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Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-160S Byarlant Custom

$31.00 USD
Red wings flash, black claws rend rage. Spiked avian devours, shelf's crimson king. Snap-fit fury, unleash the storm!
Key features
  1. Crimson Terror Ascends: Pre-molded rage whispers in red, black claws glint with destructive intent. Beam saber hums, gatling guns snarl. This Byarlant Custom isn't just a Gundam; it's a battlefield storm with wings, ready to dominate your shelf with a symphony of spiky fury.
  2. Beginner's Domination Master: Don't fear the size or the spikes, the Byarlant Custom welcomes rookies to the fray. Clear instructions guide your hand, click-by-click you master aerial maneuvers and devastating poses. This custom bird is your first shelf-dominating champion of elegance and fiery aggression.
  3. Canvas for Unbound Mayhem: Pre-forged rage is just the starting point! Decals scream allegiance, hand-paint battle scars or custom markings, even swap weapons with other HGUC kits. This Byarlant Custom is your blank canvas, a Zeta Gundam legend waiting to be unleashed in a hurricane of red-winged fury upon your shelf.
Returns & Refunds
  1. Australian Consumer Law Compliance: Gundam Express Australia strictly adheres to the Australian Consumer Law for all transactions.
  2. Contact Process for Issues: If you encounter any issues with your purchase, you should first contact Gundam Express Australia via email at support@gundamexpressaustralia.com.au, describing the problem and providing photos and contact details.
  3. Response and Advice: Gundam Express Australia will promptly respond to your email to discuss the issue and advise on the next steps.
  4. USA Customer Policy: USA customers are not eligible for returns, refunds, or compensation for any issues including lost, stolen, or incorrectly delivered items.
  5. Return Conditions for AU and NZ: Items must be returned in their original, undamaged, and resalable packaging if requested by Gundam Express Australia.
  6. Refund and Replacement Policy: Australian and New Zealand customers may receive replacements or refunds for reasons like change of mind (before dispatch with a restocking fee), incorrect items, lost/stolen/damaged parcels during delivery, missing parts, or inability to supply an item. Gundam Express Australia will give you a Reply Paid number for you to return these items at no cost to you at your local Australia Post outlet.
  7. Non-refundable Items: Items that cannot be refunded include those that are opened, used, partly assembled, lost parts, self-damaged items, or items found with no issues.
  8. Duplication Promise: Returns are accepted if you receive a duplicate gift, provided the item is returned in resalable condition and at your own expense.
  9. Pre-Order Cancellation: While pre-order refunds are typically not offered, requests will be considered but subject to a 10% restocking and administration fee.
  10. Restocking and Administration Charge: A 10% fee applies to canceled orders or refunds to cover non-refundable third-party fees, calculated on the total value of the products and shipping costs.
Series Assembly Guide FAQ

Bandai 1/144 HGUC RX-160S Byarlant Custom

This is one big, bulky mobile suit. Despite that Bandai has managed to put a lot of articulation in this model.  It features movement in its neck, shoulders, hand claws, thrusters, hip joints and ankles.

  • Approximately 170mm high even in 1/144 scale.
  • The propellant tanks have opening gimmicks.
  • The beam saber parts can be attached to the gun turrets on both arms.
  • The claws and turrets move flexibly.
  • Includes Action Base compatible mount parts.
  • 13 Runners, foil sticker, marking sticker, and Japanese instruction manual


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Assembly Guide

Skill Level.2 Basic modeling skills are required. Parental supervision may be required for younger children. These kits are generally suitable for beginner builders. A basic set of modeling tools are required including nippers, hobby knife, sanding sticks/paper, file, and tweezers. No glue is needed for the general assembly. Parts will need to be removed by using a pair of nippers and cutting the part away from the runner. Parts may require clean-up where they were removed from the runner.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are a snap together assembly and do not need plastic cement to complete. We always recommend having some plastic cement handy as a part of your modeler's tool kit. If you prefer to fix your model in a particular pose then plastic cement will work. Plastic cement is also perfect to use if a joint is loose. Apply plastic cement in a single thin layer and allow it to dry completely before test fitting. Re-apply more cement if necessary.

Gunpla (plastic model kits) are designed to be built and displayed without the need for painting. Kits are molded in different colours replicating the colours of the actual mecha from the Gundam series. A technique called colour separation, where multiple parts of the model are molded in different colours on the same sprue is also used. Gundam kits often include stickers or water-slide decals that can be applied to the model to enhance its appearance. Some Gunpla kits come with pre-painted parts or parts with pre-applied details, such as metallic or translucent finishes.

Many modelers still choose to paint their kits to customize and add further detail. Painting allows for more creativity and personalization, enabling modelers to achieve unique effects, weathering, and colour schemes that may not be available out of the box. However, the kits are designed to be enjoyable and visually appealing even without painting, making them accessible to a wide range of hobbyists.

Frequently Asked Questions

This Byarlant Custom looks mean! Is it harder to build than the regular Byarlant?

Don't worry, the Byarlant Custom's build complexity is similar to the regular Byarlant. The additional armor and weapons might offer a slightly more involved experience, but its snap-fit system and clear instructions still make it beginner-friendly.

Does the custom armor affect the wing articulation?

Not at all! The Byarlant Custom's wings retain the same impressive mobility as the original, allowing for dynamic posing and aerial maneuvers. The additional armor even adds some interesting counterweight, making certain poses even more stable.

The red and black pre-molding is cool, but can I customize it further?

Absolutely! Decals add unique markings, hand-painting brings weathering effects or custom details, and you can even swap weapons with other HGUC kits. The Byarlant Custom is your canvas, let your customization instincts run wild!

How does it compare to other HGUC kits in terms of shelf presence?

The Byarlant Custom is a true shelf-dominator! Its imposing size, spiky armor, and striking color scheme make it a real eye-catcher. You can even use an action base to showcase its aerial prowess and unleash its full intimidating potential.

Anything else I should know before adding this beast to my collection?

Some reviews mention slightly loose joints in certain areas, easily fixable with hobby glue or tightening techniques. Overall, the Byarlant Custom is a rewarding build and a unique addition to any Gunpla collection. Just be prepared for its aggressive attitude and the joy of commanding this custom-built terror of your shelf!

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