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

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

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

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

Wrap behind. fi 69. Unsink. 61.2. 2 Et • I )5E S' VEl 7 j' ttm. 64. Mountain fold inside. Bring the two dots together with a squash-fold . 65. Fold all the layers back to the right. 71. 60.Flying Stag Beetle 6.Shuki Kato . • 68. 63. Invert the bottom edge and pleat the loose paper Up. 6. 67. Wrap behind. Swivel inside. . Reverse-fold the edge. 66. Pull out some loose paper. 70. Wrap one layer in front. Bring one edge in front.

79.a hidden edge. 1)40wfor ~ X-ray view. •••• ?IIIIIIrRh ••••••••••••••••••••••••••. Like this.83.sink the dark region inside . 74.••. . Turn over and return to fUll view. Crease pattern.of middle section from above. Repeat steps 44~71 on the left. Fold and unfol(ij. sink inside using existing creases. 80» Reverse-fold both edges in and out and at the same. Pleat to the rtght while simultaneously sinking. Pleat again. 75. 76.down. '••• .Shuki Kato . Crease . 77. A small triangle above this section is not shown. ~ ! I 7.pattem .81.time . Fold the edge to the right. '84.2. Fold and unfold.Flying Stag Beetle 7. Fold the flap . 78. •• 82. Result. . Z3.

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

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

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

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

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

1-47. 1.'".8. •••~ ••••r". Fold the top layer behind.51.dotted 'flaps to the side dividing the layers evenly.. 146. 1'5.5.Reverse fold . Repeat on the other three edges. OpeA"sinkb. . Mountain-fold theedges inside.?·"""1""I""""·MP. 150 . 144. and round the edges on ·top.. Reverse-fold two tiny comers and pleat the the points atthe top. Reverse·fold in and out 149. Rever-seefold the . 14. Swivel the loose paper behind. 154.Flying Stag Beetle 13.inside.. 1·56.Swivel rear ·eclges up a bit '157.""".Like this. t5~.Shuki Kato . Swivel the top layers as shown..ack .the rear edges in halt . 145. Pleat the far layer inside. Zoom in.. 153.S~4.

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

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