Saturday, 14 November 2015

Saturday painting

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!


  1. I can only sympathise Alistair as I am in the same boat regarding the eyes. Like you, I've worn glasses for distance since a small boy and fighting the move to varifocals! I just have to remeber to give my eyes time to adjust when I look up from what I'm painting.

  2. That light sounds interesting. I have a couple of Daylight lamps but the light comes from above and behind what I am painting. Something which is easier to position like this might be very useful.

  3. Figs are looking good! And the lamp looks just the job!

  4. The lamp seems really useful and easy to position. They had more expensive versions but at £14.99 it seemed worth taking a chance on it.