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Finally Here! - Colors Of Australia!

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#21 Lord Epic

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 16:15

 

Absolutely.  In the New Year.

 

Wonderful. Might just have to buy some back for several reasons - as gifts, to PIF, to use whatnot...

 

Looking forward! :D

 

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:34

My samples arrived today, thanks Kevin!

 

Only had a chance to play around with Sydney Harbour Blue so far, but first impressions are - saturated, free-flowing and the colour reminds me of Sailor Yama-Dori with no sheen/ Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-Yo and Diamine Twilight. Will try to get a review up once I've had a bit more time to play around with it, and try it in different pens.

 

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There's a touch more green than the scan shows.


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#23 dcwaites

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 10:39

I received a set of Colours of Aus samples today

 

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I couldn't get the scan to give me all the colours accurately. The only one that is seriously wrong is Uluru Red which really has a red/brown ochre tinge to it.

 

Compare the release versions to the earlier test versions -

 

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 17:54

Barrier Reef Blue, in a slightly wet pen will give you a nice sheen.

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 22:50

Oh - two words: Blue Diamond! :D


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 22:56

I received a set of Colours of Aus samples today

 

 

Interesting... Black Stump has a purple tinge .. Barrier Reef is very BRIGHT and lighter (Anyone wants a good Blue Diamond look a like?) .. and Uluru is not as red.

 

I really need this set of inks.     I might get it for Christmas...  ;)

 

 

 

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 00:27

The real new Uluru Red is partway between my top scan and the bottom scan at 4%.

 

The Barrier Reef Blue seems to give me different colours in different pens on different papers. Scan above shows a bright blue, from a dipped FP nib on Tomoe River paper. However, in a fine-nibbed Sonnet, on office white copy paper, shows as a darker blue with green overtones.

 

The new Black Stump Black gives you the black black of charcoal, with bits of lighter ashes, just as you would get on a burnt-out stump.

 

Sydney Harbour Blue has shading, shading, shading and more shading.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 00:53

Sydney Harbour Blue has shading, shading, shading and more shading.

 

 

What is our unit of shading?    Do we have one?


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 01:55

 

 

What is our unit of shading?    Do we have one?

 

Umbrellas?


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 03:58

Very pleased to see these. There is a problem in being absent for so long. The ink reviews look good and I am happy to support an Australian company. The colours and sizes are right for me. There will be an order in the new year.
Very pleased to see your pens on Justwrite, too. Very impressive.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:08

I got my samples too. Dip a dip pen to see the colors and then chose to put a bit of Sydney Harbour Blue in my Noodlers Flex. Did s bit of writing, signed a few forms. The impressed me. There was some nice shading making it bro interesting and the ink dried very fast on the copy paper. Then my pen did a Noodlers on me and spit out the rest. So I'm trying to decide what pen to fill to really run it through its paces.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 10:23

I am immediately drawn to Sydney Harbour Blue and after DavidW's comments also Stump Black. 

 

I'm trying very hard to not accumulate inks and have a couple of blues and a black at the moment but these are certainly on my list. 



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:23

Just put in an order for the two blues and the green. They should be here in a day or two, which is just as well as I'm in the middle of a pen clean-out and rotation phase.


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 14:20

 

 

What is our unit of shading?    Do we have one?

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 18:37

i really like the black stump and the barrier reef blue one!  :wub:



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Posted 16 December 2015 - 18:21

I like the old Barrier Reef Blue.  How can we get some of that??  :D

 

The new Harbour Blue looks so lovely!



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:50

Tragedy - I was sent a set of sample bottles of the new Colours of Aus. The Daintree Green was only opened once to do post #23 above. I just now opened it again, and I have the Dreaded SITB. 

 

Quelle horreur!!! 

 

Slimy strings of gloop dripping off the end of my dip pen. 

 

I really hope it was just a pre-production glitch.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:55

Without a doubt, my favorite brand of ink. The colors are awesome. They are incredibly well behaved. I will not let these inks run out....ever!

Great job Kevin and the Just Write Team!

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 18:46

DCWaites, let me know. I've opened mine - no problems.


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 21:14

DCWaites, let me know. I've opened mine - no problems.

 

Mine was good to begin with, I don't know what happened.

Anyway, it's a good excuse to order a set of 30ml bottles.

 

Must remember to sterilise the dip pen I used...


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