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#41 Cyber6

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 20:54

I put my order in for 14 inks.  I had real trouble narrowing it down.  In the end I got basically every blue except the Australian sky, and then for non blues I got the khaki, the spearmint, and I gave a shot to the grape on evergreen as well.   :)

 

Thanks for the pictures, Claudia!

 

Awesome!!!.. I am waiting on Moss and Claret..  Left Barosa Grape for another day, will love to see a sample writing of that one once you get them.    :D

 

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 21:01

I'll show a sample of Barosa when I get it, Cyber6. :)


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 21:06

I'll show a sample of Barosa when I get it, Cyber6. :)

 

Excellent !!!  :D


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 00:32

 

He is, isn't he....  and Your line up is EXCELLENT.... those are all my favorites... you only need to add Jade and Chocolate to have my top list...  :D :D

 

 

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Jade was one of the ones I was juggling in the air!  I am curious too about Moss and Copper and Turquoise and ... 



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:21

 

Jade was one of the ones I was juggling in the air!  I am curious too about Moss and Copper and Turquoise and ... 

 

 

Moss and Copper are on the way to me... I will update the thread once I get them.  :D :D

 

 

 

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 23:35

Here are a few more colours, on white Tomoe.

The Copper is a lovely brown metallic when wet but dries very pink; it reminds me slightly of Kingdom Note Mycena Pura. It's not a saturated ink.

The Burgundy is a big disappointment; it's just a slightly more saturated version of Royal Red. It's far too light & orange and is like no Burgundy I've ever seen. I even thought there might have been a batch mix up. I'm not a fan of Oster reds.

The Moss is a nice grey-leaning shade of green. Quite subtle. Shades nicely.

Australian Sky is a clear turquoise colour. I like it; its freshness appeals to me. Has some nice subtle shading.

Pics have already been posted of Bondi Blue but I included it here as a comparator for the Australian Sky.

Barossa Grape is interesting. Like Oster Claret (which I've included as a comparator) it goes down with strong purple/red tones, then dries with a distinctive grey-silver cast. His "wine" theme inks are well worth trying I think.

So I have 14 of his inks & I think they're variable in their characteristics. Some are excellent (Deep Sea is outstanding) but others are run-of-the-mill and need super-wet and/or broad nibs to show their true colours. Or the colours are just slightly boring......

It's good that we were able to signpost these new Australian inks to you US & Canadian colleagues & you're giving Mr Oster your business. I hope you like your new ones when they arrive Cyber6.....

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 00:07

The Burgundy is a big disappointment; it's just a slightly more saturated version of Royal Red. It's far too light & orange and is like no Burgundy I've ever seen. I even thought there might have been a batch mix up. I'm not a fan of Oster reds.

 

 

Thanks Migo...   I understand and agree with you about Burgundy, is not a real "burgundy"... BUT, I DO LOOOOVE my "Robert Oster's Burgundy"... I find it very rich and sheeny and is like a richer redder ancient copper.    I really like it, and don't care that it doesn't fit the name.   "A rose by any other name.... "  ;)

 

 

Waiting on Moss too... I know I am going to love that one... :wub: :wub:

 

 

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:49

 

 

Thanks Migo...   I understand and agree with you about Burgundy, is not a real "burgundy"... BUT, I DO LOOOOVE my "Robert Oster's Burgundy"... I find it very rich and sheeny and is like a richer redder ancient copper.    I really like it, and don't care that it doesn't fit the name.   "A rose by any other name.... "  ;)

 

 

Waiting on Moss too... I know I am going to love that one... :wub: :wub:

 

 

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I get very little, or no, sheen from my Oster Burgundy, even on Tomoe, and it nearly bleed through the paper. I really don't like his reds, either the shades or behaviour.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 11:30

As I have said elsewhere, I got four Jinhao X-750s for use in ink testing. Below are four of the inks I got from Robert Oster at about the same time.

 

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The names at the beginning of each line is the Pen, one with Sparkle, one with Gold, one a checked Harlequin and the last in Chrome. 

 

This was just a simple compare of the four blues, although Tranquility is much more of a green. Bondi Blue is a nice 'happy' ink, Blue Denim has pretensions of teal, and School Blue is a nice business respectable mild blue-black.

 

Why didn't I use the free Jinfaries that came with the inks? Well, I have tried a couple, and I need to do work on each nib to make me happy with them. They all had a bit of baby-bottom, whereas I could use the X-750s out of the box.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 15:29

Thank you all for the pictures.  I'm glad I skipped Moss - it's really not my perferred colour scheme.  I'll stick with Tokiwau-matsu as my main deviation into that colour group.

 

I'm sad to see Barossa Grape though.  It looks SUPER grey, and I'm really not into that gray/purple zone.  I'll give it a shot, but most likely I'll sell it with all my unwanted sailor ink at the DC show.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 18:50

I kind of like that Copper Brown, weird as it is. And Tranquility has potential, too.



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 23:12

The Bondi Blue, Blue Denim & Burgundy look real nice.  Bondi Blue reminds me of Iro. Kon-Peki.



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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:52

Latest update, Green Green has been dropped, and replaced with Red Orange.

Also a number of inks are now available in 100ml bottles.

50 ml bottles are now $9.99, and $100 ml bottles are $15.99 (proper Australian dollars, not those green US things).


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:02

I have done a simple comparison of the set of R.Oster inks I have so far. The title along the top and down the sides is done in FPS #9, the rest of is done in the named inks.

 

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The paper is Rhodia A5 notebook, the pen is a Huashilai 3000 nib in a dip pen holder and the swipes were done with  cotton swabs.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:07

I have done a simple comparison of the set of R.Oster inks I have so far.

 

 

DUDE!!!...  You almost have the whole ROS set of inks...  :D :D   :thumbup:

 

 

Waiting on some more for me... Moss, Barossa, Dark Chocolate, and others..  :puddle: :puddle:

 

 

C.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:29

 

 

DUDE!!!...  You almost have the whole ROS set of inks...  :D :D   :thumbup:

 

 

Waiting on some more for me... Moss, Barossa, Dark Chocolate, and others..  :puddle: :puddle:

 

 

C.

 

Not quite. Only 17 out of 30+

 

I don't have the Moss, Barossa or Chocolates, or Khaki or Olive. Those are mostly colours that don't appeal to me. 


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 19:35

Well, I do have the ones you listed as not having.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 14:15

Just got an email from Robert Oster Signature Inks...

 

A special for FPN members and Facebook.. (He is now on Facebook)... B) B)

 

"For the current colour selection (minus Graphite and Black) at  AU$7.64 per 50ml bottle plus shipping"

 

 

Don't know if there is a time limit on this.. but this is better than the Paid for 6 bottles and get 7 deal at AU$9.99/bottle.  :D :D

 

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 14:44

Ooooo..... Yellow Sunset, Fire Engine Red, Tranquility, and Torquay are all going to have to go on my "wish list", I think!

 

Very confusing about how to go about ordering from his ebay page, as it's in Oz, and my sign-in info is for the US, and won't log me in over in Oz-Land's website.  Sigh.  Why does everything seem so difficult for ME?  I'm sure it's easy for most of you, but I simply cannot figure it out.


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 15:16

Irish... Just email him directly. Signature@Robertoster.com


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Edited by Cyber6, 29 May 2016 - 15:20.

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