Monday, July 19, 2021

New brushes

I paint a lot of stuff, and so am always on the lookout for modestly priced brushes that are good enough for the sort of work I do. 

£10 for 20 brushes counts as better than a bargain, at least if they don't fall apart after the first use. The pack came from Brushes 4 Models at the garden rail show recently. The make normally serves the art market, but also takes space at a few model railway shows. 

I've been using a both pointed and flat versions for a couple of jobs recently, and am very impressed. They have been cleaned many times and held both acrylic and enamel paints - and yet have held their shape and the attractive colouring of the bristles. I've certainly spent more and enjoyed less impressive results. 

The only problem? Brushes 4 Models doesn't have a web site, so you need to keep an eye out for him at exhibitions, but if you do, grab yourself a bargain.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Phil, that’s staggering value, even for model-making brushes!

Several years ago, a modelling friend put me onto artists’ brushes as most of the brushes sold in model shops were of low quality. I have since bought quite a few, mostly of synthetic fibres (as genuine artist sables tend to be eye-wateringly expensive). I imagine that these you have mentioned are also synthetic? At 50p each, you can hardly go wrong, and they appear to be well-made.

If you are looking for slightly larger brushes, Ryman’s used to do a selection of brushes in different styles and bristles all priced at a couple of quid each. (Graduate line?) The art shop equivalents are a lot more expensive!