Probably the next series of stuff I'll be doing is inspired by the Ian Douglas stories from the Heritage, Legacy, and Inheritance trilogies. These shots are the first real model I've done so far, using Blender. This is a xul robot, their dumb, but numerous machines used for one on one combat, and possibly repair.
But I'm pretty sure I still have some kinks to work out. I figured out how to set up IK constrains, to a degree, and that's how I got the "arms" to curve. Anyways, there's still some distortion with the arm shapes and the armature.