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A project to bring life to Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate's creations as metal miniatures suitable for collecting & gaming.
A project to bring life to Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate's creations as metal miniatures suitable for collecting & gaming.
146 backers pledged £10,573 to help bring this project to life.

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 In the lands of the North, where the Black Rocks stand guard against the cold sea, in the dark night that is very long the Men of the Northlands sit by their great log fires and they tell a tale... and this tale is one of bringing the works of Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate to life in the form of metal miniatures suitable for both collecting and gaming.

 Peter Firmin and Daniel Postgate, Oliver's son, have given their licensed blessing to this project. Every miniature produced will be lovingly packaged in the heart of the lead belt, otherwise known as Nottingham, and then shipped to all backers. There are many more miniatures in the offing provided funding is reached which will encourage me to keep going....and to ensure my bank manager doesn't rue the day I walked through his door a few months back with a tiny acorn of an idea.....

 The 16 initial sculpts, by the awfully talented Martin Buck, have already been mastered by the also talented hands of another dedicated Noggin fan, Peter Brown of The Mouldmaker. Each miniature is on a 20mm round base (although these have shrunk slightly in the moulding process) and average about 30mm in height.

 Peter Firmin has been actively involved in the consultation, refinement and approval of the final figures after all, they are his creation! Daniel Postgate, Oliver's son, is of course involved in the project for Smallfilms.

They will be cast in a white metal alloy and boxed in a rather nice presentation set unless you choose the single blister option.

Packaging work in progress
Packaging work in progress

 Although all of the miniatures look wonderful in the bare metal as supplied, they really come alive with the addition of a little paint and colour - look at what can be achieved in the pics below - fabulous paintwork from the gifted hands of brush maestro Andrew Taylor

 

 

 

A lot more sculpts are planned, some are works in progress that will be posted as updates throughout the course of the Kickstarter. This Kickstarter is to allow the production of the first 16 sculpts as a set and to finance the production of the rest.

Omruds!
Omruds!

 

Dozing sentries.....
Dozing sentries.....

 

Nog Soldiers!
Nog Soldiers!

 All backers of the set of 16 characters will receive a Noggin badge limited to this Kickstarter......

Noggin badge work in progress...
Noggin badge work in progress...

 Add On Number 1. Dozing Sentries.

Dozing sentries.... £10 add on for the pair...
Dozing sentries.... £10 add on for the pair...

 

Risks and challenges

Risks you ask? Risks? Well, the first sixteen sculpts are finished and the master molds already made. The production molds will be made once funds are released which is what this Kickstarter is all about. Sculpting, moldmaking and casting are all handled by very experienced people, as mentioned above, who love the hobby and are really excited about the chance of bringing life to Noggin. I already produce a small range of political caricatures over on my old school miniatures blog; http://www.deartonyblair.co.uk/ (click on the 'Blog Minis For Sale!' tab at the top) so do have some experience in these matters.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.32

    Helping out.......

    Just a way of saying 'I love Noggin!'. Although you might not actually collect miniatures, with this pledge you do gain some forgiveness. This will keep you up to date with what is going on and give you a tiny place in my heart.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    Single Blister

    A single pack of 4 miniatures. Choose from;

    1. Noggin, Ronf, Graculus and Olaf the Lofty.

    2. Queen Grunhilda, Nooka and the 2 female villagers.

    3. King Knut, Knut and the 2 Nog soldiers.

    4. Nogbad the Bad, Thor Nogson and the 2 male villagers.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $79

    The Big Bonanza

    16 miniatures, boxed as a rather nice presentation set. This set includes Noggin, King of the Nogs, Nooka, Queen of the Nogs, Prince Knut, Knut, late King of the Nogs, Queen Grunhilda, Nogbad the Bad, Graculus, Thor Nogson, Olaf the Lofty, Ronf and an assortment of Nogs.

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    Pledge £110 or more About $145

    The Double Dipper

    2 boxed sets of the 16 miniatures - so 2 boxes of 'This set includes Noggin, King of the Nogs, Nooka, Queen of the Nogs, Prince Knut, Knut, late King of the Nogs, Queen Grunhilda, Nogbad the Bad, Graculus, Thor Nogson, Olaf the Lofty, Ronf and an assortment of Nogs'. This is for those want a set to paint and, like me with these sort of important things, a set to keep for posterity.

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    Pledge £450 or more About $594

    Noggin and the Retailer Set

    This is a set for bona fide retailers who would like to bring a little bit of Noggin to their customers. 10 boxes of the 16 miniatures

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