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Flying Duck Orchid

 

Origami Flying Duck Orchid

Paper used:  a single un-cut square of back-coated mulberry tissue paper treated with methyl cellulose.

Design date: March, 2013

Base Crease Pattern: 

Origami Flying Duck Orchid Base

Design Reference:

Real Flying Duck Orchid

 

While this is not one of my most complex models, it is certainly one of my strangest design subjects. When my wife found a picture of a flying duck orchid on Facebook (I guess its good for something after all - Facebook I mean, not my wife), I couldn't believe how much it actually looked like a flying duck. I knew instantly I had to design one. The base was simple (comparatively) to collapse, but the shaping process was surprisingly tricky, especially the "head".