Orc Pilot Bust

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

Orc Pilot Bust
Orc Pilot Bust – the whole model

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…

Orc Pilot Bust
Orc Pilot Bust

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!

This model is available for sale now. If you are interested in adding it to your collection, contact us, please. 🙂

Orc Pilot bust WIP

Some time ago I promised you photos of the Orc Pilot bust I’ve been working on. While it’s not finished yet, here are some details about this project:

This model from Kromlech has already received quite a few good quality paintjobs, including the official one by C’Tan, so there was little use in doing the same thing again. I had to come up with my own idea for this bust and… so I did! 😀

My concept

Most painters interpret this model quite literally, as a pilot bust, painted in a pretty realistic way. I decided to go for something quite opposite – instead of making it a realistic bust, I would make it unrealistic. Or maybe not “unrealistic” but rather not a realistic representation of a pilot.

My version will be a statue. One carved in a way that would bring crystal figurines to mind. And, just like with many real monuments, it will have its own pigeons leaving their own, uhm,  “marks” on this impressive sculpt! 😀


I hope the concept explains the style of painting I chose for this model. And if you are interested in owning this model, feel free to contact us while it is still available. 🙂