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PostSubject: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 8:20 am

Take a look at these for fine detailing
6 nib sizes.
http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/item-sakura-pigma-micron-pens.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 9:44 am

Interesting.

Have you tried them yet Gary?

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 9:49 am

No Al
The 0.45mm nib is available in 12 colours so it's a good range. Thought they may be useful
for seam lines on figures etc. I'm skint at the mo but will try them on the Nery (WWI) group build
Startling in July which I'll also post on here if that's OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 1:27 pm

Sure.... NP Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:24 pm

I've used the Micron pens for fine line detailiing and shading.

Be careful, though - the ink takes a day or two to dry completely. It'll smudge if you touch it too soon.

Great tool, however. And available at my Michael's craft store with a 40% off coupon.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 2:30 pm

Thanks Mike
Is the ink hard wearing when dry and how does it take a clear coat?
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 4:36 pm

It says in the description that it's a "pigment"... Not sure if they're just using this as a new" in" term.

In the true sense of the terms... Pigments differ from structural colours in permanency so I wonder if these are water soluble and would blur or wash out when anything is applied over them.

I use paint pens that are available in UK Hobbycraft shops, these dry permanently like a good paint.
I could pop a piccie up of one if anyone's interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 4:38 pm

Yes please Colin.
How fine is the nib.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 6:32 pm

Yes please from me too Colin!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 9:05 pm

Your wish is my command

Theyre called "uni POSCA" the nib on this white is 0.7mm

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 9:09 pm

Thanks Colin, they look great.
I'll have a look.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Wed 19 Mar 2014, 11:14 pm

Top man Colin!!   

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 12:54 am

The ink in the Micron pens is water soluble, I believe. On a very glossy panel line or crevice, it will tend to bead up if applied heavily. It's OK on flat finishes. I've only dullcoated over the ink so far, and the dullcoat is never a very thick/wet coat. Because of the ink, it does have it's limitations, but you can't beat the 0.2mm tip for tiny jobs.

I used to be able to get enamel paint pens in 0.5mm tips and various colors at Michael's, but they stopped carrying them or they may no longer be available.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 8:29 am

Cheers Mike, very helpful.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 9:37 am

Thanks for the heads up Mike.   

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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 10:44 pm

I have used something similar before. They do work awesome. I have had issues when clearing over so always test first.
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PostSubject: Re: Micro Pens   Thu 20 Mar 2014, 10:47 pm

Thanks Brent, I'll be using them on figures so if they dry mat I won't bother coating them.
A fine dull coat if not.
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