Mistral with silver leaf and a custom cocobolo

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PatrickR

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Here are two that I recently completed.
The cocobolo one was made with a spare nib I had from a Jr BP and a Schmidt twist mech. It went through several changes as I went and ended up as basically an octagonal deco style pen.
The second is a Mistral with silver leaf directly on the tubes and then cast in epoxy. This will tarnish in time and is already showing some signs of it. I tried some experiments to see if I could control the tarnish without any luck so it will be interesting to se how it looks in time.
C&C are welcome.
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JohnU

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They both look nice. I wonder if it’s the metal leaf tarnishing or the epoxy resin yellowing. Epoxy resin will turn a yellowish amber tint over time and will be more noticeable on a light background like that. I would look into urethane resin like Alumilite Clear to see if that changes your results.
 
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