However, the questions should be about the craft itself ... as with origami where "How can I make a paper giraffe?" wouldn't be allowed.
Having specific model requests be off-topic makes perfect sense to me, but there may be a line where this type of question can blur from being a recipe question to being a technique question.
Because I can also see "How can I make a paper giraffe?" also being stated as something like, "Why can't I get TreeMaker to create a long enough flap for the neck of my giraffe base?"
Would that still be considered off-topic? What's the distinction? How do we determine the demarcation line between an off-topic recipe request and a technique question? Is it a matter of specificity and scope or simply whether or not someone wants to be spoonfed fish vs. learning to fish?