September 2009
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Missed the August 2009 Newsletter, view it here!

To all subscribers welcome to the pre Chicago Sierra Toy Soldier News, written a very warm and sticky September day. The next two months are the height of the Fire Season here in Northern California. When there’s a fire close by, you can come out some mornings and find a thin layer of ash all over your car. Luckily we are not down in Southern California where they are getting the worst of it this time. It is around about now we all hope for an early rainy season. Not much chance of that.

This is a crazy month for us here. We have a TV crew from Channel 4 and Best of the Bay coming to film a spot. The kilted brothers, Andy and Gordon Neilson from King and Country arriving for the Open House. And we have the Chicago Toy Soldier Show. If you ever want to have a day off, do not elect to start your own business. It may be great fun, but there is no such thing as time off. Please check out our events section for the latest updates.

We are also now also on Face Book, where you can see more pictures of our store and the story of our move. Once you’ve logged into your Face book account, just type in Sierra Toy Soldier.

This month we have lots of exciting news from Britain’s, King and Country, John Jenkins, Frontline, Airfix, Corgi, Hobby Master and a few more.

We hope you enjoy the new releases, and hope you will visit soon.

Events

Events

King and Country Open House - Saturday September 19, 2009 - Los Gatos, CA

We are hosting our 2nd annual King and Country open house in advance of the Chicago toy Soldier Show. Attending will be Andy, plus Gordon (his brother), Helen and Patrick. This is an all day event starting at 10.00am. Everyone is welcome, drop by at your leisure.

King and Country Open House Dinner - Saturday September 19, 2009 - Los Gatos, CA

At 7.00pm on September 19th, after the store closes, we are having a dinner in Los Gatos. This is a very informal affair.

This is a reservation only evening event as we are will need to pre book a restaurant. Last time everyone was responsible for buying their own dinner, depending on final numbers we will see if we can do this again, or if we need to do it buffet style. Please reserve as soon as possible, and when we know the final numbers we will contact you with final arrangements. sales@sierratoysoldier.com - subject K&C Open House Dinner.

Chicago Toy Soldier Show September 25 - 27.

We will be room trading on Thursday the 24th. We are hoping that we will have the same rooms as last year, 4203 and 4205. The room trading which is a ton of fun lasts until the Saturday night. Then we move down to the main ballroom, for the main event on Sunday.

Let us know if there is anything you might like to see, and we will make sure to include it in our shipment. It will take some of the guesswork out of packing.

If you would like details, please contact us at sales@sierratoysoldier.com - subject Chicago Show.

King & Country Dinner @ The Chicago OTSN toy soldier show on Friday September 25.

Sierra Toy Soldier Company has hosted a King & Country event for the past five years. We typically do this twice a year, one at the West Coaster and Chicago. The Chicago event which we co-sponsor with two other sponsors has grown and, it includes dinner, a talk from King & Country co-founder and creative director Andy Neilson, and a special figure exclusive to the dinner. The event starts at 7.00pm on Friday 25th.

This year we have a new venue, the Weber Grill restaurant, which is closer to the Hyatt. Collectors will need to reserve their place in advance by purchasing an admission ticket so that we can plan for the proper number of people, and no one is left out. Space is limited so please reserve early. This year the admission price is $30.00, payable in advance. To order just contact us at sales@sierratoysoldier.com - subject ticket.

We will have both a Kids Menu and a Vegetarian Menu available, please let us know in advance if you have a preference.

This is a great chance to mingle with fellow collectors and meet the K & C team. This is a terrific event for those of you planning to attend the show.

Myszka, and I, look forward to seeing you at this fun and tasty event.

Sierra Toy Soldier Club
Events
Britain's
King and Country
New Announcement!
King and Country
John Jenkins
Frontline Figures
Honour Bound
Build-a-Rama
Airfix
Corgi
Hobby Master
Britain Retirements
King and Country
Retirements

Retail Store

We are open Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 6.00pm. Sundays 12.00 - 5.00pm

Just a reminder for those of you living in Northern California, or perhaps just visiting, that our retail store dedicated to toy soldiers is now open 7 days a week. The store is located at 29 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, California 95030. (408) 395 3000 www.sierratoysoldier.com

 

Sierra Toy Soldier Club - Update

What is the Sierra Nugget 2009 Program? It is simply a thank you program, where each year your purchases from January to December will qualify you for automatic membership, when you exceed $500 excluding shipping and taxes. There are no fees or sign up required, and all our customers qualify. When you reach this first milestone we email you a certificate (Nugget) which you can use. Then as you continue to buy more, when additional milestones are met during the year, we will send you additional nuggets.

Britain's

William Britain's

News from Britain’s.

Richard Walker Britain’s General Manager, has told us that there will be many new releases coming in from September onwards. So your long and patient wait will at last be rewarded.

In stock now!

Bluecoats

  • BR43070 -- The New Jersey Regiment "Jersey Blues", 1755

Bluecoats

French & Indian Wars

  • BR43147 -- French Canadian Private - franches de la Marine - 1754-1763

French & Indian Wars

Napoleonic

  • BR36028 -- British 42nd (Black Watch) Highlander Standing Reaching for Cartridge #1

Napoleonic

Museum Collection

  • BR10014 -- Black Watch Highlander – 2006

Museum Collection

Redcoats

  • BR44022 -- Victorian Era Sentry Box
  • BR44023 -- Georgian Era Sentry Box

Redcoats

Arriving this week

Napoleonic

  • BR36022 – British 42nd (Black Watch) Highlander Kneeling Defending with Bayonet #1– This position would appear to be one of the most unenviable ones in a square – kneeling down in the front rank with cavalry four times your height rushing at you – god bless them!
  • BR36026 – British 42nd (Black Watch) Highlander Attacking with Bayonet #1 – This Highlander is making an attempt to discourage a French Lancer who has gotten far too close for comfort. Which one will win out – the bayonet or the lance?
  • BR36029 – British 42nd (Black Watch) Highlander Kneeling Priming Pan #1 – 1 Piece Set in Window Box – Steady, steady…

Napoleonic

You can also visit our Britain’s What’s New sections at your leisure, by visiting Britain’s What’s New.

Retirements

Britain's have announced a huge bunch of retirements. We have updated our retirement pages, so hopefully we have not missed any.  Please check out our Britain's Retirement pages for updates.

Britain's Retirements

King & Country

King and Country September Releases

“ROMMEL’S REINFORCEMENTS” - Arriving This Week!

Over the coming months K&C will be releasing quite a few new AFRIKA KORPS sets to build up the Axis forces in North Africa. Starting with these two.

  • AK050  -- “Panzer III Tank” - A brand-new version of a now-retired, early AK release. This model has lots of extra detail, a great sand-weathered paint finish and comes with a half-body crew figure in the turret. It is in the marking of 15th Pz. Division.
  • AK051 -- “Afrika Korps Guardbox Special” - A neat little set of a typical German Sentry box and another all-new sculpt, a standing guard with rifle slung. Perfect to protect lonely desert airfields and other AK installations.

Afrika Korp

BERLIN’38 - Arriving This Week!

When K&C retired our veteran LAH Parade figures recently we already had these new versions in the works. Six LAH restyled and re-sculpted officers and men, complete with marching-style back packs to fill out the ranks of any BERLIN’38 collection.

  • LAH103  -- “Nazi Eagle on Plinth” - In cities like Munich, Nuremburg and, of course, Berlin, street architecture was utilized by the Nazis to help “frame” their displays and rallies.
    A pair of typical “Germanic” eagles in Golden/Brass color surmount simple but elegant stone columns. Dimensions: Height: 8.5 inches (21.5cm) Base: 1.8 Inches (4.4cm) x 1.5 inches (3.8cm).
  • LAH113  -- “LAH Officer At Attention”
  • LAH114  -- “LAH Marching w/ Sword”
  • LAH115 --  “LAH Presenting Arms”
  • LAH116 --  “LAH Marching w/ Rifle”
  • LAH117 --  “At Ease”
  • LAH118 --  “At Attention”

Berlin 1938

Italian Forces - Arriving This Week!

From pre-war Nazi Germany we travel through the Alps to Mussolini’s Fascist Italy.

This new series echoes K&C’s “BERLIN’38” and begins with a modest release of eight figures accompanied fighting vehicle. Although this first release is mostly parade, with inclusion of a small armored assault gun points out that K&C will not confine our Italian forces to solely a “parade” role in any collection.

  • IF001 --  “Mounted Mussolini” - The Italian Dictator in a familiar role as “First Corporal” of the Fascist State. “Il Duce” wears a beautifully tailored gray/green uniform and sits proudly on one of his favorite steeds saluting the troops.
    Special Note: A standing saluting Mussolini is also in the works for later release.
  • IF002 --  “Consul General of the Chaplain’s Dept.” - The Church played an ambivalent role in Fascist politics. Some of the hierarchy were only too happy to join any movement that would combat the Communist and Socialist opposition. Our figure portrays a senior churchman giving the Fascist salute.
  • IF003 --  “Marching Officer” - IF004 “Marching Standard Bearer” - The Fascists borrowed many design features for their badges, banners and flags from Imperial Rome, as we can see here.
  • IF004 -- Italian Forces, Marching Flagbearer
  • IF005 --  “Marching Rifleman” - This soldier is wearing “mixed rig”, typical of Italian Forces in both the war in Ethiopia in 1936 and North Africa. It was quite usual to see the gray/green jacket worn with the lightweight Khaki trousers and gray/green leggings. The Italian sun helmet was also widely worn by all ranks.
  • IF006 --  “At Attention Bugler”
  • IF007 --  “At Ease Soldier” - This particular pose is very Italian, relaxed but ready!
  • IF008 --  “Officer with Map” - A senior officer (a Colonel) in all gray/green uniform, black shirt and ski cap consulting his map.
  • IF009 --  “Semovente M40-75/18” - A neat little, self propelled gun in action somewhere in North Africa between 1940 and 1943. Two-tone desert camouflage and sitting commander, note the captured Bren Gun replacing the Italian Light Machine Gun.

SPECIAL NOTE: More Italian Forces, including action pieces, are already in the works for release in 2010.

Italian Forces

“THE KNIGHTS OF THE TEMPLE”

It’s a gigantic historical leap from Mussolini’s Fascist Forces back in time to Medieval Knights but we’ll make it anyway.

Templar Knights belonged to a holy military order, founded in 1120 to protect pilgrims making their way to and through The Holy Land. Taking lifelong vows of chastity, poverty and obedience they were famous for their fighting skills and battlefield prowess. Knights journeyed from all over Western Europe to join the order and for almost 200 years they were a powerful force throughout the period of The Crusades.

  • MK062 --  “Sir Arthur De Mountford” - An Anglo/ Norman knight from the mid 12th. Century.
  • MK063 --  “Wounded Templar Set” - One “Templar” supports a seriously wounded other.
  • MK064 --  “Standing Saracen Archer”
  • MK065 --  “Mounted Charging Saracen with Sword”
  • MK066  -- “Mounted Templar with Banner”
  • MK067 --  “Crusader Archer Set”
  • MK068 --  “Fighting Priest with Axe” - Not all Medieval clerics believed in “turning the other cheek!”
  • MK069 --  “Standing Man-at-Arms” - A Scottish soldier on Crusade.
  • MK070 --  “Dressing for Battle” - A knight is made ready for combat assisted by his kneeling squire. On a small nearby table rests his dagger, helmet, a flagon of ale and his shield.
  • MK071 --  “Crusader Tent #1” - An all-new version of a typical medieval tent which K&C produced many years ago.
  • MK072 --  “Templar Grand Master” - Jean de Falaise… ruthless, clever and a devoted Templar.
  • MK073 --  “Templar Standard Bearer” - Duke Thierry de Caen-Bayeux, nephew of the Grand Master and killed at Acre in 1186.
  • MK074 --  “Crusader Tent #2”
  • MK075  -- “Crusader Tent #3”

Medieval Collection

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King and Country October Releases

Royal Air Force

A brand-new series honoring the men of Britain’s Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

This first release primarily focuses on “The Battle of Britain” which was fought in the skies over southern Britain throughout the Summer and into the Autumn of 1940. France had fallen, most of Western Europe was in German hands and the might of Hitler’s Luftwaffe was to descend on a lonely, beleaguered Britain fighting for its life. Hitler knew that if he was to successfully invade the little island Kingdom he had to smash the Hurricanes and Spitfires of the Royal Air Force first. The fate of democracy and what was left of the Free World hung, for those few short months, in the balance. All that stood between the Nazis and their all-too-real threat of world domination was a relative handful of young fighter pilots and just over 50 squadrons of Hawker Hurricanes and Supermarine Spitfires.

Next year, 2010, marks the 70th.Anniversary of one of the major turning points of the Second World War. Journey back with K&C to the dark days of 1940 and this epic aerial battle that defeated Hitler for the very first time.

  • RAF001-- “Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Dowding” -- The head of Fighter Command and the leading architect of the RAF’s victory over the Luftewaffe. K&C’s figure shows him in a typical pose paying a visit to one of his front line squadrons during the Battle.
  • RAF002 -- “Squadron Leader Douglas Bader” -- A flying legend in the RAF. Bader lost both legs in a pre war flying accident but fought to return to operational flying at the outbreak of the war.
    During the Battle he commanded 242 Squadron made up of mostly Canadian pilots. Bader had that fiercely competitive spirit that fills all fighter pilots. He shot down 22 enemy aircraft before being shot down himself in 1941. He spent the rest of the war as a prisoner of war in the infamous Colditz Castle in eastern Germany.
  • RAF003 -- “Flying Officer “Moggy” Cattermole & Reilly” -- One of the leading characters in author Derek Robinson’s “Piece of Cake” novel about the Fall of France and the Battle of Britain. “Moggy” is a “nasty piece of work” but a great fighter pilot! “Reilly” is the squadron mascot.
  • RAF004 --  “Sgt. Pilot Ginger Lacey” -- James “Ginger” Lacey was one of the NCO pilots who made up a quarter of Fighter Command’s strength during the Battle. Just 23 years old he destroyed at least 15 German aircraft (probably more) in the summer of 1940 and survived the War.
  • RAF005 -- “Flight Lieutenant Sandy Johnstone” -- Originally a civilian navigation instructor and part-time pilot with 602 (City of Glasgow) Auxiliary Squadron, Johnson flew Spitfires during the Battle first as a flight Lieutenant before becoming Squadron Leader in July 1940.
  • RAF006 -- “Waiting and Ready!” -- Two RAF pilots on readiness await that jangling phone call that will send them running for their aircraft. A very typical “1940” scene.
  • RAF007 -- “Hawker HURRICANE MK.1” -- One of the two most famous British aircraft that won the Battle of Britain. Less famous than the more graceful Spitfire, the Hurricane carried eight .303 machine guns and could absorb an amazing amount of punishment.
    Twice as many Hurricanes fought in the Battle than Spits and although slower than the enemy 109 it was still very popular with its pilots.
    K&C’s model is in the markings of 501 (County of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force and has 3 “kills” to its credit. Each aircraft has fixed undercarriage, a detachable, sliding canopy and a seated pilot at the controls.
    Special Note: Only 400 models of this particular Hurricane are planned for production.
  • RAF008 -- “RAF Ground Crew Set” -- Without the invaluable help, effort and support of the RAF’s ground crew the Battle of Britain would easily have been lost! Here, 3 Aircraftmen make ready to get another Hurricane or Spitfire back into the air. Set includes a Corporal Armourer and 2 x Leading aircraftmen.
  • RAF009 -- “Flying Officer & Trophy” -- “Keith Sutton”, a New Zealander, with a “souvenir” tail piece from a Me. 110 he shot down.
  • RAF010 -- “MG Sports Car Set” -- Fighter pilots and fast sports cars seem to go well together. Here, a young, rakish Flight Lieutenant sits in his nifty little British racing-green MG Sports Car enjoying a well-earned break from shooting down all those “nasty huns!”

In addition we have three of Bomber command’s best known pilot. All of whom flew with 617 Squadron and took part in the famous “DAMBUSTERS” raid on the great dams of Western Germany in May 1943.

  • RAF011 -- “Wing Commander Guy Gibson V.C.” -- Accompanied by his faithful Black Labrador “Nigger”, Gibson led the raid and was one of Bomber Command’s most experienced pilots at just 24 years old! He was awarded the Victoria Cross for the exploit. Sadly, he was killed on operations over Holland later in the war flying a Mosquito.
  • RAF012 -- “Flight Lieutenant Les Munro” -- One of Gibson’s best Flight Leaders and a New Zealander who volunteered to fly with the RAF. He is one of a handful of survivors still living who took part in the epic raid.
  • RAF013 -- “Flight Lieutenant Harold “Mickey” Martin” -- A great Australian bomber pilot and another of Gibson’s key flight leaders. He survived the war and went on to a long and very successful career in the peacetime RAF eventually becoming an Air Vice Marshal.

SPECIAL NOTE: These are just a few of the great RAF figures, aircraft and diorama accessories K&C has planned, look out for more in the coming months!

Royal Air Force

Battle of the Bulge

From the skies of war torn Europe in 1940 and 1943 to the winter landscape of the Ardennes Forest in December 1944… Every Autumn and Fall you can find K&C preparing to launch their own mini offensive with our latest offerings of German and American troops and fighting vehicles. First here are the enemy.

  • BBG021 -- “Jagdpanzer IV” -- The Jagdpanzer IV was the final development of the tank destroyer on the chassis of a standard tank. Development of this vehicle was championed by General Heinz Guderian when he was Inspector General of Panzer Forces in 1942/43. It was intended to replace STUG III’s and IV’s and first appeared in late 1944. It was used extensively during “The Battle of The Bulge”. This model is typical of one of those attached to the 116th. Panzer Division. A winter-clad tank commander is included.
  • BBG023 -- “Steyr 1500 FunkKraftwagen” -- Radio communications were and are vital to any modern army and in 1944 the German Army was no exception. This great looking little truck was built on the well-proved Steyr 1500 chassis. Here in its original Wehrmacht/factory finish gray it’s got a light frosting of snow as well as a battle-worn dust and mud layer too. Seen inside the cab is a very, very cold driver!
  • BBG024 -- “Attack” -- And doing just that are these 3 “Volksgrenadiers” making an attack on an American position. All are in heavy winter greatcoats with, in two cases, camouflage smocks on top.
  • BBG025 -- “Rifle Support” -- An advancing “Volksgrenadier” shouts a warning as his mate fires a well-aimed round at some retreating GI’s.
  • BBG026 -- “Winter Rifleman” -- A great little single figure character study of a “Volksgrenadier”. Rifle on one shoulder and Panzerfaust on the other, this soldier has seen his fill of war.
  • BBG027 -- “Advancing Rifleman” -- War has to go on however and this other single rifleman is moving stealthily forward on an enemy location.
  • BBG028 -- “Covering Fire” -- Lying on the frozen hard ground of the Ardennes this MG42 gunner provides back up fire support to some of his comrades moving ahead.

Battle of the Bulge

Christmas Releases.

Some of our favorite releases of the year. With last year’s Christmas set of GI’s feeding two little Belgian orphans we neglected to add a Santa Claus. Well now here he is or at least a GI who’s made an effort to dress up as Santa using an old, discarded and beat up greatcoat and a pot of red paint.

  • XM009-01 -- G.I. Santa illustrates just how far some U.S. servicemen would go to bring a smile to some little kid’s face. Our “Christmas Hero” has managed to scrounge, beg, borrow (or steal) a few goodies for the kids and his buddies. He’s even stuck some holly and berries onto his helmet! Even in wartime Christmas is always Christmas!

Traditional Christmas Fun”

From Christmas in 1944 to a little celebration up at the North Pole.

  • XM009-02 -- “Mr. & Mrs. Claus having fun!” All the toys are made, the presents are packed, the elves have gone to bed and Santa’s sled is loaded. He’s about to head off on Christmas Eve and, to celebrate, Mr. & Mrs. Claus enjoy a little jig around the workshop floor.
    There’s a long night ahead but for a brief moment Santa and his Missus can enjoy each other’s happiness. The two-figure set also includes the tall candle stand.

Christmas

Imperial China

  • IC035 -- “The Hunting Set” Here two members of the Emperor’s Bodyguard Regiment are out hunting in the Palace’s own Royal Hunting Grounds. As one guardsman holds aloft his rabbit victim the mounted guardsman is after bigger game, a local deer. All these pieces make a colorful addition to this popular collection.

Imperial China

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King and Country - Retirement News

Totally amazing, only one set is retired this month.

“Normandy 44”

  • WS075 “Summer Commander’s Conference”

View the King & Country Retired page.

John Jenkins

John Jenkins

Battle of the Plains of Abraham, 13th September 1759 -- In Stock Now

September 2009 is the 250th Anniversary of The Battle of The Plains of Abraham, and of course the releases this month are all directly related to the event!

The Quebec city fortifications during the siege of 1759 were reasonably extensive. From 1745 the landward side of the city was enclosed by extensive earthworks, and stone defences designed by Chief Engineer Chaussegros de Lery, part of which included the Saint-Louis Gate.

Montcalm the French commander was mortally wounded while trying to rally his broken army, many prints of the period show him held up in his saddle by his soldiers while he entered Quebec through the Saint-Louis Gate.

  • QBGATE -- ST. Louis Gateway, Quebec City.
    Limited Edition 750.
    Dimensions 7 ½” x 2 ½” x 11 ½”
  • QB-002B -- The Death Of General Wolfe, Lt. Henry Browne and Officer of the Louisbourg Grenadiers.
    Limited Edition 750.
    This extra set that is inspired by the Edward Penny painting “The Death Of Wolfe” depicts two British officers from the Louisbourg Grenadiers, which are based on the two figures in the background of the painting. According to several sources the officer running, bringing news of victory, is Lieutenant Henry Browne.
  • QB-021 -- 2 Line Infantry Firing, Bare Headed. Limited Edition 750
  • QB-022 -- 2 Line Infantry Firing, with full kit. Limited Edition 750
  • QB-023 -- 2 Line Infantry, wounded. Limited Edition 750

Battle of The Plains of Abraham

New Announcements
Collectors Club

John Jenkins just announced the start of a Collectors Club. The Collectors' club is an opportunity for the collectors of John Jenkins Figures, to purchase special sets which will be only available to members.

The first piece which will be available this September as the JJD MEMBERSHIP FIGURE 2009, it will also be an interesting personality piece for collectors of "The Raid On St. Francis" series. The figure could also be used as an officer in the Virginia Provincial Regiment, and added to Monongahela displays.

JJCLUB-2009 -- LT. JENKINS of The Provincials

To be a member all one has to do is purchase the Collectors club figure. Your membership will be managed by the Sierra Toy Soldier Company, so you do not miss out.

John has also announced the first of his special club sets, these are only going to be available to members only. These will be available on a pre-order basis, and will only be supplied to members that have pre-ordered them. We will not be stocking this item. The pre-order period for this set ends on October 31, 2009!

JJ DESIGNS COLLECTORS' CLUB SET #1 -- Colonel Sir Peter Halkett and Son

For full details of the new Collectors Club, please visit our Collectors Club Page.

You are welcome to order online, or if it is easier just let us know and we will reserve a membership figure and / or a special set if you are interested. If you have already joined, thank you.

Collectors Club

New October Releases
Christmas Set from the Raid on St Francis

Meanwhile back at the British Camp, celebrations have started early for Christmas!

For soldiers cooped up in the isolated garrison forts in the wilderness there was little to do in the off-duty hours but eat, sleep, gamble and drink! New England Rum, popularly known as “Killdevil”, was issued daily to the men. A gill or quarter pint was the authorized ration, but men could earn an extra gill in lieu of money for extra duties such as road building or fort construction. Also in some cases after returning from strenuous patrols or successful expeditions. Enterprising soldiers could always find extra drink somewhere.

At Quebec in the winter months it was a serious problem. “Liquors were extremely scarce, and when men could procure them, they generally drank to excess, it was no uncommon thing in the morning, to find several men frozen to death, from the above cause.”

  • RRB-001X -- Merry Grenadiers! - Limited Edition 500

Raid on St Francis

Battle on Snowshoes, 1758

The casualty numbers for the French and Indian losses during the battle on Snowshoes have been somewhat elusive.

The numbers entered by Captain D’Hebecourt in his post battle report state that there were 8 indians killed, 17 wounded, and only 3 Canadians wounded. (Information gathered a few months later from French prisoners revealed that the Indians alone had lost 27 killed and wounded).

  • SF-006 -- French Militia Wounded - 2 figures - Limited Edition 350

Battle on Snowshoes

Jacobite Rebellion 1745

More charging Highlanders are available this month, which will add to the swirling mass of colour and action.

  • JR-003 -- Charging Highlanders Set #2 - Limited Edition 500

Jacobite Rebellion

Battle of Chippawa, 5th July 1814

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”

  • BCH-008 -- 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots) Officer with Kings Colours - Limited Edition 500

Battle of Chippawa

Battle of the Plains of Abraham 13th September 1759

This set has already been shipped as the September release, as a mistake instead of QB-24 The Wounded Line Infantry

  • QB-023 -- 28th Regiment of Foot, Sergeant and Corporal - Limited Edition 750

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

Raid on St Francis

The first and largest of two Longhouses for the Woodland Indian Village. Longhouses were homes used by the Iroquois tribes. The Iroquois were farming people who lived in permanent villages. They were built in a similar way to wigwams, with pole frames and elm bark covering. The main difference is that the longhouses were much larger, but the size did vary, and could be good homes for as many as twenty families.

  • LONGHOUSE (Large) -- Longhouse Dimensions 11 1/8”x 5” x 5 ¼”
    Please note this is the first and largest of two longhouses that will be available. The second and smaller Longhouse will be released in December 2009

Raid on St Francis

Airfix

Airfix

New Arrivals
Aircraft Model Kit

Airfix is the oldest UK manufacturer of scale plastic model kits and has been producing kits for the mass market since 1952.

Airfix introduced this year 2 new ranges "Starter Set and Gift Set". These are ideal for your childs first model kit and then allows them to easily move to the 2nd or 3rd model. Designed to be built by themselves, but some of Dad's help, could be useful.

Each set is complete with paint, glue and brushes, and is ready to go.

  • A50040 - Eurofighter Typhoon & Spitfire Scale 1:72
  • A50041 - F-15E Strike Eagle / P-51D Mustang Scale 1:72
  • A50043 - McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet Scale 1:72
  • A50068 - Dogfight Double Mosquito & Me262 Scale 1:72
  • A50077 - Spitfire Mk1a
  • A50078 - P-40 Kittyhawk
  • A50079 - Hawker Typhoon
  • A50080 - Red Arrow Gnat
  • A50081 - Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter
  • A50082 - Focke Wulf Fw 190D

Aircraft Model Kit

Model Figures

Airfix many years ago introduced the most marvelous 1:32 scale plastic figures, of which I had many.

This year they have re-introduced these figures in Kit Form, allowing you to decide the position and poses, still made in high quality plastic. They require assembly, it is very easy and if you wish painting. Ideal for 8 years+

Scale 1:32 / 54mm

  • A03581 - Afrika Korps, Multipose Figures Scale 1:32 - Unpainted
  • A03583 - US Marines, Multipose Figures Scale 1:32 - Unpainted
  • A03586 - US Infantry Normandy, Multipose Figures Scale 1:32 - Unpainted

Model Figures

Airfix

New Announcements!

Frontline

Just announced a whole host of new releases for the French and Indian Wars. This should be available late September / October. We often get asked if Frontline Figures will work with John Jenkins and vice versa, the answer is yes. In our opinion the work very well together.

French and Indian Wars ,

BRITISH 35th REGIMENT OF FOOT - PLAINS OF ABRAHAM AT QUEBEC

  • HMA.1. -- French Officer with Color fighting British Officer
  • HMA.2 -- Wounded British officer and dead French man
  • HMA.3. -- Grenadier and French man fighting, set 1.

Fusiliers.

  • IHMA.1 -- 2 Standing firing, 2 loading.
  • IHMA.2 -- 2 Marching 2 advancing.
  • IHMA.3 -- Officer with Kings Colour and N.C.O.
  • IHMA.4 -- Officer with Regimental colour and N.C.O.
  • IHMA.5 -- Officer and Drummer.
  • IHMA.6 -- 2 Kneeling firing, 1 loading.

Grenadiers.

  • IBG.1 -- 2 Standing firing, 2 loading.
  • IBG.2 -- 2 Marching 2 advancing.
  • IBG.3 -- Officer and Drummer.
  • IBG.4 -- 2 Kneeling firing, 1 loading.
  • IBG.5 -- 1 Throwing and 1 priming grenades

British Artillery.

  • BGG.2 -- 6 lb Cannon, with 3 crew moving cannon.

French Artillery.

  • FGG.2 -- 4 lb Cannon, with 3 crew moving cannon.

Frontline

Honour Bound

New Announcement Expected in September.

  • HB043 -- Italian Folgore Parachute Brigade
  • HB044 -- Hermann Goering Division, Tunisia, 1942

Honour Bound

Build-a-Rama

Build-a-Rama

New Announcement

Just announced some teriffic new terrain mats that look tremendous.

  • Brama197 - Beach Mat #1 (24" x12") w/ Water
  • Brama198 - Beach Mat #2 (24" x12") w/ Water
  • Brama199 - Grass Mat w/ River "1A" (24" x12")

  • Brama200 - Grass Mat w/ River "1B" (24" x12")

  • Brama201 - Grass Mat - High Green w/ Swamp (24" x12")
  • Brama202 - Grass Mat - Med Green w/ Stream (24" x12")
  • Brama203 - Snow Mat - w/ Road (24" x12")

Build-a Rama

Aircraft News

Corgi

World War I

  • AA38103 - Sopwith Camel B6299 - No 10 Naval Squadron Feat. Flt. Lt. N.M.MacGregor, Tetegham 1917
  • AA38104 - Sopwith Camel – No. 43 Sqn Capt Henry Winslow Woollett, Spring 1918

World War I

WWII

  • AA32017 - Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIB - W9220
  • AA38201 - Douglas C-47A Skytrain, USAF 86th Air Base Group, Neubiberg, Germany, October 1948
  • AA38203 - Douglas C-47 Dakota MK.III, 271 Sqn. RAF Flt. Lt. D.S.A. Lord VC, Arnhem 1944
  • AA38701 - Spitfire Mk XIV – 91 Sqn RAF, Flt Lt H.D. Johnson, West Malling, July 1944
  • AA38702 - Spitfire PR.XIX, PM631, RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, Lincs. 2009
  • US34016 - B24J – 180-CO Liberator 44-40759 "Shack Bunny", 867th Bombardment Squadron
  • US32112 - Messerschmitt Bf 109E Luftwaffe I./LG, Herbert Ihlefeld

WWII

Modern Fighter Aircraft

  • AA35411 - SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1, XX116, No.16 (Reserve) Squadron, RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, 1994

  • AA38005 - Fairchild A-10A ‘Warthog’ USAF 57th TTW, Nellis AFB, Nevada – ‘JAWS’, 1977

Modern Fighter Aircraft

Helicopters

  • AA34210 - Chinook HC.2 No. 27 Sqn., Afghanistan 2007

Helicopters

Corgi

Hobby Master

In Stock Now
Air Power

  • HA1214 - TBF-1 Avenger - VT-8, Battle of Midway, June, 1942
  • HA1910 - F-4E Phantom II - U.S. Air Force "Thunderbirds"
  • HA2005 - Nakajima B5N1 "Kate" - Aircraft Carrier Zuiho Flying Group, February 1942
  • HA2304 - Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIf - Sqn. Leader J. H. Etherton, No. 176 Squadron
  • HA7402 - Fw 190F-8 - I./SG 2, Hungary, 1945 1:48 Scale

Air Power

Ground Power

  • HG3107 - Cromwell Mk.IV - Brig. Stanislaw Maczek, Commander 1st Polish Armoured
  • HG3108 - Cromwell Mk.IV with 95mm Howitzer - 22nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured
  • HG3310 - T-55 Czech Armed Forces
  • HG3903 - Opel Blitz Cargo Truck - 21st Panzer Division, North Africa, 1942

Ground Power

Air Power

Airlines

  • HL1003 - L-188 Electra - Qantas Airways

Airlines

Hobby Master

Very best regards from Mike & Myszka Hall and the Sierra Toy Soldier team - Aaron, Andrew, Ann, Barbara, Gary, Michael (the Kilted Vampire), Nick, Stephanie and Suzie.

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