Re: The best lighting for kit-building.

Raymond Young


For my aging eyes (79), an Ott light is not enough.  I have found that a 100 watt quartz light on a parallelogram extension works much better.  It also allows me to extend the light to cover the floor to find those tiny parts that escape attachment.  Heat is generated, but the light should be turned off when not needed.

A large desk-mounted magnifying glass supplements my Opti-Visor for close-up work.

Virgil Young
Amarillo, TX

----- Original Message ----
From: jerryglow2 <>
Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 8:17:18 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: The best lighting for kit-building.

I used to host a small group of modelers to meet at my shop, go out
to dinner, then come back to build our own models at "work stations"
around the room. One of them brought his own Ott light in a briefcase
and set it up for himself. I believe these are available commercially
and the bulb itself from Champ Decals.

Jerry Glow

&#92;--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Denny Anspach <danspach@.. .> wrote:

Continuing a pleasant custom, I have been building resin kits at
summer home. I used to build them on the porch (a la Bill
but the afternoon zephyrs prevailing in this country eventually
me to retire to a cozy corner.

A continuing problem that increasingly plagues my modeling is
lighting- lighting that no matter how bright creates blinding
and stark contrasts that commonly stretches 5 minute tasks into
maddening and quite tedious marathons.

I ask the good kit builders on this list what ideal portable
shadowless lighting, or lighting arrangements that they are
ideal for their kit building work stations? Keep in mind that
eyes require higher light levels, and they are unable to
to light level changes very well.


Denny S. Anspach MD
Okoboji, IA

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