I wanted it to be a generic gundam because I wanted everyone who likes some form of gundam to be able to enjoy it. Some people hate G Gundam, some people hate Gundam SEED. There are definitely gundam shows that are better than others. All that being said, this is loosely based on one of the forms of the dark/devil gundam.
Oh. And watch gundam stuff. 'Cause it's excellent. Except for Gundam SEED. *surreptitiously pushes Gundam 00 episodes towards you*
Looks excellent. I like the choice of showing what looks like wiring under its jaw, since it gives an organic feel, like it's made of tendons. The thing on the side of its face also reminds me of bone structure and teeth, so there's an additional fearsome look, too.
Looking great so far. I don't think I've seen you do mechs before, but I love how you did this. The cross-hatching was well done (I never could get the hang of it). If this is only a third of what the final product would be, then I await the whole thing with bated breath!