HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP07 -Zanbat Sword Ver. 2 and Cape Progress-

Been playing around with different cape ideas, and decided to go with modifying the cloak that came with the MG Exia. Also spent all of sunday night starting on the Zanbat Sword ver. 2! Both at about %50 complete~

The slowest Henshin in the world continues! XD



Temporary mechanism for movement. Might build a custom backpack and add another joint at the top.

Some details… rush scribbled XD Need to paint cape red but no marker or spray yet.


I had a general idea of what to do; glue plaplates together and try to sculpt out the parts. But when I started, I threw those plans out and just went with a build as i go theme lol

Thicker blade, I love using runners.

Oh yea, I ran outta sandpaper so edges are super rough XD

“Wake Up!”

Used red permanent marker on blade because my silver gundam marker is fudged T_T

…Close enough >_>

Old and new comparison.

Version 1 progress here, same principle used but added more detail in version 2.

Could really used some putty to fill in open area and form a more solid object. I think picking some up putty would help a lot in this build as there are so many curved surfaces to work with.

His hand explodes a lot since the sword is a bit heavy.

One thing I realize with this build is; I have no idea what im doing working with plaplates! XD My work flow and planning is bad.

Lol I was scanning through modeling forums this weekend and was impressed with the prep some people put into their customizing. Need to take notes from them ^^


~ by rockleelotus on September 13, 2010.

25 Responses to “HGUC RX78 Kiva WIP07 -Zanbat Sword Ver. 2 and Cape Progress-”

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  2. Love the new cape man!! Reminds me of those capes that I see in revoltechs.

    Modding isn’t that easy I am afraid that is why planning is essential. But even more important is the willingness to try and experiment around. You’ll never know till you make that first cut!

    • thanks! the cape is working out really well ๐Ÿ˜€

      *cut cut* …oh crap! lol yea its important to know the ins and outs of each kit when making major mods. ill keep experimenting, im still stuck in the design phase and its keeping me very busy ^^; especially since i wanna add functionality to the parts too.

      …oh proof that gunpla makes you work the brains right there! haha

  3. Oooh, cloak! I like~
    Hm, the new sword does look more neatly done compared to the old one but it looks more “stubby” now. It does, however, looks nice in its own custom design. Maybe you should make him dual wield if you have a spare left open hand available. XD

    • thanks ^^

      its a minor improvement, could have been better but i always rush ^^; it is stubby at the moment without the top piece and its pretty thick, but still fits nicely since its for a gundam lol

      dual wield would be awesome but this rx78 only comes with one open hand i think.

  4. So here is the base of those RX-78 groupbuild that they talking about.
    Awesome never seen something like this before a kamen rider from gundam kit 8-O, by the way from what did you made that cape ??

    • hey Aya ^^

      yup, this is the home of the eternal rx78 group build ๐Ÿ˜› i wanted to challenge myself with new things in this build so im attempting a Gundam Rider!

      the cape is from my MG Exia ignition mode. its the cloak from the repair parts, i dont plan to display my exia that way so im using it here.

  5. good idea hijacking Exia cape XD now the torn marks is there, no need to tore the cape. like the new sword, the bat looks better on the 2nd version ๐Ÿ˜€

    • haha yea, i always liked how his cape looked. now i get to put it to good use ๐Ÿ˜€

      and thanks, i still want to add a few more details if i can get some putty. the original one was pretty much a flat drawing lol

  6. Nice work on ur sword there! Looks much better than the first ver ^^

  7. The details on the sword… Nicely done!

  8. wow.. so cool!!! man. i wish i have this sorta creativity… pple mite mistaken ur RX as a SH.Figurearts.. lolx.. very very nice. cant wait for the completed figure! =D im drooling.

  9. Cool thick sword! Man, you are making and showcasing cooler sword.. Keep it up!

  10. the cape is nice I think.
    keep it up

  11. Is that a paper kivat?

    Dear got what else is wrong with this atrocity to man and robots?

    • check out the other wip’s to find out!

      haha atrocity, thanks to the slowest henshin in the world, you get to see all the details involved in the henshin… and sometimes the process is not pretty!

  12. Good to see this project continues ๐Ÿ˜€
    The cape is looking good man! But your Exia is gonna be cloakless from now on ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. I like zanbat sword 2. Maybe you can make it like garo’s big sword, I mean the tip of the sword is not pointy.

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