I’m utah, OOB gunpla builder.
Are you enjoy building gundam plastic models?
Also, cool display of gunpla is same as important as building kits.
To display your prastic model fantastic, you should use Bandai’s action base.
Action base is a plastic display stand for gunpla kits or other mechanic models by Bandai.
There are a lot kinds of action bases, so it’s very difficult to pick one.
I’ll show you how to choose suitable action base for your gunpla.
Action Base 1 for 1/100 scale kits (Master Grades)
This is an action base released in 2006.
- Appearance of action base ideal for displaying 1/100 scale Gundam plastic models.
- Adjustable angle and height of arm part.
- Width of joint part is 8mm, 9mm and 10mm.
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Bandai action base 1 is suitable for 1/100 scale Gundam models (e.g. Master grades).
You can use various joint parts and there are a lot of color variations.
- Sparkle Green
In addition, a design of base parts has big variety.
- Sinanju ver.
- Unicorn Gundam ver.
- Sorestal Being (Gundam 00) ver.
- Earth Federation Force ver.
- Char ver.
- Zeon Force ver.
and so on…
You can choose design by your gunpla and it’ll be so fun
Action base 2 for 1/144 Scale kits (High Grades, Real Grades)
Bandai’s astion base 2 is suitable for 1/144 scale gunpla (e.g. High grades, Real grades).
I usually use this type of stands.
I’ll show you using Shining Gundam, my favorite gunpla.
Come out! Gundam!
↑1/144 High grade series gunpla has a tiny hole to joint with action base 2.
If your kits don’t have a hole, Don’t worry.
There are a lot kinds of attachment, so you can fit your plastic models to action base 2
↑Kit can be tilted to lateral direction like this.
The stands can hold kits strongly enough to make cool action posing.
↑The arm can be tilted back and forth, so fore posture like this can be displayed.
Color variation is following;
- Clear Blue
- Clear Green
- Sparkel Red
- GP base (Build Fighters)
Also, base parts can be connected to another base parts, so you can display two or more Gunpla at same time.
Action Base 3 to display with background
Action base 3 is suitable for 1/144 scale kits.
You may think “OK, it’s same as action base 2…,” however, it is evolved!!!
A post card can be inserted into the base part of action base 3, so that you can display your Gunpla with cool background
Space, moon, desert, ocean, sky, city, forest… mobile suits can be battled in various situations.
This action base 3 can be used like diorama.
Action Base 4 for 1/100 Scale Kits (Master Grades)
↑Action base 4 is perfectly suitable for 1/100 scale gunpla.
This is a new version of action base 1, and it’s just released in 2017.
A lot of joints and supporting parts are offered with this stand.
Also, the arm become thiner than action base 1, so that you’ll make more fantastic action pose because legs of kits and arms of action base don’t interfere.
Action Base 5 for 1/144 Scale Kits (High Grades, Real Grades)
↑Action base 5 is perfectly suitable for 1/144 scale gunpla.
This is a new version of action base 2, and it’s just released in 2017.
Review in detail is following link;
Bandai’s action base is still evolving.
Please choose the best one for your Gunpla and enjoy cool display.
- 1/144 scale kits: action base 2 and 5 (5 is recommended.)
- 1/100 scale kits: action base 1 and 4 (4 is recommended)
- Display with background: action base 3
Enjoy Gunpla display
Utah, OOB Gunpla builder.