2017, the year of the rooster.
Last year was the worst for Arawasi; ever. We finished 2015 very optimistic and in high spirits but we spent most of 2016 full of health problems, disappointment, depression and plain boredom. As a result we published nothing even though there were various projects almost finished. One of the worst features of last year was the constant ball-busting bombardment of demands for free help from free "friends" who remember us only when they are building a new Japanese aircraft model.
The blog was sometimes a pleasant escape and we would like to say a big thank you to everybody who stood beside us, helped, contributed, emailed us a few kind words or simply left a comment keeping what we've been doing for 15 years now still alive and kicking. Bruised and down but definitely not out. We love what we do, Japanese aviation is our passion and rest assured we will continue to publish magazine issues and Eagle Eyes as well as posting on this blog.
So, here are our plans for 2017. We have promised ourselves to release issue#13 of our magazine and at least one Eagle Eye. Be prepared for surprises! We are also determined to post more on the blog and make it even more interesting. The modelling contests will continue so...build build build!
As always we would like to thank everybody who left a comment:
Dizzyfugu, Jacob Terlow, Jon Yuengling, Jon Godwin, Panagiotis Koubetsos, Max Brandt, Dan Salamone, David Brizzard, Wind Swords, Ron, Fluffy, Rene de Koning, Roel, Bob Alford, Gary Lai, Alcides, Gustavo Antonelli, Andreas, justforever96, George Bryant, Jan Voorbij, Cheesehat, Fugaku, Scoobs, Bernhard, Harold K, Laurent Chambon, F_IV.
A special thank you goes to everybody who contributed to this blog and participated in the contests:
Charlie Swank, Vladimir Martinicky, Mikhail Ageenko, The kit slayer, Jean Barby, Rui Lerias, DizzyFugu, Jan Goormans, Alexandros Angelopoulos, Allan Jeffery, Otsuki-san, Cameron Lohmann, Zbyszek Malicki, Calin Ungureanu, Adam O'Brien, Miro Herold, Michael Williams, Gary Wenko, Richard Brooker, Prof. Nemisis Goosehabit, Luigi Scarano, Ryszard Holak, Mariusz Kogut, Andrey Temnyy.
And finally a HUUUUGE "thank you" to our good friends:
Sinang Aribowo, James Boyd, Devlin Chouinard, Danilo Renzulli, Eric Vogel and Zygmunt Szeremeta (wherever he may be).
Let's hope 2017 is better in every respect than 2016. All the best for the new year to everybody.