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Constantin Valdor in Shadowkeepers colors

Adeptus Custodes Constantin Valdor Valdor OSL NMM Forge World Shadowkeepers Custodes

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You may have expected Valdor to be wearing his usual golden armor. But not this time! We were asked to get him painted for use both as a showcase piece, and as a member of a Shadowkeepers force in Warhammer 40k. That's one of the reasons why his display base is removable, so he can be used in tabletop battles.


See the additional photos to see the base removed and the model without the base, as well as additional angles and views on the model.


And if you wonder about the blue and red lighting effects on the model, here's the explanation: After researching a bit about Shadowkeepers, Ańa decided to use two kinds and sources of light on the model. Red light coming from below, represented the demonic enemies. Valdor being in charge of troops keeping them in check would counter them with purity of Adeptus Custodes. This is the blue light coming from inside the collar of his armor and shining onto his face. This would also match some details of his armor and the force halberd. Hope it makes sense now smile.png

And oh, somebody during the Warhammer Community Hobby Roundup mentioned how he reminds of Abaddon. Totally unexpected, but it turned out to be true! You can check it by yourselves. smile.png

If you want to see more photos, they can bee seen here.
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That is one of the best minis I’ve ever seen!




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Smoke Frog

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The Shadowkeepers always do look ominous in the artwork... but you dialed it up to 11 and kept on going!


Frankly I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful that miniature looks. His weapon is amazing, his base is amazing, the glowing light on his face is stunning, and that cloak!!


Truly you have made a work of art!

Bjorn Firewalker

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Excellent work.
Previous projects: Wolves of Catachan (the Wolfbrothers Chapter reborn), Steel Crusaders (Codex: Iron Hands), Iron-hearted Angels (Codex: Blood Angels supplement).

Current projects: Knights of Renaissance (Star Wars: The Force Awakens Marines), Grim Knights of Grimm Nights (Red vs. Blue Marines).

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Adeptus Custodes, Constantin Valdor, Valdor, OSL, NMM, Forge World, Shadowkeepers, Custodes

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