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Buying brushes online?

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade/Accessories' started by AlbertD, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    Now that I know I enjoy this hobby and will stick with it I'm looking at buying some better brushes. I want to get 2 or 3 Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes. I have an art supply store in town that has them but they are way cheaper at places like Blick. Should I but them locally where I can look at a few and pick the best or is it OK to buy them sight unseen?

    Also, am looking at getting a 0 a 1 and a 2 pointed rounds. Does that sound like a good start?

    Thanks for any guidance.
  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Look at Sabot miniatures and Michigan Toy Soldier Company.


    Steve
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  3. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    Tanks Steve, I will. I would like to support a company that supports our hobby.
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  4. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    I'd also like to add The Last Cavalry website as well. It's run by a really great figure painter, has tons of products and also informative how to things you may find useful. I agree with supporting these guys that support this narrow hobby of ours.

    Steve
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Albert

    Some good suggestions if I might add Rosemary & Co series 33 and 22 kolinsky all handmade and much cheaper than W&N

    Do a search here plenty of details

    Happy brush buying

    Nap
  6. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I second that. Here's the main URL to Dave's website: http://lastcavalry.com/

    You can check out his YouTube channel, too. And if you get out to shows here in the US, you can meet Dave in person.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  7. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    So far I have bought from Last Calvary (some paints) and Michigan Toy Soldier (a couple of books) and the service was excellent from both. On the first of the month I'll be getting my brushes and a new figure. I've been enjoying the old Verlinden busts I had in my desk drawer but am looking forward to trying one of the newer ones.
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  8. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    If you're planning on going to MMSI this weekend, Dave will be there as a vendor. He may have some figures in the exhibition, too.

    Prost!
    Brad
  9. PLG Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with Nap - the best value brushes I have bought.

    Peter
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  10. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    I ordered a few of Da Vinci brushes from Last Calvary a week or so ago and and looking forward to trying them. In the meantime I got a #0 and a #1 Windsor & Newton from my local art supply store. They were more expensive but not too bad. I will try the Rosemary & Co. next time for sure. As a matter of fact I'll order a couple right now.
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Albert

    Da Vinci are good and as you realise W & N are expensive !

    If you order from Rosemary say you got details through PF links as they support FOTM

    Happy brushing

    Nap
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  12. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hawk Miniatures Brushes are worth a look as well. Great brush at a great price.....

    Billy
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  13. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England

    Yup - I second that. Bought some at Telford and they are very good.

    Phil
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  14. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Bill, And Phil
    Thanks for the comments and hope you enjoy using the brushes. We really enjoyed our weekend in Telford.

    Our full range of paintbrushes are available from our website with free postage

    hawkminiatures.co.uk
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  15. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I find the Hawk flat brushes excellent for blending in small areas.

    Alan
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  16. AlbertD PlanetFigure Supporter

    I finally got my Rosemary and Co. brushes and they sure do look nice. It took forever from Great Britain. Some sellers wouldn't sell them to a US buyer because of a law we have about importing fur. Sounds silly but whatever.
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