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Collapsed Windmill?

PostPosted: March 10th, 2019, 3:38 pm
by srqgami
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I looking for help for instructions for folding what this website is calling a collapsed windmill pattern. Thank you!

Re: Collapsed Windmill?

PostPosted: March 11th, 2019, 1:18 am
by Baltorigamist
There’s a traditional base called a Windmill Base (I think that’s the name), instructions for which shouldn’t be hard to find. You’re essentially making four connected preliminary folds and then folding the 8 flaps behind.

Re: Collapsed Windmill?

PostPosted: March 11th, 2019, 4:38 am
by Brimstone
Check the diagram to make a windmill base at: https://www.origami-resource-center.com ... -base.html
but stop at step 7 and just squash the flap.
After that you have to thin each one of the 4 flaps by folding the edge to the diagonal of the model and then hiding that part inside which in origami is called an inside recerse fold.

Re: Collapsed Windmill?

PostPosted: March 11th, 2019, 5:30 pm
by Kabuntan
Brimstone wrote:After that you have to thin each one of the 4 flaps by folding the edge to the diagonal of the model and then hiding that part inside which in origami is called an inside recerse [reverse] fold.

It looks like it is made of simple mountain folds, and not reverse folds, as Baltorigamist said ("folding the 8 flaps behind").

Re: Collapsed Windmill?

PostPosted: March 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
by Brimstone
Kabuntan wrote:
Brimstone wrote:After that you have to thin each one of the 4 flaps by folding the edge to the diagonal of the model and then hiding that part inside which in origami is called an inside recerse [reverse] fold.

It looks like it is made of simple mountain folds, and not reverse folds, as Baltorigamist said ("folding the 8 flaps behind").

You're right. I did not understand the part about folding parts behind before but now it makes sense.