Ok, so I solved first problem - it had to do with my battery pack underpowered.
So now, the LED on the NPN comes up - sometimes it seems to fade in although quite quickly. Measuring the voltage across it, it does appear to rise in value. Then nothing else happens.
What I'm trying to figure out here is, what actually makes this thing cycle? Because the transistors appear to be correct.
One thing that may lend some clue - if I take the blue 100k and put a POT on it and turn it right the way down to zero, then both LEDs come up. The one on the PNP comes up very bright and as soon as I just turn the POT a little but to create some resistance, then the PNP goes out and the NPN comes on.
To see if the 324 is giving out any signal, place a led from pin 1. that the transistors are now connected and see what it does. It should fade that single led. If not, there is something wrong with the timing part (resistors etc.). If it fades that single led, you have something wrong with your transistors.