Editor's Note: The title of this article is adapted from Mo Willem's Happy Pig Day. Thanks to Kathy Riley for inspiring this article by bringing Edwin's Pig 3 to a folding get together.
Here are a few Pig models that I’ve designed over the years.
IntermediateThe first is one of my oldest models (from 1988). It uses a Preliminary Base in a slightly unusual way, and although the ears are not well secured the finished model is simple and has a quite nice “pig-like” feel to it.
The Pig with Moving Tail starts with a blintzed version of a simple “base” or starting point that has been used in other models. At the time I was experimenting with blintzing existing bases and then opening out the flaps to see what could be done with the released paper. The result is a bit odd, and the moving tail was admittedly an unexpected bonus rather than something that was planned. In fact, to be honest, it's not really a very good action, but I kept the model because the folding sequence does have some interesting parts to it.
This model uses A4 paper and gives a quite nice and easily reproducible 3D result without the need for wet folding.
The last one starts with an original (?) base that I’ve used in a number of models. The model is 3D and is a little tricky to get just right, but it can look good if made well.