I like the way they drip but don\'t like the direction they drip in. Problem is when you have the marker angled and push on the nib, the ink will collect on the lowermost lip of the nib holder and drip on the ground.
I modified mine by slowly heating up the four edges of the tip holder and pushing the molten plastic in a bit so it makes more of a seal against the face of the nib. This will make the ink soak into the nib better.
I also recommend putting a little acetone in any alcohol-based paints or thick inks in order to get them to flow a little better. I use this thick-ass specialty calligraphy ink. A 1oz bottle of it is so thick I can dilute it with 2 oz. of acetone before the purple ink stops going on so thick it looks black!
(ap reply) Now that is a good review! This is some mad scientist writer tip. You obviously are a doer and thinker. you get the gold star.