you choose a new paint brush:
you plan on painting models with a brush, whether it's the whole
model, or just for fine detail work, there's a few things you
may want to know about paint brushes before you buy them.
First, lets mention the size of a brush. Many times folks are
looking for a very fine brush with a fine tip, and think of a
size, such as: 000.
is considered the thinest brush size. It goes up, such as sizes
- 00, 0, 1, 2,3,4,5, etc. The higher the number is, the wider
Sounds easy right? Not really.
The problem is, brush sizes are not standardized. One brands 00
brush might be the same width as another brands #1. A brush company
can name a brush any size they want to.
All you can do is keep this in mind, and if you buy a brush, and
you like the size and width, you may want to purchase the same
brush in the future.
Now, you also need to know that there are TWO basic kinds of brushes:
Synthetic, and Natural
Synthetic brushes are just that, a synthetic material. They tend
to cost less than Natural brushes, so they are more common. While
they work fine for general use, after a while the ends will get
splintered and frayed. Meaning, the brush is not good for fine
detail work after a time, and it's difficult to get the end of
the brush to form a point. They need to be replaced more often.
Natural brushes are made from animal hair. They are less likely
to fray, and are better able to make a fine point at the end.
They also last longer (when cleaned properly). They do cost more
than Synthetic brushes, but it's a question of how you want your
paint work to look. Some of the best modelers in the world (i.e.
contest winners) usually use a Natural brush.
(The hairs can be from several animals, such as hogs, squirrel
,ox , or even goats. Sable is probably the best well known, and
considered the ultimate choice).
of the brushes I use personally tend to be Synthetic. Only because
I'm not out to win any contests for painting and I build for myself.
I do replace them when they fray, and in some ways, that just
gives me an excuse to buy more new brushes (which is a good thing
- woohoo!). Luckily Synthetic brushes are less costly, so you
can buy quite a few at a time. Eventually all paint brushed will
tend to wear out, so it's a modelers choice on which way to go.
if you choose the cheapest garbage brushes you can find, your
paint work might reflect that. Even if it's more of the brushes
fault than your own. So choose wisely. Use the brush that gives
you the most confidence in your work, and gives you the quality
you want others to see.
doesn't matter what kind of model you build. Cars, Planes, Ships,
figures. You will normally have fine details you'll want to paint.
are paint brushes to help you get that detail you're looking for.
Fine Brush Set (5 pack)
for extreme precision painting
are well balanced with a seamless furrel and polished
brush sizes 2-0, 3-0, 4-0, 5-0, 10-0
Painting Brush Set
of brushes all with 'easy-grip' triangular handles.
for Miniature Painters and Model Makers where intricate
detail is paramount.
for painting wargaming models such as Warhammer, Army
painter, etc., but work with any model.
and silky, yet very responsive feel with lovely spring
allowing great control.
Paint Brush Set
tipped miniature brushes so you can focus on relaxing
and painting your masterpiece.
Detail your models and art without worrying about the
quality of your art supplies.
Always have the right brush at your fingertips - kit includes
Rounds, Liners and Flats.
Paint Brush Set
is strong, holds its shape & has a very long life,
so you will paint with confidence.
10 pointed rounds with short, triangular handles for every
FINE POINT with a generous paint holding capacity for
your quality strokes & micro detail.
NICKEL FERRULES will not rust or crack, holding the strong
Kolinsky hair without shedding.
USE-Watercolor, Acrylic, Ink, Oil. Use for all your Models,
Nail Art & Detail Art Painting.
Style Paint Brush Set
painting a large area on model, you need a wide brush
to minimize visible brush strokes.
variety of brushes sizes including #0, #2, #4, #6, #8,
#10, #12, #14, #16
synthetic bristles are easy to clean and maintain shape
polished wood and long handle for easy and comfortable