Brushes - Warhammer 40K Fantasy
 

Welcome to Librarium Online!

Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!

Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!


Register Now!

User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Brushes

  1. #1
    I hate Ultramarines RobtheGuru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Age
    30
    Posts
    1,297
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    57 (x3)

    Brushes

    What brushes do you use to do detail?

    I was speaking to one of the staff at GW on the weekend and he pulled out this Warhamer Fantasy model he had painted (i can't remember what it was called). Anyway, it was so detailed and just looked amazing. I asked him what he used to paint with and he said he uses thicker brushes to paint detail because you can get a finer point on them. Do any of you do the same thing?


  2. Remove Advertisements
    Librarium-Online.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    LO Zealot Zentradi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sweden
    Age
    37
    Posts
    1,283
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    282 (x5)

    it depends what you mean with "thicker brushes". I usually use a 0/5 or a 1 to paint fine details, smaller is no good because the paint dry on the brush. If I use a bigger then the brush will "spread" to much when I paint fine details.

  4. #3
    Thread Killer! slorak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,642
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    425 (x8)

    0 or 1 is probably going to be the standard brush size used for most things. I wouldn't recommend using anything less than a 3/0 as stated above paint tends to dry before you get it to the model the smaller the brush is.

    Cheers,

    -Mike

    Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!

  5. #4
    LO Zealot XenomarinesKiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southington, CT, USA
    Age
    25
    Posts
    723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    54 (x2)

    that's funny......
    I use an 18/0 brush for text.
    it's tiny.


    Remember, if someone helps you with anything, REP THEM!


    Quote Originally Posted by 10th Lyran View Post
    "Wow, that's awesome, I wish my leg looked like that!"

  6. #5
    Member Whitecow100's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    see bio
    Posts
    109
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Reputation
    0 (x0)

    Quote Originally Posted by XenomarinesKiller
    that's funny......
    I use an 18/0 brush for text.
    it's tiny.
    That thing must be a single hair brush.

  7. #6
    LO Zealot XenomarinesKiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southington, CT, USA
    Age
    25
    Posts
    723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    54 (x2)

    no, it has a couple..........like ten.


    Remember, if someone helps you with anything, REP THEM!


    Quote Originally Posted by 10th Lyran View Post
    "Wow, that's awesome, I wish my leg looked like that!"

  8. #7
    Thread Killer! slorak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Age
    43
    Posts
    2,642
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    425 (x8)

    You will probably find that if you can keep a sharp tip on your brushes that the larger 0 or 1 sized brushes will work better for most things. The brushes hold more paint and it is easier to control what you are doing.

    If the smaller brushes are working for you for details - keep at it. The one think that I noticed is that when doing more than just the smallest of things that the paint will dry usually before you get it on the figure or start drying and that you can end up with lumpy uneven textures on the model from paint drying at the wrong time.

    There was actually a fairly good article a few issues back in white dwarf (don't recall which one) that talked about different styles of brushes and their uses.

    Cheer,

    -Mike

    Now offering an affordable Tournament Legal Quality Commission pricing. Find out more here!

  9. #8
    LO Zealot XenomarinesKiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Southington, CT, USA
    Age
    25
    Posts
    723
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    54 (x2)

    ya, i often have problems with lumps. it looks ok because i mostly use it only on purity seals and the paint doesn't dry fast enough for it to become a problem. i do however get lumps when painting the rubberish seals for power armor. it looks ok as it is already ridged and i can't tell unless i hold it up right up to my eye. that is pretty good because i have really good eyesight.


    Remember, if someone helps you with anything, REP THEM!


    Quote Originally Posted by 10th Lyran View Post
    "Wow, that's awesome, I wish my leg looked like that!"

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts