Hey hey everyone, it’s my birthday today! I’ve started painting Beorn. I’m using my new brushes that Stahly bought me as a gift (what a top chap, thank you!) The first time he visited me he was astonished to learn that I only use GW brushes. The second time he visited me he bought this amazing gift. Two Harbin Kolinsky Sable brushes and the legendary Series 7 Windsor and Newton 00. First impressions are wow! I don’t think I’ll be going back to Citadel brushes anytime soon. What brushes do you use?
It's Garfy's birthday today so let's all wish him happy birthday… happy birthday mate 🙂
Happy birthday vecio!!!
A really nice present Garfy!
I use a mix of kolinsky sable brushes by Raphael & Dominio. I still have a pair if old GW brushes around…
Happy Birthday Garfy 🙂
Have fun using the new brushes. I used GW brushes for a very long time, too. Now it's mostly W&N S7 aswell!
Happy Birthday Garfy 🙂
Happy Birthday Garfy!
I am using the "da Vinci" brushes for a couple of years now. I will never go back to the GW brushes, it is a huge difference in quality.
I`m courious how the "da Vinci" brushes compete against the W&N S7?
Happy b-day, have a brilliant day!
I won a Series 7 brush at an event and it blew me away. Unfortunately, I can't get them locally, I have to order them. So I end up with a weird mix of them, a few odd Citadels (I do like their large dry brush), and whatever I can get from my local art store.
I currently use Royal&nickel, but I'll replace them with series 7 when they get worn out.
Happy Birthday Garfy!!!!
I must confess I use what ever brush comes to hand and fits what I'm doing, collection contains GW, W&N, army painter, Reeves and a few others but I fond of my W&N ones the most
Happy Birthday Garf! I'm glad to hear the Windsor and Newton is all it's cracked up to be, I've been umming and ahhing about getting some for a little while. Are the Harbin Kolinsky brushes better for certain sizes then the Windsor and Newton brushes or are they simply more cost effective?
Happy Birthday! I can't wait to see the finished Beorn! I still use GW brushes for most of my basecoats and layers, but use the Windsor and Newton Series 7 00 for fine highlights and detailed areas such as faces
Series 7 Windsor and Newton 1, 0 and 00 !!!
Happy Birthday! I use W&N #2,#1, and #0. I also have a Raphael #1 that I enjoy.
Happy Birthday Garfy! And thanks for your great work, tutorials and posts – they are of a great inspiration to me! As for the brushes – some GW stuff, couple from Armypainter (character size) and one praised W&N 7 size 00 for details. Wanna buy another one at some point…
Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday messages on here and my Facebook page.
I know is quite late 😛 , but I wish you all the best for your birthday 🙂
Referring brushes, I have switched ca. half year ago for W&N S7 and as many of you have the same feeling that these are really the best brushes for painting minis (actually using 0, 00, and 1 sizes).
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I switched to W&N S7 a while ago and don't use anything else now – I do sometimes wonder if my painting improved because I was also more concerned about ruining them than cheaper brushes so started being more gentle 🙂