I was always a big fan of orc models and wanted to paint them for many years. Unfortunately nobody seemed to share my opinion, so I had to do it regardless of commissions and such, only for my own fun. And this orc pilot bust from Kromlech seemed like a perfect choice!
Of course the official box art painting is so good that trying to paint another standard orc would be of no use – why do something that has been done already? No need to copy somebody else’s ideas…
So I came up with my own concept! 🙄
Monument to an orc pilot
Instead of painting him as an actual orc, I decided to make him a statue, a monument to a nameless orc pilot (or: the “collective” pilot). Orcs do honor their heroes in their own specific way, don’t they? 😉 But instead of making it bronze or stone, I went for a more crystal-like look, plus more realistic equipment. Just as if the statue was partially made from actual items or… trash. 😀
Small touches for fun…
If you pay enough attention to the model, you will see small pigeons pooping on the monument, depriving it of its remaining glory, much in the traditional orcish disrespectful way. There’s also some moss and grass growing on the statue, just as some might expect…
Then there’s the base, spotted with pigeon excrements and covered with propaganda posters calling all orcs to war (or: waaagh ;)). These are mostly based on actual war posters, but modified to suit the theme.
I hope you like the unorthodox approach to the model I took, and don’t mind the tongue in a cheek interpretation of the model. I think I had enough fun painting it and after being awarded for it at the show in Toruń, don’t need it in my cabinet anymore ;), so if any of you feel like having such a model, why don’t you contact us about it?
Thanks for your attention and cheers!