In February I submitted this entry for 's MEGA MAN TRIBUTE book, and it made it in! Now that the book is about to be released, I have permission to post the piece online.
I'm honored to be featured among so many fantastic artists. For my piece, I wanted to focus on a relatively unusual character: Tengu Man. The illustration depicts my own Tengu Man design in his stage from Mega Man 8, accompanied by a Tencrow and a trio of Metall SVs.
Here's how you can get your own copy:
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER
-The book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24
-For fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com ([link] )
MEGA MAN TRIBUTE SOFTCOVER
-The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com ([link] )
Since my site seems to be on permanent FUBAR, I'm going to upload new works here until I figure out a more reliable hosting situation.
Model Number: GAT-S02T Code Name: Testament Dagger Weapons: 2 x head-mounted CIWS, 2 x chest-mounted CIWS, 2 x hip-mounted beam pistol, machinegun (Aile Striker), 2 x beam saber (Aile Striker), shield w/ 2 x missile (Aile Striker), Trikeros Kai Offense/Defense System (Divine Striker), Giant Claw (Divine Striker) Features: Mirage Colloid Jamming System, Hardpoint for mounting Striker packs
History: Following the successful deployment of the Testament Gundam in engagements against the Junk Guild and mercenary forces, the Earth Alliance decides to create a mobile suit with the Testament's ability to jam enemy sensors that can be produced on a larger scale. The Alliance's engineers draw upon the current OMNI mainstay, the Dagger L, and combine it with the special operations suit N Dagger N to create a potent support mobile suit. The Testament Dagger had the ability to increase its combat potential with Striker Packs, including the rare Divine Striker, possessed numerous forms of passive stealth, and was able to use a Mirage Colloid system to jam enemy targeting systems.
In live-fire combat trials, it was determined that the suit was a decent fighter on its own, but the Mirage Colloid Jamming System used too much power for the suit to use full-power beam rifles. Instead, it was typically armed with either the 105 Dagger's machinegun or low-powered beam pistols. The system also was less effective of battleships, which could more-easily use live spotters to aid targeting when their computers were jammed. It was also decided that, though the suit could arm any Striker Pack, the Testament Daggers would typically arm Aile or Divine Strikers to give the suit a combination of mobility and close-quarters ability.
Only five of these suits were constructed before the end of the Second Valentine War, though all the units served with distinction on battlefields across Earth with no casualties.
"Trikeros Kai" Offensive/Defensive System: A enhanced version of the "Trikeros" Offensive/Defensive System used by the GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam. It's a large shield which wraps around the right arm and mounts three claws, a beam gun, a retractable sword blade, and stores a pair of beam pistols. (Gundam Wiki, Testament Gundam entry)
I wanted to pen a design that while not exactly G1 did have some of that feeling. the main idea was based around some ideas I had for dealing with some of the common truck kibble that's often just left hanging off such as the rear wheels. Also I'm kinda board with a lot of modern primes being full of gimmicks like face hooks, wings or what ever is next. I really wanted to go back to the basics with this guy.