16 June 2012
1/3 ★Rock Cannon
How can Black★Rock Shooter fight without her signature ★Rock Cannon? While it seems to be a bit of a wishful thinking at first, I did manage to acquire one in 1/3 scale, and blimey it is huge!
The label of the box. The cannon is made by Scheherazade-san of the Trueste circle.
The item was originally available in Wonder Festival Winter 2011 event (hence the "2011" printed on the label). While she stated that she won't ship overseas, after asking the dealer Scheherazade kindly on her blog whether there are any stock left, she reapplied for license so it can be sold in Hobby Round 7 event in April so I can ask for a friend to acquire it for me. For this I really want to thank Scheherazade-san, as well as Kurai, Ichigo, and their friends for making this possible to happen!
There are two papers that come with the box and the cannon itself. One is a rather official paper stating that this is a licensed piece of decorative accessory, while the other shows how the cannon is assembled together and cautionary notices on how to handle it.
Muzzle, or the end of the barrel. Rifling can be seen inside the barrel too.
Chipped patterns can be seen on the barrel itself.
Comparison with the figma version, which is approximately 1/12 scale.
★Rock Cannon with my Black★Rock Shooter doll of the same scale. As one can see the cannon is bigger than the girl!
Attempting to simulate the pose as seen on the first Black★Rock Shooter figure by Good Smile Company. As I still have no stand for the doll, it took me (and my sister) a long time to set this up. Not using a stand for such pose is highly unrecommended to anyone though @_@;
1/3 scale ★Rock Cannon sure is huge! The big gun is like an upscaled version of that for the figma, but details are not too shabby. However posing something in such size is not going to be easy, especially with the weight which is about the same as the doll itself (~1kg?).
More photos of Black★Rock Shooter with her ★Rock Cannon coming in the near future~