Robert J Lang - Western Pond Turtle HELP!!

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Robert J Lang - Western Pond Turtle HELP!!

Postby pnpurdue » April 23rd, 2005, 4:15 am

Has anybody finished the Western Pond Turtle?? I really need major help on step #24. It's crazy. I can't get it to look like step #25.
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Postby origami_8 » April 23rd, 2005, 8:04 am

First of all be sure, that the indicated creases are made really sharp in the right direction. Then begin pleating from the top, but don´t force the paper to lie flat, until all the pleats are made, that´s the last part and should be done at the same time with all the layers like the arrows show. Step 25 shows the hidden layers drawn with soft lines and the front layers drawn with normal lines.

Do you know how to fold Chevriers Turtle?
Maybe this could help you getting through this step.
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Postby pnpurdue » April 23rd, 2005, 6:07 pm

This is my first turtle. One of my big problem is at the intersection of one of the long diagonal lines to the center shape (Hexagon).

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Postby origami_8 » April 23rd, 2005, 7:50 pm

I see. Fold the long diagonal lines first, then push the center shape over. It´s a little bit tricky, you have to try out. The clou is to make some diagonal creases (violett) between the point where the valley folds meet and the point where the mountain folds meet.
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Postby origami_8 » April 23rd, 2005, 10:02 pm

I´ve made some pictures:

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Postby pnpurdue » April 24th, 2005, 4:47 am

Origami_8 THank you SOO much! I dedicate this turtle to you! I'm working on it as we speak. I'll try my best :P
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Postby nat » April 13th, 2006, 8:37 pm

I have a question for step 23...

all those little arrows in the middle,
are they just part of the long valley folds that run from side to side? or they are individual little creases that are like one segment long.

Also, If thats the case, do we fold those long valley folds all the way across overlapping the shell part too?

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Postby origami_8 » April 14th, 2006, 2:16 pm

It doesn´t really matter if you make them all the way through, or only partial. The only reason why you make this step is to have the creases in the right direction for the following steps, so you could also skip this step if you want to.
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