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Ninjabread01 Nov 2018 5:20 a.m. PST

It's Samhain, so let's celebrate this Celtic pagan festival with a classic druid miniature. It's the Albion Truthsayer! Tha a' bta-falbhain agam loma-ln easgannan!

Albion Truthsayers: the most predictable opponents in "Truth or Dare".

The Albion Truthsayer is a standing-stone-cold classic of a miniature from Warhammer's Dark Shadows mini-supplement. The 2001 campaign booklet featured rules for you army to be joined these warrior-wizards (or their arch-nemeses, the Dark Emissaries) while they fought their way across the mysterious island of Albion to thwart (or aid) Warhammer's newest mega-villain: the Dark Master.

The Truthsayer, interfering with one of the many barrows on the Isle of Wights.

I had a lot of fun modelling the base to make it look like the boggy fenlands of Albion. The owl (from a Wood Elf kit) is a reference the "Wings of Fate" spell that let the Truthsayer summon a flock of enchanted birds to peck at his foes. The sculpt itself is packed full of Celtic-style details: a spiral skull carvings, gold neck torque; spiked barbarian hair; bronze triskele medallion. As a geek of ancient trappings I get super excited about it appearing in Warhammer.

When it comes to prehistoric jewellery, Curis not only walks the walk, but torques the torque.

This miniature is one of my favourite Citadel Miniatures of all time not least because if you clip off his basing tab and peek up the loincloth you can see the sculptor's Chris Fitzpatrick signature. I can't think of any miniatures signed in this way since Citadel's preslotta days.

Cheeky Albion Truthsayer upskirt shot.

One of the popular requests on the Ninjabread Patreon is "how do you paint skin"? I photographed the Truthsayer between steps so supporters can follow along and learn how to paint flesh in this style.

Become a supporter today and you'll get access to this in depth masterclass tutorial, and not one BUT TWO guides on how to paint your power armoured Space Marines.

That's it for today's visit to Albion. What's next perhaps the evil Truthsayer? Or the Fenbeasts? Or the Giants of Albion and their Druid? Or maybe delving even further back into Albion's past with the LE8 McDeath's Crazed Caledonians? Watch this space…

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP01 Nov 2018 5:37 a.m. PST

Great work

Ninjabread01 Nov 2018 8:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Frederick!

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