samurai helmet beetle

In Insects on October 27, 2011 by romi

I folded this starting with a waterbomb base — and it took me days to finally figure out the final form using this traditional base. I haven’t seen yet a real samurai helmet beetle, so this model is based on photos and origami models I see in books and internet, including Jun Maekawa’s rather sophisticated version which was my inspiration for the spread wings. The red beetle in the photo below was folded from a 6″ x 6″ origami paper.


3 Responses to “samurai helmet beetle”

  1. I love this. I would really like to know how to fold your samurai helmet beetle — it’s a fantastic design. Would you please be able to make a tutorial?

    Thank you,

    – A.


    • Thank you for that. I’ll review the model again and try to improve it. Then, I’ll construct the CP or write the instruction with diagram and post it here as soon as possible. 🙂


  2. Thank you! I also love your Pegasus:

    I haven’t seen one that looks like this – it’s really difficult to find a design that still looks complex but doesn’t require hours of folding. Really great stuff, would love to learn these and give you a mention on my personal blog in an origami arts project I’m beginning in the UK.

    – A.


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