looks mega awesome!
reminds me of zoids as well... didn't know there were zoids in the 80's though
the mesh looks clean and efficient
looks like you have a few hard edges where you might not want them. maybe you want to soften them so some of the surface looks more round
seems like it'll be fun to rig too
agreed with the shaders and lighting
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D