Monday, 30 December 2013

K&C Announce KnC

In a somewhat radical departure from the norm King and Country have announced the development of a new product range made out of plastic. Yes, you heard right. Plastic!

The first complete series of figures is due to be released early in the new year and according to the press releases will be a number of figures for their 'Alamo' range. Meanwhile, there is a taste of what is to come in the form of a 'mixed media' model of an American Sherman, pictured below

KnC 001, a D-Day Sherman, is being advertised as a high quality, pre-painted plastic and metal 1:30 scale model and comes with a half body tank commander and 2 removable wading engine and exhaust stacks

The company are using a hard plastic so reproducing fine detail shouldn't be a problem and we won't have to worry about swords, bayonets, rifles, flag poles and the like bending or figures that can't stand up!

Take a look at what the company is saying for yourself


This month we’re officially announcing our new “KnC” brand. At King & Country we’ve been working for over 18 months on producing a line of figures and vehicles that will be complementary to our existing main stream production but will provide collectors, old and new, with a less expensive, more affordable line of products that we believe can fill a gap in the 1:30 scale market.

Pre painted and manufactured in high quality, hard plastic resin the new figures and vehicles will provide collectors with a way to purchase "multiples" and "add-ons" that can extend and supplement existing K&C all-metal and mixed media collections and displays... not replace them!

We also believe that the more-affordable price-point will encourage younger collectors and even some plastic enthusiasts to venture into our part of the toy soldier/military miniature community...perhaps for the first time.

The first figure line is centered around our existing "Remember The Alamo" all-metal series and will be released in early 2014.


KnC001: D-Day Sherman
This is one particular M4 Sherman that King & Country has never produced before... the unique "Wading Sherman". For D.Day certain M4A3 Shermans were fitted with tall wading stacks that were fixed on top and on the rear of the tank’s engine compartment. This allowed the vehicles to be launched off the beach and wade, under their own power, onto dry land. Once ashore the stacks would be jettisoned and the M4 could resume its task and its normal profile appearance.

Our new “KnC” M4 comes with 2 x removable stacks... 1 x half-body tank commander... and a
separate .50 calibre machine gun. Each tank is also carefully packaged in a specially designed,
sturdy “window” box that allows collectors to see exactly what they’re buying when they’re
buying it.

Metal toy soldier collecting purists may well be frothing at the mouth at the very idea of all this but I for one am quite excited at the prospect. I'm certainly prepared to reserve judgement until I've actually seen some of the finished products

Roll on 2014 and happy hunting!

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