1/8th Scale Shimakaze

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I can run about 50m in about 11 seconds! Compared to Shimakaze I really am a slowpoke!! (´;ω;`) Today I’m going to be taking a look at this lovely figure, up for order until the 26th March! The 1/8th scale figure:

Shimakaze! ♥



From the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-‘ comes a 1/8th scale of the destroyer class ship, Shimakaze! The pose is based on the cover illustration of Febri Vol.19 and features Shimakaze in a rather mischievous pose! 

Shimakaze’s beautiful slender body has been sculpted down to the finest of details, and the three Rensouhou-chan artillery cannons by her side have been faithfully included, each with their very own playful expression!

Oooh!!! (*´▽`*)

The scale Zekamashi-chan is finally here!!

I just can’t get enough of her expression! It’s like a naughty little giggle inviting everyone in for a closer look!

The beautiful sculpting of the back of her knees makes me want to brush my fingers up and down it all day long! (*´Д`)

Her bottom is of course amazing… but her hips are also not to be missed out on!! The pose is based on the front cover of the magazine Febri Vol.19!

The figure itself is sculpted by Manabu Katou, while the tower of Rensouhou-chan’s are sculpted by the 3D Team’s sculptor, Shinya Iguchi! The combination of the two give a lovely volume to the figure! ♡

Let’s start off with the Rensouhou-chans! (ノ`・∀・)ノ

Just the Rensouhou-chans take up a fiar amount of space… they’re piled up quite high!

There’s a big one…

A medium sized one…

And a little one…! ♡

The little one is a little special with a cute sailot’s outfit! ヽ(o´∀`o)ノ

It’s so adorable!!

As I already mentioned, the Rensouhou-chans were sculpted by the 3D team… so I thought I’d have a word with their sculptor… Shinya Iguchi!

(・∀・) “I really wanted to capture both the mecha-artillery feel as well as the cute appereance of the Rensouhou-chans while I was sculpting them!

On first look they just look like cute mascot characters… but on closer inspection you can see the details that have gone into the turrents and torpedo launchers!

(・∀・) “Yep! The expressions capture their cuter side, while on the other hand their power as weapons are preserved on the design!”

The contrast is rather interesting – you get the best of both worlds! Σ(・Д・」)

(・∀・) “It honestly wasn’t an easy task, but I did my best to impress the fans! Obviously Shimakaze is the main attraction, but the Rensouhou-chans are definitely a lot of fun to display too!”

After all, it wouldn’t be Zekamashi-chan iithout Rensouhou-chan!(`・ω・´)

But anyway, let’s get back to Shimakaze!

This time around we’ll chat with Shimakaze’s sculptor, Manabu Katou!

(・∀・) “I’m sure you already guessed this… but my highlight is without a doubt her bottom!

It’s certainly not something anyone would overlook!
Nomnomnom! ♡ ゚。*(*´∀`*)*。゚+

(・∀・) “Also note how the g-string is being pulled into her skin, making it sink in a little!

The original illustration on the Febri cover only featured her down to her knees… how did you do the rest of the sculpt?

(・∀・) “Based on other images, I simply thought up how it would have looked if the illustration has gone all the way down to her feet!”

I see! So that’s why she has crossed legs! Her stomach area was also never shown in the illustration but the figure makes it look lovely… that ever so slight bump when looking from this angle is amazing! (ノ)´∀`(ヾ)

(・∀・) “Yep! Seen she was leaning over I wanted to add a bit of gravity to the sculpt… I really ended up spending a really lon time on getting that stomach right!”

The squishy feeling it gives makes me want to touch it so badly! How could anyone resist?! (*´▽`*)

(・∀・) “Of course fans of the original illustration are sure to love posing her at the same angle… but the thing with this figure is that there are so many great angles to display her from, you might have some trouble choosing which is best! Low and high angles also both suit her so well!”

Filled with details and highlights! ♡

The 1/8th Scale…

Shimakaze!!

She is up for preorder over at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP until the 26th March at 21:00JST! Orders from the online shop will also include a special ‘Nendoroid Plus Rubber Strap: Rensouhou-chan Sailor Ver.’! ☆

GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP: 1/8th Scale Shimakaze

The exact design of the strap is still being confirmed, but will be ready to show everyone shortly!(`・ω・´)

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As of today, the GOOD SMILE WORKS website has been released!
ヽ(*・ω・)人(・ω・*)ノ

GOOD SMILE WORKS:
⇒ http://special.goodsmile.info/goodsmileworks/

This site shows the entire process of a figure’s production cycle, from planning to shipping. At the moment it is only available in Japanese, but an English version is planned for the future! The horizontal scroll of the website really makes it fun to go through the process! ♪

Each picture can also be clicked to read the smaller print, so be sure to take the time and enjoy it if you’re interested in the figure industry – particularly if you missed the booth at WonFes!! (σ・∀・)σ

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Finally a quick notice! From the 3rd March to the 5th March, Kahotan Blog will be taking a little break due to a company training holiday!

Also note that GSC support will be closed during this time, but we will get back to any queries shortly after the break! Thanks for your understanding!

More Details: http://www.goodsmile.info/en/post/3849/

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


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(`・ω・).。0   (Tomorrow is already March! Anime Japan is coming up soon!)
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Anyway, I hope to see you all again next week!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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