Well, I'm more than a year behind schedule, but I've finally gotten started on these. 5 reviews are recorded, the first published today - you can see it in the Ink Reviews forum: http://www.fountainp...-audacious-red/
I plan to publish one review a week, and at present, I've got 123 inks to review, so more than 2 years worth. If I can do them faster, perhaps I'll post more than one per week. Also, I thought I'd let the community set my priorities. To that end, I've created a google form to use as a sort of poll for which inks I should review next. The first 7 inks have been selected, but you can influence what comes after those 7 by taking the poll: https://drive.google...-H29-zvtuu-J5jA
Also, after careful consideration of what I'm capable of, and what I wanted most as an EF nib user, I've set a sort of "philosophy" for my reviews...
My goal is to help users of EF nibs decide whether an ink is worth sampling (not buying). To me, the most important thing that was missing from other reviews was what the color looked like in a Japanese EF nib. Upon buying, I found some inks were too pale, some so dark as to look black, while others seemed to match the color from broader nibs. Therefore, that's a primary focus of these reviews. In addition, I will make a subjective analysis regarding whether I think the ink is a good candidate for this fine a nib, and whether there are any conditions to consider when making that decision. I'll be using only one paper - Rhodia 80gsm dot grid, because it's so common, and it's white.
Beyond that, I expect viewers will either like what they see and sample the ink in their pen, on their paper, and in their environment; or they'll decide the ink probably isn't worth sampling.
I'm not going to test every paper or every possible ink behavior or attribute. It's not possible, and I don't have the time or money to do that. Nor am I that self-sacrificing. If the ink has some unique problem or feature, I will mention that (assuming I notice it). I'm not going to test bleed, show-through, or feathering, because.....it's a Japanese EF! (And I'm using Rhodia for the review.) But if I notice such, I'll call it out. I'm not going to say it doesn't shade or sheen, but if it does, I'll mention it. I'm not going to test every ink for waterproofness (there's enough of that elsewhere), but if it claims to be waterproof (and I know that), I'll test it.
In short, I'm going for the minimal information and a recommendation on whether I think users of Japanese EF nibs should give the ink a try.