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oils and use of brushes

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by Bennet Viaromana, Apr 3, 2023.

  1. Bennet Viaromana New Member

    Hello everybody… I’m a new newbie, so posting in the “Just starting…” forum seems the logical place.

    I’ve been modelling since the 70’s. Starting with aircraft and recently moving into the AFV arena but until now I’ve never done figures (not counting “slapping” Humbrol paint on 1/32 Airfix figures last century).

    So, here are my first questions:
    1. I have a collection of Abteilung 502 oils. Are these suitable for figure painting or would it be better to invest in another (better?) brand of oils, and if so, which brand is suggested?
    2. Are there guidelines on which type of brush (sable, synthetic, …) are best used with which type of paints (oils, acrylics, enamels, …)?

    Thank you in advance for your feedback,

  2. theBaron A Fixture

    As many suggestions as there are painters, and brands of oils and brushes! ;)

    I think there are some who use Abteilung 502; I use Mussini Schmincke oils myself, with generic mineral spirits to thin them. For brushes, I do use Kolinsky sable, some Winsor & Newton, but other brands that I've picked up along the way. They work well enough for me. More important is just practice, to pick up the techniques and get comfortable with them.

    Regarding the brushes, the important thing, to me, is that the brush retains its shape. In my own experience, natural fibers, properly cared for, have held their shape best.

    Hope that helps, prosit!
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