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1/32 - Dornier Do.335 Pfeil by Zoukei-Mura - released - new boxing Do 335(A-12)

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1/32nd Dornier Do.335 Pfeil by ZM in Super Wing Series - ref. SWS09.

Box art was on display at SMW2013.


Don't forget there's another 1/32nd Pfeil kit coming from HK:


ZM old man blog. Scroll down "Research at the Smithsonian"








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That first photo shows off very well just how big the Pfiel is !

A WWII fighter bigger than some WWII bombers :yikes:

Mmmm ZM or HK ?? Which is best......theres only one way to find out .....FIGHT !!


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I think Zoukei-Mura will be more highly detailed and more expensive where HK will detailed but less expensive. My vote at this moment is with HK unless something changes

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▋The latest test shot runners of the 1/32 SWS Do 335 are finally in my hands!

I will try to go through briefly with these test shot runners and, if there is no problem, then the kit will be delivered to you. So let's step in and see together how the model kit of this wonderful aircraft tastes like.

So, let's build the Do 335!!

So, let's build the Do 335!!

Ancient city, early spring.

Totally different from yesterday, a cold day with some small clouds dancing in Kyoto's sky, for some reason today has turned warm with sunrays hitting the ground.

SWS brothers all over the world, are you alright? OK!!

What? If you're fine, keep fine and don't care about trivial things.

Eat a lot of good food, have your family around you and enjoy to its fullest the SWS kit, this wonderful hobby of yours!!

Human being... When somebody gets 60 years old, whatever he may do or say is fine. It looks like an unwritten law valid all over the world from ancient times... Right? Oh, maybe you… ?

Yes! Did you say that the attention of the world and your family are not so sweet?

Ouch!! That's just your imagination, just your imagination! Probably everyone admire and compliment you when you are not here!

Oh? Don't you understand the meaning of these words?

Don't worry, this world is still full of things weirder than that. Don't mind about some words you may not know. OK?


Yesterday, finally the latest runners of the SWS 1/32 Do 335 arrived, and so I'll start a very simple build to check them and verify if the assembly works well or not.

There is still some time until the release, so please enjoy the kit's "presence" through my pictures and comments.


▋Look at this! Here's what I did in only 3 hours of test-build.

As always, "the fitting of the parts is perfect" for this SWS kit too, making you feel confortable.

Every time I do a test-build, of course "The Old Man's 7 tools" shown in these pictures make an outstanding work.

From the left, nippers (specific for plastic models), chisel, diamond yasuri, tweezers, shaping knife and a pig-hair toothbrush.

Just by having these tools, the assembly of the kit goes very smoothly.


▋The propeller is the heart of the reciprocating engine!! That's it. Just so true!!

That's why it is right to say that this time Do 335 propeller is a masterpiece for how good it looks.

I am so picky about the propellers, so if I say that, then it must be true!

You guys, please trust me. Trust is happiness, dear fellows.

Ho, and by talking about the beautifulness of this propeller!

Exquisite! The precision of the shape, the thickness and that unique twisting, and then the sled shape delicately connected from the core to the tip, everything is represented in fine details.

I promise you this is really an exceptional propeller.

A special mention for the gates of the runner, which has been brought to the back side of the propeller's core, as you can see on the picture. The idea of our design department joint with the skills of our tooling-maker makes this difficult propeller eject from the mold at once.

Thanks to them, we modelers can safely apply sandpapers no. 240 and 800 on both edges of the parts, and get immediately an awesome finish just by doing this.

Very well done, Zoukei-mura Development Team! Good on you!


▋Look! We moved the gate of the runner to this place!

Here is why both tips of the propeller came exactly as they have been designed. And then, you just have to tidily refine with a shaping knife the protuberance resulting from the cut of the gate.

This entry was short but that's all for today.

The rest will follow few days later.

Get ready because I will show you the assembly of the awaited "DB 603 engine".

Until then, the most important and essential part of the work that will make you decide to buy this kit for sure is still to come.

First you need to do a lot of stuff, from a far-sighted political maneuver, or a conciliatory measure to mobilize your grandchildren, like the well-known "he that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin"; to family matters, garage cleaning, and wall painting. Toilet cleaning will also be a strong point too.

In addition, it may be a good strategy to buy a small present for an impregnable wife.

In any case, be patient until you get this very adult response: "If you do one of these things, I will pass on" .

Haste is waste. Mistake is the key to success. Don't stop until you get it!

I hope you brother will fight and succeed…

C'mon!! SWS brothers all over the world!!

Absolutely get this Do 335!!!!

Hideyuki Shigeta

Representative of Zoukei-mura, Inc.




▋And… it's finally complete!


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All very nice but YET AGAIN Zoukei-Mura, IMHO, score an 'own goal' by producing a kit (albeit superb looking) that has already been recently kitted in this scale !. Just how many kits do we need of this very interesting but quite esoteric machine ?. I fully appreciate that this kit will most likely be far more detailed and perhaps more refined than the recent HK Models version but can the modelling fraternity really support two such kits ?. I simply cannot believe this will become an economically viable project and in some ways its a criminal waste of resources when there are SO MANY other subjects, Luftwaffe or otherwise, that have NEVER been kitted in this scale by a mainstream kit producer and are crying out for the high quality treatment from Zoukei-Mura.

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Yep... the campaign to get the oyaji to tool a 1/32 Whirlwind using the Whirlwind Project's CAD work starts now!

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Fresh wews... Thanks Google translation... ;)




And what from SWS 32 !!
ドルニエファン待望のDo 335(A-12)複座型 Dolnie fan long-awaited Do 335 (A-12) double seat type
予価\17,800がついに新発売です!! The price \ 17,800 is finally a new release!

まさにその形態から「アリクイ」と呼ばれた姿をそのままに、奇妙な魅力満載の、この記念すべき航空機モデルがSWSキットでいよいよ新発売です。 It is a new release of SWS kit that this commemorative aircraft model full of strange charm is kept as it is from the form just as it was called "Ariquy".

おっと! Oops!
一足早く米国オマハで開催のIPMS造形村ブースにて完成作品を展示いたします。 Finished works will be exhibited at the IPMS Zenkata village booth held in Omaha, USA as soon as possible. ご来場予定の皆さんどうぞお楽しみに!! We are looking forward to seeing you all!
実物を見れば見るほどドイツ空軍、いやドルニエ社の底力を感じずにはおられません。 The more you see the real thing, the less you feel the power of the German Air Force, or Dornier.

このSWSキットでは 大好評をいただきましたDo 335単座型(A-0)をベースに以下の点を追加モールド。 Based on the Do 335 single seat type (A - 0) which was highly popular with this SWS kit, the following points were added and molded. 世界唯一の32サイズスケールモデルといたしました。 We made it the world's only 32 size scale model.
単発のフォルムもいいけど、この複座型の迫力ある姿も実にかっこいいではありませんか。 I also like a single form, is not this powerful figure of this double seat type really cool?

●Do 335単座型(A-0)から複座型(A-12)への変更点 ● Changes from Do 335 single seat type (A - 0) to double seat type (A - 12)
1.単座戦闘爆撃機方の先行量産型(A-0)から複座の練習戦闘爆撃機型(A-12)の量産型に 1. From mass production type (A-0) of single battle bombers to mass production type of double seat exercise fighting bomber type (A-12)
2.前席(射出座席あり)はほぼそのままで、前席後方の胴体内燃料タンクの代わりに後席(射出座席なし)を追加 2. Added a rear seat (no injection seat) in place of the fuel tank in the rear of the front seat, with the front seat (with injection seat) remaining almost unchanged
3.後席計器盤は必要最小限の計器類しかない簡素な統制型を採用 3. The rear seat instrument panel adopts a simple control type with only the minimum necessary instruments
4.後席のためのこぶのようなキャノピーとそのフェアリングのため胴体上部形状が大きく異なる 4. The canopy like a hump for the rear seat and its fairing greatly different the upper torso shape
5.胴体右側面の後席キャノピー後ろ付近に後部エンジン点検用の四角いパネルあり 5. Right side of the fuselage There is a square panel for rear engine inspection near the back of the rear canopy
6.胴体左側面の後席キャノピー下付近に乗降用の足掛け追加 6. Addition of gait for getting on and off in the vicinity of the rear seat canopy on the left side of the fuselage

ぜひあなたのコレクションに加えてくださいね。 Please do add it to your collection.


■どうだこの迫力!! ■ How is this force!
Do 335 A-12 複座型の勇姿がついにあなたの手に委ねられます!! Do 335 A-12 The braided figure of the double seat type is finally left to your hands !!
いや~~この巨体とそのバランスの妙の凄いこと! No ~ ~ Great thing that this big body and its balance are strange! こうしてこのDo 335の完成作品を目の前にすれば、もう雑念が吹き飛んでしまうほどのカッコ良さです。 So if you put the completed work of Do 335 in front of you, it is good enough to make your mind blow away. 単座A-0の横に置いて両機の見比べをする。 Place it next to the single seat A - 0 and compare the two machines. モデラー至福の時ですね。 Modeller It is time for bliss.


■例によって、詳細に再現された複座型のコックピットが視認できるよう、外板を透明パーツで仕上げました。 ■ By the example, the outer panel was finished with transparent parts so that the double seat type cockpit reproduced in detail can be seen. 計器盤そのほか操縦装置も見事に再現。 Instrument boards and other flight controllers are also magnificently reproduced.
奇妙な外形ながら、どこか現用機の魅力にもつながる実に不思議な航空機です。 While it is a strange outline, it is a truly magical aircraft that leads to the charm of a working machine somewhere.


■この完成作品も名手「小林直己」氏による精悍なDo 335 A-12 の勇姿です。 ■ This completed work is also a brave figure of Do 335 A-12, which is fearless by Mr. Naoki Kobayashi.
キットの発売はいよいよ今年後半。 The kit will be released late this year. ひょっとしたらIPMSテルフォード会場での発売が出来るかもしれません。 Perhaps it will be possible to sell at IPMS Telford venue.
ドイツ機ファンのあなたに贈る名キット。 A name kit for you of German machine fans. それはまるで夢のような作り心地を保証します。 It guarantees a dreamlike comfort.
どうぞご期待下さい! Please expect it!



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