We celebrated an early birthday at my parents today, and Z got me two new brushes. They are Raphael 8404 kolinsky sable brushes. They are by far the nicest brushes I've worked with. I have been hesitant to get nicer brushes considering how hard I am on the cheap ones I usually get, but I'm tired of curling tips that make detail painting difficult. Hopefully they last longer so that they end up costing less over time. They can actually be ordered fairly affordibly at Secret Weapon Miniatures as well.