After discovering that the Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sables were back in stock (see Kolinsky Relief), an order was fired off to Dick Blick to grab a few before someone changed their mind. Ordered were a half dozen brushes with a mix of W&N Series 7 of sizes 00 and 0. As long as my other W&N 7s have lasted, these brushes may represent a lifetime supply.
W&N offers two styles of the Series 7: Pointed Round and Miniature. From the website photos, the Miniature style appeared to have a shorter and less full bristle. Having never tried the Miniature before, I wondered if it might offer a figure painting brush for fine work?
When the package arrived, I laid out the two styles for comparison. The Round Pointed is the top brush with the Miniature below. As seen from the photo, the fibers on the miniature are shorter and less robust. The Miniature might, indeed, make for a good detailing brush. I will see soon!
On the painting desk are a myriad of figures. In work are several Impetvs stands for the Reconquista project, 10mm Confederate infantry (boy! it has been a very long time since this project has seen action on either the gaming table or the painting desk), First Afghan War British infantry, and ancient Celts. Much activity with results trickling out soon. Still awaiting a chance to give the Chadd's Ford battle a run-through.