01-16-2013, 07:00 PM
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The new recruits have arrived to training camp and I can't wait to put these guys through their paces. So far they are a good looking bunch and I have high hopes for them. The Mighty Midget appears to be mighty small, especially in my mitts- it's received good reviews though so hopefully it proves to be a performer.

A couple pleasant surprises: the 81052 came with a stand which was unexpected- not that I really use stands, but a nice touch none the less. Also, the handle on the 10275 appears to be solid- I've seen a couple comments stating that the two parts of the handle turn on each other- not sure if this occurs over time, but the handle on the one I received seems to be glued together well.

I'll be putting together a more detailed performance assessment once I've had a chance to see what these brushes can do.

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 01-16-2013, 07:06 PM
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Tom, that is a nice trio of Omegas you have there!

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 01-16-2013, 07:11 PM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations, I'm thinking of recruiting the MM too!

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 01-16-2013, 07:21 PM
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  • Johnny
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What kind of hair does that Mighty Midget have, boar/badger? I may have to consider one for travel.

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 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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(01-16-2013, 07:21 PM)Johnny Wrote: What kind of hair does that Mighty Midget have, boar/badger? I may have to consider one for travel.

Johnny, the MM has mixed hair (boar/badger). As for the grade of badger I'm not sure, the hair is on the darker side so maybe pure or best?

Edit: it will also easily fit into an empty pill container, making it an ideal travel companion size wise.

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 01-16-2013, 07:31 PM
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Congratulations, Tom! Great looking brushes.

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 01-16-2013, 07:35 PM
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  • WmNeumann
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Hi Tom, I like the idea of adding a MM to my collection. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

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 01-16-2013, 07:35 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Just love those little guys! Congrats!

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 01-16-2013, 07:45 PM
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  • Teiste
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Tom , you are into the Omega club Biggrin Where have I seen those brushes before? The 81052 is an excellent brush but the same I can say about the 10275.Enjoy them.

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 01-16-2013, 07:50 PM
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(01-16-2013, 07:45 PM)Teiste Wrote: Tom , you are into the Omega club Biggrin Where have I seen those brushes before? The 81052 is an excellent brush but the same I can say about the 10275.Enjoy them.

Teiste- your recent reviews and videos have convinced me that I need more Omegas Thumbsup

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 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM
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Congrats on the new trio, enjoy!

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 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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Good bunch of recruits!

Tiny brushes just turn me on; I suppose I like their efficiency since I don't travel much. When I do it's by auto and the travel brush stays out until it's dry. Not very practical for other means of travel unless you wear the natural fiber brush on a "call" lanyard around your neck until it dries.

I've been using a Mighty Midget for quite a few days now since it needs to be broken in (I'm also lathering it 3x/day). At first it had noticeable scritch, not so much now. I'll need to pay more attention to it tomorrow. BTW, I face lather with a swirling motion.

It's a great Face Lather brush; a very capable performer that's useable not only as a travel brush but as quite a credible every day brush despite it's size. It called the Mighty Midget for a reason right? It's by far my smallest boar (yes I know, boar badger mix) but not small in performance.

BTW, ALL of the Omega brushes that use that handle fit inside a small Rx pill bottle. That includes the silvertip 599.

Now I need to go give mine it's 3rd lather of the day.

Johnny I don't want to turn the thread, but you might want to wait on getting a travel brush just a bit. I have a Muhle Silvertip fibers aluminum tube travel brush coming in one of these days (any day now). I plan to review it, and to me anyway, a synthetic just typifies the perfect travel brush. Put it away wet and who cares? It'll handle that. Natural fibers won't handle that abuse as well for any length of time. With shipping I paid less than $40 so it won't break the bank.

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 01-16-2013, 10:04 PM
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Turn it Brian Biggrin...no doubt synthetics make the best travel brushes...my current travel brush is my H.I.S., it comes with it's own travel bag and luggage tag Biggrin. Needless to say I'm looking for something smaller so I'll keep an eye out for your review.

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 01-16-2013, 10:42 PM
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Congrats. MM is a show stealer!Badger

Badger

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 01-16-2013, 10:46 PM
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Google it Tom.

It's (If memory serves) a 19mm knot and a lower loft than is normal for their "normal" (ie.non travel) 19mm brush.

Since I'm on a synthetic exploratory kick at the moment I'm eagerly anticipating it's arrival. But I'll still, so as not not to hijack this thread, review it in a virgin thread.

It's your thread and your thunder my friend.

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 01-17-2013, 05:09 AM
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  • Howler
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I have the Midget, you will enjoy it.Great looking trio of Omega Brushes.

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 01-17-2013, 09:41 AM
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I made a point of looking for the scritch in my MM today. The brush overall is getting better, but the same scritch is still there. Undoubtedly from the badger. Silvertip it isn't, but then it doesn't sell for silvertip prices either.

Please don't read the above as though I'm putting the MM down. I still think it performs quite nicely for the $ spent.

I probably should get a Lil' Bambino to complete the collection of that family of Omega handles.

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