I should start this by explaining that my wife owns her own nail salon and has for a number of years ordered the stock to be delivered to our home address rather than her work address to give the best chance of actually receiving the goods when someone is there for delivery. This means that I get to see what she has ordered while she unpacks everything to check that its all there. Its on one of these occasions that I see a number of products designed and sold by Shein for the beauty industry that I realised could be quite useful to model makers. After a brief look at the pricing of these items I immediately opened the laptop and started to create a shopping list of lots of items that I thought could prove useful to me. Well I have received all of these goods and I thought I would write a combined review page of what they are, how much they cost and most importantly how they compare against the products that I have bought from the model making industry that cost significantly more:
X50 pack of detail brushes. Cost £1.50
In terms of quality and performance I would say that these are most definitely on par with Army painter and when I eventually use up my supply I will most definitely purchase another packet. Now please don't mis-understand and think that I am describing these brushes to be of the highest possible quality on par with some of the best artist brushes money can buy; they are not! These brushes are useful in the sense that you won't be afraid to throw them directly into the recycling bin once they lose their crisp point. You won't be afraid to use one to blend intricate colour details on a face or uniform and worry about damaging it. You won't be concerned with using one to apply a pinpoint amount of superglue for a photo-etch part thereby ensuring that in 60 seconds time its useless for anything else. As a multi-purpose brush that can satisfy the model maker for the most intricate detail painting or for the most mundane tasks that are normally reserved for a brush that has seen better days; you can't do much better than 50 of them for £1.50.
100 piece sanding disc set. Cost £4.75
As you have probably deduced from the above images, this set is designed for filing away those hard earned callouses from long days standing on your feet. They are however fantastic for a mini-grinder that so many of us use. The flat face means that we can mount these into the machine and use as a mini sanding disc for those parts that need material removed but you always seem to hand file in a contour that you didn't want to. They are also brilliant as quick sprue cut cleaners from parts and I recently used on some rubber tyres to remove the unsightly seam that runs along the centre.