I done 2 box pleated models so far. An owl and an ant, the owl is nice but the ant got tossed in the bin straight away. When I see the diagrams of a model that lets you precrease for an hour I usually skip it, but still I would like to start doing some boxpleating so maybe I can learn to incorporate it in my own models.
Now i'm wondering what are some good animal models to start with (diagrams)? Nothing difficult, maybe 2.5 hour folds tops.
Nine-tailed fox by Guspath Go is a relatively simple cp that is created from box pleating (it was my first cp, and I made it in about an hour). It's a mythological animal, however. It can be found in this topic: viewtopic.php?t=5650
Thank you guys, i'll look into these models. But your answers leave me with another question: Is it possible to use a only bit of boxpleating on the model, or is the entire model always boxpleated? For example, you divide a square into 4 and use 1 of the created squares for a boxpleating technique and use 22.5 angle on the others to create a model? Or can't this be done. (I can't 'read' CP or fold them)
Satoshi Kamiya does that pretty frequently--the trick is to cleanly terminate the pleats somehow. I personally wish I knew how to use such a structure effectively, but it just gives me something to work toward.
I'll have to see if I can get the CP for my Cuddling Dogs model up on DA or Flickr. It's a really simple box-pleat, only a 12x12 grid, but it takes a lot of shaping. I've been debating whether or not to diagram it--some of the 3D shaping at the end is really trucky.