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Origami Barracuda

I was much inspired by my post on world’s most amazing origami from a few days back and decided to fold a complex living thing! I tried the barracuda from John Montroll and Robert Lang’s book ‘Origami Under the Sea‘.

The model is designed by John Montroll and is a complex one to fold. I started with a large square of paper, 14 inches side. I didn’t want to get stuck in the middle because the paper was too small! But I think a 12-inch square would have worked well too.

This is the first time I am folding a complex origami animal. I hadn’t realised that they would turn out to be quite that thick! I am not too happy with the way the fins turned out. I think they are  a bit displaced. And the eyes aren’t too prominent but other than that, I am quite happy with my first effort 🙂

Origami Details:

Model: Barracuda

Creator: John Montroll

Book: Origami Under the Sea

Authors: John Montroll and Robert Lang

Difficulty Level: Complex

Paper size: 14 inch square


Origami TUVWXYZ Star

The TUVWXYZ star is a complex modular planar model, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji.

The model consists of 7 intersecting stars, each star made of 6 arms. All the stars meet at the centre of the model.

A total of 42 modules are required for the star, 7 colours and 6 modules in each colour. Folding the modules is quite simple, though time consuming.

Assembling the star is a good puzzle! I had trouble in understanding when to start adding the 7th colour, since you actually start with 6 colours. I eventually did figure it out 🙂 The 7th star is the first one to get completed. In the picture, this was the orange coloured one.

Origami Details:

Model: TUVWXYZ Star

Creator: Meenakshi Mukerji

Book: Ornamental Origami

Author: Meenakshi Mukerji

Instructions Link: Dave’s Origami Emporium

Tutorial Link: Youtube

Difficulty Level: Complex

Number of units: 6 colours and 7 modules in each colour.

Paper Size: 4 inch squares

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