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Wood Duck Eyes And Eye Rings

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by allison1952, May 16, 2020.

  1. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

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    whats the best product and process , eyes and eye rings for mounting wood ducks, not using artificial heads?? appreciate any and all advice
     
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  2. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    You can still use artificial eye rings and set them in the clay work. You could also sculpt your own and attach them to the eyes before setting them so it’s easier to work them and let them dry before mounting the head.
     
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  3. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    wayne cooper lids with glass eyes
     
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    If using the real head, mount, let dry then use epoxy sculpt to make your eyerings. You can buy red epoxy sculpt or add a little red paint to regular, or use regular and paint the once dried.
     
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  5. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    Agreed!!!
     
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  6. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    First thing I would say is mix up your epoxy with red paint, powder etc . Then set your eyes on something no stick.Roll the epoxy very thin. Apply the epoxy around the eye, shape and make you details in the epoxy. Let it set up , attach to your head. Pull the skin over the head and set your skin just be kind the epoxy ring.
     
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  7. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

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    thankyou
     
  8. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    I have done this with a mixture of red acrylic paint and white glue... paint on entire eye and let it set up til its "rubbery" but still sticky ... then with a fine modeling tool work it outward onto lids ... works really good for hawks
     
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