Hullo Boys ‘n’ Girls…

A very belated Happy New Year and apologies for the late arrival of this month’s “DISPATCHES” but I’ve got a good excuse… I was with my family in Bangkok for Christmas and New Year and did not get back to Hong Kong until the 3rd of January.

Anyway, much refreshed… batteries well and truly recharged and… off we go!


1. So, what’s new?


A. Well as stated in last month’s “DISPATCHES” we’ve got a “biggie” for you… The Elefant BBG008. Built on a Tiger chassis this monster Self-Propelled Gun mounted a massive 88mm gun and comes in typical 3-colour, late war camo finish.

Although mostly used on the Eastern Front, Elefants were also employed in Italy. So, it’s not inconceivable that they might have turned up in France, Belgium or Holland in mid to late 1944 and early 1945.

3 crew figures (1x full body, 1x half body and a head ‘n’ shoulders driver) complete the set.

This particular piece of German armour might just be our heaviest yet!

It’s a big Mama…


Availability: NOW Available!


B. “From Elefants to Midgets!”

Well not exactly but when you compare the size of our latest version of the M24 Chaffee BBA018 you’ll see what we mean… The “Chaffee” was the fast, light tank that was to replace the outdated and outclassed M5 Stuart. To be honest it was a tracked “scout” vehicle and was never meant to take on heavy German opponents and in that “scouting” role it performed exceptionally well.

Our BBA018 “Chaffee” is winter-snow camouflaged and comes with 3 figures (2x partial ones and a full-bodied infantryman “riding shotgun”)


Availability: NOW Available!


SPECIAL NOTE: In addition to this “winter” themed M24 we’re also bringing out a standard olive-drab version.



From the battlefields of Europe in 1944 to the battlefield of America during the early part of the Civil War… in one fell swoop.

“On Campaign” sees a whole big bunch of rebel troops going on the offensive as they move forward to engage their Union opposition.

In their motley and ragged uniforms they’re still proud and defiant and… dangerous to their Federal foes…


CW013 “Mounted Officer”


CW014 “Marching Officer”


CW015 “Wounded Flagbearer”


CW016 “Marching Rifleman w/Pipe in Mouth”


CW017 “Marching Rifleman w/Pipe in Hand”


CW018 “Rifleman Marching”


CW019 “Kneeling Firing Rifleman”


CW020 “Running Forward Rifleman”


CW021 “Standing Firing Rifleman”


CW022 “Standing Ready”


CW023 “Standing Loading Rifle”


CW024 “Kneeling Loading Rifle”


CW025 “Advancing Confederate”


Availability: NOW Available!


SPECIAL NOTE: K&C’s first Federal Troops will be released later in 2008.



As we always say they maybe our most politically incorrect series but there are lots of dedicated collectors out there who enjoy collecting them… and they sell very well indeed!


LAH088 Reichminister Rudolf Hess”

Hitler’s Deputy… he flew to Scotland in 1941 to try to seek a peace settlement and spent the rest of his life in Spandan Prison for his troubles.


LAH089Feldmarschall Werner von Blomberg

Pre war Army Chief of Staff in dress parade uniform.


LAH090 “SA Chief of Staff Viktor Lutze

After the fall (and death) of Ernst Rohm the SA was put into the careful hands of Lutze and under the watchful eyes of Himmler and Heydrich


LAH091 Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring”

Supreme head of the Luftwaffe… ruthless, vain, lazy and… fat. Goring could also be a loyal friend and a dangerous enemy. This is our second version of the extravagant and exuberant Goring. And now for something completely different… The KRIEGSMARINE. The German Navy expanded rapidly under Hitler but was still not up to strength when war broke out in September 1939. However, it still featured prominently in pre war parades in both Berlin and Nuremberg.


LAH092 “Seaman Presenting Arms”

Kriegsmarine sailor in parade unifom of white top and navy blue trousers with Mauser K98 rifle and fixed bayonet.


LAH093 “Seaman Marching with Rifle”

Dressed as above… marching… bayonet sheathed.


LAH094 “Seaman Flag Bearer”

Carrying the Reich “Battle Ensign” this leading Seaman marches forth.


LAH095 “Marching Officer”

This officer with sword is wearing the traditional long frock coat… typical dress uniform of a German Naval officer.


LAH096Grossadmiral Karl Donitz”

Marshall’s baton in hand… Donitz was a former WW1 U boat captain and a leading figure in the Kriegsmarine. For much of the war he was in charge of all U boat operations.


Availability: Mid to Late January



A nice little mix of WW2 figures and vehicles that will help fill out a few gaps in collections.



In the weeks, months and years leading up to D. Day a lonely and often dangerous task was to be a member of any organized resistance group in occupied Europe.

The Germans were ruthless in their suppression and treatment of such opposition and many brave men and women gave their lives to the cause of freedom. At the same time collaborators and informers within these same occupied countries were also only too happy to help the Germans in their cruel work.

As a tribute to Resistance Forces everywhere K&C is proud to honour these brave individuals with this first release of “French Forces of the Interior” better known as the “FFI” or Maquis.


Three initial sets are being released…


DD089 “FFI Resistance Command Group”

From behind cover these three Resistance fighters take on the hated Boches. A lying prone Bren gunner keeps the enemy heads down while another “Resistant” prepares to throw a captured German “Potato Masher” at its previous owners. A third figure guards the rear.


DD090 “FFI Resistance Ambush Group”

Another fighting threesome… Using captured enemy weapons as well as air-dropped Allied ones these three Resistants make every shot count!


DD091 “FFI Demolition Team”

Blowing up enemy communications… rail tracks… bridges… supply dumps… roadways was part and parcel of normal resistance activities. One figure prepares to push the “plunger” another fires a burst of Sten gun fire at the enemy.


SPECIAL NOTE: As was the style of “Irregular Forces” everywhere the men are dressed in a motley mix of civilian clothes and bits and pieces of military uniform. They proudly were their tricolour armbands with the “Cross of Lorraine— the symbol of Gen. De Gaulle’s Free French Forces. Much of their military equipment is either old French Police and Military issue or… captured German.


Availability: Mid February


SPECIAL NOTE: We hope to release more “Resistance” figures (and vehicles) in 2008… Watch out for them…


B.“O.D. CHAFFEE” (DD092)

As mentioned earlier in this “DISPATCHES” here’s the olive drab version of our latest M24 “Chaffee”. Nicknamed “Rebel Rousers” this M24 is ideal for action in early 1945 up to the end of the war in Europe in May ’45.

Utilizing the same 3 figures as the “winter” one (minus the snow and frost of course) this little beauty works perfectly in any very late war scene.

As a footnote Chaffees were also well utilized post war. They saw action in KoreaIndo China… and the Middle East.

They were also a big favourite of Hollywood… You can see Chaffees “impersonating” Shermans in “Patton” andBattle of The Bulge”. Two were even “mocked-up” to look like Panthers in “Is Paris Burning.


Availability: Mid February



Well, that’s my opinion (and many collectors too I’m happy to say). Here’s a nice little Afrika Korps bonus for all those guys who loved the Tunisian Tiger Limited Edition… our fastest L.E. seller by the way.


AK040 “Afrika Korps Panzer IV”

This one is a real brute as well as a realbeaut. The much-requested all-new Panzer IV complete with 5-man crew cruising along in the sands of North Africa and looking for trouble.

This snub-nosed 75mm gun version has desert features that include of course, extra fuel, water and typical AK camouflage.


SPECIAL NOTE: A second Panzer IV in early war field gray is being issued later. This other model (also with 5 original figures) boasts several different features to the AK version. Release date to be decided soon.


In addition to this latest piece of desert armour there’s also some welcome infantry reinforcements for the AK as well… both singles and sets.


AK041Marching AK officer”

Always useful… this smartly attired officer is not just out for an evening stroll…


AK042 “Marching AK Sergeant”

Wearing the AK tropical sun helmet this MP40 toting NCO is useful in many desert scenarios.


AK043 “Marching AK Corporal”

Rifle shouldered, this other NCO makes a very nice companion piece to AK042.


AK044 “AK Vehicle Passengers” (Set 1)

This 3-man seated rifle set has been designed to fit neatly into one side of our AK “Blitz” truck (bench not included).


AK045 “AK Vehicle Passengers” (Set 2)

2-man add on set… also seated… carrying MG34 and MP40 (bench not included).


AK048 “Marching AK Rifleman”

Buy a few of these and you’ve got the beginnings a nice little parade… patrol… or guarding a vehicle park or petrol dump.


AK049 “AK Tank Riders”

A new version of an old favourite 4 kneeling and sitting AK troopers… (Tiger Tank not included!)


Availability: Early February



As per usual here’s a little batch of “Retirees” who are being “put out to pasture”


AE014 “Pharaoh’s Head”

One of our original Ancient Egyptian releases but… time to move over… still a very nice piece…


DD061 “Beach Under Fire”


DD062 “Calling For Reinforcements”

Two very popular sets… but we’ve got other ideas in the pipeline.


FoB013 “French Cavalry Officer”


FoB014 “French Cavalry Trooper”

Two of our best (in my opinion) mounted figures… but there it goes…


SP024 “Supply Dump”



Many, many thanks for your continued support… thoughts… ideas and comments. Without you there would be no K&C.


Very best wishes for a peaceful, prosperous and healthy New Year for you and your families.


Andy C. Neilson

Co-founder & Creative Director