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Postby stuckie27 » May 27th, 2003, 5:32 am

If you are just starting out with origami I hope you are ready for a thrill ride. I really enjoy creating models, it is incredibly addicting and fun.

One suggestion is to not give up easily, stick with it, maybe check out a different book out of the library.

On top of it all enjoy
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Yeah

Postby saj » May 30th, 2003, 10:18 pm

i remember trying to fold Phun den Tuyen's spider - it took me almost 2 years to figure out the folding sequence!

The same is true for Jeff Beynon's Spring into Action, I remember trying to fold it from a Internet tutorial, and failed miserably.

Some things just take time. Best of luck with the origami
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Re: Yeah

Postby stuckie27 » May 30th, 2003, 11:53 pm

saj wrote:i remember trying to fold Phun den Tuyen's spider - it took me almost 2 years to figure out the folding sequence!

The same is true for Jeff Beynon's Spring into Action, I remember trying to fold it from a Internet tutorial, and failed miserably.

Some things just take time. Best of luck with the origami


I should try fold Beynon's Spring into Action, I have the diagrams in Origami in action. you said you used computer paper right?

Any suggestions or tips?
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Spring into Action

Postby GiladOrigami » June 1st, 2003, 7:19 am

"Spring into Action" must be the hardest model I've ever folded,
but I found a good tip by Bruce Stephens on the O-list that made it much easier:

Start with an A4 sheet (normal typing paper
works very nicely) - divide the long side in 4, and the short side
in 12, and continue from there.

You'll get 5 round thingies instead of the original 7, but it will
still work. After you finish folding it, carry it in the back pocket
of your trousers for a couple of days, and it will perform even better... :D

About the twist - I'm afraid I don't have tips for that - just go slowly,
until the shape starts making itself. Not easy - but worth the effort. People
go bananas over it...
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Postby saj » June 3rd, 2003, 1:07 am

Yeah the best tip is using 3/4 of an A4 sheet. I remember how mad (and happy) I was when I discovered (by myself) that to get the 1/3 proportions you just need to cut off 1/4 of the A4 sheet.

Sprint into Action isn't too difficult. Just practice the twist a few times and you'll be okay. I'll try to post some pics.

Gilad I am sure you've folded harder models...!
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