HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP02 -Basic Armor-

Quick armor and coloring update.

Henshin! …kinda?

Look at all those curves and wasted test pieces.

Playing around with shapes to get the basic patterns for the armor pieces, cutting round shaped is tough.

What the heck is this?

The shoulder and neck armor parts are too bulky and big here.

Did some coloring. I didnt have the normal black gundam marker so what i did was paint a layer of grey, then use the black real touch on top after it dried.

That way the black would dry on the grey, if i used the real touch marker directly on the white surface it would just rub off. One thing to note is that you will notice your finger prints on the black one you touch it *oil/moisture from hands?*, but it can be wiped off.

Trimmed down the size of the shoulder, reshaped the neck armor and added leg armor. These are just the basic patterns so i know the shape and size of the area.

The next step now is to decide on the design; do i want to keep it like the SIC version or try to make it more integrated and robot like. What do you guys think? Right now it just looks like hes cosplaying a Kamen Rider😄

Missing Kivat.

Missing Tasulot.

Considering changing the chest plate so the vents show. Also being optimistic in creating a mask that can slide up and down like a visor! Theres blue tape everywhere, but its the only way i could hold the pla plates in place. I would gladly trade in my blue tape for some blue tack lol😄

Anyways, heres hoping he looks better in the next update ^^;

~ by rockleelotus on January 29, 2010.

37 Responses to “HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP02 -Basic Armor-”

  1. Cool. That is one happy Rider afterwards. So nice to get pla plates easily… TT_TT

    LoL. Bluetack. You can those in any good stationary shops and its relatively cheap and reusable. And you could do tenti-attack effects, too.😄

    • you can get pla plates online too right? wonder if arts and crafts shops have cheaper alternatives.

      bluetack tenti effects😄 and i will need a monster for my gundam rider to fight so theres another reason to get some lol

  2. d third pic looks like mazinger😛

    Nice effort ^^ can’t wait to see ur finished product.

  3. awesome now it’s really looks like kiva just need golden shinny bling2 to finished

    • the basics are done! will try to make it more detailed now. i really wanna just start coloring it gold to see how it looks lol but that would be a waste ^^; soon tho

  4. lol. the chest plate really reminds me of Breatstoo Fiiiyaaaa!

    I would prefer to see more “gundam” for the head. Overall it is awesome!

    • i unknowingly made Mazinger! Lol

      thanks! and i know what you mean, after i made the mask and chest armor i realize i covered the key characteristics that make it a RX78. will play with the design more to try and find some balance😀

  5. Nice details there!

  6. Mazinkaiser RX78!!! Haha!!

    Man you are really going full force with your mods!! That is some solid pla plate cutting going there😀 You already painted the main body!! If you can have clear red plastic maybe you can mix a bit of Unicorn with Kiva. Actually the blue tape looks good actually, reminds me of Ixa😛

    Speechless man, modelling skill level up!! (insert ff7 battle win music)

    • Lol hmm using red plastic, might be possible alternative! still dont have a red marker and been using a gel pen so the color can rub off haha ^^; ill see if i can work something out. hes turning into MazinKivIXA… Gattai!!😀

      thanks dude ^^ i still need tons of level ups to go *goes power lvl*

  7. Cool, a vampire Gundam😀
    nice details, now a crossover gundam X kamen rider has formed ^^

    oh yeah, let’s change links.
    finally got some time to spare for banner workout, I’ll put Yoko dollfie ^^

    • yea! new giant Gundam Rider near complete lol im not even done yet and already considering making more in the future😛

      cool, thanks for adding me! ill get you linked up today😀

  8. let’s go amuro! Gabu-bite!
    …sound effect…….
    Henshin!!

    Really interesting concept, you are turning a gundam into a rider, COOL!!
    Great job on getting all the symmetrical cuts from the plaplate😀

    Can’t wait to see the rider kick from this!

    • does Amuro get the bite or the RX78? lolol thanks, its a bit challenging but im having tons of fun with this project! man, .5mm pla plates are hard to cut! but 0.3 are very manageable.

      funny you mention that, i have him posed doing a rider kick Lol i should make Tasulot next so he can activate Wake Up Fever!!

  9. I don’t know anything about kamen rider, but that looks awesome! LOL
    The sword looks awesome too! ^^ Adding blue tack would make bd’s yoko more prone to seducing him then >.> hahahaha xD

    • go watch some kamen rider! ^^ thanks dude, if i added blue tack it might attract Yoko but only so she could use her pet on him😄 wonder if Amuro is into that kinda thing? lol

  10. A precise work all those small parts! You’re doing it well😉

    • thank you ^^ im working on a more solid design next but i think im getting better by the minute with this as practice. the smaller parts are quite tricky to handle lol

  11. This looks really good! That looks like so much precision and delicate work.

    • thanks! im learning that it requires a lot of planning to cut the small pieces right or else it would be a waste of materials😄 its a challenging but fun project ^^

  12. That’s a lot of plastic surgery he has there! You totally change his looks😀 nice one!

  13. What’s the white piece of thing that you cut?
    Are they some kinda plastic? or paper?
    Sorry.. I’m kinda noob when it comes to GunPla.
    However, great job there🙂

    • ahem….it’s called plaplate😀
      a plastic sheet, comes in various thickness

      • thanks softz, no problem with the questions, we are here to help each other learn!

        and thx heathorn for the explanation😀

      • Thanks heathorn for the explanations🙂

      • gotta wait for the wip03. those blue tapes are picking on my eyes.😉

        PS: I can’t do a reply at the lower thread seems like the submit button won’t show.

        • ive been working on him quite a bit lately, not to rush but because i was to solidify the design. there will still be lots of blue tape in the next wip lol not ready to glue down anything just yet!

          i had a weird problem of not being able to reply to comments a few days ago, had to log out and back in to get it functioning again ^^;

  14. This gundam look like mask rider now…

  15. kivat=core fighter ^^

    the pla-plates are curved and bent!! cool!!

    • hey thx for stopping by ^^ Lol kivat core fighter kinda works😛

      Kiva emperor form armor has so much curves and im trying to retain that look. can be tricky, i snapped a few .5mm pieces when bending them!

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