The instruction manual (Japanese version) for the SWS 1/32 Bf 109 G-14/U14 is completed!!  Part 1
Update: Mar. 15th, 2022

Thank you for everyone who pre-order this kit!

Here is the good news for those who have been waiting patiently for the release of "Bf 109 G-14/U4" of 1/32 SWS.
Although it is still in proofreading, the instruction manual of the "Bf 109 G-14/U4" of 1/32 SWS is finally completed. (The English listed in the picture of the sample is only dummy, which is currently under translation)

Here I would like to introduce you the freshly-completed instruction manual in this Old Man Blog. However, this is a kit with numerous 359 pieces of parts, and I will divide it into the upcoming episodes separately. Please give it a look even you are not a fan of Bf 109.

We will start from the heart of Bf 109- "Daimler-Benz DB 605 AM", the assembly of the engine.

The cover of the instruction manual of Hartmann spec is confirmed to be blue!

▋Firstly, you can find the based color of blue as the main style of the Hartmann spec, also you can see the title written in German distinctly.
I will appreciate that if you can still keep this instruction manual as one of your collection even after the build is over.

This is the spirit of the development of SWS kits!

▋As usual, the page explaining the development concept of the "Bf 109 G-14/U4" of 1/32 SWS, also introduce the story of Erich Hartmann. Beside that, you will also find the assembly order, and now we are all ready for the journey to fulfill your dream. The build of scale models is really exciting isn’t it?

Let’s start with the assembly of "Daimler-Benz DB 605 AM" engine!

The main parts will be all collected in the E sprue.

▋First you will see the sprue with all 66 pieces of parts!
It seems to be complicated at first glance, but I believe that to all my brothers, you only see a very interesting journey ahead, isn’t it? As long as you follow the instructions, you will be able to build a perfect engine, and after that it will all depends on your skill that how it will ends up looking like with all the painting and details.

▋You can see from the picture regarding the main part of engine, beside the fitting pin, there are many details including the pipes which please be careful when you cut it off.
In order to cut off all the detailed parts perfectly, you can always count on the VOLKS original item "Pro-Zetsu Nipper" (Professional Nippers), and I highly recommend you to put all the parts on the small plate to sort them for further works.
Let’s enjoy building the engine!

And now, the engine is completed!

▋That is exactly the so-called the heart of Germany Airforce should be like!
Let’s take a break and take a look at the "Daimler-Benz DB 605 AM" engine that put Bf 109 on the throne of the best fighter aircraft in the world.
You can put it on a display base, and enjoy from every angle and could help but to admire its power and strength.

This is what we have for this episodes, and for the next one, we will introduce the details of building the cockpit.
Beside the chaos of COVID-19 situation, the would is currently filled with the violent and clamorous air from the Ukraine War.

To all my SWS brothers, please stay safe and healthy and I pray from the bottom of my heart that the war will end and everything will be back to normal soon.

Thank you very much for all your support.

Hideyuki Shigeta
President, Zoukei-Mura


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