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Kashiwazaki

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About Kashiwazaki

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    +Absolute Otaku+ Kashiwazaki Love!

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    http://megamoonliner.webs.com
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    Touya-ku, Hokkaido-ken, Japan
  • Interests
    I am a full-on Otaku: obssessive for Japanese general culture, especially Anime, videogames and eventually Japanese coaches and trains, mainly the Shinkansen.
    I definitely disconnected from the rest of the world in what concerns buses and coaches, including in my place, where I now look to a coach that used to be spectacular in a different way; basically I now look at them like 'ordinary' coaches, with not much interest.
    This is due to a phase I am passig right now, a change of pace I decided to adopt (in order to move forward and change for better, sometimes we must leave many things we used to like behind).
    Other interests beyond this are scale modeling and - sometimes - going to disco and playing football.
    Three of my everlasting dreams is to go live in Japan like a real full-on otaku, buy my favorite car and "moe-fy" it into a good itasha and even more difficult, the people to stop being apathetic to all the world's curses and do something to reverse it!!
    My biggest source of inspiration for my whole life - including my work, my hobby and my family and friends relationships - is my favorite character, Kashiwazaki Sena from the 「I Don't Have Many Friends/僕は友達が少ない」 Anime.

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  1. Kashiwazaki

    Reactions to Transit Enthusiasts

    I remember sometime more than one and 1/2 years ago, when I visited Genoa and found myself first time with a 15m, brand new Irizar i6. That one belongs to Student Agency (Czech Republic). Guess what?, that asscrap driver just kept flinging the birdie at me, crossing his arms and doing a poor show of anger... Eventually I never deleted the pics I got, but I didn't post them anywhere, and in the end, the phone I had these pics at was destroyed. Even after the incident, my affinity sister (not anymore now) secretly snapped a pic and sent me, only to be lost as well, I think because I didn't want to carry such abhorrent first time... I accounted to make a papermodel of it, but now, not even if the company paid me for, I would just say「Imprison your drivers into a thorough and brutal reeducation program first, and then we'll see, maybe yes, maybe still a round NO!」. It truly was my most awful reaction ever, really poor minded, these Czech drivers... Note to self: a Czech bus around, ALWAYS AVOID it, don't even slip your phone or camera off.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Hyundai, quite obviously. I see a preceding Universe model on background. I too made the Universe Xpress Noble new design, though only in Japanese spec.
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    transit authorities with paper buses

    Received cutouts from Blaguss (Vienna, Austria) this morning and assembled them right away. As expected, the bases are from Rietze. Blaguss' in-house graphics designer made the scheme for the S515. However, while the double deckers were printed in Germany as punch-off, pre-folded sheets, the ones made by the Blaguss designer seemingly were printed back in Vienna, on too light sheets and not pre-cut, but they provided me with a base, which will allow me to cut right through the lines otherwise pre-cut.
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    Paperbus Thread

    What's the point of quitting the forum when membership is always free? Rather, you just leave it as is, and when you come back, you know your account is still there; I think it's simplest thing to do. Ovomaltine anyone??? ...Because「with Ovomaltine, you won't achieve it better, but for LONGER」... xD As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    One more of the Dr. Richard family, the Setra S411 HD. The way I see, this may well be among the last ones being manufactured, before the S511 HD took over, and such can be seen on that little sensor in the front bumper, where the distance guard sensor is located. Next up - and as I promised - I will be preparing the S516 MD, becoming the first Comfort Class 500 MD I have ever made. As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    I once made a Blaguss unit which was no longer in the fleet: a Mercedes-Benz Tourino was part of the President fleet, but has since been replaced by a Setra S511 HD. So this time I did a larger one of the President fleet, a S515 HD. One next project requires remaking the Comfort Class 500 into the new MD models, precisely for the need of making one S516 MD for one of Dr. Richard's subsidiaries, Kowatsch, who is known to own at least one of these. It's probable that tomorrow is the said day, and I will be using the S516/2 HD to make it happen - it will be a quick task, just lowering the height and modify certain details. As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Kinda sudden turn into France, here is the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo 15 RHD of Keolis. But first, there's two things: 1. it's somewhat rare from me, but in this case I had to resort to someone's (Alexander Ly, mentioned on the underside) color palette and certain details in order to obtain a satisfactory result and 2. this color scheme's position doesn't represent the exact one, but an alternative one from a slightly longer two axle model, as photos of this specific model were scarce. With this aside, here is. EDIT: A new model was made, this time of a company which is no more since 2015; I am talking about Arno Büttner Busreisedienst, of which I saved a photo two years ago or so, but never imagined it apparently filed for insolvency, or probably was absorbed directly into another company. Either way, they had very interestingly schemes on their two only vehicles, a Neoplan Euroliner and this Cityliner, so I decided to make the Cityliner to immortalise it. As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Sorry guys, but I'll pass. If I make any US vehicles, it will be coaches (probably even some cabover trucks and pickup trucks, such as the Chevy Silverado Concept anytime later), and only if I feel like doing it, and consequently if I can find acceptably good graphic resources. You will have to address yourselves to the usual guys for that matter. My side sees a peculiar late 1990's design Neoplan Skyliner optimized for maximum passenger capacity; these Skyliners combine the comfort of a long range double decker and seating to the max, ultimately sacrificing all of it's luggage room; obviously a trailer can be attached to these to recover it's lack of luggage compartment, so if anyone is interested, I can also issue a generic trailer, like the ones I made for the Marti Reisen models I did a couple years ago. Van Gerwen of Veldhoven (the Netherlands) has - or had, if such case applies - some of these, so here is a generic model. [1/70 template available on demand] For the record, this is the second time I make a model of van Gerwen's, the other one being a N5218 Starliner L (use the「Search」feature to locate it). As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Then, it happened... My very first try at a low entry bus honors Dr. Richard's Setra S418 LE Business. [1/70 template available on demand] And as I scoured the Web to complete it, at least two photos permitted me into making their S516 HDH Top Class as well. Not sure about which one to do exactly next, but I have a hunch I can take their Austrobus subsidiary's S150 Panorama on, in a display of remarkable preservation of what is now one of the most legendary Setra models ever, still in very active service like new. Another completion is half fantasy: Setra never had a 15m long TopClass, reserving that titanic size to the ComfortClass. Still, I wanted to see how far could it go, if I added one more meter, and below is the result. As I too opted not to publicly post blank patterns here, I choose Janssen Reisen of Wittmund, Germany; as a remark, this company indeed has (or had, if it is the case) Setra models in their GT class (while the intercity vehicle class sees a number of Setra models, particularly the rare SG321 UL and most recently, S417 UL), though none are of either the 400 or 500 generation. So the other fantasy thing about this, is applying these colors on a bus generation which doesn't exist, at least for now. [1/70 template available on demand] As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Then, it happened... My very first try at a low entry bus honors Dr. Richard's Setra S418 LE Business. [1/70 template available on demand] And as I scoured the Web to complete it, at least two photos permitted me into making their S516 HDH Top Class as well. As usual, use this under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures. Not sure about which one to do exactly next, but I have a hunch I can take their Austrobus subsidiary's S150 Panorama on, in a display of remarkable preservation of what is now one of the most legendary Setra models ever, still in very active service like new.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Looking back in time and visiting the website of the association for the Japanese culture promotion I am a member of, I noticed the photo album of the last「Destination Tokyo」event on it's fourth edition, where I participated. Among these photos were two taken at my stand; one was directed at the bus collection I created until that time. These are actually a small portion of the collection, I giving priority to those carrying Anime figure decors, such as my fictional「Kaguya Luxury Highway Bus」and some real life operators, such as Hokkaido Bus and Hato Bus. I already made my inscription to take part on the fifth and anniversary edition, to be held by 20/21 October, much stronger than ever before and with new and exciting demonstrations for Anime fans. That aside, some modifications were made to my Van Hool TX24 of JR Bus Kanto, officially replacing the ones of my previous post.
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    Paperbus Thread

    Finally another completion! Actually this has been done before, but as a preliminary; now, this one is the definitive version, 100% true to the real thing. Van Hool/SCANIA TX24, Japan Railway Bus Kanto. [Files replaced, see THIS POST to access the updated ones] As usual, never too much to remind you about using these under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Paperbus Thread

    You obviously can, many PDs around the US have many converted inmate buses, I even dare most are former school buses, retired since they were no longer complying with current children transport regulations. It simply started with one I made and built more than two years ago, and now it turned to a "Big One", the biggest since I quit making European coaches in large scale, except client work. Now, I present to you four Dr. Richard Neoplan Cityliner variants, of which one is a fantasy "club bus" variant, an idea from a bus enthusiast and hobbyist called Stefan Frey. Cityliner 10.8m. Cityliner 12.2m. Cityliner C 13m. Cityliner L 14m. The main project itself though, is on a scale identical to when I was making the Marti Reisen fleet. Of others still to make (including Dr. Richard subsidiaries): Setra S411 HD Setra S415 HD Setra S417 GT-HD Setra S431 DT Setra S516 MD (Kowatsch) Setra S516 HD Setra S418 LE (Watzke) Setra S515 HD (Watzke) Neoplan Skyliner Classic models and current service subsidiaries with preceding colors also get in: Setra S317 (Albus) Made and built three years ago. Neoplan N128 Megaliner Made and built three days ago. Setra S14 Panorama (Austrobus) Setra S315 HDH Volvo 9900 12m (Austrobus) Neoplan Skyliner (Watzke) More photos will surface, notably of their S516 (probably S517) HDH, as I have almost none right now. As usual, never too much to remind you about using these under the rules; refer to my signature for them, or ask me the integral, if you're using a mobile device not supporting signatures.
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    Papertrain Thread

    Well, guess you can make them yourself... I have other priorities (finishing an Itasha is one of the most important), so I can't make them in a timely fashion.
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    Model vehicles (Except buses)

    Almighty monster performance Huracan Super Trofeo which is about to reemerge as the "Sena Kashiwazaki" Huracan Mega Trofeo, with a twin turbocharged, 1250hp V10 delivering raw power to the rears, neck-breaking power managed by only four technological performance marvels, three of them don't even exist IRL and would forever change the Elite performance car industry! One is the familiar ESP, while the others are the VAYCS (Variable Active Yaw Control System), Fusion Transmission (all-in-one transmission, if you'd like) and an inboard intelligent system simply called "Instinct" (detects road and weather conditions, and analyzes the driver's behavior in real time, and adjusts the suspension, rev limiter, fuel injection rates, etc based on those circumstances for maximum control and performance). Theoretically, a car this powerful and advanced could kill the 0-62 in just below two seconds, into a max speed in excess of 250mph; constant adjustments carried out by the "Instinct" could beat the Nurburgring Nordschleife in about five minutes, perhaps less. Rear quarter. Full broadside.
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