BITS AND PIECES
After a while of hitting up the main spots, and doing a bit of digging, new black markers in Shanghai were getting tough to find. These are some bits and pieces that I found towards the end of my trip.
BRUYNZEEL 6010 - I got this one in an art shop on Fuzhou Lu that I had previously visited. I dug a bit more around back and found this gem. Its pretty simple. All black plastic contruction. Clean design lines. I really like it for the lettering style of the word “Bruynzeel”. It looks Cheech Wizardish. Hmm. The ink smells like Italian salad dressing. Strange.
SIPA PAINT - A pretty standard metal jacket paint marker, with similar features as other paint markers I have picked up while in China. The lid is really good. Snaps on tight. The paint flow is pretty good as well.
TAMIYA PAINT MARKER - I have seen this marker for a while in different model robot stores throughout the years. I just have never picked one up. I got this in Hong Kong at one of those plastic model robot stores. It’s a classic. Well contructed metal jacket, red white and blue colour scheme, good lettering on the label. Works exceptionally well. Made in Japan.
ZEBRA PERMANENT MARKER - I don’t know why this marker exists. It’s made by Zebra, and they make all sorts of really good markers. I just don’t know why they made this one. It’s a weird shape. The labelling design is poor. The cap looks funny. Ink and line quality still top quality though. I expect more from Zebra.
FASTER P-70 - Bullet point permanent marker that my friend Suzette got me from Thailand. It has similar wavy line markings on the label as an Artline. It’s got some strange copper/yellow/red/blue color scheme going on. Well it marks really well. I got sidetracked for a moment. Going through some boxes of things and a mouse at my Squirtle Caramilk…
ARTLINE FURNITURE MARKER - This one almost slipped by me. It has a brown plastic jacket construction, but the label on the cap and side does say it is BLACK. Good chisel tip, nice ink. Pretty cool wood grain pattern on the label. It would be a lot cooler if this was a metal jacket. Got this one for 8 HKD.