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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/squidmar/squidmar-kolinsky-miniature-paintbrush

 

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In Squidmar Miniatures paintbrushes, the insight of accomplished painters, impeccable production quality, luxurious aesthetics and the finest Kolinsky Sable are all brought together to create an experience which combines style, comfort and practicality in equal measure.

 
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Our brushes feature a wide body (AKA the “belly”) while maintaining a sharp point. This allows a Squidmar Miniatures brush to hold more paint in its bristles without losing its point, and lends it the stability and elasticity needed to make the brush feel properly responsive to your movements. Additionally, this design allows you to use a larger brush than you might have normally to accomplish even finer details! The Tobolski Kolinsky hair is compared to Synthetics well rounded and great at keeping its original shape. Giving you a longer working time during paint jobs and lasts you longer keeping the tip pristine even after working on big projects for longer times.

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Our basic brush set contains four Squidmar Miniatures brushes, ranging from XS to L. We chose these four because we feel they represent the most common, and best suited, brush sizes for miniature painting. In addition to our basic set, however, we've also designed a tiny brush, for the finest of details, and an XL brush for heavy duty paint jobs! Armed with a full set of Squidmar Miniatures brushes, you'll be ready to take on any painting project! No wargaming army is too massive, no immaculately detailed display miniature too exquisite!

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Not only are the brushes wider, so are the handles! They are designed for comfort and ergonomics, adapted to the anatomy of the human hand.  The handles of Squidmar Miniatures brushes are therefore thicker and slightly triangular. This allows the brush to rest naturally in your hand, which lets you relax and focus on painting without risking the dreaded “painter’s cramp”. Oh, and did we mention the fancy gold ferrule? We thought it’d look cooler that way.

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Our brushes ship in a sleek cylindrical storage case. The bottom of the case is lined with a dense storage foam to stick the brushes into. This allows a Squidmar Miniatures brush to rest standing up, and avoids having any pressure placed on the bristles themselves. An open storage case additionally serves as a handy paintbrush stand while sitting at your workstation, your entire collection standing at attention! Handy, right?

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Not only are we Kickstarting world-class paintbrushes, we're also introducing a line of exquisite miniature busts, custom sculpted for our campaign! Each bust is incredibly detailed, imaginatively designed, and bursting with character - sculpted by such renowned artists as Joaqin Palacios and Leonardo Escobar Quintero! There are 5 of these resin cast miniatures in total at 1/10 scale, ranging from 6.5 centimeters to as large as 10 centimeters. The retail cost of these never-before seen miniatures will range from 45€ to 55€, but all will be exclusively available for 40€ each through this Kickstarter, or even cheaper when purchased in a bundle!

These fantastic miniature busts are specifically designed to help you become a better painter, sculpted to enable you to practice (and master!) painting everything from warm, rugged skin to cold, gleaming metal! Don't worry, though, we're here to guide you through it. Each bust is accompanied by a YouTube video painting guide where expert painters demonstrate advanced techniques, made simple!

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The Squidmar Miniatures paintbrushes are hand-crafted to exacting specifications by experienced professionals, using only the highest quality materials and the finest Kolinsky Sable hair. The union of comfort and practicality in each brush is perfect for experienced painters working to master their craft, beginners who are brand new to miniature painting, and everyone in between! 

This Kickstarter is a great opportunity to not only grab a set of fantastic paintbrushes but a set of beautiful miniature busts as well! These finely detailed miniature busts, bursting with character, will allow you to grow and develop as a painter. We'll be with you throughout your journey through our custom painting tutorials, where we'll do our best to guide you through a variety of advanced techniques.  

Finally, a heartfelt thank you from our entire campaign for taking the time to read this, and we hope you pledge a contribution, no matter how small. Join us in our quest for the miniature paintbrush of our dreams!

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I though my Rosemary & Co Series 33 was what all miniatue painters was dreaming about?

 

I wonder what these can offer that sn't already on the market?

 

 

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I thought my dream was for Jackson's Art Supplies to get more Raphael 8404 sizes back in stock...  I'm curious as to what they feel is the "dream" brush, and what they're bringing to the table that other brands currently do not have.

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Same, I'm curious, and if the price is good I may give it a go, but for now I'm reserving judgement. Not going to go all in too much on this after the fiasco that some of the artist's opus releases have turned into.

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1 hour ago, Gadgetman! said:

I though my Rosemary & Co Series 33 was what all miniatue painters was dreaming about?

 

I wonder what these can offer that sn't already on the market?

 

 

 

He said compared to the Series 22 they'd have bigger bellies and more bounce in the tip. I'm pretty sure the "perfect" brush for painters like him is just minor tweaks to what's already there. I thought he had said who the manufacture was, but I can't seem to find it now.

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They are manufactured by DaVinci

 

I'll be in for the busts, but it will depend on price point

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You can also google his webpage, there's a busts page in the shopping area that I assume are the aformentioned busts.

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Costs are too high for me.. even if I was slightly curious the price point keeps me away.. Broken Toad MK3 are fantastic and slightly cheaper at retail so I dont really see any savings here.. also the busts are nice, but again, $45 is a bit steep

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I'd consider the brushes if they weren't so expensive, and had more info on bristle length and diameter of the belly... 

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