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#1 JorgeC

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 18:47

Hey!
 
After a few months lolly-gagging on the forums, I finally took the time (and initiative) to introduce myself.
 
I'm currently a postgraduate and a reborn FP-user (from my early teens, where I actually acquired a bit of $$ buying and selling pens on the Bay) who realized that if I'm going to spend the next 10 years studying and scribbling down notes, I might as well enjoy every minute of it!
 
I just wanted to say hello and show you a few pics of one of my favorite pens so far - a TWSBI Micarta 
 
One of things I love most about this pen, is that its unique material allows for some 'customization' to be done to it.
 
A few months ago, I bought and sold another Micarta that had some 'gold' work done to the characters and numbers on the cap. (I thank the first owner of that Micarta for giving me the idea!)
 
 
On this Micarta, I wanted something a little more subtle, yet still eye-catching, so I colored in the etchings with J. Herbin's 1670 RH. Reason? to get that cool sheen of course!
 
 
In normal light, the writings just look dark/black as normal. But in a specific light, they will shine that bright green that we are all familiar with in the Rouge Hematite ink. And thankfully, on the pen, the non-waterproof ink is pretty resistant when I tested it with water on the pen (so at least it stays on there and not my hands lol).

 

I'm mostly glad that they are only green in certain light, though, because it would be a little obnoxious if they were constantly shining green IMO.
So here are some links to the pictures, some in the light, and some out of light.
 
Btw, I also applied Noodler's Dragon's Napalm to the entire pen, to give it a little darker/redder hue. So far, the ink has not gotten on my hands at all. 
 

 

Let me know what you think!

 
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#2 RMN

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 19:19

Hi Jorge, nice to see your introduction. A belated  :W2FPN:

 

 

I have no TWSBI pens, myself. I like the look of this one.

 

Be sure to post this in the Chinese subforum as well, as TWSBI is from ROC and the folks in the forum there might like to see your pictures, too.

 

Enjoy the forum

 

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#3 JorgeC

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 19:39

Thank you D.ick! I'll post it there as well

 

Jorge



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 19:45

Welcome to the Fpn. We are glad to have you here.

#5 mr2txaggie

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 20:50

Howdy,

Welcome to the FPN. I don't have a TWSBI either, I too have heard that there are a lot of happy owners. Thanx for the pix.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 21:17

Hello and welcome!

Realy nice looking pen :)



#7 85AKbN

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 00:22

:W2FPN:



#8 PAKMAN

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:03

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#9 Clancy

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:07

Hello Jorge. Greetings and welcome to FPN :thumbup: Good to have you here with us.


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#10 Wahl

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 13:58

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#11 Sasha Royale

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 20:12

Welcome !  

 

Nice touch at personalizing the pen.  Please share more photos as you get them.  


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 18:07

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :)
I'm really glad you've joined us.

 

Best wishes,
VirtuThe3rd







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