Sunday, August 2, 2009

Praetorian Penal Legion and Vets

As I promised last week, here are some pics of my latest Praetorian troops. The Vet Squad are the Black and Tans. They get a black jacket to signify their veteran status. Otherwise, they are painted just like my normal troops. They are equipped with extra ammo pouches and grenades. There are also quite a few minor conversions in the squad.

First of all, since GW never gave the Praetorians plasma, I had to make my own. I used the plasma pistol barrel bit from the old close combat accessory sprue that GW used to sell as a blister. It involved cutting up a flamer trooper and some filing. it's a retty straight forward conversion.

The basic vets all have shotguns. I converted their lasguns into double barreled under & overs. I used brass tubing for this. While it does look a bit clunky, I like the results. Also, one of the shotgunners has a demo charge. This was made out of a Catachan vox unit.

The Sgt. was given a plasma pistol from a Space Wolf Blood Claw sprue and a power ax from the above mentioned close combat accessory sprue.

The banner bearer is still waiting for a banner. I cut away the original banner pole and used brass rod in it's place, adding the original top piece to it.

The Penal Legion still need final detailing. I thought about using plastic models instead. But, now I'm glad I didn't. I like the orange uniforms with the black P on the back and no "bling". I have enjoyed fielding this unit. They have already done some epic missions and they have also failed completely. But, they are fun.

What are you using for Vets and Penal Legion?


Anonymous said...

I like the shotguns. I really like the paint schemes. Can you post pics of your "normal" troops.

Best regards,

Col. Thorne said...

Hey CRP,
Good Job on the Conversions! I really like your Vet Squad. The Shotgun conversions are a tad "clunky" as you put it, but I too very much like the result - nicely done! I also like the plasm gunner conversions. Keep up the good work. Currently I have neither Vet or Penal Legion squads (I do however use Highlander conversions to represent Stormtroopers). I do have plans in the works for a squad of Sikh conversions to represent a Vet Squad. I may have to steal your shotgun idea :) - If I do, I'll give you full credit! Again, keep up the good work! Col. Thorne

Crazy Red Praetorian said...
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Crazy Red Praetorian said...

I'll try to get some up this week.

Crazy Red Praetorian said...

Col Thorne, feel free to steal away. I may do some Sikhs as Penal Legion/Native Levies.

Anonymous said...

I us Necromunda Orlock's and juvies for my penal legion. Why fit the cannon fodder with proper uniforms, let 'em wear the street clothes that earned them the honor of dying for the emperor.

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