Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base Review Part 2 with Arbalest

February 3rd, 2010
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Continue from part 1, I’m going to review the Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009 and a bit on 005. As I mentioned on the previous post, there will be photos on how the wall-floor mechanism and how I play around with it. To make it even better, I took some test shots with Kaiyodo Revoltech ARX-7 Arbalest!

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 Review

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005
Packaging and overall view of Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005
The 004/005/006’s wall unit. The red area is the part where it gonna to join with the red area at the photo below.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005
The 004/005/006’s floor unit. Noted that this joint is different than 001-003 and 007-010.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009 Review

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
Packaging and overall view of Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
Front view.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
009 specialty 1: Erm… Elevator? Carrier? And a little human that gives signal (suitable for 1/144).

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
009 specialty 2: Spot lights.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
009 specialty 3: Elevator? Bridge?

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
009’s wall unit. Notice the difference compare to 005’s wall unit?

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 009
I uses 005’s floor. This is the slot that compatible with 001-003 and 007-010 wall unit.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 + 009

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 & 009
Comparison between 005 (left) and 009 (right).

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 & 009
Gattai! This is how it actually works when both 005 and 009 wall unit put together. They have to form a L-shape.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 & 009
009’s floor is actually a roof of other units!

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 & 009
It is a roof but it can also function as floor and join side by side with other floor unit. The middle floor unit belongs to 009. Now is the problem… the middle wall is empty =___=

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 005 & 009
What I did was simply turn the 009’s wall unit over and fill the empty area. Not the best but better than leaving it empty. I don’t feel like buying another 2 004/005/006 just for the sake of filling the area =__=

Size comparison for catapult and container

I did a simple size comparison for my dear users. The AA Battery is a benchmark so you will have a clear idea which one you need for your 1/100, 1/60 or 1/144.

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 004, 005 and 006
Container: 005 (big), 004 (medium) and 006 (small)

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 004, 005 and 006
Container: 005 (big), 004 (medium) and 006 (small)

Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base 004, 005 and 006
Catapult: 006 (big), 005 (medium) and 004 (small)

Test shot with Revoltech ARX-7 Arbalest

Kaiyodo Revoltech Arbalest with Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base
Revoltech ARX-7 Arbalest rocks! I love this one the most!

Kaiyodo Revoltech Arbalest with Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base
005’s Specialty: Weapon carrier. It is carrying Arbalest’s shot gun.

Kaiyodo Revoltech Arbalest with Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base
ARX-7 Arbalest undergo maintenance.

Kaiyodo Revoltech Arbalest with Kotobukiya Mechanical Chain Base
ARX-7 Arbalest’s articulation really amazed me.

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  • http://gunstray.blogspot.com/ Gunstray

    This is nice for a simple,diorama style background.So your gonna are you gonna use this on future reviews, cause it will look even better^^

  • http://moemoekyun.wordpress.com/ moemoekyun

    hmm combine each other interesting I remember hobby store near my sister’s home selling this chain and the thriler truck for mecha maybe should get 2-3 ^^

  • http://chubbybots.wordpress.com chubbybots

    Okay….poisoned…

    Rushes to buy 009 set…..zooms to M workshop!!!

  • http://www.bmecha.com B-Mecha

    @Gunstray: Most likely. That’s the purpose I invest them.

    @moemoekyun:get a few while it is still available :D

    @chubbybots: *spread more poision* 009 is not the only option, you can consider others too :D

  • http://mrlonelyheart.wordpress.com AstrayP03

    Damn! everybody is getting this it’s so tempting for me to buy it myself >.<

    btw planning on painting it?

    you should check out this guy's work http://kaymaroo.blogspot.com/2010/01/gundam-hanger-base-custom-dioramas.html

  • http://rockleelotus.wordpress.com/ rockleelotus

    sweet props! i like the bridge and beam thing with the lights that come with 009. nicely detailed, even comes with a free peeping tom lol

    really does help make the models look huge in scale ^^

  • http://www.bmecha.com B-Mecha

    @AstrayP03: Thanks for the link! I might do some minor panel lining or dry brush, will consider adding some colour.

    @rockleelotus: Yup, 007-010’s wall have more details and it cast really nice shadow when putting it inside the light box.