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    I think I'd posted about it previously - here it is in the pen that will now be getting the Racing GreenFC45L-XLV.jpg

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    I quite like that Mallard Green It's very much more green than Racing Green.
    I always called MBRG black with the merest hint of green if you squint and hold it up in bright sunlight.
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    Wow! That broad CI looks like a lot of fun. Think I will have to grab one for my next FC pen (currently my favourite independent maker), probably a model 02 Intrinsic.

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    That ink reminds me of a paler version of Diamine Classic Green. I quite like it.

    I also like that Mabbie Todd ink bottle. Is that an old one?
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    Their main website seems to be down at the moment, but these are they:

    blackbird inks on etsy

    I have a number of them, and I don't know who makes them, but they're very nice inks to use - the green and the magpie (blue black) are particularly good IMO. The one thing I don't really like is their use of the Mabie Todd name - I understand they bought the rights to it without having any connection to the original company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Their main website seems to be down at the moment, but these are they:

    blackbird inks on etsy

    I have a number of them, and I don't know who makes them, but they're very nice inks to use - the green and the magpie (blue black) are particularly good IMO. The one thing I don't really like is their use of the Mabie Todd name - I understand they bought the rights to it without having any connection to the original company.
    My goodness, I didn't connect the ink bottle with the actual ink you're using.

    I thought it's a vintage ink bottle just hanging out on your desk
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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I think I'd posted about it previously - here it is in the pen that will now be getting the Racing GreenFC45L-XLV.jpg
    Yep, thatís the post I was thinking of. But ohhhh...do I really need any more ink???

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    I have genuine MBRG in my ca. '48 Sheaffer Sentinel DeLuxe Vac-Fill with green striated barrel. The last of my faux Racing Green is gone, and I must mix another batch from the three MB ingredients. See: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...cing-Green-ink

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    Default Re: Birthday present for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I have genuine MBRG in my ca. '48 Sheaffer Sentinel DeLuxe Vac-Fill with green striated barrel. The last of my faux Racing Green is gone, and I must mix another batch from the three MB ingredients. See: https://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread...cing-Green-ink
    I still have genuine MBRG but I don't like it and don't use it apart from when I dipped a cotton bud into it so that I could see what colour it was in order to copy it when I made my faux Racing Green. I also had a box of cartridges that I think are now all gone.
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    Itís so hard to tell from a computer screen - my first impression is that Mallard Green is a cooler shade, but when I look more closely, I see olive. Now Iím wondering if I mix a cool green and a warm yellow/gold, would I get a similar shade? It would certainly make an olive shade. I have a range of blues and golds in Robert Oster and Iroshizuku, maybe I will try. Also, adding red ink to green will neutralize it and gray it down.

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