BREAKING: Constantine Valdor & New Custodes Minis Pics!

GET IN HERE, we have new Adeptus Custodes minis, including the big man himself – Constantin Valdor.

images via miniwars.eu 2-2-2018

Constantin Valdor – the man the legend!

Unknown Custodes – looks like a Shield Captain to me.

Look for this and a lot more this weekend at the Horus Heresy Weekender.  Check back in all weekend for the latest stuff.

 

~What do you think?

  • Aura1

    Valdor looks great. And has a reasonably sized head. Unbelievable!

  • R. Fernandes

    Valdor looks amazing. That other model looks…um…below par.

    • Cameron

      it’s head is bloody huge

    • Andy Wise

      Below par is incredibly generous. Remarkable in its pointlessness and ugliness I’d say. I totally agree on Valdor though, looks awesome.

  • nuggy

    Sure a custodes captain requires a certain degree of pomp but this just looks so weirdly proportionally in all the details. So overdone.

    • ReverendTiberiusJackhammer

      Yeah, downside of the Imperium having about seven layers of “the elite of the elite” stacked on top of each other, in a faction where more power = more bling.

      I suppose I can’t complain too much, since I’m content modding them to my tastes, but I wouldn’t mind some /slightly/ more restrained decoration.

      • Jeff Daniels

        Yeah, and all the bling on the Valdor model would actually weigh him down, get in the way, and make him much less effective in combat. I’ll echo what everyone else is saying and hope that it’s just a bad scan of a bad pic.

      • vlad78

        In fact they have layers and layers of decorations just to make the fight fair. A bit like fighting with the left hand only for pride sake. Noone wants to fight a naked custodes or has ever lived to tell the story.

      • ZeeLobby

        Which is funny because the fluff always paints custodes as being modest.

  • georgelabour

    That image of the captain looks to be folded in the middle.

    Which would explain the weird proportions.

    • Doug

      Heres hoping.

  • Boondox

    Due to the quality of the pics I’m going to withhold judgement. But both of them need helmets….

  • Callum Rae

    Custodes bobble heads confirmed.

  • Albert J Frankenberg

    the second one kinda looks like he has a psychic hood

  • Defenestratus

    Those are either terrible pics or terrible models, or both.

    Hope its just bad pics.

  • BaronSnakPak

    And people thought the DG models were detail overkill? Valdor takes the cake, the kitchen, and the bakery.

    • Martin B

      Kitchen sink too.

  • Sonic tooth

    Awesome. Valdor really looks like 70s era Brian Eno https://goo.gl/images/bgHcT4

  • Not liking them from those pictures. The proportions feel terribly off.

  • PrimoFederalist

    The same guy who made the terribly proportioned Space Wolves Varyngyr terminators must’ve made that Custodes officer, who appears to have the proportions of a Dwarf. Wait… could it be… a Squat Custodes! What did Duncan unleash when he broke that clock?!

    Also, Valdor: waaaayyy too busy. He’s just covered in ridiculously oversized trophies (especially not a fan of the bird wings the size of his arm which are mounted on him… arm). Too bad.

  • Carey_Mahoney

    WTF?! That Valdor is incredible!! If you ask me, that’s definitely the best of the whole HH character series. And the paint job does it justice.

    That shield captain (?), on the other hand, rather incredibly failed.

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      I cannot agree with you. Valdor is ok. He’s in the top half, for sure, but he is not the top 🙂

  • Doug

    Oh dear that second dude looks terrible. Hoping for better pics.

  • AnomanderRake

    I was wondering if using Valoris with a helmet would be too over-the-top to be a Tribune model, but seeing Valdor I know that it won’t be.

  • miniwar monger

    Overload !

  • Munn

    Both of these look way worse than the GW character.

  • Doug

    Valor looks like he has funky baby spew down one side, kinda like me right now. Sigh.

  • loveone789

    Valdor looks very ‘busy’ so looks like its time for my plan b toconvert the celestant prime into my valdor

  • breckdog

    Shield captain looks out of proportion. Valdor looks great but has so much going on that model would be a nightmare.

  • bad mood

    Valdor taking a photo session for the M32 playhammer calender, Fulgrim edition.

    Seriously, what happened to FW’s more humble/realistically/themed approach of things? This looks so overboarded with stuff GW style.

    • ZeeLobby

      Clearly the GW design staff has infiltrated FW.

  • Derek Lee

    I think they need to take it easy on the Dracula collars. I like the drum magazine on the 2nd guy and the lack of trash strapped to his armor.
    What’s bad about Valdor is that they blinged out the average custode shield/spear guardian so much that they couldn’t release a true to art mini of him.

  • Anthony A. Johnston

    Sorry, but Valdor has way too much going on, and all the war trophies hanging off of him just don’t fit. Maybe when I can see the 360 view of him I’ll change my mind, or with a darker complexion and some stubble on his face I’ll come around to him. I can barely find his right arm in all the skulls, pelts, etc. They way overdid him IMO. Rogal Dorn looks more like Valdor than Valdor.
    The new shield captain model is awful. The disproportionate head and feet ruin the model. Every other Custode model looks better than this guy. Real big disappointment for me, a complete Custode fanboy.

  • Andy Wise

    I was trying to remember where I last saw a head like that. A (great) old Mike Myers movie I think.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYS6u-KZlx8

    What do you reckon?

  • HeadHunter

    The pelt is what ruins the model for me. It looks unrealistic (yes, even for space fantasy) and unnecessary. Too bad it’s not a separate part that could be omitted.