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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

    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!
  2. Kashiwazaki

    Any bus owners here?

    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.
  3. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    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
  4. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    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).
  5. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    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).
  6. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    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).
  7. Kashiwazaki

    Paperbus Thread

    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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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