An ode to a fallen paint brush.

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony An ode to a fallen paint brush.

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    Gavin
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    What, you thought you were getting a poem?

    I have had issues with brushes recently. Nothing works as well as the older brushes I had. Facial details which would have been easy with the old brushes are now insanely difficult. Details that were almost forgetable in terms of effort are now tricky as all hell.

    To be sure, the old brushes were dying for a year before they died. But they did some great service. My beloved Imrahil MX model was the last time I used those brushes.

    since then I have tried many other brushes. None come close. Indeed, few brushes can cope with the rigours of painting metal models with acyrillic paint with that weird liquid that passes for water in our house. Some “afro” within days.

    For best results I need a short brush, with a good pointy tip.

    Each time I’d gone to the various art supply stores in Montreal looking for those old brushes. They were perfect. they were beautiful. They were…impossible to get.

    Found one of the old brushes in a waste paper basket yesterday. Googled it. After much googling, I found this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Artists-brushes-Winsor-Newton/dp/B001JW21PA

    Taa-daa! It was them! A whole set. Beautiful and blue and just what I want.

    They don’t deliver to Canada. So in a day or two I am ordering two sets. Shipping them to my mother in Ireland, getting her to mail them to me.

    sighh…The things I do for this hobby!

    Gavin

    #3654
    Gavin
    Participant

    What, you thought you were getting a poem?

    I have had issues with brushes recently. Nothing works as well as the older brushes I had. Facial details which would have been easy with the old brushes are now insanely difficult. Details that were almost forgetable in terms of effort are now tricky as all hell.

    To be sure, the old brushes were dying for a year before they died. But they did some great service. My beloved Imrahil MX model was the last time I used those brushes.

    since then I have tried many other brushes. None come close. Indeed, few brushes can cope with the rigours of painting metal models with acyrillic paint with that weird liquid that passes for water in our house. Some “afro” within days.

    For best results I need a short brush, with a good pointy tip.

    Each time I’d gone to the various art supply stores in Montreal looking for those old brushes. They were perfect. they were beautiful. They were…impossible to get.

    Found one of the old brushes in a waste paper basket yesterday. Googled it. After much googling, I found this:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Natural-Artists-brushes-Winsor-Newton/dp/B001JW21PA

    Taa-daa! It was them! A whole set. Beautiful and blue and just what I want.

    They don’t deliver to Canada. So in a day or two I am ordering two sets. Shipping them to my mother in Ireland, getting her to mail them to me.

    sighh…The things I do for this hobby!

    Gavin

    #3655
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well that’s quuite interesting! I should buy a set myself I have tons of problems too especially with my flat brushes for drybrushing… no matter how careful I am with them to “extend their life” they end up incredibly too fast torn apart and unusable…

    #3656
    Gavin
    Participant

    Reaper miniatures sell a set of brushes, including a flat dry brush which seems far more survivable than the Games Workshop equivalent. Since its designed for models, it may work for you.

    Of course its other two brushes…eh, not so hot. They died after a few weeks.

    #3657
    ddaines
    Participant

    They had best be good Gavin, I’ve just parted with the money I was going to use for a drink in here :rolleyes:

    #3659
    Gavin
    Participant

    Well I’m, right now, looking mournfully at the ruined tip of one of those brushes wishing that it hadn’t died on me.

    (Not quite as maudlin as all that, but it would be nice. Have a few faces to highlight later!)

    Gavin

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