Origami Spaceman (Quentin Trollip) – Part 2

Origami Spaceman (Quentin Trollip) – Part 2


Hello! Today we will be folding an Origami Spaceman designed by Quentin Trollip. This model is quite simple to fold, and
it looks great when it’s completed. Now we’re going to align this edge of the flap with this crease here. So let’s start at the base over here, and
we’re just going to start. Try to align it as best as you can. And
then we’re going to work our way down the model, and just make sure that the entire edge
lines up nicely. And once it does, it’ll look something like this. Now we want to bring the layer that’s
behind this flap in front of the flap. So to do this, we’re just going to put up a bit. And then we’re going to let some of the layers that are trapped underneath come out. So you can just pull them out, and then you’ll notice two creases here. And with these two creases, we want to make the upper crease
a mountain fold, so just pinch that crease. And now we want to make this one a mountain fold. So you can just push that one in towards the inside of the model, or you can pinch it from inside. And now what we want to do with this is just push it down so that the model lies flat. So once the bottom one’s a valley fold and the
top one’s and mountain fold, then we’re just going to push it down and make sure it lies flat. So once it does, then it should look
something like this. Now we’re going to notice this little triangle here. And what we want to do with it, is fold it over to the left along where these two edges meet. And to do this, we’ll just pull it over, and it’ll stop where this edge, where it hits this edge. So we’re just going to pull it over, and when it hits the edge, jus make your crease. And it may not lie flat, just because it wants to go the other
direction. So what we want to do with this to make it lie flat, is to squash it. So you can just put your
finger inside of it. So just open it up. You’ll notice there are two different layers, and then once it’s like that, just squash it down, and it should look like half of a preliminary base (or a square). Now we’re zoomed in on that little square
that we just created because we’re going to have to work on this in detail. So what we’re going to do first is take
this top edge, on the top layer, and we’re just going to fold it down inside of the square a bit. So there’s no exact reference point for this, but I would fold it down about half way. So we’re just going to take it, and make sure it aligns with that center crease that’s in the middle of the square. And just fold it down to about here. And once it’s about there, then you can make your crease. Now we’re going to put our finger back
inside of this square, and we’re going to squash it together so that both edges come together. We’re just going to put it together like this, and then we’re going fold it back down to
the left side. And make sure that you didn’t unfold this little crease that we just made, and that little flap that we just folded down when you did that process. So just bring
the two edges together, pull it down, and it should look
something like that. And if you don’t have that little triangle on the end
that I have, then you must have unfolded that little flap we just created. Now we’re going to fold up the bottom
edge of this area that we’ve been working on. And we’re not going to fold it up
along this crease that we have here because if we do that, then it’s going to align with the center crease. And we want it to be offset from the center
crease a bit. So we’re just going to have to make our own crease. So just pull it up, and again there’s no
direct reference for this crease, but you can just pull it to about there. So
make sure that it’s offset from the edge at the top, and that you didn’t fold along that crease that is already there. Now are going to repeat these few steps on the right side of the model. So we’re going to go back to when we had to align this edge with this crease, and that’s where
we’re going to start. So we’re just going to start by pulling
this down, and again make sure that it lines up the
entire edge. And continue until you have a nice, nicely lined up flap. And then make a
crease. And then after this, we’ll want to again to bring this layer out from behind, and up in front of this
flap. So to do this, we’re just going to pull it up, and we want to make the below crease a valley fold and the
above crease a mountain fold so it’ll lie flat. So we just have to push
this one in. Make a pinch on this one, and then we’re
just going to push down so that it lies flat. And again you’ll see that little
triangle that we saw before. And with this triangle, we’re just going to fold it over to the right. Make a crease. So just pull it over as far as it’ll go, and make your crease. And then we’re going to create a squash fold using this triangle here. So we’ll put our finger inside of it, just open it up. Put your finger inside, and then squash it back up. And then it
should lie flat. And it’ll look like that. And then again
we’re going to take this top tip, and we’re going to fold down about half way. So once it’s about there, then that’s about good, and then we want to pull this up. Bring the two edges
together, and then fold it back down to the right side. And once it’s like that, then we’re just going to repeat the last step that we did but foldin this close to the center crease here. So again, it’s not going to align with the center crease. But you can just use this one as your reference. So just pull it over and up. And once they both look like they’re about in the same position, then you should be fine. Once you’re done, it’ll look something like this. Now we’re going to turn the model over. Once the model’s turned over, then we’re going to take this very top
layer, not the layers underneath, and we’re going to fold it down. So just pull it up, and then bring it down towards the bottom of the model. But you’ll notice that it’ll stop at a certain point. And that’s good,
that’s where we want it to stop. And we’re going to make sure that this
top point aligns with the center crease here. So you’ll notice the center crease. Make sure it aligns, then make your crease once it’s as far up as it’ll go. So it should form a square shape. And
once you’ve done that, than you can unfold it. So just fold it
back up. Now we’re going inside reverse fold the top of the model by using the crease that we just created. And I think that the easiest way to do
this to grab the two points underneath, and pull them apart from one another. And the model won’t lie flat at this point. But you’ll notice that the crease that we just created is running horizontally here. What we
want to do it with that crease is make it a mountain fold. Just pinch it, and then we can turn the model over. And you’ll see these other two creases
running here. What we want to do with those two is
make sure that they’re valley folds. So just push them, and then as we’re doing that, we can sort of push these two edges
towards one another. So just push these edges towards one
another and make sure that they’re valley folds underneath. And then the model should
come together looking like this. Now what we want to do is create two new
creases by using these two flaps here. So to do this, we’re going start with this left flap, and we’re going to pull it out towards the left. So pull it out towards the left side of the model. And we’re going to pull it out that way as
far as it’ll go. And as soon as it has reached its limit, then you’re going to make a crease here. Just flatten that part out, and then we’re going to do the same
thing on the right. So just pull that out as far as it’ll go,
and then just make a crease. And once you’ve done that, and once you’ve made your creases, then just pull them back up to their original position. Now we’re going to create a crease in the middle of the model. So to do this, we’re just going to basically fold the model in half. And we’re going to bring this point to this point and this point to
that point. So we’re going to be creating a crease that should extend from this point out
in either direction. So let’s just pull the top down and make
sure that this corner matches up with the one underneath. And then do the same thing on this side. And once it does, then you can make your
crease. And then unfold. Now we’re going to make sure that the
crease that we just created is a mountain fold. So let’s just hold the model up, and pinch that crease to make it a mountain fold. And once it’s a mountain fold, then we’re just going to take it, and we’re going
to pull it up until it aligns with the top of the nose here. So where the top in the square is, that’s
what we’re going to align it with. Make sure it doesn’t go past their. So as
close as you possibly can to the top of the nose. We’re just going to pull this edge down, and
then you’re going to extend the crease on either side. Make sure that the edges line up and
they go straight. So just align the edges again, and then make your crease. And when
you’re done, it should look like this.

1 thought on “Origami Spaceman (Quentin Trollip) – Part 2

  1. If your fingers are too large, you could use a toothpick to do the really small squash folds.

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