Awesome Origami Aircraft Models of the World's Best Fighters




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/30/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x10.75
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781412047890

About the Book

The wait is over! This book brings one of man's best technological achievements - fighter jets - to the origami world and further supports the ancient art of paper folding. Art imitates life, but for this book, paper imitates the beauty, versatility, and potentially destructive power of man's flying aircraft. This book is designed for both the origami purist as well as aircraft model hobbyist, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instuctions illustrated for both beginners and experienced folders alike.

Original design for three different paper base sizes include: (a width half sheet of 8.5 x 11) 1:2.6, 3:1, adn 3.5:1. Some of these fighter jet models include the F-14, F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, MIG-29, SU-27, Typhoon, Rafale C, and Gripen are some of the best fighters from around the world. There is even a model stand design fo rthe display of your origami aircraft to complete and showcase your work. With interest, you can design unit colors and markings of your favorite country's fighter squadron with the use of a computer, printer, and self-adhesive labeling sheet.

These fighter models demonstrate the ancient craftmanship of origami combined with figures of the modern world of flying machines. Hobbyists will enjoy the artistry and younger children will discover an amazing and challenging craft that helps teach patience, persistence, and creativity.

About the Author

Tem Boun has practiced the ancient art of origami since childhood, when a simple illustration of an origami crane sparked a passion for origami that has lasted over two decades. After being medically denied to enter the Naval Flight Officer training program for the U.S. Navy, his desire to become a fighter pilot blossomed into designing the F-14, F-18 and other series of fighter jets he wished he could learn to fly. Tem is an MBA graduate from Upper Iowa University. He is a small business owner, who works, lives and folds in Iowa. Be on the lookout for the second book of his origami 'How-To' series, titled -Awesome Origami Jets that Fly.