Here's my final entry for this year's LPL, "Geisha Gone Wild", which is clearly a Ghost in the Shell homage. I managed to squeak in to third place overall- which was certainly better than last year's shutout!
In the background were the Major (an out of production Antenociti's Workshop figure) and Batou (Hasslefree).
Any fan of the GitS series knows that robotic geisha are prone to being hacked- resulting in all sorts of mayhem.
Geishabot bodies are 'Hong Kong Killer Fembots' from Statuesque Miniatures, with head swaps from a few other figures (Reaper, Kensei, and Morland Studios). The female in the center with the dual autopistols is an unmodified Mei-Lin 2.0 from Statuesque.
Last but not least was this resin monstrosity I picked up on eBay. I am always enthralled by the scene in the movie in which Kusanagi meets the R-3000 Light Tank in the museum scene. Poetic, brutal, and timed perfectly.
The kit itself was horrendous and I'm 99.99% sure it was a recast. I had to completely rebuild the cannons and bullet belts from styrene, reconstruct the rear, and make 12 new foot spikes because the casting was so bad. It took so much work I wasn't sure I'd be able to get it done in time :) As with many other projects I take on it was worth it in the end. I have some 'before' shots on a different camera, which I may add later.