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I hope this is the right part of the forum since its more to do with tools then actually painting.
So does any one use the citadel spray gun? And if you do can you tell me how it works? Im kind of curious since they are only like 50 bux and it might be better to have custom priming colors.
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They work by either using a water/foundation paint mix for basecoating or washes (undiluted) for washing... you put these into the glass container at the base and then use the special propellant to get it going
Personally, i have had very sketchy results with the spraygun where it initially works and then stops/splutters and gives quite patchy results.. or i had a really bad experience with a land raider where the paint appeared to separate once it had been on the model for a while.. this is probably something related to how i mixed the paint (Fenris Grey + Water) but i got odd purple patches and it looked horrid..
Now tend to use standard black/white and brush undercoat where colour is needed... or use coloured spray if i'm doing a big batch..
Also i think it wastes a lot of paint/wash... i tested against brushing and i reckon its at least 50% more costly.. i guess its a trade off between time and paint
Just my personal experience, but its been less that good
Last edited by leighjt; December 7th, 2010 at 11:40.
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Ive had very random experience with the paint gun, just like Leighjt. Sometimes it works great with an awesome result and other times i cant get it to work at all. Be prepared for frustration and confusion if you get it.
Atleast you know what result to expect if you get a spray can with custom priming color.
Maybe have a look at the army painter range of foundation sprays.
Brokendoll Miniature Painting - (Coming Soon)
Muse2k8's Painting Antics (WIP and Finished Models thread)
Yep. army painter sprays are good (although not a perfect match for dabbing up mistakes without mixing)
However the spray gun in ok for washes.
Adeptus Mechanicus Marines: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1655065
The problem with the spray gun isn't the gun itself, as long as you don't make the paint to diluted it will work fine the problem is the propellent. It is too inconsistent to work effectively. You'd be better off spending the extra money to buy a compressor and a decent airbrush if your going to be painting a lot over the years.
Has anyone managed to find a compressor that works well with the GW airbrush?
I don't like the idea of forking out for canned air, especially with such mixed results, and the mini-elephant compressor I bought has given me similar (mixed) results.
I have a large, commercial compressor that I use.
It's the same one I use to drive a 3-inch framing nailer!
It has a moisture trap and can dial the gun pressure down to about 6lb... though the citadel gun likes around 12-14psi
I find it works great as long as you don't dilute the paint too much, but I've never used it with the canned air... I've heard that the temp and pressure fluctuates quite a bit.
Here's a decent bit of kit, I have that compressor myself. For the rest I'd suggest to do a search on this forum. These kind of threads pop up regularly and always rehash the same comments....
GW gun: not bad if treated well, Airbrush better, ditch the compressed air cans ASAP, buy compressor with air tank and moisture trap.
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