Friday, 15 August 2014

King and Country: August Dispatches

A little late in the day but here they are, the latest releases and retirements from K&C. The number of retirements this month is unusually small, good news as far as I'm concerned as I haven't gotten round to buying the three I need from last month yet! Anyway, without further ado.....



For centuries alas, warfare has been the norm for the countries and peoples of the Middle East...As it is today so it was then during the time of the Crusaders...


Lawrence of Arabia

Three fine new additions to this First World War series...


At the height of the Luftwaffe's attacks during the Battle of Britain many Royal Air Force airfields were being put out-of-action. In order to continue fighting many fighter squadrons were dispersed around the country and made use of any large grass areas that could land and take-off the Spitfires and Hurricanes...
Sports grounds and farmers' fields were among the favorites.
  • RAF055 -- The Cricket Club - This handsome green and white cricket pavilion makes the perfect "dispersal hut" for our displaced RAF pilots. It's located in Walmington-On-Sea quite near where our Fields of Battle "Home Guard" soldiers live! A group of young pilots enjoy a well-earned (and brief) respite from the mighty aerial battles being fought over their heads...
  • RAF057 -- A nice cup of tea! - Eating a sandwich in one hand and a "cuppa" in the other this pilot is ready to leap into the cockpit of his aircraft at a moment's notice.
  • RAF058 -- Arms Folded - Standing Flying Officer is not only wearing his "Mae West" but still got his flying helmet on!
  • RAF059 -- Intelligence Officer - This non-flying RAF officer is taking down notes on the latest aerial encounter between one of these "Brylcreem Boys" and the dreaded "Hun".
  • RAF060 -- Sitting & Thinking - Another Flying Officer enjoying a cup of tea and pondering on the day's events.
  • RAF061 -- Pilot with Map - Windswept hair and silk scarf blowing in the wind...One more young pilot ready to jump into his Spitfire for one more sortie.
  • RAF062 -- Watching & Waiting - This Flight Lieutenant is taking no chances...he's also carrying a Webley .38 service revolver!
  • RAF063 -- The Card Game - Seated in their rattan chairs these two pilots, one a Flight Sergeant, the other a Flying Officer enjoy a game of cards to help pass the time in a rare moment of relaxation.
  • RAF064 -- Tea and Sandwich Table - Providing a welcome "cuppa" this trestle table has been set up with a tea urn, a pot of coffee, a plate of sandwiches, cups and saucers and a radio to listen to the BBC.
  • RAF065 -- Anti-Aircraft Bren Gun Team - Once the Luftwaffe began attacking RAF airfields and other ground installations every kind of weapon was utilized in their defence. Here, a .303 Bren Gun is on its AA mounting and ready to "have a go" at any low-flying German aircraft. Both RAF ground crew are wearing "08" pattern webbing (blancoed in RAF grey) and one also carries a .303 Lee Enfield.


  • WS225 -- Pz.Kpfw38(t) - By the middle of 1942 many German vehicles were being camouflaged...including the Czech-made 38(t). Here is our version...
  • WS291 -- Flak Panzer 1A - These little beauties were used primarily on the Eastern Front in the ground-attack role. This grey, dust-coated version mounts the highly regarded 20mm Flak Gun and comes with a seated gunner.
  • WS292 -- Flak Panzer Gun Crew - Two additional crewmen to help 'serve' the gun (both with no base in order to stand better on the vehicles)
  • WS297 -- The Nice German Soldier - Proof that not all Germans were "monsters'...This 'soldaten' shares his bread and jam with a young girl in one of the occupied countries.


Another of our "French Facades" and this time it's a double!
  • SP060 -- Deux Maisons - A tall four-storey structure attached to a three-storey shop/house with a "Viennoiserie"...a typical French shop selling croissants, pastries and bread. Sounds good already!

King & Country - Being Retired


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

Streets of Old Hong Kong

  • HK121 New Running Rickshaw


  • MK086 Royal Man-at Arms with Banner
  • MK087 French Knight w/Lance
  • MK088 French Man-at-Arms w/Banner
  • MK089 French Man-at-arms w/Double Handed Sword

Happy Hunting!

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