The instruction manual for the SWS 1/32 Bf 109 G-14/U14 is completed!! Part 3
Update: Apr. 15th, 2022

Episode 3 will be the explanation of building the fuselage of Bf 109!

The cherry blossoms in Japan telling us the spring is coming, is now growing the new leave while some of them already fallen off, and I hope all my SWS brothers are doing all well.
The whole world right now is in the middle of the chaos caused by the hateful COVID-19. Beside that, the war in Ukraine is still in an unpredictable situation, and keeps worrying everyone in the world.
I hope that everything will settle down soon and my prayer could reach my SWS brothers through this blog

▋As usual, there are many parts included in the fuselage of Bf 109, such as, all the barrier wall, counterweight of elevator, water methanol tank, oxygen tank, communication device attached to the master compass and all the way to the rear tire, which is an extremely important part.
Although you will not be able to see it once you have assembled them, as the builder, the essence of this Bf 109 airplane will clearly last in your mind.

▋You can tell that Bf 109 is a perfect designed airplane by all the construction of the fuselage and all the equipment and device.
The installation of the under carriage is particular for this aircraft, and at the same time, there seems no other installation way.

▋Now we are close to complete the fuselage, what do you think?
Try to assemble the landing gear with the main tire without attaching the engine, I believe you can totally enjoy the beauty of the design and understand the reason that Bf 109 can be a famous Luftwaffe fighter.
With all the questions that why this not that big, no, actually extremely small fighter could be so prominent in WWII, and the airframe as if engine attached with wings could be continuously produced during the whole period of war, I believe you will be able to find out the secret to it by building this kit step by step.

Next episode will be the explanation from the building of main wings to the assembly of main strut, and all the way to each equipment including the propeller and engine cowling.

Thank you for everyone who preordered the Bf 109 G-14/U14 Hartmann kit. Since the release is just around the corner and I hope you can enjoy the blog as appetizer.

Last but not the least, I wish you my SWS brothers the wonderful and joyful everyday.

Hideyuki Shigeta
President, Zoukei-Mura


Announcement for those who plan to attend the 2022 IPMS Omaha~~

Unfortunately, Zoukei-Mura team will not be there to join everyone due to the COVID-19 situation, but we have decided to provide “1/32 Henschel HS 129 B-2/RIII” and “1/48 F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Go for it!! 301sq” as the prize for the raffle.
Can’t wait to see who is the winner to get those kits at the IPMS event!

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