
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    I don't know if I would call it my own design, it takes pretty strong inspiration from a lot of other origami dragons, birds, etc. But I did put this specific combination of other's creations together on my own:D  Not sure how I would go about making directions, I've never done something like that before

    I'm interested in seeing some of your Star Wars stuff and your Laserbeaks if you still have them
     
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    Here's G1 Laserbeak. From what I can tell, I designed this around August 2012 (along with digital instructions), when I was 16. It's weird, I totally forgot I designed this until I stumbled upon the instructions recently. Strange that you can devote so much time to something, then barely have any memory of it. Thankfully the instructions I made were clear enough that I was able to recreate the model. If anyone's interested, I can try and unload the instructions. I do want to check them to make sure the PDF doesn't contain any personal info first.

    I tweaked the beak a bit from my initial design, and also gave him "legs" that can make him perch on a figure or your finger.

    I designed the cassette mode today, in about 15 minutes, lol. It's essentially just an "underdeveloped" version of the same model, with the wings pushed in. If you make it out of 6 inch paper, it scales perfectly with Siege Soundwave.

    I'll get DOTM Laserbeak and some others up soon. I also want to do a Ravage (which I recall struggling with when I was younger...I could never really get the design to work).

    Gosh I forgot how much I love this hobby.

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    please upload it I would love to try
     
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    No wonder I love origami and transformers so much. They are the same thing, lol. Well, sort of.

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