Hobby Streak Day 1 – Tau Devilfish and Eldar Scorpions

February 4, 2021 by Solar Cross

For months now I have been incredibly lazy at the hobby and well virtually everything else too. My youtube channel is sadly neglected with no new uploads in an age. I have had no shortage of time for it thanks to current events (coronapanic!) but somehow that seems to make marshalling the motivation harder not easier. Weird eh? I suppose knowing I will have time available later means I can procrastinate in comfort. What I need is an artificially induced time constraint, a deadline. So then I hear about #hobbystreak which is doing the rounds on social media. Thus a solution presents itself.

#hobbystreak Definition

A quick definition of a hobbysteak for those new to the concept. It is:

The determination to do at least 30 mins of hobby time every day for as many days consecutively as possible to create the longest possible streak of active hobby work.

Any streak has to start somewhere so mine starts today. Perhaps as I get some momentum going I can renew making uploads to my youtube channel too. Projekt Mork certainly wants more luv, init?

Tau Devilfish

Tau Devilfish - Farsight Enclaves - WIP
Tau Devilfish – Farsight Enclaves – WIP

Today I worked on a Tau Devilfish that I bought on ebay. I bought it already pretty well assembled and primed. So what I did today was to airbrush some black ink to the underside as an anti-zenithal and then airbrush some white ink to the top as an zenithal highlight. Then I threw down a layer or two of Army Painter Dragon Red pretty much all over as a basecoat. The engines want a few more layers but that will be for another day.

I went with this red because I am looking to assign it to my Farsight Enclaves army. It will be the ride for some Breachers to do some drive by shooting.

Tau Devilfish - Farsight Enclaves - WIP
Tau Devilfish – Farsight Enclaves – WIP

Eldar Scorpions – Oldhammer

Oldhammer Eldar Scorpions WIP
Oldhammer Eldar Scorpions WIP

While waiting for layers to dry on the Devilfish turned my attention to some old skool metal Eldar Striking Scorpions that I also picked from Ebay. I had already done a fair bit of work done on them before today. I had already painted their lightmap and put some colour down on the helmets, armour and bodysuits. Today I put a basecoat to their weapons and armour grills using a dark bronze colour that I mixed from a transparent dark umber acrylic ink and Army Painter Greedy Gold.

These minis are the first generation of Eldar Scorpions that GW produced. They are quite nice for old sculpt. I had half a mind to use them as Storm Guardians because they have the same armament and the sculpt is not quite as dramatically Scorpiony (not a word) as later iterations. In the end though I went with painting them as Scorpions in metallic green instead of Craftworld colours as Storm Guardians.

Time please

I am not sure how long I spent on the session as I did not think to time it. I am pretty sure it went over half an hour though!

So that was the first day! A modest start but the real question is how long can I keep it up?

Hobby Streak Day 1 - Tau Devilfish and Eldar Scorpions
Hobby Streak Day 2 - Ork Nobz Skin & Eldar Straps
Hobby Streak Day 3 - Tau Devilfish Panels
Hobby Streak Day 4 - More Tau Devilfish - Detailing
Hobby Streak Day 5 - Devilfish Lens Effects and Engine Intakes
Hobby Streak Day 6 - Oldhammer Crisis Suit Prep
Hobby Streak Day 7 - Free Hand Tau Devilfish Details
Hobby Streak Day 8 - Token Gesture on Ork Nobz
Hobby Streak Day 9 - Eldar War Walker Prep
Hobby Streak Day 10 - Magnetising War Walker
Hobby Streak Day 11 - Lanky Boi Built & More War Walker Work
Hobby Streak Day 12 - Priming The Two Lanky Bois
Hobby Streak Day 13 - Dropping Colour on the Lanky Bois
Hobby Streak Day 14 - Star Cannons
Hobby Streak Day 15 - Sentinel and Warp Spiders
Hobby Streak Day 16 - Ork Straps and Leather
Hobby Streak Day 17 - Priming Warp Spiders and Sentinel
Hobby Streak Day 18 - Eldar Striking Scorpions a Few Details.
Hobby Streak Day 19 - Eldar Striking Scorpions Final Touches
Hobby Streak Day 20 - Eldar Warlock Finished
Hobby Streak Day 21 - Commander Torchstar Assembled
Hobby Streak Day 22 - A Batch of Priming and Zenithal Highlights
Hobby Streak Day 23 - Commander Torchstar Gets Some Colour
Hobby Streak Day 24 - A Bit More Work on Torchstar
Hobby Streak Day 25 - Commander Torchstar Almost Done
Hobby Streak Day 26 - Commander Torchstar Almost Done Again
Hobby Streak Day 27 - Commander Torchstar Done
Hobby Streak Day 28 - Farsight Enclave List Crafting
Hobby Streak Day 29 - Dusting Off Forgotten Dire Avengers
Hobby Streak Day 30 - Dire Avengers Again
Hobby Streak Day 31 - Beginning Dire Avenger Details
Hobby Streak Day 32 - List Crafting, Research and Writing
Hobby Streak Day 33 - Dire Avenger Banner Freehand
Hobby Streak Day 34 - Dire Avengers Done - Much Freehand
Hobby Streak Day 35 - New Shiny Prep - Steel Legion Project
Hobby Streak Day 36 - Primed New Shiny - Steel Legion
Hobby Streak Day 37 - Zenithal Steel Legion New Shiny
Hobby Streak Day 38 - Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors Assembled
Hobby Streak Day 39 - Ork Nobz Metals
Hobby Streak Day 40 - Eldar Dark Reapers Stripped and Scrubbed
Hobby Streak Day 41 - Goff Ork Nobz Done!
Hobby Streak Day 42 - Eldar War Walker Pilot
Hobby Streak Day 43 - War Walker Pilot's Head
Hobby Streak Day 44 - Eldar Pilot Re-Capitated
Hobby Streak Day 45 - Lanky Bois
Hobby Streak Day 46 - Lanky Boi Star Cannons
Hobby Streak Day 47 - 1st Steel Legion Squad Gets Some Colour
Hobby Streak Day 48 - Steel Legion Squad
Hobby Streak Day 49 - Eldar Dark Reaper Filed and Based
Hobby Streak Day 50 - Batch Prime of Dark Reapers and Dark Eldar
Hobby Streak Day 51 - Steel Legion Squad
Hobby Streak Day 52 - Steel Legion Blankets and Canteens
Hobby Streak Day 53 - Steel Legion
Hobby Streak Day 54 - Steel Legion Squad Just About Done!
Hobby Streak Day 55 - Back on the Lanky Bois
Hobby Streak Day 56 - Wraithlord Done
Hobby Streak Day 57 - Eldar War Walker Weapons
Hobby Streak Day 58 - War Walker Weapons Again
Hobby Streak Day 59 - Zenithal Dark Reapers
Hobby Streak Day 60 - War Walker Weapons Again
Hobby Streak Day 61 - Sentinel Bits Snipped and Cleaned of Flash
Hobby Streak Day 62 - Eldar War Walker Nearly Done
Hobby Streak Day 63 - Fire Dragons Get a Coat of Orange
Hobby Streak Day 64 - Fire Dragon Helmets
Hobby Streak Day 65 - Eldar War Walker Done
Hobby Streak Day 66 - Fire Dragon Pants
Hobby Streak Day 67 - Fire Dragon Bases
Hobby Streak Day 68 - Wraithguard Prep
Hobby Streak Day 69 - Wraithguard Horde Assembled
Hobby Streak Day 70 - Imperial Guard Quickie
Hobby Streak Day 71 - Back on the Fire Dragons
Hobby Streak Day 72 - Eldar Fire Dragons Again
Hobby Streak Day 73 & 74 - 5 Fire Dragons Done & Priming
Hobby Streak Done - The Conclusion

Brother, can you spare a dime?

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