King & Country December Releases!

December 3rd, 2016

Deep in Sherwood Forest or high on the walls of Nottingham Castle …


Two fine “add-ons” to this relatively new range of medieval figures that are proving to be a ‘bulls-eye’ with collectors around the globe …

  • RH021 “The Duel” – One of my all-time favourite movies is “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, where Errol Flynn fights the famous dueling scene with Basil Rathbone inside Nottingham Castle … This is our small tribute to two great actors and one great movie!
  • RH025 “Mutch” The Miller’s Son – “Mutch” is featured in many of the myths and legends of Robin Hood … although not as famous as Will Scarlett or Little John we felt he should be included among “The Merrie Men”.


Robin Hood

Desert Village




Desert Village

Long Live The King!


When we first released our “Pike & Musket” series one of the most important and popular figures was King Charles I. So, popular in fact that we decided to produce an additional ‘personality figure’ of the doomed English monarch.

  • PnM067 King Charles I – Our earlier Charles figure portrayed the King in “battle order” complete with metal breastplate … Our newest King Charles I shows him in the more colourful court dress of the period.



English Civil War – Pike & Musket

Napoleonic




French Artillery, Infantry, and Dragoons.

Napoleonic – Old Guard


Presenting the 2nd installment of “The Old Guard” at Waterloo.

Of all Napoleon’s army none was more famous or as respected as the Emperor’s Grenadiers of his Imperial Guards. During the time of his reign Napoleon’s Imperial Guard enjoyed many nicknames … “Les Grognards” (the Grumblers) being the most famous.

The Guard enjoyed better pay, rations, quarters and equipment than the rest of the army. That was because they were the ‘chosen few’ … selected from the best and most experienced infantrymen of the army and already veterans of many previous battles and campaigns.

In October / November we released our first batch … Here now are the additional ones to this dramatic collection.


French Imperial Guard

“Up to your neck in mud and bullets!”


Five “cunning” new figures take a slightly different view of “The Great War”. All of these figures were inspired by the classic British TV series, “BLACKADDER GOES FORTH” starring Rowan Atkinson.

Special Note : A sixth figure … “Lieut. George” is currently in development for release in 2017.

  • FW226 Capt. Edmund Blackadder & Pvt. Baldrick – Blackadder is (was) a professional soldier who, until the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, enjoyed a relatively danger-free military career occasionally having to fight, “Two foot tall natives armed with a motley collection of sharpened sticks!”
    Pvt. Baldrick, is his short, scrofulous and profoundly stupid batman (military manservant).
  • FW227 Squadron Commander The Lord Flasheart – Is an arrogant and boisterous Royal Flying Corps ‘ace’ who believes he is “God’s gift to women” and wildly attractive to any female that happens to cross his path. He’s most definitely mad … bad … and dangerous to know!
  • FW228 Gen. Melchett & Capt. Darling – General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett. A loud, childish, incompetent and pompous warmonger whose battle tactics and military knowledge are firmly set somewhere in the Middle Ages! (Blackadder’s brigade commander.)
    Capt. Kevin Darling. General Melchett’s unscrupulous and fawning adjutant. He’s also Blackadder’s bitter rival. While Blackadder is very definitely “up the sharp end,” Captain Darling is comfortably ensconced safely back at General Headquarters (GHQ)… and fully intends staying there!



France 1917

King & Country December Releases!

December 3rd, 2016

WW2 “Personalities & Pathos”


Three small releases portraying three different heroes of WW2 …

  • DD296 Prime Minister Churchill – Churchill figures have always been popular with K&C collectors and here is another of the PM in a familiar pose.
  • DD297 Major Dick Winters – Ever since reading Stephen Ambrose’s fine book “Band of Brothers” and seeing and enjoying the television series I have been a great admirer of the late Dick Winters … a truly magnificent officer and leader of men. After visiting the statue of Major Winters in Normandy I wanted K&C to produce a figure solely dedicated to him.
  • DD298 “Don’t Cry!” – US Army nurses in the field often had to deal and comfort the civilian casualties as well … Here an army nurse gently comforts a young French girl. An excellent addition to the K&C new US Army Nurse & Jeep set.



D-Day ’44

Barrle of the Bulge


By March 1945 British, Canadian and American forces had crossed the Rhine and were fighting their way into the heart of Hitler’s crumbling Third Reich. Although on its last legs their German opponents were still deadly and dangerous. Fortunately for the British at least their hard-pressed armoured divisions finally had a British-designed and built tank that could take on the best of the German ‘heavies’, the Panther and the Tiger, on equal terms – The ‘Comet’.

  • BBB001 The British Comet TankThis cruiser tank was a better designed and much improved armoured vehicle than its predecessor, the Cromwell.
    Mounting a new 77mm High Velocity main gun in a lower profile turret it was hugely effective against all German armour. Following its battlefield success in the last months of the war the Comet saw extensive service post war in Korea and Germany and remained with the British Army until the late 1950’s. It also led directly to the development of the ‘Centurion’ tank, Britain’s finest and most successful tank of the post 1945 period.

    Our new K&C model is in the markings of a tank belonging to The Fife & Forfar Yeomanry (44 Brigade) of the 11th British Armoured Division. Two small crew figures are included.

  • BBB002 British Tank Riders SetFour kneeling, crouching and sitting British infantrymen from the Royal Scots Fusiliers, a Scottish unit attached to the predominantly English 5th Infantry Division (Yorkshire). Perfect passengers for the Comet or any of our other K&C British armour.



Battle of the Bulge

SINGAPORE ON PARADE


The Singapore Armed Forces may be relatively small in numbers but they are highly professional, well motivated and extremely well-equipped and trained.

In addition to the “Regular” full-time soldiers, sailors and airmen … Singapore has ‘National Service’ for all male Singaporeans over the age of 18.

Upon ‘Call-Up’ young Singaporeans will either be directed to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) or the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). The vast majority go to the SAF.

Within the SAF the best and most elite unit is the Singapore Commando Formation. A battalion-sized unit that specializes in reconnaissance and preemptive operations in small groups within enemy territory.

Our special Singapore event figure portrays a soldier of the Commando Formation in NO. 1 Dress uniform complete with Red Beret and carrying his SAR21, the 5.56mm Assault Rifle, Singapore designed and manufactured weapon with fixed bayonet.



Ceremonial

Street of Old Hong Kong


  • HK248M Master Wong – Over the years there have been several martial arts experts who have been given the title “Master Wong”. Perhaps the most famous was Wong Fei Hung (1847 – 1925) His exploits have been featured in several Chinese movies. Our figure portrays him in a typical training pose.
  • HK249M Master Wong’s Pupils – Two of the master’s pupils undergoing training.
  • HK265M The Flying Dragons – You really can’t have a dragon boat race with just 3 x “dragon boats” … So, we’ve added a fourth – “The Flying Dragons”. This 8-man crew were blue and golden yellow uniforms and sail under their own distinctive flag.
  • HK248G Master Wong
  • HK249G Master Wong’s Pupils
  • HK265G The Flying Dragons


Orient

New Collectors Showcase December Releases!

November 27th, 2016

Roman Testudo



Roman
Collection

WWII – American




American Force WWII

Berlin 38




Berlin 1938

Modern Warfare




Modern Warfare

Masterworks 1/6th Scale




Masterworks Collection

New John Jenkins December Releases!

November 15th, 2016

Knights Of The Skies


The Fokker D.VII was a German World War I fighter aircraft designed by Reinhold Platz of the Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. Germany produced around 3,300 D.VII aircraft in the second half of 1918.
In service with the Luftstreitkräfte, the D.VII quickly proved itself to be a formidable aircraft.
The Armistice ending the war specifically required Germany to surrender all D.VIIs to the Allies.

Ernst Udet (26 April 1896 – 17 November 1941) was the second-highest scoring German flying ace of World War I. He was one of the youngest aces and was the highest scoring German ace to survive the war (at the age of 22).
His 62 confirmed victories were second only to Manfred von Richthofen, his commander in the Flying Circus. Udet rose to become a squadron commander under Richthofen, and later under Hermann Göring.

The D-VII entered squadron service about the time Udet took over Jasta 4. It was easier to handle than contemporary enemy aircraft and performed well compared to them, and it did not have the Albatros’ tendency to have the wings rip off in a hard dive.


During the spring and early summer of early 1918, Udet’s score rose to 35. The charmed life of this German Ace was again apparent when he took off on the morning of June 29 to intercept a French Bréguet two-seater, which was directing artillery fire over the lines. A few days before, in a fit of arrogance and impertinence, Udet had had his Fokker painted with a candy-striped upper wing and a red fuselage with ‘Lo’–the nickname of his girlfriend Lola Zink–written on it in big white letters. On the tail was the phrase, ‘Du doch nicht!‘ (‘Certainly not you!’), a taunt and challenge to Allied pilots.

Udet approached the Bréguet with great skill and precision. He fired at the observer, who sank into his cockpit. Now Udet casually swung around for a side shot at the helpless Bréguet, targeting the engine and pilot. Suddenly the observer sprang up and manned his machine gun, sending a blistering spray of bullets into Udet’s Fokker, damaging his machine gun and gas tank and shredding the controls. Udet reared away but soon found that his plane was crippled–it would only fly in circles.

By accelerating whenever he pointed eastward, Udet slowly began working his way back to the German lines.

Suddenly the Fokker nosed down into a spin from which Udet could not pull out. He was wearing one of the new Heinecke parachutes that German pilots were just being equipped with, and he stood up in the cockpit to jump. As he did so, a rush of wind knocked him backward. But instead of tumbling into the wide-open sky, Udet to his horror realized that his parachute harness was caught on the rudder. Frantically, he struggled with the harness as the earth spun closer. With a final superhuman effort he yanked himself free and floated down into no man’s land. He quickly scrambled back to the German lines and, taking his harrowing experience in stride, was flying again that same afternoon. The next day he shot down a Spad fighter for his 36th victory.

There is some controversy as to exactly how Udets “Candy Striped” D.VII was painted. This stems from the fact that only one photo is known of this specific plane and it doesn’t show the whole aircraft.

The wing stripes are traditionally depicted as red and white, but black and white stripes are also depicted, believed to have been inspired by Udet’s earlier experiences with Kirschtein’s simularily striped DR1.

Therefore 2 versions of this iconic plane have been produced.


A Nissen hut is a prefabricated steel structure, made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel. Originally designed during World War I by engineer and inventor Major Peter Norman Nissen. It was also used extensively during World War II.

The Nissen hut was put into production in August 1916. At least 100,000 were produced in World War I.

The Germans also used Nissen huts at their airfields. They were known to be painted black.



Knights Of The Skies – WWI

American Expeditionary Forces




American Expeditionary Forces

French Army




French Army

Egypt 1915


**PLEASE NOTE A THIRD ROLLS ROYCE ARMOURED CAR IS IN DEVELOPEMNET, AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE AVAILABLE IN 2017**



Egypt 1915

New John Jenkins December Releases!

November 15th, 2016

Wars of the Roses 1455-1487


The brutal style of the medieval long sword is one of power and practical efficiency, but one with an artistry all its own. Methodical and practical methods for skillfully using the weapon were practiced for centuries and have survived in manuals from the era.
For the medieval long sword there are essentially 14 recognizable and legitimate fighting postures. They are all guards or “wards” from which to launch an attack or to parry.
There were 5 major stances or guards which were the most popular, the others were considered “secondary” guards or transitional stances , which were primarily parry positions used either for recovery to another guard or for a particular attack or parry.
YORK-21 Knight is sculpted in one of the 5 primary positions, using the “Hanging Right Guard”.

And is countered by LANC-22 using the “Hanging Left Guard”.

Two more medieval Knights in traditional long sword guards will be available in the next few months.




Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

Battle of Monongahela, 1755




Battle of Monongahela, 1755

Battle on Snowshoes


10th Anniversary celebrations, only available until December 31st or when stock runs out.



Battle on Snowshoes

French Militia 1759




French Militia 1759

Peninsular War 1807-1814


10th Anniversary celebrations, only available until December 31st or when stock runs out.



Peninsular War 1807-1814

King & Country Beginner Sets!

November 14th, 2016

Beginner Gift Sets


Collecting Toy Soldiers is a great hobby and a whole lot of fun… They also make terrific gifts for all kinds of occasions especially for friends who may not be collecting yet… but do love history!

We’ve got 18 different combination sets on hand that represent just a small selection of the many exciting and colourful ranges KING & COUNTRY produces and make terrific “BEGINNERS’ BONUS” GIFT SETS.

Take a closer look. These will be available for a limited time only while stocks last… Don’t miss out!



Beginner Gift Sets

Britain’s Fall Releases!

November 14th, 2016

New Britain’s Fall Collection – Expected Release Winter 2016!

WRATH OF THE NORTHMEN




Wrath of the Norseman

Clash of Empires




Clash of Empires

American Civil War




American Civil War

Museum Collection




Museum Collection

Zulu War




Rorke’s Drift – Matte Version

Hudson Allen New Releases!

November 14th, 2016

Hudson Allen Studio


A
new range of museum quality diorama items.



Hudson Allen Studio

Good Soldier – Gift Releases!

November 14th, 2016

Good Soldier


A must for all William Britain’s collectors.  A unique set of Diorama Mugs
that make tremendous birthday and Christmas gifts.  A unique addition to your collection.



Good Soldier

First Legion November Releases!

November 14th, 2016

New November Releases!
Roman Command




Glory of Rome – Roman Camp Life

Continental Dragoons


The unit was raised in 1777 in New Jersey and was also known as Baylor’s Horse (George Baylor was regimental commander until his capture in 1778) or Lady Washington’s Horse (William Washington took over command after Baylor) and took part in battles such as Brandywine, Germantown, Guilford Court House, Cowpens, and Eutaw Springs.



Continental Dragoons

Afrika Korps




Das Deutsche Afrika Corps 1941-1943!