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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. Kashiwazaki

    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.
  4. Kashiwazaki

    Papertrain Thread

    That's funny, I have never thought about those on mine either... xD
  5. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    That's no prison bus actually. They use these as personnel carriers, and occasionally for the Police music orchestra. But indeed the cheaper/older buses (Otokar, Temsa, some Van Hool, and older MAN Lion's Coach and Neoplan models) end up as cell buses, or「häftlingsbusse」(inmate bus), along with some converted trucks. Half of these belong directly to the German Dept. of Justice, so they sport the「JUSTIZ」markings, instead of the traditional「POLIZEI」markings.
  6. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Ends here the European marathon, with two Comfor Class 400 models: S416 GT-HD of the German Police and S417 GT-HD of the Germano-Greek company Midia Tours. The S416 is now built and looks like this. As usual, use 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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    Regrets in transit fanning

    One regret I can remember of, is not having saved up for visiting the BusWorld 2017 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Yutong was exposing their T12 HDH, one which is growing even more interest on me.
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    Model vehicles (Except buses)

    Make way for Nikko's most acclaimed 1/10 Street Cars Series. the Lamborghini HURACAN Super Trofeo!! ^^ Strongest point: it's actually faster than the announced 10-12kmph, and is very light for the size. Lowest points: has no working lights whatsoever, and some parts look a bit fragile. Price tag: $114.76 in today's currency (converted from CHF114.-). Right now, I am customizing it to become an Itasha like the「EMT」Super Aventador. I may also try to find out how to install working lights, even including directional/warning lights. and a RGB LED band circuit for the underside. Hope you liked it. ^^
  9. Kashiwazaki

    Supercar getaway

    Indeed, the Dubai Police is notorious for owning quite a bundle of hypercars in their arsenal... Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ford Mustang, Maserati, Nissan GT-R, you name it... Would like them to go even more hardcore and commission high end race cars, such as the Huracan Super Trofeo or a higher class NASCAR though, I think it would give out a VERY interesting chase even to the most current supercars around.
  10. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Congratulations SWITZERLAND for being qualified - with great effort - to the next phase of the World Cup! And what good way to celebrate it, is with their most famous road transportation trademark, the Post Buses, specifically the Setra S319 GT-HD in both tour (originally introduced by AWM) and regular service (according to my concept). As usual, use 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. As current orders (l'Oiseau Bleu notably) are already taking a bit too long, that's where I will now direct my focus. Nevertheless, I also saved a couple images, and decided to open up to your suggestions for three Euro buses; therefore, choose wisely.
  11. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Just when I think I won't create a new one that fast, it comes, like out of the blue... xD ...Especially when it is an Euro one just for the fun - for which I renounced to make since long ago - like this Setra S319 GT-HD... I will exceptionally allow this blank here, while I expect you guys to treat it well and keep the credits untouched. Also, here is one color scheme I expect to apply soon enough, much likely the real reason why I wanted to make this Setra anyway.
  12. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Was I too fast...? xD These are Neoplan N1217/3 Cityliner C models. The next one I printed along is a N1217/2, which I should be building either tomorrow or by the weekend; I share it here with the same kind of adjustments as this latest one. 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.
  13. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Another exception comeback to Europe: Neoplan N1217/3 Cityliner C,「Rinder Reisen」. I could probably buy the Rietze model, but then I knew that this would look far better at a larger scale. I will print these Wednesday - along with the remaining customer orders - and spend the late week days and weekend building 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.
  14. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    History is brought back from about nine years ago, when I created my very first papercraft bus on the CPTDB. The Van Hool TD925 is now fully updated, ready to receive it's paint scheme as asked by the customer. Still, I tried something else on this fresh update, by going straight to the Netherlands, precisely in Tubbergen, where ter Beek Reizen is based. They actually have TD927 models only, along with some other single floor Van Hool and even Jonckheere models, but still, I applied what I was seeing on those TD927 and readjusted the paint scheme to this TD925, remarking that this was just an excercise before I move on to the order itself. I'm not building this one myself, but anyone else here is welcome to. 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. Blank patterns are available to selected people only.
  15. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Another returning customer's grand approach: a bus driver at l'Oiseau Bleu (Sierre, Switzerland) will have his Birthday by mid-July. My new commission is to create a Van Hool TD925 like the one on the first photo, as a gift from the company's CEO to the driver, and build two out of that (one for the former's current collection and another for the latter's Birthday delight). By one way, this leads to yet two others, a differently painted TD925 (second photo), and a - possibly still commissioned - TD924 (third photo). This also comes in the advent of completely refurbishing the one I created back in 2009/2010. Because Buchard's TD925 is to leave the fleet as soon as a grand double deck surprise comes*, I decided not to update it. In the meantime - if I have enough time and especially patience - two or three more colors for the Japan Beulas Cygnus group will be made. Now, let the real fun begin!! ^^ *USELESS to try asking what this surprise might be; it's a secret trusted to me by a high rank worker, given he knows I would like to hear about it. xD