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Samurai Helmet Beetle v2

He's a little bigger than the real thing.

There are tons of great origami Samurai Helmet Beetles (kabutomushi) our there, which is why I never attempted to design one myself; until this year. I'm really proud of this guy, what do you think?

Designed by: myself
Folded from: one 22" square of tracing paper
Size: 9.5" from wingtip to wingtip
Time spent folding: 10+ hours
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3072x2304px 2.79 MB
Shutter Speed
10/130 second
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 4, 2011, 10:50:24 AM
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Beetlejewels's avatar
hulisketch's avatar
NinjaFysh's avatar
wut kind of tracing paper did u use and where did u buy it
origami-artist-galen's avatar
speedball tracing paper roll from dick blick online.
north-star66's avatar
HOLY JEEBUS THAT IS AN INSANE FOLD!!!!!! is it wet folded? man that looks awesome. i couldn't even manage to complete my own goldfish design, let alone anything with legs and wings and thoraxes and just whoa.
SpineoDino's avatar
Beautiful design!
tskorigami's avatar
wow! so spectacular! hats off to you!
you have always served as an inspiration for me!
papagimp's avatar
I was loving the SHB i folded last night from maekawa, and now i'm looking at this thinking.... well poop...
the little spikey's on the front legs are awesome!
PeteriDish's avatar
fabulous! =) Fantastic design!
smthWRONG's avatar
amazing work! C:
PeteriDish's avatar
This is beyond awesome! =)
LaughtonMcCry's avatar
yes yes, very impressing ;]
HolyCross9's avatar
Where did you manage to attain 22" squrae sized tracing paper?
origami-artist-galen's avatar
This time around I just bought a huge roll of it. So, the largest possible size I could use now is 36" without taping or gluing.
HolyCross9's avatar
Do you know where I can find tracing paper of that size?
66blazingXXsimurgh's avatar
This is just incredible....!
disrhythmic's avatar
Oh. My. God. The LEGS! The WING DETAIL! -dies-
Salsamba's avatar
The spines on the front legs pushed me over the edge; this is incredibly epic. Well done, sir.
mechaprime-00's avatar
amazing :3 ! would there be a CP anytime soon?
origami-artist-galen's avatar
Yeah, hopefully I can finish it tonight.
Semisvetick's avatar
oh my! how did you do that? amazing!
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