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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?
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.
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.
That thing must be a single hair brush.Originally Posted by XenomarinesKiller
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.
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.