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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

Good job!


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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 11:37 a.m. PST

Have you quit painting due to deteriorating vision?

1. Yes
2. No
3. Not a painter
4. Have found a work around
5. Still painting, but worse than ever

jeffreyw324 Jan 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

Did, but picked up an optivisor.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Nope – just look over my glasses a little than usual

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 12:17 p.m. PST

6. Briefly, but resumed following cataracts surgery.

jwebster24 Jan 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

Optivisor +1


zoneofcontrol Inactive Member24 Jan 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

Nalani has her optivisor pulled up over her forehead and seems to have gotten some paint in her hair. The respirator is in place but it looks like the filters may be clogged.

Bob in Edmonton24 Jan 2018 12:35 p.m. PST

4. Shifted up in scale.

BrockLanders Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 12:57 p.m. PST

As my vision deteriorates I'm becoming happier with my paint jobs

14Bore24 Jan 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

No, just use magnifying, asked my dentist about his but he said it wasn't cheap.

14Bore24 Jan 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

On the other hand after the picture abpve I might

jeffreyw324 Jan 2018 1:05 p.m. PST

Yes, like robert, the cataracts surgery helped quite a bit.

KSmyth24 Jan 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

No, never. Or at least not until I can't do it anymore.

Legion 424 Jan 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Very well painted …

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 2:00 p.m. PST

My vision has deteriorated to 20/15, but I haven't stopped yet.

Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

I'll stop painting when they pry the brush from my cold, dead hands.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

jeffreyw3 or anyone else in that position, I showed the ophthalmologist some H&R SYW Prussians, and explained that that was what I wanted to get back to. She said "Oh. You need 6.0 reading glasses" and handed me a catalog.

Also turns out you can get them from Amazon. Too near a focal point for any normal activity, but exactly what you want for painting.

pmwalt24 Jan 2018 5:59 p.m. PST

up-scaled and added an Optivisor

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2018 10:19 p.m. PST

Never quit, just slow…and getting slower.

Newly purchased Optivisor has helped.

redbanner414525 Jan 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

It's not my bad eyesight but the arthritis in my hand that makes painting difficult. I can only hold a brush for about 10 minutes at a time on bad days.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2018 5:15 a.m. PST

I doubt I could paint without my two Optivisors, one mounting a #3 lens and the other mounting a #4 lens. I have quit painting 15mm's though.

Like 14Bore, I asked my dentist about the magnifier he uses, and he replied the total kit, including the light, has a price tag of around $2,000. USD

Legion 425 Jan 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

Yeah, had cataract surgery last Aug. Both eyes 2 weeks apart. Got the cataracts removed and had new lenses implanted. I don't need glasses for any save for reading and working on my 6mm models. And even when painting 6mm I use those "jewelers" flip down glasses.

We do suffer for our "art" … evil grin

jeffreyw325 Jan 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

Robert--yeah, I have different types of "readers" stashed, but the Optivisor is quite different.

Legion 425 Jan 2018 7:27 a.m. PST

As do I … one for reading, one for the computer and one for modelling with the OptiVISOR … Good thing you can get "cheaters" fairly cheaply at drug stores, Dollar General, etc.

Dicymick25 Jan 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

6. Moved up to larger scales.

wrgmr125 Jan 2018 12:26 p.m. PST

7. Bought 3.0 readers at Costco.

goragrad25 Jan 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

As the optometrist said last week, nice thing being nearsighted is being able to read in bed without glasses. Same goes for painting – just take of the glasses and hold the minis a bit closer.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member25 Jan 2018 10:43 p.m. PST

She's got square hips!!!


Bowman30 Jan 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

I asked my dentist about the magnifier he uses, and he replied the total kit, including the light, has a price tag of around $2,000.00 USD USD

That's not bad. Mine ran over 4,000.00 Canadian!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jan 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

Try Joann's Fabrics (IRL preferably, or online) and browse through the quilting lights and magnifiers. Free standing. Desk mount. Head mount. Ho/lo magnification. Tons of different combinations.

Same goes for (now nearly extinct) electronics component stores. Electronics mags usually come with arms for heat sinks (not needed for minis?) and clamps to hold "your project" to give you two hands free for solder and an soldering iron.

Both options have way more options to fit your specific need and are way cheaper. Most of the magnifier lights on sale are cheaper than the replacement nuclear fusion, illuminate three counties bulbs (… OK … high performance LED) which are $50 USD to replace. I bought a quilt magnifier light five years ago and haven't needed the replacement bulb I bought with it.

I use a free-standing quilting magnifier light or an electronics magnification glass (with holding clamps) for putting tattoos on my 28mm minis.

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