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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 8, 2017, 10:12 AM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4201

    Side-question here - as much as I like the bases supplied with the models, I have so far managed to break 4 of the poseable peg parts that connect into the body (some while trying to take the ship off and re-pose and others as a result of shelf-dives - maybe it's just me!).

    Has anyone tried any other type of stand with these that are equally poseable, but less prone to getting snapped?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 8, 2017, 11:47 AM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4202

    Somerset said: View Post
    Side-question here - as much as I like the bases supplied with the models, I have so far managed to break 4 of the poseable peg parts that connect into the body (some while trying to take the ship off and re-pose and others as a result of shelf-dives - maybe it's just me!).

    Has anyone tried any other type of stand with these that are equally poseable, but less prone to getting snapped?
    Despite all the praises being sung to Bandai, their stands are giant pieces of crap! Unless you're planning on putting it on once and never removing the model it will break or fall apart.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 8, 2017, 12:14 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4203

    Its something about their plastic formulation - it's significantly more brittle than "regular" styrene or ABS. Coupled with the fit being so darn tight...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 8, 2017, 1:09 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4204

    So far I have not used the bases that they come with. I prefer to display them on landing gear. I wish they would sell just the death star tiles and the clips that hold them together without the model, I'd definitely pick up a few.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 8, 2017, 2:49 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4205

    I find it frustrating that in trying to set up a trench run you have loads of gaps between the ships and no tiles to fill them.

    Quite tempted to get one of these and try it: https://hlj.com/product/BANN07983

    You can remove those claws and they have little pegs underneath. I have their regular Stage Act 4 stands for my Figuarts, and I've found that the peg is actually the perfect size to fit in the model holes (I guess Bandai must have a standard size hole across all their lines!).

    It would suit my needs well for Darth Vader and his wingmen for one and then Reds 2, 3 and 5 on another. Only concern would be that there wouldn't be enough wingspan room between the X-wings, and that the TIE solar panels would get in the way. I guess using the extenders could work though.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 9, 2017, 10:14 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4206

    Somerset said: View Post
    I find it frustrating that in trying to set up a trench run you have loads of gaps between the ships and no tiles to fill them.

    Quite tempted to get one of these and try it: https://hlj.com/product/BANN07983

    You can remove those claws and they have little pegs underneath. I have their regular Stage Act 4 stands for my Figuarts, and I've found that the peg is actually the perfect size to fit in the model holes (I guess Bandai must have a standard size hole across all their lines!).

    It would suit my needs well for Darth Vader and his wingmen for one and then Reds 2, 3 and 5 on another. Only concern would be that there wouldn't be enough wingspan room between the X-wings, and that the TIE solar panels would get in the way. I guess using the extenders could work though.
    https://flightpose.com

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    2 Weeks Ago  Aug 9, 2017, 10:33 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4207

    You can knock up a custom stand from styrene and piano wire abit like this:

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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2017, 1:29 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4208

    I sometimes use a mini phono plug setup- the male part in in a tube on the base and the female part is hidden in greebly in the underside of the model. It no tonly holds well but you can also use it to send power for lighting...
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 10, 2017, 7:14 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4209

    I'll have to look through my old Finescale Modeler magazines tomorrow because I think I kept one that shows how to make a custom stand.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 11, 2017, 6:40 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4210

    Mini A-wings have been released. Snap build:

    http://schizophonic9.blog103.fc2.com...ntry-3181.html

    Hat tip to chiangkaishecky as almost always.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 11, 2017, 11:47 PM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4211

    Looks like it's probably extremely close in size to the F-Toys 1:144th scale A-Wing.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 12, 2017, 1:20 AM - Re: Bandai release schedule #4212

    If you have plenty of Bandai stands, why not get some silicon and make some molds? Then you can have as many as you need for a diorama.

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