Watermelon Pen

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Valleyboy

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I made this pen to celebrate the annual day of sunshine we get here I Wales, known locally as “Summer”. I could have picked a number of different things as inspiration for a sunshine pen, but I decided that the features of a watermelon are distinct enough to be able to make something that resembles it without a multitude of colours and textures. So here it is.

The green parts are two types of acrylic and I made the red flesh part myself from alumilite slow epoxy. I did polish the entire pen to a gloss finish but then cut the red to more of a satin effect as I felt this made it more realistic.

It has m13x0.8 triple lead cap threads and the barrel steps up to 15.3mm diameter. The overall length is 143mm and it takes an international standard converter. The nib is a Jowo no6.

Cheers
Ash
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mark james

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Splendid work Ash. I am a big fan of your endcap finial - very classy. Beautiful combination of colors, and it appears that you have 'seedless' watermelon in Wales........ 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🍉.
 

Valleyboy

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Splendid work Ash. I am a big fan of your endcap finial - very classy. Beautiful combination of colors, and it appears that you have 'seedless' watermelon in Wales........ 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣 🍉.
Thanks Mark. And yes, we have genetically modified watermelons here that are seedless. Not just that, they are also cube shaped rather than round, as it makes them easier to stack. 😂😂
 

CjG78

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Absolutely beautiful as always Ash. I love the matching bands, great colour combination
 

Kcimdrib

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Great looking pen and the colours are perfect for the theme. As for the weather in Wales, my wife is 100% Welsh and I am not allowed to comment. Beautiful place wet or dry..Thanks for showing your pen.
 
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