Re: The best lighting for kit-building.
Jerry,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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.
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From: jerryglow2 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
\--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com, Denny Anspach <danspach@.. .> wrote:
summer home. I used to build them on the porch (a la BillDarnaby),
but the afternoon zephyrs prevailing in this country eventuallycaused
me to retire to a cozy corner.poor
lighting- lighting that no matter how bright creates blindingshadows
and stark contrasts that commonly stretches 5 minute tasks intofinding
ideal for their kit building work stations? Keep in mind thatolder
eyes require higher light levels, and they are unable toaccommodate
to light level changes very well.
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