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Haviland Tuf
Manufacturer: Scratchbuilt
Category: SF

by Nakatan

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Haviland Tuf

Haviland Tuf

Today everyone know George Martin as an author of `Game of thrones` series. But, actually, he is also wrote outstanding sci-fi novels in the mid-1970. Personally, i think this is the best sci-fi ever written. So here is the character from one of those novels, Haviland Tuf. This novel is a collection of related short fiction works, originally published over several years, beginning with 1976's "A Beast for Norn". So, who is mr. Tuf? He is exeptionally tall, he is fat, he is bald, he is smart, he is fond of cats, he likes the taste of a good ale, and he is the only owner and crewmember of 30-km long warship Ark, nearly-derelict `seedship` of the long-defunct Federal Empire's Ecological Engineering Corps. Tuf travels the galaxy, offering his services to worlds with environmental problems, and sometimes imposing solutions of his own. Well, those solutions are quite unexpected and original, oftenly...
Now, about the mini. It`s done from the scratch. I used Reaper cat models and the tea tray with cups and bottle from Kinder Surprise, and fb ogre hand. Everything other than those are sculpted by me or cut from cardboard and plasticard. The Tuf`s figure is 9 sm long from legs to the top of his bald head. No airbrushing again - i was just too afraid to start my aerography practice with a single-copy mini. Yes, the space holograms are brush-painted too and this took a lot of time. And, btw, hope you`ll be interested enough to read Tuf`s Voyaging!

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Viewer comments:
#450057 26 Jun 2016
Haha, GRRM owes me =) This miniature sold around 10 of his books (or even more, if they red whole series)
#449823 Rating: 10 14 Jun 2016
Think I'll be purchasing the first book of the series. Well done
#446999 Rating: 10 28 Feb 2016
Beautiful piece of art ! Lot of friend doesn't like figures and scifi painting. But when i show this stuff, every body love the style and the painting. They says "it's look like Bilal or Moebius artwork !" Very inspiring !
#441797 Rating: 10 3 Sep 2015
I love Tuf (and his cats)! You've done a great job of bringing him to life here - including the serene expression that drives so many people around the bend. Just amazing work with the starscape and the whole miniature as a whole. A great tribute to a great character by a great author.
#431551 30 Dec 2014
Well, thanks for all that comments. It is a real pleasure to see your interest, people.
#429140 Rating: 10 31 Oct 2014
Great paint job. Awesome job.
#428081 Rating: 10 7 Oct 2014
It took me a while, then I remembered reading "A beast for Norn" a very long time ago..... well done on the sculpting and the painting! Cheers!!
#427721 Rating: 10 30 Sep 2014
Amazing! I don't think I'd ever have the patience!
#427534 Rating: 10 26 Sep 2014
You have forced me to read the book that has inspired you to paint this
#427522 26 Sep 2014
You can find him unpainted here






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