John Jenkins Designs
John Jenkins Toy Soldiers SK-06 The Conquest Of America Beothuk Warrior
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The word Skraeling is most likely related to the old Norse word "skra", meaning "dried skin", which is believed to be in reference to the animal pelts worn by the Native Americans.
The term is thought to have been first used by Ari Thorgilsson in his work called "The Book Of The Icelanders". The book was written well after the period in which Norse explorers made their first contacts with indigenous Americans. By the time of the book, Skraeling was probably the common term Norse Greenlanders used for the Thule people, who were the ancestors of the modern Inuit.
The Greenlander's Saga and the Sago of Erik the Red, which were written in the 13th Century, use this term for the people of the area known as Vinland whom the Norse met in the early 11th Century. The word has subsequently become well known and has been used in the English language since the 18th Century.
Probably the most likely local inhabitants of the area named as Vinland were the Beothuk, or at least their ancestors. The meaning of the word Beothuk is obscure, but "people" or "good people" are possibilities. They lived in villages made up of a number of cone-shaped houses called "Mamateeks". Unfortunately the Beothuk have since vanished, with the last of their tribe believed to have died in the 19th Century.. New in the original box 1/30 scale 60mm 1 piece set. Authentic hand painted soldiers and miniatures for collectors designed and produced in Hong Kong by John Jenkins Designs. John Jenkins Designs is focused on bringing specific battles and events from history to life. Periods of history ranging from the French and Indian War to the World War II are all covered by the toy soldiers of John Jenkins Designs.
John Jenkins is perhaps best known for its stunning recreations of World War I aircraft and the daring pilots who were known as Aces. In addition to the Knights of the Sky, John Jenkins Designs creates toy soldiers and tanks from The Great War at a level of detail not seen anywhere else in the industry. British, French, and German vehicles all have the weathering and a level of dirt or mud that seemed to accumulate after only just a few days at the front. Joining the German, French, and British toy soldiers are the Americans; late to the war but providing the vital push that finally broke through the static lines of grindingly slow trench warfare.
Back in history, the French and Indian War has provided John Jenkins Designs with fertile ground for toy soldier production. The Raid on Saint Francis, the 1759 Battle of Ticonderoga, and many others are all brought to life by the dynamic action poses and unique regiments that fought at each. The colonies were responsible for raising regiments to fight their battles against the encroaching French and their Native allies, and John Jenkins Designs produces New Jersey, Pennsylvanian, South Carolina, Connecticut, and the 60th Royal American Provincials as toy soldiers to represent the variety of those regiments.
Unique ranges produced by John Jenkins Designs are The Jacobite Rebellion, The Seven Years War, The War of 1812, The Wars of the Roses, and The Town of Old Yangshuo among others. Perhaps one of the most unique of them all is the Speedbirds Collection, representing a period of time between WWI and WWII when aircraft design advanced by leaps and bounds as inventors attempted to capture the prestigious Schneider Trophy, awarded from 1913-1931. These fully painted and assembled airplane models are of a smaller scale than the normal 1:30th scale toy soldiers and accessories produced by JJD, so no pilots or other items are planned to accompany them at this time.
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