Thanks.. I had seen the page on Dr Ranfft's site.. already having pigment I am trying to work out alternatives.. after doing this one, my wife found some tubes of watercolours that may work better than using ash..There's a thread on Watchmaking that touches upon this, with significant contributions by the esteemed Herr Doktor Ranfft, who as you may or may not know, has his own product which addresses this type of work. It's worth seeking out, I think.
I, for my part, have variously contributed to the advancement of this noble cause by suggesting using artist powder pigments added to existing products. They're controllable and available in a huge range of colours, and not expensive either. Here in the Mediterranean London (phew, we are hot, hot, hot!) I recommend L Cornellisen whose range is incomparable.
I personally can't really see why someone would want the lume on a 80 year old watch to glow with Super Luminova intensity and so don't mind that the pigment will knock this back. Anyway, seek out RR's contribution to the thread, as well his own website, which documents his advanced work and process on the subject.
Your comments were fine.. I have found recently that getting lume pigments is problematic due to border restrictions between countries. .no idea why, but it is frustrating.. I guess it comes with living at the other side of the world..Sorry, sorry, sorry, I was kind of rude in forgetting to say that I think your results are looking good. My point was to try and get to something more repeatable and you sound to have addressed that with your wife's paints. The thing I've been finding with the pigments is that one or two grains will do to shift the colour from 'white' to 'aged.' Green eludes me at the moment…
Your comments were fine.. I have found recently that getting lume pigments is problematic due to border restrictions between countries. .no idea why, but it is frustrating.. I guess it comes with living at the other side of the world..