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Blind deer eye ?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by duece, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. duece

    duece Member

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    Hey everyone, Haven't been on in a long time. That's a whole other story. Thought some one could give me some tips. Got a deer in with a blind eye. Well as you guessed that the customer wants to keep it like so. Do I just take a regular eye paint to replicate as so? Or is there some other magical trick I can do.

    Thanks for the input Dennis
     
  2. 3bears

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    Is it just a fogged out eye, or is a shriveled up booger in the eye socket? I've got one like the latter that the customer wants duplicated, yuck. I think the first wouldn't be that difficult to give it a foggy appearance via paint and clear, or maybe special order one from Tohikon.
     

  3. duece

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    Well fogged out sort of, mainly sunken in but not destroyed. Its weird!! That's what I was leaning towards was to paint up then try to set the eye in deeper than the other. Good to know that they sell such a thing. Some reason I didn't give that a thought Thanks 3bears. Good luck with yours wish I could give you some advice. Over my head
     
  4. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Every once in a while I get some oddball request to spiff up some injury, wound or defect. Nine times out of 10 when I tell them it will cost them X number of dollars for the oddity, they opt to just go with the cheapest route. I would base my repair method on how much they are willing to pay for your time plus materials dealing with it.
     
  5. duece

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    Oh yes CUSTOM always equals $$$$$$. Some just insist, I personally would not want to look at something so crazy.
     
  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Valid point Trophy but, some folks are just insistent, and it does cost them more.
     
  7. phoenix-cry

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    Putting in an opalite sphere instead of a glass eye can make for a good 'blind' effect. Opaque and cloudy and just a little translucent
     
  8. phoenix-cry

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    This is a 'blind' tortoise sculpture I did (not taxidermy but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about). Opalite eyes. You can get opalite spheres on eBay in a bunch of different sizes

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  9. duece

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    That's looks great phoenix . Going to check that out Thanks
     
  10. phoenix-cry

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    No problem! Good luck! You’ll probably need the 30mm as the 25mm I just got are too small for deer
     
  11. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    You said that the eye was somewhat flat and recessed. Why not get a FLINT fish eye and paint it as you like? Might work.
     
  12. lake shore

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    Just finished the warrior whitetail. Ordered blind glass eye from Tohickon. The effect is perfect.
     
  13. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    Tohickon can create any eye you want.