Hobby Streak Day 9 – Eldar War Walker Prep

February 12, 2021 by Solar Cross

Another freezing cold day has discouraged me from cracking on with some painting. Instead I had a rummage around in my pile of shame for some bits to snip and clean up for assembly. I found an Eldar War Walker that will do just fine for keeping up the streak. It did not have a base with it, common for stuff I find on ebay, but I found a nice resin base of a suitable size that will do just as well.

I noticed that the war walker kit has a lot of weapon options but only one of each type. I checked the 7th edition Craftworld Codex and found that its rules allowed for taking all the weapons in matched pairs as well as in any combination of two. As it happens the weapons exactly match the ones which come with the Eldar Heavy Weapon sprue and as luck would have it I had one of them knocking around too. Given I do not intend to run any Guardians except Storm Guardians I do not really have any use in a heavy weapons platform so I am not losing anything using the weapons for the War Walker. This is a n00b question but do matched pairs count as twin-linked? Or only if explicitly stated to be so?

Whoever owned the Heavy Weapon Platform sprue (from the Guardians box?) before me was one of those weirdos who primes their bits before removing them from the sprue, as you can see in the picture. Do I really need to say why this a bad practice? Nevermind, I can work around it.

Naturally with all the vast array of weapon options and only one chassis on which to mount them means I will be magnetising them during assembly. I honestly hate the fiddle and faff with magnetising extra bits but in this case I guess it will be worth the trouble. I hardly want to have any more War Walkers for my Craftworld Altioc project so magnetising the many options is best way to have the possibility of alternative weapon loadouts for a list.

If it is cold tomorrow perhaps I will put off painting again by assembling the walker then.

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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