The 113th Penal Legion. One of many of my side projects.

image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image imageI’ve always loved the movie “The Dirty Dozen”. Saw it with Dad when I was a kid and just thought WOW. I played with my plastic soldiers on the rug and every mission was a suicide mission haha. I’ve seen the movie many, many times and never get sick of it. Didn’t like the sequels though. Anyway, years ago I read a battle report about Colonel Scaheffer and his last chancers. Always imagined buying my own last chancers eventually but as I’ve got into converting I thought I should just make my own. These guys are based on the Dirty Dozen. Even some of their individual names are from the movie. Their leader is an ex-prisoner and ex-prison guard who busted twelve of the best or worse out to go on their own redemption missions. I’ve only finished half of the team so far. I’ve mixed Cadians/Catachans with Marauders and Empire. Schaeffer even carries a Tau Rifle. The colour scheme is typical jumpsuit orange but many have Prison guard body armour, utility belts and even riot shields. I also converted a Space Marine Rhino into a prisoner transport that these guys have re-commissioned hehe. Hope you like them as much as I do.

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4 thoughts on “The 113th Penal Legion. One of many of my side projects.”

  1. Nicely rough looking crew there – I get a feel for the character of each of them just from flicking through the pictures (which is what a good conversion of this type should do). Good work on the prison transport vehicle – it’s grubby and impractical and you can’t get more 40k than that!

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    1. Wow, thanks for your kind words. I look at your blog/conversions and painting etc and think Christ I have a long way to go! I’m glad you got a feel for them. Theres still half a dozen, or should I say, half a dirty dozen to come. The transport still needs a bit of work. It holds two miniatures comfortably in the cage section. I used cut up sprue for the bars.

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  2. Very nice – I’ve enjoyed looking back through your blog, all looking really good mate, thanks for sharing! (I particularly love that Ork bi-plane btw!!!) Welcome to the Blogoshpere, looking forward to seeing more in the future 🙂

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    1. Thanks man. I really appreciate you taking the time to have a look and make a comment. I was a bit dubious about making a blog because I don’t really have the skill set compared to most of you guys but there’s only so much my wife will listen to me about this hobby haha. I also noticed that many blogs don’t have any comments and for me it’s about sharing pix, ideas etc and getting positive or constructively critical feedback. Thanks again mate!

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