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12th SS Panzer Division NCO wearing traditional black Panzer wrap jacket WWII, single figure 

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12th SS Panzer Division NCO wearing traditional black Panzer wrap jacket WWII, single figure
World War II

Historical Note:


Limited Edition of 70 pieces worldwide. 12th SS Panzer Division NCO wearing traditional black Panzer wrap Our next offering are German Tankers from the 12th SS Panzer Division on parade and awaiting inspection. When the Division was formed, a cadre of experienced men and NCO's were drawn from the Leibstandarte Division. Much of their clothing, however, came from requisitioned Italian stocks of material. Many of the tankers within the division wore brown Italian submariners jackets and trousers as well as overalls in the distinctive Italian camouflage type pattern. This first batch of our figures wear a mixed batch of traditional SS tankers uniform and the Italian submariners jackets. The 12th SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" was a German SS formation during WWII, the majority of its enlisted men were young members of the Hitler Youth, some of them aged just 16 years old, while the senior NCO'S and officers were from other SS units. The division was renowned for its tenacity in battle, but it also gained notoriety for war crimes committed against civilians and captured Allied troops. During the Normandy campaign, the division suffered 80% losses and was withdrawn for refit, where it took part in the Battle of the Bulge. After this failed offensive, the division was then transferred to Hungary, but as defeat stared Germany in the face, the 12th SS managed to extract itself from the Soviet advance and surrendered to American forces in Austria. Several of its leading figures were put on trial for war crimes after the war. Synonymous with the SS was the pea dot pattern fabric, which was one of a family of German WWII camouflage patterns and first issued to the SS in early 1944. The pattern had four main colors, arranged as small rounded areas dotted over large irregular areas. The makeup of the dye was subject to local availability, which was then becoming somewhat erratic with artificial and cheaper dyes being used by some manufacturers.

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Thomas Gunn Miniatures, based out of the United Kingdom, offers high quality hand-painted toy soldiers in 1/30th scale. Founded in 2009, this company produces individual figures, mounted cavalry, armored fighting vehicles, military airplanes, and unique multi-figure vignettes. Each figure and set is assigned a limited production number, which means these items are available in small quantities only. Thomas Gunn Miniatures' French Foreign Legion figures represent their signature range. These toy soldiers come in a variety of poses, from fighting, to training, to marching. The range also includes some adversaries for the Legion in the form of Arabic soldiers. These figures are always highly sought after! The Great War from Thomas Gunn Miniatures has seen large expansions in the past 12 months, on both sides of the conflict. Central and Allied Flying Aces, German Infantry, ANZACS, Tommies, Poilus, and more are all available as toy soldiers from Thomas Gunn Miniatures. Another popular subject, Lawrence of Arabia, is also produced from this era. In addition, Thomas Gunn Miniatures produces World War II figures to round out your displays of the D-Day Normandy invasion, The Battle of the Bulge, The Russian Front, and The Pacific. Some of the most unique items created by the company are experimental rockets and jet aircraft for the German Luftwaffe. These sets are always in high demand when they are released, and only ever available in small numbers! Other conflicts covered include The Zulu War, The French & Indian War, The Napoleonic Wars, and more. Thomas Gunn Miniatures is known for tackling personality figures that other manufacturers do not, allowing for a variety of different looks in your displays. These figures match well with King & Country and John Jenkins Designs toy soldiers in terms of scale and subject matter. Choose a category below to view our selection of Thomas Gunn Miniatures' highly detailed, historically accurate toy soldiers.

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