November 10, 2012:
Good afternoon to all of our SWS fans.
It's the time of year when the pleasant winds of early autumn have begun to blow, and I hope that the joyful arrival of this perfect season has reached all of your hobby spirits as well.
Oh yes, this applies to Japan, which is in the Northern Hemisphere. To all of you who live in countries in the Southern Hemisphere, I suppose it would be the winds of early spring.
In any case, local daytime temperatures are around the 20° Celsius range, meaning that conditions are prime for doing hobbies.
Winter is winter, so the pleasure of sipping some delicious sake while carefully poring over research materials, your finished models sitting before you, awaits.
Now! Let's begin by cleaning the workshop.
Replace any bottles of dried-out paint and hardened glue, and make sure to stock up on new masking tape and wet/dry sandpaper.
I'm sure that any SWS kit will look great in your refreshed work area.
At this moment, I recommend the Mustang and the Air Force Skyraider.
Now! It's finally the beginning of the building season!
When I hold the SWS Ta 152, the black skies of northern Europe appear before my eyes. Inside their intensely cold cockpits, I wonder what was going through the German pilots' minds.
As you know, next month, on the two days of November 10th and 11th, IPMS Telford will finally be held in the United Kingdom.
Continuing on from last year, the Zoukei-mura booth will be making its second straight appearance at the event.
Last year, the event opening took us by surprise – due to an unexpected flood of advance reservations, most of our merchandise had already sold out by the time the event opened.
So this year, we have reserved around twice the amount of booth space as we had last year.
We are also preparing larger quantities of both the SWS kits and their accessory items to bring for everyone.
However, it does not do to be even a little bit careless. After all, the sheer number of people who attend IPMS Telford cannot be underestimated! It's possible that Zoukei-mura's products will, once again, sell out early.
For those of who who will be coming to the IPMS Telford venue with the intention of procuring an SWS kit:
I strongly recommend that you come visit the Zoukei-mura booth as early as possible.
Every time, there is no deeper regret for us than to have to answer the question, "Do you have such-and-such SWS kit?" after that kit has sold out.
◯ We are accepting advance reservations for the kits below, to be picked up at IPMS Telford.
However, please understand that if you do not come to claim your reserved kit(s) on the appointed day, we will no longer accept advance reservations from you for any future events.
Also, the accepted method of payment will be cash only.
Please send your reservation request to the Zoukei-mura email address below.
This year, we have reserved around twice the amount of booth space we had last year. Each display model will have its own lighting, allowing you to take your time and appreciate each and every finished SWS model.
A completely focused Developer N during booth setup rehearsal.
Over here we also have Developer T, confirming the final booth design.
The IPMS Telford venue map (official website URL):http://smwshow.com/showguide.php
An opportunity was given to Zoukei-mura for this year's Meet the Maker!!
To everyone who will be attending,
Whether it's airplanes that you hope will be made into SWS kits, your thoughts after building an SWS kit, or just questions for me, everything is OK. Time permitting, I will answer everything that is within my capability to answer!!
In any case, the honor that IPMS headquarters has bestowed upon me by allowing me these 60 minutes will have a truly large impact on SWS development from here on after.
Please look forward to my 60 minutes, where I will clearly go over both SWS kit development concepts and Zoukei-mura's future plans, all in one shot!!
◯ At last, the much-anticipated masterpiece!
The final prototype sprues for the long-awaited Heinkel He 219 Uhu have finally been completed.
Those of you who will be attending the IPMS Telford event can expect to get an advance look at their finished state.
Also, for those of you who have placed pre-orders in advance, we have prepared some fantastic 1/32 figures. Of course, we will also be displaying prototypes for these at the event, as well.
The anticipated SWS 1/32 Uhu has finally reached its last stage!
"SWS 1/32 He 219 Uhu"
* The on-sale date for the Japanese domestic release of the Uhu kit is expected to be around February 2013 at the earliest.
【SWS Uhu Pre-Order
【SWS Uhu Pre-Order
* Of course, during the two days of the IPMS Telford event, we will be accepting pre-orders for the Uhu at the Zoukei-mura booth. Please feel free to inquire with any staff member.
Also, any pre-orders placed with an "SWS Friend Shop" will include the pre-order bonus figures, so please feel free to inquire about pre-ordering at your nearest Friend Shop.
If this plane were added to the SWS 1/48 series…
We are planning many things. I wonder how many of them we will truly be able to carry out, but regardless, please look forward to the Zoukei-mura booth!!
The SWS Raiden appears at last!! A Raiden such as you've never seen before will finally make its debut as an SWS kit!
It has been more than two years since we started to plan!!
The moment when everything about the SWS 1/32 Raiden is revealed is finally upon us!
Appropriate for an SWS kit, we performed intensive research as usual on an actual, preserved “Raiden Type-21,” from the fuselage structure to the propeller, the engine and engine mount, the cockpit, the armament, down to the details of the landing gear assemblies.
We have challenged ourselves to try to recreate everything as they were during the plane's glory days on the battlefield.
The opportunity to see the Raiden with your own eyes, first out of everyone in the world, is yours if you come to the event site!
Please look forward to it and visit us.
The Imperial Japanese Navy’s first local fighter aircraft (interceptor fighter),
Look at the happy faces of the SWS Development Team members!! Yes, that’s right.
Regardless of whether you're an SWS Fan Club member or not, please try this fun yet challenging quiz. Put the level of your airplane mania to the test!!
This picture is a clue for you. If you can imagine what the next SWS kit will be from my happy face and the cool engine that sits beside us, it’s easy as pie for you to come up with the name of the airplane, right?
We are looking forward to receiving your answers.
All of the development team is looking forward to receiving your entry.
SWS No.12 Model Name Quiz[Quiz]
[Japanese language only]
[English language only]
Well! What do you think? Is it easy? Yes, it's a really simple quiz.
If you are a true aviation fanatic, you will think of the correct answer at the first guess. We are looking forward to receiving your answer.
That's right. If I could own an actual flyable aircraft, I absolutely want this one.
From the tip of its cute nose to the ends of its wings, I would clean it until it was completely shiny, then enjoy a stroll through the sky with my beloved wife.
However , the actual airplane is too large for me to actually buy.
You know, it's that one!! That one!!
We will make this X-XX into an SWS kit that can live up to what you have imagined! Please look forward to its release day.
As for me, I'm already losing sleep because I’m so excited from thinking about this airplane.
Well then, November 10th.
Please stay healthy until then!!
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