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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:04

I've gone through the five stages of grief with this ink (Sailor Bungbox Kabayaki of the Hamaneko Eel) which cannot be had for love or money unless their ink-sensei decides to make more.
The sixth stage, of course, is making a substitute.

2/3 Iroshizuku Yama-Guri, 1/4 Diamine Oxblood and a bit of Diamine Ancient Copper for the bit of yellow. It's simpler, but close enough for rock 'n' roll.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 02:11

I salute you, poor soul. I hate to heap hot coals upon you BUT do you have pictures to make us all eternally miserable?



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Posted 02 November 2015 - 19:20

Oh, yes, please, pictures.


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#4 sidthecat

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 20:08

I'll put something together - a before/after page. 

 

I figure there's only fifteen people who like this ink in the first place...it's so variable. 



#5 sidthecat

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:05

This is a decent sample for your delectation and also a sort of handwritten review.

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:22

Does adding Ancient Copper cause any nib crud in the mixture, when in use?

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 22:27

The ink seems to flow pretty freely in the pens I've filled with it. The other inks are all on the wet side, so it seems to balance out.

I've now added a bit of Noodler's Forest Green to the mix and a bit more Ancient Copper - the spread on Kleenex is red-to-green.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 00:39

Please continue to post your progress!

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#9 sidthecat

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 20:09

The current formulation is smooth and wet, and so far I haven't noticed a particulate issue:
21 ml Diamine Ancient Copper
4 ml Noodler's Forest Green
3 ml J. Herbin Vert Olive

It's close.

Edited by sidthecat, 21 November 2015 - 20:19.


#10 sidthecat

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 20:24

Here's an example on Filofax paper:

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 21:11

Oh! Looks a lot like MontBlanc Toffee Brown. You are getting close.

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#12 sidthecat

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 00:37

It shades well, which is something I really like about that ink. I may put a ml of Yama-Guri in it to make it a hair darker, but it may be close enough for rock 'n' roll.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:29

It's really gorgeous.







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