What’s the Best Brush for Miniature Painting?

The choice of best brush for miniature painting is personal, but the general consensus is the pointed round size #1 or #2, which has a bristle length of about 8-12mm, and a belly diameter of 1.5-2mm. For most 28-35mm scale miniatures, this brush size and shape allows for efficient paint application and blending for larger surfaces, as well as the precision to apply detail. Quality synthetic or natural hair bristles within this size range can be the go-to brush for a majority of miniature painting. Good snap or spring (the ability of a brush to retain its shape) and tip retention (the quality of a brush to hold a fine bristle point) are interrelated attributes to consider when choosing a brush for detailed miniature painting.

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