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I'm actually backing it for the lighting attachment (which you can't 3D print!), and I'm sure some of you use magnifying glasses for painting. Even if you don't use magnets for your bases (I actually have some "Hand of Glory" miniatures that use "hot swappable" arms that use magnetized bits), you can putty the base of a miniature onto a cap. The magnet holds the cap in place, and allows you to rotate it. The handle is bundled with multiple caps, so you can also assembly-line paint your miniatures. (If you run out of caps, just putty or superglue your miniature to a flat magnet or metal disk.) As ever, do your research on paint handles to find the type that works best for your painting. "The new Painting Hilt Pro has a comfortable, full-grip painting handle design, perfect for extended painting sessions, and features a Rotating Cap that accommodates miniatures on a Magnetized Base. The Painting Hilt Pro also comes equipped to attach a detail light and magnifying glass, making it a great addition to your hobby tool chest. Our factory molds are complete, and we have samples in hand. We are seeking funds for our first order and will place the order as soon as the Kickstarter Campaign is completed." For US, at $25 for a single set, the creator pays for shipping. This is Cobalt Keep's third KS (technically five, but two were cancelled). and the other projects were also magnetized miniature accessories (display case and magnetic bases) as well. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cobaltkeep/rotating-paint-handle-for-magnetized-wargaming-miniatures?ref=user_menu
Hi all, In case you couldn't tell, I am trying to upgrade my current painting gear to something that gives me more capability to expand my skill base. One thing I have recently considered is magnification. I have heard some folks use reading glasses, and a few that use desk mounted magnifiers. For those that use them, what makes them worth it? (FWIW, my eyesight is 20/20, I am just trying to get closer without putting the mini right into my face).