The air of late autumn is getting cold here in Kyoto, Japan and I hope all my SWS brothers are doing well. Some of you are probably exhausted with the COVID-19 issue and the summer fatigue, so I will cheer you up with my old man blog. While the late autumn is the perfect season for modelling, you really should boost your energy and motivation by building the extremely detailed-build SWS kit.
To those living in southern hemisphere, the long-awaited spring is finally here. Along with the new breath of the mother earth, let's refresh our modeler spirit and our energy for the new beginning ahead. No slacking off because of the warm spring sun!
As the resident on the earth, I really cherish the time spending with my SWS brothers with lively curiosity, so let's enjoy the journey together!
If you feel excited and motivated when you see this, there is no doubt that you are a real scale modeler! (you better not feel scary to see this cause you should be aggressive to deal with these parts because this what a true modeler do! )
However, if you feel bored or tired when you see the volume of these parts, I strongly recommend you to take this chance to pick a SWS kit to give it a try.
As long as you carefully read the instruction manual and well prepare before you start to build, it will surprisingly be interesting to you as it will feel like building the real aircraft and you might be addicted to it.
Which is exactly what I have always said“The love for hobby is the support of our heart"!
The“Daimler-Benz DB 603"engine which is one of the reason making Uhu a famous airplane, seems simple but is surprisingly difficult to build. Since there are a lot of similar parts and once you cut all of them off, you might confuse that how to assemble each of them correctly. Please carefully read through the content and confirming the illustration with the parts, and decide your assembly process and plan in your head first, then cut off the parts you need one at a time in order to prevent you from being confusing.
It is annoying, but you should always pay attention to the assembled direction and angle and have your assembly plan in mind first. Especially when you have too much experience and are used to the process that you might suffer for being too reckless. This Uhu kit requires your comprehension, imagination, and patience to build and please carefully assemble it like it is the very first kit you have ever built.
Also, in order to complete the DB603 engine perfectly, please make sure you understand the instruction manual and take your time and in your own pace and I believe it is all it takes to build an amazing engine model. However, you should pay attention to 「3−1 E～F」and「3−1 H」where is the assembly of the bulletproof board, also the area aroun「3−1 I」of the radiator shroud and「3−1 J」of the exhaust pipe shroud. As long as you finish this part, you can have a nice coffee and take a rest to enjoy the moment.
As for the assembly, mainly use the fluid type while use the usual glue for the extremely tiny parts at the same time to adjust the location and angle to correctly assemble it.
Finally I get to introduce the assembly of the mysterious twin engine night fighter“He129 Uhu" and I believe the Uhu kit in your collection have had waited for you to assemble it as well.
If you have already completed the amazing Uhi kit lone time ago, I will be glad that it would remind you the effort and happiness that you have had for building it again.
I will explain more about the works on cockpit and the fuselage in the next episode.
I hope you can enjoy the quite Autumn night spending with your“He129 Uhu" kit.
See you soon in the next episode.