Hi all, I've been asked by Madbrush to help out with getting all that are keen to grab a brush and start pulling some lines. Firstly I'm not a pro at this by any means but I have done a little, so I would regard myself as a stage above beginners level. What I've done is attached a photo of what I started out with and believe me it was plenty to get you going especially if your on a budget. Number one rule don't go spending a heap of money until you think you are going to continue on with it. In the photo you can see my starter set up that got me going (From left to right) Empty fudge tin for a brush holder - One Shot black & One Shot white - Ordinary baby powder - One shot brush cleaner - Neatsfoot oil - Turpentine - Wax and grease remover - household windex. In front of that: two small metal tins - an old magazine - two Mack series 20 brushes (size 0 & 2) - Practice panel that I made up. I'll add the next couple of threads with some other tips to get you started.