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Fine Tip Artist Pens

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    October, 2016
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Fine Tip Artist Pens
Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, November 20, 2016 8:14 PM

Hello, What is anyones opinion on them? My fine detail painting skills are quite lacking and am thinking about going this route for some things. (Aircraft interiors and IPs) If so where is the best and cost efficient place to buy. Amazon?Dunce

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:21 PM

From time to time, I use an artist's pen to place eyes on small scale figures where I can never seem to keep just the perfect amount of paint on the tip of a brush. Perfect pupils every time, but I don't use the pen for much else because otherwise I'd find a way to stick my thumb in it and smear the ink.

My local Michaels craft store stocks them alongside a piece of paper to try the pens out before making a purchase decision. Plus, with their weekly coupons, it remains affordable enough to experiment with new techniques or products I haven't used before.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:35 PM

I use them for stuff like stripes on missiles or in cockpits for certain fine details. They are a great tool to have in your bag of tricks. I second the above suggestion of trying some out from the local office supply, art supply,  or craft supply store. Once you find a type you like, then look online for bargain price sources.


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