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Kashiwazaki

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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. Not always, sir... Actually one example of unburying the past is what I did today (my latest Paperbus Thread post); updating a Volvo/Drogmoller 9900, first made on June 2014. That's quite a long, long way back into, if you ask. xD
  2. Almost exactly five and a half years since I first created the old Volvo/Drogmoller 9900, a major update has been finally done! The chosen colors are of a vehicle IdealTours (Sachsen, Germany) used to operate, and - last I have seen - has been in operation for A.H. Turistfart (Vojens, Denmark). As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section). The only change in relation to the model made in 2014 is the rear front, which now has rounded corners, eventually improving realism; it has not yet been tested, but my eyesight (still perfect) tells me it is well achieved. Might not be the case, but anyway I will assemble it in the following days, consequently putting the other six models I still have to assemble aside. Another aspect is, both the two axle and three axle 9900s IdealTours, as well as the three axles with A.H. Turistfart had wheel covers, but because I myself like to assemble them with the much nicer Alcoa style wheels, I didn't bother myself to make the covers; if you still want to build this with the covers, I can make that at any given time.
  3. I even tried to appeal to anyone who could have them, but no one responded. I'm not in a mood of doing them all over again, though.
  4. First two 2017 Tourismo models are RHD16/2 and RHD17, both FLiXBUS. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section). Many more will eventually come, as new buses are still being delivered. As far as I am concerned, Gossi in Switzerland may be the very first Swiss company to own one, a RHD16/3; if anyone with good drawing skills is advented for helping me out to make this complicated scheme, you're most welcome. (photo below, (C) Gossi Carreisen)
  5. I remember doing a MP36 with Bombardier two-level cars of CalTrain, but they were stored on MajHost and I had no backups (the originals were lost when my old laptop had a blue screen error), while the file hosting site went down for good.
  6. The Mercedes-Benz Tourismo RHD 2017 model year is out now! ^^ And for the - maybe - first time, I made ALL of it's models in a straight, instead of doing each of them only when necessary. RHD15, RHD16/2, RHD16/3 and RHD17 are all part of the complete menu, while the Tourismo K will come someday later.
  7. If two hours apart is still considered double posting, then I'm very sorry. ^^; Anyway, one last for today, is a more modern looking Setra from the Greek operator Zorpidis Travel, a S416 HDH. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section).
  8. New stuff lands in; both represent brands, but while one is my own bus brand, the other is Mitsubishi Fuso's AeroQueen. 「K」by Dolce & Gabbana and Mizuno, respectively. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section).
  9. Then that tells it all... That's another Mercedes-Benz Travego I was looking at, but this time in service with a company in it's native Germany, and bigger: Anker Busreisen in Luneburg. I believe this is one I will enjoy a lot. Of note, I used different graphics on some areas, as I couldn't find the exact ones; still, it shall stay as good as a 'revised vehicle repaint'. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section). Because I will finally fold on my current job in three days, I foresee more time on my hands to make some more, as time goes on, and until I get a new job. I also have plans to finally start developing the brand new Mercedes-Benz Tourismo (the new Travego is out of question, as 1. this model is only available in Turkey and part of the Balkans, therefore these areas are not my interest, and 2. I found it's design pretty much awful, looking too much like the truck whose front bumper seems to have been simply bolted in). Half an hour later, I went back into Albania, and this second comeback is in the same company as before: Ruci tours in Vlore, with what is a predecessor of the Setra S517 HDH I made which they have, the S317 HDH, nowadays a very much respected veteran. Of notice, they also operate the S417 HDH; in fact, a myriad of other models of whose I have the bases of are being operated by Ruci Tours, which means I have quite some "business to do" in Albania! xD As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section).
  10. Already tried the search engine?
  11. Three more, that's two of my fantasy brand - both 15 meter long Kashiwazaki Coaster「Helyx」- with colors of two real Swiss companies which are friendly direct contacts of mine - Beroche Excursions of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchatel canton and GBS Carreisen of Susten, Wallis canton - and one which is 100% real, MB Travego Bluetec VI of Siegrist Reisen in Eiken, Aargau canton. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section).
  12. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. The first two 15 meter long two-level HELYX have been delivered; both bound for Switzerland, one for each company. First one is GBS Carreisen, based on the German speaking side of Wallis, while the second one is for Beroche Excursions. They may be very large at 15 meters, but their platform makes them as uniquely agile as ever. The second and third axles are very spaced, and all wheels turn, for maximizing that agility. They are also equipped with the latest on multimedia entertainment, as well as safety programs, including ESP, lane assist, fatigue detector, adaptive suspension, dead angle monitoring, and so on. As with all of the HELYX models, their lower level can comfortably accomodate up to three wheelchairs, the access stairway to the upper level being located just behind the driver, itself compact but wide enough for easy access. The restroom is also oddly positioned between the rear door and the second axle, the reason being maximizing on the luggage hold capacity.
  13. A third Kashiwazaki Coaster Vega is out, and it is an unusual UK spec (RHD as usual, but with a middle door on it's right side); I decided on the Viking Cruise Line, featuring their newest vessel, Viking Jupiter, which entered service earlier this year. Also, a new Kashiwazaki Coaster model hits the line-up: Ganymede is of the exact same type of the Hino S'elega HD/Isuzu Gala HD and the Mitsubishi Fuso AeroAce. I start with colors of Morinami Kotsu, Ichihata Bus, and JR Bus Kanto. Many more colors will eventually appear, notably the JR Bus Tohoku inspired on the Hayabusa and Komachi Shinkansen color scheme, another inspired on the now venerable KiHa 40 Series DMU train as used in Hokkaido, Kintetsu, Ayashi Kanko of Sendai, Shimoden, Enoden and Hato Bus, as well as a 9m model, and Euro and potentially North America configurations, with their various lengths. As usual, you are NOT allowed to either modify or post elsewhere (refer to the rules on my signature section below or request them if unable to see this section).
  14. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. Another new model has been added to the line-up: GANYMEDE is named after our Solar System's largest moon, one of Jupiter's - itself the biggest planet - Galilean moons. GANYMEDE is the hi-decker to competing with others of the kind, such as Hino's S'elega HD (or Isuzu Gala HD) and Mitsubishi Fuso's AeroAce. With it's world premiere, so as three customers have commissioned their own units; Ichihata Bus (4 of 10 units delivered), JR Bus Kanto (4 of 6 units delivered) and Morinami Kotsu (4 units delivered). We are also opening this model up for the following countries/regions: Europe (except Ukraine, Turkey and Romenia) Russia North America Greater East Asia (except Philippines, Indonesia, the Koreas, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Mongolia) Oceania We are also willing to set up an assembly line overseas for facilitating worldwide distribution, and two countries and a province (all issued on direct behalf of their respective governments/transportation ministeries) have already expressed their wish to bid: China, Australia and the province of Hong Kong.
  15. Kashiwazaki

    Cars

    In a nutshell, cars I own are a 4-inline 2011 BMW X1 and V6 2005 Mazda Tribute. Other cars I tested/drove during driving school, in chronological order: Honda Civic Type R FN2 (school) Toyota Vitz TRD Sport (school) Civic Type R FK2 (school) Civic Type R FK8 Ford Focus Carving Suzuki Swift (Sec Gen) Ferrari Portofino Toyota C-HR AT BMW Z4 M40i I have plans to try other cars, notably BMW M2 Competition, Alfa Romeo Giulia QV and Stelvio QV, Nissan R35 GT-R and Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Urus. I was very close to try Ferrari's 812 Superfast, but then the agent told me it's a very demanded car and is kept only for those wishing to buy it, for the customers to define their tailor built cars.
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