I'm starting to research small, stubby brushes for one last addition to my stable. Something like my Rooney size 1 but with a wider knot and not much bigger loft (or or the Milk Churn but more dense). I'm wondering about the difference between the Chubby 1 and the Classic 2 in the Simpsons line. I've been at this awhile now but I've never used a Chubby so I'm curious. The price on it is a bit of a turnoff but not a dealbreaker if the little guy is really that good. On the other hand, the Classic 2 looks like a comparable alternative and I'm leaning toward it because of the ~24x46 specs. The Duke 3 is an outside contender since it's basically a Chubby 1 on a different handle, or so I've read anyway.
Any advice? Does the Chubby 1 just seem small and then the knot blooms hugely the first time you use it?