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Raivynn
05-26-2012, 02:13 AM
Okay, so I know it hasn't even arrived yet, but I am so anxious to share the pics that I do have so far! :D It looks absolutely amazing! As soon as it arrives, I will definitely be posting more pics!!! I will also be posting a review in the appropriate section. While production took a little longer than originally stated, Stevi experienced some issues with her monofins and was constantly in touch with me throughout the ENTIRE process. I saw my tail go from a white neoprene cutout to a pink latex base, then onto the fully painted tail ... The process was incredible! I will FOR SURE order from Stevi again, and I whole heartedly recommend her to others! :D


I also decided on my mermaid name -- I am going to be Mermaid Misu -- Misu is Native American for "ripples in the water" -- which I am going to cause!

Blondie
05-26-2012, 02:22 AM
Those fins look fantastic! That was your idea? Hats off!

Raivynn
05-26-2012, 02:27 AM
Stevie and I both worked on it. The basic design was a combination of my favorite tails, and the color is based from my favorite koi coloration (kumonryu). The dorsal is actually made from the material that a lot of mers use as fringe on the bottom of their tail - and it worked really well for a dorsal! :D I am super happy with the end result, and can't wait for it to arrive!

Kanti
05-26-2012, 02:34 AM
Wow I love the paintjob on it!
Looks very natural :')
Those little fins are awesome looking, too! Whatever you used works great!

Can't wait to see pics of you wearing it :'D

ShyMer
05-26-2012, 09:33 AM
The coloring is nice! I like that you chose a different koi pattern from the usual white with red orange splotches.

Also I like the vinyl for the additional fins. Looks very koi <3

mermaid hannah
05-26-2012, 06:41 PM
LOVE IT!

MermaidRaegan
05-26-2012, 08:12 PM
So much love!! Especially the little extra fins, they're so cute! Stevi did an amazing job, as usual. You'll have to be sure to tell us how the paint holds up on that vinyl, since so many people love it for their tails (myself included).

Raivynn
05-27-2012, 12:03 AM
As soon as it arrives, I promise some more pictures. :D

LittleTreasure
05-27-2012, 01:53 AM
That looks so amazing! Can't wait to see more :)

Raivynn
05-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Dangit, sometimes holidays ruin stuff! My tail is being forced to sit at FedEx until Tuesday.

Mermaasai
05-27-2012, 12:06 PM
LAME! >,< I shake my fist in FedEx's general direction!

Prince Calypso
05-27-2012, 02:38 PM
i love the color and the fins. i would have never thought a black and white tail could look cute but its really well done.

MermaidRaegan
05-27-2012, 11:21 PM
I fart in FedEx's general direction!!

Raivynn
05-28-2012, 12:13 AM
Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!!!!!


..... Oh wait. LOL

Prince Calypso
05-28-2012, 12:24 AM
Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!!!!!


..... Oh wait. LOL

wtf lmao

MermaidRaegan
05-28-2012, 01:31 AM
I love you people so much. :lol:

Raivynn
05-28-2012, 01:05 PM
@Prince Calypso -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference. If you haven't seen it, you should definitely watch it at least 100 times. :D

Spindrift
05-29-2012, 10:54 AM
Now go away or we shall taunt you a second time!

Prince Calypso
05-29-2012, 12:45 PM
i really need to see that movie lol

Mermaid Photine
05-29-2012, 06:52 PM
Shall we commence the launching of cows?

Raivynn
05-31-2012, 12:16 PM
Run away! :D

New York Mermaid
05-31-2012, 08:43 PM
wow I wish i would have though of a vinyl dorsal fin.lol..

im thinking a inkblot tail anyone :)

(i kid the tail is cute though)

Raivynn
06-01-2012, 10:52 AM
Well, today is the day! According to FedEx, the package is on the truck awaiting delivery. :D

Ink blot tail ....... hehehe. :D

Raivynn
06-02-2012, 12:51 AM
Aaaaaaaaand -- IT CAME TODAY! As soon as I got it home, I tried it on ... I have a new appreciation for putting on a tail ..... that was tough!

Instead of posting photos here...I am going to be mean and make you visit my mermaid page on facebook and LIKE IT ;)

http://www.facebook.com/Mermaid.Misu

Raivynn
06-02-2012, 12:16 PM
Okay, so I decided I would post at least a couple pics. :)

~Molly~
06-02-2012, 03:33 PM
*like!*

Toxotes
06-02-2012, 05:27 PM
A very unique tail. I like it.

JesseaP7488
06-02-2012, 06:09 PM
looove your tail I cant wait to see what mine is going to look like. I just ordered my tail with Stephanie i am so excited to be part of the mer-people community!!.

MermaidRaegan
06-02-2012, 08:06 PM
So lovely! Can't wait to see how it swims.

Prince Calypso
06-03-2012, 02:30 AM
the tail is beautiful and you look beautiful in it

Mermaid Saphira
06-03-2012, 07:41 PM
Yay! Such a unique and pretty tail <3

jukumerboii
06-04-2012, 08:43 PM
THAT tail is amazing, and u look amazing in it!!

LittleTreasure
06-04-2012, 11:47 PM
LOVE IT! It is sooo pretty! X3

Lyrique
06-08-2012, 08:44 PM
Oooooh! That is incredibly beautiful!!! Love, love, love!!! You'll have to share pictures and videos of you swimming in it!! :D

Mermaid Dottie
06-08-2012, 09:46 PM
AAAHHH LOVE!
So much love. So CUTE on you!

Raivynn
06-10-2012, 07:11 PM
Well guys, after the first swim, I did have some issues with the paint, and some drag with the fluke. I sent it back to Stevi for some repair, and we are actually changing the fluke shape just slightly. She is also going to try coating the tail with clear latex after painting to see if it helps the paint stay. The vinyl will NOT stay painted with a paint she currently uses, so I may try to experiment with some vinyl paint later on. :D

I will, however, give you a teaser pic of my first swim!

:D3301

Raivynn
06-10-2012, 07:15 PM
3302

I made a funny face, sorry! :D

Ilonka
06-10-2012, 08:02 PM
Very cool tail, not many black and white ones around.

Raivynn
06-10-2012, 08:37 PM
I really love the black and white. :) I love color, but for some reason, I am a very monochrome type of mer -- black, white, silver, and cool colors like greens, blues, and purples.

lasserine
06-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Looks great.

MermaidRaegan
06-10-2012, 11:34 PM
Lookin' good! :D Maybe if you coated the vinyl in some spray silicone or something it would help with the paint. :P

Mermaid Annariea
06-11-2012, 01:57 AM
theres actually a specific spray paint that i think binds to vinyl.
i dont know what its called, but you could look it up and have steph look into it :D