Kaja Blackwing

In this video, I show some brief footage of the frigate being pulled out of the resin, followed by the process of removing the supports and cleaning the model in IPA (isopropanol, not India pale ale). Some more clean-up is needed before it's ready for painting, but you get the idea. Besides, this came out much better than I expected - I figured that post-processing of models as intricate as this would be needlessly complicated.

As of the upload date of this video, the file is not yet available for sale in my Wargaming 3D shop, but that will change in the next few days. You can, however, purchase a printed model from my Shapeways shop in both 1/1000 and 1/700 scales.

Product link: https://www.shapeways.com/product/K7V9HZYB9/1812-frigate?optionId=63621794

Links:

Website:
https://kajminiatures.com

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress Blog:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Wargaming 3D:
https://www.wargaming3d.com/vendor/kajminiatures/

Modelling Vehicle History:
https://www.klueser.de/categorylist.php?cat=Modellhersteller&type=Kaja&language=en

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I show off the simple process of setting up the Form 3 LFS 3D printer. Seriously, this was so easy. If you're watching this on 15 October, then I'm currently running my first test print. I will upload videos showing post-processing in the near future.

Links:

Website:
https://kajminiatures.com

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress Blog:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Wargaming 3D:
https://www.wargaming3d.com/vendor/kajminiatures/

Modelling Vehicle History:
https://www.klueser.de/categorylist.php?cat=Modellhersteller&type=Kaja&language=en

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

This is a half-hour walk through the woods behind my house. I went in a complete circle before heading off in a different direction at the end. I was originally going to upload the three ten-minute source clips from my camera to DTube, but it didn't work. Nevertheless, I intend to make more of these.

In this video, I document the process of cutting the square tubes and welding them together to make a frame for my tractor canopy. This process didn't go quite as smoothly as this footage might have you believe, but the final product matches my drawing almost perfectly. So far, I'm quite happy with it, and even though it's not finished, I would definitely recommend this method for anyone trying to build their own tractor canopy.

Why there is a two-month gap between this video and the last one: https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/diy-tractor-canopy-days-4-and-5

What's different between the drawing and the final product: https://steemit.com/bitchute/@steampunkkaja/diy-tractor-canopy-day-6

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I demonstrate a practical application of CAD as I draw up an assembly for the frame of a tractor canopy. This isn't just a virtual model, but also a blueprint with a bill of materials. The sequels to this video will show the actual construction of the canopy frame and sewing the canopy itself, in that order.

How I measured the angle of the roll-bar:
https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/my-next-project

Why I can't have anything sticking up above the roll-bar:
https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/diy-tractor-canopy-day-1

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I continue with work on my pond, showing the more difficult parts of the project. With the matted roots all gone, I needed to use some more appropriate tools to deal with the larger roots left behind. Also, with all the flat stones I pulled out over the course of dredging, I saw fit to rebuild the top of the dam. I had already done this once, but this time, I did it with better stones. There was still plenty of muck to dredge, but it's disappearing fast. The next video won't show any dredging at all, and likely won't include much on the pond itself, but instead making the area round it nicer.

Highlights:

15:00 - butterfly on my flip-flop

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I show a simple method to make an entire set of sailing ships using Blender. For making custom game piece sets, this is also cost-effective, as multiple interlocking parts are treated as a single component at Shapeways.

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/ZEC8DWZJQ/custom-ship-set-chain-version-1?optionId=107962010

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

If you enjoy watching skinny Russian boys (not shirtless, sorry) digging in the muck for half an hour, than this is the video for you! By the way, this footage is already almost a month old (10 May is when I actually did the work documented here), but I kept putting off doing anything with it. Since then, I have cleaned up a bit more, but I probably won't make any more dredging-only videos. I will definitely have more to show in the future, once the pond is clean and I can start tidying up around it.

Highlights:

21:17 - I found a frog

23:43 - I found a snake

30:21 - that weird noise in the background is my father grunting. He does that when he can't breath (seasonal allergies, I'm sure at least some of you sympathise).

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I show off the process of building and using a fire pit. It turned out so well, that I will likely replicate the design on a larger scale in a different location. As for this one, since I didn't get to use it for about a week after construction was completed, due to rain, a lot of the wood I needed to burn was waterlogged, so I left it on the edge to dry, pushing it into the pit when it began to smoke. The next day, the coals were hot enough that I was able to restart the fire in less than ten minutes.
The process of building the pit is documented in the following Steemit posts:
https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/building-a-fire-pit-day-1
https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/building-a-fire-pit-day-2
https://steemit.com/diy/@steampunkkaja/building-a-fire-pit-days-3-4-and-5

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

At the end of the video for method one, I mentioned that I had some minor changes to make. As soon as I figured out what to change, I recorded this update. Enjoy!

In this video, I demonstrate one method of making a Soviet Skillet - you know, one of those frying pan turrets that were extraordinarily popular on Soviet tanks, and I chose the very first example of such: the IS-3! This particular method is a but tricky, and depending on the geometry of whatever shape you're trying to create, this may not give you the results you want. The IS-3 has deceptively complicated geometry on its turret, and for this very reason, I have another method to show you for creating this exact same shape in a later video. For those of you who would like to create your own strange tanks with frying pan turrets, but don't want to settle for a simple dome, I hope you find this A.R.T. (advanced rendering technique) helpful.

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I demonstrate a second method of making a Soviet Skillet - you know, one of those frying pan turrets that were extraordinarily popular on Soviet tanks, and I chose the very first example of such: the IS-3! This particular method is not as tricky as the first, and is in fact the exact same process I use to make ship hulls. However, depending on the geometry of whatever shape you're trying to create, this may not give you the results you want. The IS-3 has deceptively complicated geometry on its turret, and for this very reason, I have another method to show you for creating this exact same shape in an earlier video. For those of you who would like to create your own strange tanks with frying pan turrets, but don't want to settle for a simple dome, I hope you find this A.R.T. (advanced rendering technique) helpful.

Errata:

27:31 - The IS-3 could actually carry 28 rounds. I don't know why I said 18, that's probably the maximum number of shells that could be carried in the turret. Propellant charges, which had to be loaded separately in the 122mm D25T, could not be stowed in the turret at all.

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

PLEASE READ BEFORE WATCHING, VOTING, OR COMMENTING
I tried to use the GoPro app on my phone as a remote so that I knew what the camera was seeing when mounted on the head strap (first clip) or chest strap (remaining clips except the last one). However, as if getting it to connect in the first place wasn't enough of a fight, it wouldn't stay connected, and live preview was turned off as soon as I started recording. I got this blasted thing to work before, what happened?! Anyway, This attempt to film myself turned out to be a total bust, but maybe it at least gives you SOME idea as to how I proceeded with this portion of the project. If anyone has some insight as to how to deal with this stupid camera, please let me know before I destroy it out of frustration. I am completely open to the idea of camera glasses, but I need to know which model I should get. Reviews are strangely hard to find.

The only worthwhile part of this video, besides possibly the ending clip:
https://steemit.com/cringe/@steampunkkaja/outdoor-projects-are-one-thing

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

For those of you who don't follow me on Steemit, this is a slideshow of pictures of my pond, some of which were before I did any work on it this year, while the last few photos, as well as the video clips at the end, show you what I managed to get done today. As the weather improves, more and longer videos like this will show up until I get the entire waterway cleaned up.

Unlike my CAD tutorials and vlogs, there will be little to no talking in any of my outdoor videos.

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I finish the trireme hull (for now, I will probably make minor changes to it at a later date), which includes installing the ram, "painting" the eyes, and processing the model file for 3d printing. This is easily the most informative of the three videos in this tutorial.

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/YZPCHHKJ4/1-300-trireme-hull?optionId=91432102

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I show you the beginning stages of rendering a Greek trireme hull. Although similar to the quadrireme that I previously made, there are a number of notable differences in both the shape of the bow and the construction method used to replicate that shape. There isn't much else going on, because my recording method is so much less efficient than last time.

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/YZPCHHKJ4/1-300-trireme-hull?optionId=91432102

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I start off with some slight alterations to the end of the last one, and things go a little better, though still somewhat tiring what with all the time I wasted trying to convert my recording to an uploadable format (I eventually abandoned .mp4 and switched to .wmv, even though it takes longer to process). I also show how to make the array of holes for the oars, which is not as straightforward as on the straight-sided quadrireme.

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/YZPCHHKJ4/1-300-trireme-hull?optionId=91432102

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing

In this video, I decided to try using a GoPro to record myself making some minor adjustments to one of my 3D-printed models. I admit, this is rather crude, but it's a start. For instance, rather than stitching together clips, I simply record myself playing the GoPro footage in VLC media player. What a hack I am! Anyway, below are links to the models that appeared in this video. Object 901-2 will not have a link until I offer it for sale, and I have no idea when that will be.

Errata:
10:56 - new prices will be implemented on 4 Feb, giving you an extra month to get most of my models at the old prices.

All models are 1/100 scale, or 15mm wargaming scale.

SU-100Y: https://www.shapeways.com/product/73V4R9WY7/1-100-su-100y?optionId=76754112

ZiS-5: https://www.shapeways.com/product/HBNVBG8N3/zis-5-scale-1-100?optionId=65518487&li=ostatus

IS-2: https://www.shapeways.com/product/CLCUHUWJA/1-100-is-2?optionId=65227873

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

I made this video before my last one (vlog № 0), as an audio test to see how my new microphone setup would work for me. Upon reviewing the footage, I decided that it simply was too funny to not share. I don't intend to turn this into a gaming channel by any stretch, and Dr. Weird will, most likely, not be returning except to say certain lines at appropriate times. I really want feedback on this video: if you think I should make more silly gaming videos, let me know. I could probably make Tetris absolutely hilarious. On the other hand, if you think that this is dumb, or that there are too many gaming videos on the internet already, or both, I'll take this one down and we will never speak of it again. By the way, sorry about the poorly-cropped window. My recording software doesn't do that unless I buy the full version, and I'm not spending money on software unless I know that I'm going to need it.

Source: https://www.playing-with-fire-game.com/

I haven't uploaded anything in a month, and, truth be told, I don't have much to show you. Therefore, I decided to open up some old projects and share THEM. I didn't script this video, even though I really should have, and I intend my actual vlogs to be properly scripted, edited, and animated. Therefore, this is the zeroth vlog. I put it into the category of "Anime & Animation," even though it may not quite belong here. I hope you hate it. Speaking of which, I start to fall apart at 08:30, so that may be a good point to stop watching.

My original cringe-worthy art post:
https://steemit.com/art/@steampunkkaja/a-look-at-some-of-my-cringe-worthy-art-old-and-new

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

In this video, I make a pitiful effort to give a size-comparison/tour of my starship collection. Were it not for an inordinate amount of attention I recently received on my blog in the wake of a post with futuristic science fiction as the topic, I probably wouldn't have bothered making this. That, and I've gotten some other encouraging feedback with regard to these designs. I hope you enjoy seeing my work up close, with some further explanations. Additional information is available in the product descriptions for these models in the "Chuyinka Empire" section of my Shapeways shop, with the exception of the titanic monstrosity featured in the thumbnail and the end of the video, for reasons that are obvious if you finished watching before you read this description. If you have any questions about any of these, or about my design process, please let me know.

Chuyinka starships and other weapons:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/steampunkkaja?section=Chuyinka+Empire&s=0

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

In the final part of this CAD tutorial, I put the finishing touches on the quadrireme hull, including the holes for the oars, the rowing deck, and the decorative mast near the stern. After that, I demonstrate the very simple process of chopping off the hull at the waterline to create a model suitable for tabletop wargaming. In total, this model took me under 2 hours to make, with hardly any of that process not documented in this tutorial.

Source:

Naval Encyclopedia
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/carthaginian-ships/

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/C8DCMHAAM/1-300-carthaginian-quadrireme-hull

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

In this video, I continue work on the Carthaginian quadrireme, beginning with finishing the shape of the stern, then proceeding to add the array of shields and the sponsons that hold the oars. This video shows the completion of the basic shape before making a mirror to complete the hull.

Source:

Naval Encyclopedia
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/carthaginian-ships/

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/C8DCMHAAM/1-300-carthaginian-quadrireme-hull

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

In this video, I start work on an old and fairly simple ship design, a Carthaginian quadrireme. This part of the lesson is particularly valuable for demonstrating the basic rendering techniques used for making a model ship hull.

Source:

Naval Encyclopedia
http://www.naval-encyclopedia.com/carthaginian-ships/

Final Product:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/C8DCMHAAM/1-300-carthaginian-quadrireme-hull

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

This is mostly a demonstration of how bad my audio settings are. I will probably delete this video in the future and replace it with one that has both better sound and a more interesting background. Nonetheless, I had planned to add music to my channel, both original compositions as well as my performances of other people's works. This is "Orlënok," or "The Eaglet," my favourite Soviet song, sung by me, set to a slideshow of some of my Soviet tank models (there were supposed to be planes in there as well, but the song isn't long enough for them to show up). Lyrics are below, in Russian and English.

Русский - Орлёнок

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Взлети выше солнца
И степи с высот огляди.
Навеки умолкли весёлые хлопцы,
В живых я остался один.

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Блесни опереньем,
Собою затми белый свет
Не хочется думать о смерти, поверь мне,
В шестнадцать мальчишеских лет.

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Гремучей гранатой
От сопки солдат отмело,
Меня называли орлёнком в отряде,
Враги называют орлом.

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Мой верный товарищ,
Ты видишь, что я уцелел,
Лети на станицу, родимой расскажешь,
Как сына вели на расстрел.

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Товарищ крылатый,
Ковыльные степи в огне,
На помощь спешат комсомольцы - орлята
И жизнь возвратится ко мне.

Орлёнок, орлёнок,
Идут эшелоны,
Победа борьбой решена,
У власти орлиной орлят миллионы,
И нами гордится Страна!

English - The Eaglet

Eaglet, Eaglet
Soar above the sun,
And on the steppe form heights looking at all.
Forever silent merry lads,
Alive, I was alone.

Eaglet, eaglet
Sparkling plumage,
He eclipses the white light.
Not wanting to think of death, trust me,
In his sixteen years of boyhood.

Eaglet, eaglet
Detonating a grenade,
From the hills of the (enemy) soldiers (dug in) shallow.
I called on the Eaglet Detachment,
The enemy called (me) an eagle.

Eaglet, eaglet,
My faithful comrade,
You see that I survived.
Fly into the village, dear tell,
How his son was shot.

Eaglet, eaglet,
Feathered friend,
The grassy steppes are on fire
To help hasten Komsomol eaglets
And life returns to the country

Eaglet, eaglet,
The trains go on,
The war has been won.
The ruling eagle has millions of eaglets,
And our country is proud!

Links:

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

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Created 1 year, 1 month ago.

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This channel has no consistent theme, other than "stuff this crazy Russian boy works on." I originally created this channel to share CAD tutorials, such as model tank and ship rendering walkthroughs, as well as other valuable tips and tricks that I cannot so easily share in a text-and-screenshot format. However, after posting a few outdoor project videos as well, I no longer have the slightest clue where this channel is headed. Feel free to check out other platforms on which I share my work, and you can support me by either throwing a few Roubles my way on SubscribeStar, or by purchasing my products from my website, on Shapeways, or my designs from Wargaming 3D.

Website:
https://kajminiatures.com/

Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/designer/steampunkkaja

Wargaming 3D:
https://www.wargaming3d.com/vendor/kajminiatures/

WordPress:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/

Steemit:
https://steemit.com/@steampunkkaja

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/kaja-blackwing