It's been a while...
There may be some shrapnel stuck in it's chest.
For what it is the torso is quite inventive, design wise. I'm interested to see what colors you will be choosing for him and how that gem will play in to the overall design.
That's some fancy stuff. Upper torso looks great. The hips are bland and done a million times. Try mirroring the upper part for the hips, but smaller.
I get what you mean. If I can find a way to do them differently I will, but it might be hard now.