SWS 1/48 F-4

Thank You! SWS 10th Anniversary! Ten Special Campaigns

July 2, 2021 - January 30, 2022

Over the span of six months,
Zoukei-Mura will be hosting an array of events online and in stores to express our gratitude!

Thanks to your support,
the Super Wing Series (SWS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary year!

We will be holding many events for model airplane fans to enjoy!!
This celebration is for everyone, from longtime fans to SWS rookies!!

Campaign details

Thank You! SWS 10th Anniversary!
Ten Special Campaigns!

1Zoukei-Mura SWS Mastery Test

めざせSWSマスター!

Ace the SWS Test!

Entry PeriodJuly 3, 2021 – August 30, 2021 (JST) *Entry has ended

The average score was 19 points out of 30!

This was quite the challenge for SWS fans!
Thank you for the many entries from all over the world!!

Perhaps we had too many difficult and strange questions, as there was no winner could achieve a full 30/30 points...

Top Ten High Scorers!!
*Names are shown by initials only
1stMr. A.K (Japan)28pt
2ndMr. M.O (Japan)27pt
3rdMr. G.F.C (USA)
Mr. J.Z (China)
Mr. Y.T (Japan)
26pt
6thMr. W.C (USA)25pt
7thMr. B.T (Portugal)
Mr. J.G (England)
24pt
9thMr. T.B (Japan)23pt
10thMr. B.M (Australia)22pt

SWS Mastery Test: Answer Key

Rookie Level
Q1.D
Q2.A
Q3.B
Q4.A
Q5.D
Q6.B
Q7.C
Q8.D
Q9.A
Q10.C
Intermediate Level
Q11.A
Q12.B
Q13.D
Q14.C
Q15.C
Q16.C
Q17.A
Q18.D
Q19.C
Q20.C
Advanced Level
Q21.A
Q22.C
Q23.B
Q24.A
Q25.D
Q26.D
Q27.C
Q28.C
Q29.B
Q30.A

All Questions and Answers in Full

Rookie Level
Q1. Which of the following is not included in the original concept of SWS?
A: I want to create a model airplane using plastic, that magical material.
B: You can learn about the airplane mechanisms through assembly.
C: My dream is your dream.
D: Finely-detailed engraving and sharp molding.
Q2. Which kit was the star of the show at our Zoukei-Mura booth at the 2019 IPMS Scale ModelWorld event in Telford?
A: 1/32 Hs 129 B-2/RIII
B: 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Tei "Toryu"
C: 1/48 F-4J Phantom Ⅱ NAVY
D: 1/32 Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad
Q3. Where did the SWS Development Team visit to examine actual long-nose F-4 aircraft?
A: National Air and Space Museum
B: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
C: USS Midway Museum
D: Planes of Fame Air Museum
Q4. The SWS Development Team participated in the IPMS/USA Nationals for the first time in 2011 and returned to that same location for the 2017 Nationals. Where were these shows hosted?
A: Omaha
B: Chattanooga
C: Columbus
D: Florida
Q5. Which of the following is not a trait of the SWS 1/32 Ho 229 kit?
A: The Jumo 004 engine is replicated.
B: The complex steel pipe frame is replicated.
C: The outer shell is replicated in clear plastic.
D: The wings are replicated in wooden material, just like the actual aircraft.
Q6. Which is the biggest unique feature of the SWS 1/32 Do 335 A-0 kit?
A: The front of the aircraft has a piston engine and the rear has a jet engine.
B: The DB 603 engines, equipped in a push-pull layout, are each faithfully replicated.
C: The retractable tail wheel is replicated.
D: There is a nuclear warhead loaded in the bomb rack under the fuselage.
Q7. Who is the engineer behind the actual aircraft replicated in the SWS 1/32 Ta 152 kit?
A: Jiro Horikoshi
B: Hideyuki Shigeta
C: Kurt Tank
D: Margaret Hamilton
Q8. Who suddenly encouraged the Zoukei-Mura “Old Man” with the words “If it were me, I'd want the P-51"?
A: SWS Brothers
B: SWS Pro Finisher Naoki Kobayashi
C: Developer K
D: His beloved wife
Q9. Which of the following is not one of the most distinctive traits of the P-51D aircraft, as replicated in the 4th SWS 1/32 scale kit?
A: DB 601 engine
B: Laminar-flow wings
C: Hamilton Standard cuffed propeller
D: M2 Browning 12.7mm machine guns
Q10. Which engine powers the SWS 1/32 Shinden?
A: The 18-cylinder, twin-row, air-cooled Wright R-3350 radial engine
B: The 14-cylinder, twin-row, air-cooled Mitsubishi Kasei radial engine
C: The 18-cylinder, twin-row, air-cooled Mitsubishi Ha-43 radial engine
D: The 12-cylinder, inverted V, liquid-cooled Daimler-Benz DB 603 engine
Intermediate Level
Q11. Why did VOLKS Inc./Zoukei-Mura originally participate in the Nurnberg Toy Fair?
A: To introduce Super Dollfie
B: To promote SWS
C: To recruit SWS Friend Shops
D: To look for development collaborators
Q12. What is the purpose of the Zoukei-Mura tool called "Pla-Ninja" in Japanese?
A: Drill
B: Scriber
C: Craft Saw
D: Pliers
Q13. What prize was won by the father of the boy who won a Zoukei-Mura T-shirt in the raffle at the 2016 IPMS/USA Nationals in Colombia? (In the English translation, the father is referred to as "you guy")
A: Zoukei-Mura pin
B: 1/32 He 219 A-0 Uhu kit
C: Zoukei-Mura T-shirt
D: Raiden Concept Note book
Q14. Which is not part of the enjoyment of SWS?
A: "prior" taste (anticipation of the release)
B: "present" taste (current enjoyment of assembling the kit)
C: "under" taste (a mysterious plastic flavor)
D: "later" taste (satisfaction after assembly)
Q15. What was the first VOLKS Inc. store called, as recalled during the SWS Old Man's description of the VOLKS Inc. 40th Anniversary Event "Joint Festival"?
A: Zoukei-Mura Pro Shop
B: Zoukei-Mura Tool Shop
C: Plastic-Hobby Shop VOLKS
D: Plastic-Kit Shop VOLKS
Q16. Various companies are given the chance to make a presentation at IPMS Scale ModelWorld in Telford. What is this event called?
A: Zoukei-Mura SWS Grand Meeting
B: Scale Fan Meeting
C: Meet the Maker
D: Maker Discussion
Q17. Which area of the SWS 1/48 Ho 229 kit assembly did not have additional Zoukei-Mura Old Man's "meddling" advice on the blog?
A: Engine Attachment
B: Linkage Rod Attachment
C: Cockpit Assembly
D: Tail Landing Gear Attachment Position
Q18. Which young champion pilot, at the time in the midst of a winning streak at the Reno Air Races, kindly assisted the SWS Development Team with the examination of the P-51D at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California?
A: Ukyo Katayama
B: Melanie Astles
C: Giuseppe Farina
D: Steven Hinton Jr.
Q19. What does the SWS Old Man call all SWS kit owners with fondness?
A: Valued Clients
B: Deities
C: Brothers
D: Regulars
Q20. Which of the following was not one of the possible badge designs included with the SWS 10th Anniversary Limited-Edition F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ "Phantom Forever 2020" kit?
A: "The Spook" side view
B: "The Spook" pair
C: SWS 10th Anniversary logo
D: Frog
Advanced Level
Q21. Which of the following is not one of the "true villains" faced by scale model kit developers?
A: Gut feelings
B: Individual emotional attachments
C: Personal likes and dislikes
D: Each person’s own image of the actual airplane
Q22. What does the SWS Old Man call airplane model maniacs?
A: ABSOMEC
B: HSGK
C: AMM
D: SRS
Q23. What is the "Mysterious 40-Year Vacuum" of the third SWS 1/32 release, "Skyraider"?
A: For 40 years, there had not yet been a definitive kit
B: For 40 years, there were no Skyraider plastic model kits released in 1/32 scale.
C: For 40 years, the Skyraider could not return from its harsh mission.
D: For 40 years, SWS development plans did not have enough funds and were put on hold.
Q24. What was the scale of the Do 335 mockup model first displayed at the 2014 IPMS/USA Nationals in Virginia?
A: 1/24 scale
B: 1/32 scale
C: 1/48 scale
D: 1/72 scale
Q25. What shocked the SWS Old Man most at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh?
A: That it was very crowded.
B: That there were many real airplanes.
C: That there were many airplanes that he wanted to replicate as SWS kits.
D: That they were auctioning off real aircraft.
Q26. What was the most frequent issue that customers had when they opened the landmark first SWS kit "Shinden" box?
A: There were different-colored runners.
B: It was larger than they imagined.
C: There were too many parts.
D: The box lid was too tight.
Q27. What amazing item did the SWS Old Man purchase at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which finally arrived in a later blog update?
A: A real Packard Merlin engine
B: A real Wright R-3350 Cyclone engine
C: The canopy of a real T-6 Texan
D: The propeller of a real Fw 190
Q28. What was the scale of the Revell Skyraider kit that the SWS Old Man assembled himself?
A: 1/24 scale
B: 1/32 scale
C: 1/40 scale
D: 1/48 scale
Q29. What surprising step was taken as part of the painstaking process of developing the SWS 1/32 He 219 A-0 kit?
A: The outer shell was replicated in clear parts.
B: The mold for the canopy was scrapped and redone.
C: Actual parts of the airplane were purchased for reference.
D: An electrical motor was included to spin the propellers.
Q30. The square notch on the front of the windshield featured on SWS F-4 kits replicates the air outlet that worked as a wiper on the real aircraft, but it also plays an important role in the kit. What is that role?
A: It also serves as a "fitter" for the kit assembly
B: It emphasizes the attractive appearance
C: It creates a gap to prevent interference
D: It makes it easier to pull off the windshield, as a fingernail can latch into it

Application Requirements

Test your SWS knowledge with the online questions for the chance to win special prizes!!

This mastery test features questions based on blog posts from No.001 to No.108 of the ever-popular “Old Man’s Blog” on the Zoukei-Mura official website. There are 30 questions in total: ten Rookie Level, ten Intermediate Level, and ten Expert Level! Submit your answers online! High-scoring winners will be awarded with an SWS Mastery Certificate, commemorative merchandise, and an invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo!!
- What are the prizes?
- What is the "SWS Fan Meeting"?

  • *There will not be a public winner announcement. The prizes will be sent directly to each winner.
How to Enter Online
Online
Submit your answers via the Mastery Test online form on the Zoukei-Mura official website. (It is a four-option multiple-choice test, available in English.)

Mastery Test online form
*Closed

  • *Entrants located outside Japan can only enter via the online form.
  • *Only one entry per person. Multiple entries by the same individual will be invalided.
  • *The test answer key will be made public in early September.

2Customer-Built SWS Models Displayed in Stores

格納庫に集合せよ!

All Aircraft to the SWS Hangar!

Event PeriodJuly 3, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Display your finished SWS model in our stores to receive an “SWS Hangar Box”!

Display your finished SWS model in VOLKS stores in Japan! Those who display their models in our stores during this event will receive an “SWS Hangar Box”. In addition, everyone who brings in their model before Sept. 26 will receive an invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo!
*What is the "SWS Fan Meeting"?

Participants will receive an “SWS Hangar Box,”
first-come, first-served!!

SWSハンガーボックス

  • *Example of how to use the box for storage. The 1/32 Kawasaki Ki-45 Kai Toryu is not included.
  • *Only available for those located within Japan.
  • *Up to two SWS Hangar Boxes per person. Only available while supplies last in each store.
  • *Only one invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo per person, even in the case of multiple models.

3Twitter Campaign

あなたの一言がSWSの宝物!

Your Comments are the Spirit of SWS!

We changed the rules! Now you can enter by just tweeting with the #sws10th hashtag!!
Include two hashtags (#sws10th and the hashtag for the topic at that time) in your tweet to enter!

To participate, post a tweet including the hashtag "#sws10th" !

Ten people will be randomly selected from each of the three entry periods to receive commemorative merchandise and an invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo! (The invitation will only be included in the first and second entry periods)
- What are the prizes?
- What is the "SWS Fan Meeting"?

  • *There will not be a public winner announcement. The prizes will be sent directly to each winner.
Entry Period #1July 2 to 25, 2021 (JST) *Entry period has ended
Entry Period #2Aug. 20 to Sept. 26, 2021 (JST) *Entry period has ended
Entry Period #3Nov. 11 to Dec. 19, 2021 (JST) *Entry period has ended

Choose from the following topics for your tweet:"My Favorite SWS Kit," "Memories of Building SWS Kits," or "Showing Off the Best Aspect of my SWS Kit Assembly"! Please include the hashtag for that topic as well (this is optional for entry).

Hashtag: #sws10th

  • "My Favorite SWS Kit"
    Hashtag: #SWS_love
  • "Memories of Building SWS Kits"
    Hashtag: #SWS_memory
  • "Showing Off the Best Aspect of my SWS Kit Assembly"
    Hashtag: #SWS_showoff

4Photo Essay Contest

貴方のSWSに語らせよう!

Share Your SWS Story!

Entry Period:July 9 – Nov. 1, 2021 (JST) *Entry period has ended

Winner Announcement!
The “SWS Old Man” himself has chosen two essays to win the “President’s Special Award”!!

Thank you very much for all the many wonderful entries for this campaign, sharing your memories of SWS with photos and short essays! Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta, the president of Zoukei-Mura, selected two essays to be awarded with the “President’s Special Award.” Please enjoy these photo essays!

  • *Due to various circumstances, entries will not be selected by vote in VOLKS stores or online. Instead, the president of Zoukei-Mura, Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta, selected winners for the "President's Special Award."
The Final Mysterious Bird

President’s Special Award Winner: Asajizou
Title:
“The Final Mysterious Bird”

This is the first SWS kit that I ever bought. This aircraft truly did exist, but it was never deployed to battle, so I freely painted it with the camouflage of my choosing. happened to purchase it on the exact day that the Japanese sales tax was increased, so I was in a bit of a panic when the amount of cash I had prepared was different than the actual cost. It’s a funny memory now.

From the SWS Old Man
Oh my! You have made such a powerful SWS 1/32 Horten Ho 229! I applaud your skill and sensitivity in completing this kit, which is by far one of the most challenging SWS kits to assemble. Please continue to enjoy the world of scale models. Thank you very much!
1/32 Skyraider

President’s Special Award Winner: Nobo
Title: “1/32 Skyraider”

Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of SWS! Thanks to SWS, I became obsessed with aircraft models, which I had never been interested in before. I was honored to win a previous in-store SWS contest with this model. I was so happy to have my painting praised, because I was especially meticulous about it with this kit. Inspired by that experience, I joined my local airplane model club, and now I have lots of fellow modeler friends to enjoy the hobby with.

From the SWS Old Man
Oh, gosh... No matter how many times or from which angle I look at these photos, I cannot help but to be further entranced by the high degree of perfection of these completed SWS models. I can feel your artistic sense and true love for aircraft. And I applaud your bold courage and good taste in recreating the A-1 Skyraider, one of my personal favorites, in that powerful sea-blue paint scheme! Thank you very much!!
  • *Mr. Nobo also submitted multiple other entries for the campaign so we have included his other photos as well.

Thank you for your entries!
We hope you will continue to enjoy SWS kits for many, many years to come!

Photo Essay Contest Application Requirements

Share your memorable story about SWS with photos and text!

フォトエッセイコンテスト
Entry Topic Examples
●My very first SWS model
●When I met the SWS Development Team in person
●The dreams I entrust to SWS

Share your memorable SWS story with text and a photograph! The photo must contain a completed SWS model or the SWS box. Send us your memorable photo—perhaps a realistic shot that looks just like the real aircraft or a close-up of your most painstakingly crafted details—together with a short essay about the image! Winners will be chosen via popular vote online and at VOLKS stores in Japan. Entries will not be selected by vote in VOLKS stores or online. Instead, the president of Zoukei-Mura, Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta, will select winners of the "President's Special Award." Those winners will receive very special commemorative prizes!! All participants will receive an invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo.
- What are the prizes?
- What is the "SWS Fan Meeting"?

Check it out!!
SWS Medal
Winners of the Photo Essay Contest will receive the commemorative SWS Medallion!!

Now is your moment to shine!!

  • *One photo per essay entry.
  • *Only one invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo per person, even in the case of multiple entries.
  • *Some of the winning entries will be published in the VOLKS Inc. membership magazine "VHF" (Volks Hobby Friend) issue #12 (to be published in Around February 2022). Winning entries awarded with the "President's Special Award" will be published in the VOLKS Inc. membership magazine "VHF" (Volks Hobby Friend) issue #11 (to be published Nov. 20, 2021) and elsewhere.
How to Enter
Online
Submit your photo and essay via the entry form on the Zoukei-Mura website.

"Photo Essay Contest" entry form
*Closed

In-Store
Bring your photo and essay to any VOLKS hobby store in Japan.

5SWS 10th Anniversary YouTube Video

魅せます!SWS開発部!

See Behind the Scenes of SWS Development!

A peek into SWS development behind-the-scenes from: Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta, Company President and Director of the Zoukei-Mura SWS Development Team; Naoki Kobayashi, SWS Master Pro-Finisher; and the SWS Development Team.

"Video #2: Behind the Scennes of SWS Development #1

Coming Soon


6Online Questionnaire

貴方の声がSWSを創る!

Your Voice Creates Future SWS Kits!

Entry Period: Sep. 10 – October 10, 2021 (JST) *Entry period has ended

Questionnaire Results: The Complete Version!!

We conducted a survey with 17 questions at VOLKS stores throughout Japan and on the Zoukei-Mura website!
We received responses from scale model fans not only in Japan, but from all over the world through the online entries. We published a brief summary of the results in our newsletter magazine, “VOLKS Hobby Friend” (VHF) issue #11, but here we will reveal the "complete version," covering as much of the vast data as possible!!

Application Requirements

We want your input about the past, present, and future of SWS!

All you have to do to enter is fill out the simple questionnaire.
Lucky winners, randomly selected from the entries, will receive commemorative merchandise and an invitation to the SWS Fan Meeting in Tokyo!
- What are the prizes?
- What is the "SWS Fan Meeting"?

How to Enter Online
Online
Submit your answers via the Questionnaire online form on the Zoukei-Mura official website. (It is available in English.)

Questionnaire online form
*Closed


7Introducing SWS Friend Shops

ようこそ!フレンドショップの世界へ!

Welcome to the World of SWS Friend Shops!

Kits are flying off the shelves worldwide at these wonderful shops! Meet the SWS Friend Shops!!

The SWS network of businesses is connected throughout the globe! Here we will introduce our “Friend Shops” (retailers) who sell SWS kits worldwide, with the photos that they kindly provided of their stores and their staff, as well as their messages introducing their store and celebrating the 10th Anniversary of SWS!

造形村オヤジ "SWS Old Man" comment
The “SWS Old Man,” company president Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta has added his comment of gratitude for each store as well!


8SWS 10th Anniversary Product Pre-Orders

伝説の名機を貴方へ!
Legendary aircraft now flying your way!

Three Kits Revealed!!

These special kits will be released for pre-order as part of the SWS 10th Anniversary celebration!

Everyone who pre-orders a kit during the designated Pre-Order Period will receive their ordered quantity, guaranteed!!
The lineup includes two versions of the F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ, whose recent retirement from the JASDF is fresh in all of our memories, and the entirely newly-sculpted kit Bf 109, the crucial Luftwaffe piston-engine-powered fighter of WWII!!

#1 Back by popular demand!

F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ “Phantom Forever 2020”

F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Phantom Forever 2020

Don’t miss your chance again!! The much-anticipated restock is coming!!
This kit features the special 2020 retirement markings of the 301st TFS of the 7th Air Wing based at Hyakuri Air Base! This popular aircraft’s markings feature the F-4 emblem character “The Spook” on the horizontal stabilizer and squadron’s frog symbol painted in a distinctive metallic blue. Don’t miss your chance to fly this kit into your hands!

Pre-Order PeriodNov. 27, 2021 – Feb. 13, 2022 (JST)
DeliveryAround May 2022

Pre-Orders accepted from the VOLKS Online Store, SWS Friend Shops, and VOLKS stores in Japan.

1/48 F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ “Phantom Forever 2020”
■Plastic Model Kit (including 2-color molded parts, clear and grey)
■Total Parts: 490 ■Included Items: Decals ×2
■SIZE: *Length: 401mm *Height: 106mm *Width: 245mm
Special price of 6800 JPY (before tax)
  • Bonus #1 Standard kit price 7500 JPY (before tax)reduced to a special price of 6800 JPY (before tax)
  • Bonus #2 Special limited-edition box art
  • Bonus #3 Free Exclusive Button Badge Included There are four designs (One design included at random.)Badge are four designs

#2 New Paint Scheme!

F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Go for it!! 301sq

F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Go for it!! 301sq 2020
Photo courtesy of: Naoto Shibata

After the overwhelming popularity of the “Phantom Forever 2020” kit, another commemorative retirement paint scheme from the 301st Tactical Fighter Squadron joins the SWS fleet! The bright and bold yellow of aircraft no. 315 is sure to draw attention. The SWS kit includes faithfully-replicated decals of the distinctive markings, including the large frog on the vertical stabilizer!!

Pre-Order PeriodNov. 27, 2021 – Feb. 13, 2022 (JST)
DeliveryAround May 2022

Pre-Orders accepted from the VOLKS Online Store, SWS Friend Shops, and VOLKS stores in Japan.

1/48 F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Go for it!! 301sq
■Plastic Model Kit (including 2-color molded parts, clear and grey)
■Total Parts: 490 ■Included Items: Decals ×2
■SIZE: *Length: 401mm *Height: 106mm *Width: 245mm
Special price of 6800 JPY (before tax)
  • Bonus #1 Standard kit price 7500 JPY (before tax)reduced to a special price of 6800 JPY (before tax)
  • Bonus #2 Special limited-edition box art
  • Bonus #3 Free Exclusive Button Badge Included There are four designs (One design included at random.)Badge are four designs

#3 All-new molding!!

Bf 109 G-14: Hartmann Model

Bf 109 G-14: Hartmann Model
Resin-cast Hartmann figure included!
*Photo shows a test mockup. Actual product may vary.

The legendary aircraft, in its most legendary form, will be released as a limited-edition pre-order kit for the SWS 10th Anniversary!!
The Messerschmitt Bf 109, mainstay of the Luftwaffe in WWII, finally joins the SWS fleet after years of painstaking preparation! The first SWS Bf 109 kit will be a special recreation of the aircraft piloted by legendary fighter ace Erich Hartmann. You will be floored by not only the faithful replication of the outer form, but the incredible realism of the Daimler-Benz DB 605 inverted V-12 liquid-cooled engine!! The SWS design concept of “replicating the real thing” has produced a kit like none before it!!

Pre-Order PeriodJan. 15, 2022 – Mar. 13, 2022 (JST)
DeliveryAround June 2022

Pre-Orders accepted from the VOLKS Online Store, SWS Friend Shops, and VOLKS stores in Japan.

1/32 Bf 109 G-14: Hartmann Model
■Plastic Model Kit (including 2-color molded parts, clear and grey)
■Total Parts: Approx. 350 ■Included Items: Decals ×1 sheet (TBD)
■SIZE: *Length: 282mm *Height: 75mm *Width: 308mm
Special price of 9000 JPY (before tax)

9Handwritten Letter from the "SWS Old Man" (Zoukei-Mura Company President)

感謝!! SWSオヤジからのメッセージ
Thank you all!! A message from the SWS Old Man!
SWSオヤジ

Exclusive to the VOLKS Online Store and overseas SWS Friend Shops!
During a limited time, you can receive a letter and commemorative merchandise with your SWS order!

Campaign PeriodNov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022 (JST)

Four versions in total of the letter!!

Purchase an SWS-related item from the VOLKS Online Store to receive a copy of a letter from the "SWS Old Man" (Zoukei-Mura president Hideyuki Shigeta) along with commemorative SWS merchandise as a gift!! VOLKS USA and international SWS Friend Shops will have similar campaigns during the same period!!

  • *VOLKS USA and SWS Friend Shops will be giving out the letters and SWS commemorative merchandise gifts according to the rules of their own sales campaigns, during the same campaign time period. Please ask your local store for details.
For purchases from the VOLKS Online Store:
*One version of the letter will be included together with your purchased item. The version will be chosen at random.
*Gifts are only available while the limited supply lasts. The letter will be included with all eligible products purchased during the designated period.
*Commemorative gifts will be packaged together with the purchased product. The type of gift is chosen at random.
*For SWPS (Super Weapon Series) products, only the “1/32 Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad” and its related items will be eligible.
International SWS Friend Shops with Gift Campaigns
*Please ask the SWS Friend Shop for the details of their campaign.
USAVOLKS USA
BelgiumDomino
UKTiger Hobbies
UKThe Hobby Shop
ItalySteel Models
ChinaSootang Hobby
ChinaCM model
ThailandAr-Tee Models
MalaysiaF-4 DableModels
KuwaitFahad Bousaleh Est
AustraliaBob's Models

Breaking News!
If you order any of these three limited-edition SWS kits from the VOLKS Online Store during the pre-order period, the kits will also come with a copy of the letter and commemorative gifts included!!
F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ “Phantom Forever 2020”
F-4EJ Kai Phantom Ⅱ Go for it!! 301sq
Bf 109 G-14: Hartmann Model

  • *Only applies to the VOLKS Online Store. This campaign is not available from other online retailers.

10SWS Fan Meeting and Exhibition at "Akihabara Hobby Paradise 2" in Tokyo, Japan

SWS例会 秋葉原作戦!
SWS Tactical Conference in Akihabara!
SWS例会

That legendary event is back!
Interact with the Zoukei-Mura SWS Old Man himself!!

Meeting DateJan. 15, 2022 (JST) Part 1: 13:00 - 14:00 / Part 2: 14:30 - 15:30
LocationVOLKS Akihabara Hobby Paradise 2 [Store information]
Entry FeeFree entry *Standing room available on the day!

The famous “SWS Fan Meeting” which began at the start of SWS returns in full force after a long absence!

A space just for fans who love SWS! Truly a dream-come-true! SWS modelers will spend a special day with the head director of the Zoukei-Mura SWS Development Team (company president Mr. Shigeta) and SWS development staff members!! The panel discussion will include an insider’s peek into the development of the SWS 10th Anniversary pre-order kits, behind-the-scenes of filming YouTube videos, and more about the 10 Special Campaigns. Participants at this meeting get the chance to hear the latest updates before anyone else, and possibly hear some explosive information leaks...?!
Let's expand and strengthen this community together!

For more information, click here! → VOLKS HOBBY BLOG

Look forward to the SWS Exhibition too!!

大展示会
  • - Finished models of all SWS kits on display
  • - Reference materials used for kit design and photographs from examining the actual aircraft
  • - Box artwork displays
  • ...and more!
*Video of the exhibition to be released online later

Starting from the day of the Fan Meeting!

SWS 10th Anniversary Commemorative Store

Open Period:Jan. 15 – 30, 2022
LocationVOLKS Akihabara Hobby Paradise 2 [Store information]

This limited-time-only Commemorative Store will open on the event floor of Akihabara Hobby Paradise 2!
In addition to some hidden SWS treasures and 10th anniversary merchandise, and maybe even sales of scale kit collections?! Come and see it for yourself!!

SWS 10th Anniversary Commemorative Goods

SWS 10th Anniversary Commemorative Goods

Super rare! A chance to purchase SWS items!

A great chance to purchase many of the special items that used to be only available in the SWS-related events! There will also be some of the latest SWS 10th Anniversary items! All of these items are limited in quantity, so please do not hesitate if you are interested.

  • SWS Mouse Pad
    SWS Mouse Pad (Shinden)

    1320 JPY (tax included)
    150mm (W) × 220mm (H)
    chic design and soft touch! Can also be used as a cutter mat!

  • SWS Phone Pouch
    SWS Phone Pouch (Shinden & F-4EJ Kai)

    1100 JPY (tax included)
    90mm (W) × 180mm (H)
    double-sided design of Shinden and F-4EJ Kai "Phantom Forever 2020"!

Other LINE UP
SWS 10th Anniversary Logo Sticker 330 JPY (tax included)
SWS Logo Sticker 770 JPY (tax included)
SWS Button Badge (Various) 330 JPY each (tax included)
ZOUKEI-MURA/SWS Logo Patch (Various) 880 JPY each (tax included)
SWS Neck Strap 550 JPY (tax included)
ZOUKEI-MURA SWS T-Shirt (Yellow) XXL 1,650 JPY (tax included)
ZOUKEI-MURA Pocket Light (Square) 550 JPY (tax included)