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New Thomas Gunn February Releases

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Spartans




Spartans

Glory of Rome




Glory of Rome

New Thomas Gunn January Releases!

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Spartans


More Spartans in a month or two, some great looking enemy figures will be available soon. For those of you waiting for Spartans with cloaks, and armed with Dory’s these will also be on the way soon.

  • SPA002 Thrust & Parry – The second Spartan in our series blocks a Persian sword with his shield and prepares the return thrust as soon as the opportunity arises!
  • SPA003 Waiting Ready – Our third Spartan standing ready with sword in hand
  • SPA004 Spartan Sentry – A useful figure standing on guard or waiting in reserve
  • SPA005 Kneeling Ready – Our last Spartan for this month kneeling and waiting to go into action



Spartans

Glory of Rome




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WWI – British


  • GW072 The Poet Siegfried Sassoon – The Poet Siegfried Sassoon CBE, MC; One of the nation’s greatest war poets Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces after seeing the futility of the continuation of the war in 1917. Awarded the
    Military Cross for bravery under fire and recommended for the Victoria Cross, Sassoon was an inspiration to the men under his command who considered him to lead a charmed existence, oblivious to enemy fire. He was
    admitted to a military psychiatric hospital towards the end of the conflict, after his literary piece ‘A Soldiers Declaration’ was read out in the houses of Parliament by a sympathetic friend. It was in hospital he formed a long
    lasting relationship with Wilfred Owen another war poet. Sassoon eventually returned to the front line but was shot in the head almost immediately by another British soldier who had mistaken him for a German! Sassoon went onto
    survive the war and became an author with some notable successes afterwards. He died in 1967 aged 80 years old. Our depiction of Sassoon has him writing notes perhaps his ‘Soldiers Declaration’ which got him into so much trouble
    with the authorities? Priced at $41/£32 and limited to 100 pieces worldwide.



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Thomas Gunn November Releases!

Monday, November 14th, 2016

New Releases for November!
Spartan


SPA001; A beautifully painted figure from our newest range of Ancients the Spartans. We have made 100 of these figures, if demand warrants it we will make another batch but for the moment this is it. Please note the spear on this figure has been amended and is pointed at both ends now to reflect a traditional style Greek fighting spear. Another 6 Spartans have been sculpted before we start moving onto the enemies of Greece namely the Persian army. This already looks like to be a heart stopping range from the poses and colour schemes that are going to be on offer in the very near future.



Spartans

Glory of Rome


Our Roman series continue to expand with some very useful and flexible additions. Although 2016 has seen some great looking Roman figures we will be adding more to this range in 2017 with a War Elephant, Testudo and Command Tent with Emperor and Praetorian guards as requested by many of you. Auxiliary infantry and cavalry are also in the pipeline as well as the long awaited enemies of Rome. For those of you collecting the black shield variants please note we are nearly out and down to single figures of all these figures and expect to sell out shortly.



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World War One


  • GW069A German infanteer with Pickelhaube headdress  – A classic looking German infanteer with Pickelhaube headdress relaxes with rifle slung over his shoulder. The third figure in our ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Sailor series’
  • GW070A German Naval Ace Friederich Christiansen – German naval ace Friederich Christiansen relaxes with a cup of coffee in between aerial patrols, dressed in traditional naval dress. Christiansen had at least 13 confirmed kills including the Royal Navy airship C27.
  • GW070B German Naval Ace Friederich Christiansen Rear Gunner Bernhard Wladicka  – Christiansen’s rear gunner Bernhard Wladicka smokes a cigarette whilst chatting with Christiansen, interestingly Wladicka wears a naval blazer with the thicker wool army issue trousers!
  • GW073A The Red Baron  – After many requests we have released a pilot preparing to climb into his
    aircraft. This one none other than Manfred Von Richoften the greatest aerial ace of WW1 with 80 kills to his name.
  • GW073B Raymond Collishaw Canadian Ace – Raymond Collishaw a Canadian ace who joined the Royal Navy to become one of its highest scoring aces prepares to climb into his aircraft.


World War One

WWII Allied Forces




WWII Allied Forces


New Thomas Gunn October Releases!

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Glory of Rome




Glory of Rome

WWII – German


The Marder was a 3 ton submarine and was considered an improvement over the earlier Neger, but included a flooding tank that allowed the craft to submerge up to a depth of 100ft. Another improvement was the pilot Plexiglas dome being operable from the inside, unlike the Neger where the pilot was locked in from the outside, with no chance of escape should the sub sink!

Germany first fielded this type of weapon in large numbers on the night of the 2nd/3rd August 1944, when 58 mini submarines took part in an operation against Allied shipping off Courseulles-sur-Mer, of the 58 craft involved in the attack only 17 returned to base. However they did manage to sink or damage 1 Liberty ship, a mine sweeper and a Royal Navy destroyer.

The last attack by mini subs in significant numbers was on the night of 16/17 August 1944, when 42 Marder attacked Allied shipping, torpedoing the empty French battleship ‘Courbet’ and 2 other small vessels for the loss of 26 Marder’s.

Our Marder KM005 comes with the 2 Kriegsmarine figures as per the attached pictures, is limited to 100 in number and is priced at $150/£99 inc VAT in the Euro zone. Other craft are scheduled for this series with KM001 Assault boat due for release in December 2016.



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New Thomas Gunn September Release!

Monday, September 5th, 2016

WWII – Allied


  • CAN001 W Commando, Canada – Commando were Canada’s Beach Commandos. They were specially trained Commandos set up to create and maintain order on Normandy’s Juno Beach during the landings. Such was the uncertainty of what they would find, that they were trained for all conceivable contingencies ranging from protection against chemical warfare to clearing obstacles and even driving Sherman tanks! However, their main task was to keep the traffic of men, machines and supplies flowing through the beach area during those crucial early days of the liberation. Our figures show some of Canada’s finest on parade before heading off for France.


WWII Allied Forces

WWII – German


  • LUFT008 The German Footballer: Fritz Walter – Fritz Walter played 61 caps for Germany during his football career, a career which was somewhat rudely interrupted by WW2! He was fortunate to be drafted into a Luftwaffe unit ‘Rote Jager’ under coach Herberger, a unit designed to keep men like Walter out of danger. Walter was captured by the Russians at the end of the war but managed to escape a long term prison sentence. He went back to Germany and captained the team that won Germany’s first football World Cup in 1954.


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WWII – Pacific


  • RS035A Type 1 Ho-Ni – The Type 1 Ho-Ni I was the first self-propelled gun design (SPG) of this type employed by the Japanese army. The design was developed using an existing Type 97 tank chassis and replacing the current revolving turret with a 75mm Type 90 Field Gun mounted on a cut out chassis. The gun mounting gave ten degrees of traverse and -5 to +25 degrees of elevation; it could also traverse 20 degrees to either side, meaning the vehicle did not have to be turned to engage targets. The Type 1 Ho-Ni I carried 54 rounds of ammunition but had no defensive machine gun which made it vulnerable to close combat assault by enemy infantry. We have fielded 2 versions for collectors, RS035A in a 3 tone camouflage scheme and RS035B in a dark green Japanese army paint scheme.
  • RS035B Type 1 Ho-Ni
  • RS044 Australian Sentry – An Australian Sentry who will look absolutely superb in a group parade setting or on his own as a sentry figure.


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  • GW064A The British Footballer: Albert ‘Ben’ Butler – Albert ‘Ben’ Butler was in the Pals Battalion the 17th Middlesex which was known as the First Footballers Battalion. He played professional for Reading & Queens Park Rangers before enlisting, unfortunately he was wounded by enemy shelling in 1916 and like so many young men died from his wounds. Our figure of Butler denotes him in a relaxed pose with a football, perhaps remembering happier days before he enlisted? Limited to 100 figures.
  • GW064B The Aussie Footballer: Daniel Minogue – Daniel Minogue was an Aussie rules footballer who played for Collingwood prior to enlisting in 1915. He survived the war and went on to coach 5 Clubs, a record that has never since been equalled. In 1996 Minogue was inducted into the Australian football hall of fame. Limited to 100 figures.
  • GW065A Allied Orderly – An Allied clerk takes 2 minutes out from typing out orders as he takes a drag from his cigarette.
  • GW065B German Orderly – A
    German version of GW065 that will look great in an airfield or camp setting.
  • GW066A Muirhead Bone, British War Artist – Muirhead Bone was a Scotsman who was the first official British war artist appointed by the War Office to capture life in France with his pen and paper. He produced some 150 Lithographs with 2 volumes of his work being published. After WW1 Bone was knighted for his services, he then went on to work with the Ministry of Information during WW2 in a similar role. We have made 100 pieces of Bone in relaxed dress sketching an aeroplane as he would have done during the course of his career.
  • GW066B George Lambert, Australian War Artist – George Lambert was an Australian War Artist originally from Russia, but who emigrated to Australia in the late 19th century. He produced several notable works including the charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba in 1917 and the landings at Anzac Cove. His artistic works have made him one of the best known Australian war artists of all time.
  • GW067A Allied Tinker – An Allied soldier repairs some pots and pans behind the lines. A unique set with lots of accessories.
  • GW067B German Tinker
  • GW068A Allied Tailor – An Allied soldier carries out some field repair maintenance on his clothing, comes complete with OXO sewing tin and pencil behind ear!
  • GW068B German Tailor


World War One

New Thomas Gunn August Releases!

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

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Glory of Rome

New Thomas Gunn Releases For May!

Monday, 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.”


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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

New Thomas Gunn April Releases!

Tuesday, 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


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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 Thomas Gunn March Releases

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

New Releases Expected Late March 2016!
Napoleonic – Kings German Legion.


The last of our Napoleonic Kings German Legion figures for a little while, all making a magnificent charge in various different poses across the battlefield for death or glory!


Napoleonic

Zulu Wars


A return to South Africa where British redcoats battled the mighty Zulu nation as well as the Boers. When we made the original SFA016 we had many requests for the redcoats to have a more traditional look and we have therefore added gaiters to one of the figures and both now sport bleached British army Pith style headdress. One redcoat takes aim whilst the other advances somewhat more cautiously.

African Wars

WWI


Moving forward to WW1 we are pleased to offer the first of our airfield accessory sets which I am sure many will find very useful to enhance their dioramas. This set comprises a very worn looking work table, flare pistol, 2 aerial cameras, wooden case full of camera lens, 2 bombs, wicker chair and a tall ladder, 9 pieces in total.



World War One

WWII – Pacific


Quite a lot on offer for the Far East as we start off with ACC PACK 0011 the long awaited jungle hut in 2 versions. The A version comes as a simple building, suitable as a diorama backdrop or storeroom. The B version has 2 open windows and a floor fitted so that figures can be placed inside, so a little more flexible but alas a little more expensive! Can be used for any number of Far East conflicts right up until the 1970’s and beyond I suspect.


WWII Pacific

US Marine Corps


Features a beautifully painted figure this time stood casually with left hand in his pocket. The A version is dressed in US Army olive drab greens with trousers tucked into his gaiters whilst the B figure, (our first US Marine) with camouflage helmet cover but this time wears his gaiters more casually under his trousers.



WWII Allied Forces

WWII – German


This time a Panzer Grenadier variant with a nicely camouflaged pair of figures sitting round a camp fire whilst preparing dinner! There are two versions available in either Normandy (A Version) and a Winter (B version)



WWII German forces


New Thomas Gunn February Releases!

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Glory of Rome


ROM001 features a front rank legionnaire with Pilum lowered as he prepares to close with one of the many enemies that were Rome’s, at the height of its empire.

ROM005 are the second rank advancing, with Pilum raised marching in close formation behind the front rank.

The A version carry the classic Imperial Roman red shields and the B version carry the 30th legions black shields.

The A version is not limited and we will make as many as there is a demand for, the B version are limited to 100 pieces worldwide.

A signifier, an Imaginifer, an Aquilifer and a Centurion are all planned to accompany these advancing legionnaires

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WWI


  • GW063 — Turkish sentry figure – Turkish sentry figure will look just the part in your WW1 collection, could be on parade or guarding a high ranking General, the choice is yours.

World War One

WWII – German


WWII German forces

WWII – Pacific


WWII Pacific