Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
I just picked up a citadel spray gun for the first time yesterday, and was eager to try it out. Once I got home I immidiately set to work base coasting my C'tan Deciever Iyanden Darksun. The basecout went on like a treat. Whilst this was drying I went through the spraygun cleaning proceedure, and then loaded the pot with the correct mix of shining gold. This time, however, when I connected the propellant and turned the valve on it made a horrible hissing sound. My innitial reaction (as I was obviously losing pressure fast) was to tighten the valve thurther. (It is also worth mentioning that the can was not particualrly cold at this point either). The cap kept hissing but much more quietly, so I decided to keep on spraying as pressure cant have been dropping too much. The gold went on extremely watery, even when I did stop repetatively to thicken up the paint... does anyone know what has happened?
After I had done the gold coat (it took a very long time, I might aswell have done it by hand) I decdided to leave the deciever be for a while and went about spraying my monolith boltgun metal. Again, I celaned out the gun, removed and washed out the spray nozzle just to be sure, and strated spraying. Again, the boltgun metal came out watery, even after thickening, and the gun did not seem to be spraying much paint at all... not to mention the propelant cap was still hissing hideously. I managed to get a very thin coat on the 'lith before the can got too cold to continue, so I washed the gun out and packed it up for the night... that is, after I realised the can was almost empty. The guy at the store told me the can would last for ages! Not 2 models!
Besides, I wake up this moring and took a quick look at my 'lith. The paint is realy patchy, but not patchy as in 'water patchy', but it looks as if the spray on the lith was more propelant than paint. I quickly whipped out the gun, loaded it with water and tryed spraying it to see if I could see any noticable problems, and after pulling the trigger a few times and producing no spray at all... the gun suddenly starts ferociuosly spouting pure propellant!
I've double checked every guide on the citadel gun I can find... I'm using the gun exactly as instructed, but it still plays up!
Now I've got an empty can of propellant and a blotchy monolith... aswell as what could very well be a defective spray gun. If anybody has also experienced this, or knows what is wrong, please help.
Thanks in advance!
My best advice to you is to return the monolith with the spray gun and propellant and demand an exchange or a refund. ( Or call GW customer service)
From what I know about the citadel spray guns, they were recalled after the first batch was made with problems similar to yours. Thats why I stick to spray paint and traditional methods. Sorry to hear you to go through that.
p.s. hopefully you can find your receipt of purchase for both products. That will be needed for
when you go to the store you origionally bought it from.
Last edited by BLADERUNNER; May 16th, 2010 at 09:11.
-HONORABLE MENTIONS IN BLITZKRIEG PAINTING COMP-
"THAT I.G. GUY WITH THAT OVERDEVELOPED TRIGGER FINGER"
Thanks for the advice. I'll try taking the spraygun back to the store when I get the chance, but as for the monolith, it's been around for longer than I care to remember... god knows where the reciept is :/
I've just e-mailed GW customer service. I'll see what they have to say first... Unfortunately It's sunday so I wont get a response untill tomorrow at the earliest. I'll post their response here when I get it
Whilst I'm typing I might aswell ask, has anyone here used 'the army painter' plate mail metalic spray... because I might get some of that for my Necrons and use the citadel gun for washes. Sound good?
Yeah, you're not supposed to spray metallics from an airbrush. The paint's just too 'chunky' to pass through the airbrush properly. Hopefully you can get a replacement, but there is a possibility they'll cite user error and refuse. That's unlikely though- GW's customer service is usually very good.
If you think Mathammer doesn't work and dice cannot be predicted, there's a whole field of mathematics called probability that would like to disagree.
While it is easy to knock something because it isn't working as it is supposed to - that doesn't necessarily mean the product is a bad product... you may simply have a defective piece. I have the GW spraygun and have used it several times to real good effect. It does what it is designed to do well. I have a traditional airbrush as well and for basecoating I actually prefer the GW spraygun as it has a more comfortable grip.
I do recommend getting a compressor at some point if you plan on using it a lot and getting a badger 1/4" compressor adapter so you can connect the GW to a compressor instead.
Also here is something else for consideration. The connector to the compressed air cans is plastic. It has plastic threads. If you don't put it on properly or force it tight you can strip the threads breaking the seal when closed properly. This will cause the air to leak out.
Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!