I'm usually a 40k modeller, but living in Japan there are always tons of model kits in your face in different hobby shops. Most are Gundam or perverted girl statues, but there are other obscure lines of models I find more interesting (uniqueness, style whatever)
There was a Manga called Maschinen Krieger apparently in the 80's I know nothing about, but everything is like a 1940s WWII style future. I picked up this kit on sale and decided to build/paint it up...