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

swinging the resulting flap to the left. 19.Shuki Kato . 23. . You must bring the small edge noted in step 28 in front as w. 24. 32. 2B. Pleat the bottom edges out flattening the center flap in the process. Rotate 90°. Fold the loose edges out. Fold to the center and unfold.Flying Stag Beetle 3. 26. 33. Bring . Bring one layer in front. 2Q.Bring one layer in front. Result. Note the small . 31. Now petal-fold the edge down again. Push the sides in .edge has not changed its position. Fold to the center again while petal-folding the small edge. Like this. Again. 21. Unsink. Fold behind.ell or the next step will tear. you will have to open the model somewhat to accomplish this. 30.27.9. 22. bring one layer in front on both layer in front. 25 . Squash-fold the first layer. The following steps will only show the top triangle. . Spread-sink the top layer. 363 3§ £§ 2 & . 2.

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

8 I a r .Fold to the center and unfold. Side view of the sink from the previous step. 51. Fold to the left. 57. 0> 49. Open-sink in and out. Fold the flap to the left lining it up with the edges behind. $ • . 58.left (easy). 54. Swivel one layer to the right. Wrap one layer in front. Fold all the layers to the front on the right while folding the layers behind on the .. The top of the model will not lie flat. . 56. 50. Unfold.Shuki Kato . layer in front. 53.59. . Spread-sink the edge.Flying Stag Beetle 5. Bring . 55.

• 68. fi 69. 64. 61. 6.Flying Stag Beetle 6. Reverse-fold the edge. Wrap one layer in front.Shuki Kato . Mountain fold inside. Wrap behind. Wrap behind. . 2 Et • I )5E S' VEl 7 j' ttm.2. Pull out some loose paper. 65. 71. 67. Swivel inside. 60. 63. Fold all the layers back to the right. Bring the two dots together with a squash-fold . 66. Invert the bottom edge and pleat the loose paper Up. Bring one edge in front. 70. Unsink.

78. Pleat to the rtght while simultaneously sinking.of middle section from above. Fold the flap .sink the dark region inside . 79. 80» Reverse-fold both edges in and out and at the same. Fold the edge to the right.Shuki Kato . '84. Fold and unfol(ij. Z3.2. A small triangle above this section is not shown. . 74. Pleat again. Result. Repeat steps 44~71 on the left.pattem . Crease .81. Turn over and return to fUll view.••. •••• ?IIIIIIrRh ••••••••••••••••••••••••••. 1)40wfor ~ X-ray view. ~ ! I 7. Like this. 75.Flying Stag Beetle 7.down. . •• 82.83. Fold and unfold. '••• . 76. 77. Crease pattern.time .a hidden edge. sink inside using existing creases.

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

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

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

left. 128. 127. Rabbit-ear both sides. 124.9. 130. Fold. Fold eneedqe over.23. • 132.... Fold and unfold.and unfold the angle bisectors.Shuki Kato ~ Flying Stag Beetle 11.Open-sink. Rabbit-ear the flap.oVer. 126.steps 101-1. Fold all the narrowest layers . • 131.()2 on this flap. Open-sink inside. tift the center and swing the new . Fold back down .flap 10 the . 125 . Repeat. . 12. .Spread-sink. 122. 1. 12.1.

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

145. 144. Repeat on the other three edges. 150 . Reverse-fold two tiny comers and pleat the the points atthe top.8.Reverse fold .'". OpeA"sinkb.?·"""1""I""""·MP. 146...Flying Stag Beetle 13. Rever-seefold the . Reverse·fold in and out 149.S~4. Swivel the top layers as shown. 153.inside. 1'5.. •••~ ••••r". 154. t5~.the rear edges in halt .5.""". 1·56. Fold the top layer behind.Like this.dotted 'flaps to the side dividing the layers evenly. 1. and round the edges on ·top.. Swivel the loose paper behind. Pleat the far layer inside.Swivel rear ·eclges up a bit '157.. 1-47. Mountain-fold theedges inside. Zoom in.Shuki Kato .51.ack . . 14.

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

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