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Star Ananke (variant D), back | by Michał Kosmulski
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Star Ananke (variant D), back

This is the back side of Star Ananke, variant D. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with minor differences). This particular variant differs from Robin Glynn’s version only by the direction of one fold which results in the small color-change star being located on the back rather than the front side of the model. This is the simplest modular star, in terms of folding complexity, I have been able to come up with so far.


I folded this model from an angel-themed calendar. With the start of 2020, the calendar for 2019 became obsolete but I didn’t want to just throw it away. The paper was really hard to work with and I had to use methylcellulose (MC) to stengthen it. Quite surprisingly, this failed because the paper stuck to the glass panel on which I was soking it with MC. This resulted in the paper peeling into separate layers when I tried to detach it, completely destroying the sheet. The approach which did work was to glue the calendar paper onto a sheet of sandwich wrap paper using MC. This combination held together well, came off the glass pane without any issues and was in the end good enough for folding a simple model like this.

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Taken on December 19, 2019