There are times when you feel like people really do listen to your frequent grumblings and moaning. I have a very old (8 years) can of Citadel Boltgun Metal spray that I’ve sparingly used in the years since GW stopped making them. This is a nice dark silver colour that is in fact darker than the old Boltgun Metal paint. Because it is this dark, it works brilliantly on vehicles where a large expanse of a brighter colour would look horrific. Sadly as I’ve been painting my Drop Pod, I’ve got to the last few dregs of paint in the can, leaving me with a conundrum of what to get to replace it.
Well my question has been answered by Army Painter who yesterday released their Gun Metal colour as a spray can. As you can see from the image it would appear that this is a fairly dark metallic colour.
Now there are two disadvantages to this. Firstly the colour might not be a very good match – it looks like it *should* be, but that’s no guarantee. The second is availability and price, it’s not widely available yet and appears to cost around between £9 and £10 a can – so as sprays go it’s on the expensive side of things. Probably the biggest benefit (other than you can actually buy the stuff) that Army Painter offers though is that they have a guaranteed colour match on bottles of Gun Metal paint, this is actually quite useful if you need to touch any bits up.