So about a year go I was working on this and then inexplicably lost the file. Well I found it again (albeit an older version) so i thought I'd share.
I built this after only about... 2 months experience using Maya. If that's not a testament to usability, I don't know what is.
The character is EVA-01 from the show Neon Genesis Evangelion. This is based on WETA's movie concept art.