Archive for July, 2010

Britain’s New Summer Announcement.

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Just announced the new Summer Suppliment, with welcome additions to Delhi Durbar and WW1. Many of the new pieces are Limited Editions, so do not wait too long. We are expecting another suppliment in the Fall.

Delhi Durbar

  • BR22007 — British 2nd Bn. – Gordon Highlanders – Route Liner – 1 Piece Set in Window Box
  • BR22008 — Emblem-Bearers of Cutch on Camel No. 1 – 3 Piece Set
  • BR22009 — Emblem-Bearers of Cutch on Camel No. 2 – 3 Piece Set
  • BR22010 — British 2nd Bn. – Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders – Route Liner – 1 Piece Set in Window Box
  • BR22011 — Indian Army – 1st Skinner’s Horse – Dismounted Route Liner – 1 Piece
    Set in Window Box
  • BR22012 — Indian Army – 3rd Bengal Cavalry – Dismounted Route Liner – 1 Piece
    Set in Window Box
  • BR22013 — Delhi Street Façade #1 – “The Spice Merchant” – 16 Piece Set
  • BR22014 — Delhi Street Façade #2 – “The Cloth Merchant” – 7 Piece Set

Delhi Durbar

World War I

  • BR23015 — 1916 British Vickers Machine Gun Section – 3 Piece Set
  • BR23021 — 1916 British Royal Field Artillery 18 Pound Gun and Crew – 5 Piece
    Set
  • BR51009— WWI British Gun Emplacement – 6 Piece Set

World War I

Hobby Master – New Announcement For November 2010!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Air Power

  • HA0204 – Douglas SBD-3 “Dauntless” BuNo4547 USS Lexington (CV-2), May 8 1942 “Battle of Coral Sea” – Scale 1:32
  • HA1507 — HA1507 – North American Aviation LT-6G Texan, Austrian Federal Army
    Flight School Company 2, Linz/Hörsching, summer 1960 – Scale 1:72
  • HA2905 — AD-4 Skyraider BuNo123827, VA-195 Dambusters, 1950s – Scale
    1:72
  • HA7703 — P-51D Mustang 100th FS, 332nd FG, ETO 1944-45 “Duchess Arlene” “10”�
    – Scale 1:72
  • HA7901 –F4B-4, 6-F-1 VF-6 of USS Saratoga, California 1936 – Scale
    1:48
  • HA7605 — Supermarine Spitfire PR XIX PS 915 “The Last” – Scale 1:48

Air Power Collection

Modern Air Power

  • HA1312 — A-10A Thunderbolt II 23rd TFW (Provisional) Saudi Arabia, Operation
    Desert Storm 1991″Chopper Popper” – Scale 1:72
  • HA1923 — McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II VX-4 “Vandy 1”, 153783, Oct 1972�
    – Scale 1:72
  • HA3003 — General Dynamics EF-111 Raven 42nd ECS, RAF Upper Heyford, UK 1989
    “LET EM EAT CROW” – Scale 1:72

Modern Air Power Collection

Ground Power

  • HG3314 — Croatian T-55A “Alf” “Muslim-Pocket” Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992
  • HG4206 — U.S. Willys Jeep HQ Canadian First Army, France, August 1944
  • HG4502 — German Horch 1a European Theatre, WWII
  • HG4601 — Panzer II Ausf. C 35th Panzer Reg., 4th Panzer Division, Warsaw,
    Poland, Sept 1937

Ground Power Collection

Airlines

  • HL1010 — Lockheed L-188 Electra Northwest Territorial Airways “C-FIJR”
  • HL2010 — Douglas C-54 USAF Thunderbirds Support aircraft

Airlines

Hobby Master

King & Country – New Luftwaffe In Stock!

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

  • LW028 — Focke-Wulf Fw190 Professor Kurt Tank’s most famous design… the Focke-Wulf 190 caused shock and consternation when it first appeared in the skies over Northern France in 1941… Its speed, agility and powerful punch took the Allies completely by surprise.
    For 12 whole months there was nothing either the British or the Americans (or the Russians) could successfully put up against it. A simple, straight forward design the “190” easily outclassed and outflew its opponents.
    By 1944 however even the “190” was having problems with the hordes of new Allied fighters and the vast aerial bomber armadas the British and the Americans were unleashing upon Germany.
    This K&C model is in the “personal” markings of one of the Third Reich’s top fighter “aces”… Major Heinz Bär. This particular “190” has the typical late war two-tone camouflage and the red “Defense of the Reich”, band on its fuselage.
    On the tail can be seen Bär’s tally of “kills” on the white section, Bär himself can be seen in the cockpit underneath the sliding canopy. Underneath the aircraft’s belly can be seen a special extra fuel, centre-line, drop-tank.As an added bonus a full set of fuel drums and jerricans is included with the aircraft. Each complete aircraft and fuel drums comes in its own specially-designed presentation box.

    “Planned Production Run” on this particular Heinz Bär Fw190 is just 750 pieces.

    About Heinz Bär

    Bär joined the Luftwaffe in 1935, flew over 1,000 combat missions and shot down 220 British, American and Russian aircraft by the end of the war. Tragically he was killed flying a light civilian airplane in 1957.

  • LW029 — Oberstleutnant Josef “Pips” Priller
    Priller is perhaps most famous for flying his Fw190 on a single strafing run of “Sword Beach” on D. Day as seen in the epic “The Longest Day”.
    “Pips” Priller, during WW2, flew over 1,300 combat missions and shot down 101 Allied aircraft… including 68 Spitfires! This is the highest of any Lufwaffe ace’s tally for this particular aircraft.
  • LW030 — Leutnant Josef “Sepp” Wurmheller
    Before he was killed on June 22, 1944 “Sepp” Wurmheller, flying an Fw190, was credited with 102 enemy aircraft (93 on the Western Front).
    His most successful day was during the ill-fated “Dieppe Raid” when he shot down 7 British aircraft… despite suffering from a broken leg! This K&C figure shows “Sepp”, still recovering, on crutches.
  • LW031 — Leutnant Siegfried Schnell
    Another notable Luftwaffe fighter ace with 93 “kills” and recipient of the “Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves”. Although most of his victories were gained flying the Fw190 he himself was shot down and killed in February 1944 flying a Messerschmitt Bf109 “Gustav”.

Luftwaffe

New BBI Releases – In Stock Now!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Arthur with Excalibur

BBI – Warriors of the World

We have been waiting for this release for over a year. So for collectors of the BBI – Warrrior of the World series, you are in for a treat.

Camelot – New Series
Supply on the new releases looks like
it will be very limited. We do not expect to be able to re-order any these once we run out, so get them while you can!

Camelot

Medieval Knights – New Additions and a few Re-Releases

Medieval Knights

Legends – New Additions and a few Re-Releases

Legends

Romans – New Additions and a few Re-Releases

Romans

BBI- Warriors of the World

Britain’s New American Revolution & Civil War – In Stock Now!

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The following new Britain’s sets are in stock now!

American Revolution

  • BR18027 — Continental Line NY/NJ Drummer No.1
  • BR18028 — Continental Line NY/NJ Fifer No.1

American Revolution

American Civil War

  • BR31065 — 10 Pound Parrott Gun No.1

American Civil War

New King & Country D’Day Arrivals!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

WWII – D’Day 44 Americans

  • DD130 — US Navy Officer
    This deck officer, dressed in workaday khaki can be seen on the dockside… on ship… or in one of our new landing craft.
  • DD131 — Standing Sailor
    There’s always some guy around who just like to stand and watch!!!
  • DD137 — Normandy LCVP Landing Craft (#PA26-21)
    The first of our two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel boats originally designed by Andrew Higgins and built in one of his 7 factories in New Orleans, Louisianna. More than 20,000 were built and were an essential component of the Allied victory.
    This is K&C’s second version and boy… is it a real beaut and a big improvement…? It comes with a cox’n and two .30 calibre machine guns and gunners… The ramp raises and lowers and it can accommodate a whole bunch of GI’s or a jeep and trailer.
  • DD138 — Normandy LCVP Landing Craft (#PA26-22)
    The Second LCVP (for those collectors who need at least 2 for their displays). This second craft has a different cox’n figure plus, of course, the two .30 calibre machine guns and gunners. As the other LCVP the ramp raises and lowers… as required.
  • DD139 — Sailor with Binos
    Wearing his “steelpot” and navy blue windcheater jacket this sailor is on “lookout” duty.
  • DD140 — Sailor Putting on Lifejacket
    It pays to be safe at sea… life can be dangerous so it makes sense to wear your life jacket at all times…
  • DD144 — Crewman with Radio
    This sailor on shore duty using his “walkie-talkie” to contact one of the landing craft.
  • DD145 — Crewman Shouting
    Another “swabbie” making his presence felt!

D’Day 44 Americans

New King & Country – Streets of Old Hong Arrival!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Streets of Hong Kong

  • HK184 — The Fisherman
    A Chinese fisherman doing what fisherman do the whole world over.

Streets of Old Hong Kong

New King & Country – Fields of Battle Arrivals!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

WWII – Fields of Battle

“Civilians Caught Up In War”

During wartime it’s not only the soldiers and armies that are affected…. A sad and tragic feature of modern war is the uprooting of whole civilian communities that, in order to escape the carnage all around them, pack up some of their belongings… and take to the road as… refugees!

  • FOB062 — The Refugee Cart
    A man pulls a heavily-laden hand cart overflowing with a family’s pitiful belongings… As he struggles to pull the cart his young daughter tries to help by pushing…
  • FOB063 — Old Woman by the Road
    This old lady cannot believe that for the second time in her lifetime her world is about to be destroyed by war.
  • FOB064 — The Pram Set
    A mother pushing a pram with a young baby inside leads her other little girl by the hand… both of them carrying pathetic little backpacks… where are they going? Even they don’t know… but as long as it’s away from the fighting.
  • FOB065 — Father & Son
    Perhaps this is the husband and father of the woman with the pram and children?
    The man carries two heavy suitcases… his little boy a small case… They join the flow of refugees on the road.
  • FOB066 — The Old Couple
    An elderly grey-bearded man gently leads his wife down the road… First, their house had been taken over by the soldiers… then it lay in ruins… Now they have nothing but each other to hold on to…

SPECIAL NOTE:
These civilian figures are part of the “Fields of Battle” range but can be used in almost any WW2 setting in Europe… The Fall of France, The War in Italy, even on the Eastern Front or Germany, Holland or Belgium at the end of the war… The choice is yours!

Fields of Battle

Hobby Master – July Releases In Stock Now!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Air Power

  • HA1530 — Dutch Noorduyn (North American) AT-16-ND Harvard IIB KLu Historic
    Flight
  • HA7702 – North American Aviation Mustang Mk.IVA “GA-S” No.112 Squadron RAF,
    Italy spring 1945
  • HA7604 — Supermarine Spitfire PR XIX PM631

Air Power Collection

Modern Air Power

  • HA1951 — McDonnell-Douglas RF- 4C 106th TRS, 117th TRW, Alabama Air National
    Guard
  • HA7207 — Grumman F9F-5 Panther VA-192, “Golden Dragon Squadron”

Modern Air Power Collection

Ground Power

  • HG3411 — Achilles Iic Polish 1st Armored Division, Netherlands, Autumn 1944
  • HG4203— 101st Airborne Div., 506th A.B. Regiment Company ‘C’ Vehicle # 4,
    Normandy June 6 1944
  • HG4401 — LVT(A)-1 Pacific Theatre, 1944 – 1945 “The Bloody Trail”

Ground Power Collection


Hobby Master

John Jenkins – New Announcements For August 2010!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

JJ Collectors Club – New Club Set – Battle on Snowshoes – JJCLUB-SET#5 — Two British Officers – Ensign Andrew Ross, and Captain Henry Pringle.

Captain Henry Pringle was one of two volunteer officers from the 27th Regiment of foot, who accompanied the Rangers on the snowshoes scout. He was to survive the battle and his journals provide a vivid account of his retreat and capture.

In the general confusion of the retreat Captain Pringle was left behind, he managed to avoid capture but became lost for six days in the wilderness, before surrendering to the French at Fort Carillon.

Pringle was later to reach the rank of Major-General in the British army.

Ensign Andrew Ross, was a Scottish volunteer from the 42nd Black Watch Regiment. He had been recommended to Rogers in January 10th 1758 for the rank of Ensign in a new company of Rangers, which was commanded by William Stark.

During the march northwards, it was reported that Ross led a flank guard covering the west flank of the main party. He was to die during the battle on Snowshoes.

  • JJCLUB-SET#5 — Two British Officers – Ensign Andrew Ross, and Captain Henry Pringle.

Battle on Snowshoes

Battle on Monongahela, 1755

  • BJ-008 — 4th Regiment of Foot (Barrell’s) – British Officer with Regimental Colours

Limited Edition of 375

Battle on Monongahela, 1755

Raid on St Francis

  • RSF-007–Woodland-Indian-Running-with-a-Bow-527p8577.htm

The Mohawks were the Easternmost tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy, and were referred to by the Great Council, as “The Keepers Of The Eastern Door”.

The Mohawks were divided into three clans, Bear, Wolf, and Turtle. Mohawk means “Man Eater”, which was a name given to them by their enemies.

Limited Edition of 500

Raid on St. Francis

Jacobite Rebellion, 1745

  • BJ-008 — 4th Regiment of Foot (Barrell’s) – British Officer with Regimental Colours

“Poor Barrell’s Regiment were sorely pressed by those desperadoes and outflanked. One stand of their colours were temporarily taken. Colonel Riches hand was cut off in their defence. ” Captain-Lieutenant James Ashe Lee of Wolfes’ 8th Foot.

The Regiment or Colonel’s Colour for the 4th Regiment of Foot was unique as it had a gold crown and scepters on a blue ground, with no union in the upper canton. It was in 1747 that new regulations were introduced to standardize these colours.

Jacobite Rebellion

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

  • GDH-002 — Gordon Highlanders – 2 Figures Defending

The red coat had been symbolic of the British Army for nearly two centuries. However the red wool serge was unsuitable for the Sudanese climate. Therefore a Grey or Khaki drill was issued. There was an argument for the retention of the red coat in the Sudan, that it would “Impress the natives”. However the Sudanese knew who they were fighting, and only their tactics, not their morale changed. Those staff officers who insisted on wearing red coats, soon found themselves favoured targets for the Mahdist snipers

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885