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Review: Brush Clash Winsor & Newton vs Games Workshop

Review: Brush Clash Winsor & Newton vs Games Workshop

Hope you’re ready for another round of Brush Clash! I feel like I’ve misjudged Winsor & Newton Series 7 the last time, thus I have decided to throw it into the paint stained arena once more, this time against Games Workshop’s Artificer Layer!

For the purpose of this clash I used a highly detailed Avatar of Sokar metal miniature from Reaper Miniatures. The Avatar was painted almost exclusively using both brushes with an exception of couple base layers.

Throughout the test both the Winsor & Newtor Series 7 ‘0’ and Games Workshop Artificer Layer ‘XS’ performed perfectly. Tips held their shape, hair kept being nicely springy, not being too firm at the middle.

Winsor & Newtor Series 7 ‘0’ is the cheaper of the pair. The price difference is about 25%. Buying this brush you can be sure of Winsor & Newton’s top quality, further assured by this company flawless reputation.

Games Workshop Artificer Layer ‘XS’ seem to hold up to W&N’s Series 7. Even though I distrust Games Workshop I fully recommend this brush to you. The quality is on par with W&N and both brushes seem to be made with same hair. What makes Artificer Layer special is the black Ferrule, that allows for easier identification when digging through a cup full of brushes in search of that important ‘0’. For me this feature is a life changer.

Aside of the brand new Brush Clash pair, I’ve been using another pair for the last year. Both brands performed perfectly, whereas Tamiya, Davinci, Kolibri and many other brushes got annihilated due to sheer number of projects I was involved in. We’re talking hundreds of miniatures that both GW Artificer Layer ‘XS’ and W&N Series 7 ‘0’ got through more or less unscathed. I grew attached to both brushes with just a slight incline towards Artificer Layer, due to it’s black Ferrule. That’s why I keep the more important XS of the GW brand, while W&N covers all the other sizes.

All that being said, there’s just no way for me to judge which of these fine brushes is superior when it comes to performance. Both have fought well and I hold them in high regard. The combined might of these two brushes can take on any miniature!

Let me know which of these two you find more appealing!

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