Monday, September 29, 2014

HG Byarlant Custom Complete

MS Lore

The RX-160S Byarlant Custom is an interesting beast. Like the Delta plus or some of the older Zeta series the Byarlant Custom was design for sustained atmospheric flight. Unlike those nimble mobile suits however, the Byarlant Custom doesn't rely on aerodynamic wings, instead it brute forces its way through the atmosphere with an array of enhanced thruster units placed all over the body. To offset the huge rate of fuel consumption the Byarlant Custom mounts two massive fuel tanks on the back mounted thrusters.  

The Byarlant is sort of hulking chimera monster of a MS. It features parts from the RX-110 Gabthley, and NRX-055 Baund Doc and new head optics retro fitted onto the original RX-160 Byarlant chassis. Unfortunately one aspect of the original Byarlant that wasn't corrected was the armament. The Byarlant Custom is sorely lacking in the firepower department only featuring two lower powered rapid fire Mega Particle Cannons that also function as Beam Saber emitters; and two monstrous claws that the Byarlant was essentially able to use to bludgeon a Zee Zulu into submission with. 

Kit Links

If you're interested in picking up this kit or any of the add-ons I used to enhance it, consider using the Amazon links posted above. Anything you purchase from Amazon through my links helps me out tremendously and it doesn't cost you any extra!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Attack on Torrington Base Give Away

I've decided to hold a quick and simple give away for my readers. 

This giveaway is open to any of my readers in the US that are subscribed to this blog. To participate you will need to email me two photos of any MS involved on the Assault on Torrington during Unicorn Episode 4. One photo must include your name and the email address you be submitting your photos from on a piece of paper near or on your kit. You can email me by using the contact me button at the top of the page.

Some examples of MS involved in the Battle of Torrington are:

Zeon Remnants

Zaku 1 Sniper Type
Zaku Cannon
Zaku Mariner


Byarlant Custom
Delta Plus
GM II Semi Striker

I'll accept any MS that you can provide a screen shot of that MS during the Battle of Torrington!

The winner will be chosen on 10/11/14 at random and the HG Marasai above will be shipped out at no charge.

Best of luck to everyone that decides to participate !

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HG Marasai WIP

I finalized the paint scheme of the Marasai this weekend. The paint scheme took a bit more work than I initially expected. I originally started off by using the Mech9 color scheme but after mixing the and spraying the kit using the translated ratios I found that the colors looked off. Like usual, I received some color help and advice from my SO (who I don't credit frequently enough) and repainted everything at least twice.

Hit the bump for the rest of the update.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WIP HG Byarlant Custom and HG Marasai

With all of the progress I've made modifying the HG Marasai lately I decided to go back and finish working on the kit that kick started the Marasai project; the HG Byarlant Custom.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

MG RX 78-2 3.0 Commission Complete


This model is a commission build from my oldest customer. Previously I also built the MG Heavyarms, MG Deathscythe and MG Ground Gundam featured on the site for him. His request for this model was an out of the box build. My goal for this kit was to create a super clean finish that really highlighted the part separation and details of the 3.0 design. I can say in complete modesty that this is the cleanest build I have ever created, and I'm quite proud of the finished product.

I took this kit to the nth degree by separating the frame components out into different colors for added detail where the armor splits or is otherwise revealed. I did a lot of hand brushing on smaller details like pilots, screens and raised details in the frame. Check out the WIP posts for detailed disassembled photos. This kit received 3 coats (nearly 40mls) of my special blend of matte coat to give it a solid protective finish.   


In no particular order: (All paints are pure lacquer colors unless otherwise noted)

Neutral Greyish White 85% white + 15% Neutral Grey 
Warm Greyish White 90% white + 10% Warm Grey
Royal Blue
Sky Blue
Light Red 90% 10 White
Yellow 90% Yellow 9% Orange 1% Red
Neutral Grey
Warm Grey
Star Bright Iron
Star Bright Bronze
Star Bright Silver
Gold (enamel)
Grey (enamel)
Black (enamel)
Silver (enamel)
Clear Green (acrylic)
Clear Red (acrylic)

Kit Links


If you're interested in picking up this kit or any of the add-ons I used to enhance it consider using the Amazon links posted above. Anything you purchase from Amazon through my links helps me out tremendously and it doesn't cost you any extra!

Hit the bump for the full photo dump

Monday, September 1, 2014

RX 78-2 3.0 & HG Marasai Unicorn ver. WIP

RX 78-2 

I completed painting the 78 on Sunday by applying the last coat of off white to a few dozen parts. 

The kit includes enough parts to keep the core fighter out of the finished model. I handpainted the silver and black landing gear for the display.