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Demystifying Bandai’s Action Bases Once and For All

Demystifying Bandai’s Action Bases Once and For All

Demystifying Bandai’s Action Bases Once and For All

Ever wondered, "Are Bandai's Action Bases really worth the hype?" or "Which action base is perfect for my Gundam Grade?" Trust us, you're not alone! That's why we're here to decode the mystery of Bandai's Action Bases for you. Let's jump right in and level up your Gundam game!

Aerial Rebuild displayed on the WFM Action Base

What's the Deal with Action Bases?

First things first, let's talk about what Action Bases are and why they matter. Picture this - you've just finished assembling your latest Gundam, you're proud of it, and you want it to shine in all its glory. But just standing it on a shelf? Nah, that won’t do it justice!

Bandai Action Bases are your ticket to really showcasing those beautiful Gundam models you've meticulously crafted. These nifty little stands can help you recreate your favourite anime scenes or even the captivating box artwork. And the best part? They let you freestyle and dream up your own unique poses!

Stability: The Gundam Game-Changer

We all know the feeling - you've spent hours assembling your Gundam, carefully attaching every piece, only to have it topple over, an arm popping out of its ball joint or, the horror, a broken V fin! 😢 It's an absolute heartbreaker.

Gundam’s, as intricate and fantastic as they are, aren’t always the most stable on their own or immune to accidental bumps, over-excited pets, or that one clumsy friend we all have (it's okay, we still love you!).

That's where Bandai's Action Bases ride to the rescue. They offer a sturdy platform that not only keeps your Gundam standing tall but also protects against the occasional mishap.

Choosing the Perfect Action Base for Your Gundam Grade

Now for the real mystery - which Action Base for which Gundam Grade?

  • Action Base 1: Ideal for 1/100 scale models, this base is perfect for imposing Master Grades and similar size models.

    Action Base No.1 - black colour versionAction Base No.1 - clear colour version

    • Action Base 2: Perfect for 1/144 scale models or Real Grade models, its compact size is ideal for High Grade and similar size models.Action Base No.2 - blue colour versionAction Base No.2 - green colour version
    • Action Base 3: Versatile and perfect for 1/100 or 1/144 scale models. This base includes multiple support arms and holders for dynamic, aerial poses.

    Action Base No.3 - package artwork
    • Action Base 4 & Action Base 5: Designed for larger and heavier 1/100 and 1/144 scale models, respectively. These bases offer a robust and wider stand for better support. Bonus: They can be combined to create a larger display or complex aerial scenes.
    Action Base No.4 -black coloured version               Action Base No.4 - Black coloured version
    • Action Base 6: The newest addition, perfect for displaying smaller models like the 30 Minutes Mission & 30 Minutes Sisters series. This base includes two display bases and a customizable tip, which can be fitted with either a shaft-connecting joint or a C-type arm.

    Action Base No.6 - 30MM & 30MS suitable
    • Action Base for "The Witch from Mercury" series: This base is a clear pedestal display base that comes with 6 poles and joint parts for connection with other action bases. It's specially designed for the HG 1/144 Gundam Aerial and HG 1/144 Gundam Lfrith from the latest Gundam series "Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury". With this base, you can create a wide variety of unique and dynamic scenes.

             WFM action Base - with Gundam Aerial Rebuild (figure not Included)

        Unlock the Potential of Your Gundam

        Bandai’s Action Bases aren’t just for practicality; they're a game-changer in terms of aesthetics too. With these bases, you can pose your Gundam in dynamic ways, making your model seem like it's mid-battle or launching into flight.

        You can even use multiple bases to set up whole scenes, recreating epic battles from the anime or your imagination. The possibilities are virtually limitless!

        Wrapping it Up

        So, there you have it! Whether you've got a larger model, need a more complex scene, or are keen to display your model in gravity-defying poses, these Action Bases have got you covered. The right base really comes down to your Gundam’s size, weight, and the display style you're aiming for.

        Colours of the Action Base Rainbow

        We've talked a lot about Bandai's Action Bases, how they transform your Gundam display game, and how to choose the right one for your model. But we haven’t touched on one very important aspect yet - their colours!

        Let's face it, for us Gundam enthusiasts, the aesthetics matter as much as the build. A Gundam is not just a model, it's a piece of art. And art needs the right backdrop to shine. That’s where the colour of your Action Base comes into play!

        Why Colour Matters

        Bandai's Action Bases come in a variety of colours, and each one can set a different mood for your Gundam display. Imagine your crimson Sinanju on a sleek black base, a Freedom Gundam soaring on a clear, cloud-like base, or a green Zaku standing proud on a military-style grey base. The right colour can enhance your model, create contrast, or tell a story.

        Choosing Your Colour

        Typically, Action Bases come in standard colours: black, clear, and grey. They offer a neutral backdrop that lets your Gundam be the star of the show. But there's more on the palette! You can also find Action Bases No.2 comes in vibrant hues like blue, red, green, and even sparkling clear variants. And guess what? Some Action Bases, like the Action Bases 1, 4, and 5, also come in white. Perfect for those winter-themed dioramas!

        Action Base No.2 - sparkling Red Version

        Getting Creative

        Now, what if you want a specific colour to match your custom paint job or create a particular scene, and it's not available? Well, that's your chance to channel your inner artist! You can paint your Action Base in any colour you want. Just make sure to use a paint that's suitable for plastic, and you're all set. Create a swirling galaxy base for your Celestial Being Gundam or a sunlit yellow base for your Wing Gundam’s. The possibilities are endless!

        The Takeaway

        When it comes to displaying your Gundam models, never underestimate the power of colour. The right colour can turn a great display into an unforgettable one. So, next time you're choosing an Action Base, think about the colour. It might just be the secret ingredient that takes your Gundam display from cool to epic!


        How to Best Display Your Gunpla Using a Bandai Action Base

        Displaying your meticulously assembled Gundam model is like showcasing a piece of art. And what better way to enhance this art than by using a Bandai Action Base? Here's how to make the most of it. 

        Stable Positioning is Key

        Ensure the connecting piece fits snugly into the Gundam's back or waist.
        Adjust the stand’s arm to achieve desired height and angle.

        Dynamic Posing

        Take advantage of the base's flexibility. Replicate scenes from the anime or design a unique battle pose.
        Experiment with flying poses or ground combat stances.

        Multiple Gundam Models

        Connect multiple action bases to set up epic aerial battles or ground skirmishes.
        Play with levels – have some models airborne and others grounded.

        Use Extensions & Additional Parts

        If you have additional parts, like support arms, use them to show off weapons or create complex aerial maneuvers.

        Play with Colours

        Bandai Action Bases come in various colors. Match the base color with your Gundam's scheme or use a contrasting shade to make your model pop.

        Lighting is Amazing

        Consider placing your Gundam in a spot where it can catch some ambient light. LED strips or spotlights can also add a dramatic effect.

        Keep It Clean

        Over time, dust might accumulate. Gently dust your model and base regularly to keep the display pristine.
        If reposing, make sure your hands are clean to avoid transferring oils or dirt onto your Gundam.

        Safety First

        Position your display away from edges to avoid accidental knocks. Also, keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent colour fading.

        Are Action Bases Worth Buying?

        So, to answer the age-old question, "Are Bandai's Action Bases worth it?" Absolutely, yes! They offer you the chance to not just display, but also to protect and bring your Gundam to life. With a little imagination and the right action base, your Gundam becomes more than just a model - it becomes a work of art and storytelling.

        Don't be shy to explore and experiment with different poses and combinations. Remember, at the end of the day, your Gundam, your rules!

        So go ahead, grab an action base, give your Gundam the platform it deserves, and start creating! Because the real magic happens when your Gundam takes flight, and not just in your imagination, but right there on your shelf.