After figuring out the CP at various section, I prepared myself a 64cm square brown paper and started pleating.
The 64cm square brown paper for Geistkämpfer
For the first good few hours, its really not much fun. You have to divide the paper in to a 64×64 square grid. But its good training for patience.
The 64 longitudinal divisions….
The first section I tackle is the pair of feet. This is folded in conjunction with the trimming of the gown.
Starting edge of the trimming of the gown
Completed the pair of feet…
After folding the feet, it was set aside for a night with cloths peg to keep it in shape.
Keeping the fold in order
With the practice fold done earlier, it is quick to know the paper have to be halved breath-wise in order to fold the pair of wings. So it took me less than normal time to complete the wings.
Wings and Legs!!
Next come the tough part, to separate the double layered wings in order to fold the crease-band gather for the waist and upper torso. This is a very delicate operation as you don’t want to open up the doubled layered wings too much.
The delicate ‘zig-zag’ fold
After you are done with the bottom crease band, there is another other one on the top portion! (my eye got crossed after staring too long at these zig-zag folds ). Finally completed the 2 rolls of zig-zag fold and tidy up the paper for the upper torso.
tidy up the paper to fold the upper torsor
Folding the upper torso starts with the arm with arrow….
Folding of the arm with arrow
Moving into the full arm and towards the head….
Collapsing the arm in progress
Forming the centre body….
Collapsing to form the center body
Getting the base for head and both arm now….
The human form starts to take shape
Formation of the head….
Forming the ‘head’ of the angel
Almost complete the base, now only left with arm with bow….
Almost done with the base
Start of folding the bow…
Collapsing the arm with bow
Arm with bow collapsed into shape…
Need to hold the 2 tips of the bow together to collapse the fold properly
Finally the base model is completed.
Base of Geistkämpfer completed
Next will be the final touch …. shaping .
Geistkämpfer – designed by Hojyo Takashi (3)