Hey guys, I’m having a problem with the skin staying tight to the back of the eyes / front corner of the eye staying in place when it dries. It doesn’t happen till like the 4th or 5th day. First off let me say that I had worked with a guy for a year that has been in the business for 30 years. I did all the prep work( skinning, fleshing , tanning, thinning, etc.) to the skins so they were ready to get mounted so I’m not completely new to this and no i don't have that know it all kind of attitude. I had been away from it for a year and am now starting doing this on my own at home. I figured I would do a couple practice ones to get back into the grove of things and then do something for this year’s show and have encountered it. After watching Ricks dvd many times and figured I would give it try and mount it the he did including the products he used and krowtann for the skin. I used a combination of either a skife knife, scalpel, dremel tool with a small sanding drum around the eyes, nose and a wire wheel to thin out areas around the rest of the face. Exactly the way things were done in the shop without having this problem. First deer. Krowtanned cape.I followed exactly the way Rick did it in the movie. Everything looked good, let it dry slowly, etc. But at day 5 or so I could see the gap starting to open and the skin around the corner of the eye was not staying put. Now it’s out so far and looks terrible almost two weeks later. Even the upper lid moved up a bit. Second deer. Wet tanned cape I got from the shop when we were cleaning out the freezer. So when I mounted this one I put a pin in the corner of the eye like we had done in the shop prior and it fixed that problem. But the skin has moved away from the back of the eye again. The skin was pushed right against the eye when it was mounted and kept checking it days again around day 4 or 5 starting to move away a little but not nearly as much as the first one. Third deer. Krowtanned cape. Put a pin in the corner of the eye and put some push pins about half inch from around the back corner of the eye to try to stop it and critter clay to hold hold the tear duck close but it started to push out again around day 5. Even the skin around the front corner of the eye is moving out a bit. You can even push on it and you can feel it move in a bit but comes right back. Below is a picture of the third one. I applied hide paste all over the form, around the eyes, tear duct and on the skin that gets tucked. I thinking of trying to put a push pins right before the tear duct. then just over it with apoxie once its try. The only differences from the from the way I learned to the movie. Rick used critter clay around the eye while he used apoxie sculpt Rick used krowtann while he used a different type of wet tan Rick used one type of hidepaste while he used roman 555 I hung the cape to drip dry and used a towel while we used a tumbler with corn cob We mounted so many animals at the shop in a week and checked them a little, if any while they were drying and they came out just fine.. What am I doing wrong?