Snub-Nosed Drake

This is another model I designed while toying around with blintzed bases. The tradeoff for the extra flaps is the added thickness, so with standard printer paper the model will tend to open up along the back. Thinner paper or foil paper may help.

Snub Nosed Drake

Diagrams:

Snub-Nosed Drake Diagrams

Centaur

An origami centaur! The very first time I tried making it was with a foil/tissue paper compound paper. The paper one doesn’t have quite as much styling but you can adjust as necessary.

Centaur

Centaur

Diagrams:

Centaur Diagrams

A-Wing

The first attempt I made at an A-Wing used a dollar bill, simply because the long rectangle allows you to create a waterbomb base along the back for the fins with plenty of room to spare at the front to double back and use for the cockpit.

For whatever reason I seem to have forgotten what the heck an A-Wing looks like when I designed the first one, intent more on the idea of how to deal with the back fins and the cockpit than actually worrying about the details.

First attempt
First attempt

The finished model turned out much nicer, with the characteristic snub nose and straight wings without the rounded nose (like… say, a letter A?).

A-wing
A-wing

While they’re not exactly diagrams, I have my notes that include a crease diagram and a few details.

UPDATE (7/16/2017): I’ve refolded it and done step by step diagrams. The fold after you pop up the canopy pyramid is a bit tricky, but you can just massage it into a flat shape. It doesn’t have to be super precise as it’s all hidden below the canopy. If you’d like, you can play with the width of the canopy a little bit (the diagrams below use easy to find reference points, so it may be a little wider than the picture show above). If you’re using a dollar bill, you can use the picture as a reference.

Diagrams:

A-Wing Diagrams

Original Notes:

A-Wing Notes

Warthog

“When I was a young warthoooogggggg!” Sorry, had a flashback to watching Lion King over and over again as a kid. Anyways, here’s a warthog I designed. A lot of my designs around this point seem to be revolving around blintzed frog bases to get the number of points necessary to do complex shapes. Unfortunately, that means you have lots and lots of layers at the center of the paper. In this case, I dealt with that by creating a custom foil square (literally spray adhesive, aluminum foil, and tissue paper.

For the warthog, the huge number of layers actually gather together in the shoulder and head area, giving it a pleasing bulk. The thickness gives it a bit of a sculptural quality which works well in foil, but not as well with your standard printer or ruled writing paper.

Warthog

Diagrams:

Warthog Diagrams

George Washington TIE Fighter

Okay, so it’s not really George Washington’s TIE Fighter, but when you make it from a dollar bill, you can see George’s face in the cockpit area, so just roll with it on this one.

Darth Washington's TIE Fighter

And the diagrams!

TIE Fighter Diagrams