I have plenty of old minis from the Warhammer 40,000 Battle for Macragge starter box, and one just happens to be the Imperial Pilot, a unique model that I don't think has ever been created since (and never had any rules, since he was more of an objective marker). Given that he has a similar general design to a Cadian, I thought it would be appropriate to finally start working on him.
For a miniature that released way back in 2004, it holds up well and it's surprisingly versatile. I could see this being a medic, a commander, an artillery crewman, or - as I've chosen to use him - a pilot. His uniform isn't black like the basecoat, but actually uses a Tamiya black paint that's slightly lighter, as well as some other Citadel and Tamiya paints for the rest of him.
He's not done, but for what's essentially my first miniature that's this close to being done, I'm fairly proud of it!
I love the Imperial Pilot due to how different he looks from most units. He isn't wearing full body armour, but he's also not just stuck in a coat like a Cadian commander might be. The Gene-Seed box in his left hand could double as an ammunition briefcase or some kind of battery - I haven't added any details or highlights to it yet.
My "Not-Guardman" army could use him as a pilot model, considering that I have three GCPS Hornets ready to set up and paint. I might end up converting one pilot for each, although this would make a nice addition to the "Command Hornet" I'm planning to build in the near future. Consdiering that this is one of my first good painted minis (albeit not a finished one) I'm very proud of how he's turning out.