in the Robinson tradition of releasing paper plane books with almost identical
titles, here's Making Paper Planes that really fly. Published on
Silverdale Books by the same team for "Origami
Animals", it follows a similar pattern of step-by-step photos,
but this time I also added artwork to show the usual origami creases.
I think the combination of photos with symbols is potentially the best.
The design stage was a bit tortuous, with artwork lost in the post and
so on, but the final book is pretty good and has hit the book shelves
to a wave of massive indifference, unless you know better! I have certain
knowledge that it is available at a knock-down price in a remaindered
bookshop in Matlock
if you're passing that way.
The designs are mostly new Robinson originals, meaning that they will
ALWAYS fly further, higher and faster than any any rival designs out there.
Passes. A year goes by with nothing to show but more grey hairs. It
makes me look distinguished, apparently. Sterling
in the States have now published this epic, so fingers crossed it will
now go on to sell 3 zillion copies, although I'll probably not see any
extra fees ;(
The publishers blurb is really tempting: "Sleek stylish, and ultramodern,
the Needle Dart uses the traditional origami squash technique".
Coo-er missus. And today, I've found yet another edition.
It's been translated into German, cunningly using the same title as two other airplanes books I wrote that were translated. Talk about confusing ;) Needless to say, they haven't sent me a copy. Time passes and it's republished again in german, so I emailed and this time, they *have* sent me a copy ;)