Kaja Blackwing

So, you want to print a simple galleon, suitable for game tokens? Well, here's what you're in for. I put Brahms’s Hungarian dances № 1 and № 4 as the background music, mainly to drown out all the background noise, since there was a lot more than just the monotonous basement drone this time.

Model file: https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/galleon-game-piece-1/

SLS-printed model in 1/900 scale: https://www.shapeways.com/product/96DXTN9EJ/1-900-galleon-game-piece-1?optionId=62914074&li=shops

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

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

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

So, you want to print your own Portuguese fleet caravel? Well, here's what you're in for. I put Dvořak’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44 as the background music, mainly to drown out all the background noise, since there was a lot more than just the monotonous basement drone this time.

Model file: https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/caravela-de-armada-game-piece/

SLS-printed model in 1/700 scale: https://www.shapeways.com/product/7UBK76E2X/1-700-caravela-de-armada-version-1?optionId=59168231&li=shops

SLS-printed model in 1/900 scale: https://www.shapeways.com/product/2QKLTNYJN/1-900-round-caravel-game-piece?optionId=62811819&li=shops

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

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

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

So, you want to print your own heavy bomb ketch? Well, here's what you're in for. I put the second and third movements of Tchaikovsky's Symphony № 6 as the background music, mainly to drown out all the background noise, since there was a lot more than just the monotonous basement drone this time.

Model file: https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/heavy-bomb-ketch/

SLS-printed model in 1/700 scale: https://www.shapeways.com/product/Q359T4644/1-700-heavy-bomb-ketch?optionId=64349402&li=shops

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

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

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

So, you want to print your own man-of-war? Well, here's what you're in for. I put the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony in Four Tableaux, op. 58 (except for the last minute and-a-half, obviously) as the background music, mainly to drown out all the background noise, since there was a lot more than just the monotonous basement drone this time.

Model file: https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/man-of-war/

SLS-printed model in two different scales: https://www.shapeways.com/product/8QU5HVFE4/man-of-war?optionId=98067704&li=shops

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

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

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

Layer adhesion? WTF is that?! Seriously, I've had problems with it before, but it was never this severe. Half this job ended up falling apart, literally, and the resin won't fully cure, for some reason. I guess I'll have to stick to smaller runs with this stuff. The few models that survived are as follows:

ST-1: https://kajminiatures.com/product/object-701-1/

AMX AC mle 46-100: https://kajminiatures.com/product/amx-ac-mle-46-100/

T-10M: https://kajminiatures.com/product/object-734-272/

The SAU-152M is fictional, which is why I didn't bother to include it. I'm not selling fictional tanks on my website yet.

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

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

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

My shooting range is so dilapidated that it's barely recognisable. However, I needed to make sure my .30-30 still shoots straight, and I didn't have time to do so earlier, what with setting up my 3D print shop and all. I think my crossbow needs adjustment as well, and since I'm taking all this stuff up to the range, I may as well bring my personal fave along as well: the .45-70! Enjoy the noise!

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

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

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

Some months ago, I was commissioned to make a high-detail model of a Soviet KV-1 heavy tank for Bolt Action, a 1:56 (28mm, same as WH40K) tabletop wargame set during World War II. I decided to print that very model in 1:100 scale (15mm, same as FoW or HQaC), just to see what it would look like. I'm quite pleased, and I may start making more detailled models of all my tanks so that I can sell them in a larger scale. This particular tank is MUCH more detailled than the 1:100 scale model I offer on Shapeways.

As of the upload date of this video, neither the file nor this model are available for sale, but that will probably change soon. I warn you, it will not be cheap either way.

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

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

SubscribeStar:
https://www.subscribestar.com/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.

Buy a printed model: https://www.shapeways.com/product/K7V9HZYB9/1812-frigate?optionId=63621794
Or download the file: https://www.wargaming3d.com/product/1812-frigate/

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

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Created 1 year, 4 months ago.

38 videos

CategoryDIY & Gardening

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