For Valentine's Day, we have a love-letter to Shirow Masamune from Statuesque Miniatures. Though she's officially called Mei-lin Mayfair, that's Motoko Kusanagi, right down to the Seburo C-25A. I originally discovered her by way of a posting on Massive Voodoo; they did a different (and by far more intricately detailed) paint job of her, but I recognized the gun and stance right away. She and her sisters on the Statuesque site are quite well sculpted and reasonably priced, and moreover, really really small. That right arm was just big enough to accept a pin, which is good, because I wasn't sure whether it'd stay on, otherwise.
Here she is lecturing the Fuchis on something or other; probably why they can't have that long sought-after organic oil...
(FYI, in the comic, the oil breaks down too quickly and their joints lock up. Sorry, Fuchis)
Her trademark shrug isn't really sculpted on, but a trick of the painting around some of the sculpted lines on the torso. It actually hangs just below her shoulder blades, but I wasn't about to sculpt a tiny hair of green stuff for accuracy's sake. I liked the look of the model, and wanted to present it as stock as possible. It's really an excellent little figure, as are all the others. If you haven't yet, I highly recommend you click on over to Statuesque's site and check them out.
She's also in scale with GW Astartes armor (this is one of 8 Devs that I just finished for a client) , which was a pleasant little surprise. Here's another pic from a (slightly) different angle:
She only looks as tall as the SM because of her pose; she's up on the balls of her feet, which is kind of an awkward pose if you try it yourself (of course, we're not all cyborgs with enhanced equilibriums) I have a Corvus Belli Guija (which looks just like an Appleseed landmate) that she's in perfect scale with as well, although it hasn't been converted yet, so no pics, so sorry. As a consolation, here's another family photo:
Next time, more commission stuff. Hopefully I can get to that Knight Warden before the contest deadline, otherwise he'll have to stay on the back burner awhile....