HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP04 -Tatsulot-

Tatsulot is a dragon that unlocks Kiva’s Emperor Form, it also allows him to unleash his final finishing attacks!

Tatsulot’s time to shine!


First i cut out the wings on .5mm plaplate and did some quick *bad* panel lines, then used a piece of runner as his body.

it has a little tab that could fit into RX78 arm slot, i taped it up because i cut it to fit but was a bit too small.

As i was cutting the runner piece to add detail i accidentally snapped it in two XD so here i made a new one.

I cut out the shapes for the head and hands too, sanded the edges so the look like claws on the hands.

Glued all together, heres a pic of the SIC ver and a toy ver, i found the toy ver after i finished building him.

It gives you a good idea of his structure since its hard to find pics of his sides and underneath.

Funny thing is i snapped this on my sandpaper but forgot to sand it ^^;;

I started coloring before the glue even dried too lol This is another one i might have to redo with more detail?

my silver gundam marker has been giving me trouble, the color isnt mixing or something and it comes out and drys in discolored clumps, not smooth.

Anyone else get this problem?



Pyun~ pyuun~ Tension Fortissimo!


*Insert cape*

Wake Up Fever!


Heres a clip of Tatsulot’s first appearance as well as the first time Kiva turned into Emperor Form and did his Rider Kick!:


~ by rockleelotus on February 5, 2010.

40 Responses to “HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP04 -Tatsulot-”

  1. […] RX78 Ver. 30th = “Gundam Rider Kiva RX -Emperor Form-” WIP:ย  01 – 02 -03 – 04 […]

  2. Awesome man ๐Ÿ˜€ Making good progress!!! I love the last two shots with the effects ^^

    I did have the same problems with the silver no matter how hard I shake em!! That is why i only use the silver for small parts…a big no no when it comes to large areas for me.

    Wake up fever!!! Hmm can use that for drossel’s mid air stun for a certain story later hehe!

    • thank dude ^^ lol the effect are half decent and it took so long to make ^^; need to level up editing skills for future projects!
      ahh so that a normal things for silver markers, that really sucks because it was fine just a few weeks ago when i was making his sword.

      /nods! that sounds good, she can have a white shiny fangs ver instead Lol

  3. splendid *_* awesome rocklee looks like you are the only one doing this well the others still stuck in photoshop and not do anything lol

    • lol thanks, its starting to become my main project. havent been motivated to work on figure stories lately *the ones i have planned need lots of effects and im lazy lol*

      its no problem at all! thats why there is no time limit ^_^ its something you should work on when your feeling motivated too, and i think others are busy with school or projects they were in the middle of prior to joining up ๐Ÿ˜›

      • luckily there is no time limit ๐Ÿ˜€ I need the Rx78 for my story so no mods on him till then ^^ Plus my seravee is still in sanding mode!!!

  4. this RX-Kiva is gonna be a tough-looking one^^

  5. superb!!!
    I like emperor form, but I like his normal Rider Kick, the effect is more looks like grand.

    • i like his normal Rider Kick too with the leg armor breaking the chains ^^ but the cool thing about this one is that he can do variations(bicycle kick, round house, drop kick) so long as the fangs piece their target! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Nice! Are you gonna give him a cape as well?

    • definitely! im debating whether to use cloth or cut up the cape from my MG Exia. but if i use that i may need some putty to clean up the edges since i need to cut it in half XD

      • for cape making, there is one interesting method I saw at netmorks.
        The modeler actually burned a plastic and bend it to form a cape. But he told me you must have a heat resistant hands to do that, hahaha

  7. using the template as the background sure give the effects of some bats flying around ^^

  8. Emperor form`s rider kick is one of my favorite but IMO nothing beats Kabuto`s rider kick pose. He just stand there and “BOOM!!”, there goes his rider kick lol And his winning pose is freaking cool!

    Btw, good job on Tatsulot! Pyunpyun! Tenshon forutisshimo!! XD

    • so hard to pick out a fav Rider Kick!! Kabuto literally has killer instincts. he doesnt even have to look to know when his opponent is coming, very cool!

      but Faiz was the first Kamen Rider series that i watch and i still think his kick still remains one of the best ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. wow.. it turns out great actually..
    awesome rocklee.. I never thought you proficient at doing this, I just know you about the dark side which I currently joined hahaha…

    • thanks! im actually a fan of modding, started with battle damage and now trying my hand at scratch building stuff ^^ cant say im proficient yet but i am learning!

      lol so you finally joined that dark side huh ๐Ÿ˜›

  10. I don’t know anything about this matter, it’s progressing well. You’re doing a very good job! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • thank you for the encouragement ๐Ÿ˜€ maybe i can teach some of my readers about scratch building and inform them a bit about Kamen Rider too with this project Lol

  11. Nice mod. It must be a lot of work to put the pla plates together @__@. Emperor Kiva Rocks!

  12. Way to go Tatsulot!!! Nice mod!
    Now seems like I’m watching the jap ultraman-pattern-fighting show on your blog. I don’t really know what’s the term they called.
    But, it’s like kid’s day. *LOL*

  13. Looks more and more kiva-esque ๐Ÿ˜€
    good job at SB-ing such small parts!!

    I think you should fix the paint and panels on tatsulot’s wings, now looks a bit messy IMO >.<

    • Lol yea its super messy. i have to fix the up, i had the sand paper right there but totally overlooked the step XD and my silver marker isnt working right, might have to resort to using grey instead…

      oh and thx for sharing that very interesting tip on making a cape. need to find some heat resistant hands somewhere so i can give it a try ^^;

  14. wow, you’re leading the RX-78 race ๐Ÿ˜€
    I wonder why you are using a 0,5mm plaplate to do this? isn’t a plaplate with less thickness would make life easier when it comes to creating such a small piece like this one?

    • oh i was testing out the different thickness, most parts are with 0.3mm plaplates. i used the 0.5mm for the wings since the 0.3 looked too thin as single layer. your right less thickness is MUCH easier to work with! learned that the hard way because i played around with 0.5 earlier on since i wanted the parts to be sturdy but they are hard to cut XD

  15. That looks like so much detailed work, but so cool.

    • thanks Yi ^^ building stuff out of basic materials is quite rewarding lol i might be toning down the overall design, have to play around with it later to see how things look.

  16. Huhu, I don’t have the patience for this kind of stuff XD I wish i did though, I imagine the end result must be incredibly satisfying. Also, HELLO AGAIN ;-; I’m sorry I disappeared and lost touch, I hope to be more active again โค

    • definitely a satisfying experience but one must also prepare for some disappointments when starting new things. lol HI HI ๐Ÿ˜› dont worry about it, stuff happens. ive been a bit tied up myself lately too ^^;

  17. congrats for won wolfheninrich’s giveaway ^^

  18. happy CNY and valentine day rocklee ๐Ÿ˜€ have fun with your GF

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