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Sunday, 22 June 2014

First Legion: Update

In an earlier post I advised you to watch this space for news of yet another planned release from Matt and the team over at First Legion. Well, true to my word, here it is

Further details, as ever, are available on the FL website but I can tell you the planned release date is July and the all important price tag will be $259.95





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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Thomas Gunn Miniatures

Some news just in from TGM

Dear All,

Kurt Welter ME262 Fighter Ace Competition

I am very pleased to be able to release the clay shots of our Kurt Welter figure that will be available with the wooden ME262 night-fighter in July.  

This will also be available as a Club figure and will be limited to the normal production run of 100 figures. Its going to be called 'Hoax Call' as some of the more eagle eyed of you will have noticed Kurt Welter is smiling as he phones 'Adolf for a one to one' on the current war time situation. 

Of course it's a conversation that never took place because the phone is not actually wired up and mobile phones as we know, did not exist in 1945! As Welter came through the ranks we figured he would have been more comfortable in gaiters than the more traditional high boots officers generally wore.  

Unfortunately the photographer omitted to include photos of the puppy dog included with this set (well you know we love our dogs here at TGM!) and we had a brainstorm here at the office for dogs names, so far we have the following two as clear favourites:  

1. Messerschmitt

2. Walter

Can anybody come up with anything better? If they can and we choose it then the winner will get a free sample of Kurt with his dog. Sadly the ME262 is not included in the competition prize, before anybody asks!

The dog is a 'small' dog by the way so needs a suitable name for a small dog. Something like 'Fang' or 'Killer' will not sit well with a small dog but would suit a big dog if that's what you wanted to call your big dog!  

If you have posted your answer on Treefrog Forum then there is no need to email a reply as we will have already noted it. For those of you who are not TF members please email your suggestions to me at your earliest convenience.

Best Wishes Vicki Lucas
Marketing Manager TGM







 
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

First Legion: Latest Releases

Short, sweet and loaded with eye candy. Take a look at some of the figures FL are set to release over the coming weeks and months and make sure you check out the web site for more pretty pictures and informative, historical details relating to the models. The company is also promising to upload images of one or two other imminent releases that currently, due to technical difficulties, it has been unable to display on the site





What a monster! The trebuchet and crew figures are sold separately and, be warned, this little lot will set you back a bit!





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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Thomas Gunn Miniatures: Additional Information

For those of you out there who simply cannot get enough of the products from TGM, here's a bit of additional information that landed in my inbox just the other day

 Ancient Britons Series

ABC008 Celtic Archer: At long last another addition to our Ancients range in
the form of a British Archer taking aim at the hated Romans! Limited to 100
in number worldwide and priced at $37/£27 inc VAT






CLUB 012: A classic pose showing a fully laden down German infanteer
relaxing before setting off on another forced march, East or West the kaiser
knows best!

Free to all Gunn Club members who spend $150 or more through our website,
limited to 100 in number worldwide


SS013B: The winter version of our Normandy set released last month, going to
look great on a BOB setting or Eastern Front. Two Germans whose war is
definitely over, wait to be taken prisoner by the Allies, one of them looks
like he is in need of urgent medical attention! Limited to 100 in number
and once again priced at $70/£52.00 inc VAT




Opel Fuel Truck SS046: A long awaited addition to our WW2 series in the form
of a 3 ton Fuel Tanker which will look great in any behind the scenes WW2
diorama, be it a Luftwaffe airfield or a tank park with thirsty Tigers
waiting to be refuelled. 
This 3 ton truck was the mainstay of the German
land forces and Luftwaffe and served in every theatre in WW2. The A version
comes in a 2 tone late war camouflage pattern and the B version comes in a
superb looking winter pattern whitewash. Priced at $99/£79.99 and limited to
100 in number for each version





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Thursday, 12 June 2014

King and Country: June Dispatches






Battle of Little Big Horn June 25/26, 1876.







British Napoleonic

Napoleonic's always need more Infantry...Here's some more British ones...No particular regiment in order that they can fill in gaps in any British Infantry collections out there...


 

MONS 1914

In August 1914 the British Army fought its first battle on European soil since Waterloo, almost 100 years before! The British Expeditionary Force, all regular soldiers, attempted to hold the line in northern France against a massive attack by the numerically superior German First Army. Although fighting bravely and taking a heavy toll of the invading Germans the relatively small B.E.F was forced back. The rapid-fire marksmanship of the British regulars and their battle discipline impressed not only their French Allies but also their German opponents. The Kaiser might have called them "a contemptible little army" but many of his soldiers knew different!




France 1917

  • FW157 -- British Mk.IV Tank - A second version of our popular Mk.IV from a few years back. This "Spring Chicken" would have come in very useful at Mons...Alas tanks did not appear until 1917!

AFRIKA KORPS IN ACTION

  • AK094 -- Panzer IV H - This is the third and final version of this popular German tank...and it's in "Dunkelgelb" which is German for "Dark Yellow". Panzer IV's and their variants saw plenty of active service in Russia, North Africa, Sicily, Italy and all over Europe. This particular vehicle has an Afrika Korps veteran in the turret. The "H" variant first appeared in 1943 and saw most service in that year and the following one. Following Rommel's defeat in North Africa in May 1943 most of the Afrika Korps were captured some however did manage to reach Sicily and Italy and live to fight another day...Our tank commander was one of them!
  • AK097 -- Sd.Kfz.10 Demag - Another welcome addition to the AK's limited transport units. This battle-scarred Demag comes with the detachable roof, seated driver and room for at least a few passengers.
  • AK098 -- Afrika Korps Demag Passengers - Two seated Afrika Korps soldiers.
  • AK103 -- Desert Rommel - Although seldom seen in shorts the Field Marshal did make use of some captured British clothing stores on occasion.

TEXAS SHOW SPECIAL

As we did last year we are releasing another "medical-themed" set to coincide with the Texas Toy Soldier Show. Now it's generally available to all collectors...
  • WS222 -- Walking Wounded - A German medic tends to the arm-wound of this soldier. It's serious enough to demand treatment but not bad enough to be sent to the rear...unfortunately for him!

COCKLESHELL COMMANDOS

As our Commando mini-series continues to go from strength-to-strength here's two exciting little additions...

Normandy - Atlantic Wall

Hitler's vaunted "Fortress Europe" was a military propaganda term used by the Germans to describe their occupied areas of Continental Europe. On the "Atlantic Wall" section of their defenses they utilized millions of land mines, thousands of machine guns and many hundreds of artillery guns both in fixed and mobile batteries. On their fixed gun emplacements they made ample use of captured weaponry whenever it was suitable and available for their needs. Here is a typical example...A captured 155mm French artillery piece mounted on a raised concrete platform complete with an armored gun shield cover.
 

King & Country - Being Retired

BEING RETIRED THIS MONTH

A large batch this month... Please note we only Hyperlink the categories in case an individual piece has already sold out!

D'Day

  • DD155 Saluting British "Redcap" M.P.
  • DD156 Escort Officer
  • DD157 Escort MP
  • DD158 Gen. Omar Bradley
  • DD159 US Soldier Port Arms

Montgomery's 8th Army

  • EA045 New Desert Monty

Streets of Old Kong Kong

  • HK119G Man w/Bird Cage
  • HK119M Man w/Bird Cage
  • HK120G Bird Shop Set
  • HK120M Bird Shop Set
  • HK124 Bird Shop Fa├žade
  • HK143G Street Toy Stall
  • HK143M Street Toy Stall

Diorama and Scenic Building Collection

  • SP029 Jetty
  • SP030 Footbridge
Retirements





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