▋The white Do 335 is a mock up model that was produced at the very first stage of development. Its external shape and dimensions have been made from the detailed measures we took on the real aircraft under restoration at the Smithsonian Museum.
However, for the reproduction of already repaired parts or instruments that are different from the real aircraft, which is often the case with a restored airplane, we worked from the drawings and explanations of Mr. Bentley, Mr. Nielinger and other Do 335 researchers; so please be relieved.
Spring is supposed to come in March but cold days are back and continue. But how are you doing?
Speaking of March, I cannot forget the 11th.
5 years have already passed since that day when a huge earthquake of magnitude 9 hit the North-Eastern region of Japan.
Even today hard reconstruction works continue.
For us, it is impossible to forget the friendship and the courage of a lot of US Navy soldiers, beginning with those from the US Navy carrier "Ronald Reagan" who helped us promptly in the middle of this tragic accident and regardless of the danger.
Even if Japan and the US concluded the "US-Japan Security Treaty" as allies, could you imagine how important for the stricken area was the support and the emergency help received thanks to Mr. Tom Burke's (Captain of the carrier at that time) courageous decision?
Later, this action was called "Operation Tomodachi" and became a joint operation between the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the United States Armed Forces. You would be surprised by how fast the muddiness airport of Sendai was rehabilitated. Also, the US Marine Corps, the US Army and then the US Air Force came from the skies and the seas to this isolated mountainous stricken area where even getting in touch with someone is difficult.
They developed a tremendous support in all kinds of aspects.
Thank you!! Sincerely, thank you very much!!
I am grateful to all the US Armed Forces men and other concerned people who participated in the operation. Of course I am grateful to our Japanese Self-Defense Forces, fire-brigades, guard costs and policemen too!!
Furthermore, because of this disaster we received warm contributions and supplies from so many governments, cities, groups and even individuals from all over the world.
Among them, Taiwan sent the huge sum of 200 billion yen making the Japanese really grateful and deeply impressed.
Thank you to all the Taiwanese! Thank you to everybody in the world!!
Speaking about that, even our company VOLKS contributes a little with the "One for All Operation". So far we have received not less than 80,000,000 yen from donators, and could send this money to the disaster area. On this occasion, I would like to express my warm gratitude.
What about the cockpit of this amazing Do 335 that had twice the usual power thanks to the two engines skewered back and forth!?
So, how does the cockpit look like? You don't want to see it?
Of course everybody wants to see it, right?
This is a mystery, a question that not only the Do 335 fans, but all the aircrafts fans should have to think about once or twice in their life.
By the way, even me, if I had the chance of building this plane as a SWS kit, I would make the cockpit by checking it precisely. I thought all the time that the cockpit is the thing I would like to check carefully.
The time has come when I can check the cockpit with my eyes and my hands.
I am so happy and excited!! This is the kind of mood that makes me hum.
"Hum hum hum", can you hear the humming of a light old man?
What?! You are humming too! Of course you are.
I can understand precisely this feeling! "Hum hum". "Hum hum!!"
But please be relief.
The pre-orders for this kit will start soon.
When the pre-order period starts
Whatever happens, whatever you may be told, please do not miss this kit. This is your promise!!
If you miss it, I don't want to know that you cannot hum anymore.
Half of a man's life is fight spirit. Half is determination. Because life is "compromise" and "conciliation".
This time too I have moved forward quite fast, but what did you think about the work on the SWS Do 335 cockpit?
Did you say: "Ho I cannot wait for it!!"
Of course you did, of course!! I understand you!! For sure.
I cannot wait to deliver you this kit as soon as possible too!
For both of us this is the limit of our patience!
But dear fellows, this is the hard side of being a man.
In ancient times in Japan, men grew with this moral education called the "way of the samurai".
Yes, we go back to there!
Whatever happens, men stay inflexible but stay patient. They are patient for things they cannot wait for. That is what we call "gaman" in Japanese.
The measure of patience is just a measure of the men spirit, of their conditions.
The more you wait for, the more you will enjoy the SWS kit.
For all of you who are patient, finally next time we will plunge into the "wings' assembly"!!
Please look forward to it.