Scale shot alongside their standard CBT scale versions.
The Hatamoto-Chi and Thunderbolt I did the casting work on, Orkko was in need of a caster and I wanted a couple mechs for myself so we worked out a trade. I had to use a slightly differant technique than what I use on the majority of my stuff and had to use a slower curing resin and run the stuff under vaccuum, before applying pressure. I normally just use pressure by itself but these were a bit more tricky. I needed a few tweaks to the molds to get rid of the major bubbles points but after that they both came out really well.
The Hatamoto-Chi was particuarly challenging as the armored skirt has so many differant angles and potential trap points. I'm very glad I did the mold work for the piece as I love the sculpt and it also gave me some more experience with complex shapes. Everytime I mold something new I pick up a few new tricks.
Here's a shot of it before it was primed.
At some point we'll tackle some more 3025 era mechs, a Kurita Dragon mech is currently in the works and possibly an Awesome after that. No clue on when they migh be done but there's no rush on it as I certainly don't want him to feel rushed and I already have a very full schedual with all the Robotech/Macross stuff.