is going to be another busy month for K&C… In a few days time Helen and
yours truly will be off to
So, without further ado let’s get down to business…
1. APPEARING THIS JUNE
A. With the early release of our all-new Tiger 1 (WS151) in mid-May we’ve also got our add-on German tank figures and a few “Classic” German Infantry…
German soldier tries to make friends with a pretty girl… somewhere in
Small groups of patrolling Wehrmacht soldiers were a familiar sight in the occupied countries. This three-man group are dressed in “classic” field gray and can be utilized in a wide range of displays, dioramas and settings.
WS153 “German Tankers”
Two Army Panzer crewmen with jerricans of fuel and water.
WS154 “SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Hans Weiss”
WS155 “Standing Crewman”
Unusually for an SS Panzer officer this one wears his steel helmet instead of a field cap.
WS156 “Panzer Crewman on Parade”
Standing at ease this rifle-armed crewman can be on parade… or on guard duty.
WS157 “Panzer Guard at Attention”
WS158 “Panzer Guard Marching”
WS159 “Panzer Feldgendarme”
Like all branches of the German military the Panzers had their own “Chained Dogs” or M.P.’s. This figure can be “policing” the front-line as well as rear areas or directing traffic or even on the lookout for deserters!
WS160 “SS Tank Ace Arno Giesen”
Giesen wears the famous black tanker’s jacket over Italian camouflage trousers. He destroyed 111 enemy tanks and self propelled guns… mostly on the Eastern Front.
WW2 we’re going back to the American Civil War in 1863 at
2009 saw the release of our first Confederate Cavalry… It’s only fair and balanced that we do the same for the Union Forces…
CW052(SL) “Lincoln & His Generals”
This is K&C’s first-ever “Strictly Limited” American Civil War set and we’ve chosen to depict President Abraham Lincoln and three of his most famous Generals… Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman and Ambrose Burnside. All four figures are based on images captured by the noted Civil War photographer, Mathew Brady.
Just 750 sets of this limited edition four-figure set are being produced in their own specially designed box complete with a numbered certificate.
In addition there are…
CW053 “Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer”
CW054 “The Photographer, Mathew Brady”
Perhaps the most famous pictorial chronicler of the Civil War and its soldiers… from the high and the mighty to the humblest private and non com, Brady photographed them all.
CW058 “Maj. Gen. John Buford Jr.”
of the Union’s most famous cavalry officers and one of the architects of
the victory at
CW059 “Union Guidon Bearer”
This mounted cavalryman carries the swallow-tailed guidon of his squadron.
CW060 “Union Bugler”
CW061 “Officer Firing Pistol”
This mounted Lieutenant fires his Navy Colt at the opposition.
CW062 “Trooper Aiming Carbine”
CW063 “Prisoner and Escort”
A mounted trooper, carbine resting on the pommel of his saddle, takes a captured Confederate cavalryman to the rear.
CW064 “Trooper Kneeling Loading Carbine”
CW065 “Trooper Kneeling Cocking Carbine”
CW066 “Trooper Kneeling Firing Carbine”
CW067 “Trooper Standing Firing Carbine”
CW068 “Trooper Firing Pistol”
AVAILABILITY: Mid June
C. “France in Ruins”
Both the 1st and 2nd World Wars left the country devastated by battle. Here is the first of a new display series that provides dramatic and realistic backgrounds for a wide range of different conflicts from medieval times right up to and including the Second World War.
A superbly detailed rendering of both the exterior and interior facades of a typical Norman church. Both sides of the building provide a wealth of diorama possibilities whether they be the Thirty Years War… Napoleonic Campaigns or even more recent Twentieth Century conflicts… the choice is yours!
AVAILABILITY: Mid June
D. “Flak Support”
The Opel Maultier was originally developed to handle the terrible road conditions on the Eastern Front… The Germans realized that half-track style vehicles operated far better than normal all-wheeled transport trucks and lorries.
A whole host of different applications could be used with the “Maultier”… including mounting flak guns on them.
LW032 “Opel Maultier Flakwagen”
Luftwaffe crewed vehicle mounts a
AVAILABILITY: Mid June
E. “PLAYING BOATS”
there’s a little something for the “Streets of Old
HK182 “The Little Dragon Boat”
A young boy celebrates “The Festival of the Sea” with his imitation dragon boat. These were usually made out of paper or papier mache on top of a lightweight wire frame.
2. COMING IN JULY
JULY is going to be a “BUMPER MONTH” for WW2 buffs… just look at What’s in store!!!
A. “Our Latest and Best Warbird Yet”.
LW028 “Focke-Wulf Fw
Kurt Tank’s most
famous design… the Focke-Wulf 190
caused shock and consternation when it first appeared in the skies over
whole months there was nothing either the British or the Americans (or the
Russians) could successfully put up against it. A simple, straight forward
design the “
however even the “
K&C model is in the “personal” markings of one of the Third Reich’s
top fighter “aces”… Major Heinz Bär.
This particular “
On the tail can be seen Bär’s tally of “kills” on the white section, Bär himself can be seen in the cockpit underneath the sliding canopy. Underneath the aircraft’s belly can be seen a special extra fuel, centre-line, drop-tank.
As an added bonus a full set of fuel drums and jerricans is included with the aircraft. Each complete aircraft and fuel drums comes in its own specially-designed presentation box.
“Planned Production Run” on this particular Heinz Bär Fw190 is just 750 pieces.
About Heinz Bär
Bär joined the Luftwaffe in 1935, flew over 1,000 combat missions and shot down 220 British, American and Russian aircraft by the end of the war.
Tragically he was killed flying a light civilian airplane in 1957.
B. “ACES HIGH”
To accompany the launch of this very special Fw190 we are also releasing three other well-known Luftwaffe aces…
LW029 “Oberstleutnant Josef “Pips” Priller”
Priller is perhaps most famous for flying his Fw190 on a single strafing run of “Sword Beach” on D. Day as seen in the epic “The Longest Day”.
“Pips” Priller, during WW2, flew over 1,300 combat missions and shot down 101 Allied aircraft… including 68 Spitfires! This is the highest of any Lufwaffe ace’s tally for this particular aircraft.
LW030 “Leutnant Josef “Sepp” Wurmheller”
Before he was killed on June 22, 1944 “Sepp” Wurmheller, flying an Fw190, was credited with 102 enemy aircraft (93 on the Western Front).
successful day was during the ill-fated “
Our K&C figure shows “Sepp”, still recovering, on crutches.
LW031 “Major Siegfried Schnell”
Another notable Luftwaffe fighter ace with 93 “kills” and recipient of the “Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves”. Although most of his victories were gained flying the Fw190 he himself was shot down and killed in February 1944 flying a Messerschmitt Bf109 “Gustav”.
C. “Civilians Caught Up In War”
During wartime it’s not only the soldiers and armies that are affected…. A sad and tragic feature of modern war is the uprooting of whole civilian communities that, in order to escape the carnage all around them, pack up some of their belongings… and take to the road as… refugees!
FoB062 “The Refugee Cart”
A man pulls a heavily-laden hand cart overflowing with a family’s pitiful belongings… As he struggles to pull the cart his young daughter tries to help by pushing…
FoB063 “Old Woman by the Road”
This old lady cannot believe that for the second time in her lifetime her world is about to be destroyed by war.
FoB064 “The Pram Set”
A mother pushing a pram with a young baby inside leads her other little girl by the hand… both of them carrying pathetic little backpacks… where are they going? Even they don’t know… but as long as it’s away from the fighting.
FoB065 “Father & Son”
Perhaps this is the husband and father of the woman with the pram and children?
The man carries two heavy suitcases… his little boy a small case… They join the flow of refugees on the road.
FoB066 “The Old Couple”
An elderly grey-bearded man gently leads his wife down the road… First, their house had been taken over by the soldiers… then it lay in ruins… Now they have nothing but each other to hold on to…
civilian figures are part of the “Fields of
Look out for more in the coming months…
D. “AWAY ALL BOATS!”
land we take to the waves with K&C’s long-awaited new American landing
This deck officer, dressed in workaday khaki can be seen on the dockside… on ship… or in one of our new landing craft.
DD131 “Standing Sailor”
There’s always some guy around who just like to stand and watch!!!
of our two Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel boats originally designed by Andrew
Higgins and built in one of his 7 factories in
This is K&C’s second version and boy… is it a real beaut and a big improvement…? It comes with a cox’n and two .30 calibre machine guns and gunners… The ramp raises and lowers and it can accommodate a whole bunch of GI’s or a jeep and trailer.
The Second LCVP (for those collectors who need at least 2 for their displays). This second craft has a different cox’n figure plus, of course, the two .30 calibre machine guns and gunners. As the other LCVP the ramp raises and lowers… as required.
DD139 “Sailor with Binos”
Wearing his “steelpot” and navy blue windcheater jacket this sailor is on “lookout” duty.
DD140 “Sailor putting on Life Jacket”
It pays to be safe at sea… life can be dangerous so it makes sense to wear your life jacket at all times…
DD144 “Crewman with Radio”
This sailor on shore duty using his “walkie-talkie” to contact one of the landing craft.
DD145 “Crewman Shouting”
Another “swabbie” making his presence felt!
E. “ALL AT SEA OR BACK ON DRY LAND”
HK184 “The Fisherman”
A Chinese fisherman doing what fisherman do the whole world over…
3. “BEING RETIRED”
Have we got a list for you…? Heading off to the “Happy Hunting Grounds”…
AE026 “The Slave Market”
AE027 “Egyptian Slave Buyer”
AK044 “AK Vehicle Passengers (3-man set)”
AK045 “AK Vehicle Passengers (2-man set)”
BR062 “Officer w/Telescope”
BR063 “Sergeant Pointing”
BR064 “Standing Firing”
BR065 “Kneeling Firing”
BR066 “Standing Ready”
BR067 “Standing Loading”
BR068 “Standing Drummer Boy”
BR069 “Marching Rifleman”
BR070 “Advancing Rifleman”
BR071 “Marching Flagbearer Officer”
BR072 “Officer w/Pike”
BR073 “Mounted Officer”
BR074 “Making Ready”
A replacement “new” British Regiment will marching into view later this year.
“AMERICAN CIVIL WAR”
CW008 “Confederate Drummer Boy”
DD101 “Free French M10 Tank Destroyer”
DD102 “Fusilier Marins Officer”
DD103 “Free French Scout Car”
“MONTY’s 8th ARMY”
EA018 “The Watchers”
EA019 “The Imposter”
EA020 “The Attackers”
“WORLD WAR ONE”
FW020 “Shot German”
FW034 “German Armoured Car Set”
“OPERATION MARKET GARDEN”
MG017 “Paratrooper with Mortar Bombs”
“AGE OF NAPOLEON”
NA111 “Cuirassier General”
NA151 “Guard Lunging Bayonet Drill”
And that, dear friends, dealers and collectors is that… Lots to consider and think about…
Many thanks again for working with us… we always appreciate your support and business.
With best wishes,
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder & Creative Director
King & Country