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Ranga Model 8B Group Buy- Infinite Beautiful Colour And Nib Choices

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#61 mpkandan

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 18:24

I hope you have good luck with the international shipping.   My last one had to be replaced by Kandan MP because it never arrived here in the United States.  Waiting for the replacement

 

Dear sir,

 

   Thanks for your patience. Your first package is returned to us on last week.

 

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#62 mpkandan

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 18:25

Woo hoo - my Ranga 8B arrived yesterday - Premium ebonite in Blue/ Pink/Pale Yellow Swirl!

 

Here's a pic of the pen on its own (with a black-coated JoWo nib unit I already had in my collection):

 

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And here's the pen in comparison to my Model 5, Model 4C (I think?), and Model 8.  It's the shortest pen tip-to-tip (by a small margin) - but definitely a little larger in diameter than the 8, with a perfectly-proportioned grip section (not that the narrower 8 is too narrow...).

 

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Thanks again to Mr M.P. Kandan his excellent communication - and to Mr M.S. Pandurangan for his amazing artistry!  This is my 8th ebonite pen from Ranga - probably time to stop buying more, but I said that after the last one...

Thanks a lot for your nice words Sir. Your Picture is indded great.

 

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#63 mpkandan

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 18:27

I look forward to that when you find the time! :) Meanwhile it's way past bedtime in my timezone.

Definitely interested in ordering now. The range of colors offered is dizzying and it's hard to choose! Will probably settle for the premium ebonite though, because I've been waiting for all of them to become available in a group buy setting. It has been a very long time!

If I do order this Ranga 8B will be my fourth Ranga pen (all group buys),and sixth ebonite pen in general.

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This is my current ebonite collection. From left to right: Ranga Model 5, Ranga Model 8 (regular), Ranga Model 4, Noodlers Konrad, Edison Morgan.

Isn't it interesting that we both have the Model 5 in the same ebonite, but the pattern has come through so differently! (For my pen the green is only visible on the grip section) It really goes to demonstrate the wild variations in ebonite patterns. Opening the box for the first time will yield a surprise!

Thanks for posting the great pic. Hope you like all the pens.

 

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#64 fpchris

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 19:30

My Pen arrived on Saturday - Shipping was very fast to Germany (10 Days).

 

I ordered the Premium Ebonite P5 Blue White Swirl Clipless with a Jowo Chrome Fine Nib. It is one of the Pens shown in the first Post  :lol:.

 

Ranga Model 8b - 1.jpg

 

And here is a little Comparison to some other Ranga Models (Majestic, Emperor and Model 3c):

 

Ranga Model 8b - 2.jpg

 

I need to try the pen throughout this week but i think the Model 8b could become my new Favorite. The Build Quality is amazing as always and the Blue White Ebonite is simply stunning. The section is very comfortable and quite different from my other Ranga Pens.

The communication and the whole Ordering Process was flawless.

Thank you M.P.Kandan for another great Group Buy!

 

 



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Posted 25 June 2018 - 21:11

 

Dear sir,

 

   Thanks for your patience. Your first package is returned to us on last week.

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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Pen arrived today in a fantastic package!  Thanks.  Who can ever understand what happens with international shipping?



#66 mpkandan

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 04:58

Pen arrived today in a fantastic package!  Thanks.  Who can ever understand what happens with international shipping?

Thank you Sir. Hope you will enjoy the pen

 

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#67 MBDostoevsky

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 04:24

Mine arrived yesterday in a well packed parcel...everything was perfect... excited to use all of them at once  :P

 

I would also like to raise my hat and appreciate the prompt response and excellent customer service of Mr. Kandan who has been instrumental in going out of the way to address his customer needs in all possible ways. His recommendations are always well thought out and meaningful to the customer... 

 

His level of customer service surely makes the overall experience better that one would expect. 

 

Looking forward to the next round of group buy! 



#68 mpkandan

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 07:24

Mine arrived yesterday in a well packed parcel...everything was perfect... excited to use all of them at once  :P

 

I would also like to raise my hat and appreciate the prompt response and excellent customer service of Mr. Kandan who has been instrumental in going out of the way to address his customer needs in all possible ways. His recommendations are always well thought out and meaningful to the customer... 

 

His level of customer service surely makes the overall experience better that one would expect. 

 

Looking forward to the next round of group buy! 

Thanks a lot Sir. Your motivation to Craftsmen like us keeps us going:)

Thanks for supporting our craft.

Your words propel us towards more custumer centric.

 Another Group buy is coming soon on a New model!!

 

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Kandan.M.P

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 09:17

Mine arrived yesterday in a well packed parcel...everything was perfect... excited to use all of them at once  :P

 

I would also like to raise my hat and appreciate the prompt response and excellent customer service of Mr. Kandan who has been instrumental in going out of the way to address his customer needs in all possible ways. His recommendations are always well thought out and meaningful to the customer... 

 

His level of customer service surely makes the overall experience better that one would expect. 

 

Looking forward to the next round of group buy! 

 

Any photos? 



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:22

 

Any photos? 

 

Here you go....

 

The Boxes

 

1.jpg

 

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The Pens

 

From Left to Right (all eyedroppers) 

 

Model 8B - Yellow Black Swirl (Polished) 

Model 8B - Green (Matt) - 

Model 8B - Red Black Swirl (Polished)

Model 8B - Teal Blue Black (Matt)

Model 5 - Solid Cherry / Maroon (Matt)

 

3.jpg

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Nibs

 

As you can see... Dual Tone, Single Gold Tone, and one Chrome Flex Nib (Teal Blue Black)

 

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#71 inky_finger

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 07:25

 

Here you go....

 

The Boxes

 

attachicon.gif 1.jpg

 

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The Pens

 

From Left to Right (all eyedroppers) 

 

Model 8B - Yellow Black Swirl (Polished) 

Model 8B - Green (Matt) - 

Model 8B - Red Black Swirl (Polished)

Model 8B - Teal Blue Black (Matt)

Model 5 - Solid Cherry / Maroon (Matt)

 

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attachicon.gif 5.jpg

 

Nibs

 

As you can see... Dual Tone, Single Gold Tone, and one Chrome Flex Nib (Teal Blue Black)

 

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attachicon.gif 7.jpg

 

Beautiful Pens.

 

I still waiting for 8B in Green Forest with polished finish.

 

Did you try the flex nib already? How did it write?


Edited by Pitolott, 29 June 2018 - 07:29.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:18

Did you try the flex nib already? How did it write?

 

It is hard as a nut... the tines did not give way even with use of force...

 

The nib is wet as most eyedropper nibs are. I would say on the medium side

 

Plus there are too many pens in the queue therefore will give time to it later on...


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#73 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:18

Eyedroppers are usually quite juicy.

I have experienced the burping from a Oliver 2. Quink Blue on grey trousers... Three Times.

Ranga 4 ED never as it is still full.


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Posted 30 June 2018 - 13:04

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 14:00

bad burping on the page from several indian ED freebies, Oliver, Fellowship.

No burping from Ranga EDs yet, I am happy with the behaviour so far,

when the ink stops flowing, it's because it has run out, if ink is still sufficient the pen writes immediately (I usually keep EDs in horizontal position), no burping or increased flow experienced before ink is close to running out.

The main difference I notice between the Rangas and the cheaper mentioned indian pens is the considerable size difference in the feed, much larger and longer in the Rangas, but have no evidence that this may have any influence on the better behaviour.



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Posted 30 June 2018 - 16:39

If the freebies burp, maybe the nib&feed assembly is not pushed in far enough. Or you could have an air leak because of asymmetry. Try pushing the assembly a little further in, and/or maybe turning it a little. Also, how far have you filled that barrel? Is it all the way up to the threads?


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#77 mpkandan

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 18:24

My Pen arrived on Saturday - Shipping was very fast to Germany (10 Days).

 

I ordered the Premium Ebonite P5 Blue White Swirl Clipless with a Jowo Chrome Fine Nib. It is one of the Pens shown in the first Post  :lol:.

 

attachicon.gif Ranga Model 8b - 1.jpg

 

And here is a little Comparison to some other Ranga Models (Majestic, Emperor and Model 3c):

 

attachicon.gif Ranga Model 8b - 2.jpg

 

I need to try the pen throughout this week but i think the Model 8b could become my new Favorite. The Build Quality is amazing as always and the Blue White Ebonite is simply stunning. The section is very comfortable and quite different from my other Ranga Pens.

The communication and the whole Ordering Process was flawless.

Thank you M.P.Kandan for another great Group Buy!

 

 

Thanks a lot sir for the comparison pictures. Your great words are motivating us to deliver better than now

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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#78 mpkandan

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 18:25

 

Here you go....

 

The Boxes

 

attachicon.gif 1.jpg

 

attachicon.gif 2.jpg

 

The Pens

 

From Left to Right (all eyedroppers) 

 

Model 8B - Yellow Black Swirl (Polished) 

Model 8B - Green (Matt) - 

Model 8B - Red Black Swirl (Polished)

Model 8B - Teal Blue Black (Matt)

Model 5 - Solid Cherry / Maroon (Matt)

 

attachicon.gif 3.jpg

attachicon.gif 4.jpg

attachicon.gif 5.jpg

 

Nibs

 

As you can see... Dual Tone, Single Gold Tone, and one Chrome Flex Nib (Teal Blue Black)

 

attachicon.gif 6.jpg

attachicon.gif 7.jpg

WOW !!! Thanks for posting this battalions here Sir.

 

Regards,

Kandan.M.P

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#79 mpkandan

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 18:28

Dear All,

 

 Thanks for your great support so far. We have added Demonstrators to this Group Buy now.

 Clear Acrylic Eyedropper- 40$

  Clear Acrylic 3 in 1 Filling Mechanism -71$

 

 These are available in two finish 1. Complete Matte 2. Matte finish with Polished Finials

 I don't know how to add pictures here

 

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 21:29

I ordered two pens, first a blue/white PE with gold clip and JoWo gold tone nib and a S in Forrest Green/Black Swirl with gold clip and two tone JoWo nib. Looking forward to this as I enjoy the warm of ebonite and its colors.







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