Hobby Streak Day 40 – Eldar Dark Reapers Stripped and Scrubbed

March 15, 2021 by Solar Cross

Today I pulled out and scrubbed up some old metal Eldar Dark Reapers and Pheonix Lord Maugan Ra from their paint stipping bath. They had been stewing in there for some time but they do not get really clean until one takes them out and scrubs them off with an old toothbrush. I dried them off with paper towels too. I used dettol to dissolve the paint so it is important to get it all off before letting any water touch them. Who knows the reaction but dettol, paint residue and water produces an ugly sticky gunge that is very unfun to remove. Scrub off the paint, pat down the excess with paper towels and then leave to dry for a time is the way.

They were of course ebay rescues and I was pleased as punch to get them even with their awful paint jobs. The pre-owned market is often a source of bargains as well as old treasures but that is especially true when sourcing Eldar Aspect Warriors. Fellow Craftworlders will know that almost all the stock of new Aspect Warriors are in Finecast, or failcast as it is known. It is no fun paying around £5 per infantry model at any time, but still more unfun when it is cast in such an abysmal material. Well they are probably a bit cheaper at Element Games. Thankfully the supply of study old metal models on ebay offers a better source, even if it takes a little stripping to get them usable.

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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