Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I've been painting for many many years, and for most of those years I've had the same detail brush. Old faithful. Well, Old Faithful finally fell apart on me. I bought two detail brushes from Reaper since. Both have hooked on me after the first use. I have no idea why. I don't ever put my brushes face down in anything, I clean them off after every application, I leave them sitting on my table touching nothing until the next use. Why are my new brushes hooking?!!! :down:

Please help!

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Moderator

Typically, hooking happens on synthetic brushes and brushes with blends. Golden Talkon especially does this when used with acrylic paint on a 3D surface.  It is the primary reason I only buy WN 7 or Rosemary brushes.

Edited by TaleSpinner
  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

If you think Reaper is providing an unsatisfactory product, I suggest contacting them.  Reaper has remarkable customer service.  Perhaps they are not aware that their brush maker has changed their product for the worse?

 

I've had good luck with my Reaper Master Series Kolinsky #1, though they did have to replace a #5/0 years ago that would not hold its point.  I have a couple more sizes in the same series, but haven't had a chance to try them out yet.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been painting for many many years, and for most of those years I've had the same detail brush. Old faithful. Well, Old Faithful finally fell apart on me. I bought two detail brushes from Reaper since. Both have hooked on me after the first use. I have no idea why. I don't ever put my brushes face down in anything, I clean them off after every application, I leave them sitting on my table touching nothing until the next use. Why are my new brushes hooking?!!! :down:

Please help!

 

I know everyone has given their 2 cents at this point but which Reaper brushes did you buy?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm murder on the Reaper kolinsky 5/0s, so I barely notice if I get a bad one. Though I'm better with them if I have cheaper brushes to brutalize on roughwork instead. I try to plan purchases so I can count on killing two 5/0s a month and not run out.

 

You kill 2 brushes per month!!!   :wow:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a stiff, synthetic material, brush that is intended —and rugged enough— for stippling?

Yeah. Those cheap Testors white-handle brushes, cut off at about 1/4 inch. They make great stippling brushes.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By MoonglowMinis
      Hi all. Was hoping you could help me find a mini.
       
      I have a player in an upcoming game of D&D who wants a flying monkey as a familiar. 
       
      I'm having trouble finding a good option. I'm surprised how few options there are.
       
      I'm looking for one with feathered wings as opposed to bat wings. And something without a fez. Minimal clothing is okay (a vest or some bracelets) but in general looking for something that's more like a wild animal.
       
      STLs are okay. But physical is better.
       
      Thanks in advance!
    • By lexomatic
      I cant find any of my old threads. I used to have links in my signature which doesnt display in mobile, and I'm rarely on a computer and its awkward on a phone (like I havent been able to make it work, but I'm assuming its possible).
      I can't search just my topics with an empty search term. So how am I supposed to find things now? How does everybody else do it.
      I think a modern can lock this file. I've gotten  desktop working better since I posted.
    • By MoonglowMinis
      Hi gang.

      I always have trouble with finishing minis if they take too long.  Groups of minis are a frequent struggle for me.  What kind of advice do you have to avoid burnout?

      I try to mix things up to stave off the exhaustion and tedium.  I typically switch off between working on groups of minis, to just doing one at a time.  Small minis to big minis.  Detailed minis to simple minis.  I'll even avoid things that are the same color back-to-back.  Anything to help avoid getting sick of painting.

      But I have a harder time just getting through a group of minis.  I'll try breaking them into sub groups, or just focusing on painting everything of the same color like all of the wood, or all the leather.

      Maybe I'm just tired in general, but I'm definitely feeling worn down on my current set, which is a shame because I am excited to see them finished.

      What advice do you have?
       
      How do you avoid burnout?
       
      How do you get yourself to just keep painting?
    • By MoonglowMinis
      Anyone have any useful leads on a set of elves in tribal garb?  I'm specifically looking for elves that would fit in a jungle, tropic, or coastal setting.  Not looking for heavy armor.  If there's some gender diversity in the set that's even more ideal.

      I could kit bash if needed, but trying to avoid that.  Also looking for things that would fit well in scale with Reaper Bones' offerings.

      Have I made this easy enough for you all?
    • By MoonglowMinis
      Hi all.  I've got a few minis floating around that were painted when my skills were lesser.  Been humoring the idea of touching them up.  My finished minis are sealed with a coat of Krylon Matte spray.  Any tips for touching up minis?  Anything to look out for?
  • Who's Online   20 Members, 1 Anonymous, 34 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...