ginshun wrote:I don't know how anyone could really argue that tissue foil is pain to make or time consuming and thus only suited for complex models. I guess if you live in a country where the components are hard to come by that could make a difference though.
that's easy enough to do. while you're still cutting out the square, i'll be done with folding the montroll walrus. and looking at your final product, it must be said that the use of tissue foil in this instance adds nothing over ordinary kami or any other piece of paper you could come by. part of the joy of these simpler models is that they do not require high end papers. you also create more work where there is none--it is in general harder to reverse creases. especially with these simpler models, which have fewer lines to distract the eye, tissue foil's weaknesses show through. mainly, the crumple effect, that makes it appear sloppily folded, when it is in likelihood anything but.
also, the way you word it makes me guess you are a youngster. you seem to automatically assume that everyone has a house with an aerated room where it is safe to use the spray glue (really, a garage). not everyone does, myself included. a poster here actually reported their lungs burning while using the stuff. why should one be exposed to potential inhalation injury when any piece of paper will suffice for the same model?