Archive for December, 2011

Thomas Gunn

Monday, December 5th, 2011

New November Releases Now In Stock !

  • ATW001A — 60mm Mortar Team (All American) — Featuring our first American Airborne troops from the 82nd Airborne Division (The All Americans), taking their 60mm mortar into action against the enemy! The loader and aimer both look away as another round leaves the chamber, these 2 were in such a rush to get into action the loader is still wearing his drop gloves! Comes with 2 figures, mortar and mortar ammo box this has to be a first for 1/30th scale!
    Planned production run is limited to 180 sets in this version.
  • ATW001B — Last of the Mohicans (101st Airborne) — The B version crew are sporting Mohican hair cuts with war paint and wear the unit colours of the 101st Airborne, this version limited to 120 sets and is titled ‘Last of the Mohicans’. Both versions priced at $69 each and probably not around for long so grab them whilst you can.
  • GEB001 — Gebirgsjager Sniper (Winter) — Our first of hopefully many Gebirgsjager troops! This SS mountain trooper takes aim at an unfortunate Allied soldier, sometime during the Battle of the Bulge Campaign in late 1944.
    Limited to 200 sets in this version and priced at $32.
  • GEB009 — Gebirgsjager Sniper (Spring) — Our latest Gunn Club figure featuring an SS mountain trooper dressed as he would have appeared in spring 1945, limited to 100 sets worldwide.
  • SS021A — SS Infantry Squad (Winter) — Comprising 2 SS soldiers in winter gear, the officer takes aim with his MP40 whilst the other foot slogger hurriedly reloads his rifle.
    Limited to 200 sets in this version.
  • SS021B — SS Infantry Squad (Spring) — The B version figures come in a popular Spring 1945 colour scheme and is limited to 100 sets worldwide, both versions priced at $64 each.
  • SS027A — German ZB30 MG Team (Winter) — Another first in 1/30th scale so far as I am aware! 2 SS infantry men manning their Czech ZB30 machine gun, the gunner takes careful aim whilst the number 2 waits with a fresh magazine. Comes with 2 figures both dressed in typical uniform for the winter period, with one man carrying a bag containing fresh magazines and the other with a canvas bag containing spare MG parts. The ZB30 was made in Czechoslovakia and was popular with SS infantry and SS police units, especially when the MG34 was not readily available. It was still in use at the wars end which was a testament to its reliability and durable construction. Enfield made the British version of this machine gun which went onto worldwide fame as the Bren for those of you wondering about the similarity between the two guns!
    Limited to 200 sets worldwide in this version.
  • SS027B — German ZB30 MG Team (Spring/Summer) — The B version will suit any diorama for Western Europe from Spring thru to Autumn and is limited to 100 sets worldwide, both versions priced at a competitive $69.

New Releases Expected In December!

Just  announced the latest upcoming releases and a departure from WWII.  Tom is adding new Napoleonic figures, so we start off with a Royal Hose Artillery Rocket Men. Then we move to WWI and Lawrence of Arabia and also WWI in Europe.  WWII is well represented with Mine Sweepers and a German Battle Group.  As always his figures are limited in numbers so snap them up while you can.

  • SS028A — German 8cm Mortar Team Winter – Both crew members look away as another round leaves the tube heading in the direction of the Allies! The A version suitable for in Battle of the Bulge diorama and the B version suitable for Normandy or Germany 1945. Not sure if there are many German winter mortar teams around so hopefully a pretty unique set for all of you into winter.
  • SS028B — German 8cm Mortar Team Spring
  • SS029A — Mine Clearers Part 1 (Normandy) –  An evocative set very reminiscent of WW2 – 2 man mine clearing team with an NCO recording his comrades work in the minefield but at a safe distance! The other soldier seems to have found something and has stopped moving for the time being, just to be sure! To my knowledge German mine detectors not been done in 1/30th scale before and therefore another unique couple of sets in the collecting world. The mine detector pole is detachable to avoid breakages during transit.
  • SS029B — Mine Clearers Part 1 (DAK) –
  • SS030A — Mine Clearers Part 2 (Normandy) – Comprises a 2 man squad gingerly clearing Allied mines in preparation for the German counter attack. One man moves forward searching for hidden mines equipped with a standard issue mine detector. His comrade in arms lifts a once hidden mine with his bayonet. To highlight the shortages faced by the Germans we have ‘dressed’ one of the figures in a Wermacht jacket but also wearing SS issue trousers and helmet! This look was inspired after seeing a German seaman photographed wearing a Kriegsmarine hat, Heer jacket and Luftwaffe trousers
    whilst serving in North Africa!
  • SS030B — Mine Clearers Part 2 (DAK)
  • SS034A — Battle Group 4 (Normandy) – Designed to go with the mine Clearer sets these 2 infantry figures start their way thru the cleared minefield. An NCO waves a nervous Private forward as the
    path opens up for them.
  • SS034B — Battle Group 4 (DAK)

New Releases Expected In January!

  • LOA001A — Lawrence with Turkish – The British war in the Middle East seems to have been largely ignored by 1/30th manufacturers and I was keen to address this forgotten war! Starting off the range is a British icon who in some ways sums up the typical eccentric British academic of the period drafted into the army – T.E Lawrence! Of course Lawrence was a very unique character in a lot of ways not so typical of the English officer class! In this beautifully crafted diorama, Lawrence takes the surrender of a Turkish soldier in the A version and a German officer in the B version. I based this scene on the battle of Tafas where in the 1962 film Lawrence shouts ‘No prisoners’ as his Arab troops move forward to attack a retreating Turkish column. The Turkish force had recently butchered the inhabitants of Tafas and were beating a hasty retreat before the Arabs arrived. The only Axis troops to escape the following battle were 3 cars containing German/Austrian machine gunners. All the other German and Turkish combatants were massacred including 250 troops who surrendered but to no avail and who were put to the sword by the Arabs.
  • LOA001B — Lawrence with German
  • LOA002 — Machine Gun Tropical – LOA002/GW002 comprises a dismounted British cavalry team manning a Hotchkiss machine gun. All British cavalry Regiments were equipped with 2 or more French Hotchkiss machine guns due to the lack of a suitable British light machine gun. These guns provided the extra firepower needed by these lightly armed troops, who were often far out in advance of the main force in a reconnaissance role. The LOA (Lawrence of Arabia) version comes with Pith helmeted figures and the ‘Great War’ version suitable for the western Font comes with our boys wearing soft caps.
  • NAPS001A— British Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery Rocket Men
  • NAPS001B — British Napoleonic Royal Horse Artillery Rocket Men
  • GW001A — German Flamethrower with Gas – Great War 001 (GW001) would surely have been a very worrying sight for any Allied soldier on the front line in France 1918. The Germans pioneered the flamethrower during WW1 and used it to terrifying effect. The flamethrower teams often moving forward with other assault troops, to clear the way for the main attacking German force. The A version comes with figure wearing a gas mask and the B version with no gas mask. Both troops dressed in ‘Storm trooper’ outfits typical of this war to end all wars.
  • GW001B — German Flamethrower
  • GW002 — Machine Gun France

Thomas Gunn

King & Country New Announcement For January

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Ancient Egypt

A brand-new Sphinx… when we retired the last version we did not realize how useful or requested this item would be. So, we’ve come up with an all-new version.
Eighth Army – Tobruk
The Desert War” fought between 1940 and 1943 in the harsh, unyielding environment of North Africa is one of K&C’s most collected ranges both British and Empire and, of course, Rommel’s Afrika Korps. These latest add-ons are sure to please quite a few of the “Desert-Diehards”
Fields of Battle and German Luftwaffe
A unique version of the Me.109  this crash- landed 109 belongs to Franz Von Werra, the only German pilot to successfully escape from Allied captivity and
finally make it back to Germany in early 1941. Von Werra made a successful “wheels-up” landing up in Kent, England during the Battle of Britain in 1940.
After several failed escape attempts he was transported to Canada where he did finally escape into the U.S. before heading to Mexico. Through Brazil across the Atlantic to Spain and eventually Germany. His exploits were filmed as “The One That Got Away” starring Hardy Kruger.

Napoleonic – Waterloo – French Line Infantry
Six all-new French infantry-of-the-line to add extra colour, depth and excitement to K&C Napoleonic Forces.