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Windsor and Newton Series 7 Brushes
#1
We spend a fortune on miniatures we then add to our unpainted lead pile. We go out of our way to buy paints we might use only a couple of times, and then they dry up. However, we try and get away with using the cheapest brushes available and expect them to do a good job and last ages.

These are the ones I use. If you're serious about painting in this hobby, you owe it to yourself.

Windsor and Newton series 7 'Miniature Brushes'. VERY expensive (now). They've actually gone up about 20% since I last bought them a year ago. Typically I buy three a year and they usually last about 18 months before they shed bristles. That said they still have a point. I've never had one 'hook' in almost 15 years of using them.

Read the reviews before you buy and see what pothers think. Worth every penny.

Size 1;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winsor-Newton-Kolinsky-Colour-Miniature/dp/B000OL1UUY?ie=UTF8&colid=O5BVIS1DZ4CM&coliid=I3IZF25F03U66D&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl

Size 2;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winsor-Newton-Kolinsky-Colour-Miniature/dp/B000OL1UVI/ref=pd_bxgy_21_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=RKM8A4YCMCSZSHQDFQ10

Size 3;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winsor-Newton-Kolinsky-Colour-Miniature/dp/B000OL01JK/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1467611216&sr=1-1&keywords=Winsor+%26+Newton+Series+7+Kolinsky+Sable+Water+Colour+Brush+Miniature+​%28size+3%29

Master's Brush Soap. Essential for brush health. Again, don't take my word for it. Read the reviews;
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Masters-Brush-Cleaner-Preserver-1-Ounce/dp/B001TNR7VM/ref=sr_1_1?s=kids&ie=UTF8&qid=1467611266&sr=1-1&keywords=master%27s+brush+cleaner

Please make a sticky Phil.

Kev
Figure painter, house husband, living the dream.

http://www.fat-wally.com/
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#2
Couldn't agree more. Quality brushes are a must. Although I am not in your league for quality of painting I usually buy either AS Handover or Rosemary brushes from the internet. I find them cheaper than art shop brushes. Only use pure sable as the synthetic ones bend over at the point.
Cheers
John
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You're right John. Rosemary are a very good compromise for price/quality.
Figure painter, house husband, living the dream.

http://www.fat-wally.com/
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