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About Kashiwazaki

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    +Absolute Otaku+ Kashiwazaki Love!

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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. Cars

    I agree. When I heard Mitsubishi was bringing the Eclipse back, I was actually quite enthusiastic, but when I saw something so differe at the GIMS, I was completely deceived. And yes, Mitsubishi is falling down, and their involvement on irregular emissions control like VW has contributed a lot for the cascade effect. As for Doppelkupplung, I partially disagree on the "SUV not being a real sports car due to their weight"; my X1 has quite a wide body and relatively low centre of gravity, plus it's four-inline 177hp diesel packs up quite a punch, and believe me, I compare this with the three latest generations of the Civic Type R and my own V6 203hp gasoline Mazda Tribute to say the X1 is still quite sporty. Only thing messing up is it's MacPherson suspension up front, which has nothing to do with the multilink on the back. But well, to whatever his opinions, so yes, I respect yours too. ^^
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    I don't get fooled, those wings and effects are really mostly for aerodynamics improvements, as Honda's wind tunnel simulations have shown. Some parts however, are just show-off, and that's the only thing that ticks me off a bit. About the C-HR, well yes, I prefer it's predecessor, the RSC, but again, I'm enjoying the C-HR's design too, so I guess I just have a taste for futuristic looking designs whatsoever. That's no hard time you are giving to me, that's really nothing. xD
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    I don't mind what you say, but no need to put it into larger and bolder... ^^; In other words, there are cars for all tastes, and - sorry to disappoint you - I totally disagree: the Civic Type R in my opinion just got better and better, beyond starting to use more aerodynamics to increase in stability, and the development of a suspension exclusively to eliminate most (if not all) of the torque steer problem on a car with such amount of power. Must say however, that the car is getting already too large, "it has just maxed out in power (320hp) and especially in size", exactly what I told to the dealer after the test drive. But other than that, relax, I respect your position almost as solidly as my love for Honda. xD Other cars which will remain intemporal for my tastes are the R32 GT-R, the 90's Fairlady Z 2by2, RX-7 and RX-7 Aspec, and obviously the '92 NSX-R, among a few other Japanese sportscars from 1985 to late 90's which I believe I don't need to mention.
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    No, I was referring to a kind of yaw control system which could allow you to adjust the torque between axles, even while in movement. That technology though, still needs tons of research before it can even be tested. ^^; I have a HW custom Odyssey and love it. In fact and as you probably noticed, I'm a huge Honda fan, but if you would go by a car of that kind, I have a bigger penchant for the Stream, 1990's Accord wagon, or Civic FK2 wagon. Other three good choices are the Previa, Impreza WRX STI SW and a very rare one, the Stagea RS 4S. Yes indeed, how we drive is what will dictate a car's real consumption, especially a MT one, since in most (if not all) cases, an AT will end up making the engine consume a little more.
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    Careful, it's not all about flashy, but rather aerodynamics. I'd certainly liked if a certain kind of 'technology' - Variable Active Yaw Control System - could exist already, with which you could control the torque to either of the axles without requiring a garage to do the job. That means you could have a Civic Type R for FWD comfort cruise, 4WD stability racing, or even raw and violent RWD drifting sessions. But yes, certain details of the car - like the rear bumper's 'grilles' - are not functional at all, but for improving design, or like some uneducated folks prefer, "riced out" looks. About V8, don't go that way, unless you have enough money for gas... xD My Mazda Tribute is a DOHC V6 24 valve 3000cc, producing 203hp, and has already a combined consumption of about 12l/100km compared to my mom's X1, a four-straight diesel 2000cc making 177hp and burning a combined 7-8l/100km.
  6. Paperbus Thread

    From two days ago. Last time it was a Melpha 7 HD, now the Melpha 9 HD of same company - Nihonjyo Travel - kicks in, also on the 1/70 scale. Even earlier, a Beulas Mythos 13.2m of Buchard Voyages on the 1/50 scale, which I had surplus, assembled to be put for sale for anyone around my area through the dealer.
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    I also made a test drive last week for a Civic Type R (FK8) run. Extreme in everything, especially response, ease to drive, basic controls distribution, among other features which dramatically improved since the FK2 (the one I passed my final exam with). In a more resumed way, it clearly exceeded all my expectations! ^^ It's a car I would really recommend, if you seek reliability, driving comfort, suspension that gives you confidence like no other, most needed controls right at your hand, and fast response and permanent "power drop-less" (VTEC is well known for these) in just one car! I guess one of this car's slogans -「Drive Forever」- is the right one, since it proved to be a car Mr Kakinuma (the project's head officer) said the team's main goal was to create a car the driver could place his/her total confidence in, beyond falling in love for and want to drive it forever. Maybe my time will come soon or later in my life time... ...If I get a slightly better job... xD
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    Finally acquired a car of my own, therefore liberating the BMW X1 back to my mother. A 2004 Mazda Tribute will now be my everyday car, that is until I can find a better job to buy my beloved 2018 Civic Type R! ^w^ Either way, I feel very lucky; I could end up with a bug-like car, while this one is is an extremely capable offroad car (I live in the mountains, for the record, and must go about 900m down in nearly 10km).
  9. Paperbus Thread

    SilverNet Kotsu is also out. The Keio Highway Express will be left for next week, because I work all day during this week, except Saturday morning, to be spent for relaxing. As usual, be sure to respect the TaC (see signature below, shift to classic website if on mobile device (ask in last resort)).
  10. Paperbus Thread

    One more of Nihonjyo Travel, a Melpha 7 Hi-Decker. I will now commence the last two I projected to make, Keio Highway Express and SilverNet. Then I can start laying foundations for a Noge Touring and Irizar PB for a certain client.
  11. Paperbus Thread

    First two of four Melpha 9. Nihonjyo Travel. Shiga Agent System (Ai Bus). Still awaiting cartridges, but fortunately the current ones were not 100% dry, as I could print the other two latest. As usual, be sure to respect the TaC (see signature below, shift to classic website if on mobile device (ask in last resort)).
  12. Paperbus Thread

    Well, I spent quite some time away from the house, but anyway I managed to make the Tokai University's AeroAce. ^^ All I need right now is awaiting more cartridges, as my magenta and cyan cartridges just dried out... ^^; Next up are these two Melpha. As usual, be sure to respect the TaC (see signature below, shift to classic website if on mobile device (ask in last resort)).
  13. Paperbus Thread

    It depends on each individual TaC we create independently, but the common understanding is to never repaint, but rather use blank patterns; try using the search engine, and you might just be lucky. If the aforementioned is unsuccessful, try asking around. First assembly of 2018 is one I assembled before on the 1/50 scale, and I am now complementing with the respective 1/70 scale. Now I will turn my attention for another Mitsubishi Fuso AeroAce, this time from the Tokai University, which has the distinction of being registered as a 'private passenger vehicle' (license plate with green characters over white background, just like a privately owned family car). By my examination, it will be a job for a mere half hour.
  14. Paperbus Thread

    FIRST 2018 launch!! Mitsubishi Fuso AeroAce of Keisei Group's「Tokyo Airport Shuttle」service! As usual, be sure to respect the TaC (see signature below, shift to classic website if on mobile device (ask in last resort)).
  15. Paperbus Thread

    Last build of 2017, which happens to be one of my own creations!! ^^ First of mine for 2018 is still uncertain, as I also have a Great Lakes bulk carrier (SAGINAW), the superyacht ZEUS (ex. ECO, KATANA and ENIGMA), and also some more Hino Melpha to complement the still too small handful of them. At last, I wish you all a Happy New Year! ^^