RX-160 Byarlant Custom (Amuro Test Use)

The idea for this build was largely inspired by all the various Amuro custom test mobile suits throughout the gundam universe, especially the Zeta Plus A1, so I decided to make a build theorizing what a Byarlant would look like if it had a newtype pilot.

RX-160 Byarlant Custom

Before I had decided the colors, I had already made the decision to try and do some light kitbashing on the kit, just to give it a bit more presence. I settled on the idea of giving it extra arms in order to mount a large beam rifle I had on hand, and also added some leftover front skirts from the High Grade Hi-Nu Gundam, along with extra antenna from an old macross kit I had lying around.

RX-160 Byarlant Custom

I added these parts simply by drilling out holes with a pin vice and then just popping the 3.5mm pegs into the holes. For the beam rifle I used the original rifle from the High Grade Sinanju Stein, along with a spare e-pac and some extra parts from the High Grade Jesta.

RX-160 Byarlant Custom (Amuro Test Use)

When I got to painting the kit, my goal was to do a digital camouflage effect on all the red parts, accented by the cream white color characteristic of Amuro Test Mobile suits. This was my first time trying anything with a camo pattern, so I just cut out random angles and triangles out of frog tape and just applied it in small amounts until I was happy with the effect.

RX-160 Byarlant Custom (Amuro Test Use)

For the decals and panel lining I ended up using a thick gloss coat (testors gloss coat as that’s all that’s available to me) and it ended up way too glossy. To get rid of the gloss I finally sealed the whole thing with Vallejo matte varnish, which helped the decals look a bit more cohesive.

RX-160 Byarlant Custom (Amuro Test Use)

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