05 June 2013

STUVWXYZ - 8 intersecting planes - Stars

Update : There seems to be some problem with the David Petty assembly guide link. For the diagrams, go to   http://www.davidpetty.me.uk/ / Diagrams (on left side) / Clickable list of all models on this site / search for the diagrams.

8 intersecting planes - stars. Orange is the 8th plane.

I started on 15th April and finished on 17 April.

It took me 3 days to complete this model taking 1-2 hours per day. Totally I would have spent around 6 hours to cut the color printer papers to 4" x 4" size, make the units and assemble. Making individual unit is simple. Assembly gets confusing. I didn't have trouble making first half circle. While making second half there are quadrilaterals and pentagons. I simply assumed there are pentagons but when I tried to assemble that way, it went wrong. I removed / assembled at least 3-4 times until I analysed color chart/diagrammatic representation given in the book Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs. If not for the color schematic diagram it would have been rather difficult. Thanks to the author Meenakshi Mukerji.

The color schematic diagram is also given in her personal website http://www.origamee.net/
Under Diagrams, Next to Intersecting planes, there's a link [Assembly guide]. Click it.

Assembly guide also available here:

Difficulty: I would say moderate. Individual unit is easy to make. Assembly technique is also similar to ones I did earlier. Only thing is the color schematic diagram. Follow it and it is easy.

No. of units: 8 x 7 = 56 units

Base angle = 360 / 7 = 51.5 degrees.

No glue used for any of the intersecting planes models. No paper clip used while assembling.