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    post the pics of ur paint brushes here... see who has the most, add description for ppl who r new

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    What - he/she with the most paint brushes wins? :rolleyes:

    Why would you want to see pictures of brushes over miniatures??? Heh...

    Actually I think the winner is he/she who buys good brushes that last and over the long run saves money!

    As for brush advice - I would steer clear of synthetics for your detail work as they tend to curl (the brush fiber is much tougher and rather than breaking off as it should it curls). I personally use the windsor and newton series 7 sable brush and have not complained. My original 2 brushes lasted nearly 4 years with vigorous painting - and even now still work well in a pinch (though I have 2 new ones).

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    Hehe, I like the image of "he with the most brushes wins"...

    I agree, natural fibers > synthetic. I want to get some Winsor and Newton eventually, but don't want to order from a website and haven't found them in a store yet. Currently I'm using Floquil 100% sable brushes and they're fine. =)

    Two rules I've learned: buy quality brushes and take care of them properly and they'll work really well and they'll last a long time.

    My painting desk has two cups of brushes, my "good" ones and my "poopy" ones (glue, old crappy detail brushes, etc.). It's just with my scissors. I have good sewing ones and crappy everyday ones. My fiance knows if he uses the "good" ones, he's in big trouble.
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    the person with the most paint brushes gets a rep from me because they showing me what they use, helping me
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    I am at work so I don't have photo's though I am not sure what that will do for you -

    Here is a general breakdown on the brushes I have:

    Windsor and newton series 7 size 1 and 0 (plus the same ones heavily used and in reserve) so 4 total.

    1 synthetic brush that is curved now and reserved for glue, and other non-accurate brush work that could endanger my good brushes.

    several old sable brushes varying in size from 1 to 005. These are hardly used anymore but some I use for brush on varnish where accuracy is needed 9rather than using the synthetic above).

    1 large tank sized conical brush - great for painting large areas (vehicles) quick or for brushing on paint for big things like terrain. Not suitable for detail work.

    1 flat brush - don't recall the size but not too big. I used it for drybrushing bases to get that nice concrete feel.

    I also bought a pack of cheap disposable water color brushes that I use for a variety of odds and ends. Again anything that I think will damage or destroy my good brushes is used by these instead.

    I also have a bar of brush soap that I will periodically use to stiffen my good brushes and bring back their points. I usually use this about once a project - sometimes more.

    1 bottle of brush cleaner which I mix with water and use this in my paint cleaning jar. I pretty much keep using the same water until the brushes start not coming clean! :w00t:

    Can't think of much else right at the moment - hopefully this will provide a little insight!

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    i like this... after 5 replies still no paint brush photo's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflex
    i like this... after 5 replies still no paint brush photo's...
    oh dw ill prob put mine up tomorrow night, i just need to wait to go to my bf's house, we prob dont have the most but ohwell mayaswell try :rolleyes:

    so keep your eyes out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflex
    i like this... after 5 replies still no paint brush photo's...
    Them sounds like fighting words! :w00t:



    Let's not forget the coveted Windsor and Newtons!!!



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    slorak is winning with umm like 56 paint brushes...
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    ah blast...not worth me taking the picture now...looks lyk slorak has a paint brush plantation!

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