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Here are the complete instructions for folding my origami Hydralisk, from StarCraft. This package includes detailed diagrams, with photos of every step as well as intermediate folds. There is also a photo gallery of the finished model.

Enjoy! Hope it was worth the wait! :D

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Update:
I've uploaded a video of the folding animation to YouTube: [link]
It's just a lower quality version of what's already here, but hey, now it's on YouTube! :lol:

Update:
Stuck on step 11? Or any other step? ;)

Then check out this narrated tutorial video I made of the entire sequence, in eight parts:
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 1 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 2 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 3 of 8 (Step 11)
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 4 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 5 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 6 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 7 of 8
- How to make an origami hydralisk - Part 8 of 8

Good luck. ;)
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:iconjustplainfox:
justplainfox Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg I'm so excited to try this, I'll let you know if it works out! TY so much for the instructions!!
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neraste Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice model! I love Zergs and I was really interested to make a hydralisk origami. After a couple of hours, I've succeeded and the result is fine. Thank you a lot for your tutorial, it's nice and well explained.

However, you don't tell us how to manage the tail to make the beast standing on the floor. I've tried few things and then it was OK, but you may have a better way, I'm sure. Also, the head/mouth is quite hard to execute; you don't tell us many explanations (and the amount of paper is quite short in the area).

Anyway, thank you for this tutorial, and long life to the Swarm!
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helohelo6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Im to confused!
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Shen-Tao Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
You, Sir, are a f**cking GENIUS... AND I MEAN IT!!!! *__________*
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Haha, thanks. :)
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PeteriDish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderfully made instructions! a llama for that! =)
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QuickSand5 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks for making this, now i have something to spend all my minerals and vespene gas on xD. I've made a swarm. :iconhydraliskplz:
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Awesome. Any pictures of your new swarm? :)
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:iconquicksand5:
QuickSand5 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i'll post my custom made one and link it to you. I've been trying to make a custom made zergling from how you made ur hydralisk, but i cant seem to ge thte feet right, i mean, i can get his back carapace his top 2 arms his body, and head and then i run out of paper xD
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Nice. Did you try my origami zergling tutorial video? [link]
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:iconquicksand5:
QuickSand5 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no that took way to dam long to do 2-3 folds so i just went off ur hydralisk design.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Heh, I'll let you know when I have a shorter video or photo instructions. :p
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:iconquicksand5:
QuickSand5 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ok, thanks :P
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Einahpets1007 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
i got to the step right after step 11 then quit whining and crumpling my paper up.....when it comes to frustrated folds like that i tend to reduce to the mindset of a 7 year old despite being 18 XD
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sortepolaroid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Hey! finally finished the hydra, thanks, it looks awesome! :D [link]
Also my zergling from the other tutorial: [link]
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Awesome, your hydralisk has a lot of personality! I like it. :D

The zergling is very nice too. Looks like you got it to hold its shape very well. You know you can pull out the top arms to the side more so they look like they're coming out of the same shoulder as the lower arms? That's really how it should be - in the photos I took I just hadn't figured that out yet. :p
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bengti2 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dear god, after 2h i give up, damn u arms!!! haha
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seccro Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I have no idea how to complete step 9 its nonsense
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Really? Step 9 is just a precrease, nothing fancy - just fold the flaps to make a crease, then unfold. It's a simple valley fold - pretty much the simplest possible fold you can do in origami. Maybe you're thinking too hard. ;)
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Emka88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Like it! :D
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Protoss4ever Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Awesome ! Now make a lurker...BTW have you played SC2?
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lpeti93 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Very nice model, my enemies were the steps 15-17 (your video helped). Do you know that there's no "step 29" and there are two "step 30"? Thanks for making the diagrams available
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Heh. Finally fixed the mysteriously missing Step 29! ;)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Wow, good catch. :o I'll fix that Step 29 issue sometime, thanks.
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lpeti93 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
[link]
This is how it loosk like, not perfect but not so bad either. :)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Yeah, not bad. I think it turned out pretty well! :)
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lpeti93 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I'm working on an origami zerg drone, I'll upload it to dA. Just curiosity: did you have so much fun (and so many hard time) while the designing process as I do?
I'll notify you when I'm done with it :)
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Cool, definitely let me know when it's uploaded! :D I hope I had as much fun while designing as you have! I'd say it was pretty fun. ;)
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Arrieva Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this!
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
You're welcome! :D
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, I just came back to this model and did it again with some nice golden metallic origami paper:

The design still retains it's luster! ^^
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axcho Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Nice. Metallic paper is always fun, because of how easy it is to sculpt. Great for hydralisks. :D
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derikvyreflame Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep XD it looks very neat and crisp
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suprmecommander2 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
mine doesn't stand. it's the first time i tried though, and i finished. i also got a compliment in a conversations with my brother. "Look, it's a Hydralisk." "Wow, and it actually looks like one, too." and he did NOT say it sarcastically
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koesir Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
man this sure takes skill.

i did it for 2 hours and resulted in piles of crumpled papers :D
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Heh, indeed it does. Much practice, much patience. You'll get it eventually though, don't give up. :D
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tournesol Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tried fore couple hours and few times and no use. I can make the first "hard part" but to the other side, no way. I don't know why but I can't seem to get this done. Great tutorial though! Def not failing because of bad tut just bad folder
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Hmm, did you try the tutorial videos? That could help: [link]
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:icontournesol:
tournesol Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried but still didn't figure it out. It's okay, I will buy new stack of papers and get down to it some day. Usually, I find it really difficult to follow video tutorials anyways
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axcho Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Okay, let me know how it goes. Nothing wrong with taking a few years off to hone your origami skills before trying again. ;)
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Stik-figures-da-bomb Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Filmographer
err... ok i watched your vid but i got lost when you were folding the arms -.-
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Stik-figures-da-bomb Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011   Filmographer
... i don't get step 11 and my internet is slow and it took me 1 hour just to load the vid for 2 mins only!!
and then my i pressed the stupid google toolbar by accident!! D:<
i hate SLOW INTERNET!!!!

please help!!
is it like FULLY unfold? or what? o.o
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PhantomeDiclonius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I WANT YOUR ORIGAMI SKILLS MAN :iconiwantitplz:

Me and my little brother had alot of fun doing this :D we we're so excited to start :D

we we're so happy to find this~ thanks so much for showing us how to do a Hydralisk origami. Also a Zergling origami~
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nekkikaty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
está increíble el hydralisk!!
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StarigamiCraft Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Today, I tried to make an origami Ultralisk, but instead I found something that could be made into in INfested Terran. I'm almost done with it; just need to make the legs.
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:iconaxcho:
axcho Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Hmm, cool. :) Post a picture when you're done!
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StarigamiCraft Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Couldn't really make the Hydralisk (had to search on YouTube) . . . but I created an origami Zergling about a week ago. . . Only problem is that it doesn't stand up.
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StarigamiCraft Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
OK, just looked at some Zergling pictures. Mine's not so good, but I'm a bit of an amateur. Also, it was the first origami thing I created.
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StarigamiCraft Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Scale from 1 to 10, I'm probably 7 or 8.
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Flying-emu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Writer
Very impressive.
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