I debated scavenging/repurposing odds & ends (brushes, pigments, etc) in service of my Bromoil ambitions, or to purchase [dedicated] Bromoil supplies from David Lewis. The question is an obvious one -- a hefty price difference! As a beginner its difficult to *know* what makes sense. People will tell you to "start out slow", try different materials and go easy on the spending before deciding to make an investment. I bought the book (Derek Watkins), explored suggestions, visited art supply shops and did the usual homework online. At the end of it all, I decided to cut short the half-meaures and take the leap. Will post to let everyone know about my experience if the interest presents itself.
Another plug: I got my chemistry from Artcraft Chemicals. Reasonable prices and outstanding personalized service. Truly a gem in this day and age!
David Lewis - http://www.bromoil.com/Bromoil-Equipment-
Artcraft Chemicals - http://www.artcraftchemicals.com/products/
FTR: I am not affiliated with David Lewis, Artcraft Chemicals or Freestyle Photo.
Sounds good! Keep us posted on the progress!
how are things progressing? Any news on the bromoil front?