SWS Mustang! Long-Awaited Pre-Order Period Finally Started!!
Hello to all of our SWS fans. The pre-order for SWS P-51D Mustang which all Mustang fans have long awaited has finally started!
Well! We earnestly hope that experienced modelers like you, who have collected all Mustang kits regardless of their size, will pre-order this SWS Mustang. We recommend it with confidence.
Yes, that's right.
An amazing number of pre-orders are coming in from around the world, which even surprises the SWS developing team.
Your pre-order is the best boost for the SWS team. Pre-orders reflect the high evaluation from you more than any words. We're so overjoyed, grasping each other's hands like eager children.
This time, we've been receiving many pre-orders from young modelers, which fans a burning in my chest. Ah! By "young modelers" I meant younger than me, being 64.
Using plastic, that magical material, I want to create scale models that recreate realistic frames, structures, even all the equipment!
From the fuselage structure of the Mustang, its engine, cockpit, landing gear, arms.
I really want you to take advantage of the real thrill of SWS kits that no other kits possess.
Subject to the conditions listed above, we at Volks await your pre-order.
* Each person who pre-orders during the campaign period will receive a present in the form of this great SWS sticker!
Please, absolutely do not miss this golden opportunity!!
Today, let me introduce the SWS P-51 Mustang kit's details for you, mainly about its sprues in case you are still uncertain about your pre-order.
In addition, I will introduce many extra parts which we will release together with the P-51D so that you can upgrade the details of your kit.
The much awaited Concept Note will feature difficult metalwork that you will surely master by the super techniques revealed in this book.
The propeller and engine parts are grouped on Sprues A and B.
The Sprue C has the cockpit parts, the body frame, and landing gears.
The sprue D is really worth seeing and building!
Sprue E has both outer body panels, auxiliary combat tanks, and air filter panels. Sprue F has the dorsal fin type vertical tail, rear fuselage, and the leading edge of the main wings. The tail-warning radar antennas can be seen in the middle left. These parts are so small that you have to be careful when you work with them.
Sprue G has the gun panels, main gear covers, and cowlings. The key point of building the Mustang is in how to reproduce this complicated curved surface of the fuselage. The streamed curved surface leads to the propeller spinner and shows the excellent beauty of its mold. The horizontal stabilizer and the fillets of the main wings can be set up smoothly.
The main wing part which is finely sculpted in an accurate square shape is on sprue H, and is molded as a single part. The 5-degree dihedral angle of the Mustang's main wing can be accurately reproduced by anyone, this way. It also faithfully shows the features of the laminar airfoil. You can thoroughly feel the brilliance of the best fighter in the world. It is also precisely represented that only the front gun panels open upwards and the rear panels and the rectangular shaped ammunition bay panels can be detached.
Sprue I has both sides of the nose and the center of the fuselage. Then sprue J contains the upper sides of the body and the base of the canopy. You have to pay attention closely to cut these parts off from the sprue. Be extremely careful! Please use good pliers and cut the parts with a little margin from the edge, not too close to the parts. Then smooth the surface with knife and sanding paper.
There are three canopy types on sprues K and M, and the various pipes are molded in sprue L. The rear canopy part has a seam line in the middle of the mold due to reproduction of the expansion of the bubble type. Remove the seam line with fine sanding paper and smooth the surface with compound. Then you can make a beautiful canopy.
A request from Oyaji (the old guy) of ZOUKEI-MURA
Now, I would like to ask you a question. Please feel free to let me know what you think.
The SWS kits' sprues have been in three colors: gray, black and silver. That was because of my preference, but I have learned that there are both pros and cons of such thinking. So I would like to ask you as an SWS fan.
Please email me your choice of A or B, or your other opinion.
Please send email to :email@example.com
Your dream is mine, too. Please let me know what you expect from us.
If you have any plan to make your SWS Mustang more fantastic, we are now offering these extra parts as shown below to upgrade your work.
They all are precisely detailed high quality products. The well-experienced handmade manufacturers which have been fully admired by model enthusiasts in the world came together!
These products are exclusive to the SWS P-51D, developed with SWS development team.
Most of them are limited in production, so you have to wait for a while to order once they are out of stock. Please order as soon as possible.
SWS04-F02 Briefing Set
SWS04-F03 Engine Maintenance Set
SWS04-F04 Oil Tank Exchange Set
SWS04-F05 Battlefield Artist
SWS04-M01 Metal Struts
SWS04-M02 Weighted Tires
SWS04-M03 Metal Machine Gun Set
SWS04-M04 Photo-Etched Parts Interior Set
The shining beauty of the "Metal Work"!!
This Concept Note, of course, explains extensively how to do the metal works on various parts from the flat surface of the plane to the finish on the more complicated curved parts.
Furthermore, you can also finish a streamlined propeller spinner, which seems impossible at a glance without any seam lines, once you master the Kobayashi technique.
Up until now there has not been a manual for the "metal working technique," and it is fully explained in the P-51D Concept Note, from choosing the right material to afixing, detailed by photos and careful descriptions.
The long-awaited manual to master the metal working technique that has been unknown until now is to be released soon!
What is the Metal Working Technique?
What is the Metal Working Technique?
Let us introduce some of his techniques in this blog.
Metal Work will lead you to master metal model building!!
ZOUKEI-MURA Concept Note #4
Careful and detailed explanation of various wonderful skills on SWS Mustang by the leading person of the Metal Work technique, Mr. Naoki Kobayashi will certainly give you unlimited hints of new scale model building. The building works by the first class modelers selected from the world will also arouse your interest of model building. Please enjoy this SWS P-51D Concept Note along with ordering the kit.
How to work on the engine cowling of the nose
The sheets can be fixed on 3 dimension curved surface from the complete circular shaped propeller spinner to the squared fuselage. Then make sure the direction of the texture which is character of metal and cut the sheet with knife when you get the gloss as you like. The fine metallic surface enhances the Mustang without fail.
There are also tips to working on flat portions.
Although it might seem simple to do for the flat surfaces, a little roughness will easily stand out.
Tone is also the key for the fuselage fixing
Of course, the real aircraft has outer panels in various shapes and sizes.
Round shape, curved surface, anything is OK.
Just one try of the Metal Work on the propeller spinner of 1/32 Mustang! The brilliance of Kobayashi magic can be seen in here. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Why don't you try this technique? You can see how the landing light reflector looks so perfect and real. There are also various building skills that the model enthusiast respects and admires, generously introduced in this Concept Note.
It's coming soon!!!
Come on!! Please pre-order your copy now.
What about me??!!
Of course, I have already pre-ordered "24 kits"!!
Well, that's all for today and we'll see you next time at this blog site.