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Posted 16 February 2014 - 18:11

Hi all,

Last week I've finally designed the streamline Kingsize bulk filler version.

And after 3 days work in my shop Ive just finished the prototype.

The cap can be posted easily with no risks of cracking the cap entry. since the cap entry does not touch the barrel during posting.

The pen has a comparable size to a Pelikan 1000  or a Montblanc 149, ink intake is 3ml...

Some dimensions: 
- Length closed: 148 mm 
- Cap-off: 140 mm 
 -Cap posted: 168 mm 
- Filled Weight: 32 grams 
- Weight without cap: 22 grams 
- Max Cap Diameter: 17mm 
 - Maximum barrel diameter 16mm 

 - Minimum-diameter section: 12mm

As always your comments , critique and suggestions are very welcome !

Thanks, Francis

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#2 RMN

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 18:33

Looks good, Francis.

 

Is this the definitive colour for the ink-window? IMHO it does not really fit to the trim. But that's the only remark I have.

 

 

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 18:35

I would happily test this beauty for you if you need :D

The demo bulk filler is insanely beautiful, and the black one just takes the biscuit!

How much? Are they custom order?

Edit: to add, can the nib be coloured the same as the threads? Sort of anthracite type colour?

Edited by MBFan, 16 February 2014 - 18:36.

'PostedColourless green ideas sleep furiously- Noam Chomsky

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:54

interesting. which nib is that?



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:58

interesting. which nib is that?

Nib is 14K Size 8- the largest Bock makes...

Francis

PS : Note the nib unit is a BOCK screw-in cartridge featuring an ebonite feed.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:00

Looks good, Francis.

 

Is this the definitive colour for the ink-window? IMHO it does not really fit to the trim. But that's the only remark I have.

 

 

D.ick

 

Exactly what I was thinking a smokey grey one would look better.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:53



 

Exactly what I was thinking a smokey grey one would look better.

Thanks for your valued input, I agree a smokey gray ink window would look better !

Attached a new pictures showing the pen with a rhodium plated nib, surely fits better in my opinion...

Francis

 

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 13:06

Beautiful work. I too think a gray ink window would be the way to go. Love your nib choice. I think I might be able to get through a couple of days of writing between refills.

 

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 14:46

Very well done.  I agree with the comments on the color of the ink window, but otherwise it is a pen that I would gladly own and use.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 21:56

Looks good, Francis.

 

Is this the definitive colour for the ink-window? IMHO it does not really fit to the trim. But that's the only remark I have.

 

 

D.ick

Thanks D.ick !

As for the ink window, I agree its not coherent with the titanium furniture.

As suggested in one of the reactions, I'll try a "smoked grey" ink window!

Francis



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 22:05

Thanks D.ick !

As for the ink window, I agree its not coherent with the titanium furniture.

As suggested in one of the reactions, I'll try a "smoked grey" ink window!

Francis

I have an additional question.

your Bulkfiller system needs a straight, smooth barrel to function. Is this a massive barrel (so quite heavy), or does it have a separate system inside?

 

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 22:13

I have an additional question.

your Bulkfiller system needs a straight, smooth barrel to function. Is this a massive barrel (so quite heavy), or does it have a separate system inside?

 

D.ick

The barrel is effectively solid , although the closed /posted weight of the filled pen is only 32 grams, and the weight without cap: 22 grams.

Francis

PS : I've added all technical specs in my initial post 



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 22:33

Nice. It's a good looking pen, and I like the larger the size and big nib.

As others have suggested, I'd prefer a grey or clear ink window. A Ruthenium plated nib might look good with the brushed Titanium trim. The Rhodium plated nib and trim combination also looks great.



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 00:40

Hello Francis,

Very nice pen, I love the fact it can be posted. Magnificent design.

A clear or grey window?

Grts.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 01:44

I LOVE it!!! I own the streamline demonstrator, but much prefer this larger nib. I agree that being able to post the cap is also a plus.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 20:09

hi Francis

 

A beautiful pen. In combination with the rhodium plating it looks absolutely stunning!!!

And the a nice, big juicy 1.2 stub. Mmmmm ... a delight to look at.

 

Will Conid take this model in production? If so, I will postpone my pen buying ;=))

This pen ticks all the right boxes: size, weight, ink volume, big nib, stub, rhodium colour.

 

Rob



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:04

Hi Rob,

Thanks for your reaction !

his version will surely go in production.

I expect it will become available as from June 2014

Francis

 

 

PS to all : The Bulk filler concept remains fully modular, so the ink window is easily exchanged.

CONID will make the ink window alternatively available in yellow , green, smokey grey and neutral.

One can even exchange the ink window in a later stage!

 

hi Francis

 

A beautiful pen. In combination with the rhodium plating it looks absolutely stunning!!!

And the a nice, big juicy 1.2 stub. Mmmmm ... a delight to look at.

 

Will Conid take this model in production? If so, I will postpone my pen buying ;=))

This pen ticks all the right boxes: size, weight, ink volume, big nib, stub, rhodium colour.

 

Rob



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 20:05

Hello Francis,

 

Just one question, can the threads between barrel and grip section be ordered in black?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:34

Hello Francis,

 

Just one question, can the threads between barrel and grip section be ordered in black?

Hi Opooh,

Avoiding any risks for fretting and threading wear over time ,the barrel threads sleeve is made from titanium.

This combines well with the titanium furniture in our opinion.

We could evaluate making the thread sleeve from black Ketron Peek.

Francis



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Posted 22 February 2014 - 14:36

Hi all,

Had a meeting with Werner at CONID yesterday.,

Since the complete pen is modular, and one can easily replace/ exchange the ink window, we decided in offering alternatively the following colors.

Yellow- as shown- light green, smokey grey and neutral .

So one can choice upfront and even in a later stage go for another color.

Francis



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 00:29

That is fantastic Francis! I very much like that you're using the modular nature of these pens to allow for the many possible variants that might suit a buyer (e.g. in that catalogue you linked to recently). Great stuff.



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 08:50

Excellent Francis!! Simply stunning!!

 

I guess I wouldn't mind having this as a daily writer.  ;)

 

Any chance of seeing one with gold coloured trimmings to complement the gold nib?



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 18:19

Can these be pre-ordered like the demonstrator streamlines? My SL bulk filler is the best pen I own and I've been waiting for this version!

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 22:22

Can these be pre-ordered like the demonstrator streamlines? My SL bulk filler is the best pen I own and I've been waiting for this version!

Hi Bostonfin,

Glad to read you are happy with your Bulk filler !

Both the streamline and flat top versions of the Kingsize Bulk filler will become available as from mid June this year.

First there is the LE edition" Centenary of the Big War 1914-2014" series of 10 flat tops and10 streamlines in the Tibaldi Imperior  bleu marbled celluloid.

For price and reservations, please contact directly CONID :werner@conid.be.

Further on the King size will also be fabricated in black HR, various swirled and striated HR patterns, acrylic and also in black Delrin (POM).

When interested also contact Werner.

Note I've posted in the "First Stop" forum on 2 Kingsize celluloid prototypes I've just finished in my shop.

Unfortunately I only had material to make one of each, so i did not want to post on these in "The Mall"

But at least you can see both the new "Flat top" and "streamline" versions there.

Francis



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:03

Hi francis,

 

Will those LE editions be postable or non postable?



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:33

Hi francis,

 

Will those LE editions be postable or non postable?

 

Given the fact approximately 50% of the potential buyers opt for posting, CONID decided making ALL Kingsize pens "postable"

Francis



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 13:51

 

Given the fact approximately 50% of the potential buyers opt for posting, CONID decided making ALL Kingsize pens "postable"

Francis

Good choice. That leaves the possibility to choose not to post to the non-posters (like me). The other way round there would be no choice at all.

 

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 23:01

Francis: these looks fantastic! Do you have a pic of a streamline Tibaldi celluloid kingsize?

 

Also: how many Bulkfillers is too many?  :P


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 00:40

Given the fact approximately 50% of the potential buyers opt for posting, CONID decided making ALL Kingsize pens "postable"
Francis

Does that also apply to the LE Tibaldi, or will that remain NON-postable?

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:52

Does that also apply to the LE Tibaldi, or will that remain NON-postable?

Hi Lsuk,

Yes, this will also apply for the L.E." In Flanders Fields 1914-2014 "Bulk fillers in Tibaldi Imperio celluloid.

I've started to make a prototype with the new shape in this material.

I expect to post  pictures in the week-end.

Francis