Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Rosemary & Co Giveaway Winners

It's another day so it must be another give away, today it's the very well thought of Rosemary & Co brushes. This giveaway attracted just one less entrants than the £20 giveaway which proves just how well thought of these brushes are. Again I bring your attention to the Series 33 Kolinsky Sable brushes, these are far superior for figure painting than any other brush of all their ranges. The sable is able to handle the rough surfaces of our figures (consider brushes are made for use on paper!) and these are the real deal. That is pure Kolinsky sable, many a brush that says they are Kolinsky are in fact just sable. Some that state they are sable end up being a blended brush. How can you tell? Well for a start Kolinsky is a red brown colour when you buy it. When you throw it away totally worn out, the bristles are still red/brown. Those that are a lighter brown, well they simply aren't. They are at best sable dyed the required colour. Kolinsky comes in grades so you can be buying Kolinsky but end up with a poor quality brush either because of low grade hair or poor finish but most often a mix of the two. Rosemary & Co.'s reputation rests on maintaining high standards of bristle, product and service. As such we as users get a brush that has many man hours of life in the brush. Sure if you misuse it your brush will have a limited life but I am glad to say that whilst I am no brush slayer I am not the kindest sole when it comes to brushes but I am getting hundreds of hours per brush.

So after all that, who has won? First up is Michael. Unfortunately Michael does not have a blog and just goes by this name as a follower. I have left a comment in response to his so hopefully will get a response soon. The second winner was Tim who does have a blog called Fidus et Audax and has won a giveaway once before when I painted up some 20mm Naps for him. Well Tim, it's your turn to do the painting hope you don't mind.

If both of you can get in touch at ian   _  willey       at   ignore this bit  hotmail   ignore this bit    dot    com


Fell free to leave the gaps in, though it won't get to me. Drop me a line not forgetting it's underscore and not a tired dash having a rest, give me your address and I can get these on the way soon.

After this giveaway it's the 3D sniper reminders followed by the Arena Rex model and then after a days break I will start up the Baccus French Napoleonic giveaway.

On the subject of the Arena Rex figure I have received one as a Birthday Present from them and I have to say it's so very excellent. If you are not in for this one yet then get your skates on, the detail is increasable and just shows what can be achieved with great sculpting and excellent casting. The flash is next to nothing and I have yet to see any mould lines. Top marks indeed.

15 comments:

  1. Dammit, congrats to the winners.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good painting to the winners; I'm a good sport, sort of...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sad Panda! Congrats to the winners!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations you lucky, lucky winners

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well done to winners, I'm a big fan of Rosemary and Co and use them all the time now.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Ian! Your bribe..... voluntary donation is on it's way ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Tim you will give the game away!!

    good game good game, as one geezer used to say

    Ian

    ReplyDelete
  8. Congrats to Michael and Tim, I hope we see some more of Tim's marvelous painting soon.

    ReplyDelete