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Using a Fibre Pen for scratching Hair/fur

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by beanpoleuk, Apr 18, 2016.


  1. JackEb

    JackEb Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Mine seems to have the fibres 'glued' together, is there an easy way to remove the glue ? ei water/thinner of some kind.

    Thanks Mark, I know I sent you a link via PM, but I've since cleaned out my PM messages, and I cant find it.
    when you do can you add it to the 'aussie page'

    I've spent the last 10 minutes trying to find it to no avail.

    the 4mm are easy to find, the 2mm are like Dragons to find :D
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  2. markjthomson

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    I think they are all "glued" together... stops the fibers from breaking.

    These guys used to do them but I can't locate them on their site anymore. http://woodpeckermodelrailways.com.au/shop/

    Probably worth sending them an email.
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    For mine from a quick search on eBay , (they are used in the automotive and electronics industry), and the refills which came in a red packet they do have a very small amount of glue holding the bunch of fibres together.

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    Sometimes, if you get it too wet... the fibers will fall apart and almost disintegrate as you use it. I have had fibre sticks last quite some time... and I have had others that just were done in a few sessions.

    I usually order from Foxy... but maybe thats a bit of a hassle from downunder?!
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    Not a hassle, their service is top notch... it's expensive!! :)
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    I payed about $10 for a pack of 12 from a German seller on Amazon.
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    its the refills that are hard to get, the 2mm refills go in a standard mechanical pencil. A lot of 'amazon' wont post outside of US, or if they do the postage is a deal breaker.
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    Very cool! I need to work on my fur and getting different styles down. What kind of paint did you use here? Wicked seems to dry so fast I never have time to erase.


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    Thanks, I use Etac efx paint no problem with erasing even several days later :)
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    Do you seal your paper/board before painting or just paint on it ?
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    beanpoleuk Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month! Very Likeable!

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    No sealing , just dive straight in and throw some paint down :)

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    It's also good to use(carefully) on cheap foam core board where as a scalpel is a no no and normal erases will leave dents in the surface from very little pressure.
    Great little write up @beanpoleuk thanks for sharing it:thumbsup:
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    Heyyy i found the fiber pen forum. Lol is this what all of you are using Screenshot_2016-05-05-23-34-58-1.png
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    @ac322j , That is the 4mm one. Most of us use the 2mm one. It fits into the 2mm lead holders that draughtsmen us to use.
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    Not seen that one... looks good. I have a 4mm staedler one and the 2mm one fits into a standard clutch pencil like @AndreZA said.
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    So those 2mm ones look just like mechanical pencils? And you can use the fiber refill in that?
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