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Friday, August 10, 2018

Action Base 04 First Impressions


Since I've started in the Gunpla hobby I've mostly been using the Action Base 01 & 02 to pose my kits for photo shoots. Both display stands have been perfectly adequate. But, I decided to pick up Action Base 04 to try something new.

I chose the clear version of the action base since it photographs better against different backgrounds; this stand can also be found in black.

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The action base comes packed in a plastic bag. The label in the bag is also the instruction sheet. Speaking of the instructions... the sheet is dense, to be honest, a bit hard to follow. I would have preferred a larger sheet with a bit more real estate to spread things out.   




This stand includes 3 hexagons that can be assembled in a number of formations. I feel like overall they're more space efficient than the earlier action bases.


I like that you assemble them end on end, and have two HGs charging headlong at each other.


This action base includes a variety of different stand options to hold your kit and it's accessories up.



The pack includes two small stands that can be used separately for smaller HG/RG models or combined together for a larger MG/RE 1/100 kits. These stands can use a variety of different pieces to hold the model kits in place including adapters for the common stand connectors included with most kits. The ladder looking pieces are used to prop the stands open.


The package also includes a smaller accessory style stand that works well for weapons and other items. This works perfectly for the RG Qan [t]'s GN Sword V. Interestingly this stand also fits the common peg type stand featured on some Kotobukiya kits like the Eva TV series.

The new action base 04 and 05 are compatible with each other and with the figure-rise effect parts.

I can see that action base 04 becoming a mainstay in my display cabinets. I like the versatility of the stands, the interconnectivity and the plethora of connection options. And, I feel that if I switched to this new base system I could potentially save a lot of space compared to the older 01 and 02 models.

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