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So I'm looking at doing one of @buglips*the*goblin's seven day challenges (Dragons Don't Share - 2014 to be precise), and one of the main topics that keeps coming up is brushes, specifically ones I won't mind putting some wear and tear on, or even destroying.  For those unfamiliar with such a challenge, here's some more info...

 

Official 7-Day Goblin Challenge Rules Thread

 

Awww, it doesn't automatically do the thing anymore, where it does the nice and neat and tidy box of doom.

 

Anyways.  The biggest thing I'm looking for is some brushes that will be legal (size 0 max, with a guideline of 1mm diameter, and no more than 10mm in length for the brush), since my main "scratch" and "priming" brushes are probably too big (Citadel starter brushes I happened to have lying around.  One is clearly way too big, and the other is probably too shot to be reliable for a challenge)....  And are hopefully relatively inexpensive as well as last a decent time through the rough behaviour that will more than likely be happening while I am painting such a large miniature, in such a short amount of time.

 

Additionally, I do live in Canada, but have no problems purchasing internationally, it's just a case of us having a not as good Amazon (and the US Amazon doesn't always ship up to Canada).

 

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or tips on durable, yet inexpensive brushes!

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Q Series 5R are readily available most art places in Canada and the size 0 is definitely legit because it's the brush I use.  They're inexpensive synthetics and very robust. 

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I'll have to take a look around and see who might carry those.  Found one place where they're super cheap, but $24 shipping o_O

 

I might go with Rosemary & Co though, since you've approved them but yeah, always up for alternate ideas too ^_^ (and I really should try and hit up a local place for the ones hubby got to see if I like them or not) 

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Just got another half-dozen-odd R&co brushes, and they're phenominal - but everyone knows how I feel about them, I guess! Only downside is they don't take orders under 10P, so you're gonna have to get around three brushes - I quite like their size 4 as a utility brush.

 

If you do, series 33 is the standard point round, and you want the standard handle, not the long...

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9 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

I'll have to take a look around and see who might carry those.  Found one place where they're super cheap, but $24 shipping o_O

 

I might go with Rosemary & Co though, since you've approved them but yeah, always up for alternate ideas too ^_^ (and I really should try and hit up a local place for the ones hubby got to see if I like them or not) 

 

Windsor & Newton Galeria size 0 synthetic rounds are also in the range and those things can be found almost anywhere.  (I think a Galeria is where the dimensions guideline came from, actually)

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2 hours ago, Aard_Rinn said:

Just got another half-dozen-odd R&co brushes, and they're phenominal - but everyone knows how I feel about them, I guess! Only downside is they don't take orders under 10P, so you're gonna have to get around three brushes - I quite like their size 4 as a utility brush.

 

If you do, series 33 is the standard point round, and you want the standard handle, not the long...

 

Given the looming postal strike, I'd ha e to order via FedEx just to ensure they arrived on time, so I was planning on ordering in half a dozen brushes or so to offset the shipping costs ^_^

 

1 hour ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

Windsor & Newton Galeria size 0 synthetic rounds are also in the range and those things can be found almost anywhere.  (I think a Galeria is where the dimensions guideline came from, actually)

 

Ooh, I'll look into those as well, because why not ^_^ thanks for the suggestion! 

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If you get R&Co brushes, thy also have some nice synthetic filberts good for large, flat areas or drybrushing. 

(but not allowed in a 7day challenge, of course)

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9 hours ago, Gadgetman! said:

If you get R&Co brushes, thy also have some nice synthetic filberts good for large, flat areas or drybrushing. 

(but not allowed in a 7day challenge, of course)

I've heard a lot of good things regarding their Eclipse line - several people on the forums here definitely like them, and their resistance to abuse... 

 

If I do order from Rosemary & Co I suspect a few of the Eclipse brushes would make their way into the order even if I wouldn't get to use all of them for the challenge ^_^

 

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