Competition trends

Submitted by Ben Yager on 6/18/05 at 1:06 AM. ( )

In World and National competitions, what eyes and nose piece would you say is going to do best as to how they are being judged right now? Just curious, I am upgrading my eyes this year for customers and wanted to see if it is in line with the competition trends. Thanks.

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Ben, I don't compete, but I LOOK

This response submitted by George on 6/18/05 at 10:57 AM. ( )

And to be honest, there's no answer to your question. Any quality eye will work as will any quality nose (though most of the better pieces either cast their own or sculpt them). It doesn't matter after that is it's TECHNIQUE and ARTISTRY that rule the day. The best supplies in my hands still don't accomplish the same effect they do in Jason Snowberger's hands.

avoid 1/2 jawsets

This response submitted by rc on 6/21/05 at 6:13 AM. ( )

if the mouth opens you should see as far as reality allows. There is not a wall halfway back. If you use a Meder Flehman nose you better know how the jaw hinges and look at the contour of the horizontal ramus bones(mandible). There are several good eyes available. You need a little foreward corneal bulge, white scleral band and possibly veining if the eye rotates. Don't use eyes with nictitating membranes attached if you plan on rotating them very much.

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