This is such a beautiful, detailed, and functional set. I love that the paint box and palette are real wood. I have the five-tube set, and apparently there is a variation in the paint tubes. One, which I'm sure is older, has metal tubes (it looks like the six-tube set had the same). The other has the same colors in plastic tubes. The metal tubes, while very realistic, are easily crumpled and probably easily torn. The original owner of my metal set told me that the yellow tube started leaking and had to be thrown out. Plus, another of the tubes looks a little corroded at the base. Although my inclination is to prefer anything made of metal over plastic, I think the switch to plastic in this particular case was probably wise.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2010 23:16:30 GMT -5 by geneva26