New First Legion June Releases!

May 22nd, 2016

Battle of Agincourt Genoese Crossbows




Agincourt – French

Mass Battle British 80th Regiment of Foot


First Legion is extremely pleased to present our first expansion to our Mass Battle Series, the Anglo-Zulu War! As we have already done the 24th Foot, we have decided to create the 80th Foot for the Mass Battle Series. The 80th Foot took heavy casualties during the war and played a major role at the Battle of Ulundi, the final battle of the war which finally subjugated the Zulu nation. At this battle the 80th Foot made up the lead face of the large British Square formation and supported by artillery and Gatling guns were able to break the Zulus with withering gun fire and no warriors were ever actually able to make it to melee with the square formation.



Mass Battle British 80th Regiment of Foot

New John Jenkins June Releases!

May 22nd, 2016

INTER-WAR AVIATION


The Interwar Aviation series covers aircraft that were developed and used between World War 1 and World War 2, and was known as the “Golden Age of Aviation.”

In the two decades between the end of World War 1 and the start of World War 2, military aviation underwent a complete transformation. The typical combat aircraft of 1918 was a fabric-covered externally braced biplane with fixed landing gear and open cockpits. Few aero engines developed as much as 250 horsepower, and top speeds of 200 km (120 miles) per hour were exceptional. By 1939 the first-line combat aircraft of the major powers were all-metal monoplanes with retractable landing gear.

THE BOEING P-26A PEASHOOTER

The Boeing P-26 was the first all-metal monoplane mass-produced for the USAAC. The prototype first flew in 1932, and orders were placed for 136 aircraft. The initial order was delivered in June 1934 and, although it had only a short service life, it was to become one of the best known aircraft of the pre-war era.
All P-26 aircraft were withdrawn from front line service when WW2 began, for the USA in 1941. However some remained in service with the governments of Panama and the Philipines. One P-26 is credited with shooting down the first Japanese aircraft during attacks on the islands.
A small number of aircraft were sold to Guatemala and these were still in service there in 1955.

The 17th PURSUIT GROUP in 1935, consisted of the 34th, 73rd and 95th Pursuit Squadrons.

These Boeing P-26’s were the most decorated and famous aircraft of their era. The group developed a style of markings which still allowed each squadron to retain its own identity. The main features to the style were the large tapered fuselage flash repeated in reduced scale on the wheels spats, and scalloped trim to the headrest and leading edges of the fin and tail planes.

The 34th applied their markings in black and white.

The 73rd used red and yellow.

The 95th used blue and yellow.

Each squadron retained their own squadron insignia on the fuselage and carried large ID numbers on the upper decking and belly, the upper number being the individual aircraft number and the lower the squadron number.

These colourful P-26’s were sadly only in service with the 17th Pursuit Group for only a year, after which they were transferred to other groups.


The 73rd Pursuit Squadron was one of the three squadrons of the 17th Pursuit Group at this time. Their colour scheme applied red and yellow fuselage stripes, fin, tail, and head rest scallops and wheel trims. They also followed the practice of the 34th Pursuit Squadron of displaying the squadron number on the fuselage belly and aircraft number on the fuselage upper decking. Radio equipment was still limited during this period, and many aircraft did not have the aerial wires and antennas. These were often reserved for squadron and flight commanders only.


The third squadron in the 17th Pursuit Group was the 95th Pursuit Squadron. They adopted light blue and yellow as their squadron colours in the identical style as their sister squadrons.



Inter-War Aviation Collection

THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918 – German Army




German Army

WHEELS ACROSS THE
DESERT


In 1915, Egypt was the centre of the war effort in the near East. Units would strike westwards into the Sahara desert to deal with dissident tribes who were goaded into action by the Turks, or were sent northwards into Gaza to confront the Turkish army itself.
The Sennussi were a warlike Arab religious sect encouraged by the Turks to tie down as many British troops as possible. Model T Ford cars, escorted by Rolls- Royce armoured cars were used to patrol the desert, and to launch daring raids against the Sennussi.
The most important British armoured car of the first World War was undoubtedly the Rolls-Royce. In terms of the numbers built, effective design and all round quality it was unequalled, and is now taken to typify the vintage armoured car.

The Hedjaz Armoured Car Section, was an unit of three Rolls Royce armoured cars, which operated alongside the irregular forces inspired and guided by T.E Lawrence. This unit also acted independently and mounted long range raids, such as the succesful raid against the Amman railway bridge in September 1918.
The armoured cars earned Lawrence’s respect for their reliability and effectiveness, and in his “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” he mentions that “a Rolls in the desert was above rubies”.


Egypt
1915

THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES


The United States of America declared war against Germany and the Central Powers on 6th April 1917. Spurred by the slogan “First to Fight” there was a rush of recruits into the Marine Corps. The newborn Marine Corps Reserve, mobilized on 16 April, contributed three officers and thirty-three enlisted men. The recruit depots at Parris Island and Mare Island were soon swamped, and temporary recruiting centers had to be opened at Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Norfolk Navy Yards. On 14 May, six thousand acres were leased at Quantico, south of Washington, as the beginnings of a major new base.

Maj. Gen. Cmdt. George Barnett was determined that a Marine expeditionary force would be on board the first convoy to sail for France. On 29 May, President Wilson approved the sending of a Marine regiment equipped as infantry. The stipulation was that the Marine regiment be organized and equipped according to the new wartime tables of organization developed by the Army. Marine regiments were small units of about eight hundred to a thousand men, a collection of numbered rifle companies of about 100 men each.
The companies would have to be brought up to a strength of about 250 men and organized into battalions and then into regiments, with machinegun companies added.



American Expeditionary Forces

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN
1915




Battle of Gallipoli 1915

Provincial Regiments 1759




Provincial Regiments 1759

French Militia 1759


For the campaign of 1759 the militia companies were amalgamated into 3 brigades by region of origin. They wore the knitted “tuque” or stocking cap typical of the French habitant, in different colours according to their brigade. Red was for Quebec, White for Trois Rivieres, and blue for Montreal.



French Militia 1759

THE WARS OF THE
ROSES 1455-1487




Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

jjDESIGNS 10th
ANNIVERSARY – Jacobite Rebellion


Nine new Jacobite Rebellion figures will be released over the next few months,
and a set of 10 of the older Jacobites will be offered as a Booster/Starter set. This set will only be offered for sale to dealers until the end of JUNE, or until stock runs out.



Jacobite Rebellion 1745

New Thomas Gunn Releases For May!

May 9th, 2016

Rome


The 9th Hispana Legion were based in mainland Europe before moving to Britain following the Roman invasion in AD 43. Sometime after 108 AD the legion disappeared from Roman records with some speculation that they were wiped out in Northern Britain. The 9th found fame in the novel ‘Eagle of the Ninth’ published in 1954 in which the Legion marched into Scotland “never to be heard of again.”


Glory of Rome

WWI


The Freikorps had been in existence in Germany for some time prior to WW1 but really came into their own post WW1, following the introduction of the Weimar Republic which was beset with problems notably from the Communists in the form of the Spartacist League. The Freikorps were instrumental in putting down many Communist uprisings often with brutal results, particularly in the Baltic states where thousands of suspected Communists were executed. Many prominent Nazis were members of the Freikorps including Rohm, Himmler and Ehrhardt which is why the Freikorps are often seen as a precursor to the Nazi party. We have 3 sentry style figures to kick off this series, with another 3 scheduled to follow later including a Communist prisoner. The A version come in German Stormtroop uniforms suitable for late
WW1 and the B version come in Freikorps uniform markings



World War One

King & Country May Releases

May 8th, 2016

War in the Pacific


  • AF036 — U.S. Marine Corps Jeep
    — Some of you may have seen this useful airfield vehicle on our publicity pix for “Pappy” Boyington’s F4U Corsair… Well, here it is in person and ready for duty on any Pacific Island airstrip.. Mud and dust-covered it has a “Campaign-hat-wearing-Leatherneck” at the wheel.
  • AF037 — The Sheep Pen Tent — The standard U.S. Military Tent of WW2 and beyond. Perfect as part of the background for your F4U Corsair or on any battlefield or barracks whether its the Pacific , Europe, Korea or even… Vietnam!!!


War in the Pacific – USMC

The Royal Navy in the Tropics


Back in the days when Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the world map was still painted pink the Royal Navy and its sailors served in many of the globe’s hottest spots. When serving and sailing in warmer waters the Navy adopted “Tropical Whites” for all officers and men.

Here in Hong Kong, pre 1997 and the Chinese hand-over, British sailors most often wore “Tropical Whites” when on ceremonial duties or “going ashore”.

These sailors can be used for both wartime and peacetime scenarios.



Gallipoli

Supreme Allied Commander


Over the years it has been popular, in some quarters, to question and complain about the military qualities and abilities of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander of all Allied Forces in Europe from before D.Day until the end of the “German War” in May 1945.

K&C firmly believes this to be wrong! No other commander (British or American) had the skill, patience and overall understanding of what was required and necessary to hold the coalition together and forge a fighting force that ultimately helped defeat Hitler’s armies.

Over the years we’ve produced two other miniature portrayals of “IKE” and now we’re happy and proud to produce three more… in a choice of uniforms.

  • DD284 — Eisenhower wearing IKE — Here, the General is seen wearing the short, battledress-dress style jacket (modelled on the original British one) that he had specially tailored for himself in London when he took up his European command in 1943.
    In this version his “IKE” jacket, as it came to be known, is tailored in the same chocolate brown material as the regular U.S. Army officers’ issue uniform of the period. When this colour of jacket was worn it was usually teamed with the “pink”( more beige khaki actually) trousers of the standard officers’ uniform.
  • DD291 — D.DAY IKE — Here is the General wearing the standard U.S. Army Officers’ Uniform combination of full, four-pocketed jacket, again with a pair of “Pinks”.
    Behind the General’s back he holds a sets of plans for the upcoming “Operation Overlord”, the invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
  • DD294 — Texas Toy Soldier Show “IKE”/span> — Special Note: A “third” General Eisenhower is being specially issued for the 10th. Texas Toy Soldier Show.
    This particular Texas Show “Ike” is wearing the all-olive drab jacket and trousers uniform which the General also wore before and after D.Day. Just 200 pieces of this” Texas” version are being produced.

APACHE TERRITORY


It’s fair to say that “The Apaches” proved to be one of the finest and fiercest opponents of the U.S. Army during the “Indian Wars” that followed the end of the Civil War.

From 1865 until the mid 1880’s the various tribes that made up the Apache Nation fought a long and skillful “guerilla” campaign throughout the Southwestern part of the U.S.

Although their numbers were never large they spread fear and terror throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado wherever they raided and fought.

Never operating in large numbers (like the Plains Tribes) they were particularly adept at ambushes, skirmishing and then disappearing into nowhere as the U.S. Cavalry found out time and time again.

Here are the first few examples of a great new range of Apache warriors…

  • TRW090 — “Geronimo”, The Apaches — A mounted figure of probably the greatest Apache Warchief “Geronimo was a “Mescalero/Chiricahua” born in 1829. He was a superb leader in raiding and revenge attacks on both Mexican and American interlopers… In truth, he harboured more hatred for Mexicans who had killed many of his extended family during this time.
  • TRW091 — “He’s Dead!”, The Apaches — One of the hated “Longknives” lies sprawled at the feet of this Apache Warrior. His cartridge belt and revolver will find a new owner! (2 figures)
  • TRW092 — “Reloading”, The Apaches — Reaching back to extract a fresh cartridge for his “Springfield” rifle.
  • TRW093 — “Taking Aim”, The Apaches — A lying prone Apache “takes a bead” on one of the enemy.
  • TRW094 — “Bows & Arrows”, The Apaches — Although most Apache warriors preferred to get their hands on firearms they were also adapt in the use of the more traditional Indian weaponry.
  • TRW095 — “Kneeling Firing”, The Apaches — As ammunition for their rifles and pistols was always in short supply each Apache rifleman had to make every shot count… They were accurate marksmen, far better than the average U.S. Cavalry trooper!


Apaches

The Duellists


Director Ridley Scott’s first feature film “The Duellists” is, in my opinion, one of the finest and most authentic historical films ever made!

The attention to detail of the period (1800-1815) is second-to-none in the uniforms, the attitudes and even the changing hair-styles of the two main protagonists.

The story is centred on a series of duels that take place between two French Hussar officers during the last 15 years of Bonaparte’s reign.

Everything about this small, intimate movie (it cost less than USD$1 million to make) is exceptional – the military costumes, the settings, the actors (including Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine) the script and the music is simply superb! Please see it… and you’ll see what I mean.

  • NA349 — The Duellists Set#1 — Gabriel Feraud (7th Hussars) is a violent and fervent Bonapartist who loves to seek out trouble and fight duels.Armand D’Hubert (3rd Hussars) is serving on the staff of his general and is sent to reprimand Feraud on his latest duel where he has almost killed the nephew of an important local town official.Feraud is mightily offended and forces the first of several ongoing duels onto the hapless D’Hubert, who he believes, is “victimizing” him!Here, both officers are about to begin their first duelling encounter in the courtyard of Feraud’s lodgings… D’Hubert in his 3rd Hussars uniform minus his dolman and sabretache of course and a similarly attired Feraud of the 7th Hussars.



French Artillery, Infantry, and Dragoons.

LIGHT GERMAN ARMOUR


  • WH049 — Sd.Kfz250/11 Panzerbuchse 41 — This lightly armoured halftrack mounting a 2.8cm gun was intended to be a close-support, anti-tank weapon for motorized infantry.The first examples reached German units on the Eastern Front early in 1942. Although an interesting development it never achieved major success because of the low effective range of its 2.8cm gun. It remained in production for just one year.However, as a representative German model of the war’s mid years… it’s a great little addition to any WW2 German collection.


German Wehrmacht

Pike & Muskets &
Cavaliers


A few select additions to this colourful and unique range that covers “The English Civil War”… The Thirty Years War and even the novels of Alexander Dumas and his “Three Musketeers”…

  • PnM055 — Cavalier Ready, English Civil War — A mounted Royalist trooper in the army of Charles I. Our man holds his “Musketoon” at the ready. “Musketoons” were short-barrelled versions of soldiers’ muskets first carried by sailors and pirates and later adopted by cavalry as they were easy to carry (suspended by a spring hook on a cross belt) and to shoot while mounted.
  • PnM056 — Cavalier Shooting , English Civil War — This Royalist trooper shoulders his “Musketoon” as he prepares to fire from the saddle.
  • PnM057 — Royalist Trumpeter, English Civil War — This richly and colourfully-garbed cavalryman would, on his officer’s command, sound the different trumpet calls that would let the regiment of horse know what was required of them during the “din of battle” or the many manoeuvers on parade or even while on the move. Most trumpeters would also ride a white steed, the better to be seen by both officer and men.
  • PnM058 — The King’s Lifeguard Standard, English Civil War — An advancing officer of the King Charles ‘ own “Lifeguard Regiment of Foot”. Over his right shoulder he carries the Regimental Colour… In his left hand a pistol.
  • PnM066 — The Commonwealth Flag Bearer, English Civil War — A second version of the previous figure… This time, our Parliamentary Officer carries the “Commonwealth Flag” of 1649, adopted by Cromwell’s Army two years before the actual end of the Civil War in 1651.



English Civil War – Pike & Musket

1914


A few months back we came upon some figures that were still on our “reserve list”. After reviewing them… we painted them… liked the results… and so, here they are!



March to Paris

SETTING THE SCENE


Battlefield and Diorama accessories go a long way to helping collectors bring their displays “alive” and adding an extra dimension to any collection.

Here are some great new pieces…

Special Note: As you can see we are offering these architectural items in both

“Sandstone” and “Greystone” colour finishes.

New First Legion Releases for May!

April 23rd, 2016

Seven Years War – Russian Musketeers


Russian Musketeers of the Seven Years War.    Sets SYW032-SYW045 depict the Apsheronsky Muskeeter regiment in firing line.   With superb sculpting and the extremely high levle painting that is the hallmark of First Legion, these figures make a wonderful addition to our SYW product range.   Of particular note are the two standard bearers.    Russian standards of the period are lovely and we have gone over the top on these both in terms of the sculpting and painting. Because of the realistic nature of the flag folds, we have fully hand painted these extremely complex standards.  We hope you find the effort well worth it! The Prussian 7th Line and Cuirassiers will now have to advance with a bit more caution as the Russian Infantry has taken the field at Kunersdorf!



Russian Apsheronsky Musketeers

Mass Battle


This time the figures and flags represent the 1st Texas as they would have appeared at the Battle of Antietam.



Mass Battle Series Confederate Infantry

WWII


Sorry because of extremly small allocation we are sold out.  But we thought you would like information on the vehicle.


Stalingrad Germans

New John Jenkins May Releases!

April 16th, 2016

jjDESIGNS 10th ANNIVERSARY


The second “BOOSTER/STARTER” Set for May will be a set of Beja Casualties, to accompany last months Royal Marine Light Infantry.

John hopes to present 6 new Mahdist casualty figures at the June London show.

This set will only be offered for sale to dealers until the end of MAY, or until stock runs out.


First Sudan War 1884 – 1885


For May we continue the 10th Anniversary celebrations, with the next two “BOOSTER/STARTER” Sets!

Six new FRENCH MILITIA figures will be released over the next few months, and a set of 10 of the older French Marines will be offered as a Booster/Starter set.

Ten of the current FRENCH MARINE figures will be packaged in one box and offered at a special 10th Anniversary Price.

This set will only be offered for sale to dealers until the end of MAY, or until stock runs out



Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Provincial Regiments 1759



Provincial Regiments 1759

French Militia


For the campaign of 1759 the militia companies were amalgamated into 3 brigades by region of origin. They wore the knitted “tuque” or stocking cap typical of the French habitant, in different colours according to their brigade. Red was for Quebec, White for Trois Rivieres, and blue for Montreal.


French Militia 1759

American Civil War


The full dress for enlisted Marines consisted of a dark blue, double breasted frock coat, with two rows of Marine buttons. The high standing collar bore 2 loops of yellow worsted lace, with a small Marine button at the end of each. The collar was edged all around with scarlet trim. The two loop cuff flaps, and pockets in
the rear skirts were also trimmed with scarlet. Brass epaulettes were fixed to each shoulder. Sky blue trousers were worn in cold weather, and white linen in summer. Headgear was a dark blue cap patterned after the French Kepi.


American Civil War, 1861 – 1865

Knights of the Skies


The SPAD S.XIII was a French biplane fighter aircraft of World War I, developed by Société Pour L’Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier highly successful SPAD S.VII. It was one of the most capable fighters of the war, and one of the most-produced, with 8,472 built and orders for around 10,000 more cancelled at the armistice.

The Bleriot-built SPAD XIII was one of several aircraft known to have been flown by Frank Luke during his remarkable two week balloon busting spree, during which at least five fighters were written off by him due to combat damage between 12-16th September 1918.

By September, when he was shot down and killed while flying an Adolphe Bernard-built SPAD XIII S7984, Frank Luke had four enemy aeroplanes and 14 balloons to his credit.

This astounding feat saw him posthumously awarded the first Medal of Honour to be bestowed upon a pilot serving with the US Army Air Service.

Frank Luke Jr. (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1918) was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots after Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in number of aerial victories during World War I (Rickenbacker was credited with 26 victories, while Luke’s official score was 18). Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Luke – cite_note-afm-1 Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a U.S. Air Force pilot training installation since World War II, is named in his honor.

Between September 12 and September 29, Luke was credited with shooting down 14 German balloons and four airplanes: These 18 victories, which Luke earned during just ten sorties in eight days, was a feat unsurpassed by any pilot in World War I

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

American Expeditionary Forces


Mack AC “Bulldog” haulers are legendary workhorses. During their 20-plus years of production (1916-1939), they were employed in many heavy industries including logging, petroleum, construction, and nearly anywhere a rock-solid chassis cab was needed. They were available with up to a 7.5-ton load capacity. The U.S. military made extensive use of the AC during WWI. Many of them remained in the countries where they served and were put to use by civilians for decades afterward.

Mack delivered over 6,000 trucks, both to the United States and Britain’s military. A legend surfaced that British soldiers would call for Mack Bulldogs to be sent when facing adversity.

Mack Trucks, Inc., is an American truck–manufacturing company and a former manufacturer of buses and trolley buses. Founded in 1900 as the Mack Brothers Company, it manufactured its first truck in 1907 and adopted its present name in 1922.

In 1916 The Mack ACs are introduced and over 40,000 of these trucks were produced.



American Expeditionary Forces

WWI – German




German Army

Battle of Gallipoli


The Turkish made “Ball” grenade was used extensively throughout the Gallipoli campaign.

This was the standard type of grenade used by the Turkish Army at Gallipoli during the First World War. The matchhead was struck on an abrasive igniter carried by each bomber, which lit the five-second fuze. Initially, ten-second fuzes were used, but these sometimes allowed the British and Australian troops to return the bomb to the Turkish trenches.”

These were employed by a specific trained unit of soldiers, usually the Pioneers/Engineering companies that existed as a separate branch under the pre-war establishment.

There are photographs showing Turkish grenade soldiers (engineers) using the British designed Leach Trench Catapult (sometimes called a Leach-Gamage Catapult). These had an effective range of 200yds.

Over 150 were made in 1915, and sold by the Gamages department store in Central London.

Copies of the Leach Catapult were also made locally by the Royal Engineers during the Gallipoli Campaign.


Battle of Gallipoli 1915

New Thomas Gunn April Releases!

April 12th, 2016

New Releases Expected April 2016!
Glory of Rome


The order to repel cavalry by Roman officers brought about a defensive formation, in which the front rank formed a kneeling tight wall of shields with their pila protruding to form a line of spearheads.

Undoubtedly it would be very hard to force a horse to break into such a formation. The most likely occurrence would be that the cavalry would come to a halt of its own accord ahead of the spearheads. It was at that moment that horse and rider would be at their most vulnerable against the rear rank stood behind the first line of infantry, who would then hurl their spears at them. Given the short distance and the training legionaries received, it is likely such halted cavalry, frantically trying to turn their horses around to retreat, whilst colliding with horses following in the charge, would prove very easy prey.

If one further considers the possibility of archers being present, the effect on a cavalry formation could indeed be devastating. For those of you wondering, there are indeed plans to make a high quality Celtic war chariot to run up against our Romans later on in the series.


Glory of Rome

WWII – German


WWII German forces

WWII – Pacific


We have 3 more Allied figures for our RS series which feature the last of our jungle patrol figures, in order that you can complete your diorama



WWII Pacific

Napoleonic


The Kings German Legion’ features a more muddied version of our previous A version release, which has nearly sold out with only a handful of sets left. These 4 charging figures will give you more flexibility should you wish to add to your Napoleonic diorama.



Napoleonic


New King and Country April Releases

April 3rd, 2016

“Robin Hood’s Fiendish Foes …LAW & ORDER…Nottingham Style”


When we launched our new “Robin Hood” range of medieval figures one of the areas we wanted to explore was “The Baddies”. As you know we recently released the mounted (and villainous) “Guy of Gisborne” one of Robin’s arch enemies. Sir Guy, however, no matter how personally brave or highly skilled a fighter he was could
not hope to do battle with “The Rogue of Sherwood Forest” all on his own. He would definitely need some help… Enter, the Sheriff of Nottingham’s men…

Costume Note : All four of the Sheriff’s men wear “surcoats” in the colour and style adapted from the 1952 “Robin Hood” film starring Richard Todd.. (the first Robin Hood movie I can remember seeing and enjoying as a kid!) ACN


Robin Hood

“FIGHTING FOR MOTHER RUSSIA”


Two important add-ons to our earlier release of WW1 Russian Imperial Infantry.


Imperial Russian Army

“FIGHTING UP LONE PINE”


One of our best “action” range of figures and most popular – 10 all-new figures battling for their lives up on Lone Pine during the “Gallipoli Campaign.”

“Winter is a little late this year”




Battle of the Bulge

WWII – German


  • WH048 — Wehrmacht Sitting Soldiers
    – A set of 4 sitting German riflemen in various poses and suitable for inclusion with many of K&C’s fighting vehicles trucks, tanks and half-tracks or just sitting by the road side.


German Wehrmacht

“FIGHTING FOCKE-WULF 190 ”


One of K&C’s most popular “warbirds” has been the FOCKE-WULF FW190A… the infamous “Butcher Bird” …Since its original release back in 2010. There have been many requests to produce a second version…

A snow – camouflaged FW190 belonging to 1/JG.54 as it would have appeared above the Eastern Front during the winter of 1942-43.

Usually these aircraft were painted with a white-washable paint that began to lose its brightness almost immediately after its application. Our model replicates this style of weathered appearance. A seated pilot figure is included.

PLEASE NOTE: Just 250 of this aircraft are being released.



Luftwaffe

Accessories


As most collectors know a collection of figures looks great but add a few relevant accessories and a display really comes alive…

  • SP019 — Table and Chairs
    Perfect for “Napoleonics”… “WW1”… “WW2” you choose what battle field or campaign works best for you.
  • SP029 — The Jetty – The return, thanks to K&C dealers and collectors, of an old favourite… This works great for our Gallipoli-bound ANZACS… our “Streets of Old Hong Kong”…Even “Dunkirk” Tommies and French Poilus !



Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

“BERLIN ’38 & 45’

  • LAH197 — Himmler & Heydrich… The Deadly Duo – Two of the most dangerous characters in the Nazi Hierarchy… and the most well-known (after Hitler) … Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler and his deputy, SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. Here we see the
    infamous pair in their pre war black SS uniforms… Himmler, in front saluting, Heydrich following close behind. Between them they led the dark, evil empire that was the SS and Gestapo until Heydrich’s well-deserved assassination by Czech patriots in Prague in 1942.
  • LAH198 — Hitler… Deep in thought – For the Third Reich in the spring of 1945 desperation and defeat were staring them straight in the face… In the West, the Americans, British and Canadians were advancing steadily…In the East the Russians were almost within artillery
    distance of Berlin itself. Hitler had plenty to think about … including his own demise…
  • LAH207 — Himmler & Heydrich… The Deadly Duo (Grey version) – Following the outbreak of hostilities in September 1939 the SS changed over to the “feldgrau” colour of uniform from their traditional all-black, pre war ones. Himmler and Heydrich again step out
    in their long grey greatcoats somewhere in Berlin during the early part of the war.

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

“Fresh Adaptations!”


Three small releases of previously released figures… with slightly different colour schemes.

“GOOD ‘N’ TASTY ” from “Streets of Old Hong Kong”


A great little set with the female cook and her offerings of traditional buns and dumplings…


Orient

New Britain’s April Releases

April 3rd, 2016

Wrath of the Norseman




Wrath of the Norseman

Clash of Empires




Clash of Empires

Zulu War




Rorke’s Drift – Matte Version

WWII




WWII Collection

First Legion April Releases!

March 20th, 2016

American Civil War


So what exactly is our “Mass Battle” Series? Our Mass Battle figures have our same world class figure sculpting but with a neat, crisp, and tidy level of painting allowing us to bring them to you at a price point starting at only $36.95, almost half the cost of our normal connoisseur level figures. We are launching this series for a variety of reasons, but the primary ones are to allow collectors to build very large dioramas (i.e. “Mass Battles”) at a lower cost than if using only our connoisseur level of figures. Additionally, as costs continue to go up be it because of wage increases or because we are pushing our connoisseur quality to ever higher levels, we want to provide a more entry level figure so that we can reach a broader range of collectors around the world. The new Mass Battle figures can be used in dioramas in combination with our connoisseur figures allowing for both quality and quantity in the same display. We will focus the series on ranges that lend themselves to these larger dioramas and as such we have decided to launch the series with MB001-MB019 ACW Confederates. One important point to note about the future and direction of the series is that it will not be simply offering the same exact figures in a lower painting quality. On the contrary, while we will leverage our existing figure sculpts, figures in the MB series will be new and unique thus making them desirable not only to collectors for whom price is a more sensitive issue, but also our current customer base to be used to complement their existing collection. As an example of what I mean, we may take some French Line infantry sculpts and release them as Swiss or Italians for the Mass Battle Series or perhaps convert Dutch Guard Lancers to Polish Guard Lancers for MB release. So all of the figures in the MB series will be unique and new and not simply a lower cost version of what we’ve already done to Connoisseur quality. We feel this is an exciting development for the hobby as the figures in the series represent an extreme value for what you get for the money. Simply put, our goal is to make the finest figures in the world at their price point and the Mass Battle series will be no exception to this

  • Please click on the Mass Battle link  for the a complete look at the new
    Mass Battle Series.



Mass Battle Series Confederate Infantry

Thirty Years War


For
the Thirty Years War we have sets TYW002-TYW003 Thirty Years War “Duellists”.
Like the “Three Musketeers” released last month, these figures are just
incredible in terms of the quality of the sculpting and painting.



Thirty Years War

WWII Eighth Army


DAK range we have DAK032-DAK037 British 8th Army Infantry.



British Eighth Army

Glory of Rome


For our Glory of Rome range we have figures ROM159-ROM163 Roman Testudo. Our original Testudo was extremely popular, so we have brought the figures back in a new form with black shields with the classic wreathe pattern. And for those of you who want some command figures to go with your Testudo, the command figures of Legio II Augusta fit perfectly as they have the same pattern on their small round shields.



Roman Testudo

American Revolution – Woodland Indians


Woodland Indians for our American Revolution product range with sets AWI096-AWI100. These are some truly wonderful figures including an Elder Chief,
a canoe set, and a squaw and her children among other things!



Woodland Indians