Flying atlas beetle

Now this was tricky! Having seen some of the winged beetles folded by various japanese grandmasters (see gallery 5) I had a go at designing one of my own. I found a nice picture on a beetle website to get the correct anatomy, devised a base that works to create all the horns, wings and six feet, and several attempts later, came up with the design seen here.

Designer : Designed and folded by myself, Copyright 2006
Paper : One square of foil-backed paper
Diagrams : Available here
Crease pattern : None available

Please note : Unless I have indicated above, diagrams and crease patterns do not exist for this model. Please do not email me requesting them.