Trajann Valoris Vs. Ixion Hale: Custodes Unbox & Build

By |2018-01-29T15:30:00+00:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Warhammer 40k|

Trajann Valoris Post

The Golden Legion has landed and Captain-General Trajann Valoris is ready to lead them into battle to write even greater tales of glory!

Check out how Trajann Valoris compares to the Forge World Exclusive Ixion Hale, and how he works in Warhammer 40k. The Captain-General of the Custodes is a powerful position that oversees the defenses of the Sol System, Terra, the Palace, and the Emperor. Trajann Valoris is considered to be the greatest warrior to ever hold the title. Our very own Rob Baer has Trajann’s kit on the paint bench to review and then compare to the Ixion Hale kit from Forge World. Let’s dive in and see what you will find in this kit.

For our complete review, be sure to scroll down and press play on the full video below.

Trajann Valoris sprues

The Trajann Valoris kit retails for $35 and comes with two sprues. This is a model that will impress you with detail. Every piece is simply bursting with details, from an exquisitely ornate back armor to a flowing cape that is emblazoned with the Imperial Aquila. His Watcher’s Axe has a considerably large surface area on the blade that will beg for some great fades and detail work. When assembling, be prepared for a lot of slices and sections. You can leave the head, cape, and ax in separate sections for painting and airbrushing.

Trajann Ixion comparison

If you are wondering how Trajann compares to the exclusive Ixion Hale model, look no further. As you can see, Trajann is clearly the larger model and comes at an affordable price. Ixion Hale does have the advantage of having more ornately detailed armor but you will have to drop over $100 if you are wanting to pick one up. At the end of the day, the choice is yours as to how you spend your hobby dollars.

Rob delves further into the kit and discusses rules in his full review video below!

Captain-General Valoris: $35


The office of Captain-General is one of the most powerful military appointments in the Imperium. It confers full responsibility for the overall defence of the Sol System, Terra, the Imperial Palace and, ultimately, the Golden Throne and the Emperor himself. Many claim that Trajann Valoris is the greatest warrior to hold the title of Captain-General since the Emperor strode the stars, having proven himself to be dynamic and effective; qualities that make him ideally suite to lead in this age of unprecedented aggression.


This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble Captain-General Trajann Valoris. His armour is elaborate and eye-catching even amongst his Custodes brothers – he wears the Castellan Plate, an ancient suit of powered armour that incorporates a heraldic tilting plate adorned with an eagle’s head emblem and large feathers. This includes a striking cloak made from the hide of a lion, woven through with adamantine thread – the lion’s head and front paws are draped dramatically over his right shoulder. An auramite halo frames his scowling face, and the whole suit is covered in the kind of ornate, sculpted details that set the Adeptus Custodes apart from other Imperial warriors – eagles, gemstones and filigree litter every surface. His main weapon held in his right hand is the Watcher’s Axe, an enormous polearm which incorporates a ferocious master-crafted bolt weapon known as the Eagle’s Scream; he also carries a misericordia and an ancient relic on his belt known as the Moment Shackle.

This kit comes as 19 components, and is supplied with a Citadel 40mm Round base.

Captain-General Trajann Valoris is available now online and in local Games Workshop stores. Be sure to press play on our quick and dirty review video below for the full product breakdown.

For more on Trajann Valoris and all things Warhammer 40k, visit Games Workshop!

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