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Posted by Paul On May - 18 - 2009

Sometimes ya just can’t airbrush everything. You have to brush stuff by hand. Especially small bits. I have a variety of brushes that I’ve purchased from hobby shops over the years. I also got some nice artists oil brushes from my daughter this last Christmas (thanks Tiff). If you want to pay more – buy brushes from a hobby shop. You can get better prices at places like Michaels caft stores. I keep my brushes in a block of oak that I drilled several holes in. That works better than putting them in a jar. It’s easier to see the individual brushes. You should clean your brush a soon as you are finished using it if you want it to last. Once the paint dries on the brush it’s toast. I have plastic tubes over most of my smaller bushes – that keeps the points safe and they keep their shape better.

Here you can see various small pinpoint paint applicators that are available. They come in handy for really tight places which you can never see when the model is finished!

I find that at my age I usually need a magnifying headset when I paint the small stuff – that can make a real difference. Good lighting is a must also. Here is a pic of the magnifying headset I use – I think I paid $4.00 for it at Harbor Freight: