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Epcot Ball by synconi Epcot Ball by synconi
UPDATE 06/08/13: after six years, we finally have a decent photo and a print! :eager:

Rainbow-coloured stellated truncated icosahedron. So many sheets of paper...

I worked out exactly how many squares of each colour I needed, and how it'd tone down in rainbow pattern...etc.
Took ages putting it together as I had a specific order in mind- worth it, though! :love:


+ Tutorial!
+ 270 modules
+ Commissions


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Given 2008-03-05
Epcot Ball by =synconi is just simply inspiring and beautiful to view! ( Suggested by WDWParksGal and Featured by PurpelBlur )
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iloveyou1989 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
So beautiful
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Charlei47 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is awesome! I'm going to do the tutorial- can I contact you if I have any questions?
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SnowyBlack Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! <3
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
wow! incredible! How long did it take? :love: :bow:
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I didn't do it all in one go but I think it took me about 3 hours to fold all the modules, and about an hour to put it all together correctly? :hug:
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Rasa13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I want to hold it and play with it! lol
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Mina-Mazar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
they look like triangular roses ! and so many spikes...must...touch !!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: It's quite bouncy, you pat it and squidges and bounces a bit! :bounce:
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Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa, this is something else. I can see why it got a DD when you first sumbitted it. 270 modules - that's impresssive in itself! Fantastic transition of the colours, too. :D
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: Thank you so much! I don't think I'd ever spent SO long on any origami model before, so this was a breakthrough. Still warms me up looking at it ^_______^
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Chookums Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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supperfrogg Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my.. it's beautiful O////O
what's inside it? It'll be an awesome hanging lamp is that even a word? ._. if you able to put a lamp inside it. Pretty colors :heart:
check the tutorial.. and .. it's waaay to complicated to follow for me ;---; maybe i need to start warming up with beginner's origami..like a plane ? :la:
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: Thank youuu! There's just air inside...for now. Never thought of putting a lamp inside- I'd have to take it apart a bit and then stick the light inside...:plotting:

Nah nah nah, the modules are SUPER easy peasy. Try making six of them and putting them together to make a cube, you'll feel proud of yourself! :hug:
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supperfrogg Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is that even possible to take apart of them? it's too beautiful to touch QAQ
i don't know how you can say it's super easy, but it worth a shot :meow: maybe i'll look up for some colorful paper and try make some modules first :yey:
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
It IS possible to take apart but would be difficult to put it all together again unless you dismantle the WHOLE thing :faint:
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ilikeleeks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, it's so intricate. Looks great! :love:
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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avguztina Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Hug 
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:love:
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avguztina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Hug 
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Kimeria87 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my goodness! :iconcannotevenplz: I really love the way you made this papercraft! The details are amazing and I can really see that you put so much effort into this! It's a work of magic! great job on this!

I can totally see why it's a DD! Well deserved!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you so much! This was my first ever DD, and it's always gonna have a special place in my heart. <333
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Kimeria87 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :love: :iconlove:
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outlire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great.  It must have taken a long time.
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Took a hefty number of hours, aye :blushes:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
So amazing!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:heart::glomp::heart:
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JyotiRaut Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :heart:
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scoobiek Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you be kind enough to show the pattern of the coloring? I have too many one-colored origami pieces in my room, haha.
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Hehe rainbow is much more fun...the top layer is red/pink, gradating to orange, yellow, green, a teeny bit of blue, then purple. :heart:
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scoobiek Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thanks. :) I may try making it in white first so I can calculate how much of the colors I need. Who knows.
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! Though, you might get fed up of folding those modules by the time you've made one ball...:p
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scoobiek Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got all the pieces folded but it sadly doesn't go into a ball :(
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh no! :( Do you think you've arranged it properly? The hexagons and pentagons formed by the modules need to be in the proper places...
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scoobiek Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I did. I'm not too sure. I packed the pieces away for the time being since I recently started college. Maybe on a break ill try again :)
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:eager: I hope you find a chance to!
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!!!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you!
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)
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Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's funny I just saw this on my updates for you and I was recently thinking about making one myself. haha :D
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
IT'S A SIGN.

You should have a bash at it, yes! Have you tried these sorts of modules before? :eager:
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Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've done a couple modulars... but nothing that crazy haha. Yeah I'll prolly try to make one once I finish all this other stuff I have to work on.  *sigh* Too much stuff to do...
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ever the human problem, too many things to do and too little time :iconsadtruthplz:
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volatilethresher3321 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
that looks really good!!!
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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volatilethresher3321 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your welcome!!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what a load of work
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synconi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
IT WAS. Pretty enough result, though :shrug:
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