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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. Sometimes all it takes is a brilliant mind having a brilliant idea... ...While you are enjoying yourself with a cup of pure Swiss made maple walnut ice cream. Like a lightning bolt it struck me straight on, and the following is the result. Silver Crown**** and Golden Crown***** versions available. The finest admiral model Mercedes-Benz has is still the Travego 17 SHD, the giant 14 meter long super hi-decker which has been so popular in Turkey, now meets the colors of Moevenpick of Switzerland, in a concept of mine which I hope it may give the sensation of bold and luxurious looks. I'm probably going straight to build the Golden Crown one in the massive 1/35 scale, then building both in 1/85 scale whenever I get more ink and photo paper. 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).
  2. It may look too much far fetched for a transit operator which was founded in 2010 and operates 'just' about 250 vehicles for the almost entirety of Savona (a seaside province of the Liguria region in Italy). But still, the idea of a Mercedes-Benz CapaCity for the TPL - Trasporto Pubblico Locale nella Provincia di Savona - isn't anywhere near bad/uninteresting. ^^ As a bonus and because the agency was founded in 2010, there is a commemorative mark in the trailer part's broadsides towards it's front. Also excited that I will be back to Savona in exactly one week, same hotel, but even more time to stay and more funds to better enjoy the place, so let's see if I can build this before I get there. ^^ 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).
  3. The first FDD2-130 is also there, Roland Zemp of Switzerland. ^^ While the Helsingor Turisttrafik one was simpler than thought, not the tide simply reverted on this one; finding proper and clean stuff to work with, I had to rely on PhotoFiltre much more. Nevertheless, when you want it done, you resort to whatever possibilities and experience you have at your disposal. 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).
  4. First VDL Futura FDD2 is out, and it is the longer, 14.1m one; as the quote above says, Helsingor Turisttrafik of Denmark was the chosen one. The paint job seemed demanding, but with just a few cleverly located traces, it became much easier to play with this peculiar, sporty livery. 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). Side note: I previously said I was considering if should I post this new model here or not, but if my rules are fully met, then new ones will come out without need to request - I will give it some time before new ones are added, in order to see if the rules are met, therefore in the meantime private requests are imposed for now. Other than that, have fun. ^^
  5. Mmmh... Guess when depression caused by problems at your job tries to take you over, you respond the best way you possibly can. My response to it is this: VDL Futura FDD2, the very first papercraft to circulate on the Web. For now, the FDD2 130, then later in the day comes the FDD2 141. I am still considering if should I post the upcoming FDD2 models here - obviously referring to completed models only - as Google unfortunately now fetches the files from here, and that may cause unwelcomed minds outside the forum to use them as they please. Therefore it may well happen that this will become as exclusive as the Setra S531 DT; anyway if you like what you see and wish to have a peek around and ask for a specific paint job, just ask and I might just do it. ^^ Paint jobs in consideration: Kupers (Netherlands) Roland Zemp (Switzerland) FLiXBUS (generic) Solmar Tours (Netherlands) Vita (Italy) Luksusowe Autokary「Fun Club」(Poland) Bus Eireann (Ireland) Helsingor Turisttrafik (Denmark) Keep in mind that possibly not all will be done, but if there is a particular request on each of them, the possibility is considerably boosted.
  6. A project which had to be made since very, very long time ago is now out; the Setra S313 UL - along with a Volvo 8700 - has been my 'travel companion' before I passed my driver's license, and even each time I had no car available prior to buying my Mazda. Now, I represent it as a papercraft - the only of it's kind across the Web - before it's last course, which it seems will come very soon. I plan to build this one and the Volvo 8700 in the big 1/35 scale and put them together with the real ones for my very first「Kashiwazaki Double Signature」photo ever, one which could become good history even with the local staff as an example of how the famous PostBus has been and still plays a critical role moving people across the Alps. What also makes this particular vehicle so special is the fact this is perhaps the most widely used high floor, 11 meter range in the fleet. The next PostBus papercraft to be made will much likely be the pre-facelift MB Tourismo, which still exists in the classic「line bus」colors - base patterns have been made long, long time ago, but need major updating:
  7. Another relatively long break on papercraft design - I'm currently building a super-rare 1/250 plastic kit of the battleship MUSASHI - which ends with a venerable one. Despite I have no knowledge if the real thing is still in operation with Werner Richter (Oberammergau, Germany), this Setra S315 GT-HD now stands as both a counterpart to Rietze's production and as another of my interest exceptions. It is also the very first S315 GT-HD I create, but certainly not the only one, as there is a Swiss company owning one or more, still very active: Grindelwald Bus, of which Rietze also produced. 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). Other than that, have fun. ^^
  8. To start, no I'm not yet finished with papercraft buses - not even globally - in fact I have been busy with other kinds of papercraft. Secondly, I have new S531 DT models to show, including a rare "signature edition" photo. ^^
  9. All three Setra S 531 DT have been built, and what amazing results which justify how exclusive they became! ^^ The FLiXBUS one will come shortly, I didn't make any photos of it yet, and the attachment limit per reply is somewhat short. ^^; Other than that, feast your eyes!
  10. Come to think of, someone in this DB also owns a short GM New Look, just don't quite remember which TA that belonged to... I even made a paper model of it with @AlexLy.
  11. Watch as a LEGEND comes to light! You are looking at one of the world's first eyeball designed papercraft of the so much anticipated double decker of all time, the Setra S531 DT. Because I am treating this creation with so much exclusivity after all the hardworking I invested on, I will make this availabe to a few selected friends and contacts only. I will still be sure to share photos of completed models here, beyond this teaser image. The only way you can obtain this beauty, is by cultivating tons and tons of trust from within me; up to you to figure out how, therefore good luck on it... xD
  12. Nothing like PhotoFiltre for lending you a hand where MS Paint otherwise wouldn't be able to help you! ^^ The Van Hool EX17H from Voyages Slembrouck (Fleurbaix, France) has finally arrived! ------ > REPLACEMENT FILES - background color fixed - if you already downloaded the previous files, please replace. What's next...? xD As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  13. After nearly ten years when it was first created, my own design for the Setra S431 DT never ceases to amaze even myself. Now it comes back again, this time with the commemorative「60 Years of Kassbohrer Setra」livery, as shown in the very few pictures I have. It's also a finale of it's own before the next Setra Double decker I am now targeting: the S531 DT. In the meantime, I'm getting myself busy for a third and - for now - final Van Hool EX17H: Voyages Slembrouck of Fleurbaix, France [photo credit: bus62 via Flickr]. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  14. With enthusiasm stemming from an excellent day at work, one can do practically anything. ^^ I present to you the Van Hool EX17H of Cergy Voyages (Ennery, Moselle Dep., France). Now it's time to print it and tomorrow I will give it a take, if I can manage to build good part of the Kupers one before midnight. As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
  15. From the two hours left I had, I decided to stretch my Van Hool EX15H model I had since about three years or so, to peak it up to 14.2m. First color is Kupers Touringcars of Weert/Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Next up for the EX17H is one which may be quite challenging: Cergy Voyages (Groupe Lacroix) of Ennery, in the French department of Moselle (57). As usual, please refer and ABIDE by the rules cited on the signature footnote below (ask for them if using the mobile format site).
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