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June 14, 2012
Russian Peacock (3D Origami) by ~Denierim
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Suggested by JosephTimbury
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Russian Peacock (3D Origami)

Started: April 20, 2012
Finished: April 22, 2012
Pieces: 1299
Time spent: about 20 hours + several hours for the glue to dry...

I did not design this origami, nor can I take all the credit for it. I got the instructions from this website: [link] I did a few changes to the original design, mainly on the neck. I wasn't that fond of the thick neck so I made it thinner.

This is the second most frustrating 3D origami creation I've made. It took forever, and thanks to the fact I don't have a hot glue gun, it took forever to actually glue the tail together with the body. And yes, the use of glue is actually required with this model. I was overall worried from the start that this wouldn't come together. The dark green paper I used as the base is really really REALLY thin, half thinner than the rest of the papers, and I was sure the whole model would collapse as soon as I got it together.

I'm still waiting for the glue to fully dry before I can finish this piece. It still needs a "nest" or a pedestal for it to stand. As seen in the picture, the body is higher than the lowest parts of the tail. But I'll get to that later. Right now I just wanted a picture in case the whole thing fell apart after all. The tail is extremely fragile because of the thin paper...

3D origami is basically folding small pieces of paper into triangles that fit together to form this rather strong structure. If you're interested, I suggest you find some beginners tutorials on Youtube. Trust me, there's a lot of them!
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Image size
3330x2736px 1.14 MB
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 22, 2012, 7:07:26 PM
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missCatty94's avatar
Very beautiful and the colors are amazing.
Denierim's avatar
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
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I can't even.........
purrclaws's avatar
I have no words to explain this............Heart Heart Twilight Icon (NOT FREE TO USE) No no no 
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kashmakhan's avatar
I finished mine three days ago after about 3 weeks working on it.its in stash. thanks for the pics and help
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I am going to attempt to make this Russian peacock. soon as I am finished I will post a pic
Denierim's avatar
It is a fun project! Do let me know when you get yours finished and send the picture; I'd love to see how you do with it. :)
kashmakhan's avatar
ok thanks ,will do. I just started yesterday but since I am sticking all the pieces with glue I guess it will take a lil more time plus my full time job will add some pressure . however the love of doing the thing will come through, soon
liviiii's avatar

this is so sweet and beautiful <3 i added this to favourite <3

check mine too.. im totally a newbie >< im not this proffessional believe me, but this is the link if you want to see mine:…

Denierim's avatar
Thank you, your comment is highly appreciated! I'm really glad you like this one, it definitely took some time and patience to finish. And hey, you have to start somewhere; before you know it, you'll be building models like this, too. :)
liviiii's avatar
thank you to you too ^^ 
omg.. :D i hope so :D thankiieeeeeeeeeess
janinesmith54's avatar
Totally beautiful.
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SUpERSMiLy's avatar
Holy crap! That's amazing!
SeiunKaze's avatar
Amazing like always when you do something
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