Initial paper size: 20cm x 198.5cm (approx. 8in x 80in)
Finished model: 30cm x 15cm x 5cm (approx. 12in x 6in x 2in)
Folded in 5 1/2 hours.
Last weekend I asked my boyfriend which model he thinks I should fold next. So he browsed through my books and declared he wanted a "Black Forest Cuckoo Clock" (designed by Robert Lang - see his fold). Yes, I screamed inside - I'd never attempted it because of the extraodinary aspect ratio of the initial sheet. That's 1 by 10, suggested size 16cm by 160 cm or 8 by 80 inches (as stated in the book).
What's the advantage of being a novice folder like myself? While Robert Lang would have to discard this fold as a total disaster, I can be quite proud of it. Yes, I want to improve to get a better result than this. And yes, I admit, I haven't quite understood how to correctly shape the rose in the end. But, I AM proud of this, because it's the first time I've managed to get something remotely looking like when the master himself folds it.
Paper: 26cm square of unsuitable paper for this model (thick, but not strong; not coloured throughout)
At long last I've found the time to do a video on one of Neal Elias' models. Enjoy!
Paper size: 45cm x 15 cm (18in x 6in)
Finished model: approx. 10cm height (4in)