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post the pics of ur paint brushes here... see who has the most, add description for ppl who r new
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).
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.
Hey Sister, Go Sister, Soul Sister, Go Sister
the person with the most paint brushes gets a rep from me because they showing me what they use, helping me
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!
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:Originally Posted by Reflex
so keep your eyes out
slorak is winning with umm like 56 paint brushes...
ah blast...not worth me taking the picture now...looks lyk slorak has a paint brush plantation!