Archive for November, 2018

New Collectors Showcase December Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

72nd Pennsylvania




American Civil War


German Train


Limited edition of 200. Each train car comes with a piece of track and a figure. We’ve even added open and closed hatch options.



German WWII


Vietnam


Long range patrol and Green Berets.



Vietnam


Vietnam Diorama


Suitable for use with Collectors Showcase, King & Country and First Legion
figures.



Vietnam


Masterworks


Scale 1/6.



Masterworks Collection


Thomas Gunn December Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Glory of Rome


Limited production of 100.



Glory of Rome

Thomas Gunn Club


Limited production of 80.



Thomas Gunn Club

WWII German forces


Limited production of 80.



WWII German forces

New First Legion December Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Battle of Lake Peipus


The Battle of Lake Peipus took place in 1242 between the Livonian Branch of the Teutonic Knights and Republic of Novgorod. It was a part of the Northern Crusades of the Catholic Christian Military Orders against the “pagans” of the Eastern European Baltic states. Alternatively named “the battle on the ice” because a large part of it was fought on the surface of a frozen lake, the Battle of Lake Peipus was a significant Crusader defeat at the hands of Alexander Nevsky. Nevsky’s strategy was to feign withdrawal to lure the overconfident Teutonic Knights onto the surface of the Lake. A melee ensued over the course of a few hours and the exhausted Crusaders succumbed to a final attack of the Wings of Nevsky’s army. The ice of the lake began to crack under the strain in some sections and many of the heavily armored Crusaders and Teutonic Knights drowned as a result. Up to now our Crusades series has only covered the Siege of Acre, but this expansion of the range will be given the same detailed treatment with the combatants of both sides well represented allowing for wonderfully detailed dioramas of the famous Battle of Lake Peipus.





Battle of Lake Peipus

Dutch Grenadiers Band


First Legion presents the Old Guard Dutch Grenadiers Tete de Colonne! The band, or Tete de Colonne (literally translated “head of the column”) would lead the regiment during parades or other important occasions such as review by the Emperor. They rarely served in combat, though were present and often assisted with the wounded or other non-combat battlefield tasks. We have presented them here with such that you can setup a full band including the Drum Major, Band Master, Jingling-Johnny, and the various woodwind, percussion, and other instruments.



Dutch Grenadiers Band

Afrika Corps


The SdKfz 251/1 of the 115th Motorized Regiment, 15th Panzer Division! This incredibly detailed vehicle adds to your display options for the 15th Panzer Division particularly when coupled with set DAK038/DAK039 and our various DAK Reconaissance vehicles. These vehicles are truly of superlative quality and are much more hand crafted and hand modelled than they are a simplistic “toy soldier” vehicle.



Das Deutsche Afrika Corps 1941-1943!

Battle of the Bulge


BB032 German Stug IV PzJg Abt 12 – 12th Volksgrenadier Division. The 12th Volksgrenadier Division, reconstituted from the previously destroyed 12th Infantry Division, saw action initially in the Ardennes as the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest. This action was particularly important as the area was to serve as the launching point for “Wacht am Rhein”, the German counterattack which ended the Battle of Hurtgen. It was attached to the 1st SS Panzer Corps, 6th Army for the Ardennes Offensive. When the offensive failed, 6th Panzer Army was transferred to the Eastern Front and the 12th Volksgrenadier Division was left behind to face the advancing Americans. The Sturmgeschütz IV (StuG IV) was an assault gun based on the chassis of the Panzer IV. It performed admirably in it’s role as a tank killer and was typically attached to infantry divisions. It had the same main armament as the German Panzer IV, the 7.5 cm StuK 40 L/48 and a crew of four men. Out variant features opening and closing hatches, raising and lowering gun barrel, and removable side skirts such that you can configure the model as you prefer, with all skirts, no skirts, or a mix them as desired. It truly is a stunning model with extremely detailed weathering and painting which has been produced in very limited quantities.



Battle of the Bulge

New John Jenkins December Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Enemies of Rome




Enemies of Rome

Roman Army of the Late Republic




Roman Army of the Late Republic

Aztec Empire


The banner is the Aztec national standard of Quetzalteopamitl, which was an enormous fan of gold and quetzal feathers.



Aztec Empire – Conquest of America

Conquistdor


Wars of the Roses




Wars of the Roses 1455-1487

Brunswick Grenadiers




Brunswick Grenadiers

Morgans Riflemen




Morgans Riflemen

Knights Of The Skies


** PLEASE NOTE THE ACE-39P PILOT CAN FIT ANY JJD FOKKER DVII MODEL**



Knights Of The Skies – WWI

WWII Aircraft


The Grumman F4F Wildcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft that began service with both the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in 1940, where it was initially known by the latter as the Martlet.

The F4F was Grumman’s first monoplane fighter design and was to prove to be one of the great naval fighter aircraft of World War 2.

In 1939 Grumman were successful in obtaining a Navy order for 54 F4F-3’s. The RAF also received 81 F4F-3’s which were named the Martlet I.

The initial deliveries to the US navy were in December 1940, with the first of the planes going to the USS Ranger, and USS Wasp.

These were the only carriers which had the F4F-3’s when war broke out.

First used in combat by the British in the North Atlantic, the Wildcat was the only effective fighter available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the early part of World War II in 1941 and 1942; the disappointing Brewster Buffalo was withdrawn in favor of the Wildcat and replaced as units became available. With a top speed of 318 mph (512 km/h), the Wildcat was outperformed by the faster 331 mph (533 km/h), more maneuverable, and longer-ranged Mitsubishi A6M Zero. However, the F4F’s ruggedness, coupled with tactics such as the Thach Weave, resulted in a claimed air combat kill-to-loss ratio of 5.9:1 in 1942 and 6.9:1 for the entire war.

Lessons learned from the Wildcat were later applied to the faster F6F Hellcat. While the Wildcat had better range and maneuverability at low speed, the Hellcat could rely on superior power and high speed performance to outperform the Zero. The Wildcat continued to be built throughout the remainder of the war to serve on escort carriers, where larger and heavier fighters could not be used.

Lieutenant Commander Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare (March 13, 1914 – November 26, 1943) was an American naval aviator of the United States Navy, who on February 20, 1942, became the Navy’s first flying ace when he single-handedly attacked a formation of nine heavy bombers approaching his aircraft carrier. Even though he had a limited amount of ammunition, he managed to shoot down or damage several enemy bombers. On April 21, 1942, he became the first naval recipient of the Medal of Honor in World War II.



JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

RAF Pilot


**PLEASE NOTE THE RAF-01C PILOT FIGURE CAN FIT ANY JJD SPITFIRE MODEL WHICH HAS THE OPENING SIDE DOOR**



JJD Second World War Aircraft Collection

New First Legion November Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Napoleonic – Prussian


Be it at the battles of Lutzen, Bautzen, Dresden, Leipzig or any of ther other battles in the 1813-1814 campaigns, or all the way through the 100 days atLigny, Wavre, and Waterloo, the Prussian Army was constantly present and bent on revenge for the humilation of the 1807 Treaty at Tilsit. Our first release for the Prussian Army was the Musketeers of the 11th Line (2nd Silesian) Infantry Regiment chosen because they were one of the few regiments which carried their standard with them at Waterloo. With these figures now nearly sold out, we have since added the 2nd Brandenberg Artillery and are pleased to present our latest release, the 3rd Battalion of the Silesian Landwehr. These figures are appropriate for Waterloo and for the 1813 Campaign as well where we have created 4 different standards for them.



Prussian

Unpainted Model Kit


75mm Unpainted Metal Figure Kit for modellers and collectors from the Unpainted Figure Kits



Unpainted Metal Kits – Scale 60mm and 75mm

New Hobby Master April Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Air Power Collection


New releases scheduled for April 2019!



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

Modern Air Power




Modern Air Power Collection

Wings of War New Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Wings of War


These are large birds even at 1/43 scale measuring in with a 12 inch (30 Centimetres) wingspan and an 18 inch (46cm) fuselage length. They are bigger than most of our WW2 1/30 scale fighter models! We have 2 samples available at the moment, in the markings of the ‘Sundowners’ and the ‘Jolly Rogers’ both veterans of the Vietnam war.



Wings of War

Thomas Gunn November Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

World War One




World War One

Home Front



Home
Front

WWII – Pacific




WWII Pacific

Romans




Glory of Rome

Ancient Britons




Ancient Briton and Celts

Spartans




Spartans

New King & Country November Releases

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

King & Country 2019! Calender


The
new King and Country 2019 Calendar includes pictures of their most popular
products and diorama displays from various series.   For King and
Country Order over $200.00, we include a Calendar for Free!  Do not miss
out!



King & Country Calendar

Santa 2018!


The presents are all packed, the heavily-laden ‘Santa Sacks’ are all loaded, onto his sled, the elves are enjoying a well-earned break and Santa is doing a final check of the addresses of all the good little boys and girls he will be visiting on his epic journey around the globe…



Christmas – Limited Edition

Roman-Style Crime & Punishment


The Roman Empire did not take kindly to those of their subject peoples who rebelled against their rule… Those bold enough to take up arms fully realized that they would need huge reserves of courage and fortitude to face up to the cruel and often barbaric punishments they would suffer should they fall into Roman hands…

  • RnB018 Crucifixion of a Tribal Chief – Crucifixion was a method of capital punishment in which the victim was tied and / or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang for several days and nights. Usually the eventual cause of death was exhaustion and asphyxiation.
    Although the crucifixion of Jesus is the most famous example of this form of lethal punishment it was a fairly common execution method for thieves, murderers and rebel chieftains.
  • RnB019 Scourging The Prisoner – Prior to execution it was normal Roman procedure to flog the prisoner… The usual instrument was a short whip with several single or braided leather thongs of various lengths. Into these thongs would be tied small iron balls and sharp pieces of bone at irregular intervals.
    For scourging, the prisoner was stripped of most of his clothing (women were never scourged) and tied to a large wooden or stone post.
    Two Roman soldiers would be on either side of the victim and would take it in turn to flog him. Extreme pain and blood loss would soon follow and it was not uncommon for the prisoner to even die of shock at the post. Should the prisoner survive his ordeal the soldiers would often taunt their victim adding extreme insult to injury!
  • RnB021 Life or Death…? – The fate of captured rank and file rebels was usually decided in the immediate aftermath of a battle… If slaves were required either to be worked to death in the Roman quarries or as ‘gallery-slaves’ they lived (for a time). Similarly, they might to spared to be trained as gladiators to fight in the arenas that had sprung up across the empire and in Rome itself.
    If, alas, they were unsuitable for any of these destinations or were declared “surplus to requirements” a quick sword thrust was usually the end result!
  • RnB023 The Sitting Centurion – Sitting, observing his soldiers go about their duties is this sitting Centurion. As he rests, both hands on his sword, his helmet by his side he ensures that all punishments are carried out with cruel efficiency.



Romans

“Remember The Alamo… Again!”




Mexican Army


Hercule Poirot

This fictional Belgian detective, created by English author, Agatha Christie has appeared in more than 33 novels, several films and television series and on radio.

He has been memorably portrayed by Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov, Orson Welles, David Suchet and most recently, Kenneth Branagh.

And now he is immortalized in miniature by King & Country. As you see the dapper and fastidious M. Poirot stands confidently addressing his audience and obviously making a point of, perhaps, declaring who is the murderer or person behind the crime!



World of Dickens

THE ORIGINAL STORMTROOPERS


Although the name ‘Stormtroopers’ has come to be associated with the nickname of Hitler’s ‘Sturmabteilung’ better known as the ‘SA’ or the ‘Brownshirts’ the actual German derivation of ‘Sturmtruppen’ dates back before the Nazis to the latter days of the First World War.

These were among the first ‘Assault Troops’ trained to move swiftly across the battlefield with deadly force using hand grenades, portable machine guns and… plenty of individual initiative!

  • FW232 The Sturmtruppen Set (4 figure set) – Three heavily-armed stormtroopers with an assortment of weapons gather around their officer… Perfect for a pre battle WW1 scene near the frontline trenches OR perhaps a street scenario in revolutionary postwar Munich in the turmoil that follow the 1918 Armistice.
  • FW-S01 Guarding The Tank – This combination set brings together a captured British Mk. IV tank and its brand-new vehicle commander plus a standing Stormtrooper on guard.



France 1917

WINTER COMES


The Sd.Kfz.10 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug or Special Motorized Vehicle) was a WW2 half-track that saw widespread use in all German Theatres of Operations. Its main role was as a prime mover of smaller towed artillery pieces however it could also carry up to 8 infantry troops.

Among its many other uses this vehicle was a ‘battlefield ambulance .’ It had excellent cross country capabilities that allowed it to get right up to the frontlines and help evacuate wounded soldiers back to base hospitals and first aid posts.

Our K&C model has had its original summer camouflage painted over with a coat of winter ‘whitewash’ by its crew but is already showing ‘wear and tear’ through the vehicles constant use in difficult cold weather conditions.

The model includes a seated driver and a removable ‘canvas’ cover.

SPECIAL NOTE: This is a ‘LIMITED RELEASE’ with just 100 vehicles being available on a ‘first-come-first served’ basis.



Battle of the Bulge

Kubelwagen Ambulances


The Kubelwagen was a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen during WW2 for use by the German military (both Wehrmacht and Waffen SS).

Originally conceived in 1938 and called the ‘Kubelsitzwagen’, because it had no doors and bucket seats, it soon went into full production in 1940 and had its name shortened to the VW Kubelwagen.

Although the majority of Kubelwagens were built by Volkswagen other German makers such as Mercedes, Opel and Tatra also produced them.

Over the years K&C has produced quite a few of our own… but never the ‘ambulance’ version until now. Here is the first of three ambulance kubelwagens that will be available

  • WH087 Ambulance Kubelwagen (Mid-Late War) – This particular kubelwagen has had ‘dunkelgelb’ yellow oversprayed in a camouflage pattern on top of the original ‘feldgrau’ field grey.
    A wounded German soldier lies on the stretcher as the driver/ medic prepares to ferry him back to the nearest field dressing station.
    The painting and ‘weathering’ on this vehicle is particularly good!



German Field Hospital

Vietnam


  • VN034 Saigon Embassy Trio – This trio of figures portrays one of the most famous incidents of the entire TET Offensive… In the early hours of January 30, 1968 a Viet Cong guerrilla group attacked the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Blasting holes in the perimeter wall V.C. sappers broke into the embassy compound and took over several outlying buildings but did not actually get into the central multistorey complex.
    Although the V.C. caused severe damage and killed and wounded a number of embassy military policeman and personnel they themselves were, after several hours, all killed, wounded or captured.
    One of the most famous photos of the battle in and around the Embassy shows a young walking wounded V.C. guerrilla being marched outside the compound wall by two American MP’s… I’ve often wondered what happened to him. (3 figure set).
  • VN036 Running For Cover – Meanwhile in Hue City, further north from Saigon, this young ‘Grunt’ sprints for cover, one hand gripping his M16, the other holding onto his steel helmet.
  • VN037 Shouting Instructions – As VN036 sprints for cover his kneeling buddy shouts over to him.
  • VN041 Standing Firing V.C. – oth Marines take shelter as this female Viet Cong guerrilla fires off a fusillade of rounds from her AK47.



Vietnam – Tet’68

Singapore’s Gurkha


Singapore’s Gurkha Contingent plays an important role in helping to keep the island city /state of Singapore safe and secure for ALL its citizens and visitors.

The Contingent’s origins go back many years to even before Singapore became one of Asia’s foremost ‘dragon economies’.

Singapore although primarily a Chinese city has fairly substantial Indian and Malay minorities. One of the main advantages of having the ‘Gurkha Contingent’ is that they are racially impartial and treat all of Singapore’s different peoples fairly and equally. In addition, this paramilitary force is the only unit in Singapore that still has a number of British officers in charge alongside their Singaporean comrades.

Many of the small island state’s most secure areas and facilities are guarded and protected by these Gurkha policeman. They also provide a strong and reliable counter terrorist force that is among the finest in Asia.

On the streets of Singapore they are easily recognized by their traditional Gurkha slouch hats and Kukri fighting knives worn at the rear of their pistol belts.



Singapore