Sometimes you get it wrong…

I had started to paint the basecoat of my Grey Knights Land Raider using a normal brush. I decided that I would try using Citadel’s spray gun to base coat the rest of the Land Raider. However due to thinning the paint too much I didn’t get the result I hoped for. As you can see it didn’t work out too well.

From this angle it looks better, but’s that only because this was the area I had originally done part of the basecoat of by brush.

You can see in this close-up how the thinned paint ran from the flat surface.

Think it’s time to get a proper airbrush with a proper compressor. However give the GW Spray Gun its due, it got me thinking about airbrushing over just brush painting.

Though this is a Grey Knights Land Raider, I decided early on with this force that the majority of the armoured vehicles would be a sandy desert colour. I used Citadel Foundation Paint, Tausept Ochre as the basecoat.

See the full workbench feature on this Land Raider.

4 thoughts on “Sometimes you get it wrong…”

  1. I think that its the canned air that is the issue. I know a few people that bought a compressor and attachment for the GW gun and still use it for basecoats. The canned air doesn’t consistently come out and as the air rushes out the can chills which makes the air flow even more uneven.

    1. Yeah, I think a compressor probably is going to be where I need to go with this. I also will probably get a new airbrush too, for fine work. The Citadel Spraygun though did show me the potential of these kinds of ways of painting, so credit to them.

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