|This is a 1/24th scale Tachikoma
kit from Wave.
I started by
drilling out the vent holes in the wrist and ankle armor. All the
pieces that appear chrome on the kit are actually white plastic in the
stock kit. I used Aclad2 Chrome and Aluminum to achieve the metal look.
The blue is Tamiya Bright Blue. I drilled out the directional and tail
lights on the pod and threaded them with fiber optic. The pod
contains a small circuit board I wired up with a single LED,
resistor, and CR2032 battery and holder. The LED and the fiber are
tucked into opposite ends of a styrene tube to conduct light to
The figure of
Mokoto was cast in rubber in the kit. To better pose and paint her, I
made a silicon mold and recast her in resin. Then by heating the cured
resin figure, I was able to repose her arms. The Bato figure was from a
1/24 scale toy, so I just through him on the main picture
The scaled down
copy of Intron Depot 1 that the Tachikoma is readying was created from
scan of the actual Intron Depot 1 books by Masamune Shirow, creator
of Ghost in the Shell. And includes pictures of Motoko posed with
Fuchikoma, the manga predecessor to the Tachikoma.