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For Those Who Like Custom Eyes

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Travis Jones, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. I thought I'd post some custom eye pics for you guys that like custom eyes, like myself. I used Mr. Josh Knuth's technique of epoxy and clear resin. I'm sure most of you have seen his tutorial on this. The eyes are for a 25" redfish I'm custom molding and casting for my Mom so I figured I do a set of custom eyes to go with it. Well it took me one eye to get the hang of it but the second was a breeze. Sure its not as easy as buying a pre fab, pre painted eye but its a hell of a lot more rewarding in the end. The other cool thing about it is, with shipping cost as HIGH as they are, in a pinch you can save some shipping instead of ordering one set of eyes to finish a job. Plus pre painted eyes look like a$$ in my opinion.

    So a HUGE THANKS to Josh Knuth for the tutorial and answering my thousands of questions!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D

    This eye is just a custom painted glass eye. Its for a 60" Bull Dolphin in the works. Huge 32mm
  2. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Beautiful work Travis.

    "Pre painted eyes look like A$$" lol........ thats funny :D

  3. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    amazing! great job travis. they look real!
  4. Travis, that is a fantastic looking eye. You definitely have the talent my friend.
  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member


    GREAT EYE MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. LionHeart

    LionHeart New Member


    Indeed, you have some great talent within, bery bery nice eyes, well done ;).
  7. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Never thought I'd be saying this to another guy, but.....
    Travis your eyes are soooooooo dreamy :eek:
    Seriously SWEET!
  8. RDA

    RDA Active Member

    Sheeesh you guys ARE SICKOS!!!!! ::) ;D ;D TRAVIS!!! Think you could whip me up about a dozen pair!!!!!!!!! you guys should be workin for tohickon!! ::) ;) ;D
  9. Chad See

    Chad See Certified "Fish Head"

    Awesome work Travis.
  10. Travis, WOW! Very cool! Nice job! I look forward to seeing the finished Redfish!
  11. Thanks to all for looking. Hope you like em.

    [quote author=Aaron Stehling l"Pre painted eyes look like A$$" lol........ thats funny :D[/quote]

    Sorry Aaron sometimes I'm a bit too opinionated
  12. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Sorry Aaron sometimes I'm a bit too opinionated

    I've got the same problem.....
  13. Very nice great job Travis. I won't mention any names but somebody has been watching to much of the outdoor channel more specifically a blond woman named Tiffany ah
    Mr. Lawrence
  14. den007

    den007 Active Member

    And Jimmy...........show us some!
  15. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    I don't want to speak for Jimmy, but I don't think he has ever created an eye from scratch using resin like Travis just did. Travis, that is truly exceptional!!! And thank you Josh for the tutorial, I cant wait to do a pr. of my own. Awesome!!!
  16. rp

    rp Member

    Hi Travis

    Outstanding work on those eyes. Think u will start a new trend on this site. Topic " Custom made eyes ". Could get really interesting to see what the guys can come up with.
  17. jim tucker

    jim tucker Active Member

    I cannot wait to try that technique out. Just gotta make the time.
  18. BIGUN

    BIGUN Member

    Beautiful work, Travis! Could someone point me to the tutorial?? Can't find it in the search for some reason. I want to try a new method- got to better better than what I've been doing! he he. THANKS!
  19. Chad See

    Chad See Certified "Fish Head"


    Go the the above site.... should be all there.

    Again Travis, fantastic work.
  20. Travis they look great!!
    its not so hard to do once you get the hang of it.
    The color is right on for the redfish.