|British expedition seeking the Tomb of Tut
I have been eying the delightful offerings from King & Country and John Jenkins Designs in the area of King Tut Archeological and WW1 Desert Vehicles, respectively. These are 54mm to 60mm figures from Hong Kong and are aimed for the figure collectors' market, rather than that of war gamers. However, it doesn't prevent one from playing skirmish level games with the figures.
King & Country manufactures the Egyptian terrain in these pictures: King Tut tomb entrance, Sphinxes, stone blocks, and scaffolding. And most of the figures shown are from K&C. John Jenkins Designs makes the Rolls Royce armored car and the Ford Model T car (there are 4 different models to choose from)
|Tomb raiders about to find out that there are dangers to their professions.
Here are some close up photos of the two vehicles. I bought the Rolls Royce maybe four years ago. I had no gaming use for it at the time, but I really liked the look of it and so I bought it so that I could display it on one of my shelves. I saw the Model T Ford at the Chicago Toy Soldier Show this past September 2022 and I similarly made a mental note that I should buy one of these in the future. I didn't buy my copy at the show, but waited at home for about a week before hitting the Purchase Button.
|Love at first sight: Rolls Royce armored car and Ford Model T car.
|The Mummy isn't happy that his sarcophagus is being carried away to the British Museum.
Now it is time to start building a back story for American professor Colorado Smith and his faithful dog Bentley.
Other possible characters :
Captain Louis Reynaud
Professor Otto Schmidt and Karl Hans Alberti
That Pettygree fellow and his family
Lord Cavendish of the British Museum
Karl von Munchmuller of the Pergamum Museum