Archive for December, 2009

Figarti – New Releases For February 2010

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

ETG-003 -- Winter 15cm Howitzer with Crew

  • ETG-002 — Winter 15cm Howitzer with Crew
  • ETG-004 — German Scouting Party
  • ETG-008 — Winter Bergepanzer IV

Britains – Latest Releases

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

BR61009 - Pub/Inn Façade

The Hunt

The Hunt

Jane Austin Collection

Jane Austin Collection

Archive Collection

  • BR49004 – The Gordon Highlanders Marching At Slope

Archive Collection

Britains – New Arrivals

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

BR31050 -- Rally Round the Flag, Boys!

American
Revolution

  • BR18016 – Continental Line NY/NJ Standing Firing #1 -1 Piece Set – a perennial favorite back in a new facing color.
  • BR18017 – Continental Line NY/NJ Kneeling Firing #1 – 1 Piece Set – another great pose now in NY/NJ facing colors.
  • BR18018 – Continental Line NY/NJ Advancing #1 – 1 Piece Set – there are three kinds of classic toy soldier collector poses – standing firing, marching and at the ready/advancing – I happen to the latter. Nothing like ranks of troops advancing with the rifle leveled, bayonet at the ready!
  • BR18019 – Continental Line NY/NJ Reaching For Cartridge #1 – 1 Piece Set – another superb pose for a firing line.
  • BR18020 – Continental Line NY/NJ kneeling Loading #1 – 1 Piece Set – Can’t have one without the other!

American Revolution

American Civil War

  • BR31050 – “Rally Round The Flag, Boys!” – American Civil War Flagbearers – 2 Piece Set – these are figures BR31042 and BR31046 that were available separately, but they have been packaged together in a special closed gift box with limited edition certificate and info card. An ideal set for holiday gift giving.

American Civil War

Museum Collection

  • BR10008 – Black Watch Pipes and Drums Side Drummer – Early 20th Century
  • BR10012– Black Watch Pipes and Drums Tenor Drummer – Early 20th Century
  • BR10010– Black Watch Pipes and Drums Bass Drummer – Early 20th Century – time to finish off the pipes and drums – with a BANG !

Museum Collection

Delhi Durbar

  • BR22001 – Elephant Guards – Not a job I would’ve wanted but someone has got to do it!
  • BR22003 – A Jaipur Horseman – Regal and magnificent in his flowing robes of emerald, scarlet and white.

Deli Durbar

Napoleonic

  • BR36030 – French 4th Lancer Guidon Bearer #1 – Limited Edition of 500 pieces – SOLD OUT
  • BR36015– French 4th Lancers Trooper Charging #1- Limited Edition of 500 Pieces – SOLD OUT

Napoleonic

Classic Collection — Bluecoats

  • BR46003 – Drummer, U.S. Infantry, 1813-1821 – Complete with reverse colors and ready for the 200th anniversary just around the corner!

Bluecoats

Classic Collection — French & Indian Wars

  • BR47010 – British Grenadier 15th Regiment of Foot, 1754-1763 – a new release from the Fall catalog
  • BR47011 – British Grenadier Officer 15th Regiment of Foot, 1754-1763 – an officer in mitre cap!


French & Indian Wars

Classic Collection — Redcoats

  • BR44016 – Private, 16th Regiment of Foot, 1868
  • BR44018 – Sergeant, 2nd (Coldstream) Foot Guards, 1822 – great companion piece to the other ranks figures.
  • BR44027 – Highlander, 42nd (Black Watch) Highlanders, 1882 – Ready for action at Tel-el-Kebir.
  • BR44026 – Guardsman, 2nd (Coldstream) Guards in Full Dress, 1815 – A fitting sentry to guard King George III.

Redcoats

World War I

  • BR23012 – 1918 U.S. Infantry “Doughboy” Marching -1 Piece Set

World War I

World War II

  • BR25013 – U.S. 101st Airborne Paratrooper Standing Firing Carbine #1
  • BR25014 – U.S. 101st Airborne Paratrooper Running with M1 Garand #1- probably the most used but underrated pose of WWII.

World War II

John Jenkins – New Releases January 2010

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

JR-010 -- Highlander Standard Bearer # 2 - Cameron of Locheil’s Regiment

Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

  • JR-010 — Highlander Standard Bearer # 2 – Cameron of Locheil’s Regiment

Cameron of Locheil’s Regiment was one of the first to be raised, and was always one of the strongest Jacobite units. It was generally regarded as an elite unit, even though it was originally very badly armed.

It was reported to be at least 700 strong at the Battle of Culloden, and two colours are known to have been present at the battle. One of which was the simple red and yellow barred colours. It was supposed to have been captured from the Camerons at Culloden, but was not included in the official list of trophies.

The present whereabouts of the colours are unknown but in the late nineteenth century they were still preserved in a glass frame, but were wrongly identified as belonging to the Princes’ Lifeguards.


Gordon at Khartoum

The Patched JIBBA was the costume of all Mahdists in the Sudan, warrior and civilian alike. It was an outward sign of adherence to the MAHDIYYA ( the Mahdist movement), and all who wore it were called ANSAR ("helpers").

The origin of the uniform is the short garment worn by the poor of the Nineteenth Century Sudan. It was made of rough cloth and it was frequently patched where it was torn. Originally the patches were a necessity and sewn on irregularly, but later became ordered and more ornamental.

The Jibba became the Mahdist uniform by accident. It was only after the defeat of Hicks, that the Mahdi issued regulations concerning the uniform dress of his followers.

The full uniform was a patched Jibba, sirival (white trousers), sayidan (sandals), Karaba (girdle of Straw), Taggia (hat or skull cap) , imam (turban), and sibba  (beads).

The imam was wrapped around the taggia and allowed to hang loose under the folds of the imam behind the left ear, while the rest was wrapped so that successive folds made an inverted "V" in the front.

The Fez, which was a sign of Turkish allegiance was strictly forbidden.


Battle of the Plains of Abraham

  • QB-027 — The 28th Regiment of Foot, Officer with Regimental Colours


Raid on St. Francis

Model Dimensions 81/2"x 5"x 4" Scale 1:30




Hobby Master – March 2010 Releases.

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

HA2902 - Douglas A-1J Skyraider 602nd Special Operations Sqn., 56th Special Operations Wing, Thailand 1969

Propeller Power Collection

  • HA2902 – Douglas A-1J Skyraider 602nd Special Operations Sqn., 56th Special Operations Wing, Thailand 1969

Propeller Power Collection

Jet Power Collection

  • HA7206 – Grumman F9F-5 Panther VMF-311 "Ted Williams" Korea
  • HA1918 – McDonnell-Douglas F- 4E Phantom II s/n 01511, 337AWS, 110CW, Hellenic Air Force 1996
  • HA2409 – MIG-15bis Chinese Volunteer’s Air Force, 1950s Chinese People’s Volunteer Air Force (CPV AF)

Jet Power Collection

Airline Collection

  • HL2005 – Douglas DC-4 QANTAS VH-EBL "Hong Kong Trader"
  • HL2006 – Douglas VC-54C U.S. Presidential aircraft "Sacred Cow"
  • HL1005 – Lockheed L-188 Electra VARIG "PP-VJM"
  • HL3003 – Vickers Viscount 700 Series Capital Airlines "Night Hawk" N7402

Airline Collection

Ground Power Collection

  • HG3609 – M24 Chaffee 719 Armored Regiment, Belgian Army
  • HG3610 – M24 Chaffee Grupos Blindados de Caballeria, Spanish Sahara Crisis 1957
  • HG3906 – German Cargo Truck SS-Panzer Grenadiere Division “LAH” Kharkov, March 1943
  • HG4101 – German Tank Destroyer Sd.Kfz.139, Marder III 7th Panzer Div., 42nd Tank Destroyer Bttn., USSR 1942
  • HG4201 – Willys MB Jeep with trailer 4th Marine Division, 14th Marine Artillery, 2nd Battalion, HQ Iwo Jima Feb 1945

Ground Power Collection

Hobby Master

Airfix – New Plastic Figures & Model Kits

Sunday, December 6th, 2009


Plastic Figures

We have the following new 1:32 Scale Plastic WWII sets. Each one contains 14 unpainted figures, with no assembly required. They have been made from the original Airfix moulds and they are terrific value and the quality is superb.

WWII Plastic Figures

Model Kits

Also new in stock we have the following Starter Model Kits complete with paint and Glue idea for your Childs first or second model kit.

  • A50085 — Mitsubishi Zero
  • A50088 — Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
  • A50106 — One Small Step For Man

Model Kits

Airfix

King & Country – New Releases January 2010

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

  • Napoleonic — New French Artillery including a new 6 inch Howitzer. Plus a new Classic Napoleon.
  • The Real West — 10 new figures and some marvelous sculpted Indians. All of the Indians are painted in Southern Plains Indian style using Comanche, Sioux and Cheyenne references.
  • WWII – British 8th Army – SAS — This release is superb – with a magnificent Desert Bentley and the British favorite a Bren Gun Carrier. Not to be missed!
  • WWII – American Airforce Europe — Nine sets of figures and individuals plus an iconic U.S. fighter plane. The P.51B “Mustang” only 500 are planned for production do not miss out.

King and Country What’s New