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Humbrol No. 00 /0 / 1 / 2 Triangle Handel Detail Brush Pack review
on 21 May 2016
I have been building and painting plastic injection, vinyl, and resin model kits for nearly 50 years. I have always used "hairy stick's" and owned various makes and brands.
If you are on a limited budget and/or just getting into this wonderful hobby then this brush pack might be considered reasonable value for money.
However, if you are serious about modelling and looking to achieve a reasonable to high standard of finish re. detail work then I would recommend investing in Kolinsky Sable Brushes by Winsor & Newton, which is what I have now done (purchased here on Amazon). Yes, Sable brushes are expensive but they do last longer, have superior paint flow capacity and point retention and can help you produce great results.
I have destroyed the Humbrol 00 brush in frustration (my bad) and have downgraded the rest of the pack to dry brushing stock.
1. Wet brush before use (acrylic paint's)
2. Never leave a brush standing in water or thinners etc.
3. Clean all brushes carefully during and after use and shape tip (detailing brushes)
4. Never apply paint straight out of the bottle. For Acrylic paint, use a pallet to thin to almost "wash" consistency i.e. aprox. 50:50 (50% paint to 50% still water + drop of retarder, to help produce a smooth, flat finish on model surfaces, retain detail and reduce clogging.