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POLL: How Do You Like Your Eyes?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
plain ball eye
306
59%
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eye with pupil and iris
91
18%
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no preference
120
23%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Sculptor Tom Meier writes:

For some years Iíve generally made eyes on even very small figures with a pupil and iris instead of just a ball. I think it gives them more character, but I have to admit it's hard to paint (a coat of primer alone being pretty thick on this scale). Casting can be dodgy as well - no-lead alloys tend to be grainy if not cared for properly, obscuring detail at this level. Iíve had a couple of people tell me they prefer a plain ball eye, and I was wondering what your readers think.

By way of illustration, Tom provides this scan of some elf heads in 28mm.

Elf heads in 28mm

So - how do you prefer eyes to be sculpted?