"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 those tales they tell are the stories of a kind and wise king and his people; they are the Sagas of Noggin the Nog. Welcome to Northlands, a tribute to Noggin, King of the Nogs and the People of the Northlands."David Wood, of The Little Solider Company, has teamed up with sculptor Martin Buck, to produce a range of licensed miniatures based upon Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate's legendary children's book and TV series, Noggin The Nog.
He is currently seeking £3,000 of pledged funding, via Kickstarter, by November 19, to get the project off the ground.
On the campaign's Kickstarter page, David explains:
"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.Check out the campaign's Kickstarter page for the investment rewards - depending on how many of the miniatures you want (and why wouldn't you want all of them?).
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.
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."
You can see pictures of the miniatures (Noggin, Ronf, Graculus, Olaf the Lofty, Queen Grunhilda, Nooka, King Knut, Knut, Nogbad the Bad, Thor Nogson, four villagers, and two Nog soliders) painted up: