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I'm considering getting one because I've just painted three lepoard-print Tactical Squads in four days and now I want to kill myself, but there are a few things I'd like to know about painting with it first.
According to the GW website and some staffers I've spoken to you can use it to basecoat and shade models en masse, which would be cool since that tends to be the most time-consuming and soul-destroying part of the process for me, and it produces an effect a bit like drybrushing. I personally can't see how it would, but I'm clueless.
Anyone got any experience using a spray gun to paint with, or have any links to places that show you how it's done?
I've used the GW spray gun recently and it's pretty self explanatory. After you hook it up to the propellant and mix some GW Foundation paint with water, it works pretty much like a can of spray paint, so use it accordingly. Short bursts at 10-15" while moving, nothing much to it.
Read the article on the GW website...that helped me a lot. Also have a hair dryer handy - I found that I could spray a nice thin coat, dry it with the hair dryer and then put another thin coat on.
I cannot stress the importance of thin coats! Stops it looking rubbish - also, take your time and make sure each coat is properly dry before you do the next coat.
As I was only doing some tests when I used it, I went for the lower level of the gauge on the bottle, and found it quite hard to get the right amount of water (too much usually!)
I would advise getting some sort of dropper to make sure you don't use too much water, as this will mess up your job as the paint will be too thin. Don't forget the spray nozzle is adjustable, so you can test that all out too...
When using it, I found the spray to be a lot more powerful than expected - so bear this in mind before you set off. I would also have a spare can of propellant, as if you are doing a lot of spraying, the original can will get really cold and lose pressure...hope this helps, and don't forget to post some results - I'm looking at doing some more detailed work with it in the near future