Kingcast toy soldiers was started by Peter Cowan in Wales. Hand painted Peter produced a variety of figures, elephants, and vehicles of high quality. Having manufactured sets of Northwest Mounties, Royal Canadian Artillery, Boer War, Indian Army, the Boxer Rebellion, a Ballon Observation Set, numerous types of canons, howitzer, along with horse draw wagons and of course the British Commonwealth.
Peter Cowan is well know for his attention to detail, hand painted and detailed figures. Kingcast work elephants of India are particularlly sought after by collectors. Peter Cowan,s work resembles that of Trophy, Ducal, and Dorset.