Shuki Kato - Flying Stag Beetle 1.

Flying Stag Beetle


Difficulty: **** Complex Designed: 2002; Revised: 2005, 2012 Recommended starting size: 14 inches (35 cm) Finished aize: 6 inch wingspan (17 em) Expected time needed to fold; 3-4 hours

1. Colored .side up. Fold and unfold in half both ways.

2. Fold and unfold along both diagonals. Turn over.

3. Fold to the center and unfold creasing only as far as shown.

4. Fold and unfold the ·angles 'in halt. Turn over.

5. Fold and unfold through the crease intersections.

6. Fold and unfold.


IIC~""""·;.[·Q~·"T • ..-P"""--··"·

Turn over. Add more 45° creases. 9. Like this . 8.. 15.45° creases. 14. 13. Fold and unfold through the intersections. Turn over. 16. Fold and unfold. Add more . Fold and . Fold and unfold dividing three regions in halt 10. 11. Return to normal view. 12. . Add some 45° creases.Shuki Kato . Mountain-fold and unfold. Zoom in. 18. Fold and unfold.Flying Stag Beetle 2.unfold. 17. 7. Working on middle section. Pleat along the center.

Fold behind.swinging the resulting flap to the left. 32. Again. The following steps will only show the top triangle.ell or the next step will tear. Result.27. 23. Bring one layer in front. Fold the loose edges out.edge has not changed its position. . 2. Spread-sink the top layer.Flying Stag Beetle 3. 2Q. You must bring the small edge noted in step 28 in front as w. Bring . 2B. 31. 21. Now petal-fold the edge down again. Note the small . bring one layer in front on both sides.9. Rotate 90°. Pleat the bottom edges out flattening the center flap in the process. Fold to the center again while petal-folding the small edge. . 25 . Unsink. 363 3§ £§ 2 & .Shuki Kato . Fold to the center and unfold. 30. 19. Push the sides in .Bring one layer in layer in front. you will have to open the model somewhat to accomplish this. 33. 26. Squash-fold the first layer. 24. 22. Like this.

44.r Shuki Kato . Fold back down. 35. 41. 39. 37. 34. Open up the bottom of the model creasing gently where shown. except leave the pleat from step 46 closed. 47. Add a couple pinch marks. Fold behind noting the references. 46. Petal-fold using existing creases as guides. Fold and unfold. 40.Flying Stag Beetle 4. 41. 45. Fold back Down. . Fold the edges to the center starting at the bottom. Closed-sink the edges inside. 48. Squash-fold the comer up. Reverse-fold the sides in. Swivel out some loose paper. 43. Lift the top layer. Fold and unfold to the new creases. 36. Open-sink in and out. Like this. 38.

0> 49.left (easy). 8 I a r . 50. Fold to the left.59. Fold all the layers to the front on the right while folding the layers behind on the . Bring . 55. $ • .. 54.Fold to the center and unfold. Spread-sink the edge. Wrap one layer in front. . 51. Fold the flap to the left lining it up with the edges behind.Shuki Kato . 53. .Flying Stag Beetle 5. Side view of the sink from the previous step. 52. 56. 58. Unfold. 57. Open-sink in and out. Swivel one layer to the right. The top of the model will not lie layer in front.

63. Pull out some loose paper. . Bring one edge in front. 67. Unsink. 6. Fold all the layers back to the right. 64. Bring the two dots together with a squash-fold . Swivel inside. 70.2. • 68. Wrap one layer in front. 71.Shuki Kato . Invert the bottom edge and pleat the loose paper Up. 65. 2 Et • I )5E S' VEl 7 j' ttm. 60. Mountain fold inside. 61. fi 69. Reverse-fold the edge. Wrap behind. 66.Flying Stag Beetle 6. Wrap behind.

2. Z3. Fold the flap .a hidden edge. Pleat again. '84. sink inside using existing creases.83.sink the dark region inside . Fold and unfol(ij. 80» Reverse-fold both edges in and out and at the same. . ~ ! I 7.of middle section from above. 74. 79. A small triangle above this section is not shown. •••• ?IIIIIIrRh ••••••••••••••••••••••••••.down. 78.••. •• 82. Crease . 1)40wfor ~ X-ray view. Fold and unfold. Repeat steps 44~71 on the left.Shuki Kato . 77. 75. '••• . Fold the edge to the right. . Crease pattern. Turn over and return to fUll view.81.time . Result. 76. Pleat to the rtght while simultaneously sinking.Flying Stag Beetle 7. Like this.pattem .

. Note the position ofthe thick hidden edge. Like this.edges behind. 88. Unsink. 95. ~ 96. . .Flying Stag Beetle 8. 93.sink). Fold one flap over. 86. .. Fold the narrow edge over squashing at the bottom. Bring one layer in front (closed . Fold and unfold lining up with the . Fold one edge to the right.Shuki Kato . Fold the flap back over. . 85. Spread-sink asymmetrically. 89... 90.. 94.. 87. Fold the small flap down.• . 92. .. ~. Lift the center and swing the new flap to the left. . Closed-sink. 91.

Unsink . 9S. Fold back down.Flying Stag Beetle 9. Closed-sink. 101. Fold behind. 97. • .on this side. Squash-fold -one layer to the right. Reverse-fold in and out 103.e anqle 'into fourths. 102. 10S. Squash-fold the edge to the top. 100. 105. Repeat steps 86-103 . 106. Add a small swivel and fold one layer over. Fold and unfold along the angle bisector.Shuki Kato . 104. 107. Fold the edqe to the left. Fold and unfold dividing th. 99.

117. 112. 11:5. Spread-sink. Spread-sink. 110. Unsink. . Unsink. 111. 120. 119. 116. 114.Flying Stag Beetle 10. 113. 109. Reverse-fold.Shuki Kato . Fold one layer over. Rabbit-ear the comer flipping the rear flap back in front. 118. FoJd backup.. Fold behind. Fold the small comer down. Mountain-fold matchin~ up with the edge behind. . Swivel to the top.

flap 10 the . . 12. Open-sink inside. 126. . 127. • 132. 1. 130. Repeat. 128. Fold. 122.9.()2 on this flap.Spread-sink.oVer.. 12. 124.23.1. • 131. Fold eneedqe over.. Rabbit-ear the flap.and unfold the angle bisectors..Shuki Kato ~ Flying Stag Beetle 11. Fold and unfold. Fold back down .Open-sink. 125 . Rabbit-ear both sides. tift the center and swing the new . Fold all the narrowest layers .left.steps 101-1.

142.ShukiKato . Turn over. 141. Reverse fold distributing the layers out. 13_3. Crimp the thick flaps out an ·an -angle. Fold inside incorporating a little swivel in the center. Fold over flattening the central edge. Reverse-fold the final pair of legs.Flying Stag Beetle 12.pnce. Like evenly as possible." ••••••• r"""""""""""II~ •••• ·m. Crimp the next pair of-flaps up.Ai •.u~zg~g3~. -. 143. 139. 137. Unsink the trapped triangle. Repeat steps 11~-134on the right. 138. Sink three si~s in pt. 136. 134.Rabbit-ear. 140. .35. 1.

1.51.. 14.Reverse fold . Pleat the far layer inside.Shuki Kato .. 1'5. and round the edges on ·top. . Zoom in. 145. 153. Reverse·fold in and out 149. 144. OpeA"sinkb.inside.""".. 1-47. Fold the top layer behind. Reverse-fold two tiny comers and pleat the the points atthe top. Repeat on the other three edges. t5~.?·"""1""I""""·MP.Swivel rear ·eclges up a bit '157. •••~ ••••r".'". 150 .8. 154.dotted 'flaps to the side dividing the layers evenly.Flying Stag Beetle 13... Swivel the top layers as shown. Swivel the loose paper behind.5. 146.ack .the rear edges in halt . Rever-seefold the .Like this. 1·56.S~4. Mountain-fold theedges inside.

Focus-on the legs and body. 159. 162..Flying Stag Beetle 14. Add mountain-folds to the wing cases and . Pleatthe tip ofthe abdomen and pinchbend the antennae. . 167. 165. Pleat the wings..t. 161. Model complete. & ••••••••••• u. 'Crimp the legs (or just bend them) 164. curl the legs.·••••••••••• r?~'L. 158.Shuki Kato . Mountain-fold the edges. and shape the mandibles.•••••.. Fold behind. Fold ·the tip of the abdomen inside. 160. 166. 168.u. 163. Rabbit-ear all the legs. Add some gentle mountain-folds and return to fl:J1I view ....shape the model to taste. ..