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Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden-marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. 年8月9日 Designed by by Komatsu Hideo (小松英夫) Fold by me () One more lion by Komatsu, I hope you like the paper, the tail shaping still. Lion – Hideo Komatsu. Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden- marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. Done.

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I do not like folding with this paper. It is necessary to fold very carefully and perfectly if you want to avoid the metallic foil side to be seen in the final model. Skip to main content.

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I used water-based varnish to enhance the texture and to strengthen the paper a bit, and it was still no easy task. Some steps were quite difficult to fold, but for that reason I chose this size of paper. Because there is whole new world of origami that would be accesable for me and others who do not know how to fold cp’s if you could help.

The paper is very weak, and feels like tissue paper.

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We wanted to set only minimal restrictions, namely that the papers were to be reviewed by folding the same model from the different paper types. Today he lives in Shoham, Israel, in a house packed with thousands of models. The folder was free to choose which model he’d review the papers with. Luckily, we did not have to look far. Do you think that would you ever make a video on how to go about tackling a crease patterm; maybe a few helpful hints or advice?

Shaping the lion was easy and the final model looks very nice although a brown color would be more suitable. So we decided to approach a great folder, one of the best, and ask for his opinion on each of the papers we reviewed so far.


Folding such a complex model was no easy task: Name your model and the manufacturer will prepare the right paper for you. Still, it is not easy to fold a 3D animal from it. Let us introduce Eyal Reuveni, an Israeli folder.

The metallic side left sparkling marks on my fingers while folding, but still this side enables me to hold the shape well. The finished lion looks and feel like a statue, and the shiny texture enhance the details.

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The advantage is how easy it can be shaped, and how it holds this shape. And we know there are better folders than us out there.

I had to partially unfold some steps in order to make close sinks doable. This paper has a wonderful texture, but it is not an easy task to fold and shape it.

Lines and paragraphs break automatically. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be komstsu publicly. I worked slowly, so I managed to fold it perfectly. Usually, I use this specific thin kraft paper mainly for complex insects, and not for animals. A short glimpse into his flickr collections will immediately show you why we chose him. Eyal Reuveni folded Hideo Komatsu’s lion from all 10 paper types we have hieo far reviewed. This is my first time folding from this expensive, high quality paper.

Still, the wrinkled texture of the paper hifeo be good for a furry animal model. He could also pick a suitable paper size for each paper type, and paint and treat it as he thought fit. This was, for me, the worst paper to work with, folding this complex lion.

This is one of my favourite papers and iomatsu is very good for animal folds, as the texture is highly suitable for that. A crease pattern for the lion is available on Hideo Komatsu’s site: The paper tends to tear when there are too many layers, so I unfolded parts of the model more hide other papers in order to fold the back legs and the mane properly. Despite all these problems, the final lion looks amazing, although a bit weak and delicate, and the texture gives it a more realistic look.


But we – Ilan and Gadi – are only two folders, so our reviews summarize only our point of view. Still, it is necessary to be very careful, since it might rip in the edges. Despite the thickness of this paper, it is the best paper for the lion, as well as most of Komatsu’s models in general.

In order to make the paper ,omatsu to work with, and to enhance the texture, I applied water-based acrylic varnish. Madagascar animals folded by Eyal Reuveni. Looking for challenges, he started to decipher crease patterns in order to fold the most complicated models.

He has folded numerous complex models, often several copies – be it from diagrams or CP. Like Tant, it was necessary to unfold the paper partially to go through the rough stages of forming the inside layers of the back legs and creating the mane. The added layers of color made it a bit easier to shape. Liln was a bit challenging to make sinks and un-sinks without tearing the paper, but I managed to do it.

Great creators share their diagrams with him before publication to hear his opinion and to fix problems he finds. It is very difficult to make sinks or any tricky steps, and not easy to shape it nicely. This paper is better for color change models than for one color models.