With DML's Tiger I (late), I'm making my first foray into the world of PE. So far, things are going fairly well, but there are a few areas where things could be better. First is the CA that I'm using (it's a private label from my local hobby shop); I find it a bit too thick and I find that applying it with a straightened paperclip doesn't give me enough control. So, what brand of CA and what method of application do find works for you? Second, I have a heck of a time seeing what I'm doing (and I'm not even all that old). I've seen some sort of visor magnifying things and I'm wondering if anyone uses such a thing and could make any recommendations. I would be grateful to hear form anyone about what worked for them.
I recently had to start using an optical device while modeling. I was told, by several fellow modelers, that the OptiVISOR LX is the best way to go. The OptiVISOR is made by Donegan Optical Co. (http://www.doneganoptical.com/) These can be purchased/ordered by most local hobby or train shops. They run about $30-50.00USD. I recommend the LX-3, it's 1.75 magnification at 14inches. The LX-7 is 2.75 magnification at 6inches distance.
Hope this helps,