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has anyone here used them on models..
are they useful for very fine detail work?
what inks/paints do you use with them?
any chance theres a range of paints/inks that match gw/vgc?
what size nibs do you use and for what?
thanks a load
I often use them for armor. When I need to line the deep recesses of a space marine or I need to line where the clothes meet the skin I will use the pens. However, I find that they are usually to large to get into any small gaps because the casing of the pen blocks the tip from reaching. Also, if you do want to use them I suggest varnishing the model first so that the paint does not get chipped off due to the pen. Also, once you are done with it you should redo the varnish.
The pen I use is the Microperm 01
Sakura of America MicroPerm 01 size, .25 mm - RED ink
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david, what ink did you use?
also thanks for the recommendation above, but was looking for ones where you can mix the inks yourself to produce the required colour, looking at an easier way to do freehand work..
chipping the paint is a worry, do you need to apply a lot of pressure to get ink flow?
I find that i can easily paint every detail i want with a very fine brush, it just takes practise, not even talent, imo, just practise.
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I use the American Micron Pens to draw runes onto the heads of Eldar Figures.
Look into brush pens. I have one of pentel and i use it to paint tattoo's on my models.
They also don't have the problem of the fragility of those technical pen tips.
I used those on some Eldar years ago. They work well but to get good results you need to buy good pens. Make sure the pens are expensive enough to need ink catridges for refills. If they are disposable they will likely be no good, like the Staedtler pens were. Also beware that you paint may come off and clog the tip of the pen, this will obviously ruin the pen.
Way to get the ink to be preserved is spray it with varnish first before applying a brush on varnish. Brush on varnish will take up just about any pen.
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