Why I use Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes

Contrary to popular belief, I like most of the Games Workshop/Citadel stuff. The Khorne Red base paint goes on in a single layer, it’s just amazing. And obviously the models are fantastic, for the most part, and the quality of the terrain just goes without saying. Then there’s the multi-layered history of the 40K universe, which I haven’t even properly dived into yet!

But they’re not perfect, of course – and one thing from GW that modelers (not just gamers, but modelers) say aren’t up to scratch are the brushes.

This video is the one I show to anyone curious as to how good proper artist’s brushes are compared to GW. This is is MiniWarGaming Dave showing off his custom-painted Abaddon the Despoiler from 4-time Golden Demon Winner Worthy Painting. After enjoying Dave’s excitement at how awesome the mini is, skip to 10:00 in where Dave is showing his brother Kris the model, and Kris explains how GW brushes cannot achieve the level of detail on the model. There are side-by-side comparisons of GW’s Fine Detail Brush with a Winsor & Newton Series 7 brush – you can see the difference and listen to how Kris explains how the W&N brushes hold paint and their point better. The link again – skip to 10:00 in to get right to the explanation.

I’ve gotten all of my W&N brushes from an ebay seller for about £6 each, I have a pair of number 1 brushes and one each of 0 and 00 – because of this video and many other suggestions online! Hopefully at some point my skills with match my equipment…

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5 thoughts on “Why I use Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes

    • Just search for Winsor & Newton Series 7, I have the 1, 0 and 00. About 6 quid with shipping on ebay, or find an art supplies shop (there’s one in Derby off St Peter’s Street next to the church.

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