Kaja Blackwing

Kaja Blackwing

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.

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

In this video, I use the example of one of my fictional tanks to provide a short lesson on how to give yourself the option of multiple possible configurations on any given component. I would like to emphasise that you need not limit yourself to two options for this sort of thing: if you have enough room in your sketch, then you can give yourself three or more options.

Sources:

Terrible Writing Advice about Steampunk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2qWCMVRzNk&t=472s

How to make real threads in Autodesk Inventor:
https://steemit.com/cad/@steampunkkaja/improvised-worm-drive

How the JN-2 is used:
https://steemit.com/tanks/@steampunkkaja/the-jn-2-redoubt

History of the JN tank series:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/2018/06/06/fighting-vehicles-of-the-nine-empires-part-5-the-jenufa-noszimal-gun/

David Fletcher on the A7V:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXO9VK1uyFs

Links:

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

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

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

Kaja finally finishes the SU-100Y! Well, almost. There are still adjustments to be made, and the mechanism may need to be tested before the model can finally be offered for sale. Nevertheless, the frustrating journey is over, and Kaja celebrates the only way he knows how: by being silly! Be warned, this is by far the LOUDEST video in the lesson, between that "pop" sound effect in Autodesk Inventor and Kaja SINGING.

All right, I'm going to take my own advice here and stop with the bloody third-person descriptions. I added up the amount of time it took to make this thing, between the length of the videos and the music that I played while working on stuff that I didn't bother to record. It took a grand total of 4.5 hours to make this model, and one hour can be attributed to both the tracks and bolt heads EACH. Besides, there was that mouse thing. All in all, this is less than one day's work.

Sources:

History of the SMK and T-100 heavy tanks:
https://tech.wikireading.ru/12255

Wikipedia (Russian):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%A3-100-Y

Wikipedia (English):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100Y_Self-Propelled_Gun

Complete History of the Soviet Union, Arranged to the Melody of Tetris:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWTFG3J1CP8

Tank Model Database:
https://kjworldsong.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/update-on-the-tank-collection-and-database/

Links:

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

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

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

Kaja has completely lost patience with his mouse... almost. He hasn't yet started swearing in Russian, lucky for us. Still, the frustration is enough to make his brain skip an entire decimal point when trying to explain what he's doing. Don't worry, he'll eventually figure out how to use the editing portion of his screen recording software, and spare us all from any and all future cringe he may generate - probably around the same time that he figures out speaking (typing?) in the third person is a bad idea in these video descriptions. After all, he IS self-taught with all this software.

Sources:

History of the SMK and T-100 heavy tanks:
https://tech.wikireading.ru/12255

Wikipedia (Russian):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%A3-100-Y

Wikipedia (English):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100Y_Self-Propelled_Gun

Links:

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

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

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

Kaja returns to give a short (but not very helpful) explanation of what went wrong halfway through the last video. He then proceeds to bog himself down in the process of adding all those tiny details that make a model tank so much nicer. On the bright side, the SU-152 makes a brief appearance!

Errata:

9:10 - I said "Z-axis," because the Z-axis is normally vertical. However, for some reason, it is the Y-axis that is vertical in Autodesk Inventor, while the Z-axis is front-to-back. Clearly, whoever came up with this coordinate system was fixated on lathe work. For those of you who have worked with CNC lathes, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Sources:

History of the SMK and T-100 heavy tanks:
https://tech.wikireading.ru/12255

Wikipedia (Russian):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%A3-100-Y

Wikipedia (English):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100Y_Self-Propelled_Gun

Links:

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

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

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

After the lengthy process of making the running gear in part 1, Kaja is back to correct his earlier mistakes and continue on! Unfortunately, crazy Russian boy is a bit more scatterbrained than usual, and probably gives more examples of what NOT to do in this part. At least it isn't nearly as LONG as the first one.

Errata:

14:34 - the reason that this doesn't work is simply because I had forgotten that the two sketches have to line up perfectly, which they don't in this case because the edges are not parallel, and 1.43 on one face does not translate to 1.43 on the other face. I will explain how to make this type of feature in another video.

Sources:

History of the SMK and T-100 heavy tanks:
https://tech.wikireading.ru/12255

Wikipedia (Russian):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%A3-100-Y

Wikipedia (English):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100Y_Self-Propelled_Gun

Links:

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

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

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

In this video, Kaja introduces himself and his work, then dives right into rendering the Soviet self-propelled artillery gun SU-100Y, which one of his customers had requested. He also discusses the vehicle's history a little bit, but if you want a real history lesson, check out the links below. Now, there is a lot going on here, and errors are made, but give the crazy Russian boy a break - he's new to making videos; besides, his last mouse is dying, and it's not the batteries this time. This is an unfortunate problem throughout this entire lesson, and as you will notice, poor Kaja gets tongue-tied when he gets frustrated.

Errata:

11:04 - I meant to say "front idler"

25:43 - it was too muffled to discern, but I said "which is the same as the T-10," in reference to the width of the tracks

35:32 - I meant to say "both of these TANKS"

44:37 - I said a number of incorrect things right here, but I correct them almost immediately afterward. Please do not bring this up.

46:45 - I didn't read the article beforehand, I merely skimmed it. After going through it, the T-100Z is clearly stated to be armed with a 152,4mm M-10 howitzer, the same main weapon as the KV-2.

58:05 - I'm not going to ARRAY this part. It's already been extruded.

Sources:

History of the SMK and T-100 heavy tanks:
https://tech.wikireading.ru/12255

Wikipedia (Russian):
https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%A3-100-Y

Wikipedia (English):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SU-100Y_Self-Propelled_Gun

Links:

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

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

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

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Created 2 months, 4 weeks ago.

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CategoryEducation

Here you can find tutorials for multiple forms of digital artwork, as well as physical models and other hobby tips. In the future, there may also be animations, both 2D and 3D, on the subject of my steampunk fantasy world, The Nine Empires. For this reason alone, I may eventually change this channel's category from "Education" to "Arts and Literature." Links are below to my other sites:

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

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

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