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  1. Dear fellow FP users After successful group buys of BAMBOO MODEL & RANGA MODEL 4C & Model 3 & Model 5 & Zeal & Model 8 & BAMBOO MODEL (ROUND 2) & DESIGNER in last two year. This is a group buy effort for - RANGA MODEL 5 (also famous as Varuna Gajendra). This is the second time for Model 5 and the first group-buy for Ranga Pens this year. The Group Buy will be available until March 5, 2017. Model 5 comes in two variants and is clipless: Flat Top ( 6.5 to 6.75 inches in length, thickness varies from 17 to 18.75 mm depending on rod) Round End (7 inches in length, thickness varies from 17 to 18.75 mm depending on rod) Available Colours are as follows: A. SpecialRegular Ebonite Colours (SE Series) Solid Forest GreenForest Green - Black Ripple (Not Available)Forest Green - Honey Ripple (Not Available)Forest Green - Khaki RippleForest Green - Mustard Yellow RippleForest Green - Teal Blue RippleTeal Blue - Black RippleTeal Blue - Khaki RippleMustard Yellow - Black RippleKhaki - Black Ripple (Not Available)Solid Cherry RedRose Red - Black RippleRose Red - Mauve Ripple (Not Available)Rose Red - Blue Ripple (Not Available)Rose Red - Forest Green RippleRose Red - Bottle Green Ripple (Not Available)Rose Red - Mustard Yellow RippleBrick Red - Khaki RippleBrick Red - Black RippleTeal Blue - Orange Ripple B. Regular Colours (RE Series) Ref 1 : Link Ref 2 : Link Solid Black MatteBrown RippleOlive RippleGreen RippleMottled BrownMottled GreenMottled Olive Brown C. Premium Ebonite Colours (PE Series) Solid BlueBlack Yellow Swirl (Not Available)Blue Pink SwirlSolid Pale GreenWhite Blue Swirl (Not Available)Pale Pink Black Swirl (Not Available)Green Yellow SwirlSolid PinkBlue Green Orange SwirlSolid Orange D. Demonstrator - Clear Acrylic (CA Series) Matte with Polished FinialsMatte with Matte Finials Prices are as follows: RANGA Model 5 (ED Version)REGULAR or SPECIAL EBONITE: US $39PREMIUM EBONITE: US $55DEMONSTRATOR: US $ 44RANGA Model 5 (CC Mechanism)REGULAR or SPECIAL EBONITE: US $65REGULAR or SPECIAL EBONITE without nib threaded to take JoWo/Schmidt/Bock: US $50PREMIUM EBONITE: US $85 PREMIUM EBONITE without nib threaded to take JoWo/Schmidt/Bock: US $70DEMONSTRATOR: US $ 70DEMONSTRATOR without nib threaded to take JoWo/Schmidt/Bock: US $ 55Finish - Polished or Matte (Bakul) Clip Option - Only Clipless Nib Option: For EyedropperAmbitious Nib 35 mm - Fine Nib - Dual Tone (included in price) Bock (With Conklin imprinted) M or B is available (extra @ 8 USD) Kanwrite Nib 35 mm Flex - Chrome Tone ( extra @ 5 USD) Nib Option: For C/C mechanism (with Schmidt K5 Converter) #6 Nib Options (included in price) JoWo Fine Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone or Dual Tone JoWo Medium Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone or Dual ToneJoWo Broad Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone or Dual ToneJoWo 1.1 Calligraphy Nib - Dual ToneSchmidt Fine Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome ToneSchmidt Medium Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome Tone Schmidt Broad Nib - Gold Tone or Chrome ToneNo Nib - Threaded for Schmidt #6 No Nib - Threaded for JoWo #6No Nib - Threaded for Bock #6 Shipping: Via Registered Post which is included in Price and takes 2 -4 Weeks.Making Time: 4-5 Weeks after payment Additional Offer: Oliver F27 (ver 2) Kindly note that there is an offer to purchase Oliver F27 (ver 2) with this group buy for 19 USD. And there are approximate 20 colors available. The pen can be purchased only if you participate in Model 5 Group Buy. Oliver F27 is also made in India Pen and comes with #6 Ambitious fine Nib. I have updated the google forms below. Colors available for Oliver F-27 are as follows: Yellow-Pink-Red Swirl Pink-Dark Blue Swirl Blue-Black Swirl Red Cracked Ice Green-Pink-Black Swirl Red-Dark Blue Swirl Orange-Dark Blue Swirl Chocolate Cracked Ice Purple-Dark Blue Swirl Bright Green-Dark Green Swirl Sea Blue-Red Swirl Chocolate-Dark Blue Swirl Yellow-Chocolate Cracked Ice Yellow-Chocolate Swirl Green-Black Swirl White-Red Swirl Rose-Black Swirl Yellow-Bright Green Swirl Orange-Black Cracked Ice Yellow-Blue-Saffron Orange Swirl In order to participate in the group buy just fill the Google Form (Link Below) and Reply in the thread with "Form Submitted or just repost the choices in thread Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lVI5Bv7HaFbkJ3bZ2
  2. Dear All After the successful group buy of RANGA BAMBOO MODEL & RANGA MODEL 4C & Model 3 This is a group buy effort for the Ranga Model 5 (also famous by VARUNA GAJENDRA) which will be available only till 25th December. Kindly register at the earliest. Minimum requirement is 10 nos. Details of the pen in Four options are as below: Ranga Model 5 (Eyedropper Version) The dimension is 7 inches length. the dia is 17mm or 18.75mm dia Finish - Polished or Matte (Bakul)Option - flat end or Round endNib Option :Ambitious 35 mm Fine Nib, upgrade to Ambitious 40 mm Gold Tone Nib at extra US $ 3, or Bock (With Conklin imprinted) M or B at extra US $ 8.Default settings: Ambitious Gold Color monotone F nibShipping: Included and is through Registered Post. Takes 2 - 4 weeks for delivery. Price includes shippingPayment: Via Paypal to paypal account mpkandan@gmail.com Ranga Model 5 (Cartridge/Converter Version with German Nib Units) Finish - Polished or Matte (Bakul)Nib Option : JoWo Nibs ​​/ Schmidt NibsConverter : Schmidt K5 ConverterJoWo Nibs options : Gold Color Mono tone F, M or B nibDual Tone F, M, B, 1.5 Calligraphy NibChrome Mono Tone F, M, B NibSchmidt Nib options: Gold Color monotone F, M, or BChrome (Silver) Finish Monotone F,M & B.Default settings: Schmidt Gold Colored monotone F nibShipping: Included and is through Registered Post. Takes 2 - 4 weeks for delivery.Includes worldwide shippingPayment: Via Paypal to paypal account mpkandan@gmail.com Color Available : Regular Ebonite (as per images below)​Mottled BrownMottled GreenBlack PolishedBlack MatteClear acrylic / Matte Acrylic (Matte from internal side)Brown RippleGreen RippleOlive RippleYellow Ripple (Not Available)Pink or Burgundy RippleBlue Ripple (Not Available)Olive with pink ripple and black specs Premium Colors Available : Premium Ebonite (as per image below)​Solid BlueYellow/Black SwirlsBlue/Pink SwirlsSolid Green Blue/White SwirlsRed/Black SwirlsYellow/Green SwirlsSolid PinkBlue/Green/Orange SwirlsSolid Orange Please note that the Group Buy (Discounted) International prices are as below: Eyedropper Normal ebonite - 37 USD (Regular Price is US $ 50 to US $ 60) Eyedropper Premium Ebonite - 55 USD (Regular Price is US $ 70) German nib Normal ebonite - 65 USD (Regular Price is US $ 85 to US $ 93) German nib Premium ebonite - 85 USD (Regular Price is US $ 108) These are the great offers as compared to previous group buys. I have negotiated with Mr. Kandan for more discounts. Secondly these pens are all handmade. FOR SHIPPING WITHIN INDIA, PLEASE PM ME
  3. This is my first pen review so forgive any mistakes on my part. This pen was bought as part of the group buy in fpn for model 5. When i decided to buy this pen I wanted a big fountain pen.But what came to my hands was an absolute giant. The dimensions given were right but I expected something as big as say a gama Brahmaputra what I got dwarfs it by miles. APPEARANCE AND CONSTRUCTION(9/10) This pen is made out of matt black Ebonite.Despite having an understated appearancee it has an imposing presence. The cap is flush with the barrel so no seam lines and no clip as nothing will fit this! The Ebonite is nice to touch and has a distinct fell unlike acrylic. The material does has some pits outside but overall finish is very good. BALANCE AND FILING SYSTEM(9/10) The pen is light enough for its size but still has a certain heft. It has a wonderful balance. Even relatively smaller hands can handle its weight with ease. The only little problem can be the thickness of the grip section which should be thinner for smaller hands. The pen is not recommended to be posted for obvious reasons (SIZE). The filling system is eyedropper. Simple and holds about 4-5ml of ink which is a lot. Due to the thick material used the balance is not disturbed when full.(weight of ink won't significantly change overall weight) NIB AND PERFORMANCE (5/10(Earlier)) (8/10(presently)) The nib is ambitious 35mm nib it wrote well out the box and no problems of skipping etc then why the low score? It would dry after a page or so then after some agitation start writing again then the same after few more pages. I tried everything on my side. Following advice from Mr Hari317 I did some adjusting after which it wrote again but only upto 5 pages then dried out again. Dejected with the experience I asked Mr Kandan what to do. He suggested to do a cc conversion. He responded very promptly but as a last resort I tried one thing. I took a Swiss knife and opened the small section hole in the back of the section. Then following Mr watch-art's advice I washed it with a cleaning solution. The pen wrote well but.....it was dripping ink like crazy. The I realised the feed was not set deep enough into the section after setting it deeper and heat setting the feed I inked it up and VOILA the problem is gone!! My pen now writes a wonderful fine wet line with ample smoothness and hasn't burped yet. The flow is also very good. CONCLUSION (9/10) This is a well built pen. Despite its muted appearance it is a conversation starter and has a imposing place on my desk. Even if the initial experience was a bit sour now it is every bit worth the money. I recommend it to everyone but if you want a completely hassle free experience go for the 3 in 1 filler version as it can offer more flexibility of use. As of me I am very much happy with this muted giant.

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