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Ah. Yea, I stumbled on Citadel brushes and they last longer than the cheapy brushes from craft stores. Cost less than 8 dollars I think, but hey, it's going strong, so I'm happy. Used it on four bone miniatures so far (young dragon, ape-x, elquin, and something else...)

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20 brushes?? Looks at measly selection of 6. Stupid import rules for sable fur.

I didn't say I had 20 good brushes! In fact the very reason that I have so many is because I keep cheaping out on them and then getting frustrated and buying more. If it were a simple matter of buying some good quality kolinsky sable brushes, I'd have done it ages ago. But with the import rules, I feel a bit as though I'm stabbing into the dark when I go to purchase a brush, since those are all anyone ever recommends.

I ordered some W&N S7 from Jackson's Art Supplies at the end of July and they made it across the Atlantic with no problems.

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20 brushes?? Looks at measly selection of 6. Stupid import rules for sable fur.

I didn't say I had 20 good brushes! In fact the very reason that I have so many is because I keep cheaping out on them and then getting frustrated and buying more. If it were a simple matter of buying some good quality kolinsky sable brushes, I'd have done it ages ago. But with the import rules, I feel a bit as though I'm stabbing into the dark when I go to purchase a brush, since those are all anyone ever recommends.

I ordered some W&N S7 from Jackson's Art Supplies at the end of July and they made it across the Atlantic with no problems.

 

 

And I picked up a bunch from Amazon without any issues as well.

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The two brushes (da vinci and W&N) I've picked up from Amazon won't return to a point, they now have splits at the ends. The privateer press I purchased is pineapple ish, so that's now just a drybrush brush. So far I'm loving the Citadel one, if it continues to last this long without damage, I'll just purchase another from them later on.

 

I use pink soap and master soap to clean the brushes without luck. Bad batch most likely, but I'll wait until I can purchase some from my local game store.

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