I am really new to building gunpla and just finished (almost) my first RG model. It’s an aile strike. But anyway as I was panel lining with my pens they went really dry and would not produce ink. I used a micron 005 pen and 03 lepen pen. This happened quickly the first time I used them. These pens came highly recommended from other websites, so they should work well. I think I am doing something wrong to make them dry up really quick. I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to prevent this in the future because I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
Trouble shooting I have done, thought about.
I don’t think I am pressing way too hard because the tip still looks in good shape, I was wondering if I you sometimes can’t see the damage.
I tried soaking them in water for a little bit. Didn’t work.
Tried the same thing with rubbing alcohol. Didn’t work. (Not sure if it was isopropyl or ethyl based though)
I let them sit for multiple days ink side down. Again didn’t work.
I accidently ruined the micron pen trying to check the ink on it, but it did have sufficient ink.
So I was wondering if you guys had any tips for not drying out your pens, fixing them once they are, or better panel lining etiquette? Please and thank you