I've intended investigating what's available in the various sable brush ranges for a while now. I plan to get a selection of the most highly rated brushes and pick a running order for replacement brushes to save head scratching later.
I paint wargame figures and use a variety of types of paint and inks, including oils, so the brushes will have to suffer a fair amount of abuse. I've only had time to use the Raphael brushes a couple of times so far, but I'm already impressed. As many of the figures I paint are 15/18mm, I needed pretty fine brushes, but they also need to carry enough paint to do the job. So far they handle the job very well. Sharp point to cope with detail and the body of the brushes holds ample paint to get on with the job. They clean easily and retain their shape instantly.
So, despite the fact there's no such thing as a cheap Kolinsky Sable brush, they're good value and good quality. They'll have some stiff competition, but I'm very happy with them.
Excellent product with fast delivery.
Excellent product with fast delivery. Looking forward to ordering again.
Absolutely my favorite brushes.
I was never really a fan of the shape of the Series 7 and found the 8404's to be too similar so when I saw the 8408's I had to try them. I had the 0 for years and it's still my most favorite brush. I got the 1 and 2 from here recently and I'm happy to report they were exactly as I expected. They keep effortless points and still hold a good deal of paint. I'll be using them on my youtube channel and minis for a long time if the 0's anything to go by.