Sunday 23 December 2018

A Merry Nogmass One & All..............

Well, it's almost that time again so here's wishing you all a wonderfully festive Noggin the Nogmas and a Happy New Year! This will be my first Xmas without my mum so it will be strange not to be travelling to her house on the day for a traditional Christmas dinner with the children.

The Noggin Kickstarter will be getting fulfilled early January now due to her recent passing. Hopefully the New Year will see more projects as well with Noggin, the Tenoch, Politicos and a couple of secret ones in the works......

A picture taken by my brother towards the end of October.....a couple of days later she had no memory of going out.......she deteriorated so quickly during November it was a real shock to us all. I will miss her forever. Love you my mummy.


Monday 26 November 2018

A vanity Noggin the Nog sculpt now cast up.....vanity we tells you!

Some years back, Pete Brown of The Mouldmaker mentioned his love of Noggin the Nog in a Facebook (I think) conversation and I got to thinking that there were no sculpts for this immortal series.......sooooooooooo.....I threw caution to the wind and sculpted one out of epoxy putty......the results were certainly not earth shattering ('I've seen worse' said Pete very diplomatically) however when the latest Noggin master mould was being made up there was space for my own piece........pure vanity and not a commercial release for obvious reasons!

Nog cavalry and new crows painted by the marvelous Andy Hides.... 

Masters of the Woodsman and Miner - note that the Miner can be used without the larger base on Nick Cases' boardgame 'Tales of the Northlands'.....

Poor pic of both versions of the flying machine and the Kickstarter badge painted again by Andy....

More soon!

Sunday 11 November 2018

Lest we forget......

Dulce et Decorum Est, by Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! - An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime ...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under I green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, --
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori.

Sunday 28 October 2018

Noggin the Nog Kickstarter coming to an end.......

Well, just under 3 days left......would certainly appreciate a share or two! So many minis to be produced!

The Miner and Woodcutter greens have been added now....

Peter Firmin's illustrations from Nick Case' game 'Tales of the Northlands'.

Noggin's Army is a personal favourite on mine.....

Monday 15 October 2018

Tenoch range expanding.....Kev Adams does Oldhammer!

Quite a few more sculpts have been mastered including the idol alternative for the palanquin. Also a small range of 'Froglings' for which I have yet to work out a background......kind of typical Kev spaced out types :)


The palanquin idol to be produced in resin.....

The initial range out on the hunt......available here.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Noggin the Nog Kickstarter part 2!

Well, I finally got my act together and launched the 2nd of the Noggin Kickstarters for The Little Soldier Company. It's close to funding and runs to the end of the month with a planned fulfillment for December in time for Xmas. Please spread the word!

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Eureka Miniatures - Hieronymus Bosch inspired Chaos Army

I first came across these delightful miniatures at Salute a couple of years back as Nic makes an annual trek over from Australia to regale us with his goodies. They are inspired by the nightmarish artwork of Pieter Bruegel and Hieronymus Bosch and are sculpted by Mike Darpa. They go really with the Nightfolk over at Northumbrian Tin Soldier and also the original Valley of the Four Winds minis from Minifigs....Dave at Caliver is slowly re-releasing them (including some unknowns I've seen but have been sworn to secrecy). Please tell them I sent you if you go visiting.....

All pics taken off the Eureka site are used with permission and remain their copy-write of course!

100KASC09 Hog the Unfathomable and Wreckless Eric

100KAS29 Lucinda the Lune

100KAS001 Snailhead / 100KAS002 Armless Nihils

 100KAS003 Theo the Baiter / 100KAS004 Batface the biter

100KAS007 Harry Born yesterday / 100KAS009 Log

 100KAS016 Phil the unchastener / 100KAS20 Ugly Betty, child 3

 100KAS25 Little Olaf the Unsteady

100KAS28 Flappable Ned

My own Flappable Ned as a work in progress.....he's quite a large piece!

100KASC02 Cyril, Herald Reluctant and Bruce the persuader

100KASC06 Herald of the leash / 100KASC07 Belcher of the Unleashed

100KASL001 Kaiser Buddha, Chaos Lord

My loot from 2 Salutes......really need to pull my finger out and get these painted!

The full range is here. They are also available from Ian at Fighting 15s in the UK.

A good site for Hieronymous Bosch is here (just click no to the free coupon pop up).