Archive for March, 2011

JJ DESIGNS COLLECTORS’ CLUB SET#08

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

STATUS – Pre Order Period Ends May 18th

Stewart was a native of Scotland who fought and was wounded at the Battle of Great Meadows in July, 1754. He was promoted to captain in the Virginia forces on November 1st, 1754. Stewart commanded the troop of Virginia light horse on Braddock’s expedition. His unit served as escort for General Braddock and fought at the Battle on The Monongahela.

During the Battle he had two horses shot out from under him and his sword and scabbard were shot away. He was one of only five members of a 29 man unit that survived the battle, suffering only a slight injury when one bullet creased his brow and another his forehead.

  • JJCLUB-SET#8 — Battle On The Monongahela 1755 -Captain Rober Stewart, with
    Wounded Horse, Virginia Light Horse

Battle of Monongahela, 1755

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JJ DESIGNS COLLECTORS’ CLUB SET#07

Saturday, March 26th, 2011


PRE-ORDER PERIOD ENDS March 31st

Red Jacket (known as Otetiani in his youth and Sagoyewatha after 1780) (c. 1750–January 20, 1830) was a Native American Seneca orator and chief of the Wolf clan

Red Jacket was one of the leaders of the native force that served with Porter’s Third Brigade during the campaign of 1814. At Chippawa, the native warriors of both sides fought a violent battle in which no quarter was asked and none was given.

Red Jacket took this name, from a highly embroidered coat given to him by the British for his wartime services.

The Senecas took the British side during the American Revolution, a costly mistake, since their ally ultimately lost.

In the War of 1812, Red Jacket supported the American side.

Red Jacket became famous as an orator, speaking for the rights of his people. He played a prominent role in negotiations with the new federal government. In 1792 he was heading a delegation of 50 people to Philadelphia where president George Washington presented him with a special “peace medal”, a large oval silver plate showing an image of Washington on the right hand side shaking his hand engraved upon it, below the inscription “George Washington”, “Red Jacket”, and “1792”. Red Jacket wore this medal on his chest in every portrait painted of him. (The medal survives today in the collection of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.)

  • JJCLUB-SET#7 — The Battle of Chippawa, 5th July 1814 — Red Jacket , Chief of
    the Senecas

Battle of Chippawa

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New French & Indian War Releases – For April 2011!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Battle of Fort Carillon, Ticonderoga fought on July 8, 1758

  • TIC-022 — 42nd Regiment of Foot, 2 Grenadiers Advancing.

Battle of Fort Carillon

Battle of Chippewa – War of 1812
British Artillery Limber

The new artillery tactics of this period relied upon the manoeuvrability of the guns and, of their supply of ammunition. Guns in the front line without ammunition were obviously useless. The British limber was designed to carry a certain amount of ammunition, as opposed to the French system which relied on a separate ammunition caisson.

The British limber was designed to carry 44-66 rounds, as well as entrenching tools, rope, blocks and tackles, and other necessary items.

The limber wheels were also of the same size, and strength as those of the gun carriage, which meant they could be used to replace a broken gun wheel.

  • BCHLIMB — British Limber Complete – (Includes Sets BCHGUN-01, BCHLIMB-01,
    BCHLIMB-02 and 2 x BCHLIMB-03)
  • BCHLIMB-001 — British Limber
  • BCHLIMB-002 — British Limber Horses #1
  • BCHLIMB-003 — British Limber Horses #2

Battle of Chippawa

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

  • QF-023 — Regiment De Languedoc – Officer

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

KNIGHTS OF THE SKIES – New Releases

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Lt. Joseph Jacobs flew this Fokker DR1 450/17 from 28th February 1918, until it was apparently destroyed by Sopwith Camels during an attack on the Jasta 7 aerodrome on 19th October 1918.

The Dr I was Jacob’s favoured mount until October 1918 and he used its manouverability to his advantage, becoming the triplane’s highest scoring ace, with over 30 confirmed victories.

The plane was painted with wide boardered crosses in the usual positions, as well as on the top surface of the bottom wing.

There is very little accurate visual evidence for the image painted on the side of the fuselage. The image has been referred to by Jacob’s wife as the “god of the north wind”, by Jacob himself as “Dark Angel”, and “Devils Head”.

  • ACE-003 — FOKKER DR1 450/17 JASTA 7, MAY 1918, Lt. Josef Jacobs
  • Model Weight 117g
  • SCALE 1/30
  • MODEL DIMENSIONS approx 9 1/2” x 8” x 4”

Picture includes ACE-03P Lt. Joseph Jacobs, estimated availability August 2011

THE RED BARON

Although the ACE-01P set has been released this month, it will not be available until early May.

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), widely known as the Red Baron, is possibly the most widely known fighter pilot of all time. He was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the “Flying Circus”). By 1918 he was regarded as a national hero in Germany, and was very well known by the other side.

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death.

  • ACE-001P — “THE LAST CIGARETTE” – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN (The Red Baron) MORITZ
    and Crew, 21st April 1918

Knights Of The Skies – WWI

WWII 1945 – “Sometime in 1945, somewhere in Germany – In Stock Now!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The war is drawing to its inevitable end…Hitler’s armies are in retreat everywhere and the military situation is going from bad to worse!
The last dwindling supply of reserves is being pushed into the frontline.

  • WS180(SL) — JagdTiger — Weighing over 70tons this “behemoth” of a tank-killer was one of the last gasps of the once mighty German armaments industry. Mounting a massive 128mm gun less than 100 of these heavy metal monsters were actually produced.
    K&C’s battle-weary version comes in a realistic two-colour, late war camouflage and is one of the “Henschel Production” models. It comes with 3 partial crew figures and is the largest, heaviest tank K&C has produced it dwarfs even a King Tiger!

    Just 750 of this special model are being produced.

  • WS181 — Volksturm Old Man — In a desperate attempt to hold off the Allied Armies even this grandfather has been drafted into the “Volksturm”. Still wearing civilian clothes only his army ‘ski cap’, armband and weapons mark him down as a ‘soldier’.
  • WS182 — Volksturm “Off To Battle” — Another ‘old-timer’ marches off, but at least he has a helmet, backpack and a uniform greatcoat!
  • WS183 — Tank Killer — This veteran infantryman carries a bundle of deadly “Panzerfausts” (the cheap but effective German Rocket Propelled Grenade). His job is to help instruct and lead the “odds ‘n’ sods” of the Volksturm.
  • WS184 — Volksturm Heil Hitler — Even at this late desperate stage of the war there were some Germans who still believed in the Fuhrer, another Volksturm “volunteer”, still wearing his SA uniform salutes with one hand while clutching his Panzerfaust in the other.
  • WS185 — Panzerfaust Warriors — The young and the old, a teenager “Hitlerjugend” member takes aim while his much older comrade gingerly “follows suit”.

Special Note: this is just the first part of a double release of Volksturm troop, there’s more coming!

Normandy ’44 – Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht

Medieval Knights – Crusaders – In Stock Now!

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

In February we had a few Crusaders, it’s only fair that in March we have some special opposition on camels for the first time.

  • MK079 — Mounted Camel Archer Firing Down
  • MK080 — Mounted Camel Archer Firing Forward
  • MK081 — Mounted Camel Flagbearer — Superbly detailed and colourfully painted this magnificent flagbearer will have a unique place in any Saracen Collection.
  • MK082 — Mounted Camel Drummer — Another original piece that adds an extra dimension to these warriors of Saladin.

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