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Offline Braunmi

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« on: December 6, 2008, 11:32:52 AM »
What are a couple good named brushes for painting miniatures?  I have a couple local hobby stores and on GW store but the brushes they have are cheap and crap.  I have a large local craft store with a wide selection of brushes and I just don't know what brand to buy with what type of brissels.

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Re: Brushes
« Reply #1 on: December 6, 2008, 01:20:30 PM »
Winsor&nweton series 7, Rafael 8440 or 8470 or any other good kolinsky sable brush. If you are talking about local craft store loew-cornell golden taklon is ok but being synthetic they don't last long and require careful care to achieve even that. On a plus side - they are cheap. Much cheaper then a good sable brush.

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Re: Brushes
« Reply #2 on: December 6, 2008, 09:08:57 PM »
winsor and newton value water colour brushes.

If your not a professional painter, and know the GW brushes are crap these brushed make the perfect stop gap between needing lasting brushes that are cheap, and high quality brushes that cost a forutne. My value series brushes will last me ages. You have to realy abouse them before you loose the point. and when you do loose the point you can grab another pack for 3. Only buy the sable brushes tho. they do a syntheic value brush pack thats aweful.

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Re: Brushes
« Reply #3 on: January 9, 2009, 11:20:41 AM »
Sounds like Winsor/Newton Series 7 Sable are very good brushes and I am on my way to my local art store to check them out.  Question first, I am painting Orks, what sizes of brushes should I start with? 

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Re: Brushes
« Reply #4 on: January 9, 2009, 08:48:48 PM »
Anything sable and especially "kolinsky sable" hair brushes... my best are the winsor & newton series 7 brushes which are made from kolinsky sabel

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Re: Brushes
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 12:36:35 AM »
Personally, I like nylon brushes more than sable.  They seem to hold a tip against endless abuse, and hold the paint well, but clean out very easily.

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Need some brushes
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009, 09:16:49 PM »
Hey all, my brushes got rather frayed during my recent series of moves, and I need some more. Last time I overpayed for the expensive ones released by games workshop, and was hoping someone could point me torward a set of more reasonably priced fine brushes, and where to get them online.

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Re: Need some brushes
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 02:35:55 PM »
Best brushes available at the best price available.  Get a Size 1 and a Size 0 and you should be set!


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Re: Need some brushes
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 04:18:24 PM »
If you wanted to get two brushes to do all your work, why would you get an 0 and a 1?    They're too close together in size.  If he were getting just two brushes I'd suggest an 00 and a 4 and that way you've got a fine detail and a larger area brush.  However to be honest if he thinks GW brushes are over-priced, Series 7 really isn't the way of the future.

As I say pretty much every time this discussion comes up, GW brushes tend not to be over priced, last well and have decent quality tips.  If you're paying less you're usually going for a substandard quality, if you're paying more it's not worth it unless you take your painting very seriously and you're buying Series 7.  Nose up the thread that I've merged with this and write down a few names and try to check them out next time you're in a hobby store - see what their bristles and their prices are like and make the decision based on your needs.

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