This Sakura Micron pen set is great for drawing and writing

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I use them to paint the windows on my 1/700 model ships.

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Agreed - the pens are great for fine ink work; however there is a difference between the pens, and the graphic markers by the same company:

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I recently switched to Sakura pens, and agree that they are really great, I use 05 for writing text.

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That’s a tiny ship! What do you use them for? Are they just for show, or are they miniatures for a naval wargame?

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It’s for show. It is way too delicate for anything else. I bring it to the area IPMS contests.

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I know guys who use them for fine line work on their warhammer 40k armies.
I keep meaning to try it but seem to do okay wiht just good brushes with a good tip.

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These and Staedtler pigment liners have been my go to writing implements for the last 26 years. They pass the left handed test.

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are the colored microns as well regarded as the ones with black ink?

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i use 'em and think they’re all great - black and colours, both great - i carry these things with me everywhere

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STOP IT!!! I’ve got enough pens ALREADY!!! :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

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I use them a lot, Staedtler pigment liner are cool too (I think they last a bit longer)

Here is a piece I inked with a 0.2 (or maybe 0.3 ?)

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I don’t much use these pens (costly!) but I did recently pick up the Pigma Brush pen depicted!

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Aaaand followed.

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I love that these are still available. They are essentially unchanged from when I worked in the art supply section of the college bookstore 30 years ago.

These were 90% as good as a real technical pen, but without the fussiness of needing periodic disassembly and cleaning. And much less expensive than a seven-pen Staedtler or Koh-I-Noor technical set.

There were lots more pens of all kinds back then, as digital design and CAD were in their infancy.

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Are these the same pens?

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for a more writing oriented model, check out the PN line: https://sakuraofamerica.com/pigmamicronpn
it has a more conical, more durable plastic tip that allows for more variability when writing.

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also great for panel lining your gundam models

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I do lettering artwork (graphic design stuff) and use this line of pens for most of it. Nine bucks is a decent deal for a set of six.

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Aye, looks like it to me.

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