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Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 11:58 a.m. PST

A size 50 sable brush

https://ebay.to/2XpSalu

(I know – it's overkill fo us!)

Redcurrant18 Apr 2019 12:25 p.m. PST

I think it must be one that Leonardo himself used if it is that price

Steve Wilcox18 Apr 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

Good Lord! I'd expect it to magically confer the ability to paint like Piers Brand for that price!

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 12:31 p.m. PST

And 7 pounds for delivery!

Mike Petro18 Apr 2019 1:03 p.m. PST

and not a penny less!….<mutter>peasant rabble<mutter>…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 1:04 p.m. PST

The point here is that there is just the faintest chance someone accidentally clicks on this and pays £1,000.00 GBP for a paint brush. It might happen a couple of times a year…bit like monkeys with typewriters…in an infinite universe, anything that is not impossible happens. And how often does it happen? An infinite number of times!

eBay is dangerous, if you are not IT savvy.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 1:31 p.m. PST

Believe it or not, that is less that the RRP (when they are available that is nearer to £1,200.00 GBP).

Any large sable watercolour brush is expensive, though sizes around 20 are normally the largest available regularly – often at well over £100.00 GBP A reliable supplier offers the size 30 of this range at a little under £500.00 GBP – when it is in stock.

The fact that they have stock may be a con but the price is not.

SOB Van Owen18 Apr 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

I've never understood "eBay outrage".
If you don't want to pay that price, don't bid on it.

I would be afraid that I would be unworthy to possess such a high quality brush. With the way I treat my cheap ones, it would be reduced to being a "drybrushing brush" in no time.

Lion in the Stars18 Apr 2019 3:21 p.m. PST

Yeah, price looks about right for a big sable brush.

That's the entire output of most of a fur farm in one brush, guys!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 1:10 a.m. PST

Well the postage is now free within UK, so I might get a couple for my next foray into Napoleonic cavalry. Reading further, it might be seized on entry to the USA as the kolinsky hair idea is non PC….. all to do with a threatened species of furry critter.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 4:02 a.m. PST

PT Barnum…there's a sucker born every minute.

redbanner414519 Apr 2019 5:19 a.m. PST

It comes in a spiffy little case, it must be worth a fortune.

Old Wolfman19 Apr 2019 7:02 a.m. PST

Just bought some new brushes from,of all places,a hardware store. Found them with some spray paints,primerm and hobby paints.

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 11:25 a.m. PST

I'm willing to bet if you look close enough you'll see made by Games Workshop.

von Schwartz19 Apr 2019 7:01 p.m. PST

Do they sell them at Wally World?

GonerGonerGoner20 Apr 2019 4:02 a.m. PST

It's a drop shipper with a blank address and 97% feedback. Buy from them you deserve all you get.

thomalley22 Apr 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Company's (brush maker Davinci) web page says they only make 10-12 per year. A couple retailers list this brush at around 1200 pounds.

Andy ONeill22 Apr 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

I do watercolour painting occasionally – which is of course what sable brushes are intended for.

That brush is so big it's type is not even very useful for watercolour.
If you wanted a really big brush of that sort then the advantages of sable are pretty much lost. You might as well buy squirrel or artificial.

Emperorbaz22 Apr 2019 8:52 a.m. PST

That's exactly the brush I use to paint eyes on 15mm figures. Great value for money.

von Schwartz22 Apr 2019 6:21 p.m. PST

I spent $3.97 USD for 4 at Wally World. Cry me a river!

von Schwartz25 Apr 2019 5:49 p.m. PST

Why do people think that buying a really expensive brush will make them a better painter? The good painters I know have brushes that look like they survived the Boer Wars.

wmyers26 Apr 2019 11:18 a.m. PST

I suspect these are only sold to "artists" who get grants (read: your tax money) for "supplies".

Lion in the Stars26 Apr 2019 6:25 p.m. PST

Why do people think that buying a really expensive brush will make them a better painter? The good painters I know have brushes that look like they survived the Boer Wars.

materials quality does matter to some extent.

I was amazed at the W&N Series 7s fine point. When a brush the size of a GW Large Brush holds a good enough point to paint eyebrows on a 28mm figure, that's saying something!

Another point in the favor of the W&Ns is how long they lasted. I went through a GW brush every 6 months to a year before the point was destroyed. My first Series 7 finally got retired to base-coating after 8 years.

von Schwartz26 Apr 2019 6:56 p.m. PST

Like I've said before, I'm not the best painter around but I HAVE been around and yes, you should obtain good quality tools and supplies. I started by buying expensive brushes and paints and they worked well. Years later I don't have the funds for the most expensive but I have using inexpensive brushes,$3.97 for a pkg of 4 extra fine point brushes at Wally World, for a couple years now. I don't paint 28s, I only do 15s currently and have no trouble with moustaches, hair ribbons, and lace braid on dolmans and pelisses. Of the 4pk that I bought about 4 months ago, several regiments of cavalry and 4-5 battalions of infantry later, the "1" brush out the pack that I have been using regularly is just now showing a little wear and tear at the tip.

von Schwartz26 Apr 2019 6:58 p.m. PST

Like I've said before, I'm not the best painter around but I HAVE been around and yes, you should obtain good quality tools and supplies. I started by buying expensive brushes and paints and they worked well. Years later I don't have the funds for the most expensive but I have using inexpensive brushes,$3.97 for a pkg of 4 extra fine point brushes at Wally World, for a couple years now. I don't paint 28s, I only do 15s currently and have no trouble with moustaches, hair ribbons, and lace braid on dolmans and pelisses. Of the 4pk that I bought about 4 months ago, several regiments of cavalry and 4-5 battalions of infantry later, the single brush out the pack that I have been using regularly is just now showing a little wear and tear at the tip.

von Schwartz26 Apr 2019 6:58 p.m. PST

OOPS!!! bugs

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