Hey just a quick question, when modelling, should i have the eyes either closed or half closed before rigging so it deforms better both ways? or does it not really matter as long as i have enough mesh.

Half closed is what I use, but I am no expert in character modelling. This works for me, but I generally use MakeHuman models, which come like that. Plenty of mesh is also a good idea.

Cheers, Clock.

In my experience it is much easier to model with closed eyelids.
If you use shapekeys its not so important.