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Hi, I’m Utah, a gunpla builder in Japan.
I will unbox and review “1/144 HGUC Byarlant RX-160“, which was released in July 2018 as a Bandai Gunpla.
Let’s start reviewing!
Byarlant General Information
- Price: 2,808 yen (tax included)
- Release date: July, 2018
- Scale: 1/144
- Brand: HGUC [High grade universal century]
- Series: Mobile Suit Z Gundam
- Model number: RX-160
The RX-160 Byarlant is a prototype Mobile Suit developed by Titans at the end of the Gryps Conflict.
As indicated by its classification number, its development took place at the Kilimanjaro base.
The Byarlant’s greatest characteristic is its flight abilities, which it receives from the tremendous propulsive power of the thermonuclear jet engines placed under its arms and on its waist.
During the Gryps Conflict, transformable Mobile Suits were developed which had flight capabilities, but the cost to develop them and their serviceability were major problems in their practical use.
Under these circumstances, the idea for the Byarlant, a non-transformative MS equipped with extremely propulsive thrusters, was proposed.
The completed Byarlants had a number of problems such as the lack of armaments and a very limited usage time.
This is because the atmospheric flight abilities were prioritized over overall balance but technically they achieved their goal for the mobile suit’s basic concept.
Additionally, the MS left a technological success since the jet engines could be replaced with thermonuclear rocket engines, making them usable in space, and subsequent suits were developed.
This is what the package of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant looks like!
These are what the sides of the package of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant look like!
Byarlant Instruction Manual
This is the instruction manual of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant.
Byarlant Runners and Parts Review
↑This runnner of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant is also included in the Byarlant Custom kit.
↑These C1,C2 runnners of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant are original parts for Byarlant.
↑D,G runnners of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant are also included in the Byarlant Custom kit.
↑H,J2,J3 runners of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant are also included in the Byarlant Isolde kit.
↑K1,K2,L,M runners of HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant are original parts for Byarlant.
These are poly-cap parts for HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant.
These are stickers for HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant.
“1/144 HGUC Byarlant RX-160“, a Bandai gunpla released in July 2018, is pretty good kit!!!
Check below to see how I built HGUC 1/144 RX-160 Byarlant!