Tonight’s sushi buddy is a weasel!
On my origami tour of the Campaign podcast, the next stop is Leenik, the Rodian who wears an eyepatch and wigs. If the Rodian of your choice in the Star Wars universe doesn’t happen to wear an eyepatch or sport a wig, just mirror the instructions for the left eye on the right, and tuck away the flap at the end that gets used for the Clark Kent curl.
Sometimes models are born out of silly conversations on Twitter! Kalum, of the Rolistes podcast, and I were talking about origami models and the T-16 came up. Fast forward a bit and here we go:
This is actually a relatively straightforward design challenge. You need a pair of long flaps for the bottom and top/cockpit and a pair of short flaps for the side wings. In this case, that means the classic Fish Base. It uses an open sink to narrow the flaps, then proceeds about the business of styling them into the recognizable bits.
One of my favorite things to do when going out for sushi is to make something fun from the inevitable chopstick wrapper. This evening I went for a scorpion, eschewing my usual rule against cutting/tearing. For a very long time, I stuck to notions of “pure” origami being a single uncut square. Then I got over myself. I still prefer an uncut square, but really, sometimes it just makes sense to make the most of the material you’ve got.
If you don’t already know who Bort the Ysalamir is, do yourself a favor and go check out the Campaign Podcast. They’re a phenomenal Star Wars actual play podcast that uses the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars role-playing game system to tell awesome stories in the most goofy and dramatic ways you can imagine.
But anyhow, since you’re here already, Bort is a wonderful Ysalamir (A Star Wars space lizard with weird interactions with the Force). I used a chameleon as the basis for what I thought they should look like. Enjoy!