Jump to content

Advice on options for hands-free magnification

Recommended Posts

As it happens, my eyesight is no longer what it used to be, back in the 80's when I painted my first miniature figures, and now that my Bones have arrived and I'm getting back into miniature painting I have realized that once I am able to get a mini into focus it's almost too far away to pick out the details. I can actually see them and thus am able to do a reasonable job of painting them, but I think I'd do a better job if I had some kind of hands-free magnification available. And, a I suspect there are other older members of this hobby out there who also have this issue and that at least a few of them have already found an excellent solution to the problem I'm tossing out my plea for advice.


If you do or have used some kind of hand-free magnification while painting, I'd love to know what products you're using (including brand and model, if you know. Price point would also be useful). I'd also like to know how you've set things up, if setup is required.


Thanks, in advance. ::):

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 5
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic


Thanks Darsc! I actually did a search before creating my topic but I used "magnify" and "magnifying" and never tried "magnification". (D'oh!)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with optivisor but I willw arn do NOT bother wasting money on cheaper look alikes, often sold at import tool stores or discount places. The lenses are plastic and make it look as though your figures are being seen through a fun house mirror Tons of distortion adn easy to scratch. MY optivisor has served me for 3 years with no issues!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Glitterwolf
      I took out the BBQ and some stuff I bought.
      Used styrofoam for the base and a Styrofoam Ball ( half of it).
      Applied some snow an grass flock, glued some trees and figurines in place and done.
      The houses will light up at night and I added a string of Led lights.
      Put it in the garden in front of our window/door. So in the evening we can see it from our room.
      Just a silly idea, maybe you guys like it, because you know...most of you are silly too...

  • Who's Online   8 Members, 1 Anonymous, 120 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...