Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.

Hello everyone, Kahotan here! (@gsc_kahotan)

I’m still rather confused at how quickly the weather has changed here in Japan! It feels like Autumn already – I think the aircon in the trains has been turned down a little too! (´=ω=`)

Anyway, today I’ll be taking a look at a product that went up for preorder today… Max Factory’s:
Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.! ♥

The second in Good Smile Company’s ‘Wonderful Hobby Selection’ series of top-notch figures is Max Factory’s 1/8th scale figure of the Yamato-class Battleship, “Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.” from the popular browser game ‘Kantai Collection -KanColle-.

The Heavy version features all of Yamato Kai’s impressive cannons – three 46cm three-barreled cannons, two smaller 15.5cm three-barreled cannons and 6 even smaller 12.7cm two-barrel cannons – all made to scale for a complete and faithful rendition of the original Yamato Kai illustration. The 46cm turrets are even articulated, and a special base made in the image of water with cherry blossom petals scattered across it is also included. Enjoy the company of the beautiful battleship Yamato as she floats peacefully in the water.

They’re so…. big!! (I mean the turrets, of course)

If case you missed yesterday’s blog, I took a look at Yamato Kai: Light Armament Ver.! This Heavy version comes with some extra parts – her huge ship parts that really bring out the KanColle atmosphere. as well as a special rippling base made in the image of water!

A perfect rendition of the original illustration! (゚A゚;)

Taking a look from the back shows just how huge and powerful Yamato’s ship parts look! (*´▽`*)

So huge that you can’t really see Yamato’s lovely thighs!

If you’re looking for a closer look at Yamato herself be sure to take a look at
yesterday’s blog, as today I’m going to be focusing on the extra parts that come with the Heavy Armament Ver.! ヽ(・∀・)ノ


This is my personal favorite angle! ♥
The way she is sitting is just so cute, and the base makes it look even better! (*´Д`)

Anyway, let’s take a closer look at the ship parts!

Even the smallest of the turrets is beautifully sculpted!


At first glance all that really registers is the impressive size… but when you take a closer look you can see just how much work has been put into the figure!

Some of the turrets are even articulated allowing for slightly different nuances! ー+゚。*(*´∀`*)*。゚+


As usual with KanColle girls… the contrast of their soft pale skin and the heavy mechanical look of the ship parts is simply fantastic…! (‘-‘*)(,_,*)(‘-‘*)(,_,*)

Then we come to the base!


The beautiful rippling sculptwork together with the semi-transparent appearance all make for a beautiful and unique base! You can just make out her legs beneath the water!

That also means that you can also choose to display her without the water parts if you choose! (=゚ω゚)ノ

“But hold on a second… won’t the hair be floating in the wrong position if the water isn’t there?!”

\ That’s right! /
ヾ(`д・´(`・д・´)ノ`・д´)ノ゙


However! The figure’s planner Kaneko Nitohei has already attended to that problem! The figure comes with two separate hair parts – one for use with the water base and another for use without it!

The additional ship parts can also be removed, which means that the figure allows for three different combinations:
· Yamato + Ship Parts + Water Base
・Yamato + Ship Parts
・Yamato

You can even switch between them once in awhile for a change! (`・ω・´) ♪

This is also the second product to be a part of the WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION series of products! For anyone who missed out on my explanation last time…

What is the WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION?

 The WONDERFUL HOBBY SELECTION is a brand new series of products brought to you by Good Smile Company, focusing mainly on figures. These products will be absolute top-of-the-line products – with meticulous sculptwork, high quality artistic work and top-notch quality to live up to the needs of collector’s looking for the best of the best to add to their collection.

Look forward to future releases of the series in the future!

By the way, the image above is one of Yamato’s release images, and you’ll notice a bunch of cherry blossom petals scattered along the surface of the water. There are also included with the product! (The exact number and material are still under consideration).

You can scatter them on the water, over the ship parts or anywhere else for a bit of interesting decoration!

Includes huge ship parts and a beautiful water base! ♥

Yamato Kai: Heavy Armament Ver.

She is up for preorder as of today! (・ω・´)

This product will be available at the GOOD SMILE ONLINE SHOP!! Certain international partner shops and events may also stock it!

GOOD SMILE ONLINE: http://goodsmile-global.ecq.sc/maxwhswd00001.html/

She will also be on display at the Saitama Super Arena this weekend…! ( -ノェ-)

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On that note… a quick event notice! ♪

This weekend GSC will be attending Anisama from the 29th August to the 31st August 2014! ★

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Animelo Summer Live 2014 -ONENESS-

Date: 2014/08/29 ~ 2014/08/31
Location: Saitama Super Arena
Official Site: http://anisama.tv/

Event Information:
http://event.goodsmile.info/event/animelo-summer-live-2014-oneness-2/?lo=en-us

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We’ll have goods related to the performances on sale at the booth! ☆

wooser will also be visiting the event as usual, along with all sorts of wooser goods!

Additionally, Kill la Kill, KanColle, Wake Up Girls! and Puchimasu! items will be on sale! ♪

KanColle and Love Live figures will also be on display! You don’t need a ticket to the concert to come by and visit the booth – so be sure to stop by if you’re in the area!

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/Kahotan’s Inner Voice\


∧_∧
( ・∀・) .。0 (I wonder…)
oノ∧つ⊂)
( ( ・∀・).。0 (what will the next WonHobby Selection product be?!)
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と__)__)

Anyways, see you again tomorrow!!

Planning Team / Kahotan
Twitter ID: gsc_kahotan

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