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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Dec 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

True or false: As your eyesight becomes worse with age, you should switch to larger-scale figures.

66% said "false"
20% said "true"

von Schwartz10 Dec 2019 6:14 p.m. PST

Nope, just get bigger paint brushes.

Lou from BSM11 Dec 2019 6:09 p.m. PST

I have all but stopped painting anything under 20mm for that very reason. Fortunately, my skill as a painter has increased dramatically over the last 40 years!!!

Black Hat Miniatures12 Dec 2019 1:39 a.m. PST

I have also stopped painting anything under 20mm…

CeruLucifus12 Dec 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

I never switched to anything smaller than 28mm. There was quite a long time there when I felt I should, but didn't have a game in a smaller scale. But now so I don't have to switch back.

Master Caster Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 5:41 a.m. PST

Many of you might be familiar with my work and I have to be able to see the tiny fine work I do. I'm 68 now but years ago I had to have reading glasses at first – and then later for far sight and driving. Very few escape this need sadly. Any way, I learned how to wear drug store common readers OVER my prescription readers. They come in varying strengths of magnification and size of lenses with the larger sized perfect for fitting together with my readers. I tried the ‘hat' magnifiers that wrap around the head but I found them too heavy and uncomfortable for the amount of times I had to wear one sculpting, painting and casting. Try it,,,,,they only cost a few bucks, or even try two of the drug store models together one over the other. You can test them right there in the store. The combined effect really brings the work you have to do up close and visible!

Master Caster Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2020 5:45 a.m. PST

Ps – I know some like the stand alone magnifiers too but I did not like the distortion effect. Plus they can get really expensive.

von Schwartz20 Jan 2020 5:31 p.m. PST

Hey….not a bad idea, I'm gonna try that!!

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