Review Round Dry Brushes - Michigan Toy Soldier Blog

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by CondeJulian, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. CondeJulian Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Hey Guys,

    Here is my most recent review for the Michigan Toy Soldier Blog, about the round tipped brushes for "Dry Brush" technique.

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    We now have several players in this market with brushes of amazing built quality, so now we have options and also greater value for money. We can now choose a brand and not pay excessive money for a tool, just because it looks good.
    I bought these brushes myself and after review, they are now available at the shop (link in article).

    Also in the review a very detailed step by step on how to use these brushes, how to approach dry-brushing technique, and my own results with it.

    Check Out the complete article in the link below :

    ROUND DRY BRUSHES REVIEW - MICHTOY BLOG

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    Best
    Julian

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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Good review. Even though it's fallen out of favour somewhat in recent years, I still think that drybrushing can be very effective when it's done well.

    - Steve
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Julian

    Thanks for sharing this look , certainly looks a useful brush and well explained in the blog for those new members unsure what drybrushing is

    Nap
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  4. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Interesting, way back in the day I would have used dry brushing with Humbrol a lot, an important part of finishing off my figures but 30 years on it just doesn't seem to work for me, Humbrols have changed and the acrylics are dry before the brush touches the figure, however these brushes look as though they will take the punishment of dry brushing so I am tempted to give them a go with Acrylics using Retarder.
    Helpful review, thanks.
    TERRY
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  5. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    In Europe, may be easiest to get the Artis Opus drybrushes which are very very similar if not the same relabeled ..I use them for smoothing and blending oils ..while synthetic the bristles have a spring skin to hogs hair..julian shows how to use them very clearly..
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  6. yellowcat A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Back in the old days I nipped of my old worn round brushes tip and used it for dry brushing and it works great. This set looks promising I may give it a try.
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  7. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    If you haven’t a local supply, the artis Opus are carried by Lords Of War in Toronto. Another member here, Paul Kernan also shops there..they mail order and it’s a week to my door..Mich Toy is good, but takes time and shipping brutally pricey from US
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  8. CondeJulian Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    They sure are made to last. Also, I use VMS SLO-MO retarder medium on the dry brush paints, works like a charm, perfect open time for most jobs, and super smooth.
    You can even add glaze medium to smoothen things out. Having a good tool like these kind of brushes, acrylics these days have all kinds of "Tuning" so we don't need to make it with oils or enamels, which are messy for this.
  9. CondeJulian Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Yup, Artis Opus are the standard, but overpriced because of packaging.

    Either way, Army Painter is releasing these kind of brushes too, so it's a good thing to have options, specially for value / price benefits, if they work in similar way...
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  10. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    I know they are too expensive..army painter does great value for the money..I thank you for your pieces...always helpful
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  11. Scott Sheltz Member

    Thanks for the review. I remember when dry brushing was a standard technique. I still find it useful
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  12. CondeJulian Active Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Glad you guys liked it ! It's a important technique for my figures...
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