Archive for June, 2011

John Jenkins Sudan War Releases – July 2011

Friday, June 24th, 2011

THE FIRST SUDAN WAR 1884-1885

For those “restless natives” waiting for opponents to the Gordons’ to be released. The first set of Mahdists will be released next month.
To wet your appetite, here is a picture of the prototypes for the upcoming Beja Warriors!… and the first of the Royal Marine Light Infantry.

But for now….

  • SRN-004 — British Naval Brigade, 2 Figures Defending

First Sudan War 1884 – 1885

John Jenkins French & Indian Wars Release – July 2011

Friday, June 24th, 2011

BATTLE Of FORT CARILLON, TICONDEROGA, 8th JULY 1758

  • TIC-026 — 42nd Regiment of Foot, Grenadier Standing Firing.

Battle of Fort Carillon

John Jenkins – Knights of The Skies – July Releases

Friday, June 24th, 2011

MODEL FORD T AMBULANCE 1918

The Ford T was not only the first car to be massed produced but was also one of the first vehicles whose chassis was to serve as the basis of numerous specialized vehicles.

This ambulance was used by British, American and French forces. Ford manufactured more than 2,400 Ambulance bodies through the course of the war. The chassis was shipped in a wooden crate, which was then used to create the rear body of the ambulance. The light weight of the Ambulance made it well suited for use on the muddy and shell torn roads in forward combat areas. If stuck in a hole, a group of soldiers could lift one out without too much difficulty.

The vehicle could carry 3 stretchers or 4 seated patients as well as two more in front with the driver. The model was well liked by the drivers and was affectionately nicknamed “Tin Lizzie”.
Red Cross volunteer drivers including writer Ernest Hemingway, and cartoonist Walt Disney, drove the Model T Ambulance during WW1.

  • BGC-001 — Ford T Ambulance 1918

Donald Roderick Maclaren (28 May 1893 – 4 July 1988)

Donald Roderick MacLaren DSO, MC & Bar, DFC (28 May 1893 – 4 July 1988) was credited with 54 victories and, after the war, helped found the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Maclaren joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1917and did his initial training at Camp Borden in Ontario, with further training in England. On 23 November 1917, he was sent to France where he joined No. 46 Squadron.

His first air combat was in February 1918, where MacLaren successfully shot down a German fighter ‘out of control’.

He was awarded the Military Cross for a sortie on 21 March 1918 in which he destroyed a railway gun with his bombs, then shot down a balloon and two German LVG two-seaters.
In September, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

When the squadron commander was killed in a crash later in the year, MacLaren was given command. In late October, MacLaren, who had escaped injury in combat, broke his leg during a friendly wrestling match with another member of his squadron. He was sent back to England on 6 November and was in the hospital when the Armistice was announced. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership of the squadron in the last months of the war.

MacLaren finished the war with a Military Cross and bar, a Distinguished Flying Cross and the DSO. He was also awarded the French Legion of Honour and Croix de guerre.
It should be noted that his first dogfight wasn’t until February 1918 and that he scored all his victories in only nine months.

Lieutenant Josef Karl Peter Jacobs (1894-1978)

Lieutenant Josef Karl Peter Jacobs (1894-1978) was one of Germany’s leading air aces of the First World War, with 48 enemy aircraft and observation balloon ‘kills’ to his credit.

Born on 15 May 1894 in the Rhineland, Jacobs’ interest in aircraft technology led him to enrol in flight school at the age of 18 in 1912. Thus, when war broke out in Europe two years later he promptly signed up with the German Army’s air service, receiving a posting to FEA9 for training as a military pilot.
Having duly completed his military training Jacobs served for a year as a long-range reconnaissance pilot over Allied lines until, in 1916, he was posted to Fokker Staffel West, flying (as the name implies) Fokker E IIIs (he eventually became a leading exponent of Fokker Triplanes). His first ‘kill’, a French Caudron, was downed in February 1916 but remained unconfirmed for lack of an independent witness.

In October 1916 Jacobs was attached to Jasta 22 at the request of its commander, Erich Honemanns, an old friend, where he initially taught as an instructor until January 1917. In June that year he assumed command of Fighter Squadron 7. After reaching 24 victories Jacobs was awarded the prestigious Pour le Merite;
With his aircraft painted black, Jacobs’ remained instantly recognisable to enemy Allied airmen. His total for the war eventually reached 48 aircraft and balloons.

After the armistice Jacobs continued to serve in the Baltic against communist forces. He died in 1978.

  • ACE-003P — Lieutenant Josef Karl Peter Jacobs



Knights Of The Skies – WWI

New Century Wings Now In Stock!

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

New In Stock!

The following new arrivals have just landed.

  • CW601499 –USN VF-162 Hunters, AH200, USS Oriskany, Vietnam, 1966
  • CW630208 — A-6E Intruder – USMC VMA(AW)-121 Green Knights, VK10, MCAS Iwakuni,
    Japan, 1977
  • CW778979 — A-6E Intruder – USN VA-115 Eagles, NF500, USS Independence, Yuugiri
    Shoot-down, June 4th 1996
  • CW782945 — A-7E Corsair II – “NF301,” VA-93 “Ravens,” USS Midway, 1981
  • CW782969 — A-7E Corsair II – USN VA-72 Blue Hawks, AC400, CAG, USS John F.
    Kennedy, Desert Storm Homecoming, 1991
  • CW782983 — F-14A Tomcat – “Fast Eagle 107,” VF-41 “Black Aces,” USS Nimitz,
    1981
  • CW910720 — Lockheed YF-12C Blackbird – NASA, 60-6937, Edwards AFB, CA, 1971
  • CW910935 — F-14B Tomcat – “AF100,” VF-143 “Pukin’ Dogs,” 2005>

Century Wings

New Hobby Master In Stock

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

New In Stock
Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:72 Scale.

  • HA2906 — A-1J Skyraider – Lt. Dieter Dengler, VA-145 “Swordsmen,” USS Ranger,
    1966

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:72 & 1:32 Scale.

Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:48 Scale.

  • HA8001 – Hawker Fury I Sqn Leader R H Hanmer, RAF No. 43 Sqn “Fighting Cocks”
    K1930 1932
  • HA7711 – North American Aviation P-51D Mustang 352nd FG, 487th FS “PETIE 2nd”


Air Power Collection (Propeller Powered) – 1:48 Scale.

Modern Air Power Collection

  • HA3104 — F-102A Delta Dagger – 525th FIS “The Fighting Bulldogs,” RAF
    Wethersfield, 1961
  • HA2610 – Harrier GR.9 RAF 1 Sqn disbandment scheme “ZG477”
  • HA2611 – Harrier GR.9 RAF No. 4 Sqn disbandment scheme “ZG858”
  • HA2612 – Harrier GR.9 800 NAS disbandment scheme “ZD351”
  • HA1960 — F-4B Phantom II – VF-111 “Sundowners,” USS Coral Sea, 1972

Modern Air Power Collection

Ground Power Collection

  • HG4801 – UK Bedford QL Aircraft Refueler
  • HG4207 — Willys MB Jeep with M3A1 Anti-Tank Gun – 95th AFAB, 5th Armored
    Division, Normandy, 1944
  • HG4208 — Willys MB Jeep – 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 7th Armored Division,
    Belgium, 1945
  • HG3111 — Cromwell Mk.IV – 1st Czechoslovak Independent Armoured Brigade,
    Dunkirk, 1945

Ground Power Collection


Hobby Master

Collectors Showcase – New Annoucements For July

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Just announced, new Romans, the Wittmann Tiger I and Napoleonic French Carabiniers as well as a great M8 Greyhound.

To view, visit our
What’s New Collectors Showcase Page.

Romans

Romans

Napleonic French Carabiniers

  • CS00496 — French Carabinier In Pursuit
  • CS00497 — French Carabinier Slashing
  • CS00498 — French Carabinier Bugler
  • CS00499 — French Carabinier Shooting
  • CS00500 — French Carabinier Flagbearer
  • CS00501 — French Carabinier Officer
  • CS00502 — French Carabinier Wounded
  • CS00503 — French Carabinier Attacking
  • CS00496_CS00503 — French Carabinier Collection (Sets CS00496 – CS00503)

Napleonic French Carabiniers

WWII Wittmann Tiger I and Winter Tiger

German WWII

American Greyhound M8

American Forces WWII

Thomas Gunn – New German Cavalry

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Thomas Gunn has announced a limited edition set of German Cavalry and they are going fast. The Winter ones he made 200 and the Spring Ones only 100.

If you have any interest in these snap them up while you can as once they sell out they be a very expensive buy on EBay.

Thomas Gunn

Figarti New Releases – August 2011

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

German Forces

F30 German Collection

German Railroad

F30 German Railroad