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Author: Jayson Merril
Publisher: Dover Publications
Published: March 18th, 2014
This is a definitely different take on origami! It starts by giving a guide to the key folds used to complete any of the models. The book then goes on to give instructions for creating models of a wide variety of war vehicles, including tanks, jets and missiles, all made using origami. It does suggest using foil as the base for making them and I suspect this is crucial to getting the more detailed folds and constructions completed accurately. There are annotated diagrams giving detailed step by step instructions, including how to fix the missiles to other models making them more fun to play with and not just models. Different sizes of base papers/foils are needed but the instructions make it clear just what will be needed to complete each one. Guidance is also provided on how to decorate the models to make them even more realistic and photographs of completed models are shared to inspire the reader to have a go!
Whilst the instructions may be too complex for total beginners, they are very detailed and clear so, with patience and resilience, most reasonably dexterous readers should be able to complete them to a good standard. A definitely different book which will be of particular interest to anyone keen on war vehicles who is also willing to have a go at this craft.
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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