Wednesday, 1 August 2012

K&C Dispatches

Here we all are at the beginning of August and Team GB are finally off and running [or rowing, or cycling.....] their way to what will hopefully be our greatest medal tally of the modern Olympic Games era. Fingers crossed

It's also time to reflect on the latest offerings from K&C and as usual it's a pretty mixed bag with releases on the horizon for a number of their ranges. Full details, together with more images, can be found here: K&C Dispatches 

I've chosen to highlight the following two imminent releases, the first for their D-Day range and the other for their Berlin '38 series


 It’s been a while (too long) since we brought in some reinforcements for our beleaguered G.I.’s    fighting up from those Normandy beaches and into the high-sided (and dangerous) “Bocage” of the Norman countryside. So, here they are… a section of 1st Infantry Division “The Big Red One” guys ready to go head-to-head with the Krauts

All in all there will be total of eight new figure sets in this release, including these three

DD180 “The Universal Jeep”

DD182 “Shouting NCO”

DD183 “Machine Gun Team”

They've also decided to release yet another figure of Hitler for their Berlin '38 series and although I've already got a few, I'll probably buy this one since, as it states in the advertising blurb, the pose is a very typical and unmistakeable one, seen in many photographs of the man from this period of time

To accompany this they are releasing a revamped version of the Berlin SS HQ building facade. This time they've given it a much bigger balcony, and what looks to be a bit more standing room for additional figures at the top of the steps

LAH156 “Brown-Shirt Hitler 1933”
        Throughout the period of the late 1920’s and into the first half of the 1930’s Hitler most often appeared in public wearing this simple version of the SA brown-shirt uniform. The pose is also typical

LAH169 “SS-Hauptampt” SS Central Command H.Q.
This 2-storey façade has been specially designed to go with our earlier façade releases but boasts a far larger upper balcony (to accommodate more of the Berlin ’38 personalities).
        Additional side pieces (to extend a display) will be released later

So, what have Andy and the team decided to retire this month? Here's the full list!

BBA040 “Truck Winter Passengers (Set one)”
DD108 “Bren Gun Team”
DD109 “Medic & Wounded”
DD110 “Attacking”
DD111 “Moving Inland”
DD112 “Command Set”
DD113 “Attack!”
DD114 “Casualty of War”
DD115 “Road Sign “CAEN””
NA184 “Mounted Officer”
NA185 “Walking Flagbearer”
NA186 “Marching Officer w/ Sword”
NA187 “Marching Sergeant”
NA188 “Marching Pioneer”
NA189 “Marching Guardsman”
NA190 “Guardsman At attention”
NA191 “Saving The Boy”
NA192 “Camp Follower”
NA193 “Advancing Guardsman”
        NA194 “Marching Flagbearer”
       Until next time, happy hunting!

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