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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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    Male
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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

    PostBus deluge!! Let us start with the Van Hool TX25, of which four were welcomed into the Chur based fleet (arguably the largest in the PostBus). ...Followed by another recent acquisition, the fourth generation Solaris Urbino 18... ...And finally an update to a model first made long, long years ago - an update which was necessary for sending out to a certain contact of mine - the Setra S319 NF. Finally, going north into Germany, a FLiXBUS Van Hool TX25. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  2. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Well, I never said I was accepting the request, and in this particular case I must decline, because that's not a model which interests me. I'm more interested in Scania own models, such as the OmniCity, Touring and CityWide. What you proposed is a third party bodywork upon a Scania chassis/engine, much like the Beulas models I make. So to wrap it up, I'm sorry if I didn't accept your request, but frankly I have so much to do right now, not just bus papercrafts and my job, but also custom RC Itasha cars. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
  3. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    I had interest indeed, but eventually my job got tougher than ever, other papercraft orders poured in, a steady shift on my hobbies arose, and altogether made the Scania Touring - the model capturing the most attention than the others - started to fall into the Oblivion... Anyway, which particular Scania you have in mind?
  4. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Here's my next go, one which may be already rounding the world in this very moment. Avanti Reisen of Freiburg, Germany, is well known for proposing very long range coach voyages, notably the Silk Road from Germany to China, and the round-the-world trip, taking them by the Silk Road into Hong Kong, then crossing the Pacific ocean into Alaska. From there, it's an even longer way, destination being Tierra del Fuego at the Southernmost place before Antarctica. This is where this epic round-the-world trip ends; I don't know what happens to the bus next, but my best guess is that a ship will get it up the two Atlantics back to Germany. So this particular coach is an European travel federation rated five stars (Luxusliner) Setra S 515 HDH, and I plan to design it by next Friday morning (my local time). If you're interested in one, some or all the other models Avanti Reisen has, tell it before Friday.
  5. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    This place really doesn't look like the one I saw more than ten years ago!... xD Anyway here is a new one, this time 'flying' back into Spain with a superb Setra S319 GT-HD of Monbus. As far as I have been mada aware, these seem to have been mostly - if not totally - phased out, replaced by the S517 HD, including this one, license plate「8184 CZR」, which has been on sale through Monbus' own website, along with Irizar models dating from as late as 2012. A funny remark about it: it is as old as my Mazda Tribute - both first operational since 2004 - but apparently looks slightly better than my Mazda (not that I don't mistreat my car anyway, I just acquired it with some very few traces of rust and rear bumper a little broken on the left corner). Now from Spain into Switzerland, the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo 16RHDM (13 meters) of Rattin Carreisen AG in the canton of Schaffhausen. This combination of pink and light crimson had been on my mind for some time, but only now I could keep enough guts to go ahead. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  6. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    It's been over two weeks after I actually built the Beulas Glory 13,2m - ex. TMR, now transferred to the Oiseau Bleu fleet as a hockey club transporter - and again as when with the TMR fleet. Now I post them right here. The latter was built and delivered as a gift for the TMR staff, from which I got a series of gifts of their own as a response; that prompted me to further rise the flag and create a special batch of my own, by using my Kashiwazaki Coaster「ANDROMEDA」and「MAGELLAN」. The「MAGELLAN」itself comes on a peculiar paint scheme you see on the company's minibuses (of the Sprinter and Ducato styles) only, but then for a midibus like this, it's a gamble I believe it will pay off quite a lot, at least as a good concept for a future global paint scheme they might just use on new vehicles regardless of their size. There is however a second 'p1' file for the「MAGELLAN」which features my studio's logo. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  7. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Revisiting the Beulas Jewel also gives rise to a double slam: 1. the pre-facelift Jewel in the JR Bus Kanto colors which had been made long gone years ago has just been freshly updated to the current facelift and 2. it obviously beneficiates automatically from the updated front end geometry. Other update is the fixed color, sampled from the Van Hool TX25 to match. I really don't discard making the VDL Futura FDD double decker, although that would mean keeping it inside the 12 meter size, even creating an even more peculiar 9-10m model. As usual, abide by the rules (listed on the signature) if you are interested in this model in any way.
  8. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    For very long time my Beulas Jewel was sitting as the only Beulas without it's updated front end - a more rounded front end - precisely because no more Beulas Jewel models have been sold to any Swiss operator as of yet. The only recent movement about this model is the fact the 13,2 meter one in service with the Transports de Martigny et Region (TMR) has been transferred to l'Oiseau Bleu in Sierre, further to the North, for being used to carry the Hockey Club Sierre (it's possible my usual Beulas customer comes at me for it); it conserves just a few traces from when in service with the TMR. Actually, I even plan to update the TMR one and ultimately it's new visual with this front end, in line with what I do today. But now, the first colors belong to a particular Jewel in use for FLiXBUS, which I strongly believe it to be the giant 14,6 meter model; it's plain white with a somewhat vague, green banner on the sides amidships, and since I have no idea exactly how the rear looks like (if there's any banner, if the engine hood houses an Euro V or Euro VI), I decided to take the rear of a FLiXBUS Glory as reference. As usual, abide by the rules (listed on the signature) if you are interested in this model in any way.
  9. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    Before you guys say otherwise, YES this particular bus does exist IRL - as the photo (courtesy from PhotoTrans) can prove it. Being a low cost bus operator, I never thought FlixBus would ever put such an expensive 'piece of very high grade equipment' to the fleet. Because there are no rear side photos however, I decided to just use the Setra Comfort Class 500's back as reference, and leave that area between the rear windshield and hood for adding any customized orange destination-style banner later, as we usually see on most of the rolling stock, particularly the German ones. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  10. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/KASHIWAZAKI COASTER News. Three customers in the UK are the latest interested in our Kashiwazaki Coaster vehicles; Red Rose Coaches and a newly formed thruway bus service of the Thames Turbo and also the English National Railways. While the Thames Turbo is looking at 12-13 meter hi-deckers, the ENR is rather interested in 12-14 meter double decker. Thames Turbo was also looking into low entry vehicles from us, but for the moment, we have no plans to develop a low entry vehicle, remarking also that Japanese companies very rarely use the kind of low entry vehicles as in Europe. Red Rose in the other hand is obviously looking for high-end luxury vehicles as aforementioned, but they also point to a big probability of acquiring the Magellan as well. More updates soon.
  11. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. Four days after receiving their final six units of their batch (x30 total; x20 frame-slide windows, x10 frameless windows), a Nishinihon JR Bus driver took pictures of his frameless windows model, while by the Chinatown area in Osaka, including from above. ? Useless to say it caught so much attention, as this is a totally new highway bus concept which will certainly grip the pace early in 2019 side by it's cooperative manufacturer - Mitsubishi Fusou - Hino and Isuzu. In the meantime in the US, Greyhound and Astro are interested in testing the 45" HD variant of the GALAXY (yet to be definitively codenamed) and the current GALAXY SHD, respectively. As for ANDROMEDA, the Portuguese also called up for testing it, notably Resende (Oporto district), Barraqueiro (Lisbon district) and even Joalto and Berrelhas (both Guarda district), while Barraqueiro is also looking at the 12m GALAXY and the MAGELLAN. This to say we decided to also provide ANDROMEDA for the international customers, including the Americas. KAGUYA CRUISE News. A contract has just been struck with Sumitomo Heavy Industries; through a deal made with the Meyer Werft Shipyards of Papenburg in Germany, we announce the new flagship to sail with the current GEM Class cruise ship「QUEEN EMILIA」; the EXCELLENCE/XL Class「FORTUNA」(vessel depicted is AIDA Cruises「AIDAnova」). Of the overall design, only the funnel encasing will be obviously modified, in order to reflect our own identity; passenger capacity however, will be downscaled from 6,600 to about 5,200, to give way to more entertainment/commercial facilities.
  12. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    One「GINGA」is now done... Now, on to the next ones! ^^ 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.
  13. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    The second「ANDROMEDA」of my original brand - Kashiwazaki Coaster - is JDM and flies the colors of Hato Bus. ^^ What I plan for other colors upon the JDM「ANDROMEDA」still stand, and altogether, at least three Swiss companies will also be featured, though they will be upon the longer 14m model. Of side note, yet still inside the subject, the「GINGA」is also to receive the Hato Bus colors, as the「MAGELLAN」, which will in it's turn receive two more colors, the all new Nishi-Nihon JR and Kashiwazaki Kanko (not to be confused with either my alias, the brand, or even the Anime this name truly comes from; Kashiwazaki Kanko is real and is operating mostly Hino S'elega/Isuzu Gala units). 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.
  14. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    KAGUYA/MITSUOKA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. The first KASHIWAZAKI Coaster「ANDROMEDA」to be used in Japan belongs now to Mitsuoka, the subsidiary company to the Kaguya LHB. This「ANDROMEDA」is the usual 12 meters long and it's heart is a Mitsubishi Fuso 6R10 10.7 engine developing 380hp. As for the featured hull art, the mentally deranged, yet innocent looking Shinjou Akane from the「SSSS.GRIDMAN」Anime was the chosen one, amidst a poll answered by over 9,600,000 people, the highest number ever attained (to remind, all units planned to feature an Anime character always have their character chosen by the people, to conform to everybody's demands). We are now building for Nishinihon JR, Hato Bus and a classic hommage paint scheme for Laurel Tour.
  15. Kashiwazaki

    Anyone create their own transit system?

    We already dispatched two ANDROMEDA models - a 12 meters and a 14 meters, the only lengths available - the closest to your location in Lisbon; they should arrive by 18th of the month aboard the RKK Line car carrier「MIYARABI II」. KAGUYA/Kashiwazaki Coaster News. These pictures come from Chicago, precisely from a very happy customer that's Metra. In their words, we read: 「After two days of running our four new thruway units - codenamed North, South, West and East after the routes they serve - we were lost for words on their exceptional performance and ease to maintain. A particular shout out for their patented progressive all-around steering system, which provides more confidence to the driver at negociating even the tightest downtown avenues. Customer feedback also particularly points out the exquisite and relaxing interior design, perfect for anyone who left the hassles of a long day at work. The GINGA truly proves a champion of any downtown rush hour commute, may it be in the morning or late afternoon.」 It's the enthusiasm of our customers that we can evolve to even better, even if the customer pointed no issues at all; KASHIWAZAKI COASTER Heavy Industries is - in the end - a new manufacturer built precisely by customers like you, who wish to operate something avant-garde, unique, classy, but above all, superior quality made in Japan, with the precision of a Japanese sword and the beauty of a Geisha. Test your perfect KASHIWAZAKI COASTER model now, and take advantage of our limited offer: project elaboration fees get 40% off, and warranty (normally 6 years) is extended for 8 years (offers are valid for any new orders made until 1/30/2019 5:30 JST)!
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