This is my 4th whitetail head. Just wondering if this amount of shrinkage is normal once dry. I use Mckenzie tan system, critter clay, Roman 555 glue. I thin the area around the eye as much as possible with out losing all of the guard hairs. Eyelids are split all the way, with oil glands removed. I am careful to not over dampen the clay or eye skin while mounting. One pin at caruncle. Clay above lacrymal crease to push hair to hair. Slow dry, bagged and babysat and adjusted twice daily for several days. Maybe 60° in my workshop. The movement occurred at about day 5 or six. Just as everything feels dry, and can't be adjusted any more. but obviously is not. I think I can better control the tear duct area with tighter slot and slightly more clay pushed tight on day 1. Just not sure how to deal with eyelid differently. If this is normal, I can deal with filling gap with epoxy. Just doesn't look as soft as I'd like. 1sf photo is right after mounting, second is about 10 days later. The harsh lighting is making it look worse than it even is.