The Best Drybrushes for Miniatures, Models & Slapchop Techniques

Last Updated on juin 29, 2023 by FauxHammer

Il y a quelques mois, nous avons décidé de jeter un œil à Les meilleurs pinceaux pour peindre vos miniatures. That article was intended to look at your primary brush set, the standard brushes if you will. Today we are specifically looking at the best Drybrushes for painting your miniatures and models. If you just want basic results, then there are some cheap options on this list too. but if you want to become the Ultimate Slapchop pro or just paint your armies quickly. We’ll show examples and products below that will help you get the best out of these products and this technique.

Notez s'il vous plaît: This site uses affiliate links. Our Affiliate Partners are shown below
(Affiliate links will result in compensation to the site on qualifying purchases)

Cliquez sur ce lien et achetez vos articles de loisir sur Element Games pour le Royaume-Uni et l'Europe pour soutenir - Utilisez le code "FAUX2768" au moment du paiement pour obtenir des points de fidélité doublés.

TAG TTC Kickstarter Advert 1

Nos affiliés / magasins de loisirs

FauxHammer - Dernière vidéo sur YouTube

I must admit that for a long time I had an aversion to drybrushing. This is only becasue it was my only technique back when I was 13. My whole painting approach consisted of, spray a model black, then drybrush (more specifically “overbrush”) a colour over a certain area. It gave me layers and shadow and back when I was 13 it looked great! But we’ve come a long way from that now and looking back, they look awful!

Chaos Terminator peint par moi quand j'avais 13 ans avec Gold brossé à sec (brossé) sur la garniture

Avec modération et en appliquant correctement la technique, le brossage à sec est incroyable et donne des résultats saisissants. Il peut également être utilisé comme un moyen rapide d'ombrer, de mettre en évidence ou même d'ajouter des intempéries et de la texture à un modèle. L'une des choses que les meilleurs brosseurs à sec savent, c'est quelles brosses à sec utiliser.

Pour le brossage à sec, avoir le meilleur brossage à sec fait vraiment une différence considérable, comme indiqué ci-dessous.

Dry brushing has really taken off and thanks to the popularised Slapchop method of painting, is swiftly taking over as the go-to style for rapid results Army painters, it’s genuinely started taking over from Airbrushing. Due to its affordability, accessibility and almost paint-by-numbers approach.

Nowadays, Drybrushing really has taken over, but to get the results you see above and below are easily achievable by just about anyone. So long as you follow some simple steps on dry brushing, you’ll be making incredible-looking miniatures and even armies in little to no time at all!!!

Following Byron’s multiple tutorials, and with the right tools, you’ll quickly realise the benefits here. Whilst Airbrushing will still give the smoothest gradients, it’s quite an outlay. Even our beginner’s guide to airbrushing equipment will cost you around £80 ($100 USD) just to get very a starter set. if you then want to upgrade to a proper Airbrush, that’s at least the same again, if not double again for a top-end airbrush.

And I know for a fact that Drybrushing (with the right dry brushes) is taking over from Airbrushing for the majority of people, because has the top article for both “Best Airbrushes” and “Best Drybrushes”. We used to see 500 daily views on the former of those two articles and only a couple of hundred on this one. That has all but flipped on it’s head now with far more people looking for better drybrushes than airbrushes!

And I kinda blame both Slapchop and Byron of Artis Opus for this Sea-Change. Because since they released the Series D and followed it up with their amazing videos. People have quickly realised that the barrier to entry for getting incredible results like those shown above is really low.

In only 1 meeting with Byron in person, I was able to unlock the basic principle of this technique myself and deliver results at least good enough to feature my art on Warhammer Community

But don’t worry, you don’t need to sit down with Byron to Unlock these techniques yourself. I created a video for you which I and many others have found is the missing link between the pros like Byron, and the rest of us noobs watching his videos without direct feedback.

The results you get out of your drybrushing, or your slapchop, largely depend on how much you want to put into it. if you are happy with a few coats of grey and some coloured translucent paint over the top. Fine, get whatever brushes are cheapest. The point of this hobby is to have fun, that’s all. If you are having fun at a cost that’s within your means (ok maybe a bit over for most of us, but our wives will never know ) then you;re doing the right thing.

But in the last few years, we have truly unlocked, not only a new style of drybrushing product, but a whole technique around them too!

Les meilleures brosses à sec pour peindre des miniatures et des modèles

8. Les brosses sèches du peintre de l'armée

Le peintre de l'armée Les brosses sèches sont malheureusement parmi les brosses sèches les plus faibles proposées. À la fois la série Wargamer (manche blanc) et la série Hobby moins chère (manche rouge) et juste un peu trop rigide et grossière.

Meilleur brossage à sec pour les miniatures et les modèles - Les brosses à sec du peintre de l'armée

Alors que le brossage à sec consiste à essuyer la peinture de votre pinceau avant de l'appliquer sur un modèle. Les poils synthétiques de ces pinceaux ne retiennent pas suffisamment de peinture lorsqu'ils sont séchés pour obtenir une bonne finition au pinceau sec. Ils ont tendance à laisser l'effet le plus incohérent de toutes les options de la liste. C'est dommage car le plus petit des deux pinceaux Wargamer est une forme intéressante qui devrait vous permettre d'appliquer la technique de brossage à sec dans des zones plus petites.

Ne vous méprenez pas, ce ne sont pas mauvais et pour le prix, ils vous permettront de brosser à sec. Mais pas mieux qu'une brosse à cheveux synthétique bon marché avec un bord plat.

7. Games Workshop Citadel Drybrushes

A slight step up and made with a blend of synthetic and Ox hair, these are pretty much the standard dry brushes used by most miniature painters. They do a good job. Until I realised there are much better options at a fraction of the price, they had been my go-to for all forms of drybrushing.

Meilleur brossage à sec pour les figurines et modèles - Games Workshop Citadel Drybrushes

They are cheap enough to replace when you need to and readily available, which is very important to a lot of people.

The only main issue I have with them is that they do not last long enough. The ox hair is firm but brittle. After a couple of uses, you will have several stray hairs. Depending on how neat you like to be, this can cause chaos with follow-up drybrushing attempts. You either need to trim the brush making it even smaller or just replace it often

6. Rosemary & Co. Smooshing Brush

This range was designed to be an inexpensive artist-blending brush. The “Smooshing” Brush is made from badger hair. But these were designed more for Oil paints than Acrylics. There are different types of artists blending brush available but this seems to be the one that dry brushers would previously choose as a consistent set.

Meilleur brossage à sec pour miniatures et modèles - Brosse à lisser Rosemary & Co

Les poils sont bien serrés dans la virole pour créer une brosse dense. Celui qui sera ferme au toucher, mais toujours flexible. La forme bombée permet une application à n'importe quel angle. Cela laisse un mélange plus cohérent à la surface de votre modèle.

De plus, les cheveux denses garantissent que les poils se protègent mutuellement des plis et des claquements que vous avez tendance à obtenir avec des brosses plus plates.

Ils sont disponibles en petit, moyen et grand.

5. Pinceaux de maquillage bon marché

I used to feel like this wass some kind of secret that only a few people knew. The main best type of drybrush is cheap make-up brushes. When I say cheap, I mean budget store cheap. You will typically find these in Pound, Dollar or Euro stores.

Best Drybrush for Miniatures & Models - Pinceaux de maquillage

for a more consistent benchmark choice e.l.f is a commonly seen brand and the elf Eye Conour Brush is a primarychoice. Though this one is only available in one size and personally, I don’t find it to be firm enough.

Ce que vous cherchez, c'est un pinceau à maquillage à virole ronde et à tête bombée. Au-delà de cela, vous voulez quelque chose qui a des poils et des fibres densément emballés avec plus de flexibilité qu'un bouton-pression.

Pensez que plus les poils touchent une surface, plus votre couche de brosse sèche sera lisse et ces poils se protégeront mutuellement de la flexion lorsque vous poussez la brosse contre la surface. Plus ces poils sont doux, plus ils seront lisses. Mais ne soyez pas trop mous car ils ne seront pas assez solides pour pousser la peinture sur un mini.

Ayez juste une idée des pinceaux avant de les acheter si vous le pouvez. Passez-les par-dessus le dos d'une articulation pour voir si elles s'enclenchent brusquement en position ou fléchissent doucement en arrière. Commencez avec le elf Eye Conour Brush as a benchmark for the brush texture & feel. Though this is a bit soft and not as dense as proper hobby drybrushes, it will cost you about as much as a proper drybrush too!

But again, if you just want a cheap drybrush, go grab something from a budget store and consider that a win.

4. Green Stuff World – Blue Series

Another example of Green Stuff World’s limited ability to innovate within this industry. I’m yet to find the Exact product on AliExpress that GreenStuff World stuck their badge on here, but there’s probably one on there. After all, from their refillable water dispenser, and portable airbrush, This seems to be how they operate nowadays and it’s a shame. They were a great brand once and were respected for taking those little, unusual components like modelling chains and such similar odd gubbins. To a company that seems to just take the cheapest, potentially hobby-useful, stuff from other industries and slap their badge on them

And let’s not get started with their blatant “taking artists’ work without permission to promote their products”.

Suffice it to say I have little respect for Green Stuff World products of late, especially since they complained at us for reviewing their Average paints as Average. (Spoiler alert, they’re ok. )

As for the drybrushes…

Well, like other companies they’ve taken the style popularised by Artis opus, but in this case, they completely missed the mark in regard to what those brushes do and how they do it. But at least these do offer a viable alternative for those wanting to avoid natural hair.

That’s right, this is a synthetic brush.

For those wanting the ultimate blending technique you get from Drybrushing, this does have that inherent property where the bristles will not store enough moisture. The end results is generally a bit more chalky than natural hair alternatives.

But it’s still a better shape and bristle density than other above

3. The Army Painter Masterclass Drybrush

Domed dry brushes are certainly the popular choice nowadays, Initially Designed by Artis Opus and released in 2021 Le peintre de l'armée lead the charge as the first official large brand Copycat. If you ask them they will say they were designing these for a long time before the AO release, and that fact that they are both the same shape with the same type of hair as Artis Opus is purely a coincidence… I’m just not buying it.

Nobody made any advances in dry brushing for years, and then long after Artis Opus spent almost forever testing various types of brush and hair (I’ve seen their prototypes first-hand). TAP come out with incredibly similar brushes diameters an all) just several months later?

And I’ll happily remove this comment where I have directly inferred TAP directly copied AO. Just as soon as TAP offer up any timestamped evidence that they were working on prototypes of this style of brush before AO’s Kickstarter Campaign.

Until then, I’ll just share my opinion as I would of anything that reeks of plagiarism in this hobby. By all means, go with the cheap nock-off product, whilst the actual inventors and innovators are stifled…

However, this product now exists, and despite my own personal hangups about their creation, I can still be objective enough to give you my opinion on how they perform

They are to be fair, a good bit above anything ranked lower on this list. The domed shape alone leads to a softer blend than what you would get from coarser hair brushes. However, when compared to the options below, you can tell they are cheaper just by how light they are and how soft the bristle density is. Likely made in China, and these are still natural hair brushes.

You can see our review below

Examen de l'ensemble de brosses à sec Masterclass de l'armée - En vedette

The main important difference is that both the length and density of the bristles are lower than their competitors below. Meaning they are more likely to clump and streak, and won’t last as long. When you need to replace one of them, you can still only buy them as a set of 3.

It’s still a good way to have a play at “next-level drybrushing” without breaking the bank. But after you’ve cut your teeth on these and need to quickly replace one. replace it with one of the brands below and you’ll see the difference.

2. Rosemary & Co – Model Drybrush

Look familiar? yeah, the Cat’s somewhat out of the bag with Artis Opus’s relationship with Rosemary & Co. These are the same brushes as you’ll get from Artis Opus. But at 4p cheaper per brush. These come with Rosemary & Co’s signature Black handles.

Other than the White handles and the Sexy Artis Opus wooden box packaging, you’re getting the same thing here.

But it is worth noting that Artis Opus designed these brushes. Rosemary and Co just make them. Personally, I’d rather put my money in the pocket of the company that is Innovating specifically for miniature painters, but if you have some aversion to the AO brand or style. Here’s an alternate colour and brand choice.

1. Artis Opus - Série D

Assez facilement, les pinceaux numéro 1 de cette liste sont les Artis Opus série D.

I had my eye on these since the Kickstarter and initially managed to score some from the Site Web d'Element Games. And I Love them

Working with signature artists to test out various brush combinations (including the Rosemary & Co Smooshing brushes above) these have been developed to have the perfect hair length and density to provide the most amazing results. The natural hair on these will give you a softer finish than what you will get from makeup brushes. The thick density of bristles also prevents the clumping you’ll get from other brands.

Whilst many people say they are “Expensive”. As you can see from the Rosemary and Co Brushes above, it’s a relativey standard price. Then when you look at les prix des pinceaux individuels. Ils ne coûtent pas beaucoup plus cher que la brosse Smooshing et dureront plusieurs fois plus longtemps que n'importe quelle brosse de maquillage synthétique. Tant que vous en prenez bien soin.

The proof of how these operate has already been shown in the multiple demo videos available on the Artis Opus Channel. Much like with Games Workshop :’s paints, you aren’t just getting a tool here. You’re getting a complete upskill in hobby results. Especially once you unlock the power of the Dampening Pad and the Texture Palette, two tools that nobody else offers. Why? because whilst they may have copied the brushes, they simply don’t understand the technique.

But because of that lack of understanding, treating those similar style and shape brushes as you would and other drybrush, by wiping paint off on a paper towel or jamming the brush into the paint, tip first! You’ll significantly shorten the life of any drybrush. Which on those similar brands, are shortened anyway by the cheapening of the product.

Contrairement aux brosses Badger Hair Smooshing de Rosemary & Co, elles sont fabriquées à partir d'un type différent de poils d'animaux. Artis Opus have been keeping quiet in regard to the type of hair they are. Probably because of how much time they spent developing them! Perhaps, just consider though, these brushes are the greatest of all time.

Element Games - Wargaming Webstore

Possibly the hardest part of getting the best drybrushes is finding brushes which consistently do the job. Sure you can get some dollar store brushes and they should work. But I ended up spending a lot of money over the years on different possible dry brushes, looking for the best one. All the while nervously watching favourite makeup brands disappear off the shelves or get changed in a new revision.

Avec le Series D you get the benefit of a consistent brush you know will do the job. And when used properly, will last forever.

If you want to get the most out of dry brushing and ensure your brushes last for the longest time. Check our video below.

With these brushes, you are setting yourself up well for the drybrushing and stippling techniques which go alongside them. Techniques popularised by the likes of Byron. When spending this much on a Drybrush, it also pushes you to get the most out of it.

Notez s'il vous plaît: This site uses affiliate links. Our Affiliate Partners are shown below
(Affiliate links will result in compensation to the site on qualifying purchases)

Cliquez sur ce lien et achetez vos articles de loisir sur Element Games pour le Royaume-Uni et l'Europe pour soutenir - Utilisez le code "FAUX2768" au moment du paiement pour obtenir des points de fidélité doublés.

TAG TTC Kickstarter Advert 1

Nos affiliés / magasins de loisirs

FauxHammer - Dernière vidéo sur YouTube

Qu'avez-vous pensé de cet article? veuillez me le faire savoir dans les commentaires. Souhaitez-vous que je fasse plus de top 10? Si oui, quoi?

Consultez notre Articles TOP 10 en suivant ce lien.

Si vous aimez ce que je fais, vous pourriez m'encourager à créer plus de contenu en partageant cet article sur vos réseaux sociaux

Vous voulez rester à jour avec le blog? Vous pouvez vous abonner dans la barre latérale pour RSS ou par email ci-dessous

(La barre latérale se trouve sous l'article sur les appareils mobiles)

Les meilleurs brosses à sec pour les miniatures et les modèles
Titre de l'article
Les meilleurs brosses à sec pour les miniatures et les modèles
Aujourd'hui, nous recherchons spécifiquement les meilleurs pinceaux secs pour peindre vos miniatures et modèles.
Nom de l'auteur
Logo de l'auteur


Rédacteur en chef autoproclamé de - Mais je dois remercier l'équipe d'exister et donc de m'avoir permis de me donner un rôle - sans eux, je ne suis qu'un nerd avec un ordinateur et une dépendance au plastique.

4 réflexions sur “The Best Drybrushes for Miniatures, Models & Slapchop Techniques

  • décembre 9, 2019 à 12:09 pm

    Un conseil pour utiliser des pinceaux de maquillage bon marché est totalement incroyable! Les pinceaux GW sont nulle part près de ce que j'ai acheté hier pour 2 dollars l'équivalent d'une pièce (à Kiev, pensez-vous :)) dans un magasin de maquillage pas cher. Je pourrais commencer à apparaître bientôt comme un commentateur rémunéré sur ce site: D, mais vous n'arrêtez pas de me surprendre avec des informations inattendues et très utiles (et j'ai lu et regardé BEAUCOUP de diverses autres sources). Également commandé Artis Opus (ils attendent des stocks atm, malheureusement)

    • décembre 9, 2019 à 2:18 pm

      Merci pour ton commentaire et tes félicitations Igor. Heureux qu'ils aient travaillé pour vous. J'utilise maintenant un mélange de pinceaux AO et de pinceaux de maquillage en fonction de la rugosité ou de la douceur que je souhaite que la texture soit

  • octobre 29, 2021 à 10:57 pm

    Je ne comprends pas comment vous dites qu'on peut se procurer des pinceaux de maquillage bon marché dans une pharmacie. Je viens de vérifier les prix dans une pharmacie locale et le pinceau unique le moins cher qu'ils ont est $14 et le plus cher est près de 100. pourquoi le «f» aurais-je un pinceau de maquillage quand je peux obtenir un Winsor et Newton ou toute autre marque destinée à miniatures pour moins cher dans un magasin de loisirs que dans une stupide pharmacie.


Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire le spam. Découvrez comment vos données de commentaire sont traitées .