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I'm getting quite tired of looking at my black Baneblade, and have decided to paint it.
I'm thinking of starting by spraying it fortress grey all over, and then masking it in a tiger stripe pattern, (if you get what i mean), and then spraying it codex grey. i guess it will make a dark(-ish) grey tank, with long stripes of light grey camouflage.
Do you think this will work, and does anybody have any good ideas to what i can use to mask it? I'm thinking green stuff will stick too much to the model, and might rip off some of the paint when i remove it. Maybe I could use masking tape. That could give it a little "jagged" effect, with some work.
oh, i am thinking of giving the fortress grey a quick drybrush to hightlight it before spraying with codex grey. Do you think it will work, or would you do it in another way?
Of course, I plan to paint details like weathering and metals afterwards, this is just about the basecoat.
I'm also thinking of doing the same for my Leman Russes and Hellhound.
Spraying it should work fine. I have been told however that the citadel spray gun isnt very good and a decent spray gun will cost a bit for only one model although over time it probably will make its money back.
Masking tape will work fine for covering
The GW spraygun works just fine. I actually like it over my dual action brush simply because the pistol grip handle is very comfortable... Now don't get me wrong - a regular air brush will ultimately give you more control - but the spraygun is great for doing what it is that you are trying to achieve...
There are several things you can do to mask the vehicle... Remember to spray the entire model with the lighter grey first before masking it. Once dry you can mask in a variety of methods...
Blu Tac is great as it is a putty that is not too adhesive and comes off very easy. There are some off brands of Blu Tac but I have found them to be messier. Downside is - because it is a putty it is a bit harder to get straight lines. If you don't mint irregular lines this is a very good option.
Also at an art supply store or airbrush store you can by special "masking" tape. It is a shiny blue tape that is also less sticky than conventional tape. You can get this in a variety of widths to fit your needs. I believe you should also be able to get a masking paper there as well. Great for cutting shapes and patterns...
I would steer clear of conventional masking tape as it is rather sticky and could pull up the paint when you remove it...
To be fair i have only used my G.W spray gun once and i was outside and it was middle of winter, but i found it didnt work very well in the cold. But now it's a bit warmer i will have a second go with it. I did find the paint jar was really lose on my spray gun and i know thats not because of the cold.
I AM BOOMER!
Spraying in the cold with the GW gun is not a good idea, also if you get the GW gun buy at least 2 propellant cans(they freeze up and you loose pressure)
I like the GW gun and i think it would work perfect for what your doing, though youll have to fiddle with the consistency a bit as the actual markings are for foundation paint to water.
I must admit that I actually don't use the propellant cans... I bought a badger adapter to fit on a compressor. This adapts to the hose that came with the spray gun and has a bleed valve to regulate the pressure. Works like a charm and was only about $4... Now the compressor on the other hand... LOL
I also didn't use it in cold weather so have no real comment on its performance there. I like the feel of it and for base coating it has worked very well. Also very easy to clean.
Yeah i would love an air compressor, but i hear they cost money =D
So its my two cans or propellant for now...