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Paint brushes for miniatures

Here is some introductory information about paintbrushes and their sizes when it comes to painting miniatures.


Typically the larger the number of the brush the larger the brush. Some typical sizes for painting miniatures would be from 0 to 15. And brushes do get smaller than the 0 size. They can go to 00 or 000 or even smaller. Just something to keep in mind while you are shopping for brushes. And there is no true standard for brush sizes. They vary from manufacturer to manufacturer so a size 0 from one company is probably not the same as a size 0 from another company.

The best thing you can do is get a few different sizes and give them a try. You will see how they feel and how they paint. From there you will be able to decide on any further brushes.

Here is a quick look at paintbrush sizes so you can get a feel for the sizes:

They go in order from large to small:

    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2/0
    • 3/0
    • 4/0
    • 5/0
    • 6/0
    • etc
    • And brushes get even smaller. They go into the double zeros (00) and even the triple zeros (000) . The more zeros the smaller the brush.

Which brush sizes you get will depend on your personal preference and the level of detail you want to achieve. And even the scale of the miniatures you are painting.


These next two pictures give you a sense of the paintbrush sizes. These are good sizes for painting miniatures.

They are from left to right "1" , "0" , "5/0", "10/0", and "18/0"

You can see how you could definitely go even smaller if you wanted more detail.




Arteza Paint Brush Set

  • MINIATURE & DETAIL PAINT BRUSH SET - Miniature Brushes are ideal for painting dolls, for details on architectural or scale models, or for very fine detailing in any media
  • SET OF 15 BRUSHES - Set includes liners, rounds and flats of 4/0, 3/0, 2/0, 0 & 1 sizes
  • FINE ARTIST QUALITY- Our brushes are hand made from only the best materials, such us professional grade white taklon for hair and nickel-plated copper for ferrules


Professional 8-Detail Brush Set by KeypCreative - Thick-Handled Artist Brushes For Miniatures, Modelers, Hobbyists - Perfect For Fine Detailing - Ideal For Use With Acrylic, Watercolor & Oil Paint

  • GET A COMPLETE SET OF 8 PROFESSIONAL DETAIL BRUSHES: Here's your chance to gain a set of 8, high-quality brushes to help you complete all your arts and crafts projects! This set is ideal for miniature enthusiasts and modelers, as it helps you add the most subtle detailing in all your paintings!
  • THICK HANDLED BRUSHES FOR COMFORTABLE PAINTING: Any detailing requires hours of meticulous work over your next masterpiece! Knowing how tired you must feel having handled poor quality, non-ergonomically designed brushes, KeypCreative has made the most artist-friendly brush set, to help you fully immerse yourself in the creative process, free of distracting pain!
  • IDEAL FOR THE MOST DEMANDING OF ART PROJECTS: Featuring 5 Round Brushes, 2 Flat Artist Brushes for Fine Details and 1 Bent Brush for Tricky Corners, there's nothing keeping you from filling out the entirety of your works' surfaces and wowing everyone with your eye for detail!


AIT Art Select Paint Brushes, Set of 5 Micro Detail Brushes, Handmade in USA to Last Without Shedding or Breaking, Easy Grip Design for Ultimate Precision with Brushes That Artists Trust to Perform

  • DESIGNED FOR MICRO DETAILS: This set features a total of 5 micro brushes, including rounds, a flat shader, a mini liner, and a special bent ferrule brush for hard-to-reach tight spots. Triangular easy-grip wooden handles are perfectly balanced for ideal comfort and control over tiny details.
  • CRAFTED TO BE PROBLEM-FREE: Made-in-USA quality lets you stop worrying about paint brushes that rust, shed, and fall apart, so you can focus on your art instead. Durable easy-to-clean blended synthetic bristles make cleanup a snap.
  • VERSATILE: These brushes work well with various paints and surfaces, such as acrylic, enamel, oil, and watercolor. Whether you're micro detailing figurines, working on model cars, or enjoying a paint by number kit, you will see great results that your friends will envy!
  • PERFECT FOR PROS OR BEGINNERS: This set works great for professionals and beginners. Get it for the performance and reliability that serious artists and hobbyists crave, or give it to someone who is just starting painting airplane models or wargaming miniatures as a hobby.


La Corneille Miniature Micro Detail Paint Brush 5 Piece Set

  • Top quality gold taklon miniature brushes are perfectly sized for working in small scale.
  • Great for dollhouse miniatures painting, doll eyelashes, models and more.
  • feature shorter, thicker handles that are well balanced and easy to hold steady while you work.
  • Great for use with all paints.


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