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Finishing Deer Eyes - Compitition?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by AJH, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. AJH

    AJH Member

    Has anyone ever used epoxy sculpt to plump-up dead looking eye lids on a mount? I'm thinking of trying it. Adjusting them during the first couple days of drying made the eye lids look flat and dead. Is there any other methods? Thanks
     
  2. dljhunt

    dljhunt New Member

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    I would rehydrate them and use critter clay to redo them. I cant get a soft look with apoxie sculpt.
     

  3. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Quit using a tool on them for 3 days. That will flatten them every time. After mounting it, don't touch it with anything that isn't a bristle brush.
     
  4. Hedhuntr

    Hedhuntr Member

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    Yup, the clay will ding or flatten when 1/2 of more dry. With no way of rolling out the spot.
     
  5. Rick Carter

    Rick Carter Administrator

    Cole X2
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    If you use apoxy sculpt for the eyes,,, there ain't no adjusting after three hours.
     
  7. Cole

    Cole Amateur Taxidermist

    Yep, no fixing them...ever.
     
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  9. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    clay all the way
    I Know a taxi around here that used Epoxy sculpt on deer eyes one time and his client Hung the deer buy the fire place and it melted and ran out of the eyes .
     
  10. Whitetailart

    Whitetailart New Member

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    You sure it was not wax he used to finish the eyes ?????
     
  11. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Seriously ?? Epoxy Sculpt is not going to "melt" and run out the eyes !!!
    The hair would burn off the deer head before it got hot enough to do anything to the Epoxie Sculpt !! LOL
     
  12. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    That was pretty funny right there!(LOL)
     
  13. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    It will to I sold him the replacement cape he dint mix it right .
     
  14. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    but he's one of those 250.00 guys .
     
  15. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Bull Butter !!
    Even UNMIXED it will still not melt !! It will turn black and dry out super fast and then fall apart. And that is with holding a flame right against it. So it will not melt just from room temperature !!
     
  16. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    Truman, I think this guy fed you a line of B.S. And by this I mean I think he made a mistake on the head somehow/somewhere and just told you this to make it look like it wasnt anything he did.
     
  17. coon hunter

    coon hunter Truman Waddell 270-589-7828 Brownsville Ky

    Bull butter your A$$ with it [email protected] looked like Gray bubble gum with yellow ooze looked like it had a Infection
     
  18. Re: Re: Finishing Deer Eyes - Compitition?

    I use epoxie sculpt on my eyes and love it...I tend to be a little ocd and with the epoxie I can't ruin my eyes by over adjusting I get one shot 3 or so hours to get it right

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  19. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    You sure it was Epoxy Sculpt, 2 part PUTTY ??
    For the Epoxie Sculpt to get that hot to even turn black, the hair would have to be singed off of it !
    Here are some sample pics for you to show exactly what I posted before. It turns black, dries out real fast & them crumbles apart.

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  20. Heath Cline

    Heath Cline Well-Known Member

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    AJH, If I am doing a commercial mount I use Epoxie Sculpt. But if I am doing a competition mount, I will use critter clay for various reasons. Mostly I want to adjust and fine tune the eye over the next couple days and I can keep the clay "soft enough" to do that , where the Sculpt I couldn't.