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    Ok heres the janky gorilla tape method rundown!

    First I made a paper template of my fluke shape. I temporarily taped it to the monofin.

    Then i glued the thick industrial zip ties to the monofin, radiating out almost like bones. I trimmed them to line up with the edges of my paper pattern, then removed the paper. Now i had a monofin with a zip tie skeleton attached to the end (The glue didn't stick but it doesn't matter in the long run.)

    I took long strips of gorilla tape and covered the "bones" while being careful not to get it stuck to my table. Then i flipped the fin over and covered that side in tape, sticky parts of the tape together. It creates a sandwich tape, bones, tape. Then i trimmed it to shape.



    uhhhh heres a picture. Yellow is monofin, blue is ziptie bones, grey is gorilla tape strips, black is where I trimmed.
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    I did a few layers of tape and wrapped all the edges with tape too, but this is the basic idea.

    I hope this helps!

    (edit: Then I put it in a fabric tail, ofc)

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    Wow Mermaid Wesley, that's awesome! I do duct tape crafts in much the same way. How long has this held up???

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    Currently deciding on a color/design and saving up for my first tail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeliPixie View Post
    Wow Mermaid Wesley, that's awesome! I do duct tape crafts in much the same way. How long has this held up???

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    well its been 4 years (of abuse) and its about time for me to fix it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Wesley View Post
    well its been 4 years (of abuse) and its about time for me to fix it up.
    That's quite impressive!

    Sent from my Shellphone using Tapatalk for Android
    Currently deciding on a color/design and saving up for my first tail!

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