HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP03 -Kivat-bat the 3rd-

Spent a good amount of time creating Kivat and Tatsulot. Decided i should make them since they are needed to henshin lol also you get a peak at the armor update but i will go into detail about that in a later WIP post once i get more done on it. Ill be making a separate post for Tatsulot later, if i tried to cover both it would be a really long post! First up is:

Kivat-bat the 3rd! He is third generation of the Kivat-bat family and has the power to transform you into Kiva! i went with the original design *pic from KR Decade lol* because the SIC ver looked weird.

I fixed up the tape that attaches him later on ^^;;

The building process, i should say that when it comes to gluing and sanding i can be very impatient ^^; skipped out on most of the sanding which gave not so good results, especially on Tatsulot.

First I cut a piece or runner, the flat part and sanded it roundish~ and did a template for the bat silhouette.

Scribed in details on the face ^_^ then glued on the plaplate.

Also added a piece of plaplate on the wing for detail.

Add color! thats the pen i use for red ^^;; rubs off easy. I think it turned out pretty damn good though ๐Ÿ˜€

I touched it up more after these shots. Kivat done!






Let’s go!


Heres a clip of Wataru’s first henshin in the show:


~ by rockleelotus on February 3, 2010.

30 Responses to “HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP03 -Kivat-bat the 3rd-”

  1. Hoho. Can’t wait to see the finished form. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. this gonna be a smart looking one!!!
    BTW, added yours into my blogroll!!

  3. nice kivat! ^^ looks more menacing than the original. more like Dark Kivat ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. Wow!!! Fantastic recreation of kivat!! Making good progress man!! Keep the henshin flame burning!!!

    I love how everything is coming up together nicely! I noticed you are marking out the edges for the chest piece too already! XD Gambatte!

    • thanks ^^ im getting a steady flow of progression lately, scratch building is so fun.. especially when things work out lol

      there is a higher level of detail i want to attempt but with all the small cutting involved i keep passing and choosing to draw on the details instead XD need to build up my confidence working with these material more, Henshin!

  5. great, you are fantastic to make that Kivat. ๐Ÿ˜€
    can’t wait for you to finish.

    Kiva is one of the Kamen Rider henshin I fave.
    the first one is of course the ‘mighty’ Kamen Rider Kabuto.

    • thanks, i cant wait either ๐Ÿ˜›

      Faiz is my fav but Kiva is working his way up to the top. cant deny the skill of Kabuto, very cool rider ^^

    • well, he’s IMBA with his Clock Up. >_<

      Faizz can only be in the same level for just 30 seconds if I'm not mistaken (in KR Decade, Faizz Accel vs. Zabee -I kinda forgot, so CMIIW)

      • yep your right, Clock Up is crazy XD

        Faiz Accel last for 10sec. theres a preview clip on youtube from the Decade & W movie and it show Decade own Kabuto thanks to Invisible, i cant wait to watch it! XD

        found it, its right at the beginning:

  6. Freaking cool!!!!! >.<

  7. Weiku appu! Sadame no kusari o tokihanate!! XD

  8. this is awesome
    will you make chip to attached with kivabat too ??

    • that is interesting, i have an idea on how to do it but the pieces will be so freakin small lol XD

      will have to make a separate Kivat like the SIC toy, dont want to mess with this current one. it might be something i do at the end along with remaaking the Zanbat sword ^^

  9. wow, you’re working on a tiny piece there! and it turns out pretty nice man ๐Ÿ˜€ Your scratch building skill is definitely progressing

    • lol yea it is quite tiny, i did a lot of fumbling with the little pieces.
      thanks! im learning a lot ^^ i want to get more detailed but just thinking of all the steps required makes me feel lazy lol

  10. so kivabat can be attached to zanbat sword ??

  11. So far, so good. But it looks like there’s still a lot of work to be done before it truly becomes something great. ^^

    Can’t say much except be a little more patient! XD

    • very true, im a long ways away! must practice patience as well, so the quality of my SB items turns out better. in the end i hope it turns out great with a little more solid design ^^

  12. So that’s a kivat bat. I was wondering what is that initially, It’s an interesting idea you have there.

  13. Wow, really looks different from the original, if you didn’t mention that this was Rx-78-2, i really wouldn’t know that!

    • cool, thats a good thing and a bad thing! lol that means i still need to rework the head design or something so he is noticeable as RX78 still ^^; bulking him up with armor covers all his trademark looks.

  14. Wow, this will really turn into Kiva!!!
    Your kivat is cute :D, give him a violin and he should be perfect!

    Next one you make ixa? ^^

    • henshin!
      Kivat turned out pretty good, he is very small piece to manage lol i might work on that violin after the armor ^^

      i was planning to make Decade my next mod but after thinking about it i wanted to make IXA too! so there is a good chance he really will be next ๐Ÿ˜›

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