Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaaaaaaay! Woo!

I'm more than ready for the weekend. It's felt like a really long week, so I'm more than ready to get back to a couple days off. Not that it's been a bad week, mind you, but just a long one. And since I took last weekend "off" and just did stuff around the apartment, I'm ready to get back out and get some gaming on. How about yourselves? If you're going to go out and game, you should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Noggin the Nog Miniatures Up On Kickstarter and Acheson Creations Masters for Sale – Part 2 – Vietnam War Era.

Noggin the Nog Miniatures Up On Kickstarter

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 white metal (this contains lead so not to given to small children or eaten, oh no!) miniatures suitable for both collecting and gaming. Peter Firmin and Daniel Postgate, Oliver's son, have given their licensed blessing to this project although it is with a heavy heart that we recently learned of the passing of Peter. There is a link to his orbituary in The Guardian here.

 Every miniature, all of which are sculpted by the awfully talented Martin Buck, will be lovingly packaged in the heart of the lead belt, otherwise known as Nottingham, and then shipped to all backers. The initial 16 sculpts have already been produced via our previous Kickstarter here. There were a few stretch goals and add ons which are available as pledges below. Each miniature is on a 20mm round base (although these have shrunk slightly in the moulding process) and average about 30mm in height. The miniatures are produced in white metal which contains lead - they should not be given to children and should certainly not be swallowed.....oh no! A very un-Noggin-like thing to do. They may also require a little cleaning up of minor molds lines or 'flash' using modelling knives and files. Some of the pledges require assembly using super glue or epoxy type adhesives.

I've presented the rewards as specific sets, if you want more than one then just add that amount to your total pledge. For example, if you just want the Omruds and The Game, then choose either as you pledge and put £70 as the amount. You can vary the amount if you decide for more throughout the duration of the Kickstarter. The sculpts are all completed and everything will be sorted following the end of the Kickstarter via a survey.......

All pledges totaling over £50 will receive a free Noggin badge that is limited to this Kickstarter,.......

Acheson Creations Masters for Sale – Part 2 – Vietnam War Era

It's time to part with some of the large stock of masters we have..some of which have been sitting on the shelf for five years..and due to the heavy work load and also lack of space...its time for someone else to bring them to the market. I am starting the sale with eight items and this will expand...enjoy. 40 28mm Vietnam Era Figures, never put into production. U.S. Infantry Command Set (4) U.S. Infantry w/ M60 Machine Guns (4) U.S. Infantry w/ M16's (4) U.S. Infantry w/ M79 Grenade Launchers (4) U.S. Infantry w/ Grenades (4) N.V.A. Infantry w/ RPD Machine Gun (4) N.V.A. Infantry w/ RPG's (4) N.V.A. Infantry w/ AK47's Set #1 (4) N.V.A. Infantry w/ AK47's Set #2 (4) N.V.A. Infantry w/ SKS Carbine (4)