Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Home made Montblanc British Racing Green


bunnspecial
 Share

Recommended Posts

I know this is one of those "mythical" inks that everyone talks about, but the folks with bottles of it understandably guard them jealously.

 

A while back, I came across a home-made formula for it on another forum( https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/18823-Who-wants-to-make-their-own-Montblanc-Racing-Green-ink?highlight=racing+green If that's permitted here) that looked promising.

 

The basic formula is 4.2 parts MB Golden Yellow, 4.0 parts MB Royal Blue, and .8 parts Mystery Black.

 

I decided to try my hand at making some up. I don't have a bottle of Mystery Black, but used an old "round" bottle of just plain MB black I had. The Royal Blue came is a few years old, and in one of the old-style blue/black boxes with the dark labels. The Golden Yellow of course is recent, and one of the flaws in this is who knows how long Golden Yellow will remain available.

 

In any case, I've never used/seen in person the original, but a quick test looked convincing. I just used mL quantities of the above, in an old empty Pelikan bottle(is that heresy?) measured with syringes.

 

What do you folks think?

 

IMG_1763.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 8
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • jean

    1

  • Muncle

    1

  • bunnspecial

    2

  • IThinkIHaveAProblem

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Good evening,

 

Nice mix, thank you.


Yes indeed it seems very close to the original.


Another mix with my unused inks.

  • Noodler's Zhivago 26%
  • Graff von Faber Castell Olive green 66%
  • Noodler's Old Manhattan black 2%
  • Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black 6%

This mixture is very slightly greener than the original.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 6 months later...
On 12/16/2020 at 5:18 PM, jean said:

Good evening,

 

Nice mix, thank you.


Yes indeed it seems very close to the original.


Another mix with my unused inks.

  • Noodler's Zhivago 26%
  • Graff von Faber Castell Olive green 66%
  • Noodler's Old Manhattan black 2%
  • Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black 6%

This mixture is very slightly greener than the original.

Hmm... I have three out of those four. Only one missing is the olive green, but I have a host of other greens. One should do the trick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Muncle said:

Hmm... I have three out of those four. Only one missing is the olive green, but I have a host of other greens. One should do the trick.

https://inkswatch.com/ink.html?inkId=1294

that may help you to find a substitute for GvFC Olive 

 

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I do have a bottle of the MB Racing Green around here somewhere.

 

There is a modern version:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/160797972912?hash=item25704e59b0:g:T8QAAMXQ~c9RGjMh 

 

It is really quite close. There is a topic around FPN somewhere . . . . 

 

 The links on this one are still working. You can get a good idea of what MB Racing Green looked like. 

 

 

Diamine Green/Black is close, as is Cult Pens Diamine Deep Dark Green.

 

Keep up the good work. Who knows Montblanc may bring it back in some form?

 

 

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Frank C said:

I do have a bottle of the MB Racing Green around here somewhere.

 

There is a modern version:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/160797972912?hash=item25704e59b0:g:T8QAAMXQ~c9RGjMh 

 

It is really quite close. There is a topic around FPN somewhere . . . . 

Very expensive though if you include shipping...

@bunnspecial you seem to have made a good copy there. :) Maybe there wouldn't be too much difference if you had to use a different yellow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'd love a bottle of real Racing Green. It seems non-existent on Ebay...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Selling three bottles can send your kid to Harvard.

2 Bottles to Yale.

 

MB Racing Green was once the worlds most hated ink, then with in weeks of it being discontinued became the most beloved.

 

And I had it in my hand, but as noobie was after only the ink bottle, all the advice said, throw all MB inks away.

(All things but the ink bottle were much hated 12 years ago when I came on the com. )

 

I didn't understand neither murky nor shading. In I was going to throw it away, I might as well try a brown....ok, so Sepia is not brown...is for a noobie.

I liked the  discontinued 12 E Sepia, even spent 1/3 more, E-19 on a second bottle, that soon will be cracked.

 

Someone put up a great thread with some 30-40 murky green inks. The much too late Ah HA moment where MB Racing Green was 'explained' vs a world of murky.

Well by then I did like shading inks....

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37779
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30892
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25594
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Matthew TWP
      @Ruaidhri This was an absolutely wonderful bit of writing, and I hope that you're able to maintain the style once all of the medications are out of your system.  Take care and recover quickly!
    • Dr.X
      Very punny daniel
    • danielfalgerho
      These comments make me sad as I sympathise with Ruaidhri, having great difficulties in being taken seriously. Or being taken at all (no off-colors jokes, please!) In spite of overwhelming odds,  Ruaidhri -now I know how to spell it- made a courageous decision and stuck to it. I was diagnosed with a similar growth in a place I will not reveal. Oh, well, if you insist it was Mount Sinai Hospital. But I firmly intend to walk in Ruaidhri's footsteps, if he will let me, on my next visit to Dublin.
    • ParramattaPaul
      Reminds me of the day my associates and I developed a cure for all mankind's ills and mistakenly wrote it down with invisible ink.
    • AnneD
      Was that the end of the Laboratory? Somehow the exactitude created a fully destructive device, as always!
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 11 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 11 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 11 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. aebaxter
      aebaxter
      (40 years old)
    2. ahannover
      ahannover
      (57 years old)
    3. alienette
      alienette
      (41 years old)
    4. attercop
      attercop
      (31 years old)
    5. BananaArmy123
      BananaArmy123
      (33 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...