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.


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. 14. 15. 18. 17.45° creases. Fold and unfold. Zoom in. 8.Flying Stag Beetle 2.unfold. Fold and unfold through the intersections. 7. Return to normal view. Turn over. Like this . Pleat along the center. 13. 16. Add more . Fold and unfold. 9. Fold and .Shuki Kato . . Mountain-fold and unfold. 12. Add more 45° creases. Add some 45° creases. Turn over. Working on middle section. Fold and unfold dividing three regions in halt 10. 11.

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

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

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

• 68. Reverse-fold the edge.Flying Stag Beetle 6. 60. fi 69. 65. Wrap one layer in front. Fold all the layers back to the right. Invert the bottom edge and pleat the loose paper Up. Swivel inside. 2 Et • I )5E S' VEl 7 j' ttm. Wrap behind. Bring one edge in front. Unsink. 67.2. Mountain fold inside. 63. 64. Wrap behind.Shuki Kato . 71. Bring the two dots together with a squash-fold . 70. Pull out some loose paper. 66. 6. . 61.

sink inside using existing creases. Pleat again. •• 82. 77. Fold and unfold. 79. Result. •••• ?IIIIIIrRh ••••••••••••••••••••••••••.sink the dark region inside . '84. 1)40wfor ~ X-ray view.time .••.pattem . Like this. Fold and unfol(ij. 74.2. . Turn over and return to fUll view. ~ ! I 7.down. '••• .of middle section from above. Fold the edge to the right. 80» Reverse-fold both edges in and out and at the same. 78.Flying Stag Beetle 7.83.a hidden edge. 76.81. A small triangle above this section is not shown. . Crease . Repeat steps 44~71 on the left. Z3. Pleat to the rtght while simultaneously sinking. Fold the flap . Crease pattern.Shuki Kato . 75.

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

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

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

()2 on this flap.Spread-sink.. 12.Shuki Kato ~ Flying Stag Beetle 11. 122. Fold back down .flap 10 the . Fold eneedqe over. Fold. tift the center and swing the new .Open-sink. .and unfold the angle bisectors. Repeat. 125 . • 132. 128. 126. 12.left. 127. Open-sink inside.23. 1.9.oVer.. Fold all the narrowest layers ..steps 101-1. . 124. 130. • 131. Rabbit-ear the flap.1. Rabbit-ear both sides. Fold and unfold.

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

Zoom in..?·"""1""I""""·MP. Swivel the loose paper behind. and round the edges on ·top. Fold the top layer behind. •••~ ••••r".""".Shuki Kato .the rear edges in halt . Reverse·fold in and out 149. Rever-seefold the . Reverse-fold two tiny comers and pleat the the points atthe top. Mountain-fold theedges inside.. 1·56. 150 .. Swivel the top layers as shown. .Reverse fold .51. 146. 154.5.'".. OpeA"sinkb.dotted 'flaps to the side dividing the layers evenly.. 144. Pleat the far layer inside. 14. 1'5. Repeat on the other three edges.Like this.inside. 153.ack .Flying Stag Beetle 13. 1-47. 1.8.S~4. 145. t5~.Swivel rear ·eclges up a bit '157.

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

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