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Issues With White Showing In Front Of Eyes

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by clovis67, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. clovis67

    clovis67 New Member

    Newbie setting/sculpting eye lids using bio optics 32 mm eyes. Keep on having issues with white showing in front corner of eyes after I tucked my eye skin. Any advice on what might b happening to cause this?
  2. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Just need to put more clay or what ever other filler you are using there.

  3. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Without seeing your work there’s nothing we can say here to really help as deer do show the white in front.
    If you are using a nictitating membrane
    then that will cover up a lot of that white.
    or it’s just the way your claying the eyes and if having issues there breakthrough magazine has a great article by Gene Smith on the way he does his and that might aid you.
    Pics would help here more.
    silverwings likes this.
  4. clovis67

    clovis67 New Member

    Sorry I didn’t post pic of the issues I am having... not familiar with posting pic procedures. I felt like I had sculpted a decent shape to the eye lids/brow area.. I had watched several tutorials on setting eyes/ sculpting eyes .. and was satisfied with the clay work before I tucked in the eye skin...I didn’t want any white showing front or back.. but especially in front.
  5. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Why not just use eyes with no whites?
    Tanglewood Taxidermy likes this.
  6. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    As stated use an eye that doesn’t have a white band or make or install a nicatating membrane so it doesn’t show , here’s a Live and mounted eye , it’s very easy to make just use a small ball of Black apoxeysculpt in corner of eye , push flat and shape as needed 90BDBF56-248D-46FF-A473-CDF51A039003.png B69EBC65-DB03-443D-83D7-6DB252B71E2E.png
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
    Trophy Specialist likes this.
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    This is what I do too. If I'm not going to show the whites, I use the cheaper eyes with no whites which is on most mounts.
  8. brianmrusher

    brianmrusher Active Member

    I was taught by a Master world champ to have a little white in the front being as close to equal on both sides as possible. That way you know the front is close to each other in the amount of clay used and shape. Then after drying go back and build you nictitating membrane over the white which is about what it covers.
    rogerswildlife and moonshine like this.
  9. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    A lot depends on the form, some are made to use plain aspheric or eye set is made for their eyes as Research forms, or just deepen the eye socket. Not all forms are positive eye set as they state.
  10. clovis67

    clovis67 New Member

    The particular eyes in question seemed to me to have a wide band of white.I felt like I had sculpted a decent upper and lower lid.When I finished w tucking my eye skin I had a more oval shape to the eye and white showing in front / back of eyes..