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Does anyone know of good detail paint brushes? because mine always end up curling at the tip. So if you know of any good brushes please tell me.

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Get sable brushes- your brushes are curling because they're synthetic. If you take good care of good sable brushes (I have a set of Vallejo's Kolinsky sable brushes, and they work well for me), they'll last forever without curling.

 

Warning: Vallejo scales brush sizes differently. The 4/0 is tiny.

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Winsor & Newton series 7 Kolinsky Sable.

3/0, 2/0, 0, 1 should cover just about everything you need.

 

Dick Blick often has them on sale for around $6-7 each.

 

Brushes curl because paint has not been properly removed which contracts and pulls the bristles. Even the most meticulously cleaned synthetic brushes will eventually curl though. Use those for mixing paints or dry brushing or kindling. You can ruin your good sable brushes by not keeping them properly cleaned and conditioned as well.

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I'll second (third? ^_^ ) what has been said. Synthetic curl eventually no matter what. Natural hair will not. Kolinski sables are probably the best natural hair brushes you can get. You can also use hair conditioner on them to preserve them and keep the hair trained to keep a point.

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I actually ordered mine online, but I'd suggest getting them at an art store, such as michael's. You can check the condition before buying that way, and you know what size it is.

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Thanks but where can you get natural hair brushes?

The best natural hair brushes that I'm aware of are Kolinsky sable. I prefer Winsor & Newton series 7. Vallejo makes some good ones two. I buy my W&N's from Prizm Art Supplies, a local professional art store. I would look thru the phone book under art supplies and start calling. No craft store I've ever been has carried them.

 

Online, I know Dick Blick sell W&N series 7. Fantization.com has Vallejo's.

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Thanks but where can you get natural hair brushes?

The best natural hair brushes that I'm aware of are Kolinsky sable. I prefer Winsor & Newton series 7. Vallejo makes some good ones two. I buy my W&N's from Prizm Art Supplies, a local professional art store. I would look thru the phone book under art supplies and start calling. No craft store I've ever been has carried them.

 

Online, I know Dick Blick sell W&N series 7. Fantization.com has Vallejo's.

AC Moore here carries the W&N paints and brushes. They are little more than I am used to paying, but I liked what I saw so I bought a couple. After using them on my current piece, I am convinced. As a result, I have replaced all my old synth brushes with these. If that helps ::D:

 

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I consistently use:

 

Reaper Sables, A weird generic hobby lobby sable, Winsor & Newton Series 7 sables. I use Reaper sythetics for all dry-brushing needs...

 

The Reaper Sable and my Generics have softer *action* than the Winsor & Newtons... but this is preferable for some applications.... Therefore, I'll continue to use a few brands... The problem is that I like buying brushes from time to time, but haven't had ANY wear out over the last few years... so it's time to stop collecting them

 

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I wonder which we, as gamers have more of....

 

Brushes

 

-or-

 

Sets of Dice (Counting the individual dice would be a landslide)

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I wonder which we, as gamers have more of....

 

Brushes

 

-or-

 

Sets of Dice (Counting the individual dice would be a landslide)

well, for complete sets of dice, i only have like 4 or 5... but my mom bought me the pound of dice thing from chessex 2 christmases ago..lol

 

so ive got plenty of individual dice.

 

i dont really have a complete set of brushes though..lol

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I wonder which we, as gamers have more of....

 

Brushes

 

-or-

 

Sets of Dice (Counting the individual dice would be a landslide)

I have far more dice than than brushes (even comparing full sets of dice to individual brushes is a landslide), but I have far more unpainted minis than dice. ::D:

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Dice, as in full sets? well lets see, that would be somewhere in the neighborhood of 32 sets, all different colors. As far as minis, I have about 250 unpainted still in the blisters. Brushes, only about 10.

 

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