Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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2009-09-16 IJN Haguro
My Haguro Painted

The IJN Haguro was a Heavy Japanese Cruiser built in 1925. She was in many a famous battle until sunk in 1945. My one was bought used and has banks of three single shot torpedo tubes on each side and a single BB cannon mounted on the front. She skims along quickly (35.5kts) and can outrun most other ships. She is about five feet long and about five inches wide: 1:144 scale. She took 17 holes above the water line in the last battle September 7th (my first with her).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cruiser_Haguro

I have a lot of work to do on her. First off, I'm putting in an Electronic Speed Control to replace the current servo and micro switches that provides three speeds (forward, neutral, reverse), so I will now have many different forward and reverse speeds. I'm also working on moving the radio placement aft. I already opened up the third torpedo tubes, which were plugged probably for some weapons treaty.

I want to re-do the servo placement moving them aft. I want to replace the rudder arm that takes up 12" of the stern for rudder control with a chain drive that should take up about 3" for smother control. These changes will allow me to open up the central areas of the hull for better CO2 tank positioning and better bilge pump positioning.

I'd like to mount forward and rear dual guns with rotation, but this is going to take some engineering work. I think it's doable, but it's going to be tight. Compacting the servo spaces will help a great deal. I have a current idea for firing servo trays that are velcro mounted. This will make it easy to pull them out and do repairs underneath them. I often find that I want to get under the current servos to do repairs and it generally involves screws and or breaking CA joints. I think a loose mounting will be superior.

Eventually I'd like to install repeating torpedo tubes. This will be a great advantage. The current tubes require me to bring her in and reload her manually after each shot. Reloadable designs are out there and the design I'm thinking of for the twin turrets should also work well for tipple torpedoes, it's just a matter of building and testing them.

Another idea I am looking into is replacing the 15 deck screws with some sort of cam fasteners. It takes me several minutes to get under the deck and several more to re-fasten it.

There are more pictures and info on her here.



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