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Indeed, even where in Winnipeg, while I did not end up getting the supplies here, the places I went had very nice people, that if the need arouse where willing to help me out if they could. The one person I talked to, even say he could try to order S7 brushes (since they did not carry them in store), and see if he could get me a discount off the retail prices. (In the end, even with that discount, it would have been more expensive than Opus).

 

I guess the other part of it works in the other direction as well. Helping to support local art shops and such.

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Thus far I've done all my painting (yep all 4 mini's I've ever painted) with the brushes that came in the L2PKs. I struggle sooo hard on eyes, wondering how people manage to do them when the brush takes up the entire eye socket! After playing with the W&N brushes I now understand why.

 

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Still haven't painted with them yet, but the points on those brushes are absolutely insane compared to the synthetics.

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That's the biggest difference between synthetics and sable for me. Synthetics will tend to "hook" at the points, making detail work excruciating. I've only used my Reaper #0 round with my LTPK1 minis, which are both about half done, and its already brutally hooked.

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Thus far I've done all my painting (yep all 4 mini's I've ever painted) with the brushes that came in the L2PKs. I struggle sooo hard on eyes, wondering how people manage to do them when the brush takes up the entire eye socket! After playing with the W&N brushes I now understand why.

 

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Still haven't painted with them yet, but the points on those brushes are absolutely insane compared to the synthetics.

I can't wait for my Games and Gears brushes. My first set of brushes were a super cheap set from either a Walmart or a dollar store, so for me the Reaper brushes were a big improvement.

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