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    Kabuto Mushi MKII fan art cards

    I have been very enthusiastic about the wonderful Kabuto Mushi series of Glyos figures that Marty Hansen (aka THE GODBEAST) has brought to Glyos fans in 2014, & have been creating my own characters from each release...
    Marty has created the naming of the series Kabuto Mushi, Beetorians, Sectivorus and some of the other ideas that my own have spun off of, I have named the individual characters (besides Kabuto Mushi) and came up with some ideas about them.
    I envision my own "fanon" alternate universe for KMMII as an animated series, & have done fan art cards to share these character ideas for KMMII w/the fan community...



    KABUTO MUSHI: The Hero of our tale, a powerful warrior, a born leader, & diplomat who has made many sacrifices to keep the Beetorians a free & powerful race in a hostile world brimming & overgrown with mutated insect life. He is very strong, skilled with weapons, & has a deep sense of honor & loyalty. He believes in the classic Beetorian ways that have been handed down thru the ages & is the 2nd to call himself "Kabuto Mushi." He is both kind, intelligent, & respected by friend & foe alike. He and his "Beetorian Corps" are the peacekeepers of the planet. His body is in the "samurai" configuration, a form that is earned & the highest ranked visual display among civilized Beetorians.



    RIBSASU: Kabuto Mushi's right hand Beetorian Corp member & confidant, he acts as a scout, decoy, & body guard. Although good-natured he can be hot tempered at times, yet always remembers his true cause & honor. He is a trustworthy long-time friend that is fiercely loyal to Kabuto Mushi. He takes risks & his courage knows no bounds. He has chosen a more mechanized configuration, but due to his smaller stature in this form, many underestimate his actual power & skill.



    AKA SASORI: The mighty Red Scorpion General, considered a extremist upstart & villain by many in the Beetorian race. Aka Sasori believes that a new world order is at hand, and is taking his armies and invading colonies, tribes, and hives to gather more support & supplies by force and suppress, imprison, or destroy those who do not share his vision. He believes that the home world is in danger, and that alien beings are planning an ultimate invasion(s), and wants to unite the Beetorians into a strong military force to defend their home from interstellar attacks, but many believe that his unjust tactics are more of a quest for absolute power hidden by his alien agenda as a guise. His configuration represents what he sees as the most powerful form for an individual Beetorian, & he is at odds with Kabuto Mushi.



    SUTERUSU: A fierce and powerful warrior, he possess the unique ability to become nearly invisible due to his stealth-like biology. Many have theorized that he is a product (or fluke) of the Red Scorpion General's military scientists, as his ability has not been seen in any other Beetorian's (other than his Mini Mushi sidekick). Although he stands with a usually quiet & collected demeanor he will strike viciously at any moment & many question his actual sanity. His deep voice and unsettling presence are unmistakable to his allies but are often unnoticed by his (fallen) foes. His configuration is quite large by individual Beetorian standards and can be intimidating to even the most experienced warriors when his faint outline is actually seen.

    So my version of Sectivorus is an alternate or futurish state of Earth that has been transformed due to global warming, severe storms, wild fires, oxygen levels rising, & the bird population being destroyed. It is now inhabited by the evolution of insects into the giant KMMII (a insect hybrid w/transformable exoskeletons) which have replaced humanity (who's survivors are now living underground/or are in hidden stasis due to the harsh state of the world) & the start point of the story would be what is formally Japan, but would eventually expand to include alien worlds. The KMMII have societies/hierarchy, alliances, communication, do battle, and will be fighting other visitors from the Glyos system.

    The art is drawn from my collection & the configurations that I make from the ideas presented on the boards & official media with the colors I like in those configurations. The backing art is inspired by the 80's toy line "BugMen of Insecta" card packaging.

    If the community likes this series I will continue to do more art cards. Thanks!
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    Whoa!!! They look so great!
    Try to reach inside of me, try to drain my energy
    Let me show you just what I'm made of
    Simple curiosity trying to take a bite of me
    Let me show you just what I'm made of now...

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    Thanks Neophron, I really apreciate you taking the time to check this thread out!
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    Updated the Aka Sasori pic a bit.
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    Nice work!! It's cool to see other fans running with these great concepts. Ribasu Mushi is my favorite!!

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    Really nice work. I especially like the first one.
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    Hey thanks a lot guys! I really appreciate the comments, & I will have the next batch of 4 up sometime this coming week!
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    PART II:



    MINI MUSHI
    : Mini Mushi's are the workers of Beetorian society. A subspecies of Beetorians, they do not grow as large or as complex, and they have only a single display form. Like Beetorians the majority of the race is male, with females being uncommon, & more protected due to their rarity. All of the day-to-day tasks from food gathering to building, to 1st line of defense are a part of the Mini Mushi's role in Beetorian Colonies. At least 1 Mini Mushi shares a Telebond with a matching color Beetorian, due to this phenomenon, a Beetorian can Telebond communications with their sidekick Mini Mushi who can communicate telepathically with other Mini Mushi's of the same color division and they will act as a single unit under the Telebonded lead Beetorian's command. A "Swarm" of Mini Mushi is considered 4 or more, and they are fully capable of taking down a unseasoned Beetorian in a fight, acting as a single minded unit. Although smaller than humans, enemy Mini Mushi swarms are the main reason that what remains of humanity has moved underground and no longer can inhabit the topside of the earth.



    GAIJIN KUROKAMI: In the future, the young human girl known by the Beetorian's as Kurokami (Japanese for black hair) was once a USA historian fluent in Japanese & teaching English in Japan under the JET prgramme. When on a field trip to a research lab on Mount Fuji, the increasing changes in climate over the decades eventually caused a violent eruption, forcing the lab facility occupants to take shelter. A brave Japanese lab tech, who felt that a foreigner should not die away from home, pushed "Kurokami" into one of the state-of-the-art life support systems on the lab site. The lab was covered in molten rock and debris from the eruption, but the 6 pods survived intact within the underground chamber in a form of suspended animation. After countless years of evolution, a battle with the Beetorian corps unearthed the lab, and the battle destroyed all of the pods accidentally except for Kurokami's. Feeling a sense of duty to all life, Kabuto Mushi managed to save Kurokami's suspended body from the wreckage and she was brought back to health within the Colony, although with amnesia. She can remember history & events but not her personal information or past life. Kabuto Mushi decided that she was a valuable asset as a historian of what-was-then-Earth (to educate the Beetorians about human's mistakes) & a friend. Many do not feel the same way about the Gaijin (outsider) & Aka Sasori has often made boasts of having her as a meal & often refers to her as Yochu (larva) or Ujimushi (maggot). She still wears her (now more fitted & customized) suit from her life support unit, (which is almost insectoid-like in appearance, an endearing trait to Kabuto Mushi himself) & although their is plenty of oxygen, it is more to shield her from (at times) the unstable climate. She has heard whispers that some humans still exist but they are no where to be found on land, and hopes that one day she reunite with them & bridge the race of heroic Beetorians and existing humans together peacefully.

    *Kurokami is a character I made myself to demonstrate the human element to the chaotic world of Kabuto Mushi, she would serve as our view into the hostile world of Sectivorus.
    I don't plan on adding many fan-made characters, but would like to someday include the 80's cult line "Bugmen Of Insecta" toy characters that I will eventually recreate using the KMMKII parts!



    TOKETSU: The mighty Beetorian of the cold north, brother of Shigaisen, & ally of Kabuto Mushi. Toketsu has led a heroic life, he has worked hard, demonstrated patience, and has gained respect in leadership within his colony. Living on Mount Fuji he has seen many battles due to the military advantage point of that location. Toketsu has made many wise choices & allies to get to his rank & standing, all at his brother Shigaisen's dismay, as Shigaisen can't understand why he has not had the same success, as he considers them brotherly equals, but Shigaisen does not care for virtue, nor trust, nor does he value life, the opposite of Toketsu's personal and military strategies. Toketsu's hard shell can handle the most extreme temperatures of cold, & he is as handy with a blade as he is a blaster. He displays himself in the "Tall Samurai" form, one of the highest ranking forms for a Beetorian & usually only used for a commander or leadership form within the Beetorian race.



    SHIGAISEN: Toketsu's jealous sibling has nothing but contempt for his brother & the Bettorian Corps cause. Although cunning & bright, he acts the fool as Onikisu's right hand man. Seeing as Onikisu is a famous Gladiator, just by being seen with him, Shigaisen believes he is equally as famous, a plea to match his brother's worth in Beetorian eyes. He fights with a ferocity and has no mercy. His weapon of choice is a Empyrean hook that he finds can easily crack the shells of his Beetorian enemies. Shigaisen has been gifted with extreme type of fast fwd vision, where he can see & intercept motions before they happen by the energy that an opponent emits, this gives him a distinct advantage over his enemies, and why Onikisu uses his gift in interpreting their battles with telepathic communication. His chosen form is considered a mockery of the similar samurai forms, as it is a twisted take on a respected look, by inverting his body and wearing the most savage head display.

    *I equip most of my Mushi with Spy Monkey weapons, and couldn't resist including the red hook I gave the Metallic Purple Mushi for my art cards (the red is like a perfect match!

    Well I hope you enjoyed our second visit to my Kabuto Mushi Fan-Verse, if you would like to see more let me know ,and I will try to have the next 4 art cards by the 4th of July holiday weekend!
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    Those are great! It's funny you made a Bee character since the first thing I did with this drops toy was make a KBM Bee
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    Quote Originally Posted by markatisu View Post
    Those are great! It's funny you made a Bee character since the first thing I did with this drops toy was make a KBM Bee
    Thanks buddy!! I really appreciate your comments, especially with you being so close to everything Mushi!!
    Yes, the fan made female character went through some changes from conception to final image. She was originally going to have a long emo-style ponytail hair-du, but when I started drawing it out, it didn't fit with her fishbowl/insectoid helmet design. She was originally going to have the yellow suit as you see here, and then I changed it to white (to look more outer-space than hazmat), but when I colored it in, I thought it made her resemble other anime characters. I think the yellow makes her more different & more bee-like as you mentioned.

    I am buying a TON of the yellow Mushi as I can use that color in some of my other character idea builds (like the Bugmen of Insecta I have planned), as well as the Glyaxia Clones that are advertised!

    I almost wonder if Marty will do an actual bee themed Mushi sometime down the road, (as I think it's always one of the first insects & color schemes that come to mind) or if like Hades Force (& yourself did with the Glyaxia yellow) we should just build our own.
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    I have no clue who this characters are and where from they originated but as always, i like your style.

    The cards are very clear and i like the clouds background.

    As far as i understand they are bug people and this no armor they are wearing, itīs their natural exoskeleton.

    Great work as always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki View Post
    I have no clue who this characters are and where from they originated but as always, i like your style.

    The cards are very clear and i like the clouds background.

    As far as i understand they are bug people and this no armor they are wearing, itīs their natural exoskeleton.

    Great work as always.
    Thanks Niki my friend! I always appreciate your feedback!
    The art is based on the Kabuto Mushi toyline from Marty Hansen (aka THE GODBEST) a famed indie sculptor. I very much injoy the figures and decided to do some "art cards" based on the figures available.
    http://www.godbeast.com/shop.htm
    The figure line uses the "Glyos" system from Onell Design, a style of peg and socket system where you can break the toys down & you can mix the parts within the line and with other lines that use the same Glyos system pegs (like Robo Force, Power Lords, Outlander etc.) to make your own creations.
    The card art takes the ideas from the Kabuto Mushi toyline and I add the names & fan mythos to the builds I make with the toyline as an expanded universe fan story.
    And yes, your understanding of the story/characters is correct!
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    Just slightly updated the "Gaijin Kurokami" picture... there will be more of this series to come!!
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    This was fun, I used Pat Bussey's Mechanical art, the new Kabuto Mushi official logo, colored it up and created a new background propaganda style poster featuring the mighty "Sectivorus Supreme!"
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    These are my Checklist Posters that I made for the 1st year of the incredible & versatile Kabuto Mushi Glyos figure & it's color variations created by "The Godbeast" Marty Hansen. Photos & graphic design by me. I also used the official logo. The 1st version (on the orange backing) features the solicitation description names, & the 2nd (on the green-blue backing) features my "fan-made" names for the characters in my fan-verse (+ official solicitation names). Special thanks to Marty & the Glyos community for inspiring me and my builds!



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