"I spent my first year of painting using cheap to moderate brushes, which is great when you are learning all the various techniques used in Mini painting, eventually I graduated to a W&N and I noticed the difference right away. Kolinsky brushes absorb the paint far better than others and release the paint beautifully. Its perfect for glazing and layering up and the tip is sharp enough that with a steady hand you will have no problem with eyes or freehand. You do have to take care of it though, wash it regularly with brush soap and give it a good turpentine bath once in awhile. The price might seem steep but trust me, you wont regret it."
"I've been painting miniatures since about 1995. I've used every cheap brush under the sun. Lots of them are okay and if I would have known what I know now, I would have bought these brushes. These are expensive and for the same price you can buy the combo packs of like 8-10 brushes of different sizes. So for starting out in the hobby, I wouldn't recommend them if you don't know if you're going to stick with it or not. These are an investment. But if you have the money, go for it. These can be used for other painting mediums and media than miniatures and acrylic paint. If you're on the fence, buy one and test it out, you'll be shocked as to how great these brushes are when you paint with them. These will last you if you take care of them. I suggest an air tight container (after brushes are dry) to keep out bugs like carpet beetles since they will eat these, some soap conditioner, and other standard brush care."