One of my favorite Mythic Legions creations is my custom Monk figure. As soon as I finished with him, I knew that I wanted to add some more monks to my display. Rather than creating another human monk, for my second stab at this character class, I decided to create an Orc Monk.
The orcs that have been released in Mythic Legions are all evil characters. I wanted to change that up a bit and create an orc character that was good rather than evil. My orc monk was a perfect excuse to do this, and it also gave me a chance to use the orange armor pieces from Unkann in a way that I think really works well. Those orange pieces always felt out of place for me, so I was really happy to be able to find a way to work them into a character and I love how they give my monk a fully armored arm, which is in contrast to my human monk which features very little armor.
This figure started with the “war paint” Urzokk head. I liked the idea of that paint being some monkish markings. I even added some additional paint to distinguish this head from the normal one. The torso was from a Barbarian Builder Kit while the arms and legs were all from Unkann. I painted the bare flesh parts, including the torso, in a matching shade of green. I also added some painted body marking to tie the body into the head even more. The one piece of armor that was not from Unkann is his pauldron. The Unkann figure comes with the big spikey pauldrons, but I wanted my orc monk to have the smaller one. I used an extra pauldron from a Sir Gideon and painted it orange to match the rest of Unkann’s armor.
The final pieces on this custom are what really establish him as a monk for me – his bare feet, lower robe piece, and beaded necklace. The bare feet are custom cast from Marcus Akin. His robe is from a Lord of the Rings Haradrim Archer figure. It has a hole in the top that allows it to slip over the Mythic Legion waist peg just like the normal Mythic Legion faulds piece does. Finally, the necklace was simply cut to the length I wanted from a larger bracelet.