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PostSubject: GW's Spray gun?   Thu 26 Feb 2009 - 1:44

Just thought I'd run a few question's by you guys before ordering one.
If there's anyone who's tried it that is:

Looking at the tutorial on Games Workshops website it seems like it wouldnt be too hard to run it through a compressor. Am I way off on that assumption?

Are the adjustment grubs near the front just for looks or is there any adjustability of the nozzle?

Looking for a non braincell killing alternative to regular aerosols (enter funny reference to why Citadel superglue is always sold in halfempty bottles here) but a comparison to low end airbrushes would be interesting as well. (don't expect much more seeing as it retails at around 20)


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PostSubject: Re: GW's Spray gun?   Thu 26 Feb 2009 - 2:31

If money wasn't an issue I'd suggest buying a proper airbrush and compressor. It's a sound investment. It would have greater reliability and range of uses.

The GW spraygun is cheap and ok for basecoating lots of models. It will do what it was designed for to the tolerances you'd expect from an item of it's low price. There is some range of adjustment but it won't do the fine lines you'd get from a full airbrush.

On the subject of GW superglue, the reason it is only half full is a spill prevention measure. The contents are labelled on the front so you are getting what the label says but in a larger than required bottle so if it falls over on a flat surface, it won't spill out all over the desk. Of course, it is still more expensive than other super glues, but it is priced on convenience. It's there for people who are too young to buy glue and need there parents to buy it (the UK has an 18+ age limit on solvents). Most parents will buy the glue when buying the models for their children. If you are old enough to buy your own glue, then you are old enough to know where you can buy it cheaper or in larger bottles.
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PostSubject: Re: GW's Spray gun?   Fri 27 Feb 2009 - 15:41

I don't like to paint massive surfaces with my airbrush, the cup is too fiddly for me Embarassed
and if I could hook this up to the compressor I could do away with more or less all my sprays
not counting the IR-proofs but they arent much use in this context anyway.
Might make living in somewhat limited quarters for the time being a bit more manageble.
The price thing is why Im buying it Razz as its well below half of what I spend on brushes when
actively mini painting.
Its like When you visit the 10p store and see that they have a selection of workable brushes,
you know you still haven't cracked the little plastic tube on you latest redwood shafted hand tied brush with the hairs of an orphan child named albert, but what the hell its just 10p Razz
As long as it does what it says on the tin I think 20 is a bargain for such a small package.
(Painfull flashbacks of them threestep ones that looks like a sandblaster on steroids that holds half a million gallons of paint that noone else cleans..)

about the superglue... Suspect theyve gotten to you too huh?
Razz gonna find that webstrip sooner or later (unless its permanently pulled of the web that is.)

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PostSubject: Re: GW's Spray gun?   Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 18:22

I've bought the GW one for my orks, they had a bit weird green but i thought i'd try it out.. I tried it outside in a bit bad weather (below freezing point) and that did NOT work out well, the gas got cold too quickly and the paint started watering out.. So far i'm not impressed, but the GW dude DID warn me to keep it warm Razz I'll try again in a month or so when it's not snowing anymore Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: GW's Spray gun?   Sun 1 Mar 2009 - 18:29

that is to be expected with pressurized gas during the winter (I feel your pain being in moderatly the same temprature climate) Very Happy gonna get mine within the week so we'll see, as I'll be running mine with air I can do it indoors Very Happy
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