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#31 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 20:39

ooh, I don't have any Brown, but I do have King's Gold. I went with a different idea, Noodler's Habanero. Incidentally, how do you like the Plaisir? I like mine- got it in medium ,but wouldn't mind trying a fine (which I'll probably have to get from a Preppy). I could see getting more than just one of these b/c they really do write so well and are especially attractive.


I like it just fine. I think mine is M, too, and since I'm a big fan of how the Preppys write, this seems to write as well but the pearl-gold color is really beautiful.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:12

I got to try a Plaisir fine nib today, I think I may like it even more than the medium! I may be looking for a cheap "gold" preppy to switch its nib into my Plaisir.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 13:07

Jetpens prolly still has them.

So both of your Plaisirs are gold? I have the one gold Plaisir, but Preppys in every color in both F and M.

Now on to my borthday pen... A Waterman Carene in Shimmering Sands, which is a kind of bronzy-blacky-red finish. I had an old Waterman cart in red. Mostly dried out. Pipetted a little J Herbin Lie de The, followed by a little water. I was aiming for a barrel match but the color's not writing true yet.

The nib is a B. just a massive blob of gold metal. I love it. Hope I can figure out how to take and post pics from this device.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 15:52

Looking forward to seeing your photos, Sailor Kenshin. :vbg:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 16:52

I wonder if I can get this to work...



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No. I'm hopeless...it'll have to wait till tonight.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:10

Wow! That is a match! I love the rich, robust red!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:03

Jetpens prolly still has them.

So both of your Plaisirs are gold? I have the one gold Plaisir, but Preppys in every color in both F and M.

Now on to my borthday pen... A Waterman Carene in Shimmering Sands, which is a kind of bronzy-blacky-red finish. I had an old Waterman cart in red. Mostly dried out. Pipetted a little J Herbin Lie de The, followed by a little water. I was aiming for a barrel match but the color's not writing true yet.

The nib is a B. just a massive blob of gold metal. I love it. Hope I can figure out how to take and post pics from this device.

Oh no, I only have one Plaisir. I got to try the other one (with the fine nib) at the Atlanta ITP Pen Posse meeting. I only have my gold one, but I am also digging the green one to tell you the truth.




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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:10

Those pearly barrels really are purdy.

Can't stand my handwriting, but here we go again. Turns out I have more than one cart of Skrip Peacock ink, and turns out I really love the color, even in an undisputably green pen:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 18:42

I got a green translucent NNS as a gift just recently. Right now it has a purple ink in it (which was leftover in the cart, apparently. I'll have to ask the person who gave it to me what brand it was, as I don't recall right this second. But when that is done, I need to find a good green to match that pen! Any suggestions?


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:10

Waterman green, Skrip green, both well-behaved. JH has Lierre Sauvage, with fewer blue undertones, and Vert Reseda, with more.

Those are the bottled inks that come to mind, that I actually use.

Green pen, purple ink. Interesting!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:27

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:12

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Woohoo! I like your taste. :thumbup:

Incidentally, I have my Lamy Safari Aquamarine filled with Waterman South Seas Blue. I just cannot upload it at the moment because I am over my upload limit. :headsmack:

But here is a link to it. I'll post the photo here as soon as my restrictions allow me to. :clap1:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:41

Woohoo! I like your taste. :thumbup:

Incidentally, I have my Lamy Safari Aquamarine filled with Waterman South Seas Blue. I just cannot upload it at the moment because I am over my upload limit. :headsmack:

But here is a link to it. I'll post the photo here as soon as my restrictions allow me to. :clap1:


Wow :yikes: your fine nib writes really broad, or is that just the ink?
Waterman SSB is a much better match than what I have. Love it!

Also, what paper are you using, it looks pretty neat!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:45

The paper is the ivory 85g Clairefontaine. I was actually using one of my first Quo Vadis Habana notebooks. The paper is really gorgeous.

I think my fine writes like a broad because of the ink. Waterman is always quite watery. Been thinking of shifting to EF. What ink did you use in your LE Aquamarine?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:52

The paper is the ivory 85g Clairefontaine. I was actually using one of my first Quo Vadis Habana notebooks. The paper is really gorgeous.

I think my fine writes like a broad because of the ink. Waterman is always quite watery. Been thinking of shifting to EF. What ink did you use in your LE Aquamarine?


Ah, that's lovely as I was actually considering getting that exact Clairefontaine.
The ink I used was Lamy turquoise - my favourite turquoise, actually. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:06

The Quo Vadis is just heavenly. And I love that they have different color covers for the Habana Smooth notebooks. I'm such a sucker for color. But I'm sure you already figured that out! :roflmho:

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 20:34

Here's a new one. What a pity that I can't find any stores that carry the Montblanc British Racing Green these days. I love this ink.



Thank you very much for the picture of ink and pen.
Great picture, great ink, great pen, great writing example.

I love the tortoise pelikans, owning a M400 from the 80s and a 400NN both with BB nibs.

As a fan of dark green and brown inks
I use(d) besides various blacks

Diamine Umber (darkened with some black)
Diamine GreenBlack
Waterman Havanna (darkened with black)
Diamine Chocolate Brown
J. Herbin Cacao du Brasil

But your example of British Racing Green is tempting.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 21:11

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 21:22

I have been thinking of this, what color ink might go well with a matte/pearlized gold? It's not shiny by any means , but has more of a smoothness about it. Lemme see if I can find an example...

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any ideas?


I think Diamine Raw Sienna would be worth a try.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:15

I have to look that up, especially since the Noodler's Habanero I initially put in the pen has almost been used completely!


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:52

Now I can't wait for the other Lamy I purchased, because the Diamine ink for it as already here.


I'm not gonna go all apey on this kick, but I do have a few matches. My first match was a Noodler Ahab in Vulcan's Coral to go with Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel. I was lucky enough to recently snag a Ruby Al-Star for my Diamine Ruby ink. My bright red Noodler Creaper happily holds Diamine Wild Strawberry. Which ink would you get to match the ocean blue Al-Star, which I think is an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue. I have Diamine Sapphire Blue, but that ain't it.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:40

[Which ink would you get to match the ocean blue Al-Star, which I think is an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue. I have Diamine Sapphire Blue, but that ain't it.


I think either Diamine Sargasso Sea or J. Herbin Bleu Ocean would be a good match for the Lamy Al-Star Ocean Blue.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 20:06

I have been thinking of this, what color ink might go well with a matte/pearlized gold? It's not shiny by any means , but has more of a smoothness about it. Lemme see if I can find an example...

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any ideas?

 

From the color palette the these ink colors will match fine:

Complimentary:

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Analogous:

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Tetradic:

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Though I would not try the white ink  :P


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