Saturday, 14 November 2015
I haven't posted in a couple of weeks...mainly due to work/personal stuff cropping up as it does. I needed to use up a bit of flexitime this week as I'd been working too many evenings so I took advantage of this to catch up on some long-neglected painting. I've made a bit of progress on my Frostgrave Soldiers which are now looking a bit better after a dip in some Army Painter shade. I find this can leave the figures a bit shiny but it has brought out the detail well.
I mentioned a couple of posts back that my eyes were struggling when I was painting and using the laptop. A visit to the optician confirmed that my vision has changed and bizarrely it has improved slightly! Sadly the reason for this seems to be that my long-sightedness is beginning to affect my short sightedness due to age...bugger! I've worn glasses/contacts for distance since I was about 10 and don't relish the thought of needing anything for reading and close up work... the optician reckoned I have a couple of years to go before that happens though so I'll hold on as long as I can.
I did pop in to Hobbycraft though and picked up a small LED lamp which is really good. It cost £14.99 and is rechargeable and has made a real difference to my ability to paint...hasn't necessarily improved it but at least I can see the errors now!