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About kapteenipirk

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  • Location Pori, Finland
  • Interests Modelling, aircrafts, all thing NASA and space, gaming, drawing and Miles "Tails" Prower (obviously).
    I have also always had an interest on building/fixing things and designing them.

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  1. kapteenipirk

    Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Alright, all the remastered KNS crafts are done, i also as a bonus did a small update on the old "Fornet". I also did an update on the SeaRaider, but it looked a little too goofy so i dropped it. So here's a little preview, as im just way too exited with the result i got with the crafts, especially the new K.S.S Krucible II. Now bigger, better and more well detailed than ever before. It shares a lot of design elements with the original, but thankfully no the part count, witch in this bigger version is a little lower. And now for some other GOOD NEWS!...or just news really. Im gonna be taking a leap from written stuff into proper videos. For that i got a proper mic and web-cam that should hopefully help me produce some quality stuff. The first vid should hopefully happen this weekend. It's going to include a group test/in-depth look into the new remastered KNS crafts. And yes, if im brave enough, you'll get to see me ugly mug for the first time .
  2. kapteenipirk

    Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Just to show you that i haven't forgotten about it yet, here's the first catapult plane, ready and tested...tough not with a catapult yet. Based on the catapult version of the Japanise A6M Zero/zeke, this plane will act as the fleets catapult fighter, while the scout plane for the fleet will most likely be based on the American Kingfisher. The plane is quite simple to reduce weight and part-count. It's a little tricky to control, and taking off from water requires a lot of precision, but that's to be expected as these types of sea-planes are really...REALLY hard to get right. Here's some more picks of the test flight. Now the big question is this, will it ever work as a catapult plane. I have done it before, Buuuut... Where talking about a plane that was a lot smaller. and back then i taught that was pretty-much the limit of what can be done. While im working on that, i went trough some of my old screenshots, and decided it was time to take some of the designs from the original KNS post, and redo them better than ever before. Should be fun and should also be pretty interesting.
  3. kapteenipirk

    F-27 "Friendship" replica

    Time to continue the stock replica side of things again...well, not fully stock this time, but 95%. The only modded parts are the engines and the helicopter cockpit inside that i taught would give a nice IVA. I taught about continuing with fighter replicas, but nah, lets make something a little different this time. The F-27 is probably the aircraft that is the closest to my heart, not my absolute favorite, but the one i care about the most. The reason for that, is the fact that this aircraft was the primary focus of all our maintenance practices and systems testing. We tested landing-flaps, landing-gears, cockpit stuff...all kinds of things. I can still remember when i first saw this aircraft, i said it was one of the more nice looking aircraft's ive seen, and then i just got a bunch of weird looks from the others. So, since i did the Draken, witch was also a part of this special group, i taught it was only appropriate to continue along those lines, and replicate the F-27 once more. Yes, i have replicated this aircraft 3 times before, once using B9 parts, once using mostly stock parts, once using a ton of mods, and now using 95% stock parts. The replication process for this aircraft was a little more laid-back on this one in certain areas, the engines are definitely too large, and this is not 1:1...but it is pretty well scaled to the Kerbals. I taught it was more important to find a scale that would produce a really realistic and clean fuselage shape, witch in the F-27 is nowhere near round. I did some part saving on this one by leaving some detail off from areas that you normally don't look at, mainly the underbelly and the underside of the wings. No, you cannot carry any passengers with this one, i did think about adding some cabins inside and some landercan doors, but the doors where too large, so there wouldn't have been any way to get in or out of the aircraft. I did think about doing a full interior for this one, but it just seemed like something for a future larger more heavily modded version, with opening doors, working cockpit controls, open cabin windows...stuff like that. But, it remains to be seen if im going to do a fifth replica of this thing. Just like with the Draken, here's some comparison shots. And here are the actual aircraft we did work to I decided not to add a flight demonstration video, as this is a little more what you would expect from an aircraft like this, no loop de loops, you can go upside down but you need a lot of altitude, so no fancy tricks alright. But one thing that has to be said, is that this aircraft has pretty fantastic acceleration due to me having to place 8 engines on this one. Technical specks: Top-speed: 112m/s. Stall-speed: 42m/s. Length: 18m Wingspan: 20.4m Height: 14.8 Mass: 43.8 tons Parts: 238 Mods used: Airplane+ Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c3g70obrrnmgpxi/F-27 Friendship.craft?dl=0 And there it is for you, a lovely little replica of an aircraft i care oh so deeply about. I hope you enjoy it .
  4. kapteenipirk

    Work-in-Progress [WIP] Design Thread

    Honestly looks like the tail of some dragon or something.
  5. Let's hope so. Im really afraid im going to completely cheeks up the terrain due to a lack of experience and proper tools in that field. And thanks btw . Thanks . Man, i really need to continue the 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn i have laying around. Motivation kinda died out as i ran out of paint TWO times during the painting phase (I like to paint the parts first, then build the model), first i had used all my dark yellow on two other Tamiya kits, and the second time i ran out after i had about 95% of the model painted. It wouldn't have been that bad if not for the fact that the closet place where i could get that paint is a 110 km away. just waiting....and waiting...and waiting to get a damn can of spray-paint. The Nashorn is one of my favorite military vehicles and so was a must have .
  6. kapteenipirk

    Kriegslocomotive BR 52 (static display model)

    Alright, the model version of the BR-52 is done, and here is a link to the post i made about it, and the diorama it will be a part of.
  7. And here it is, as promised, the showcase of my BR-52 model, and the diorama project it is going to be a part of. This is going to be a semi-fictional diorama of a small German outpost next to a main-line track somewhere near the Russian front in like 1944...or something like that. I don't yet have any drawn out plans, but i have pretty clear plans in my head for this. Basically there is going to be a main-line track (two tracks next to one-another), with a pretty big open area next to it, with a couple ruined buildings (workshop and house) and small wooden structures (guard house, watch tower), with a road running behind them. The basic idea is that this used to be a small workshop with the owners house next to it, witch was then bombed at some point, and has now been taken over by the advancing Germans, who converted the house in to a command-post, the workshop into a supply-depot, and then built a couple extra structures to turn it into a proper out-post. Now this outpost serves as a home for the railway-gun "Leopold". List/pictures of all the models so far. Complete To be built/aquired List of all the models and their manufacturers (unless noted, all stuff is 1/72 scale). For the diorama base on this one, i plan on first cutting a piece of thick plywood as the structural base, and then adding some foam on top, witch will then be carved into the terrain. This will be my first time doing so, so i don't yet have clear idea on how to get the terrain to look like actual terrain, but im sure the library and the internet have more than enough tutorials to help me get there. And that's pretty much it for now, more updates will come some day. Now im very busy and will most likely be entering a job-life soon, so time for these projects will be cut a bit short, so it may take some time before the next update appears. So, i hope you enjoyed this look into this huge project of mine .
  8. kapteenipirk

    Kriegslocomotive BR 52 (static display model)

    Thanks . Yea, people have created some real crazy stuff in this game, but that's part of the fun, seeing if you can build something your not really supposed to .
  9. kapteenipirk

    Kriegslocomotive BR 52 (static display model)

    Thanks . And im very glad people are liking this as much as they are, especially considering this thing never even left the hangar nor had any struts installed. Not that i really care about rep, but it does definetly help motivate me.
  10. kapteenipirk

    1:1 Saab Draken replica

    Thanks . Yea, the wings could be tweaked, but the plane flies like a dream, and i don't want to risk ruining that.
  11. Thanks . I dunno, probably one day, but i have a bit of a feeling they won't be traveling by water anymore .
  12. kapteenipirk

    1:1 Saab Draken replica

    Thanks . Nice. The only real interesting thing that operated from our airport, is the old Fouga Magister that has it's home base/hangar there.
  13. kapteenipirk

    Kriegslocomotive BR 52 (static display model)

    Time for a little update/announcement. The BR-52 model just arrived and picked it up, and did some examination (if i already wouldn't have done a million google searches in excitement). And im gonna add a couple extra features on mine. 1. this is some thing that is already available as an expensive upgrade kit. Im gonna use some iron wire and some cocktail sticks to create some extra armor around the boiler. Basically it's just a bunch of stacked logs sitting on the platforms around the boiler. 2. Im gonna do something a few modellers have already done, witch is adding an AA gun on the flat bit behind the tenders coal storage. I have a perfectly good Quad 20mm flak gun wainting to find it's place on the diorama. So, yes...i will be making a post about the model locomotive, and the rest of the diorama project. A link to see it will be added somewhere in this post, and vise versa.
  14. kapteenipirk

    1:1 Saab Draken replica

    Looks like i succeeded . Thanks . Yea, the intakes could use some work, but in this case i was thinking functionality first.
  15. kapteenipirk

    1:1 Saab Draken replica

    Recently there has been quite a few fighter stock replicas appearing with some pretty fantastic detailing (mainly @Servo and @EvenFlow stuff), and i dunno why, but my competitive side kept kicking me in the head, and so, i decided to jump in and make my own, and try to see if i can spice things up a bit. So, here is the result, a fully stock superdetailed replica of the Saab Draken. This aircraft belongs to the more special category of aircraft, as one of my old teachers (when i was training to be an aircraft technician/mechanic) used to work with Finnish air-force Drakens, and had more than a few great stories of his time there. Plus, i think it's definitely up there as one of the prettiest fighter jets of all time. There's also a Finnish Draken that is currently sitting on top of a display stand in Jämsän Halli, where i was for 10 weeks maintaining Hawk's, with the name "Kake" on it's tail. So, i got to see it pretty-much every day. I needed something that would set this apart and take it up a notch in terms of detail...so, the one thing i added witch sets this apart, is the cockpit. As this is unmanned, i decided to leave a lot of the detail from the cockpit to save some few parts, basically it just has what you would see if you where looking at the aircraft from the side. EDIT: as i was writing this, i decided to spice up the cockpit further. Don't worry, i did the necessary tweak's and test's to make sure performance is unaffected. (the version in this video has a mostly empty cockpit, but as i mentioned, the new version with the full cockpit still has the same performance. Just had to move a couple fuel-tanks) And here are some KVV shot's so you can compare it to the real one a little better. Technical specs: Top speed: 190m/s (low altitude) Stall speed: 27m/s Length: 16.2m Wingspan: 10.6m Height: 5.1m Mass: 23.1tons Parts: 251 Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fxmpu2wwq8z3fn3/Saab Draken _Kake_.craft?dl=0 There it is for you, a nice little fighter jet replica. I hope you enjoy it .