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Leslie BT

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Dry brushes
« on: December 04, 2020, 07:43:03 PM »
So what is being used for dry brushing on your work bench?

Makeup brush from the supermarket, or the expensive branded GW or Warlord brush.

What size do you use?

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 09:04:52 PM »
Cheapo brushes , i use them from wilkos,the works etc, they are also used for applying pva glue, decal fixer , etc etc etc.

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2020, 09:31:03 PM »
I'd never thought of using make-up brushes - that's a great idea!

Do you get funny looks in the supermarket, Les?

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2020, 10:15:21 PM »
I use a   wide sable Number 10 cats tongue brush. Expensive, but I really enjoy using it.


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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 10:42:40 PM »
Would I be marked as heretic (or even worse, banned from this forum) if I confessed having always used wasted brushes for this job?
I mean, those so worn that are no longer useful for fine painting...

John Watson

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 11:02:39 PM »
Luis I do the same as you. Once a brush has lost its spring then I keep it for dry brushing or for applying PVA on bases etc.
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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2020, 02:57:14 AM »
I use the small Army Painter dry brush.  It’s been going for years now.

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2020, 07:16:14 AM »
I also use wasted brushes, I trim them and give them a second life.

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2020, 08:23:58 AM »
I ve been using old wasted brushes for years, all sizes for a lot of the “Dirty” jobs. I even have old tooth brushes for stippling green stuff and fillers when you need a textured finish, great for camouflage netting and bushes finishes. Also for cleaning up models like head Swops for instance and any other rough job needed.
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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2020, 08:31:10 AM »
Must admit, I think I do need to invest in some brushes next year. With the Windsor and Newton Brushes and a decent cats tongue brush. Looks like I will be spending at least £100 + early next year.
I need a specific Wash brush, specific Varnish brush always needed a specific Dry Brush. Looks like I am going to be in trouble with the wife, again ! LoL
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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2020, 11:03:08 AM »
That's why you need to steal her make-up brushes, like Les presumably does, Miles  :D

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2020, 11:07:19 AM »
Always like using a 3 inch ceiling brush for a bit of dry brushing, gives good overall coverage.

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2020, 11:07:51 AM »
Must admit to just using old brushes too.

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2020, 01:35:57 PM »
Make up brushes are really good for applying weathering powder to vehicles too. 

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Re: Dry brushes
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 04:55:25 PM »
I use cheap and knackered brushes for drybruhing, although these days I tend to highlight more than drybrush.