Thursday, 20 December 2012

Princess Tuvstarr

One of my all time favorite painter John Bauer illustrated a farytale written by Helge Kjellin named
"Sagan om älgtjuren Skutt och lilla prinsessan Tuvstarr" and it would be translated to something like "The Fairytale of the moose bull Skutt (leap or jumper) and the little princess Tuvstarr.

The little princess has broken free from the forest lake and is all grown up now...

For the painting I went with really bright color tones and lots of white highlight. This was much harder then I first had expected.
For the base I went with regular sand covered a brown color that faded to white where she stands, this dont show up that much on the pictures Im afraid.
For the flock on the base I used Swamp tuff and then added some of my own "magical flock" (Tomogui, I know you want some...). I also added some yellow "flowers" to make it look like the flower that her name comes from in Swedish.

The miniature itself is from Hasslefree. Damn good sculpt.

For gaming, well Im not sure. She is no fighter and her goodness is hard to give a rule that is useful for a tabletop.
Maybe other creatures are lured and attracted to her for her goodness and could be used to move enemy miniatures.
This would lead to that the enemy miniatures will chase after her and she will be in need of protection just as in the fairytale...
Maybe she could be used as a special objective.

Now I just need to find a nice and really big moose bull to protect her...

And here are some reference pictures by John Bauer from the fairytail. 


  1. What a beautiful miniature, great job Sir.

  2. Nice work!
    And those J. Bauer paintings are beautiful.

  3. Exellent !

    Very good choise of mini.

    Best regards Michael

  4. Excellent figure.
    I was most taken with the elf on the elk in the recent Hobbit film.I have been on the look out for 28mm elks too but to no avail...