BOS Booklet 18
This is an updated version of a BOS booklet first published in 1982. The diagrams are all hand drawn by Paul Jackson and are fairly easy to follow. The booklet features a total of 18 models – 8 are from single squares, 3 from equilateral triangles, 3 from pentagons and 1 from a hexagon. The booklet includes instructions how to create the triangle, pentagon and hexagon needed starting from a square. All the models are 3-D and Paul has done an excellent job with his diagrams. About half are boxes or containers and the rest are miscellaneous subjects including a cube, a star, a flower and a tetrahedron.
Many of the models start with some pre-creasing but overall I would describe the models as easy / low intermediate in difficulty. I recommend using paper that will hold creases well eg something like foil. I was lucky enough to meet Philip Shen while visiting Hong Kong in both 1990 and 1994 and recall that he often folded his models using foil obtained from old soup packets. My favourite models are the dish-1 and dish-2 which I would describe as classics. Both are fairly easy and have a very nice locking move at the end and make a nice centre piece on a dinner table.
Shen was highly creative during the 60s and 70s and was noted for his exquisite style of dishes and bowls. Sadly only a small number of his creations ever got diagrammed. Most of his models have an interesting folding method and locking method. This and the BOS booklet #70 by Boaz Shuval are the only publications ever done exclusively of his work. It is good to see that this BOS booklet is now available again and newer folders can enjoy his style of work. The booklet is recommended.