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Well as the title says I am looking for some good quality brushes that are available in the UK so that I don't need to pay an excessive amount of P&P charges, I have looked in Hobbycraft and other art shops like this and indeed local craft stores. But I am struggling to find any decent ones as primarily I'm looking for a good set of brushes ranging from tank all the way through drybrush up to superfine detail. Any help much appreciated thanks in advance for your time/contributions, Honsu
 

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For the money, Citadel brushes give you the most bang for the buck, (at least from my local game store and GW.) The Citadel brushes start at under $5 and go up to only to like $9. I haven't had any issues with them, and if I do, they are cheap enough to replace without being put out a bunch of cash.
Reaper brushes are also on the less expensive side, around the same price as the citadel's, but I have had them shed some of sable or have the metal tip come loose from the wood shaft. But, I don't know if reaper are readily available in the UK, as I don't live there.
 

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A good quality kolinsky sable brush, my personal favorite after GW red handeled brush is vallejo kolinsky sable, they have a full spread up to 10/0 which is super fine. they are available from various mail order sources. Windsor and newton series sevens are good but very expensive and to be honest they dont do anything a lower priced kolinsky sable brush cant do.



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While I generally don't find Citadel hobby products to be worth much, the brushes are fine. They're identical to the same brushes that GW has been making for years, but about a year ago, they redid the handles and called them "new and improved." They did improve the price, so I guess it's not completely false advertising. I use Citadel brushes these days, purely because they're convenient, inexpensive, and readily in stock at the local store.

Reaper makes a decent brush also, as does P3, although for the price, I think Citadel is the best of the three. Reaper is slightly cheaper, but Reaper brushes are a blend of synthetic and sable hair, and not pure sable. P3 is more expensive, and I can't tell any difference between their brushes and Citadel's.

Windsor and Newton brushes aren't ultimately any better than Citadel's, in my experience. They have much shorter hairs, and wider bellies-- I prefer a slightly longer brush. For the price, I can see owning one for detail work, but that's about it.
 

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Windsor and Newton brushes aren't ultimately any better than Citadel's, in my experience. They have much shorter hairs, and wider bellies-- I prefer a slightly longer brush. For the price, I can see owning one for detail work, but that's about it.
I agree with SoH on this but I would be looking at Windsor and Newton brushs as you get closer to the beginning of the school terms. Most craft and artist supply store put these brushs on sale for around 40%-50% about 2-3 weeks before new terms start. I normally go for the packages, as you'll save a good amount of money to get a set of 5 for around $15.

Just food for thought.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys Will be sure to check them all out.

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Windsor and Newton Series 7 Brushes are the finest on the market. The thing that makes them that way is simple. There are different types of kolinsky sable. The quality of the sable is where series 7 shines. GW says theirs are sable, and while it's true, they use a lower quality of sable than series 7 which is why they are more expendable. For regular infantry painting I'd recommend regular GW brushes, but for those special quality figures like command and what not, go for series 7. They hold the paint much better, which allows better holding of the paint, and better spread over the model. A flow aid will help you aswell as any brush.
 
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