King & Country
The Christmas pudding is finished...the last of the wines and spirits has been drunk...and it's back to the harsh reality of real life!
Seriously though, I hope all of you enjoyed the festive season and had a great sales bonanza as well.
Thanks once again for all your support throughout the year - here at K&C, we were still dispatching orders right up to 6 o'clock on Christmas Eve!
So, without further ado, let's get started...on the latest releases - back to the Age of Napoleon!
1. NAPOLEONIC BLACK WATCH
We've had many, many requests for more Napoleonics - it seems dealers and collectors alike can't get enough of them. So, for our first release of 2004, we're bringing out four great individual figures from one of Scotland's most famous (and one of our favourite) regiments - The 42nd Highlanders, better known as the Black Watch as they would have appeared at the time of Waterloo.
Our four figures are in parade formation...standing at attention and are as follows:-
NA35 A Black Watch piper (Photo to be sent next week)
NA36 A standing Highlander, rifle at his side with fixed bayonet
NA37 A standing Sergeant with pike
All of the non commissioned Highlanders are wearing the famous black feather bonnet with the traditional Black Watch red hackle on the left side. The rifleman and Sergeant also carry full back pack and marching order.
Our officer also dons the feather bonnet but is wearing tartan trews in the regimental pattern.
These four Black Watch figures are the first releases to be seen this year, we will be adding at least 8 more Napoleonic Highlanders in action later on.
AVAILABILITY: END OF JANUARY / EARLY FEBRUARY 2004
2. ON THE RETIREMENT LIST
As usual, with all the new items we have planned or already in the production line, we have to retire some of the older pieces.
This month's list hi-lights quite a few of the older "Streets of Old Hong Kong" sets. In addition, there are a few World War Two items that are fast running out.
So, if you want them - grab them while you can!
"STREETS OF OLD
HK012 Colonial Governor
HK017 Governor with Hong Kong Flag
HK024 The Chinese Chess Players
HK032 Chinese Cobbler
HK033 Chinese Tea Table and Lady
HK043 The Street Doctor
HK044 The Sign Writer
HK052 The Old Shopkeeper and his cats
HK061 Tai Chi Set of 3 Figures
HK069A Single Lampost
HK084 Sampan Set with Figure
WORLD WAR TWO
WS33 German 20mm Flak Gun & Crew
WB01 ME109 Set
WB02 F4U Corsair
Well, that's the story so far for January. Here at K&C, we're
preparing to go off to
Look out for next month's DISPATCHES...there's some very big news!!!
Best wishes and great sales to all.
Andy C. Neilson
Co-founder and Creative Director