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Will there be a Ryu Zin 4.0?

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 12:52 am
by rdrutel
If Kamiya works on Ryu Zin further, what would/should be the 3.5 -->4.X jump? Would anyone want to see anything different or changed or bettered?

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 1:00 am
by klnothincomin
.......uhhhhhh.....well, if any changes are made it might be longer, more scales, pearl in its claw, or maybe even fire? :?

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 1:24 am
by rdrutel
I think teeth would be a nice addition, but I don't know if Kamiya would bother with adding them since the head is already amazing as it is.

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 1:56 am
by qtrollip
Good question...
I don't think it needs more changes. I actually like the version 2 better, but that's just me.
Kamiya has taken origami obviously not only to the next level, but to somewhere way before its time with the Ryu Zin.
I would rather see a different model taken to the next level, just dont know what exactly at this moment... A bird of some sort... Maybe a colour-changed Bald Eagle (if Seth Friedman isn't already doing one)!

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 2:26 am
by rdrutel
Yeah...maybe anything else added to ryuzin would be overkill. Seth Friedman's work with birds is amazing and I would like to try his assassin bug below.

I think Lang's mantis eating another mantis is a great path to follow, that is models that have stuff happening or show more action. Brian Chan's kraken attack, Aquarius, Lang's model...these are some ideas that are different and I would really like to see become popular.

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 3:42 am
by origamimasterjared
As far as Kamiya's Ryu-zin goes, My preference from photos alone is for version 3.1. I wonder what progressive moves he made en route to 3.5?

Posted: May 6th, 2008, 3:53 am
by rdrutel
I think the progress was in making the claws longer from what I could tell. I think that and making the shoulders bigger too maybe? The longer claws look better in my opinion.


Posted: May 6th, 2008, 2:13 pm
by Ondrej.Cibulka
Also legs are more robust and have different shape.

Posted: May 7th, 2008, 11:00 pm
by Fishgoth
Eye-lashes. And nostril hair.

Posted: May 11th, 2008, 10:17 pm
by Rdude
Fishgoth you are amazing. That just made my day :lol:

Posted: May 19th, 2008, 8:04 pm
by Froy
Perhaps Kamiya san could find a way to hide all the plated paper that is under de scales in the soulders
Or even better: find another way to make the legs come out from the sides of the body in stead of top, and give continuity to the row of dorsal scales.

Posted: May 19th, 2008, 9:27 pm
by JeossMayhem
I dunno, I kind of of like it that way. I think it's great to see how it really is one piece of paper. And in the second pic, I think the layers give just the right amount of definition (ok, maybe a little too much) but I'm sure it's displayed in the exact the way Kamiya intended it to be.

I honestly can't think of anything else to change. I'm not feeling very creative as of now though, hah.

Posted: May 20th, 2008, 5:44 am
by rdrutel
Very good observation Froy. I agree that if there is a way to hide the tons of leg layers under a flap or something, then this would be a very nice improvement. The continuity of the leg area with the rest of the body would be a further step towards perfection.

Posted: May 22nd, 2008, 2:26 am
by Jonnycakes
Color changes perhaps?

Posted: May 22nd, 2008, 4:13 am
by JeossMayhem
Stripes :shock: Or Spots?
I say impossible but I'd love to be proven wrong, hah.