Zing Origami - 2007
I had a close encounter with a family of these cute creatures on a vacation in Florida. They were living under the hot tub of the house we were renting and could often be seen shuffling around the yard. This model uses my hex base and features a detailed shell, claws and head. The hardest part of this model was making the ears without developing any new points, and without sacrificing the closed back. Fun fact: a group of Armadillos is called a fez.

Complete with a gondola, this model extends the Origami From Space approach to terrestrial curvy flying objects. A stand can be made from an Easter egg dipper or the wire cage from a champagne bottle. Placing a marble or small stone in the basket will give it weight to keep it stable in the stand.