[WWI] Optically challenged

Mike Muth mikemuth at ptd.net
Fri Jan 28 17:22:46 EST 2005

    I am 54. About 1-2 years ago I noticed it was easier to just take off my 
glasses. I figured this out when I realized I was doing everything by 
looking over the top rim of my glasses. I find this is even better than a 
magnifying jewelers light I used to use.
Mike Muth
Note to Mike Kendix: Hey, how about all the move the White Sox have made?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Kendix" <mkendix at hotmail.com>
To: <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 1:23 PM
Subject: [WWI] Optically challenged

> I'm getting concerned about people claiming they had to switch to a larger 
> scale as they get older (I'm 46).  I'm short-sighted and wear glasses but 
> I'm at the point where I prefer to take off my glasses when I model. 
> Eventually, I plan to get reading glasses for close work.  Isn't this a 
> viable option?  I mean, I know with reading glasses you can't see the tely 
> but (i) Who cares (ii) I can always put my distance glasses back on.
> Aren't close vision spectacles a solution?  Further, I don't understand 
> why people do 1/48th just because their close vision goes.  Surely there's 
> just as much if not more detail to stuff in: you need to model even 
> smaller items that you just couldn't in smaller scales - pilot's eyelashes 
> for instance!  My point then is that going up in scale won't help because 
> you have to do more detailed stuff and pieces don't get any larger. No? 
> Also, things like checking seams are filled without any hairline cracks 
> etc. is still the same.
> Michael

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