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« on: August 13, 2009, 10:49:08 PM »

I have mounted deer on two McKenzie 8400 series forms now. Yesterday I mounted this deer on the 84-7122R form.
I usually mount my deer on Mears forms so I was a little nervous about the shape of the eye socket and the two flat areas in front of it
which the Mears forms do not have. (The 84-7122L does not have the exact features either.)
I actually considered sanding the forward brow and the corners of the socket that seemed too flat to me, but
I went ahead and gave it a shot and decided to work with it. The following photos show what I did. I am curious
if any other 8400 series users set your eyes like this? Did I interpret the form sculptor's intentions? (I used Meder eyes.)






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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2009, 11:03:14 PM »

I like that series of forms, but I'm not sure what the sculpter had in mind w/ that flat spot you are referring to. I think your eye looks okay, but I would have had it a little less "lazy" (less clay) in the front of the eye. I tried to show the difference in my illustration, if it makes any sense.

Take it for what it's worth, I admire your work and realize you should be giving me the suggestions. ;D


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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009, 11:11:43 PM »

Once again, it looks great.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 07:40:33 AM »

nice work on the eye
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 07:48:56 AM »

nice!  Thanks for showing us your eye-set! :)
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 08:19:14 AM »

I Agree With Ya Cole , The Deer Would Loose That Mean Look , Still A Nice Mount
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 08:20:31 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 10:01:39 AM »

I like that series of forms, but I'm not sure what the sculpter had in mind w/ that flat spot you are referring to. I think your eye looks okay, but I would have had it a little less "lazy" (less clay) in the front of the eye. I tried to show the difference in my illustration, if it makes any sense.

Take it for what it's worth, I admire your work and realize you should be giving me the suggestions. ;D
Thanks everyone for your comments. The mounted photo was taken within minutes of mounting. The finished eye should look more alert.
I really appreciate the input and other people's opinion!
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009, 10:59:51 AM »

I really like the markings and color on that face and forehead
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 11:55:06 AM »

Hi nice photos,great job on the deer looks nice.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 12:47:37 PM »

Eddie, thanks very much for taking the time to take pics and post them on here. I think the deer looks great. I also see exactly what Cole is trying to show. How are you caping your deer. I cape mine burr to burr and cant slip my cape over that eye work without messing it up!
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009, 10:32:27 PM »

Eddie, thanks very much for taking the time to take pics and post them on here. I think the deer looks great. I also see exactly what Cole is trying to show. How are you caping your deer. I cape mine burr to burr and cant slip my cape over that eye work without messing it up!
Thanks, mimes. I use a "y" incision about 8" long. I have found that it is easier to do eye work and ear butt work that way.
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2009, 10:48:54 PM »

maybe i'm a rebel here, but I like the relaxed look?
Especially with the bigger, older bucks who have seen years of battle and have the built up scar tissue to show it ??
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2009, 10:53:11 PM »

maybe i'm a rebel here, but I like the relaxed look?
Especially with the bigger, older bucks who have seen years of battle and have the built up scar tissue to show it ??

Me too Bobbi  ;)
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2009, 11:35:32 PM »

Me 3 ;D.. I actually prefer a relaxed look on some of the big ol' brutes. Thanks for the photo's.
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