What is a "Grampsu"?

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What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby noneuclidean » November 26th, 2016, 11:09 pm

Not sure what topic to post this in but here goes:

In Tanteidan 22, there is a model by Fumiaki Kawahata called a "Grampsu." However, it does not seem to resemble anything. Searching for "Grampsu" on Google yields no useful results. What is a "Grampsu"?

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Re: What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby origami_8 » November 26th, 2016, 11:27 pm

Putting the Japanese Text into an online translator, I get: Do not fold the scales Orca.
It slightly does look like a whale to me, so the translation could be correct.
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Re: What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby AxolotlBottle » November 27th, 2016, 4:04 pm

I would guess it's really a Shachihoko however it doesn't really look like it has a tigers head to me.
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Re: What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby kareshi » December 17th, 2016, 3:18 pm

I agree with Shachihoko. Probably the one from Nagoya Castle.

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Re: What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby origami_8 » December 17th, 2016, 3:31 pm

The diagram is also in the newest Tanteidan magazine. There they call it Grampus instead of Grampsu. According to Wikipedia Grampus is a Dolphin genus.
I agree that the Shachihoko looks a lot like the model, but maybe it is based on the Grampus dolphin?
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Re: What is a "Grampsu"?

Postby ShuaiJanaiDesu » December 22nd, 2016, 7:58 pm

Taking a look at the Japanese name of the model("ウロコ折りをしない鯱"), it translates to "Shachi without using Scale Folding"
- Shachi is a shortened form of the word 'Shachihoko' (which others have mentioned above)
- 'Scale Folding' refers to the technique used to create scales by folding perpendicular pleat folds.

As origami_8 had mentioned, it's probably a misspelling of 'Grampus', which according to wikipedia is 'A common name historically used for the orca'.
Searching further, I found that 'Grampus' is the English equivalent of 'Shachi' (At least to Japanese people, since they have a Soccer Team named 'Nagoya Grampus Eight')
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