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New King & Country March Releases!

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Robin Hood

Two more of the Sherrif of Nottingham’s men that intend to make life miserable for Robin Hood & His Merrie Men… providing that is they can catch them first.
No easy or simple task considering they will have to enter the dark green woods that are Sherwood Forest.

Robin Hood

Life of Jesus

  • LoJ045 Water into Wine – The transformation of water into wine is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
    According to the Gospel, Jesus, his mother and the disciples were attending a wedding feast when the wine ran out… Jesus then ordered the servants to fill large jars with water and then serve some to the Chief Steward of the house where the feast was being held.
    Both the Steward and then the guests remarked on how good this ‘new’ wine was. John in his Gospel says, “Jesus did this, the first of his signs, and it revealed his glory and his disciples believed in him.”
    Our small set shows Jesus instructing a young servant to pour water into the large wine jars.
  • LoJ046 Woman & Baby – A young Jewish woman cradles a baby in her arms.
  • LoJ047 The Crippled Beggar – Poverty and sickness were never far away in The Holy Land at this time as this sitting beggar proves. Holding his bowl out this man asks for alms from a passerby.
  • LoJ048 Woman Carrying Bread – A woman makes her way home from the market carrying a tray of freshly-baked bread.

Life of Jesus

French Imperial Guard

  • NA391 Bicorne Guard Advancing (Shoulder Arms) – About to level his musket at the enemy this bicorne-wearing member of the “Old Guard” steadily marches forward into battle.
  • NA392 Bearskin Guard Advancing – Similar position to the figure above but wearing the famous symbol of the “Old Guard”… the tall, imposing bearskin bonnet.
  • NA395 Bearskin Guard Charging – Musket thrust forward this Grenadier takes the fight to the enemy.
  • NA397 Guard Standing Firing – “Ready… Aim… Fire!”
  • NA412 Mounted Saluting Aide de Camp – The Emperor Napoleon was surrounded by Aide de Camps that he would send at a moment’s notice with dispatches and instructions for his Generals. At the same time they would come back to Headquarters with the latest reports from the commanders in the field.
    This officer salutes as he prepares to undertake a mission on behalf of the Emperor.

French Imperial Guard

Saving Private Ryan

When we released the 2 x “Searching For Pvt. Ryan” sets (DD305 and 306) we already knew we had to produce the guy they were searching all over Normandy for…

Private First Class James Francis Ryan is an American paratrooper who served in Baker Company, 1st Battalion 506th P.I.R. of the 101st Airborne Division during the Normandy Invasion.

He was the youngest brother of 4 in the Ryan family. Already his three older brothers have been reported killed in combat when it is decided, back in Washington, to somehow find Ryan and pull him out of action.

In the movie “Saving Pvt. Ryan”, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) leads a squad of US Army Rangers deep behind the German lines to try to find Ryan.

After several false starts they eventually meet him in a field outside the fictional town of Ramelle in Normandy just after he has destroyed a German halftrack with a bazooka.

This is how we have portrayed him… helmet in one hand, bazooka in the other.

Gang of Heroes

Battle of Britain 1968

Back in the summer of 1968, a major motion picture was being filmed in the UK that would depict the epic battle between Britain’s beleaguered Royal Air Force and Adolf Hitler’s all-conquering Luftwaffe during another summer just 28 years before.

To tell the story the film makers gathered an aerial armada of vintage fighter and bomber aircraft from around the world. Real Spitfires and Hurricanes plus Messerschmitts, Heinkels and Junkers (albeit license built in Spain) took to the air once more to retell this mighty struggle.
It’s fair to say that ‘The Battle of Britain’ movie helped ‘spur’ the general public’s interest in and fascination with the entire ‘WARBIRD’ movement of collecting and flying vintage aircraft which continues to this day.

  • RAF076 Spitfire MKII (Battle of Britain 1968) – To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the making of ‘The Battle of Britain’ film we are replicating a Spitfire Mk.II in the exact markings of one of the leading characters in the movie played by the late, great British actor Robert Shaw… Sqdn. Leader ‘Skipper’.
    In the film, ‘Skipper’ flies Spitfire ‘AIA’, decorated with both his squadron leader’s pennant and 9 x German ‘kill’ markings.
  • RAF077 Squadron Leader ‘Skipper’ – A standing figure of the character played by Robert Shaw… dressed in his No. 2 uniform, ‘Mae West’ life jacket and roll neck sweater.

Royal Airforce

“SEMPER FIDELIS” (Always Faithful)

  • USMC033 Fallen Comrade – A kneeling, pensive looking Marine pays his last respects to the flag-draped body of his buddy…
  • USMC036 Shotgun Marine – Our Marine is firing the Winchester 1897 Trench Gun. Designed by the legendary John Browning this weapon saw action in WW1, WW2, KOREA and even in VIETNAM in the 1960’s.
    Strong, sturdy and reliable it was a great ‘close quarter battle’ weapon as its longevity with the US Military proves!
  • USMC039 Marine Casualty Set – The price of FREEDOM, as the saying goes, never comes FREE! Here two marines have paid the ultimate price…

Battle of TARAWA


Invasion of Malaya


During the tumultuous upheavals of the June War of 1967 the majority of the enemy troops fighting the Israelis were Egyptian and Syrian… Here we provide the first opposition for our Israeli paratroopers…

As you can see, virtually all their weaponry was supplied by the Warsaw Pact countries and the Soviets. Russian-style helmets were also much in evidence. Uniforms and other personal equipment however were mostly made in the Middle East with a motley mixture of boots, shoes and sandals worn.

Although possessing much modern weaponry the Egyptian and Syrian soldiers suffered from woefully inept leadership at all levels of the military… inadequate training and, importantly, a lack of initiative… Put all of that together and you have all the makings of a great military disaster.

Although individual Arab soldiers fought bravely they could not overcome the inbuilt deficiencies of their own military systems… Especially against an opposition that was skillful, well-trained and highly-motivated!

  • IDF021 Standing Syrian Sniper – Armed with the Czech-made SKS rifle this Syrian Sniper picks out his target.
  • IDF022 Syrian/Egyptian Soldier with AK47 – The Soviets and Warsaw Pact supplied both Egypt and Syria with many thousands of these fine weapons for their infantry… proving once more that you need a lot more than great weapons to make a great fighting force!
  • IDF023 Egyptian/Syrian RPG7 Team – The RPG-7 is a man-portable, reusable, shoulder-launched, anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Its ruggedness, simplicity, low cost and effectiveness made it a perfect weapon for Third World militaries and insurgents.
    In use since the early 1960’s it was widely deployed during the SIX-DAY WAR by the Arab armies… with mixed results. Usually operated by a 2-man team with one soldier carrying and operating the launcher itself while the other carries extra rockets and a rifle.
    Our set shows the team in action.
  • IDF024 Egyptian/Syrian Soldier Advancing – Moving forward with AK47 ready…
  • IDF025 Egyptian/Syrian Soldier Lying Prone – Taking careful aim with his SKS Rifle.
  • IDF026 Looking For Trouble – As you can see this ‘Babe’ is definitely NOT part of the Egyptian /Syrian Army!!!
    As anyone who has studied the Israeli Army in any detail knows there is no shortage of good-looking ladies in the IDF… So, OK, this one is a wee bit more provocative… But c’mon guys who said toy soldiers couldn’t be FUN too…?

Six Day War

Corner Wall Tower

  • SP108X Corner Wall Tower – This is perfect for connecting our ‘Desert Village’ Wall Sections to extend and develop into a bigger display. Also useful for many other different historical periods.

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

New King and Country February Releases – In Stock Now!

Sunday, February 25th, 2018


Here are three fine and useful additions to our K&C version of the Old Guard’s last stand at Waterloo…

French Imperial Guard


Another, fine addition to our ‘John Ford Cavalry’ series this one depicts a character from “She Wore A Yellow Ribbon”. As you can see this officer is wearing his cavalry coat and cape and stands ready with both pistol and sword.

and Buffalo Soldiers


On September 1, 1939 Hitler launched his armies on his neighbor Poland in a dazzling and deadly military display of combined arms that came to be known as “Blitzkrieg” or… ‘Lightning War’.

As vast columns of fast moving German armour smashed across the Polish frontier aerial armadas of ‘Stuka’ dive bombers, Heinkel, Junkers and Dornier bombers backed up by swarms of Messerschmitt fighters roamed and ruled the skies above.

Descending from the clouds the German Luftwaffe bombed and strafed both the Polish military and civilians alike with merciless accuracy and devastating effect. Most of the Polish Air Force was destroyed in the first few days… both in the sky and on the ground. Long columns of civilian refugees were also attacked as they fled causing all kinds of mayhem and delays to the Polish troops attempting to make their way forward to battle the enemy.

One particular part of the Polish Army however was able to avoid much of the confusion and chaos of the roads… Poland’s famed Cavalry.

These mounted regiments and brigades could travel ‘cross country’ and use the woods and forests to provide ample cover from the eagle eyes of the German aviators.

What this meant was that, on some occasions, they had the element of surprise with them when they came upon German armour and infantry that had halted to replenish supplies or had simply gone too far ahead of their support elements.

Time and again Polish Cavalry charged forward with lance and sabre following in the centuries-old tradition of Poland’s famous horsemen. It’s no coincidence that Napoleon himself considered his Polish Lancers among his finest Light Cavalry regiments.

King & Country’s latest mounted figures portray these proud Polish Lancers at their bravest taking the fight to the hated invader…

SPECIAL NOTE:These first four Polish cavalrymen are only the ‘advance guard’… Three more cavalry figures will follow next month.

Poland 1939


  • IF041 Kneeling Machine Gunner – Crouching behind his ‘Breda M37 machine gun’ this Folgore paratrooper takes careful aim at the enemy.
    It’s an unfair assumption that ALL Italian soldiers during WW2 were badly-led, under-equipped and ill-suited to military life… Among the finest WW2 soldiers of that conflict were the paratroopers of the ‘Folgore’ airborne division. Their ‘esprit de corps’ and fighting abilities were praised and valued by none other than Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who considered them some of the best and most reliable in the Afrika Korps.
  • IF042 Folgore Fire Team (3-man set) – A kneeling NCO firing his Beretta sub machine gun is ably supported by 2 x riflemen… Note the specially designed loose and practical uniforms worn by the Folgore and their Italian paratroop helmets.
  • IF043 Folgore Grenadier – An extra paratrooper prepares to hurl a grenade at the opposition.
  • IF044 The Desert Sahariana – The SPA-Viberti AS.42 Sahariana was the most famous Italian reconnaissance vehicle of WW2. Specially-designed for desert operations it had four-wheel steering and ample space for extra fuel, water and ammunition.
    Its origins go back to requests from Italian forces operating in North Africa for a long range, highly manoeuvrable vehicle able to perform duties and tasks similar to those used by the British ‘Long Range Desert Group’.
    It could be fitted with an array of different weapons… Our K&C model includes a 20mm Breda cannon as well as a German machine gun. Although primarily used in the Desert a number were shipped to the Eastern Front and operated by both Italian and German troops there.

Italian Forces


If any collector has seen Leni Riefenstahl’s epic documentary film “TRIUMPH OF THE WILL” they will remember the carefully staged scenes of the “Reichsarbeitsdienst” (RAD) Reich Labour Service on parade in the middle of the film.

One of the ways the Nazis helped solve Germany’s huge unemployment problem was to ‘draft’ young men into huge construction and public works battalions to build roads, dams, bridges, buildings and other structures that would serve the state and public alike.

Men would serve between 6 months and 2 years doing this kind of work within a highly regimented and organized units spread the length and breadth of the country… All under the control and auspices of the Nazi Party. After completing their stint in the RAD they were often then inducted into military service.

With the Nazi love for uniforms of all kinds… the RAD had their own unique style of dress and headgear with ceremonial, highly-polished spades and shovels replacing rifles and machine guns!

  • LAH104 Reichsarbeitsführer Konstantin Hierl (Reich labour leader) – Hierl led the RAD almost from its foundation in the early 1930’s and during WW2.
    This particular figure is a re-issue from a previously released one and is perfect to review these new pieces.
  • LAH230 RAD on Parade – Standing ‘at-ease’ with his ceremonial, highly-polished shovel in front you can see the distinctive RAD headgear as well as their brown-shaded uniform.
  • LAH231 RAD Marchpast – Same uniform and accessories as LAH230 but marching past the saluting platform.
  • LAH232 RAD Banner Bearer – A junior RAD leader carrying one of the RAD’s own colourful flags.
  • LAH233 Saluting RAD Leader – One hand holding his RAD ceremonial dagger his other raised in the Nazi salute the senior leader also marches past.

Triumph Of The Will – 1934


  • IDF010 Israeli Para w/GPMG – One of the most important weapons in the Israeli armory was the Belgian-designed and manufactured FN General Purpose Machine Gun. Produced and in operation since the early 1960’s this belt-fed, man-carried gun has been used and operated by many of the world’s leading armies.
    Here, our paratrooper walks forward with it ready, if required, to fire ‘from the hip’ if necessary… Great backup for his squad.
  • IDF012 Sitting SniperOne of the most important weapons in the Israeli armory was the Belgian-designed and manufactured FN General Purpose Machine Gun. Produced and in operation since the early 1960’s this belt-fed, man-carried gun has been used and operated by many of the world’s leading armies.
    Here, our paratrooper walks forward with it ready, if required, to fire ‘from the hip’ if necessary… Great backup for his squad.
  • IDF013 Crouching Para – Taking cover but still battle-ready with his FN self-loading rifle.
  • IDF014 Kneeling and Taking Aim
  • IDF018 Moving Forward
  • IDF019 Over Here! – An UZI-armed squad leader directs his men.

Six Day War



King & Country New January Releases

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Medieval Knights

‘Ivanhoe’ was a novel written by Sir Walter Scott and told the story of one of the few remaining Saxon noble families at a time when medieval England was dominated by Norman nobility, descendants of William the Conqueror.

It follows the adventures of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who has been disowned by his father for his allegiance to the Norman King Richard the Lionheart.

After the failure of the Third Crusade many of the Knights (including Ivanhoe) who had followed Richard to the Holy Land returned home. There they found a land under the cruel hand of the King’s brother, Prince John.

The novel tells the story of Ivanhoe’s return and his struggle to regain his father’s trust, help a Jewish merchant and his daughter and win the hand of his true love, the Lady Rowena.

Along the way there are battles, jousts and duels that Ivanhoe undertakes and wins before he reunites with his father, defeats his enemies and gains the lovely Rowena.

The tale has inspired movies, television series and more books and even helped shape the modern notion of Robin Hood and his merry band of outlaws…

  • MK174 Ivanhoe – Our Ivanhoe stands four-square holding his helmet in one hand and his jousting lance in the other.
  • MK175 The Templar (Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert) – A friend of Prince John and a leader of the Knights Templar. In both Scott’s novel and the movies based on it de Bois Guilbert is Ivanhoe’s sworn enemy. He is also in love with Rebecca the daughter of the Jewish merchant, Isaac of York.
  • MK176 The Proclaimer – In medieval times when most of the population were illiterate it fell upon one man, ‘The Proclaimer’ to make all kinds of public statements, news and laws available to the general public. Here the duty has fallen to a “Knight Hospitaller”, easily recognized by the white Maltese cross on a red background on both his surcoat and shield.

Crusader – Cross & Crescent

The Ramcke Brigade

In 1942 among the reinforcements being sent from Germany to Erwin Rommel’s ‘Afrika Korps’ in their assault towards the Suez Canal was a full brigade of Luftwaffe paratroopers (Fallschirmjagers) under the command of General Hermann-Bernhard RAMCKE.

These crack troops (almost 3,000 strong) were attached to the Italian 25th Infantry Division ‘Bologna’ and fought at the Battle of El Alamein. Although incurring heavy losses and surrounded on all sides they managed to break out and capture a huge British supply column. In addition to looting all the much-needed supplies they also utilized the captured vehicles to transport the Brigade’s survivors back to the safety of the Axis lines.

Throughout their service in North Afrika Ramcke’s men were famous for their audacious and bold fighting abilities… often against heavy odds. Their famous and well-deserved reputation and recognition was as much recognized and admired by their British enemy as well as their fellow Afrika Korps comrades.

This is the first of two releases of General Ramcke’s men… in action!

  • AK120 The Fire Support Team – As one lying prone MG34 gunner, keeps the enemy’s heads down his ‘spotter’ (with the binos and pistol) observes the ‘fall of shot’.
  • AK121 Signals Officer – This white-capped FJ officer receives the latest orders from H.Q. via his field telephone.
  • AK122 Kneeling Firing – In any ‘action’ collection a rifleman in this position is a ‘must have’!
  • AK123 Standing Firing – Almost as important and invaluable as the figure above is the standing rifleman… Both men are armed with the standard Mauser K98 carbine / rifle.
  • AK126 Standing Ready – This MP-40 ‘Schmeisser’ – armed Paratrooper is already a veteran of airborne campaigns in Holland, Belgium and Crete… He’s tough, battle-hardened and experienced… Hence he gets the Schmeisser.
  • AK-S01 Ramcke’s Boys (Items AK120-123 and AK126) The Value-Added Set – Buy all of these singles together and you make a fair saving costwise!

Afrika Korps

German Wehrmacht

By the time the 1934 Party Rally in Nuremberg had taken place and been filmed the Nazis had just been in power for less than 20 months…

Just over 10 years later the picture had dramatically changed… The British and Americans were steadily advancing from the West and the Soviet steam roller was smashing all before it from the East.

Germany was throwing all its reserves into the front lines to try to stave off defeat or at least postpone the inevitable in the vain hope that Hitler’s “Wonder Weapons” would soon arrive…

Among the soldiers defending the crumbling borders of the Third Reich were these Panzer Grenadiers…

  • WH076 Standing Ready w/Panzerfaust – A young Panzer Grenadier cautiously looks around a corner for a likely target… In his hands, the small but deadly ‘Panzerfaust’ anti tank rocket launcher.
  • WH077 Machine Gun Team – This 2-man set has the excellent MG42 machine gun lined up and ready to decimate any approaching enemy. This belt-fed machine gun was so well-designed and manufactured that a direct derivation of it is still in use with the German Bundeswehr (Army) today!
  • WH078 Standing Ready Panzer Grenadier – A very useful ‘back-up’ figure to support and cover WH076.
  • WH081 Kneeling Panzer Grenadier – This figure is doing what Grenadiers do… about to throw a grenade!
  • WH083 Sturmgeschutz III – The ‘Stug III’ assault gun was Germany’s most-produced (over 10,000 vehicles) armoured fighting vehicle of WW2. It was built on the chassis of the already-proven Panzer III tank, replacing the turret with an armoured, fixed superstructure mounting a more powerful gun.
    Although originally intended as a mobile assault gun to support infantry it was continually modified and improved to become a tank destroyer. Our latest Ausf. G model is in typical late-war camouflage and mounts a 7.5cm main gun as well as a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun complete with armoured shield.
    Two crew figures are provided as well an extra machine gun and shield should the collector wish to display the vehicle in a non-fighting mode. 2 x radio antennas are also attached.
  • WH089 Dismounted Assault Gun Crew #1 – Two Assault Gun Crew reflecting on some recent action … As you see one has been wounded while the other enjoys some coffee.
  • WH090 Dismounted Assault Gun Crew #2 – Three very useful crew members preparing to ‘mount-up’ their vehicle and make ready for battle… All three have no bases and can be placed beside or on top of the vehicle.

German Wehrmacht

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) was, to say the least, ambitious and talented. In her long and varied career she was a film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, actress, dancer and photographer. She excelled in all of them.

Her world fame however came from just 2 major documentary films…
“Triumph of the Will” (1935) and “Olympia” (1936)… Both important NAZI propaganda films depicting the 1934 Party Rally in Nuremberg and the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin.

Her technical and innovative mastery of film techniques was second-to-none and both motion pictures received much praise not just inside the Third Reich but also far and wide outside it!

Because of her close involvement with the Nazis before and during the war her reputation never fully recovered after 1945 although she continued to work almost up to the time of her death in 2003 at the ripe old age of 101.

  • LAH226 Leni Riefenstahl film-maker Set – A casually-dressed Riefenstahl leans over her cameramen during the filming of one of her epic documentaries. In addition to her civilian crew she could and did make full use of additional film crew from Nazi groups such as the SA (Sturmabteilung), Hitler’s brown shirts.
  • LAH227 Clapper-Board Boy – Another eager young volunteer from the Hitlerjugend this time assists the Riefenstahl film crew.
  • LAH228X Sturmabteilung Minder (Liaison Officer) – Although, for the most part, Riefenstahl was left to her own devices because of her extensive use of SA camera crew SA Leader Ernst Rohm insisted that a ‘Liaison Officer’ was always present… at least for the most important ‘shots’ of the Party Rally at Nuremberg that year.
  • LAH229 Standing Cameraman & Tripod – Another of Riefenstahl’s many cameramen… This time behind the viewfinder of a tripod-mounted Arriflex… at the time one of the most advanced cine cameras in the world.
  • LAH-S01 The Complete Riefenstahl Set (Items LAH226, 227 and 229) – Leni Riefenstahl and her complete crew… LAH 226, 227 and 229 all at a very attractive combined value price!

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

Battle of TARAWA

  • USMC027 Crouching Marine – Keeping his head down this ‘Leatherneck’ makes his way forward under heavy and sustained enemy fire!
  • USMC030 Running with BAR Marine – Clutching his heavy but reliable B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) another Marine moves rapidly forward.
  • USMC032 Wounded Marine – Not every Marine makes it safely into cover successfully…! This guy has taken a shot in the leg but he still holds onto his M1 Garand…

Battle of TARAWA

Streets of Hong Kong – Matt

This year Chinese New Year straddles late January and into early February. To help celebrate we are reissuing some past favourites, but in fresh new colours…

  • HK273M Children Firing Fircracker (Matt) – The sound of firecrackers is a familiar sound around Chinese New Year… Here a young girl lights the fuse while her elder brother holds the stick and string of fireworks.
  • HK275M Man with Birdcage (Matt) – Even today in Hong Kong you can still see people taking their pet birds for some fresh air early in the morning. Often a group of owners, usually men, can be seen sitting in local parks discussing their pets, listening to their birdsong and comparing each other’s winged companions.
  • HK276M The Bird Shop Owner (Matt) – Here he is comparing the quality of different cages.
  • HK280 Bird Shop Façade – So, if you’ve already got the previous 3 releases you really need to have the ‘Bird Shop’ to complete the scene and here it is…

Streets of Hong Kong – Matt Finish

Streets of Hong Kong – Gloss

Streets of Hong Kong _ Gloss Finish

New King and Country December Releases!

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

THE U.S. ARMY AT WAR 1944/45

Our 2nd batch of ‘Fighting GI’s’ from the latter days of WW2 add some extra firepower in the shape of TWO MORE Riflemen… a ‘Bazooka Guy’ and a kneeling, shouting ‘Tommy- Gunner’… All dressed for battle in the ETO (European Theatre of Operations) during 1944/45.

D-Day ’44


As the war lengthened and Germany weakened important changes were made to the ‘look’ of the German soldier himself. Due to clothing and material shortages the
German Army began to copy some of the ideas from their enemies… these Panzer Grenadiers are ample proof of that. Gone are the high, traditional jackboots, replaced by short ankle boots and web-style gaiters (copied from the British).
The uniform jacket also became shorter and waistlength (again an influence borrowed from British battledress). These first five Panzer Grenadiers are perfect for any late war street-fighting scenes… A second group of Panzer
Grenadiers will be available shortly…

  • WH075 Kneeling Panzerschrek Grenadier
    – The Germans were pioneers of these rocket-propelled, anti tank grenades and many an Allied vehicle fell victim to their accuracy and lethality.
  • WH079 Kneeling Panzer Grenadier with Schmeisser – Another German favourite… the soldier with the MP40 machine pistol.
  • WH080 Standing Firing Panzer Grenadier
    – This Panzer Grenadier is armed with the standard German rifle of WW2… The Mauser K98, a bolt-action rifle firing the 7.92mm cartridge. First issued in 1935 it saw continuous action until the end of the war in 1945.
  • WH082 The Sniper Team (2 figures) – Our sniper here is firing the “Gewehr 43” a semi automatic rifle that owes some of its development to the earlier Soviet ‘Tokarev SVT-40’. It fired the
    same 7.92mm round as the K98 and had a 10-round box magazine. Kneeling alongside our sniper is his ‘Spotter’ observing the enemy and selecting targets.

German Wehrmacht


During the 1920’s and into the 1930’s the SA, Hitler’s Brownshirts, were always on show… in demonstrations, parades and rallies the brown-clad, street-brawling,
bully-boys were much in evidence among the most infamous was…

  • SA001 Horst Wessel – A Berlin ‘tough-guy’ and petty criminal… his star rose rapidly in the SA (Sturmabteilung) and he became well-known to the Police, fellow comrades of the
    SA and, of course, to his enemies, the Communists. In February 1930 his enemies caught up with him and he was shot by two left wing assassins. After his death he was promoted by Josef Goebbels, Berlin’s Gauleiter, as a ‘martyr’ to the Nazi
    cause and celebrated in words and music by a specially composed song “The Horst Wessel Lied” which during the Nazi years became almost a second National Anthem to “Deutschland Uber Allies” (Germany Above All). Here, Wessel strides
    confidently forward, right hand adopting the ‘half-Hitler’ salute favoured by some Nazi Leaders and their acolytes.
  • SA002 Marching Flagbearer
  • SA003 Marching SA Man
  • SA004 Marching with Side Glance

Streets of Berlin!


When we launched this ‘TARAWA’ range of U.S. Marines at the recent Chicago Show (September 2017) little did we realize just how popular they would become!!!
They have been a huge success worldwide. So, we decided let’s keep the range fresh and exciting by adding new figures as often as we can. Here are FOUR of our latest… ‘reinforcements’

  • USMC023 LVT(A)-1 “Alligator” – This is the THIRD Amtrack K&C has produced over the years and the FIRST to carry the turret-mounted 37mm gun from the M3 Light Tank. In addition to the
    main gun this amphibious vehicle has TWO Marine-manned .30 caliber machine guns as part of its defensive/ offensive armament.
  • USMC026 Marine Sniper – A sitting (on ammunition crates) Marine taking careful aim with his M1 ‘Garand’ Rifle.
  • USMC028 Kneeling B.A.R. Gunner – With both knees ‘on the deck’ this Leatherneck opens fire with his Browning Automatic Rifle.
  • USMC029 Running Marine – A running Marine sprints for cover as the bullets fly around him.

Battle of TARAWA


During the Second World War, the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong was destined to be the first place the Canadian Army fought a land battle against the Axis powers.

On December 8, 1941, 2 x battalions of Canadians, The Winnipeg Grenadiers and The Royal Rifles of Canada were an important part of the British garrison defending Hong Kong against a Japanese attack.

Just hours after simultaneous Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor, Malaya, Singapore and the Philippines the enemy struck. Within 5 days they had occupied all of the New Territories (bordering mainland China) and the Kowloon Peninsula. Now they were poised to invade Hong Kong Island itself!


There are many tales of bravery and gallantry among the beleaguered and besieged defenders of the small British Colony but one in particular is remembered in this initial release…

On 19 December, the second day of fighting after the Japanese had landed on Hong Kong Island, soldiers of “A” Company, Winnipeg Grenadiers were holding defensive positions in the centre of the Island.

Japanese troops had surrounded the ‘Winnipeggers’ and were lobbing grenades into the Canadian position. On numerous occasions, Company Sergeant Major John Osborn, a WW1 veteran, picked them up and threw them back at the enemy.

When one fell where Osborn could not reach it in time, he shouted a warning to his men and threw himself onto the grenade smothering the explosion. He was killed instantly but his sacrifice saved the lives of many of his men.

CSM Osborn was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military award for bravery in the field.


King & Country is proud to produce a squad of 6 x fighting Canadian infantrymen in two small sets as they appeared in the dark days of December 1941.

Further Reading: A great book on the Battle of Hong Kong is Oliver Lindsay’s “The Lasting Honour”… Highly recommended!

  • FOB154 Taking The Fight To The Enemy – CSM John Osborn V.C. leads 3 of his Winnipeg Grenadiers into battle. In one hand he holds his ‘Tommy-Gun’, in the other a grenade.
    All 3 infantrymen carry the standard British .303 Lee Enfield Rifle.
  • FOB155 Bren Gun Team – As the Bren Gunner moves forward his ‘Number 2’ provides covering fire.

Battle of Hong Kong 1941

Streets of Old Hong Kong



As regular collectors know K&C has produced a great number of Soviet armoured vehicles and Red Army figures. We’ve also, of late, produced several individual
Russian Peasants to help populate any Eastern Front display or diorama. It seemed logical for the next step to be a Russian dwelling of some kind…

  • SP097 The Russian Farm House – This typical wooden structure features TWO different sides to the building allowing collectors to reverse sides to crate alternative displays as well as,
    if you buy 2, to create a small two-building settlement somewhere out on the Russian Steppes.

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

New King & Country November Releases!

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

King & Country November 2017 Releases!

2018 Calendar

The new KC 2018 Calendar. Available for free with King and Country purchases of $200.00 or more.

King & Country Calendar

Beginners Gift Sets

Three new gift sets, available for a limited time.

Beginner Gift Sets


Although Robin Hood & His Merrie Men may rule the green-leafed glades of Sherwood Forest the dastardly Sherrif of Nottingham and his not-so-merry-men hold considerable sway elsewhere in the Country and Castle that dominates the town of Nottingham itself.
Two more fighting swordsmen and three additional Men-At-Arm’s prepare to join the Sherrif in searching and seeking out the elusive Robin as well as gathering in the taxes for the wicked and equally cruel Prince John…

Robin Hood


  • NA405 Mounted Aide De Camp – The Emperor employed dozens of these dashing young officers to convey his instructions and orders all over the battlefield and beyond. They would also, on occasion, act as his personal ‘eyes and ears’ reporting on how well officers and
    regiments carried out the instructions and orders carried to them by these
    self-same ADC’s
  • NA410 The Hussar Hussie #1 Monique
    – From ancient times armies have always acquired female ‘camp followers’; women
    who accompanied their men into battle and fed them, tended their wounds,
    sometimes even carried their packs and equipment… as well as providing other
    ‘creature comforts.’ All for the sake of a little protection and safety in a
    distinctly violent and unsettled world. In Napoleonic times the practice
    continued and even increased as Napoleon and his Armies traversed the continent
    and beyond. Different regiments attracted different kinds of female companions.
    The Cavalry being among the smartest turned-out also tended to welcome some of
    the prettiest ladies…
  • NA411 Hussar Hussie #2 Sophie
    – Yet another fetching young lass, ‘Sophie’ is much enamoured with the officers
    of the 3rd Hussars… As they no doubt are with her!
  • NA399 The Old Guard At Rest
    – A standing Grenadier converses with his sitting, pipe-smoking comrade…
  • NA400 Guardsmen at-ease
    It’s fair to say that looking at these 2 x casually-posed Grenadiers on ‘Guard
    Duty’ the enemy must be far-away and certainly nowhere in the close vicinity.


THE U.S. ARMY AT WAR 1944/45

Now, they’re taking the war into the very heart of the Third Reich with this latest batch of “Fighting GI’s”…
Decked-out in the Olive Green M1943 field jacket these newest ‘Dogfaces’ come in a range of useful battlefield poses reflecting the reality of street fighting in Nazi Germany in the closing months of WW2.
Here is the first group of 5 X GI’s to be released…

  • DD307 Charging Rifleman – As his buddies provide ‘covering fire’ this GI runs forward from one firing position to the next.
  • DD308 Snap Shooter – This next GI is warily moving forward holding his M1 Garand in the ‘ready’ position in case a sudden ‘target of opportunity’ presents itself. Very much a ‘hunting’ pose.
  • DD311 Machine Gun Team – The .30 cal. machine gun was usually not part of the regular rifle platoon weapons list… They were attached to battalions and companies who would then supply them to platoons whenever or wherever it was deemed necessary.
    Our 2-man team would provide a volume of suppressing fire that would allow the riflemen to position themselves best for an attack on the enemy.
  • DD313 Turnning Bar Gunner – The standard U.S. Army Squad Light Machine Gun was the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (the B.A.R.). It used a twenty-round box magazine and performed in a similar squad support role as the British Bren. Our BAR Gunner appears to be looking around a corner to get a better view of the enemy.

D-Day ’44


This nickname was given in particular by Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to the ‘Diggers’ of the 9th Australian Division (plus one brigade of the 7th) as well as other British, Polish and Indian units defending the besieged Libyan port city of Tobruk.

The siege began in April 1941 and lasted until almost December of that same year.


The mainly Australian garrison was extremely adept at utilizing captured enemy equipment and would go out of their way, after every enemy assault, to go forward into the battlefield at night to recover as much as they could that might be reusable.

At the same time the Tobruk defenders dug an extensive network of tunnels and shelters to supplement their trenches… and used them frequently when under heavy bombardment.

‘Lord Haw-Haw’, the British traitor and German propagandist took up Rommel’s description dismissing the garrison as ‘the miserable desert rats of Tobruk’…

The defenders thereafter adopted the title with pride!!!

  • EA124 Trench & Riflemen – Two Australian ’Diggers’ watch over their sand-bagged trench .303 Lee Enfield rifles at the ready.
  • EA125 Trench & Bren Gun Team – As one Aussie scans the horizon for any sign of enemy activity his mate ‘mans’ the trusty Bren Light Machine Gun.
  • EA126 Trench & BOYS Anti-Tank Rifle – One more Australian infantryman together with his ‘BOYS Anti Tank Rifle’ takes aim at an approaching enemy vehicle.
    Although adequate against light tanks and armoured cars in the early part of the war the ‘BOYS’ was ineffective against heavier armour. It was phased out by mid war… but still in use at the time of Tobruk.
  • EA127 Defense Under Fire – Three lying-prone Aussies taking cover from enemy artillery and mortar fire.
  • EA128 Kneeling Rifleman – One more very useful Australian infantryman with his .303 Lee Enfield.

Montgomery’s 8th Army


There’s not a lot to say about the PzKpfw VI, better known as “The Tiger”, that has not been said before… It is, quite simply, the most famous German tank of World War Two… Perhaps, the most famous tank ever and certainly the most popular and the most collected!!!

Given its ‘TIGER’ nickname by its designer Ferdinand Porsche it has been called ‘The most outstanding tank design of its time.’ That it most definitely was BUT it also had some mighty faults… It was over-engineered… it required considerably greater resources of materials and manpower to manufacture it and… its fuel consumption was staggering (at a time when German fuel production was actually dramatically decreasing).

Its heavy armour and mighty ’88 gun were indeed impressive… and did terrify its enemies both on the Eastern and Western Fronts… But its manufacturing cost and its requirement for specially-trained crews meant that it never had the full impact on the Allies that it might have had. Just 1,347 Tigers were actually built between August 1942 and August 1944. After that time production of the Tiger I was phased out in favour of the Tiger II, better known as the ‘King Tiger’.

That all being said its fighting reputation among its opponents spread far and wide and led, in some cases, to almost panic whenever it appeared on the battlefield.

By far the most famous commander and promoter of the ‘Tiger’ legend was a young Waffen SS officer called… Michael Wittmann.

By the winter of 1943, Michael Wittmann had already acquired plenty of battlefield experience with the relatively new Pz. Kpfw. VI “TIGER”.

During the Battle of KURSK in early July, 1943 the young platoon leader had destroyed dozens of Soviet tanks, self-propelled guns and even artillery pieces… He also survived a collision with a burning Red Army tank!

By the Fall and Winter of 1943 he continued to add numerous ‘Kills’ to his tally and was recognized for his achievements by the ‘Top Brass’ with awards and presentations.

One particular ‘presentation’ was special that was when Wittmann and his crew were to meet Jochen Peiper, another noted and popular Waffen SS officer.

For Josef Goebel’s Propaganda Ministry this was a major event to be recorded for posterity… Two Nazi Heroes for the price of one!

These new releases capture the moment…

  • WS344 Wittmann’s Winter Tiger – Although the Tiger’s ‘Winter Whitewash’ is beginning to wear-off the tank stands in all its glory…
    As a ‘Command Tank’, the model sports 3 x Radio Antennas, and 2 x top turret hatches that open and close allowing collectors, if they wish, to place figures in the ‘open’ position or have everything ‘bolted down’ for battle.
    The main gun also elevates and depresses as required. Interestingly, although the tank itself has a battle-worn appearance the ‘kill’ markings on the 88mm gun are brand-new. This was because, for propaganda purposes, it made for a better picture to ‘show the folks back home’ just how successful Michael Wittmann and his crew had been.
    In reality, tank commanders would not have wished to draw even more enemy attention to themselves, their crew and vehicle with such an ostentatious and obvious display.
  • WS345 When Wittman met Peiper – This SIX-FIGURE set portrays the moment when Jochen Peiper, also in black tank uniform, greets the junior officer Michael Wittmann and his crew.
    As you see Peiper gives the almost-casual half ‘Heil Hitler’ salute while the younger Wittmann gives the full, extended right arm salute in reply. Wittmann’s Crew stand-at-attention waiting to be introduced.
  • WS-S01 Wittmann Special Presentation
    Gift Set
    – This combined SET brings together the “WINTER TIGER” and the FULL Six-Figure parade set at a very attractive and affordable combined package price.

Russian Front Winter 1941

Streets of Old Hong Kong

Two hard-working ‘Coolies’ (labourers) enjoy a well-earned rest from their labours and tuck into some simple but nourishing soup and vegetables.



Someone, somewhere is dreaming of a White Christmas and this GI has decided to brighten up the drab wartime Yule Tide with a visit to a local orphanage!

Using typical ‘GI ingenuity’ this soldier has found an old Santa / St. Nick costume, ‘borrowed’ a military motorcycle and side car and loaded it up with whatever toys and gifts he and his fellow GI’S could find. They’ve even donated a whole case of a popular, well-known American drink that these kids have never tasted before.

This will be one wartime Christmas they will never forget!

Christmas – Limited Edition

King & Country October 2017 Releases!

Sunday, October 15th, 2017


This coming 31st October 2017 marks the centenary of the epic charge of the Australian Light Horse to capture the town and water wells of BEERSHEBA in what was then Palestine but is now part of modern-day Israel.

The Australian horsemen, against fierce Turkish opposition, charged the enemy’s lines and frontline trenches scattering their opponents and then galloping on into the town itself to capture the all-important water wells. It proved to be one of the major turning points of the War in the Desert during WW1.

  • AL090 The Morning Snack – Light Horseman were tremendously attached to their horses called Australian Walers, a breed of horse developed in Australia from horses that were brought over from Britain and Ireland in the 19th Century.
    A ‘special’ bond developed between horse and rider that was unique. At the end of the war, however when the Australian horsemen were to be returned to Australia the decision was made to leave their horses behind and for them to be either euthanized or sold off to the local Arabs. Many horsemen themselves preferred to shoot their own mount before leaving it to a far worse fate.
    But in this happier scene a young trooper is feeding his animal an apple as he awaits orders to ‘mount-up’.
  • AL091 The Fond Farewell – A dismounted NCO (non commissioned officer) takes a young nurse into his arms… He is leaving for parts unknown and this maybe their last chance to meet for some time. Are they lovers… or perhaps an older brother and younger sister…? Whichever it is… it makes for a poignant scene.
  • AL092 Skippy the Mascot & His Handler – From time immemorial soldiers and armies have had animal mascots… In Egypt and Palestine, during the First World War, the Australian Light Horse had a kangaroo called “Skippy” as one of their divisional mascots.
    Here, we see him with his personal “handler” having a polite conversation…
  • AL093 Light Horse Bugler – Back a hundred years ago bugle calls ‘ruled’ a soldier’s life from ‘reveille’ first thing in the morning till “lights-out” last thing at night!
    Almost every duty or task a soldier might be ordered to do would and could be announced by the sound of a bugle call. Here is the camp bugler doing what buglers do!


In December 2009, King & Country launched our very first Australian Light Horse figures to an unsuspecting collecting audience around the world.

We were modestly confident that we would ‘find’ a market for these mounted figures in Australia itself BUT were not so sure about the rest of the collecting world…

Now, eight years later, I am happy to report that the ALH series (Australian Light Horse) has its devoted admirers and collectors all over the globe… and not just in the ‘Land Down Under’! Some of our biggest and most enthusiastic collectors of ALH are in countries as diverse and far apart as Russia… Indonesia… Japan… and the Czech Republic to name but a few.

Not only that but a steady stream of new ALH collectors keep arriving in part, of course, thanks to the hard work and efforts of our three dedicated Aussie Dealers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

As ‘newbies’ arrive they often seek out some of the original, older pieces now long since retired as well as the more current production.


To help celebrate the hundred years since the Light Horse’s remarkable charge at Beersheba K&C are issuing a ‘Second Edition’ of 7 the earliest and most popular first releases of ALH with one noticeable change… the horse colours of the individual mounts. This is to ensure that collectors owning the original pieces will know and recognize a ‘First Edition’ piece or … this newer ‘Second Edition’ horse and rider at a glance.

It also allows newer collectors of the series to obtain those extremely useful earlier pieces without having to pay higher costs on the ‘secondary’ market.

Here are the four amended mounted ‘Second Editions’:

  • AL094 Australian Light Horse Officer w/Pistol – Charging to the front, service revolver held firmly in the air.
  • AL095 Australian Light Horse Bugler – – Lee Enfield .303 slung across his back this bugler sounds the ‘charge’!
  • AL096 Australian Light Horse Trooper w/Rifle – Holding his .303 in his left hand this trooper charges forward.
  • AL097 Australian Light Horse Trooper Charging w/Bayonet – The ‘classic’ iconic image of the Light horseman at Beersheba… sword bayonet held forward to the front as horse and rider gallop towards glory!
  • AL098 Turkish Officer with Flag – A very, very popular figure when released BUT had a bad tendency to fall over due to the heavy all-metal Turkish flag!!! Now, the flag is sturdy, light-weight polyresin and the ‘problem’ is a thing of the past. Also, we have repainted the officer with a brand-new Turkish officer’s uniform… Very smart and, I think, better than the original!
  • AL099 Standing Horse #1 – Both of these ‘retired’ empty horses have been much requested by both dealers and collectors because of the number of ALH dismounted figures currently available to make up camp scenes… Obviously if you have dismounted troopers sitting and standing around you must have their unmounted horses nearby.
  • AL100 Standing Horse #2

Australian Light Horse

Invasion of Malaya

Although the Japanese troops that invaded Malaya in December 1941 were outnumbered 2-1 by their British and Empire opponents they were fast-moving and surprisingly innovative… Among the many ways they constantly outflanked and out-paced their opposition was by the use of captured and abandoned functioning military vehicles left behind by the retreating British and Empire troops… and many thousands of bicycles commandeered from the native population and/or hundreds of others strategically left by Japanese merchants along the main roads and routes in the days, weeks and months prior to the outbreak of war.
Here are just a few examples…

  • JN043 Japanese Soldier Carrying His Bicycle – Hard and brutal campaigning was no stranger to the average Japanese soldier in Malaya. Most of them were veterans of the China War and were tough, battle-hardened and resourceful.
  • JN044 Japanese Riding Their Bicycles– TWO of those Army cyclists peddling along as fast as they can go to get closer and closer to their ultimate goal… ‘SINGAPORE’!

Invasion of Malaya

Saving Private Ryan

“SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” is quite simply one of the finest war films ever made. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon it tells the story of a squad of U.S. Army Rangers tasked with finding and bringing back safely the last surviving brother (of four) who is somewhere in Normandy during the days after the D.Day Invasion of June 1944.

Next year marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of this fine motion picture. As a tribute to the men who made ‘SAVING PRIVATE RYAN’ and the real heroes who inspired it K&C are producing no less than TWO sets of the 8-man squad that went searching for PFC James F. Ryan of the 101st Airborne behind the German lines… The first set, is currently available and now we have…

Gang of Heroes


For many years Syria had fortified and built up their defenses on these heights over-looking the northern flank of Israel. During this time the Syrians had almost constantly shelled Israeli kibbutzes and communities from this elevated position.

When war broke out Israel was determined to capture it and safeguard its northern border from these Syrian attacks.

On the morning of June 9, 1967, three days after the war had begun, Israel attacked. First with sustained air strikes and then with infantry, artillery and armour including their elite paratroopers. The fighting was hard and bloody… but ultimately successful.

Here are 3 more important additions to our new ‘SIX-DAY WAR’ series…

SPECIAL NOTE: A special ‘stand-alone’ figure of PFC James F. Ryan is already in development.

  • IDF011 Prisoner & Escort – An Israeli Para pushes his Syrian prisoner towards the P.O.W. ‘Cage’. On the Para’s back is the Syrian’s AK47 Assault Rifle. The Israeli himself is armed with the ubiquitous ‘UZI’.
  • IDF015 Israeli Para… Pointing – Belgian-made FN rifle held aloft this other Para is indicating in which direction ‘Prisoner & Escort’ should go.
  • IDF017 Israeli M38 Jeep with 106mm Recoilless Rifle – This U.S. made, 1950’s vintage M38 Jeep was very much in evidence in the IDF’s military inventory during and after the ’67 War.
    Our set includes the driver and vehicle commander together with an extra ‘UZI’ for protection. The main vehicle protection however is the jeep-mounted GPMG (General Purpose Machine Gun) sighted in front of the vehicle passenger position. All in … a great-looking set and a worthy and useful addition to this ‘young’ collection…

Six Day War

Tota Tora!

Note: Only 150 of this “Imperial Japanese Navy A6M ‘Zero’” are being released.

  • JN046 Imperial Japanese Navy A6M “Zero” (Just 150 of this aircraft are being released) – K&C’s first THREE Naval A6M ‘Zeroes’ are long sold out but still we have collectors who ‘want’ that pale grey, black nose ‘classic’ naval aircraft.
    This fourth IJN ‘Zero’ belongs to the IJN Carrier Zuikaku, flown by Petty Officer 1st Class Tetsuzo Iwamoto, as part of the Combat Air Patrol over the Task Force during the Pearl Harbor operation. Petty Officer 1st Class Iwamoto already had fourteen ‘kills’ claimed over China by 7 December 1941 and was ultimately credited with eighty victories by the end of World War Two and flew on ‘Combat Air Patrol’ above the Japanese Fleet as it released all of its attack aircraft on an unsuspecting Pearl Harbor on that fateful morning of 7 December, 1941.
  • JN-S01 Pre Flight Walkaround – Before every flight each pilot performs a 360 degree inspection of his aircraft.
  • JN-S02 Armorers & Mechanics – Each aircraft had its own designated team of armorers under the supervision of a petty officer mechanic.



  • USMC018 Marine Reloading – A lying ‘Leatherneck’ holds a fresh clip of 8 rounds in his hand as he prepares to reload his M1.
  • USMC020 Crouching Marine Firing Rifle – Staying low to make a smaller target (hopefully) this Marine fires off a few rounds from his M1 ‘Garand’ rifle.
  • USMC022 Kneeling Marine Tommy Gunner – The Thompson Sub Machine Gun was the favored weapon of senior NCO’S (non commissioned officers) and some junior officers… Strong, sturdy, unlikely to jam it had real ‘stopping-power’.

Battle of TARAWA






These typical ‘Berlin Poster Drum Columns’ were a familiar sight in the Reich’s capital city… Our first version covered the 1930’s and the Rise of the Third Reich… This new Drum Column reflects a much grimmer, less optimistic outlook typical of the latter days of the war.

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte


Christmas – Limited Edition

New King and Country September Releases!

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017


Perhaps so, with the addition of the final leading character of the ‘BLACKADDER GOES FORTH’ series that depicted, in very black humour, the absurdities and humour of the trenches in World War One.

  • FW229 Lieutenant George – Lieutenant The Honorable George Colthurst St. Barleigh M.C. is a frontline Infantry Officer, second-in-command to Capt. Edmund Blackadder.In both manner and personality he is a very close relative to P.G. Woodehouse’s Bertie Wooster. George joined the Army on the day war was declared on Germany in 1914.Although lacking any clear military skills, competence or authority as an officer, his upper-class social status and educational background meant he was commissioned immediately with virtually no military training.Among Lieutenant George’s many saving graces… He is always cheerful, exceedingly ‘keen’, generally kind, an inveterate optimist and filled to the brim with the public school ‘tally-ho’ attitude to the horrors of war and death.Superbly played by Hugh Laurie, (later of ‘House’ fame) he is the perfect addition to the ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ collection!

France 1917


Hong Kong from its earliest days has been (and is) one of the great trading ports of the world. As such it relies on a veritable army of laborers to transport goods, products and everyday essentials around the city 24 hours a day 365 days a year… Today, of course, that’s mostly done by vehicle but back in the days of ‘Old Hong Kong’ these tasks were performed by legions of “Coolies” of all shapes, sizes and ages. Here is one such figure.

  • HK267M The Vegetable Coolie – In days of long ago there were hundreds of small, independently owned farms all over Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.Most of the fruit and vegetables consumed in the Colony were grown on these farms and transported on foot by ‘Coolies’ such as this man directly to local markets.Work could be back-breaking and long (at least 12 hours-a-day) but at least it kept you fed!
  • HK267G The Vegetable Coolie



One of Charles Dickens most famous literary creations was Mr. Wilkins Micawber, a fictional character in his 1850 novel, ‘DAVID COPPERFIELD’. He was modelled on the author’s real father, John Dickens, who like Micawber was put into the ‘Debtors Prison’ after failing to meet his creditors’ demands.
Here we see the nattily attired Micawber in the company of his long-suffering spouse, Emily.

  • WoD050 Mr. & Mrs. Micawber – Another of Dickens most memorable characters along with his patient and loving wife take a stroll on the “Streets of Olde London”.In popular culture, Micawber was famous for his many quotations. Among the most famous is… “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds and six pence, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds naught and six, result misery!”

World of Dickens


There are many legends surrounding the events that led Arthur to become King and to eventually establish his castle at Camelot and to form his ‘Knights of the Round Table’.

One of the greatest is Arthur drawing the sword from an unyielding stone thus proving his suitability to become King. In some tales he is still a young boy… In others a Knight’s squire… In another version he is the Knight himself!

Here, Arthur stands four-square behind the sword in the stone, his hands resting on its hilt… He is about to draw the sword out and be acclaimed… King!


  • MK166 Brother-In-Arms – Among the priests who journeyed to ‘The Holy Land’ there were some who in their previous lives, before taking their vows, had been fighting men themselves … even some Knights.This ‘Brother’, from a humble religious order may have taken his vows some time before but he has forgotten none of his military training and skills… Sword in one hand, hand-made cross in the other he is ready to do battle.
  • MK167 Knight Standing Ready – This warrior may look casually-relaxed but he is also ready at a moment’s notice to cut his enemy down.Great house, castles and noblemen have always had the requirement for additional professional roving Men-at-Arms. Travelling bands of mercenary soldiers would often be hired by nobles and great houses to provide extra protection and security.As such they would be dressed in the colours and livery of their ‘master’ or household… as this fellow and his fighting comrades are.
  • MK168 Knight About to Strike – With his large long Norman-style shield protecting the length of his body this fighting Knight is about to strike a deadly blow!
  • MK169 Knight Fighting Double-Handed – One hand is good… two even better to grip your sword handle and ‘parry’ an aggressive enemy.

Crusader – Cross & Crescent


For those ‘Robin Hood’ enthusiasts out there here is a second version of two of the above figures… This time, wearing the colours of the dastardly villainous ‘Sherriff of Nottingham’

  • RH032 Brother-In-Arms (Nottingham Castle) – As those taking ‘Holy Vows’ had, at least, a fair modicum of education and intelligence they were, in addition to their military duties often given the task of tax collecting… record keeping and even educating their ruler’s young sons.
  • RH033 The Sherriffs Man… At The Ready – The same pose as MK167 but somehow more threatening… He is, after all, one of the Sherriff’s ‘enforcers’.

Robin Hood


  • ROM023 Roman Soldier Throwing Pilum – Holding his shield to the front this Legionary prepares to throw his ‘Pilum’ at the enemy.
  • ROM024 Roman Soldier Kneeling w/Pilum – Preparing to repel an enemy assault this kneeling Legionary has ample protection behind his shield with the ‘Pilum’ sitting forward at a 45∘angle.
  • ROM027 Marching on Guard Duty – On duty inside his Roman Fort or perhaps pacing along the raised walkway behind the fort’s walls this soldiers has no need of a large shield… but he still has his sword and ‘Pilum’.



This is K&C’s Third ‘landing’ of U.S. Marine ‘Leathernecks’ in action.

Our first 2 x releases, back in the late 1990’s and 2005 focused on the epic battle of IWD JIMA, immortalized in both countless books and several major motion pictures.

This time we are producing a ‘prequel’, a battle that was, in its own way, just as bloody and bitterly fought… TARAWA.

The Battle of TARAWA was fought between 20-23 November 1943 and was part of the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands in the central Pacific region.

Although not the first time U.S. forces had met the Japanese in battle it was the first time they had faced serious opposition to an amphibious landing.

On the tiny Tarawa Atoll more than 4,500 Japanese defenders were well-supplied and expertly dug-in and fought virtually to the last man.

Opposing them were the men of the 2nd Marine Division, U.S.M.C., some of America’s toughest and best fighting forces.

Of approximately 12,000 Marines who assaulted Tarawa 3,146 became casualties with almost 1,000 killed and over 2,000 wounded. That was the deadly toll of just 76 hours of bloody, brutal, non-stop combat.

K&C are proud to launch an initial first wave of 7 fighting Marines in dramatic, dynamic action poses many more are on the way including a magnificent looking LVT(A)-1 ‘Alligator’.

All of our ‘Leathernecks’ have shed their backpacks and are equipped with a mixture of weapons… the M1 ‘Garand’ rifle, the Thompson SubMachine Gun the M1 Carbine, the 1911 Colt Automatic Pistol and a Flame Thrower.

  • USMC011 Marine Flame Thrower – The ‘M2 Flamethrower’ was the U.S. made, man-portable backpack flamethrower used in WW2.Although its ‘burn-time’ was just 7 seconds and its range a mere 20-40 yards it was a very useful weapon… especially in close-quarter battle situations such as the ‘island-hopping’ campaign in the Pacific during WW2.The Marines used it extensively against pill-boxes, bunkers and trenches defended by determined, die-hard Japanese.
  • USMC012 Marine Radioman – As this kneeling Marine operator receives instructions on his ‘SCR-300’ portable radio transmitter he cradles his M1Carbine next to him. This back-packed radio was the first to be nicknamed a ‘Walkie-Talkie’.
  • USMC013 Marine Officer w/Tommy Gun – This junior officer is barking out orders as he holds his ‘Tommy Gun’… He also carries a side-arm… The 1911 Colt Automatic Pistol.
  • USMC014 Marine Firing his Garand – The U.S.M.C. has always believed that first and foremost every Marine must also be a ‘Marine Rifleman’. Great value has always been placed on ‘skill and marksmanship’ in the Corps and, in WW2, that was immeasurably assisted by the M1’Garand’ Rifle.A.30 caliber, semi automatic rifle it weighed 9.5 pounds was gas-operated with a rotating bolt, had an effective firing range of 500 yards and was loaded with an 8-round clip. Tough, reliable and accurate it was a Marine’s best friend! Our standing Marine fires off a few rounds at the enemy.
  • USMC015 Marine Grenadier – Holding his M1 ‘Garand’ in one hand, this ‘Leatherneck’ expertly pitches his MK2 Grenade at the opposing Japs.In appearance the Mk2 Grenade had a series of grooves and knobs cast in its casing that gave it the appearance of a ‘Pineapple’. Naturally, that soon became its nickname.
  • USMC016 No Marine Left Behind – A badly wounded, unconscious Marine is dragged to safety by one of his buddies.Whenever possible Marines will always try to rescue a wounded fellow Marine or at least recover his body. There is a strong tradition in the Corps that whenever or wherever Marines are in battle they will always do their level best (and more) to recover their dead and wounded.

Battle of TARAWA


From battles in the PTO (Pacific Theatre of Operations) to other battles elsewhere… In the ETO (European Theatre of Operations) and one particular operation… to save the lone surviving brother of a family called RYAN.

“SAVING PRIVATE RYAN” is a very special war drama film for many of us history movie buffs and especially so for myself and K&C.
Back in 1997, through a Hollywood friend and fellow collector, I heard about a big new D.Day movie that was already being filmed in Britain and Ireland by none other than Steven Spielberg. At the time all we knew was that it featured American paratroopers and U.S. Rangers and was centered around Normandy and Omaha Beach.
And so, K&C produced some of its very first American D.Day soldiers which began our entire D.Day range which continues to this day.

Journey forward quite a few years to when we met Capt. Dale Dye U.S.M.C. ret’d., the military advisor on ‘Ryan’ and countless other great war movies and discussions about doing a special ‘tribute’ to a fantastic movie and the real ‘heroes of D.DAY’.
This 4-figure set (the first of 2) features the perilous journey through the fields and bocage of German-occupied Normandy to try and find PFC James Ryan, 101st Airborne.
Capt. John Millar, 2nd Rangers takes the lead carrying his Thompson sub machine gun.

Backing him up is PFC Reiben with the BAR ( Browning Automatic Rifle). Next to him is Cpl. Upham, not a Ranger but an interpreter borrowed from another unit. The final member of this first 4-man squad is Pvt. Jackson, a left-handed sniper holding his bolt action M1903 Springfield with telescopic sight.
All four men will be joined next month (October) by our second ‘Searching for Pvt. Ryan’ set which includes Sgt. Mike Horvath, Pvt. Mellish, Medic Irwin Wade and PFC Caparzo…

Don’t miss out on a terrific movie and … 2 x outstanding sets of D.Day soldiers!

D-Day ’44


  • FoB098 The Refugee Horse & Cart – A wooden, 2-wheel cart is loaded up with the bare essentials as well as a few, treasured family heirlooms… The family horse is between the shafts to hopefully pull the cart and its owner out of harm’s way.
  • FOB099 — Refugee Mother & Son – Carrying a suitcase in one hand this refugee leads her tired old horse and its heavy load down the road.
  • FoB-S02 Refugees On The Road – Combine the horse, the cart and the woman… and you can save yourself a few dollars!

Fields of Battle


  • NA390 Bicorne Grenadier Advancing – Not all of the ‘Old Guard’ wore their famous ‘bearskins’ at the battle… During the ‘100 Days’ Campaign there were many supply shortages and even some of the ‘Old Guard’ were affected.Although he may have lost his ‘Bearskin’ cap… he has not lost any of his fighting spirit.
  • NA393 Wounded Guardsman Shoulder Arms – This Grenadier has suffered a headwound but still advances forward.
  • NA394 Bicorne Grenadier Firing Musket – Another of the Guard, wearing his great coat and the bicorne cap taking aim at the enemy.
  • NA396 Saving His Officer – An ‘Old Guard’ sergeant attempts to pull his seriously wounded officer to safety. These 2 x figures were inspired by a painting showing the same action.
  • NA-S06 Blood, Mud & Dust – The complete 5 x figure set featuring ALL of the above figures at a very affordable and fair price!

Imperial Guard

Afrika Korps

Following the success of the most recent “Rommel’s Command Car” set (AK107) featuring the sand / grey camouflaged ‘ADLER’ Sd. Kfz. 251 we have had a large number of requests to extend this particular camouflage scheme to some other Afrika Korps vehicles that were being shipped over to North Africa to supplement the Desert Fox’s meagre armoured force…

  • AK116 Pz. Kpfw. 35R(F) Self-Propelled Gun – Mounted on the tracked chassis of captured French Renault tanks these small SPG’s make a fine addition for Rommel’s Afrika Korps.This particular model mounts a 4.7cm anti tank gun in an open armoured turret to become a tank destroyer… Some were used during “Operation Barbarossa” – the Invasion of Russia in 1941. A few even saw action in Normandy in June 1944.
  • AK117 Panzerjager 1 – Another old favorite but this time with the distinctive 2-colour camo. This set also includes the relaxing Afrika Korps figure.

Afrika Korps

New King and Country August Releases!

Sunday, August 6th, 2017




  • MK170 Crusader Archer (kneeling) – This English bowman kneels down to let fly an arrow at his Saracen opponents… A large ‘Cross of St. George’ on his surcoat.
  • MK171 Crusader Halberdier – A fighting Man-at-Arms wields his mighty and cruel-looking halberd towards the opposition.
  • MK172 Crusader Archer (standing ready) – Facing the enemy this English bowman is about to open fire.
  • MK173 Richard the Lionheart (mounted) – One of England’s most famous and revered Kings, even today. This mounted figure is dressed in full “Crusader” garb and thrusting his sword skyward.

    The figure itself is modelled on the famous equestrian statue of King Richard that stands proudly outside the Palace of Westminster in London opposite Westminster Abbey.

    Last December, when K&C attended the ‘London Show’ myself and the K&C team saw this statue for the first time and all agreed it would make a fine ‘Royal’ addition to the ‘Crusader & Saracen’ series.

Crusader – Cross & Crescent

Napoleonic – Old Guard

French Imperial Guard

Beginner Gift Sets

Beginner Gift Sets

Apaches and Buffalo Soldiers

  • TRW112 Watching & Signaling – A pair of lying prone Apache warriors observing the approach of a U.S. Cavalry patrol… As one warrior uses a pair of captured (or stolen) binoculars the other signals the rest of the war party using a simple disc of polished metal.
  • TRW112 Chato – As K&C collectors already know… I love movies … ‘war movies’ and ‘westerns’ in particular. This figure is based on a great little movie called “Chato’s Land”, starring the late Charles Bronson. Bronson plays a half-breed Apache and many of the posters for the movie featured this pose… which is a great one for an Apache warrior.
  • TRW114 Sgt. Robert H. Hughes – From a fictional Apache to a factual character from real history … Sergeant Robert Hughes carrying the’ National Flag’ at the Battle of the Little Big Horn on that fateful day in June 1876. Here, holding his Army Colt in one hand and the 36-star flag in the other he reels back from a fatal shot during the battle.
  • TRW126 Errol Flynn’s Custer – And now we mix ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’ with this figure of swashbuckling Errol Flynn as he appeared in the classic 1941 Warner Brothers Movie, “They Died With Their Boots On”. This highly fictionalized life of George Armstrong Custer climaxes at the Battle of the Little Big Horn with Flynn /Custer dressed in his buckskin jacket (and being the last man standing) as the Sioux and Cheyenne warriors prepare to make their final charge. And that’s how we show him.
  • TRW127 The Stranglehold – This is the third installment of this first release of “Buffalo Soldiers”… A black Cavalry Corporal grabs a marauding Apache around the neck as he prepares to use his pistol butt to ‘brain’ the knife wielding warrior! A great little 2-man ‘fighting’ set.

Apaches and Buffalo Soldiers


  • WS334 Marder III M Tank Destroyer – This little Marder III was based on the Czech Panzer 38 (T) chassis and wheel arrangement. The K&C model is in the same camouflage style and markings (#102) as the Marder III seen in Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Pvt. Ryan” movie. Our model also includes a crew member who can stand outside or inside the vehicle… as you prefer.
  • WS342 Standing Tiger Crewmen – This 2-figure set wears the ‘classic’ short black ‘Panzer’ jacket and trousers and fits well alongside any of K&C’s Tigers or other German armour.
  • WS343 SPG Officer w/Pistol – A single grey-clad Self-Propelled-Gun officer stands cocking his pistol… Virtually all German vehicle commanders carried a side arm and this one is no exception.

Normandy ’44 – Waffen-SS & Wehrmacht


  • WH073 Additional Artillery Crew #3 – This 2 x figure set (1 x with short ramming rod plus 1 x shell fuser) goes perfectly with the other previously released artillery gunner sets such as theWH062 The 10.5cm Light Field Howitzer and its crew.

German Wehrmacht

Berlin 1938

Berlin’38 Leibstandarte

New King & Country June Releases!

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Crusaders & Saracens

  • MK163 The Swordsmith Producing top quality ‘weapons of war’ for the Knights and Nobility was always the work of a skilled metal-work craftsman.

    This new figure is hard-at-work at his anvil crafting a strong and sturdy blade while two other examples of his work ‘cool off’ in a nearby pail of water.
    This figure works well in a Crusader Camp… Nottingham Castle… or even deep in Sherwood Forest!

  • MK165 Richard the Lionheart “Richard I”… “Good King Richard”… “Richard Coeur de Lion”, call him what you will, was King of England from 1189 until his death in 1199. He was also Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony and a host of other titles in France.

    Apart from his childhood in England most of his adult life was spent overseas in Aquitaine. When he became King he led the Third Crusade to the Holy Land after the departure of Philip II of France. Although winning many notable victories over his Muslim opponent ‘Saladin’ he never managed to recapture Jerusalem.

    Fondly remembered by his English subjects he in turn thought of them primarily as a useful source of taxes and revenue to pay for his foreign adventures.

    In legend, popular books and movies “Richard the Lionheart” is usually portrayed as a kind, wise and benevolent ruler as opposed to his evil brother Prince John who acted as Regent throughout the King’s long and frequent absences.

    Our standing figure has him dressed in his Royal Red Livery with the symbols ‘Gules, three Lions passant guardant’ on both his chest and shield.

    First adopted by England’s Plantagenet Kings in 1154, they have ever since come to symbolize the nation of England.

    Special Note: Another, brand-new mounted ‘Richard Coeur de Lion’ will be released in a few month’s time.

Crusader – Cross & Crescent


  • NA382 95th Standing Firing – One more extremely useful green-clad 95th Rifleman.
  • NA383 95th Chosen Man
    ‘Chosen Men’ were the Napoleonic eras equivalent of today’s Lance Corporals. Whilst one step below an NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) they were selected to command a squad (6-10 men) for their intelligence, bravery and military
    abilities. The rank was unofficial and used at the discretion of commanding officers. Men selected to be ‘Chosen’ wore a single white armband on their upper right arm. ‘Chosen Men’ often went on to be promoted to NCO rank later. Our
    ‘Chosen Man’ is kneeling, cocking his Baker Rifle.
  • NA384 95th Rifles Sergeant
    Advancing forward, this senior NCO wears his 3 white stripes on his right arm and a crimson red and black sash around his waist. He gestures to the riflemen
    following him
  • NA385 95th Rifleman Kneeling Loading
    – Using his powder horn to prime the firing pan of his Baker Rifle.
  • NA386 95th Rifles Officer w/ Sabre
    – Carrying his curved sabre this young officer is exercising his command
  • NA-S04 Rifle Reinforcement Set
    – Combine all of the above releases together and you have another great little
    “Value Added Bonus Set”. 5 figures

95th Rifles

French Imperial Guard

Pierre Jacques Etienne Cambronne was one of the French heroes of Waterloo.

He became a Lieutenant General in Napoleon’s Imperial Guard and led his men into action at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.

Towards the end of the battle he was wounded as he stood in the midst of one of his battalion’s squares. As the surrounding British called on him to surrender, Cambronne replied tersely, “Merde!”

Other more polite sources say he responded with “The Guard dies it does not surrender!” In French of course.

This new K&C figure portrays the defiant Cambronne, sword in hand and with fierce anger in his eyes… Personally, I think he shouted, “Merde!”

French Imperial Guard


Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632) more widely known as Gustavus Adolphus was King of Sweden from 1611-1632 and is credited in making Sweden a great ‘European Power’. He led the country to military supremacy during the Thirty Years War helping to determine the political as well as religious balance of power on the continent at that time.

He was also regarded as a great military innovator especially in the use of ‘combined arms’… the fighting mix of cavalry, infantry and artillery and their practical deployment on the battlefield.

Not only a great tactician he was a brave and fearless soldier often leading his troops ‘from the front’ in many a battle and skirmish.

He was killed at the Battle of Lützen in 1632 leading a cavalry charge.

Today, Gustavus Adolphus is memorialized in statues in several major Swedish cities… Our K&C standing figure is closely modelled on an actual statue in Gothenberg, Sweden.

Musketeers of the Guard


  • ROM004 Roman Centurion
    – At the launch of this current series we presented our “Primum Pilus”, literally “First Spear”… the top Centurion of a Roman Legion, the equivalent (in British Army terms) to a Regimental Sergeant Major.

    Here now, is the regular Centurion. Most of these men commanded a ‘Century’ of men, usually anywhere between 80-90 Legionaries.

    Centurions were expected to ‘lead from the front’ in battle and it naturally followed that the casualty rate was correspondingly high leading to constant ‘vacancies’!

    Centurions were also easily recognized by the horse hair crest on their helmets usually worn ‘transverse’. Our Centurion wears a chain mail vest as protection rather than the ‘Lorica Segmentata’ armour of his men.

  • ROM007 Roman Standard Bearer
    – A ‘Signifer’ was the standard bearer of a Roman Legion. He carried the ‘Signum’ (standard) for a cohort or century. As each century had its own Signifer that meant there were approximately 59 in a whole Legion.

    The ‘Signum’ had a number of disks or medallions along with other elements mounted on a long pole. The pole itself would often be ‘topped’ with a hand-shaped ‘manus’ denoting the oath of loyalty taken by soldiers when they first enlisted. A wreath of honour world usually surround the ‘manus’ (hand)

    ‘Signifers’ would also carry a small decorated round shield (a buckler) and wore a wolf or bearskin on top of their helmets and body armour.

  • ROM009 Roman Cornifer
    – The ‘Cornu’ or ancient Roman brass instrument was used to communicate orders and signals both in camp and on the battlefield during the glory that was Rome.

    In camp these musical commands might be sounded by just on Cornicen however in battle several or more Cornicens would join together, the better to be heard above the din and destruction of war.

    Our K&C ‘Cornicen’ once again carries the small round decorated shield and wears a grey wolf skin atop his helmet and armour.

  • ROM013 Marching Legionary with Marius Mule
    – A ‘companion piece’ to our standing ‘Legionary w / Marius Mule’. This Roman soldier is probably going out on a long patrol or march and once again is carrying part of his personal kit and belongings on his shoulder.



  • TRW108 Cochise – Cochise was a leader of Chiricahua Apaches. Born in 1804 he was a key war chief during the Apache Wars which began in 1861. Along with his father-in-law, ‘Mangas Coloradas’, he waged a long and often brutal guerrilla campaign against much larger U.S. Army forces all over the Southwest United States.

    Several movies have been made of his exploits including “Broken Arrow” and “The Battle at Apache Pass”.

    Our mounted K&C figure has Cochise on one of his war ponies taking careful aim with his Winchester repeating rifle.

  • TRW109 Taza, Son of Cochise – Taza (1843-1876) succeeded his father as warchief of the Chiricahuas when the latter died in 1874. A brave and resourceful warrior in his own right… He was also a skilled ‘guerrilla leader’ and took part in many successful raids during the Apache Wars.

    The K&C standing figure has him holding a cavalry carbine above his head and a cavalry pistol in his right hand.

Buffalo Soldiers

The 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.

These African American soldiers were formed into a regiment in 1866 and saw almost continuous active service from then until the final subjugation of the Apache and Comanche tribes in the 1880’s Led by white officers the 10th fought primarily in the Southwest states and territories of the Union at that time.

Known to the Indians as “Buffalo Soldiers” because of their strong, tightly-curled black hair (similar in Indian eyes to the fur of the buffalo) these soldiers were tough and loyal and earned a hard-won reputation for bravery, winning a large number of Medals of Honor.

K & C are releasing 12x figures in 3x releases in the first schedule… Here are 6 of them, plus a “Special Value Added Bonus set”!

and Buffalo Soldiers


One of American’s greatest commanders of WW2, or indeed any of the wars and conflicts the U.S. has fought in during its history. Chester William Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg Texas in 1885 and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1905.

When America entered WW2 in December 1941 he was promoted to Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet with the rank of admiral.

Nimitz controlled the ‘Pacific Ocean Areas’ while General Douglas MacArthur took over the land campaign.

Admiral Nimitz was also present at the Japanese surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

Our figure shows Admiral Nimitz dressed in ‘Khakis’, the everyday wear of U.S. Navy officers in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during WW2.

States Navy

World of Dickens/ Streets of Olde London

Street carts and traders abounded on the streets of London among them a fore runner of “Starbucks”!

  • WoD047 The Coffee Cart – Victorian London coffee was almost, but not quite, as popular as Tea! Here, a
    Street Coffee Merchant brews up some fresh coffee for his customers. Look out for lots of great detail in this charming little set… Figure of the coffee Merchant is included.
  • WoD048 The Coffee Couple – A gentleman and his lady enjoy their morning cup.
  • WoD049 The Extra Cup – Customers were usually allowed a ‘second’ cup free of charge at these streetside
    coffee carts.
  • WoD-S01 The Complete Coffee Collection – All of the above at an even tastier price!!!

World of Dickens


Captured T34/76’s were designated as Panzerkampfwagen T-34(r) by the Germans. Large numbers of Soviet T34’s were captured intact and pressed back into service… against their former owners between 1941 and 1943. Here is one such example…

  • WS332 Soviet Panzer – Many hundreds of these captured tanks were returned to service with German Crews after they had undergone some major and minor adjustments. A huge range of colour schemes were utilized and adapted from existing Wehrmacht approved camouflage markings.

    Virtually all models had large German crosses painted on the turrets and hulls to help avoid ‘blue on blue’ incidents and to aid battlefield recognition. Some turret hatches were even painted with swastikas on them to help aircraft recognition… Our model is one of them.

    This Soviet Panzer also has had German-style ‘side skirts’ added.

Russian Front and Berlin 1945

New King & Country April Releases!

Monday, April 3rd, 2017


  • ROM002 The Tribune – Every Roman Legion was commanded by a “Legate”, he in turn was assisted by no less than six “Tribunes”. These were men usually drawn from the Rome’s upper social class. In camp and on the battlefield they were easily recognized by their more decorative and expensive armour.Among their many duties were general administration and management of all military camps, forts and other establishments. That also included food supply, overall security and enforcing discipline as well as ordering punishments when required.Each Tribune in turn had a number of clerical assistants to prepare reports, records and rosters.Our K&C Mounted Tribune is the perfect companion to ROM001 “The Legate”.
  • ROM005 The Optio – This ‘non-commissioned officer’ was the centurion’s right-hand man appointed personally by him.The Optio was in charge of the instruction and training of all new recruits as well as assisting his Centurion in whatever requirements were necessary in the running of the Century.Optios often wore ‘crested’ helmets and carried long canes to enforce good order and discipline.
  • ROM006 Aquilifer – One of the most important men in the Legion because he carries the ‘Eagle Standard’ of that particular Legion.He wears a Lion’s pelt and head over his ‘scale’ armour. On his back is the small round shield carried by Aquilifers, Signifiers and some other senior Legion NCO’s.
  • ROM010 Legionary on Guard – For any Roman collector this particular soldier is a ‘must-have’. Standing on guard duty, either at a gate or on a wall, he carrier his ‘Pilum’ in his right hand while his left holds onto his large Legion-issue shield.
  • ROM011 Standing Legionary w/Marius Mule – This Legionary is preparing to leave his fort or encampment and move to a new location. He carries all of his personal belongings, necessary kit and other items on this baggage pole along with his large and small swords and the Pilum. His shield might be carried with the baggage train.


Riflemen to the front!

It’s been a long time since K&C produced any riflemen to face up to Bonaparte’s men. Our last ‘British’ riflemen were actually King’s German Legion and date back to 2005! Over the years there have been more than a few requests by dealers and collectors to produce more and so we have… and here they are … This time the men of the 95th Rifles.

In 1800, an “Experimental Corps of Riflemen” was raised from officers and men drawn from the regular line regiments of the British Army.

The ‘recruits’ selected for this new military experiment were chosen from the fittest and smartest young soldiers of their ‘parent regiments’ … They also had to be the best marksmen!

This new formation was to act as scouts and skirmishers in advance of the main army as well as covering the flanks of any larger advancing force.

They had to blend into the countryside as well as move swiftly through it. Not for them the traditional scarlet coat and white crossbelts of the regular British infantry even their military appearance was different … These new riflemen wore dark green uniforms together with all-black belts, pouches and backpacks.

Importantly, they carried the much more accurate shorter Baker Rifle in place of the more cumbersome ‘Brown Bess’ musket of the remainder of the army.

After two years of tests, trials and tribulations they were formally brought into the British Army as “The 95th Rifles” in April 1802.

We are releasing our first 11 officers and men of the 95th in two small batches, this first comprises 6 individual figures which will be sold separately and in a “Special 8-Figure Value Added Bonus set”

  • NA376 95th Rifles Officer w / Telescope – Observing the enemy as his men move forward to take up firing positions.
  • NA377 Lying Sniper – This lying prone 95th Rifleman rests his Baker Rifle on his shako as he takes careful aim. His bandaged head is perhaps the result of a previous violent encounter with the French.
  • NA378 95th Bugler – Unlike other regular British line regiments the 95th did not employ drummers but instead used bugle calls to transmit instructions across the battlefield. This man maybe a bugler but he still carries his Baker Rifle.
  • NA379 Lying Prone Rifleman – A companion piece to NA377, this rifleman adopts the prone position in order to use the countryside as convenient cover and take a better aim on the enemy.
  • NA380 Advance To Your Front – Rifle held at the ‘high port’ position this rifleman dashes forward.
  • NA381 Kneeling Firing – Another favourite firing position while presenting a smaller ‘target’ to your enemy.
  • NA-S03 The Rifle Section – A special ‘Value Added Bonus Package’ of 8 figures which combines all 6 of the above releases together with 2 additional riflemen NA379 + NA381 … And all at a very special price!

Special Note: FIVE additional 95th Rifles soldiers are being released this coming June … Among them will be one more officer (advancing with sword) … a 95th Rifles Sergeant … A ‘Chosen Man’ and two more riflemen in action.

95th Rifles

On The Streets of Olde London

The Hansom Cab was a single horse-drawn carriage first patented in Britain by Joseph Hansom in 1834.

For many years during the Victorian era they were a familiar sight on the streets of London and other large British cities.

Soon their fame and use travelled far and wide … First to Europe and finally on to New York. They continued to be widely used until the advent of the motor car when they were superseded. By the early 1920’s they had all but disappeared from London’s streets.

Their popularity and appeal today however has been mainly through films and television … No self respecting Victorian street scene is rarely complete without the familiar clip-clop sound of at least one or two ‘Hansom Cabs’.

  • WoD058-1 Hansom Cab (Yellow) – The first of our two “Standing Horse” cabs is decorated in a golden yellow and black paint scheme and comes with the seated driver.
  • WoD058-2 Hansom Cab (Red) – The second version sports a “Wine Red” finish and again has a driver on the back seat.

World of Dickens

Middle East

Once more we return to Palestine and the exploits of the Australian Light Horse in their campaign against “Johnny Turk” during the First World War. However, on this occasion we are ‘in camp’… either before or just after the battle .

  • AL076 Preparing Some Grub – A crouching Light Horse trooper uses his bayonet to hold a ‘billy can’ full of tea over a little camp fire.
  • AL077 Enjoying a Brew-Up – Even in the desert heat of Palestine a mug of tea can actually be quite refreshing as these two “Diggers” know.
  • AL078 A Drink of Water – This kneeling trooper pours water out of his canteen into his upturned slouch hat for his four-legged ‘mate’ to enjoy.
  • AL079 Preparing to Saddle-Up – About to head out on picket duty or a patrol this trooper carries his saddle over to his waiting horse.

Middle East


On Sunday morning 7 December 1941, an “urgent” radiogram went out to all U.S. Navy ships in Hawaiian waters.

The message was sent minutes after Japanese aircraft first started dropping bombs and launching torpedoes on the US Pacific Fleet based at Pearl Harbor.

Caught completely by surprise on that fateful Sunday morning the military response was, at first, slow and painful … Just a handful of US fighter aircraft managed to get into the air to combat the marauding Japanese “Zeroes”, “Vals” and “Kates”.

Among the pilots who took to the skies over Hawaii were Lieutenants Ken Taylor and George Welch flying their P40 “Tomahawks”.

Both pilots’ exploits on 7 December have been portrayed in movies such as “TORA! TORA! TORA!” (1970) and “PEARL HARBOR” (2001)

This is the third version of the CURTISS P-40 “Tomahawk” that K&C has made. Previous models have included an RAF “Desert Air Force” one and the classic “Flying Tigers” version.

The new model is in the standard olive drab and light grey colour scheme typical of US Army Air Corps aircraft at this time. Our model bears the code number “160” of the aircraft 2nd Lieut . George Welch flew on 7 December and belongs to the 15th Pursuit Squadron.

The Air Corps officially credited Lieut. Welch with 4 “kills” and several others damaged.

This “Pearl Harbor P40” comes complete with a standing figure of a US Army Air Corps pilot wearing a non standard “Hawaiian” shirt over his khakis and carrying a.45 Colt Automatic.

Note: Just 150 of this aircraft are being released.

Pearl Harbour

Desert Pendezvous

  • EA120 LRDG 30cwt. Chevrolet Truck – An additional vehicle to a very popular range of LRDG / SAS trucks and jeeps issued by K&C over the years.This 3rd “Chevy” is painted in a very attractive sand / faded green finish and comes with an Arab head-dressed driver, and armed with the Boyes Anti Tank Rifle on a pindle mount on the rear of the vehicle.These LRDG vehicles have always been very popular with “Desert War” collectors and occasionally appear on ebay … So it’s good to add an all-new one.
  • EA121 Sandy – This bearded LRDG ‘desperado’ is about to either a) help dig the truck out or b) go for a little walk behind the nearest sand dune to perform a necessary human function … You decide.
  • EA122 Dusty Miller – ‘Dusty’, map in hand, has acquired, after a few raids and missions, some authentic Afrika Korps souvenirs including the cap, a map case and an MP40 ‘Schmeisser’ Machine Pistol.
  • EA123 Jock – A Scottish member of the patrol, wearing an old “Solar Topee” sun helmet and carefully scrutinizes the surrounding landscape for any signs of life as well as any approaching Germans or Italians. Can also fit easily onto the rear of the Chevy!

Montgomery’s 8th Army

Russian Front

When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 there were many Russians who welcomed the Germans as ‘liberators’ from the Godless Communists … Here are the first three Russian Civilians (more to come) giving a guarded welcome to the German invaders …

Fields of Battle