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kodiakblair21 Nov 2020 8:27 a.m. PST

Voted "No" but I've definitely considered it.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 9:29 a.m. PST

I have used other brands with micro tips to produce stripes and a beading effect.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

I use Artists Pens in various colours

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 1:10 p.m. PST

Yes, it's mostly how I dot my eyes.

The ultra-fine is also good for plaid, stripes, and tattoos.

Underlayers are nice as most darker colours will bleed through lighter paints.

Sharpie paint pens also seem to work better for me to hit raised details, like one swipe with a silver paint pen to hit all the buttons down the front of a jacket.

Gear Pilot21 Nov 2020 3:12 p.m. PST

I tried them once for black lining, but they ran after I dull coated them even though I let them dry for 24 hours.

von Schwartz21 Nov 2020 5:06 p.m. PST

Gear Pilot, I used to have the same problem, try gloss coating the figs first then black line and shade wash if you desire, then dull coat.

I use them all the time for painting reins on 15mm cavalry, painting frogging on hussar jackets, piping and lace on hats, detailing flags, and other fine work. There are Sharpies and there are fine tipped brush pens, both very useful.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2020 7:00 a.m. PST

I use old fashioned steel nib pens for a lot of the detail work.

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