Wood Duck Eyelid Tutorial

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by mvernelson, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. Hey guys I thought I'd take some shots while I prepped the eyes on this woodduck. Enjoy! The first thing I do on a tucked head is sculpt the upper port<center>
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    </center>ion of the neck into the head. It's more work but I end up with a perfect transition in this criticall area on a woodduck.
     
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    Next the <center>
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    </center>eyes are set in sculpall.
     

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    Cory Wright had the idea of reproducing nictitating membrains out of film negative. It works great, just cut the roundness into the negative and test fit. Make sure you use the last portion of the negatives cause its the darkest.<center>
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    The negative is cut down and pressed into the sculpall.<center>
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    Sculpall is mixed with red paint, then set aside for a half hour to fourty minutes to firm up. This aids in rolling out thinner lids. Once they are rolled out on the table the bottom lid is positioned under the eye, followed by the top.<center>
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    Now a tool is used to "pinch" off material from the eyelid to thin it into the right proportions.<center>
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    This shot shows how the lids sit on the acryllic eye.<center>
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    A little sculpall to blend in the brow and its ready for paint!<center>
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  10. wildwings

    wildwings New Member

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    Thats great thanks for taking the time and posting that !
     
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    VERY Nice Mike!! THANKS for sharing
     
  12. nate

    nate New Member

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    very nice!! that methed would work for just about any waterfowl, such as a goldeneye currect?
     
  13. James Parrish

    James Parrish Tundra Swan...Its What's For Dinner!

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    Simply Amazing. This is an area I struggle with. Thanks for the tips!!!
     
  14. JonHarleTX

    JonHarleTX Ya'll hear that. George just signed in. Quick Hide

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    Great essay Mike..

    Now I have a question.. (and I'm pretty sure I know the answer; but) where and how are you attaching the neck. Are you doing anything special or is it as obvious as I think it is.. I'm thinking you just are drilliing a hole in the throat that you sculpted and continuing as normal?

    Does the head skin want to slide over the sculpted neck easily? I am assuming that it does, since I've see your wood ducks.

    Jon~
     
  15. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

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    Very good tutoral...thanks
     
  16. Taxi-lover

    Taxi-lover New Member

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    This is great tutorial!! Thank's Mike!!
     
  17. ludvik

    ludvik beginner taxidermist :-)

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    very nice and thx for sharing mike!!! this is realy make my day ;D ;D

    ludvik
     
  18. derhntr

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    Mike, that was simply brilliant, thanks for sharing. I do have a question, and I'm sure some of you will think it's silly, but being a rookie still how/ where do you tuck in the eye skin. I have read your post about five times now so I think I've got it but how about sharing that as well to help me in prove my game. Again assume.
    der hntr
     
  19. hambone

    hambone Member

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    Thanks for sharing a great tutorial, hoping to see more in the future
     
  20. crankin

    crankin New Member

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    thanks for sharing that!