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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by naturalcreati40, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member

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    How many of you paint your own eyes on the outside of the lense. I remember there are some, I'm just curious what you guys think about it?? Thanks
     
  2. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    I have...not often but in cases where required I have with good results...I think.... ;) ;D

    DougP
     

  3. naturalcreati40

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    I ve started and I like it, still have to master it though. I thought more of us did it, I thought I'd seen something on here once a while ago???
     
  4. antlermike

    antlermike Active Member

    I have just remember to seal the back side after u paint it. I seal with clear acrylic spray then a coat of glue mod podge or finflex to keep your epoxies from pulling the paint away from the surface of the eye
     
  5. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member

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    I don't paint the back of the eye, I paint the surface. I take a glass eye, put primer on it and then paint it
     
  6. den007

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    Just curious.......why oh why would you put primer over a glass eye? ( I am assuming it is not clear, forgive me please if I am wrong.) It would detract form any positive qualities of the glass, including depth. Why not just roll your own, (of course I referring to epoxy spheres.) A little trick I use is to mix my pigments with one minute epoxy and paint it right on........it will not pull away. I would be happy to post pics of this or send eyes. Not giving all the details, but you can paint with tinted epoxy!

    Shameless marketing once again on my part.

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  7. bowelk

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    We do in our studio. Something different than usually what the herd provides. We do 150 - 200 fish a year of both skin mount and repro. And it's fun!
     
  8. naturalcreati40

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    Hey Denn, its just something I'm trying, I just like the way it looks. I've tried getting the blank eyes and painting them but for some reason I just had a hard time with that. Could never get the look I liked. I feel I can get more detail painting the outside of the eye. I wish I had a pic. I paint all my details and put several coats of gloss and I think it looks pretty good. I got the idea from someone on here a while back. I don't know the process you re talking about