Got myself some crumpled paper from the stationary shop and decided to fold the shore crab designed by Brian Chan. But a small accident has caused me some time to prepare the paper for folding.
After the creasing for 40 steps, the crumpled paper looks even more crumpled now.
With a futher 37 steps, after multiple in-out fold and sinks, the intermediate result look very good.
Getting to the final model is quite straight forward until step 85. Brian even commented in his drawing ‘Take your time’ for this step, well I did not take that long. thanks to the crumple paper, the seems almost impossible closed sink fold is a piece of cake.
The only difficuty I faced was the sculpting of the final model. The crumpled paper dose not seem to hold the structure of the model very well as the paper is too soft. After numerous pinching and gathering of the loose paper, the final model is formed, but it looks a bit ‘tired’.
If you don’t mind my folding, the model is actually quite well designed with fine details close to the real crab. Even the under side offers a very nice view….