Archive for August, 2010

Frontline – New French & Indian War Figures

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Frontline are releasing the following new addition to their French & Indian Wars Collection. We are hoping these will be released in October 2010.

Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company

  • IFGW.001 — Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company – 2 Standing firing, 2
    loading.
  • IFGW.002 — Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company – 2 Marching and 2 Advancing
  • IFGW.003 — Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company – Officer, Drummer and Fifer
  • IFGW.004 — Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company – Officer with Regimental
    Colour and NCO
  • IFGW.005 — Regiment De La Reine, Grenadier Company – 2 Kneeling firing, 1
    loading

French Forces

French Trappers

  • IWC.006 — 2 Trappers and 1 Indian paddling canoe
  • IWC.007 — 1 Trapper and 1 Trapper paddling canoe

Woodland Indians & French Trappers

Hobby Master – New December Releases!

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Hobby Master have announced the following new releases for December 2010!. They are also introducing a new line of 1:144 Scale Aircraft for the first time. We have have revised our layout and now have dedicated section for the Air Power (Propeller Powered) Collection, we have 1:72 & 1:32, 1:48 and the new 1:144 section. We hope this will be helpful.

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:72 Scale.

  • HA1516 — T-6 Texan Fundacion Infante De Orleans/Cuatro Vientos/E.16-198, 793-25
  • HA1517 — Swedish Air Force Sk.16 Harvard

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:72 Scale

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:48 Scale

  • HA7406 — FW-190 F8/R3 Mk.103 30mm cannon-equipped “Tank Buster”
  • HA7705 — Mustang Mk.IV RAAF, No.76 Squadron “A68-766”
  • HA7706 — P-51D Mustang 2nd SQ, South African Air Force, Korea 1952 “Miss
    Marunouchi”

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:48 Scale

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:144 Scale – New Series

  • HL9001 — JU 52/3M Lufthansa Airlines, 1936 “D-ABIK”

Air Power (Propeller Powered) 1:144 Scale

Modern Air Power (Jet Powered)

  • HA2410 — MIG-15bis “White 384” Soviet Air Force, 1951
  • HA2608 — AV-8B Harrier US Marines VMA-223 “Bulldogs”
  • HA2705 — Mitsubishi F-2A 6th SQ, 8th AW., JASDF, Tsuiki A.B. “Air Combat Meet
    2009” “Grim Reaper”
  • HA3102 — F-102A Delta Dagger 56-1444, 509th FIS/405th FW Da Nang AFB, South
    Vietnam 1968 case (XX) wing

Modern Air Power (Jet Powered)

Airline Collection

  • HL1011 — Lockheed L-188 Electra Pacific Southwest Airlines “N6130A”

Airline Collection

Ground Power 1:72

  • HG3315 — T-55A MBT North Korean Army, 1970s
  • HG3909 — German truck with 2cm Flak gun Luftwaffe Flak 38 Abt. 74 Russia 1941
  • HG4104 — German Marder III 19th Pz. Div., 19th Tank Destroyer Bttn. Russia
    Winter 1942
  • HG4405 — LVT(A) – 1 US ARMY, 1945 “Block Buster”

Ground Power 1:72

King & Country – HitlerJugend In Normandy 1944 – In Stock Now!

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Raised in 1943 this Waffen SS Division (the 12th.) comprised almost 20,000 seventeen-year old members of the Nazi Party’s Youth Organization, all volunteers.
The Division’s veteran officers and NCO’s were mostly seconded or transferred from the premier Waffen SS unit, 1st SS “Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler”.

In the Spring of 1944 after it completed its training and received its full quota of arms and equipment it was transferred to France to await the long-expected Allied Invasion.
On June 6, 1944, the invasion began and the 12th. SS “Hitlerjugend” Division was soon in the thick of it.

This is the first of two releases showing the “HJ in action” during the early days of the fighting in Normandy.

  • WS175 — Summer Raupenschlepper
    Two years ago K&C released a very popular “winter” version of this great little tracked transporter. We received many requests to produce a “summer” one… and here it is!
    But, this new version is a brand-new sculpt with several additional features… First of all, the “canvas” top is removable and can be replaced with the steel metal frame in its place.
    Also included a load of supplies that can either be put into the vehicles (or stand by its side). This Raupenschlepper has a towing hook as well allowing collectors to pull an artillery piece or trailer. Finally there is also an all-new driver as well.
  • WS176 — Hitlerjugend Panther Ausf. A
    Another essential part of the division’s fighting inventory was a company of Panther tanks.
    This latest Panther Ausf. A tank is definitely K&C’s most detailed Panther to date. Covered in “zimmerit” paste and battle-worn, two crew members can be seen with the vehicle as it prepares to engage the enemy.

Waffen SS

Britain’s New Sudan Series – In Stock Now!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Battle of Abu Klea, January 17, 1885 – Sudan

  • BR27000 — British Dismounted Camel Corps Trooper Standing Firing No.1
  • BR27001 — British Dismounted Camel Corps Trooper Kneeling Firing No.1
  • BR27005 — Mahdist Charging Flagbearer No.1

Battle of Abu Klea, January 17, 1885 – Sudan

Britains – New Black Watch Musuem Collection – In Stock Now!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Black Watch – Musuem Collection

  • BR10019 — Black Watch Colour Party – Ensign with Queen’s Colour Early 20th
    Century
  • BR10020 — Black Watch Colour Party – Ensign with Regimental Colour Early 20th
    Century
  • BR10021 — Black Watch Colour Party – Colour Sergeant Early 20th Century
  • BR10022 — Black Watch Colour Party – Regimental Sergeant Major Early 20th
    Century

Black Watch – Museum Collection

Corgi – New 2nd Half Releases.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

New 2nd Half Releases

Corgi have announced the following new releases to their catalogue for the next 6 months.

WWII – 1:32 Scale Aircraft

  • AA34604 — DeHavilland Mosquito FBVI – HX922, EG-F, RAF 487 Sqn, Grp Capt P.C.
    Pickard, Amiens Raid, February 1944

WWII – 1:32 Scale Aircraft

WWII – 1:72 Scale British Fighter Aircraft

  • AA38704 — Spitfire PRXIX – PS915 ‘The Last’ Battle of Britain Memorial Flight,
    Coningsby, Lincs
  • AA39203 — Spitfire MkII – P7350, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby,
    Lincs
  • AA39302 — Bolton Paul Defiant MkI Night Fighter – 151 Sqn, DZ-Z, N3328, RAF
    Wittering, 1941

WWII – 1:72 Scale British Fighter Aircraft

WWII – 1:72 Scale British & American Bombers

  • AA32617 — Avro Lancaster B MkIII – DV380 – Wing Commander Leonard Cheshire VC,
    617 Sqn, 1943
  • AA37207 — Handley Page Halifax GRII – HR686, 502 Sqn, Coastal Command,
    Stornoway, Oct 1944
  • AA38405 — Bristol Blenheim MkIVF – V5735, QY-D, 254 Sqn Coastal Command,
    Aldergrove, 1941

WWII – 1:72 Scale British & American Bombers

WWII – 1:72 Scale German Aircraft

  • AA34315 — FW190 A-8, JG2, Maj Kurt Buhlingen, Creil, France, June 1944
  • AA36708 — JU88 C-4 Night Fighter – NJG2, Hauptmann Karl Hulshoff, Gilze-Rijen,
    Holland, April 1941

WWII – 1:72 Scale German Aircraft

Helicopters

  • AA34212 — Boeing Chinook HC1B, ZA705/EZ, 7 Sqn, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983

Helicopters

King & Country – New RAF Releases – In Stock Now!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

WWII – Royal Air Force – Spitfire Summer!

During the summer of 1940 Britain stood alone. France lay crushed under the Nazi jackboot as did most of mainland Europe.
Only Britain, its army narrowly escaping the clutches of Adolf Hitler at Dunkirk, the ships of the Royal Navy and a handful of Spitfires and Hurricanes were left to stand up to the might of the Nazi war machine.

This August, the 70th. Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, K&C is releasing the second iconic British fighter plane of that epic aerial struggle. The Supermarine Spitfire.

Along with our superb model of a Spitfire Mk.1 we are also launching a batch of new “ace” pilot figures, several ground personnel and the RAF airfield version of the Austin K2 Ambulance.

  • RAF015 — RAF Austin K2 Airfield Ambulance
    A familiar and reassuring sight on dozens of RAF airfields across the length and breadth of Britain during and after the Battle. Our model carries the markings of “Biggin Hill”, one of the most famous RAF fighter stations of WW2 and is driven by a female WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) driver.
    Planned Production Run: Just 250 vehicles
  • RAF016 — Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1
    A superbly detailed model of R.J. Mitchell’s magnificent fighter aircraft. Although twice as many Hawker Hurricanes actually fought in the Battle it was the nimble and graceful Spitfire that captured the British public’s attention… and heart.
    Our K&C “Spit” is in the personal markings of Flight Lieutenant Alan “AL” Deere, a young New Zealander, flying with 54 Squadron during the Battle. Al Deere, who went on to complete a long and distinguished career in the Royal Air force, shot down 12 enemy aircraft between May and September 1940.
    His Spitfire Mk.1, complete with smoke stains from the gun ports and engine exhausts makes a worthy companion to our earlier released Hawker Hurricanes.
    Planned Production Run: 750 models
  • RAF018 — WAAF Officer
    All the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel played a vital ground support role during the Battle and long afterwards. Our Section Officer points skywards at a flight of aircraft passing overhead.
  • RAF019 — WAAF Sergeant
    Clipboard in hand this female NCO is on an “inspection tour” of the airfield.
  • RAF020 –Sergeant Pilot George Unwin
    George “Grumpy” Unwin enlisted in the RAF in 1929. In 1935 he was selected for pilot training and was eventually posted to 19 Squadron as a Spitfire pilot. By the end of the Battle of Britain he was credited with 14 enemy aircraft.
    He was commissioned in 1941 and survived the war. He died in 2006.
  • RAF021 –Sergeant Pilot Antoni Glowacki”
    Toni Glowacki was a Free Polish Air Force pilot who shot down 5 German aircraft on one day (24 August 1940) during the Battle of Britain. After the fall of Poland he eventually reached Britain and, after flight training, joined the RAF’s 501 “County of Gloucester” Squadron flying Hurricanes. Only one other RAF pilot, New Zealander Brian Carbury gained this “Ace-in-a-day” status during the Battle.
  • RAF022 “Flying Officer Andy Mamedoff
    Andy Mamedoff was one of the first American pilots to fly with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain. Initially Mamedoff came to Europe to fly for Finland during their winter war against Russia in 1940. Arriving too late for that war he joined the French Air Force towards the end of the Battle of France.
    When France fell he and 2 other Americans journeyed to Britain to join the RAF. He was one of the founding members of No. 71 “Eagle” Squadron in September 1940. He was killed in October 1941.
  • RAF023 — Flying Officer John “Pancho” Villa
    “Pancho” flew with 72 Squadron throughout the Battle and shot down 7 enemy aircraft during it. In August 1941 he was promoted to command 65 Squadron RAF… he flew until 1943 by which time his score stood at 15.
  • RAF024 — RAF Policeman
    An airfield security corporal on guard
    duty, somewhere in England, summer 1940.
  • RAF025 — RAF Kneeling Armourer
    This armourer, festooned with belts of .303 ammunition, for the guns of a Hurricane or Spitfire.

SPECIAL NOTE: Look out for another RAF Airfield vehicle in, September’s release schedule.

Royal Airforce

King & Country – American Revolution New Releases – In Stock Now!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Royal Welch Fusiliers

During the America Revolution this regiment saw action in virtually every major campaign (except Burgoyne’s). It fought from Lexington and Concord in 1775, through to Yorktown in 1781. The 23rd Foot was widely recognized as one of the premier British regiments and a fine choice for a new K&C Revolutionary War release.

  • BR075 — RWF Officer with Gloves
    A senior of the Regiment, very cool and calm (as British senior officers invariably are) prepares for battle!
  • BR076 — RWF Officer Saluting”
    A junior officer reports to his superior that the men are “standing to” and ready for action.
  • BR077 — Fusilier Presenting Arms
    Fusilier in a “classic” pose.
  • BR078 — Fusilier Making Ready
  • BR079 — Fusilier Standing Firing
  • BR080 — Fusilier Kneeling Firing
  • BR081 — Fusilier Kneeling Ready
  • BR082 — RWF Officer with King’s Colour
    A standing Fusilier Ensign holding the great Union Standard (Jack) that is the King’s Colour

American Revolution

Figarti –New August Releases – Iraq War – In Stock Now!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Iraq War – Based On The Movie “The Hurt Locker”

New announcement, expected to arrive late August. All pieces are limited to 100 worldwide. Scale 1:32.

Iraq War

Figarti

Figarti New Releases For September – WWII British

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Scheduled for September we have 3 new releases for WWII Collectors.

  • ETA-026 — British AEC Matador Artillery Tractor
  • ETA-028 — British 5.5″ gun Mk. II
  • ETA-032 — British Churchill AVRE

WWII – British

Figarti