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Ok, Im not sure wether it is me or the brushes, but I cant seem to put detail paint where its suppose to go without the brush bending and putting it on another part too. Ive tried using more paint on the brush, less paint on the brush. I was using the Citadel brushes but they bend WAY too easy. I bought a diff brush that is smaller but i still have the same problem.

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Is it me? Is it the brush? What should I look for in a detail brush?
Any advice would be a help
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Hmm difficult to say. Personally I don't use GW brushes 'cause they are a waste of $$...
For the same amount of money you can get a windsor & newton series 7 brush.
If possible show some pics of your minis so that we can diagnose the problem

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Okey doke. Ill see if i can get a camera to behave for me

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remember to use macro while taking pics

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What size brush are you using? Small detail work should be 000 or smaller I think. And you want to try to be as delicate and steady as possible. If the brush is still bending a lot, then yea maybe you need to try a different material bristle.
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It sounds like you might be causing the brush to bend. Try to 'feel' the pressure you're exerting on the brush and do your best to control it. Brace your wrist with your other hand if you have to while doing precise work and work the bend in the bristles to your advantage. Feel the force around you.

Too much paint on the brush or overly watered paint will easily bleed off in to recesses or spill off in to other areas you hadn't intended it to. Also try to make sure you are taking care of your brushes in general. Fine detail brushes will easily become frayed if you don't clean them enough or abuse them, effectively removing its purpose. That's all I can really think of without more specific information.
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What size brush are you using? Small detail work should be 000 or smaller I think. .
Wrong. Ipaint everything with a 3, details with 1. The tip of the brush is the most important

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Thanks guys for all your comments. Sorry about no pics. The camera has gone walkabouts. I had a bit of practice today and took on what i know about how snipers control their breathing b4 a shot(OTT i know) and what'ya know! I could 'feel' the bend. I was one with the brush lol. I also read up on different hairs and also just read a thread on here that confirmed my findings. Sable hair is the way to go. Now.... as for caring for brushes, how(if you do at all) dry your brushes? ATM im using a paper towel and squeezing the brush. No twisting and such. Am i doing harm to the brush? it doesnt seem to so far. And how do you make a wet pallette? My paints dry out too quick when i put them on a pallette but if a take it from the jar, the whole thing gets goey over time. Any help would be appreciated. TY

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Just know that the more you paint, the better you get at it. It's a win win situation as long as you're geared out.
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Hmm difficult to say. Personally I don't use GW brushes 'cause they are a waste of $$...
For the same amount of money you can get a windsor & newton series 7 brush.
If possible show some pics of your minis so that we can diagnose the problem

Shhhhhh!, don't tell anyone(top secret stuff and all)..., but they are the same brush with GW's name on it.
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