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About Kabutoni

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    Creator of the imagination
  • Birthday 08/14/1985

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  1. The 6020s are there to replace the last four remaining 8500s on the Ōimachi line and the 2020s will be replacing the last two 8590s at first on the Denentoshi line. If you want to ride the 8500s at full speed (110kph on the last stretches of the Denentoshi) and enjoy the traction sound while standing behind the drivers cab, there still is quite a bit of time. I'm looking forward to these new trains, but it's too bad the special looking 8950s will disappear. Not too disappointed for the Ōimachi line variations though, as I'm absolutely not a fan of the yellow-red gradient livery. Also, some minor relevant pictures I took while out with TheNicofabi a month ago to a spontaneous visit to the Nagatsuta yard. These were still taken with my mobile phone a few weeks before I got my SLR camera, hence the potato quality. The remaining 8950 Series (sandwiching another rare 2000 Series). Freshly delivered 6000 Series expansion cars to increase the 6-car formations to seven on the Ōimachi express services.
  2. 3D Modeling; The Future

    The Borg rack xD Cool to see though. Maybe that motivates me for later to continue when I have a more decent computer to do 3D rendering. Now it's a bit of a pain to render over an integrated graphics card. I'd like to invest in a small rig that will do rendering and 3D modelling more smoothly, as well as be able to support more than one external screen (I work on three screens and two different systems at the same time while making dirty pictures).
  3. Indoctrinating children

    Very busy with famil and work lately, hence the silence. I managed to get an SLR camera (Canon Kiss X5/600D) because of my hard work and now am playing around with that. It's a good excuse to drag my son along for watching trains. I'm still a beginner. Don't judge me too hard...
  4. 3D Modeling; The Future

    Due to art/illustration work and family life being so busy, I'll have to refrain for now from doing any more 3D designs. Very sorry!
  5. Indoctrinating children

    Traverser had its maiden run today with the kid. He seems really fond of the 583 Series :)
  6. Yeah, saw it last week in the shed at the station... A sad moment once again.
  7. Eizan Elipse

    *lays twitching and foaming on the floor with pain in artistic heart*
  8. What did you order or the post deliver?

    I'm totally not eyeballing a MicroAce 455 Series for a while now...
  9. What did you order or the post deliver?

    Sometimes you come across these weird auctions that are just perfect. I wanted to get a 583 Series, but didn't want to shell out for a Tomix HG set, so a Kato set was my target. I wanted an N1/N2 formation, but that'd require the combining of an older base set and two extra cars, or having one more recent set with a spare car. However, this particular project passed the revue which was won for practically peanuts: Added custom logos, car numbers and contemporary headmarks ('School Express', 'Rapid', 'Group' and 'Special'), tight couplers, etc. This 6-car set was made in just the right Akita based N1/N2 formation! Of course, detailing is not on par with a Tomix HG, but for the price, I'm not complaining :) As far as classic Tōhoku JNR/JR Ltd. Express rolling stock goes, I'm quite satisfied... For now...
  10. Tomix - New Releases

    The collection 26... I'm just thinking of getting a whole damn box instead of hunting down individual ones. There are at least three sets in there that tickle my interest. Also, Nissan sets ey. Maybe one set needs to be bought.
  11. What did you do on your layout today?

    Next step in the grand scheme of things: make a module to match the traverser. It's going to be simple. 15x100 with a raised trackbed through rice paddies. and girder bridge (to be bought) over a road. Not too difficult and plenty of space for details. MaybeI'll chose wooden ties over concrete to make any era setting possible.
  12. Indoctrinating children

    We particularly avoided touristy spots and enjoyed getting off at stations my son fancied. Had a long walk along the beach and the line and basically saw more living areas than tourist traps. Also, video from a crossing near Inamuragasaki sta.
  13. Indoctrinating children

    No victory pose, but rather as punishment a private trip with papa to Enoshima to ride the Enoden. And walk along the beach, the line and... Basically a real papa day.
  14. I dunno. Having visited a pottery market or two, the prices have never withhold me from buying any. The space in our kitchen cabinet however... That said, art has its price. Mass production is a different question. I do have two upcoming MA trains on my to-buy-list, which I will most probably buy.
  15. Indoctrinating children

    Today we were leafing through some RM Models magazines when my son noticed some trains in there have the same coupler types as his beloved Odakyu trains. My wife looked at me with fear in her eyes as I was doing a victory pose. Things are proceeding as planned.