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About Kashiwazaki

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    +Absolute Otaku+ Kashiwazaki Love!

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    Touya-ku, Hokkaido-ken, Japan
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    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. Paperbus Thread

    For all of those who enjoyed the last 「Re:ゼロ/Re:Zero」 papercrafts, here is a little something else, joining the two favorites Emilia and Rem. The coach itself is still in service with Ecoro Sightseeing livery, though not with this special wrap, if one wonders...
  2. Anyone create their own transit system?

    If you have a smartphone and an eMail account associated to this forum, you can activate your phone's eMail inbox to get the eMails you need, including from here. Otherwise if you did so already, you can try to check on your CP for eMail preferences. KAGUYA News. Another update which comes quite late, but at least it's massive news: the three latest Kaguya units - 2x Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen and 1x Neoplan N5215 Starliner - and only three in the world made with parts coated in real 24K gold are finally commissioned and WOWing the entire nation! Ram, Rem and Emilia - as these units were called - are also a tremendous success in the custom charters too, including VIP charters with major luxury cruising companies such as Princess Cruises and Cunard, which, known as being among the most high-end luxury cruise companies, always seek the best in transportation to and from the harbors. Our three most expensive and lavishly decorated units are also very procured for short and sometimes medium courses, including trips up to five days to the most awe-inspiring locations in Japan: in three weeks already, these units already made a total of 27 trips, including harbor/hotel transportation, the Great Phoenix Temple of Byodo-in, the historic Kyoto area, Yokohama, Akihabara, the Great Buddha of Todaiji, and Himeji, Kumamoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Matsumoto, Matsumae castle and others, and a very special transportation of Emperor Hirohito and part of his family from his residence to the Harbor of Yokosuka to board the all new 「IZUMO」 destroyer/heli carrier for participating on the upcoming RIMPAC 2017. Now, we will concentrate our efforts and funds to work out a cruise liner under the previously mentioned criteria; there isn't a name yet, not even a class name, just project codenamed MHI201795000, a vessel up to 95,000t, to be built at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard.
  3. Anyone create their own transit system?

    We once tried city/intercity services, but they ended up not being as popular, especially the 「Ridge Cruiser」 first class intercity service. North American vehicles in our fleet are an omen, as one MCI model we still operate demonstrated; constant mechanical problems and poorly developed electric circuitry made us revamp everything mechanics and electrical system from zero, by replacing the engine with a Mercedes-Benz and have our specialized team project a fully taylored electric plant. It is a miracle this vehicle stayed, thanks to some customers expressing their interest in boarding/hiring a North American vehicle. The modifications paid off nevertheless, but our deal with Motor Coach Industries, other two North American manufacturers and the Chinese Anhui Ankai ended, with MCI being the first after just two months of insufficient quality and a refusal in authorize building of their vehicles in our installations with better materials and methods.
  4. Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA News. From the blueprints to the assembly line, the three 「Re: Zero」 special vehicles are being built! The custom 24k gold parts, pre-cut mahogany and marble, the custom seats, entertainment hardware, among other custom parts have come; so as we finished building the three skeleton frames - 2x Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen and 1x Neoplan N5216 Starliner. Now comes the time of putting all these parts together with extreme care, precision and, of course, the same love these characters would show us. Stay tuned, and watch as three of the world's most expensive and lavish highway liners take shape! Additionally, our newly appointed team of marine architects and invited engineers started drawing the concepts and their respective blueprints for our massive cruise ship endeavor; plans call for two designs and three sizes for each, with GRTs varying from 140,000t to 270,000t, of which one design and one size will then be chosen through pre-studied contingencies, such as estimated affluences and worldwide appeal - though we have been receiving quite positive feedback at both national and international level, especially national, China, Australia, and some countries in Europe and most of the southern US states - with further options to add a second, third, even a fourth vessel in the future.
  5. Cars

    For the first time after more than a year, the last time I passed my license, I drove a MT car all alone, while servicing for one of my bosses. And again, a Japanese car: a Mitsubishi Colt Z30, Kutani Red. A relatively fun and easy to drive five-speed utility, quite versatile, as I could witness multiple times while helping it's owner. Meanwhile, I am now looking for a good car under the equivalent of 1000 USD - many have pointed out the Subaru Justy or Cultus/Swift of the early 1990s as being very reliable, capable to beaten up for two decades and still rolling in snow like new. Or, in other words, I participated on a draw made by Subaru to win a Levorg EyeSight, worth 37,050 CHF, or 38,546 USD. I have good plans for this Levorg if I win it; first, I ask if I can have it in white, or if I can exchange for one in white, then secondly, I will project an itasha plan an then send it into a wrap-up workshop when the job has been decided. The Itasha will eventually carry costs which may rise to as much as 2000 CHF, if I include the case I must get permissions from the original creator - AIC Build of Japan - of the character I want. Whichever way, I need to buy a definitive car later - if not the Levorg, then I must see for (one or the other should be white) a Daihatsu Coo, a Honda Civic Type R FN2, Accord Type S/R sedan or a well treated Civic Type R FK2 when it's price has fairly dropped below 20,000 CHF, which will still take some time... You have any other good Japanese sports car potentially under 20,000, you may suggest me whatever you think it's the right car for life. (^^)
  6. Anyone create their own transit system?

    ...Maybe because he just signed up to this board back in April, and just found this topic? xD KAGUYA News. 「Re: Zero」 fans, rejoice!! Rem, Ram and Emilia will finally be featured on three sumptuous vehicles, respectively two Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen for the sisters, and a huge surprise regarding Emilia's one. But what will make them apart from the rest, is that these will feature the next level of lavishness: inside, they are adorned with 25 large seats made up with the finest tissues in the world, including satin, alcantara and linen; they will also feature matching color hues for each of the characters through the linen upholstery - blue for Rem, light pink for Ram and platinum white for Emilia - with armrests and other parts made with mahogany wood, with same wood decorating the center corridor floor and the front and rear pillars. All three also feature restrooms adorned with fine marble and 24 carat gold coated knobs, towel holders and toilet details, such as the flush button. The exterior chrome parts are also coated with 24 carat gold. These three are expected to cost as much as 734,000,000 JPY and 903,000,000 JPY - equivalent to 6.5 million USD for each AeroQueen and 8 million USD for the surprise model - probably making these the most expensive coaches in the world. Two main reasons for such astronomical prices rest on the gold coating, marble and mahogany required for the job, and the fact we insisted the vehicles be made within the world top artisan crafters for perfect and minute detailing only human beings can do. These marvels could only be possible with the amazing popularity our fleet has been experiencing and the revenues of our equally popular superyacht fleet, which engrossed amazing returns of about 89,150,000,000 JPY, equivalent to 790,000,000 USD in one single year, also enough to pay the maintenance of all the superyacht and highway bus fleets, a salary increase, a slight increase in overall expenses aimed at even better services and finally, donating about 50,000,000 JPY to national charity centers and saving up more for our biggest endeavour to date, the successful building and launch of our first cruise liner, to be at least five times larger that Japan's current biggest cruise liner, the 50,142 GRT Nippon Yusen Kaisha owned and operated 「ASUKA II」. What if I tell you I made more upon the Sailor Moon theme? Curious also, I took exactly the Citaro G to make a comemorative 20th Anniversary livery design upon the real Kanagawa Twin Liner model.
  7. Paperbus Thread

    Use the Search bar. It's a golden and written rule when you search something on any forum. I have been quite busy at work and almost never time to use my machine, but now I have two weeks off; orders from the Beulas representative will come here as soon as completed. Among those, a Beulas model I envisaged long ago, though it will have the distinction of being the company's only full fledged ADA vehicle, replacing the now sold Van Hool T917 Astron, whose color reverted to Laser Blue almost one year before being stricken from service. Other projects include one more Beulas Gianino for a certain company in the German side of Switzerland, and a pair of Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen, appropriately named 「Ram」 and 「Rem」, and here's for those who don't know them. Emilia will also be featured, but I will not disclose which model will be reserved for her, for now. ^w^
  8. Paperbus Thread

    That could look pretty good; the Barraqueiro for example, would fit perfectly on the AeroQueen, and I would even dare building not just one, but three exemplaries. If you are willing to do the painting on it, then I can upload you the blanks via PM. The CP one was based off a certain coach which you also seem to have on your PICSSR album; I think it was first used by CP until finally transferred to Guedes. For the AeroKing, I would still strike for Barraqueiro as well, as none of the others interest me: Rede eXpressos 「Comfort」, grey EVA, the old Minho colors or even going as bold as creating a fantasy 「excursion/voyage」 livery of STCP are better choices, in my opinion. I cannot post pics of these right now, because I am using my replacement phone, which sucks at photo quality, even much worse at low light; will try getting good photos later with a camera I got from a 「lost and found」 sort-out, as soon as I can find a USB cable for it. That's one kind of bellows I have never fully understood how to fold, to be fully honest... xD But I know it's better than the easier one, as there is no need to cut through the corners, which are subject to rip off easily.
  9. Paperbus Thread

    Been so long?? xD Just passing by to say that until early July I won't be able to bring out any new stuff, but I'm wide open for suggestions until the start of the month. The reason is that a cook's life really is body-mashing, so even during full or half days off I'm like 「Blah, screw papercrafting, I'm too tired...」, even for stuff for my own. Available models are - of course all Japanese and some Chinese - the following: Hino S'elega HD S'elega SHD S'elega R-GD S'elega R-GJ Mitsubishi Fusou AeroAce AeroQueen AeroKing AeroKing (prototype) Isuzu Gala HD Gala SHD U-LV711R UFC Van Hool Japan Astromega TX25 Neoplan Japan N516 Starliner N316 Transliner Mercedes-Benz Japan O530 Citaro O530 Citaro C2 Touro Hyundai UNIVERSE Xpress Noble (facelifted) Anhui Ankai HFF6121KZ-1 HFF6122K40 HFF6140WK07 There will also be the Volgren Optimus, of which - as most of you already know - a good number was built for a few operators in Japan, including the Nishitetsu, an already very familiar company to me, thanks to a few FB friends who are drivers at the Fukuoka City department.
  10. Paperbus Thread

    Before someone starts wondering what happened to me, here is a new bundle. Useless to say only two of these are real ones, as I am currently on vacations and only brought the Japanese bus patterns folder, as I had no more room for the rest on my flash disk. This aside, here's what I already did in the timespan dating from two days after my birthday to this very morning. Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen "HINODEN". Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen "HOKURIKU". Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen "COMBOIOS DE PORTUGAL". Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen "AUTO VIAÇÃO FEIRENSE". Mitsubishi Fusou New AeroKing "COSTA FERREIRA". And as I have plenty of time, and a relatively nicely prepared laptop and Internet to work with, much more will come, of which one more pair of Mitsubishi Fusou AeroQueen with a certain set of colors from Portugal and a truck+trailer for a certain driving school back in Switzerland will be part of.
  11. Paperbus Thread

    So far I am the only one applying that kind of details whenever feasible in terms of construction for all skill levels. However, your case of the Invero must be studied with it's respective author(s), as I am in no power to make such changes on it. You may want to either contact Cedric Collins - HoustonMETROFan - or Chris Schmidt - CR SD-2.
  12. Paperbus Thread

    There are not many photos of this, but try google for whichever more you need. Also, did you tried to search for the blank patterns on this topic?
  13. Paperbus Thread

    Anyone up to this challenge?? (^w^) I'm asking because I have very little time for these while on my machine, but PLENTY of time in between my work shifts.
  14. Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA News. Impressive as it can get, a 12 meters one-of-the-kind Setra S515 HDH is added to our Mitsuoka subsidiary. it is also one of the few full wrap luxury highway liners we have, and therefore it opens the gates to a new breed of highway buses in our fleets.
  15. Paperbus Thread

    Revision made to a "certain breed" of Beulas StergoSpica - which nearly annihilated it's manufacture mate Gianino - at the request of the man who sold three for a nearby PostBus operator. It's nothing but an update, to be honest; I added the rounded front end, to go along with the rest of his ever-growing collection now rounding the 50 units mark or so. Reminding Switzerland now has two Gianino models of the latest generation, as kind of retaliation for this near miss... xD