where to buy brushes

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where to buy brushes

Postby me_in_japan on Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:49 am

perhaps an odd question, but I'm looking to get a couple of brushes for my kids to start painting with (until now theyve been using my somewhat-beat-up-but-still-usable ones). Are there any Japan-based online stores that sell decent paint brushes at a not stupid price? (e.g. I can get a pure kolinski from R&c for under 5quid in the UK, but I havent found "hobby" brushes here (eg GW brushes) for less than 1000en. doesn't need to be pure Kolinki's at this point, but something that holds a decent point and won't frustrate the kids by splitting and dying within a couple days would be nice. I usually get my own brushes from Rosemary & co, which would be fine, but their intl shipping is such that it's better to buy half a dozen on so at a time, and I don't need more than the 2 brushes at the moment.
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Re: where to buy brushes

Postby Primarch on Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:59 am

I usually buy from Firestorm.
https://www.firestormgames.co.uk/paints ... nsky-sable
The brushes are cheap and of a reasonable quality, you just need to order something else to make up the minimum for international shipping.
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Re: where to buy brushes

Postby job on Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:51 pm

You know I think I spotted some hobby brushes at the 100 yen store the other day. I didn’t stop at the time as I was with my daughter, but if there’s a local one coin store nearby you might give them a shot.
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Re: where to buy brushes

Postby me_in_japan on Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:19 pm

cheers folks. I'll have another looky at firestorm. Kiiiiinda want to try and avoid spending the required extra for free shipping, but...well, it's not like there's a shortage of stuff I want there... :?


*edit* Oooooooooor, I could just give them one of the 5 brand-new unused brushes I just found hidden in the murk of my painty desk. :oops: :oops: :oops:

you know you have too many brushes when.... :roll:


anyway, idiocy aside, thanks for the suggestions, chaps. Your time and effort is appreciated, even if I am an eejit :oops: :oops: :oops:
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minis
acquired (bought or arrived via KS) : 0 sold : 4 painted : 15 money spent: 0GBP money in: 175GBP
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brushes, books, paint, etc
money spent: 0GBP
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Re: where to buy brushes

Postby Primarch on Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:29 pm

You're talking to a guy who once forgot he had an extra Baneblade sized tank. :shock: I'm not going to stand in judgement over a couple of brushes. :lol:
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Re: where to buy brushes

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:14 am

Primarch wrote:You're talking to a guy who once forgot he had an extra Baneblade sized tank.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

For future reference I used to buy brushes from a store near my old house in Takaoka called ハンディクラフトストア セブンタウンズ (〒461-0001 愛知県名古屋市東区泉 2丁目9−11 セカンドタウン 1F) - nothing fancy but fairly cheap and long-lasting.
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