Rebuilding Squirrel Eyelids

Submitted by Tom on 12/10/05 at 11:03 AM. ( reb09@sbcglobal.net ) 67.65.232.161

I looked for a long time in the archives and can't find the exact answer. I'm getting ready to mount my squirrel today. After I set the eyes and when I rebuild the eyelids with clay, do I put a small ring of clay on the outer edge of the form's eye cavity or do I place the clay ring directly around the eye on the inner edge of the form's eye cavity?

Thanks for your help

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If you

This response submitted by Don on 12/10/05 at 12:00 PM. ( ) 69.212.188.195

are using the glas bubble eyes you will need to hollow out the eye cavity so that the eye is at the right depth. Then I put a small amount of clay in the cavity first to secure the eye then I put a ring of clay around the eye and mould it to a natural look. I personally do not split squirrel eye lids for tucking and I have not have any trouble. Good luck.


Thanks Don

This response submitted by Tom on 12/10/05 at 12:34 PM. ( reb09@sbcglobal.net ) 67.65.232.161

I bought the WASCO kit that comes with (I'm not sure which) glass eyes but not the bubble eyes.


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