Paper size for Lang book.

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Paper size for Lang book.

Postby Origame » January 4th, 2017, 6:48 am

For Robert Lang's first book on origami insects, what would be the minimum paper size for the models? Will tracing paper work for those models?
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Re: Paper size for Lang book.

Postby myself » January 5th, 2017, 4:27 pm

For most models 20x20 cm is about the minimum paper size that still folds comfortably, but especially the samurai helmet beetle, the scorpion, the butterfly and the pill bug are easier with a slightly larger square. Tracing paper will definitely work, but I think it tears rather easily so be careful.
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Re: Paper size for Lang book.

Postby Origame » January 6th, 2017, 5:44 am

Thank you.
What about 15cm kami paper?
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Re: Paper size for Lang book.

Postby myself » January 6th, 2017, 4:34 pm

The treehopper, the tick and maybe the orb weaver will turn out alright if you use that, but any other model from the book won't turn out very well and will become unnecessarily difficult. It's preferable to use a slightly larger piece of paper and, if you have it, a thinner kind of paper (like tracing paper for example). Most of the models are possible from standard A4 printer paper, but not all of them will look good.
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