Visconti Van Gogh Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds

The “Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds” is a new release, and, like all the other Visconti Van Gogh models, it can be difficult to find enough photos to accurately judge whether you like the edition.

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I recently reviewed the Van Gogh model, so consider this some quick thoughts on the new edition only, and a public service of some photos to help prospective buyers!

I bought mine from Iguanasell for £185, with the usual next-day UPS shipping and excellent service. I’m beginning to become an Iguanasell fanboy.

The packaging itself is great. A solid textured box with the painting printed; a soft bed for the pen and ink, and an outer sleeve. It made a great gift for my lucky daughter.

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The resin is lovely. Mine is mostly a dark sky blue, with streaks of white.

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There’s a smidge of metallic copper:

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…but not a great deal of green under normal light — the blue does show green when bright flash light hits it.

Overall, it’s a pretty, cheerful edition.

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The Christmas gift box comes with a 30ml bottle of matching ink, which is this lime/grass green.

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It reminds me of Diamine Meadow, but I’m not big into bright greens so I don’t have many comparisons. Dry times are good, there’s shading, and it’s a fun colour. Together with the blue pen, they make the complete painting.

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The nib is just great. A perfect smooth wet medium, that wrote straight out of the box and then sat for two weeks capped, and resumed without hesitation. Again, I might be lucky, but that’s six Viscontis and only one wrote a little dry. The rest were perfect.

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Fit and finish is very good. No seams or rough edges, the clip is aligned with perfect laser engraving of the logo, the cap band is clean and bright.

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My only complaint is a tiny bit of errant glue on the inside of the cap where the band was affixed. Incidentally, the magnetic cap closes extremely positively.

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I like these pens more and more. If the steel nibs remain this pleasant, and the designs so pretty, I’ll buy more.

 

 

 

 

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