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@AmandaW Vanness Pens makes a product called White Lightning Ink Additive. It’s to help dry inks flow better. I’m providing a link. I doubt you will buy it from them. I guess my hope is you find a seller with better shipping that has a similar way to help dry inks. I bought some, and haven’t tried it yet. 
 

https://vanness1938.com/products/vanness-white-lightning-ink-additive?_pos=3&_psq=White+lightning&_ss=e&_v=1.0

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I got the nib swapped to a 1.1mm stub, and used my Retro 51 Stealth black pen. I’ll be putting a photo of it, and it’s writing someday soon on the Stub O’Day Part 2 thread. It’s filled with Diamine Monboddo’s Hat. 

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Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age with Diamine Mediterranean Blue ink

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Today I am using a Parker Duofold International in "American Express" Green with a fine nib. Back in the '80s, American Express offered a fountain pen and ballpoint in this color only to their cardholders. They did not make one in the Centennial size. The pen is inked with Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen.

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1 hour ago, jmccarty3 said:

Today I am using a Parker Duofold International in "American Express" Green with a fine nib. Back in the '80s, American Express offered a fountain pen and ballpoint in this color only to their cardholders. They did not make one in the Centennial size. The pen is inked with Akkerman Hofkwartier Groen.

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I would totally have made my dad get me one had I known this was a thing! It’s so pretty- post it on the green pen thread!

 

 I’m also writing with a Parker today, albeit a 25. It’s inked with Quink Permanent Blue. 

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On 4/3/2023 at 12:43 AM, inkstainedruth said:

That's an attractive pen -- is it ebonite?  Also, I LOVE your little pen holder.  

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Yes, ma'am. That's an oversize/giant ebonite pen. It is fitted with a Kanwrite medium nib and a Schmidt converter. 

 

I'd mentioned that I might have had issues with the ink and that turned out to be right. I changed the ink to a known wet and smooth aquamarine and it writes beautifully now. 

 

The pen holder is something a friend picked up at the recent India Pen Show in Mumbai and was kind enough to send me!

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15 hours ago, PAKMAN said:

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age with Diamine Mediterranean Blue ink

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Yours looks gorgeous. I should get mine out, and use it. I’ve been undecided on what ink to use in it next. 

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On 4/4/2023 at 11:44 AM, AmandaW said:

Troublemaker Milky Ocean (from a sample)

 

On 4/4/2023 at 1:19 PM, Misfit said:

It looks like a nice purple.

 

On 4/4/2023 at 1:53 PM, AmandaW said:

It's meant to shade with two colours but I'm only seeing the purple - it's a pastel purple but not too light.

 

There is some doubt as to whether it's actually Milky Ocean, or actually something else in a mislabelled bottle. I showed the photos and scans to Gab at Troublemaker Inks, who then asked for me to throw a few drops of it onto a paper towel for makeshift chromatography. However, even after I showed him/her a chromatogram produced on filter paper, it was still inconclusive; so Troublemaker Inks is sending me a replacement bottle.

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Filled my Smythson, a rebranded Yard-O-Led, which I haven't used for a while so I'm still unused to adjusting my handwriting to the broad nib.IMG_0051.thumb.jpeg.9a38e27e3df6543dba3efead340575be.jpeg

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6 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

 

 

 

There is some doubt as to whether it's actually Milky Ocean, or actually something else in a mislabelled bottle. I showed the photos and scans to Gab at Troublemaker Inks, who then asked for me to throw a few drops of it onto a paper towel for makeshift chromatography. However, even after I showed him/her a chromatogram produced on filter paper, it was still inconclusive; so Troublemaker Inks is sending me a replacement bottle.


Yay!

Good for them! 👍

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On 4/4/2023 at 10:59 AM, PAKMAN said:

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age with Diamine Mediterranean Blue ink

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 Wow.. Plunk my magic twanger Froggy....🤪

Very NIce.

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2 hours ago, USG said:

Wow.. Plunk my magic twanger Froggy....🤪

OMG, haven't thought of that phrasing in quite a while!

Definitely dating our television viewing!

next thing you know we will be looking for "Buster Brown" and his dog Tyde!!

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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2 hours ago, Gloucesterman said:

OMG, haven't thought of that phrasing in quite a while!

Definitely dating our television viewing!

next thing you know we will be looking for "Buster Brown" and his dog Tyde!!

Before my time -- had to look it up.

Also, didn't watch a lot of TV when I was little -- Mickey Mouse Club, Wonderama, some of the Gerry & Silvia Anderson Supermarionation stuff.  Oh, and Sonny Fox (until he got into trouble for telling kids to send him the green papers out of their parents' wallets... :o).  And stuff on what's now PBS (back then it was just "National Educational Television") -- my mom used to swear that I learned to read by watching some show teaching foreign-born people to speak/read English (something I have NO recollection of at all...).

Although I was amused by one of the comments on YouTube about the clip I found, (the person was wondering why they remembered Buster Brown shoes...).  Because that's the brand of shoes I wore as a little kid too, I think....

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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49 minutes ago, inkstainedruth said:

Before my time -- had to look it up.

Also, didn't watch a lot of TV when I was little -- Mickey Mouse Club, Wonderama, some of the Gerry & Silvia Anderson Supermarionation stuff.  Oh, and Sonny Fox (until he got into trouble for telling kids to send him the green papers out of their parents' wallets... :o).  And stuff on what's now PBS (back then it was just "National Educational Television") -- my mom used to swear that I learned to read by watching some show teaching foreign-born people to speak/read English (something I have NO recollection of at all...).

Although I was amused by one of the comments on YouTube about the clip I found, (the person was wondering why they remembered Buster Brown shoes...).  Because that's the brand of shoes I wore as a little kid too, I think....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I had to google it too :blush:  I'm still none the wiser.... apparently it means something completely different these days....:sad:

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On 4/4/2023 at 8:59 AM, PAKMAN said:

Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age with Diamine Mediterranean Blue ink

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Nice. I have the Pineider Alchemist in the 'zeolite ' and it can't hold a candle to the HS.

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5 hours ago, USG said:

Wow.. Plunk my magic twanger Froggy....🤪


My own (utterly uninformed, comme d’hab) first thought when I read this was “I say old chap, steady on!” 😁

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