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Modeling => Painting => Topic started by: Benandorf on January 8, 2009, 04:34:03 PM

Title: Brush Sizes
Post by: Benandorf on January 8, 2009, 04:34:03 PM
What size brushes does everyone use?  I'm currently using a 0, 3/0, and 10/0 for detail work, but considering getting a 20/0 and a 2 or 3.  So I'm curious as to what sizes you lot all use, and if you use the brushes bigger than 0 on non-vehicles.
Title: Re: Brush Sizes
Post by: Skeeve on January 8, 2009, 04:39:08 PM
Not all these zeroes are standardized but, I use 1, 0 and 5/0 (eyes and script only)
Title: Re: Brush Sizes
Post by: Unholy Worm on January 8, 2009, 04:45:11 PM
On most models I use 0, 1 and sometimes 2. For vehicles it would be a lot bigger (don't know what number it is, but I think it's 6 or 7). Otherwise it depends on what surface I'm working at.
Title: Re: Brush Sizes
Post by: Dux Aurelius Elysius on January 10, 2009, 06:09:51 PM
On most models the standard brush I'd use would be the GW basecoat brush, the detail brush and the fine detail brush.  I also use a Series 7 00 for eyes.  If I were talking in the gauge terms of Series 7 I guess I'd also use a 2 and a 4 (I have a 2, but it's more expensive than I need for everyday purposes so I keep it for special occasions.)


At the end of the day the stated gauge of the brush isn't important, but the snap and fineness of the point as what create the main factors you should be looking at.  Often, if you can achieve the same point with a "larger" brush it's better because you can load with more paint; allowing longer and more strokes before you have to top up and reform the point.