Archive for February, 2010

Britains New Releases In Stock Now!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Classic Collection – Redcoats

  • BR47032 — Highlander – 84th Foot Royal Highland Emigrants – 1779-1784 (Walt Keener Memorial Figure)
  • BR44037 — Guardsman – Grenadier Guards – With SA-80 – Present Day

Classic – Redcoats

Napoleonic

  • BR36035 — French 4th Lancers Bugler Charging #1 – 2 Piece Set (Limited to 550 Sets)

Napoleonic

Zulu War

  • BR20044 — British 24th Foot Charging #1
  • BR20045 — British 24th Foot Butting with Rifle #1
  • BR20046 — British 24th Foot Casualty #1

Zulu War

World War One – 1918 Somme

  • BR23011 — 1916 British Infantry Standing Firing #1
  • BR23013 — 1916 British Infantry Throwing Grenade #1
  • BR23014 — 1916 British Infantry Advancing #1

WWI


Corgi March Releases

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

WWI Aircraft

  • AA38902 — Fokker DVII – Jasta 4, Ltn Ernst Udet, June 1918

WWI Aircraft

WWII Aircraft

  • AA33015 — Corsair MkII, JT590 1842 Sqn, Royal Navy (FAA), HMS Formidable, August 1944
  • AA35708 — Me262B – 2-seat Trainer, 1Gruppe,. KG(J)53, Late 1944
  • AA36309 — Fairey Swordfish Mk II, LS326, 836 Sqn FAA, ‘L’ Flight, MAC Ship Rapana, North Atlantic Convoys, 1943 (and restored at RNHF Yeovilton)
  • AA38802 – Dornier Do215 B-5 Kauz III, Stab II/NJG 2, Leeuwarden, Summer 1942

WWII Aircraft

Modern Aircraft

  • AA32714 — Hawker Hunter T7 RAF – XL573 – RAF, 237 OCU, Honington, July 1987
  • AA33613 — Panavia Tornado GR1 – 2 Sqn, RAF, Norway, 1995
  • AA34109 — Bucanneer S. Mk.2B. RAF 208 sqn. – Exercise Red Flag 77, Nellis AFB, Nevada 1977

Modern Aircraft

Corgi

Conte – Zulu Wars

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Zulu Wars 1879

Some things to note that we have discovered so far:
Size they are 54mm / 1:32 Scale, and are the same height as the current range of
Britain’s, Collectors Showcase and Frontline Zulu Figures, so they will work well together.
Accessories from
Britain’s and Frontline are compatible.

February Releases – In Stock Now!

March Releases

Zulu Wars 1879 – Future releases no date available

Zulu 1879

Conte

Figarti March Releases

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

  • EFR-001 — JS2 – Russian
  • EFR-003 — We Cannot Be Stopped! Russian Tank Riders
  • ETA-030 — British LCT Landing Craft

Figarti

Honour Bound March Releases

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Here is the latest WWII sets, one of the best that they have ever released. To pair this set they are releasing a German Mine Detector group.

  • HB047 – German and British troops fighting, Africa, WWII
  • HB048 – German Minesweepers, WWII

Honour Bound

Hobby Master – New Released for May/June

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Propeller Power Collection

  • HA0203 — Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless Lt. Richard H. Best, VB-6, USS Enterprise, Battle of Midway – 1/32 Scale
  • HA2307 – Bristol Beaufighter Mk.IF RO-B, No.29 Sqn., West Mailing, late 1942 “Bambi” – 1/72 Scale
  • HA7701 — North American Aviation P-51D Mustang “Feeble Eagle” 353rd FS, 354th FG., 1945 “Lt. Col. Glenn Eagleston” – 1/48 Scale
  • HA7801 — Spitfire Mk.I Flt. Lt. John Ellis, No. 610 Squadron, Biggin Hill, 1940 – 1/48 Scale – Release Expected Late August

Propeller Power Collection

Jet Power Collection

  • HA0144 — MiG-21RF – Frontal Aviation – 1/72 Scale
  • HA1919 — McDonnel Douglas F- 4J Phantom II VMFA-235 “Death Angels”, 1975 – 1/72 Scale
  • HA2109 — F-100C Skyblazers USAF Aerobatic Display Team 54-2009, 1961 “Captain Kramer” – 1/72 Scale
  • HA2605 — AV-8B Harrier II Night Attack – VMA-311 “Tomcats,” 1999 – 1/72 Scale

Jet Power Collection

Airline Collection

  • HL1002 — L-188 Electra – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – 1/200 Scale
  • HL1008 — L-188 Electra – Braniff International Airways “N9701C” – 1/200 Scale
  • HL3004 — HL3004 – Vickers Viscount 700 Series Air France “G-ATDU” – 1/200 Scale
  • HL5001 — Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner First Flight – 1/200 Scale – Release Expected Late June 2010

Airline Collection

Ground Power Collection

  • HG3312 – T-54B – 202nd Armored Brigade, People’s Army of Vietnam, Saigon – 1/72 Scale
  • HG4003 — British Quad Gun Tractor with 25 pdr. Gun 5th Infantry Division, Italy late 1943 – 1/72 Scale
  • HG4102 — German Tank Destroyer Marder III – 15th Pz. Div., 33rd Tank Destroyer Bttn., North Africa 1942 – 1/72 Scale
  • HG0001 — 23 pieces of WW II U.S. Army accessories: bedrolls , crates and more – 1/72 Scale

Ground Power Collection

Hobby Master

John Jenkins March Releases!

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The following new releases were announced today, plus an update on the latest Club Set #3

Club Set #3 –
Update February 10, 2010.

  • JJCLUB-SET#3 — Lt. William Dunbar – Battle On The Monongahela 1755

Probably the most requested figure by collectors of the Monongahela series is an officer to command the Grenadiers.

“William Dunbar was a Lieutenant in the 44th Regiment of foot in 1755. He was apparently serving with the grenadier company and fought in the advance party at the Battle on the Monongahela. He was later employed in delivering provisions to the garrison at Fort Oswego in March 1756”

Extract taken from “The Orderly Books Of Major General Edward Braddock” The basic unit of organization in the British regiment was the company. The normal strength of this company would be 40-60 men plus the officers. Typical organization would be:1 Captain, 1 Lieutenant, 1 Ensign, 2 Sergeants, 3 Corporals, 1-4 Musicians (drummers, fifers or pipers) and 30-60 privates.

Final Production Shot

Special Club Sets can only be pre-ordered by Club Members only.  Not a Club Member Join Now!

Preorders will finish on March
3st, 2010. After this period this set will no longer be available.


Collectors Club

Raid on St. Francis

Woodland Indians captives’ were confronted with several fates. Women and children who were a burden, and enemy warriors perceived to be a threat were, usually scalped and killed immediately.

In general, however, prisoners were bound and led back to their captors’ home village. The taking of captives satisfied demographic needs by providing a source of replacements for a tribe’s deceased members. It also fulfilled a spiritual and psychological function by easing grief, by providing a means for coping with death, and by restoring to the community the spiritual strength believed lost through the death of a clan member.

The tribal council would normally assign each prisoner to a family that had lost relatives. In general, women, children, and skilled men were adopted into families. These captives were given the name, title, and position of the person they replaced, and, over time, became integrated into their new family and became loyal to their new tribe. Their capture thus eased the pain of bereavement, maintained the size of family, clan, and tribe, and restored the spiritual strength that the community had lost through the death of a member.

The two female captives depicted in this set could be sisters, from the family of a high ranking British officer?

  • LEX-001 — Longhouse Extension #1
  • LEX-002 — Longhouse Extension #2

Creating some variety to the woodland Indian village, the Longhouse Extension pieces can be added to the existing buildings. These pieces can create interesting variations and add greater realism to the St. Francis village display.

The Extensions fit easily to the ends of either Longhouses.


Raid on St Francis

Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

  • JR-015 — Combat Set #2 – Highlander and Grenadier

Normally the sight of a Highland charge was expected to send the British redcoats streaming to the rear in panic-stricken flight. It was generally reported that at Culloden, Barrell’s Regiment at first bravely stood their ground, which may have been due to previous experience at Falkirk where they were one of the few Regiments to see off a Highland attack.

The new bayonet drill was also to have played a key role.

“The alteration was mightily little, but of the last consequence. Before this, the bayonet man attacked the sword man right fronting him: now the left hand bayonet attacked the sword fronting his next right hand man. He was then covered by the enemy’s shield where open on his left, and the enemy’s right open to him. This manner made an essential difference, staggered the enemy, who were not prepared to alter their way of fighting, and destroyed them in a manner rather to be conceived than told”


Jacobite Rebellion

Battle of Chippewa

  • QB-028 — The 28th Regiment of Foot, Officer with Kings Colours

A Stand of colours is used to describe the 2 regimental infantry flags in the British Army.

In 1747 the new regulations standardized these colours. “The King’s or first colours, of every regiment to be the Great Union. The second colours to be the colour of the facings of the Regiment with the Union in the Upper Canton”

Battle of Chippewa

Gordon at Khartoum

General Gordon arrived at Khartoum on February 18th, and spent his time between that date and the start of the siege of the city on March 12, in evacuating women and children. Two thousand of whom were sent safely through to Egypt, in addition to six hundred soldiers. It was stated by Sir Evelyn Baring (English consul-general to Egypt) that there were fifteen thousand persons in Khartoum who ought to be brought back to Egypt. These included Europeans, civil servants, widows and orphans, and a garrison of one thousand men.

On January 26, Faraz Pasha a Lieutenant in the Egyptian army, opened the gates of the city to the enemy, and one of the most famous sieges in the world’s history came to a close.

It had lasted from March 12 to January 26 – exactly three hundred and twenty days. Two days later the English army of relief reached Khartoum.

This month sees the release of the fourth and final set in the Gordon at Khartoum vignette, which is based on the painting by George William Joy.


Gordon at Khartoum


King & Country – March 2010 Releases

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Just announced for release during March 2010.

King & Country New Releases