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Swallow

  • Date Submitted: 06/05/2011 07:54 AM
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let's start posting the swallow-pictures! it'll probably take some time until all of the 50 pictures will appear in here and again for adding some explaining comments. please, if you'll get the bird ready, post a picture to the forum and do not forget the authorship - it's a model by sipho mabona. sipho taught this old version - the new one has a closed belly - at the german convention 2009 . i took the chance to join his workshop and with refolding it from time to time i managed it to remember the way to fold that swallow.

i'd recommend a size not smaller than 20x20 cm. i did it with different paper qualities - copy, kraft, tant - but cannot say what's best. just try to find your own favourites ...

1 fold the diagonals and - on the other side - the middle creases
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2 collapse the paper to a triangle
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3 fold the long edge of each flap to the middle crease
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4 squash fold each flap
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5 and make ...
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6 a petal fold - 4 times
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7 fold one of the lower triangle flaps ...
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8 ... inside
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9 fold the short edges of the remaining flaps to the middle crease
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10 open again and squash fold ...
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11 ... to get something like this
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12 pull the free tips downwards ...
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13 to reach this level - the future backside
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14 and the front or belly side
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15 pull out the wings
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16 if you do it right, the lower part will misteriously catch
the parting edge inside
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17
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18 fold the tip of the wings to the opposite crossing point of neck and shoulderline
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19 and back outside-down
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20 do you recognize the reference points to fold both of these little flaps?
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21 open up the wings slightly and make two pockets
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22 form the lower wing parts ...
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23 ... like this
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24 and tuck the rearranged upper flaps ...
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25 into the pocket below
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do you remember creating these small pockets in step 21? now you have to fold the lower...

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