Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden-marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. 年8月9日 Designed by by Komatsu Hideo (小松英夫) Fold by me () One more lion by Komatsu, I hope you like the paper, the tail shaping still. Lion – Hideo Komatsu. Folded from a square of paper (some kind of golden- marbled craft, 37x37cm, about 80gsm). Diagrams: Works of Hideo Komatsu. Done.

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The paper tends to tear when there are too many layers, so I unfolded parts of the model more than other papers in order to fold the back legs and the mane properly. We found the right candidate in our home country, in Israel.

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Great creators share their diagrams with him before publication to hear his opinion and to fix problems he finds. He has folded numerous complex models, often several copies – be it from diagrams or CP. Later on, being exposed to many new creators through the internet, he fell deeper and deeper into the world of kkmatsu and complex origami.

He is one of the best technical folders in the world. The advantage is how easy it can be shaped, and how it holds this shape. Lines and paragraphs break automatically. Despite the thickness of this paper, it is the best paper for the lion, as well as most of Komatsu’s models in general.

But we – Ilan and Gadi – are only two folders, so our reviews summarize only our point of view. I really like folding from this paper, in spite of its thickness grams!! It is very difficult to make sinks or any tricky steps, and not easy to shape it nicely. Choosing the right size, as well as the right treatment any paper can lead to awesome results! Here we had to use what we had, a blue thin paper. It is necessary to fold very carefully and perfectly if you want to avoid the metallic foil side to be seen in the final model.


The edges might rip if not folded very carefully. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Do you think that would you ever make a video on how to go about tackling a jomatsu patterm; maybe a few helpful hints or advice? This was, for me, the worst paper to work with, folding this complex lion.

As I said before, there is no bad paper; it is just the wrong model. loin

This is my first time folding from this expensive, high quality paper. I hardly ever fold from copy paper, besides test folding crease patterns. I do not like folding with this paper.

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Some steps were komatdu difficult to fold, but for that reason I chose this size of paper. There is no final verdict here. The folder was free to choose which model he’d review the papers with. I used water-based varnish to enhance the texture and to strengthen the paper a bit, and it was still no easy task.

He could also pick a suitable paper size komatsi each paper type, and paint and treat it as he thought fit.

I prefer a thicker Kraft paper for animals, but this one worked pretty good, too. I really like folding with this paper. The finished lion is very delicate and koatsu. The metallic side left sparkling marks on my fingers while folding, but still this side enables me to hold the shape well. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.


The added layers of color made it koamtsu bit easier to shape. Our komqtsu are all about getting to know different paper types and with hands-on experience reviewing their strengths and best areas for use. Luckily, we did not have to look far. A crease pattern for the lion is available on Hideo Komatsu’s site: Still, the wrinkled texture of the paper might be good for a lino animal model.

Madagascar animals folded by Eyal Reuveni. Luckily, this particular paper has a better quality than the usual copy paper. Eyal got highly devoted to the task of reviewing the papers we had lkon rated, and finished all lions in less than a week.

Last touches of finishing were easy to make using my fingers to shape the mane. Folding such a complex model was no easy task: Although he did create a few models, he prefers to focus on folding other people’s models, the more complex – the better. Usually, I use this specific thin kraft paper mainly for complex insects, and not for animals.

Eyal Reuveni folded Hideo Komatsu’s lion from all 10 paper types we have thus far reviewed. Let us introduce Eyal Reuveni, an Israeli folder. In order to kojatsu the paper easier to work with, and to enhance the texture, I applied water-based acrylic varnish. It is best to use it when glued to another paper tissue, mostly. I used the copper – light brown paper, highly suitable for the lion.

A short glimpse into his flickr collections will immediately show you why we chose him.