It's another summer day with dangerously high temperatures and sunny skies. Here in Kyoto, Japan, it is so important to stay hydrated. How are you doing, SWS brothers?
In this issue of The Old Man Blog, I would like to report on the IPMS/USA National Convention held recently in San Marcos, Texas, U.S.A.
Unfortunately, I was not able to participate this time, but the members of Zoukei-Mura SWS development team from Japan and the staff members from Volks USA participated in the event for the first time in a long time!
IPMS 2023 was held in the middle of summer, and in a lovely city called San Marcos in the vast state of Texas. Despite the scorching heat, the scale model event was energetic! I was glued to the photos that were sent to me one after another during the four days of the event.
Please look at the photos from IPMS that was held in midsummer.
Wow! An amazing, finished kit of the " 1/32 Fw 190 A-4 Siegfried Schnell" was already on display at Zoukei-Mura booth!
This commemorative Schnell kit is already sold out via pre-order. For those who pre-ordered, we will ship them out sequentially from October 7th (scheduled release date in Japan), please wait a little bit until you will receive this wonderful SWS latest kit.
In the meantime, please enjoy the delicious anticipation!
As always, this finished kit is done by a master finisher, Naoki Kobayashi, with his heart and soul.
We are currently planning an exhibition of his works at Volks stores in Japan.
Four days of thrills and excitement!
Can you imagine how exited I was to see the IPMS reports from Texas? I was almost too excited to sleep.
The team reported that the event went off without a hitch, that they sold out of almost all of the SWS kits, tools, and supplies that they took with them, and above all, they were all moved by the warm cheers of the SWS brothers in the US who stopped by Zoukei-Mura booth with many kits in their arms, giving pleasant comments to the team.
Thank you so much to all the SWS brothers who went to IPMS San Marcos~~~~~!
Your valuable feedback and opinions at the event surely be utilized in our future SWS kit development.
We hope that you will continue to support and look forward to Zoukei-Mura's efforts in the future.
At long last, Fw 190, the product of thorough research and study of the actual aircraft that only SWS can produce, will be unleashed upon the world soon. Whether you are a fan of Luftwaffe aircraft or not, we hope you will build this SWS creation with Zoukei-Mura's whole soul.
In the next issue of this blog, we will feature "Enjoy the best part of SWS kit with the instruction manual.”, and all the details of the "Fw 190 A-4 Siegfried Schnell”, which is about to go on sale! It is the latest SWS kit that Zoukei-Mura worked so hard on its development over the past ten years. Please look forward to it!