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I've recently started painting me up some eldar, previously my only army was plague marines. In the past the citadel fine detail brush has always been more than adequate for fiddly work, but good lord eldar are on a whole different level and my detail brushes are not taking it well.
I'm led to understand that if you're serious about good painting and detail you want a sable brush, a painting video I watched that made fiddly work seem infuriatingly effortless recommended the Windsor & Newton series 7. They make very small brushes of high quality that hold their point very well... apparently.
Anyhoo I had a look on the site and there are two sets of the series 7, the standard and the 'minature' brushes.
My potentially stupid question is this:
When Windsor & Newton say 'minature' brushes do they mean brushes that are in some way better suited to painting miniatures than on canvas; or are they just smaller?
Also if anyone has recommendations for brushes for someone starting to take their painting seriously feel free to throw them my way.
Miniature as in length, not what they paint... Most true artist quality brushes are made for oil painting and are extremely long. However, the short brushes are what you want and the miniature seem to be just that. In fact, I had taken some of my finest brushes and cut and sanded the end to shorten them up - afterall, I needed some nice brushes and I did not think I would be going back to oil painting anytime soon.
WN brushes are extremly nice and if you take good care of them they should last. However, the smaller the brush the easier it is to foul it up. You may find other brands work just as well, but cost much less.
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Thankyou for the reply MDSW, exactly what I needed to know. Repped