The Byarlant is one of those mobile suits that I didn’t see getting much love after its release a few months ago. Perhaps it’s because of its unconventional design or that the Byarlant Custom has a better design. Regardless, I’ve decided to put the Byarlant on team Titans!
The Byarlant is huge for a HG kit, and has an interesting design to boot. For starters, the shoulders aren’t connected directly to the arms, but rather a three-pronged joint which connects to another booster and the arm. This gives the arm and booster the ability to move independently from the shoulder, which can’t move much on its own. Another interesting aspect is that the waist doesn’t have a back skirt, and instead has a huge “butt thruster” The Byarlant itself is rather top-heavy when posing the kit, you’ll often have to carefully adjust the positioning of the feet to hold up the weight from the upper-half of the body. Rather than a standard hole to plug into the action base, the Byarlant comes with a special action base connector that I did have a bit of trouble fitting tightly with the base, so take caution of that.
While the kit doesn’t include much in terms of accessories, the Byarlant has a unique look that will stand out in any display. Though I haven’t built the Byarlant custom, this kit does come with some of the parts used to make that kit. Overall, if you’re a fan of the design, I’d recommend picking up the kit since there aren’t many other variations of this particular design.
With regards to future posts, I have quite a few projects in store that are nearing completion. I recently purchased an airbrush, so besides those current projects, all future builds should be painted with an airbrush. It’s an exciting prospect, as I feel like there will be a lot of neat tricks to learn. I’m expecting a few trial-and-error mistakes as I get accustomed to using an airbrush, so don’t be surprised if the next few airbrushed kits take a while to complete!
Build details to follow the gallery!
- Good Articulation for such a large MS
- Fairly small sticker sheet
- Unique design
- Need to play around with the feet to get it to balance properly
- Beam saber effect parts are freakishly long
- Not many accessories included
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- Tamiya TS 30, Silver Leaf
- Tamiya TS 34, Camel Yellow
- Tamiya TS 39 Mica Red
- Tamiya TS 38, gun metal
- Mr Metal color, Copper