3/25/2015

brushes


I'm posting the photos of the brushes that I have been using for my repainting works.
I am not affiliated with any of the manufacturers/companies of these brushes.
Everyone has his/her own preferences, and I strongly recommend you to try out
different types of brushes and to find your own favorite brands or brush types. :)



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#1 - Hwahong Series 345 #0: This is my favorite series so far, and I am currently using this series for repainting. I was able to find these brushes on ebay a few months ago, and they were listed at around $5 per brush, but I asked the seller for a bulk purchase and managed to get 20 brushes for $43 including international shipping cost. Most #0 brushes, whether they are expensive or cheap, do not last long and will eventually worn out after using them a couple of times. But what I like about this series is that the tip of the brush stays firm when most brushes do not, and it is great to work with on the areas that require close details. And it lasts longer for me to use it a multiple times. The 345 Series brushes are made of synthetic fiber and suitable for those who object to the uses of animal hair. 



#2 - Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable 2/0: The quality of this series is very well known, and these brushes are made of finest kolinsky sable. The retail price is around $16 per brush. I usually paint in light layers and the hair on this brush often traps the water bubbles and they burst to cause the splashes of paints on the surface unexpectedly. But if you do not paint in thin layers, you may not experience such inconvenience, and I still do recommend this series. You may purchase this brush here >>>>>>  Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Pointed Round Brushes 2/0



#3 -Winsor & Newton Cotman 111 #3/0: This brush is one of my favorites, and it costs around $3-4. I would prefer 3/0 size for 1/6 scale painting, and the result is pretty decent for a brush at such an affordable price. You may find these brushes at a local crafts/art store and they are also available online. Here's the link >>>>> Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Brushes 3/0 round 111




#4 - Loew Cornell American Painter 4650 Spotter #0: I used this series in my early days, and they were the cheapest brushes I could find at a local crafts/art store. Their qualities are okay for beginners and also if you want to paint the areas that do not require extreme details. I still use this series for sealing tiny painted areas, and they cost less than $3 for each brush. Here's the link >>>>> #10/0 Spotter 4650 Series American Painter Artist Paint Brush By Loew Cornell



#5 - Loew Cornell Series 7650 Spotter #18/0: I use this brush for painting the areas that do not require details or for sealers. This series is okay for beginners, and they cost around $3-4 per brush. Here's the link >>>>> Size 18/0 Spotter Golden Taklon La Corneille Series 7650 Artist Paint Brush by Loew Cornell




#6- Golden Taklon La Corneille Series 7650 #10/0: I think this series is a newer version of the one above, and here is the link >>>>> Size 10/0 Spotter Golden Taklon La Corneille Series 7650 Artist Paint Brush by Loew Cornell



#7 - da Vinci Pure Kolinsky #3/0: This series is made of pure kolinsky red sable. Here is the link >>>>> da Vinci Series 1526Y Size 0 Harbin Kolinsky Red Sable Brush, Round




#8 - Skyists Series 200 #000: I purchased this brush on ebay, but it was not quite firm enough to paint tiny areas that require close details.


#9 Mae-deum #0: I used to love these brushes, and they hold the paints for a long period of time. I purchased a dozen of these brushes many years ago, but they are only available through websites such as gmarket (an ebay company located in south korea).



#10 Army Painter Wargamer Series: This brush was really soft, and it was not the type that I would prefer. But this series seems to have good reviews, and I do recommend you to try these brushes for yourself. Here is the link >>>>> Most Wanted Wargamer Brush Set