Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro line Brushes coming to Kickstarter

By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 15th, 2014

Games & Gears and Ichiban Studios are teaming up to bring you the next generation of their miniature painting brushes. They’re coming to Kicsktarter on the 25th, but will only be there for 20 days. So be prepared.


From the announcement:

Games & Gears & Ichiban Studios Proudly announced their next generation hobby brush line: Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro Line

Using the finest Sable hair in the market and an innovated handle design that is also another extension of a brush cap. We are proud to present the next generation of hobby brushes. Test & approved by Ichiban Studios a world renown miniature painting studio and more accreditations to follow from more master painters. This is built to be the ultimate hobby brush.

“From the inception and birth of the Pro Studio series, to the creation of the Master Hybrid Series. We knew we would do a single ended brush. As long as it innovated and leads the market in quality, price and delivery and we have just that. Thanks our Games & Gears community and because of their purchases of our products, we have managed to re-invest and continue to make awesome products. This for them, the miniature gaming community.” Games & Gears Creative Gamer.

“Ichiban Studio is proud of associating itself with Games & Gears in this collaboration. We have been developing, testing and working on these brushes for almost a year now and to finally see them hit the market is fantastic. The whole concept behind these new brushes was to create a brush that will be comfortable and will perform well for painters that put many hours into their brushes. With that in mind we have created a brush that has the perfect weight, a size that doesn’t fatigue your hand. At Ichiban studio I find myself traveling a lot to conventions and painting competition and it was a must have in this line of brushes that we could offer a brush that was travel friendly but without it looking or feeling like a travel brush. With all that and the hard work the Games & Gears Ichiban Studio Pro line was born.” Hugo Matte, Ichiban Studios

Games & Gears LLP, is a leading innovative hobby product led design company. With many product collaborations within the table top gaming industry. Games & Gears has cultivated a fan-driven community who have experienced their highly acclaimed award-winning hobby brushes and innovative products such as the 7th Samurai brush stand. With their imminent launch of Games & Gears battle boards, Warsmith Terrain line, and more innovative products to come. They aim to create a better hobby experience for gamers across the world.

Ichiban Studio, is a professional painting studio service that offers miniature painting services to private clients and companies. Ichiban Studio’s work has been features in many media outlet including Games workshop magazine, ForgeWorld website, coolminiornot Annuals and top last 7 days. Also Ichiban Studio’s work have been rewarded with 7 Golden Demons and even the prestigious Slayer Sword.

Kickstarter to go live on April the 25th 2014. Limited to 20 days only! So make sure you get it in whilst it still lasts! 500 pledges split into two rewards will be dispatched in June 2014. The rest of the reward September 2014 to be dispatched and delivered on time.

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  • estrus

    Their last line of brushes go some bad, bad reviews.

  • 4tonmantis

    Yay, brushes named after an overrated miniature painter.. lemme throw out my W&N and switch to these immediately..

  • mathieu

    Well, this is not for me since I’d never buy a brush before trying it in the store first, but I’m surprised by the design they chose. Comparing it to the R8404 or W&N7 (which are definitely the two most recommended brushes), it looks like the bristles are much shorter and the belly much skinnier. Closer to a W&N7 miniature, actually, which very few painters prefer over its regular counterpart…

    Is there a reason for this choice? Or is the picture giving an inaccurate impression? Speaking of pictures do you have comparison shots to other, well known and established brushes?

    Also, is there anything that locks the cap/body in place?

  • I can’t really speak as to the quality of this line, but based on first hand experience of their previous Kickstarter set of brushes I won’t be touching these. Caveat emptor.