named by the Shumakovs
The snail base is not the traditional origami base. The Shumakovs have marked and named this base after the model of the Snail that was created by them. This base is used as a foundation for many their designs. There are several ways to fold this base. Here is presented one way, which uses the bird base as its foundation, and this way is shorter and more optimized. Note: If you have the CD "Oribana" you can see how many models have the snail base as their foundation.
|Valley fold the front flap's lower sloping edges over, so they lie along the middle fold-line. Press them flat and unfold them. Repeat it behind.||Valley fold the right-hand flap over to the left, as though turning the page of a book. Repeat it with the back side.||Inside reverse fold the right- and left-hand points into model. Repeat it behind.|
Diagrammed by Yuri and Katrin Shumakov
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