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XENORIGAMI!!!! by PeteriDish XENORIGAMI!!!! by PeteriDish
This is the unveiling of the secret project that I was working on.

Before I get to any lengths about what it is, exactly, here is the relevant website: members.casema.nl/gertvandijk/

It is a creature designed by Gert van Dijk for his xenobiology project on planet Furaha. it is called a "rusp" which comes from netherlandean word "rups", which means "caterpillar".

Don't let the name fool you, these fictional creatures can weigh as much as an african elephant and have an internal skeleton.

If it looks like both ends are the same, that would be right, there is a head on either end of the creature, but one of the heads is more important than the other, and the rear head merely allows this long and unable-to-turn-on-a-dime creature to see danger coming from behind and protect itself. based on the orientation of the knee joints, the animal is facing to the left.

speaking of knees, there are 24 legs - 12 pairs. hell on earth to fold!!! XD

48 by 48 grid, 50 cm square, 20 cm long when finished

reference pictures can be found here: palaeorigamipete.deviantart.co…
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Clawedfrog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought I'd never live to see the day an origami rusp had been created. You sir, have proven me wrong. Bravo. Clap
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you like it! :) I have also made a marshwallow, neocarnivore and marblebill, but I don't have any pictures of them. if you want to take a look, you'll have to go to Gert van Dijk's blog ;)
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Clawedfrog Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I saw them! Incredible work! I really should be checking up on his blog more regularly. 
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah me too :)
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tskorigami Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
MARRY ME! this is unbelievable! dude :highfive:
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :D
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Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Hahaha,nice one .........heads or tails.XD




You see!!!!!!!...............We are not all crazy over here in Holland..........(But I am in a happy way)
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:iconpeteridish:
PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahaha good one! :rofl: :lol:
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Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I might be crazy but not stupid.XD
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Nommy smile 
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
:D (Big Grin) 
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splitmaus Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Oh my gosh!!! O.O
I want to try something like this too!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! I wish I had diagrams, but I only created a crease pattern for this model...
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Quite interesting. I recall hearing of this creature
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, this is not really a new upload, just an update, because i finally managed to make an easy link to some reference pictures for comparison's sake :) thanks for looking!
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CrossDevice Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Oh, I see~
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem! :)
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Zerraspace Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I think I know who Petr is on the blog. ;) I hope Mr. van Dijk really liked it, because figuring out the folds of the geometry is already boggling my mind. Did he help you out with the details? It's an extremely informative model - I never knew, for one, that rusps had roughly identical ends.

All in all, it's a wonderful job, palaeorigamipete. Given the massive appraisal this has received I hope it gets you more recognition for your own original works.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Yes, he did help me a bit (after the fact though) and the rusp's ends are not as similar as I made  it seem, for one, there is no feeding rostrum on the back end XD I simply put it there for the sake of symmetry of the model, but then I changed it to fit Gert's comments. I failed to rephotograph the model and update the picture though.

I also made models of his marshwallow and marblebill, but they are much simpler than the rusp. I could add more detail to these models, especially the marblebill, but i thought that would dimnish the effect of the rusp. the rusp is the main subject, the two other models are supposed to be complementary. the marblebill especially is quite liberal in interpretation, focusing more on the essence of the subject rather than the details, but it is playful in the use of paper, it utilizes both sides of the sheet to show the dark back and silver head, belly and limbs.

I have just finished the marblebill, even though it turned out to be simple, it took me eight tries to achieve the correct proportions... XD
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
So... you are folding an an elephant-caterpillar and telling me that I have weird things in my gallery? XD
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol. exactly! XD
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Nastrazzurro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The case anyone wants to know more about rusps (a fictional animal i created), have a look here: planetfuraha.blogspot.nl/2013/…
You will find that palaeorigamipete commented on that post as Petr. I am very thrilled that he decided to model a rusp in origami, something I never thought about; or even thought possible! 
To add to the confusion, Sigmund Nastrazzurro and Gert van Dijk are one and the same person...
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for visiting Gert! I had no idea you had a deviantart account!
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Nastrazzurro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't really do anything with it except for very rarely contacting someone.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's all right, still good to know you're here. :)

I think I have good news, the marshwallow is done, I am very happy with the result, even though (or maybe because) the model is still quite simple, yet still detailed. I originally started with a much more complicated structure, but then I decided it's not necessary, and it works just as well, maybe even better, and I am especially happy with how the head turned out, that was the hardest part.

the marblebill will be a challenge though, like with the marshwallow, I am trying to find a simple solution to a complex problem. I am already a bit sad that I will probably be forced to ommit the mane on the neck and make it all silver, I don't want to make any more compromises. :)
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:iconorigami-artist-galen:
Looks really good Pete! Though I must admit that I had no idea what it was until checking out the link ;)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
don't worry for not know. :D Thank you very much!
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electreel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
A Rusp? Squeee! OMG! I can't contain my excitement! Very well done!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! I am a long time fan of furaha and rusps are probably the most iconic animals :D I had a crazy idea to fold the marblebill too, or the marshwallow... XD 
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Biofauna25 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :D  Great job!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ou!
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. Worth all the secrecy and waiting.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :)
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No worries.
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow such fold!
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconshibe-dogeplz:
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OblivionJunkey94 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:) its fantastic hope to see more
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you might!
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Dragonthunders Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
if it is have skill :D
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so totally cool.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much!
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome. i look forward to the others you're doing.
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I could try the marblebill and marshwallow, but I'm not promising anything, I have other duties XD
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
understood. 
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
all right, I actually managed to make a simple marshwallow that still looks like a marshwallow. photos tomorrow. :)
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Saberrex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool. 
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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