this is a paper model inspired by my favorite bug-squid alien: Sovereign from Mass Effect. I did look at reference pictures while constructing the base of the model - but it was all built by hand - no 3-D model included. After building it, I cut it apart and scanned it and put it in photoshop to make the pattern reproducible. There are about 35 individual pieces - and only 11 unique parts.
Also tons of thanks to troodon80