Robin Glynn's Origami
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The Eiffel Tower
Years ago, I was proudly showing off an Aztec pyramid design I'd created only to discover it had already been done before. The technique to create the steps of the pyramid was very logical and therefore easily discovered by others. I decided that the technique could be applied to other models and almost instantly, the Eiffel Tower popped into my head. I quite enjoy folding this model, but it is a labour of love. It takes me around 3 hours to fold.
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Tick-Tock Clock
Robert Lang is renowned for his complex models, and among his most famous models is a cuckoo clock. Somebody on the origami mailing list joked that his next model would be a working clock that ticked. That got me thinking that a ticking clock would not be all that difficult to do. Origami models that make a noise are something of a rarity and I am quite proud of this model.
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Cannon
When I was at school, everybody had a nickname. This model was created because my best friend's nickname was 'Cannon'. He was actually called Cannon after his similarity to the TV detective of the same name, but after a while, anything to do with cannons was associated with him. My nickname was vicar (I won't say why) but I have not been tempted to do an origami version yet.
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Submarine
I was thinking about modes of transport and how they were represented in origami and realised that I had never seen a model of a submarine. I like the fact that the model looks symmetrical, but is folded asymmetrically.
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False Teeth
After creating the 'joke' model of 'Blackbelt in Origami', I tried to think of more jokes. Then I remembered the chattering false teeth that you see in joke shops and created this model.
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Kayak
This model was a commission from a new boat shop that was opening. They asked if I knew of an origami kayak model. After searching the origami database I decided it would be a good idea to create my own.
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Flipper
This model was inspired by a free cardboard gift that came out of a packet of crisps. I'm not the only odd-ball though, at my next origami mini meeting Dave Brill brought along his own version. Either great minds think alike or we just eat too many crisps!
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Yacht
I wanted to create my own model boat and decided to create a yacht that looked like a child's drawing. For such a simple shape, it is a surprisingly complex model to fold. I like the way all the internal layers are hidden behind the final shape.
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Glynn's Glider
This glider broke the British record for long distance, and when trimmed properly is a very consistent flyer. The picture shows a variation where I curve the wings rather than fold them.
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