Issei Yoshino, another great origami master from Japan. It’s a pity that he passed away at a age of only 32. Otherwise we will be enjoying folding many more of his design.
For folding this Wild Boar model, you can use a slightly smaller paper. about 30cm square will work just fine. I so happen to have a 55cm square Pearl Paper on hand. What the hack, it wouldn’t be wasted by folding an Issei’s model.
Pleating Issei’s model is rather effortless. At least he don’t introduce ultra impossible fold and sinks!
Sometimes it is very satisfying while folding the model half way. By itself is already looks like an art piece.
As the model takes shape, I then start to realise that the pearl paper is too heavy and may have problem making the model to stand on its own.
After the the shaping, my fear has been proven. Upon analysing the whole model, I concluded folding with CMC will definately able to hold the model up. But for this pearl paper, it will not be able to soak in the CMC. So the alternative is to apply double sided tape instead. (This is not consider cheating as the model is still folded with one uncut square paper)
I have done some fine tuning to the folding of the tusk and the hind legs. Not to mention the coil on the tail too….