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Asshimar (by ElDave)

I've never watched Gundam.

From Gundam Wiki:
The NRX-044 (NRX-004) Asshimar is a transformable mobile armor from the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

This new suit introduced before the Gryps Conflict by the Earth Federation and the Titans was a truly revolutionary suit despite not being the strongest. It was the first suit to be able to fly in the atmosphere of a planet on its own without the help of a sub-flight system. The development of Asshimar was started by Earth Federation Force as NRX-044[R] Prototype Asshimar TR-3 "Kehaar" Due to the high stresses placed on the transformation systems under gravity, a prototype machine was initially made for testing in zero gravity where the load was reduced. The construction of Kehaar is very complex and can be consider as early movable frame. The Titans further developed the Kehaar into NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 "Kehaar", remodeled for atmospheric use after the completion of its space testing, and new tests were conducted to evaluate the durability of its transformation mechanisms under gravity. Thermonuclear engines were installed in the leg sections which serve as the Kehaar's main propulsion devices, giving it far greater thrust than the later production model. It was also equipped with a skirt unit containing supplemental thrusters for vertical takeoff. Since this unit included fixed wings for stabilizing the machine's flight attitude, its silhouette in mobile armor form was very different from that of the production model. A beam gun similar to MS-09 Dom was installed in the left side of the Kehaar's chest, and its beam rifle can double as a beam axe. Also adapted from the Dom was its head which sported a cross design for its sensor array, however, unlike the Dom, it sported three "eyes" instead of just one.

I do not know who manufactured this figure or where to find more. If you know, please let me know in the comments section.

For Asshimar, I wanted to play around with my usual tools and see if I could come up with something new. I did a little cross processing to play with the colors, used lab coloring to make the hues pop, and my own robot eyes tutorial.
The thing I spent the most time on is the eye glow. Taking a note from miniature model painters, I tried to paint the eye like a glowing gemstone. I'm not entirely sure that I succeeded, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It's at least more interesting than just a glowing light.

Blame it on the misfortune of your EXIF:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

File Size: 4.0 MB
File Type: JPEG
MIME Type: image/jpeg
Image Width: 3888
Image Height: 2592
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
X-Resolution: 72 dpi
Y-Resolution: 72 dpi
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Date and Time (Modified): 2009:04:21 10:29:38
YCbCr Positioning: Co-sited
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original): 2009:04:12 12:33:17-05:00
Date and Time (Digitized): 2009:04:12 12:33:17
Metering Mode: Multi-segment
Color Space: sRGB
Focal Plane X-Resolution: 4433.29532497149 dpi
Focal Plane Y-Resolution: 4453.60824742268 dpi
Custom Rendered: Normal
Exposure Mode: Auto
White Balance: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Compression: JPEG (old-style)
Global Angle: 30
Global Altitude: 30
Copyright Flag: False
Photoshop Quality: 12
Photoshop Format: Standard
Progressive Scans: 3 Scans
XMPToolkit: Adobe XMP Core 4.1-c036 46.276720, Mon Feb 19 2007 22:40:08
Orientation: Horizontal (normal)
Metadata Date: 2009:04:21 10:29:38-05:00
Creator Tool: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Format: image/jpeg
Color Mode: 3
ICCProfile Name: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type: D50
Measurement Observer: CIE 1931
Measurement Flare: 0.999%
Measurement Illuminant: D65
Color Transform: YCbCr
Flash Return: No return detection
Flash Mode: Off
Flash Function: False
Flash Red Eye Mode: False

Be good,

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