Old Man Blog No. 40 Uhu Edition, Episode 3 "Cockpit Assembly"
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Today, and recently in general, there have been faint signs of spring amidst the winter weather here -- how are all of our SWS fans doing where you're living?
Regarding advance pre-orders for the Uhu, we have received many orders from both within Japan and around the world -- as the representative of the SWS Development Team, allow me to extend our sincerest gratitude.
Thank you all so very much!!
For Japanese domestic orders, we are aiming for delivery around the end of May, and are expending great effort to ensure we meet that deadline.
For the same degree that we were delayed, the kit will be just that much more magnificent!!
Furthermore, the Uhu box size is 53cm L x 33cm W x 14.5cm H, making it almost the same size as the box for the preceding Skyraider kits.
In other words, it's...
I urge you, please maintain constant vigilance, and begin advance preparations immediately in case your secret is discovered.
Eh? Like me, your hobby is officially wife-approved? I see, I see. That's wonderful.
What's concerning are the great many of you for whom this is not the case.
What?!? No way, your lady wife doesn't approve, yet you're actually reading this blog with her?!
Look, it's for situations like these that charms to ward off evil have been used since time immemorial here in Japan.
Furthermore, within the realm of my experience, it is careless words and deeds like the ones mentioned below that cause your SWS Uhu purchase mission to fail right then and there, and invite the destruction of not only your precious hobby, but also possibly of you yourself.
After all, to the victor go the spoils. That is how the saying goes!
In the end, the three important points below are directed at Japanese old men who are living in Japan.
Also, for all of my dear beloved friends who already bear battle scars, I advise that you proactively execute a reverse strategy in order to redeem yourself.
Now, here are three things to keep in mind when purchasing the SWS Uhu.
* Uhu Cockpit Area Parts
In this blog entry, I will be continuing with the DB603 engine assembly from my last entry, and would also like to begin assembling the Uhu's distinctive cockpit and its peripherals.
The are 40 parts in the essential section known as the cockpit, which may not be very many, but even so, once they're all assembled, you can see in the photo that the configuration of components shows itself to be rather complex. The trick to it is to build very cautiously, taking care with the angle of attachment for every part.
Also, if you will be using the pilot and radar operator figures, the control stick and the hoods that the radar operator looks through will be in the way, so you will need to delay attaching these parts.
Furthermore, in this blog entry, the paint work has been omitted, but the radar antennas on the nose have been attached -- when you get to this section, please assemble it in your usual manner.
Leaving that aside, in order for our local Japanese fans to be able to enjoy the Uhu as soon as possible, in a few days we will allow purchase of a sample "assembly manual" at production cost.
Although it may only be a sample, the SWS Uhu assembly manual contains commentary on nearly all aspects of the He 219, and is very much worth seeing!!
* The Uhu Pilot's Workplace
* Right Side Perspective
* From the Left Side
* Upper Right View of the Skeleton Model
* Front Right View of the Skeleton Model
* Left Rear Perspective of the Cockpit
* Upper Left Front View
* Lower Left View
* Upper Left Rear Perspective of the Entire Aircraft
At last, the time has finally come when you will be able to obtain a genuine scale model of the supreme He 219 Uhu as your newest kit.
Please look forward to it, and wait just a little bit longer.
Now, in my next blog entry, I will be giving you an advance look at the 20 different kinds of Extra Parts that we have produced so that you will be able to enjoy your He 219 kit (finally on sale soon!) even further, to your heart's content.
That being the case, although they may be Extra Parts, when it comes to the 1/32 Uhu, they're some of the best parts! Please look forward to them!!
Although it may be spring, the chilly weather continues here.
Well then, until next time!! Good luck!!
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