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    Thank you so much everyone! It's nice to have encouragement


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    Omg you inspired me to do my own tail, this looks amazing!!!
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    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod Mermaid Cataleya's Avatar
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    So what is underneath or is that just a cast to hold your tail in place until set ??? This is beautiful btw


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    Can't wait to see it with the fluke!!! Lovely!

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    This is looking so amazing! Very inspiring. I'm excited to follow this thread and see the progress!


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    Wow such a pretty tail and it's already almost done! You are doing amazing work on this! Can't wait to see it all finished.

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    [QUOTE=Mermaid Cataleya;254086]So what is underneath or is that just a cast to hold your tail in place until set ??? This is beautiful btw

    Thank you there's an ironing board under it to keep it off of the carpet. I tend to shed a lot so it keeps the hair off lol.


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    Wow, this is one of my favorite individual scale tails I have seen so far. I'm starting to favor this method more and more. No seams and minimal work space required (no giant scale sheets).
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    Well done! Your work is absolutely lovely! Can't wait to see it swim!

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    Wow!

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    What did you use to make the molds, and what silicone did you use for the scales?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becoming_A_Mermaid View Post
    What did you use to make the molds, and what silicone did you use for the scales?
    I used fiberglass resin to make the side fins, plaster of Paris for the fluke, and Dragon skin 10 medium silicone.


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    Finally got around to sculpting my fluke



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    nice!
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    Pretty fluke shape!


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    Looks great!

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    Wow! That looks amazing! It's hard to believe this is your first full silicone tail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amindele View Post
    Wow! That looks amazing! It's hard to believe this is your first full silicone tail!
    I can't believe it either!!! XD It isn't perfect...but I try very hard to fix my mistakes. I can relate to Merwandering and the drips she got when sealing her scales...but hey imperfections make it unique, right?

    And Pearlie Mae that means a lot coming from you! Your tail is so inspiring! Without learning to make a tail like you did, I would be stuck at fabric level forever.


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    Senior Member Undisclosed Pod PearlieMae's Avatar
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    Thank you!

    But remember, there's nothing wrong with fabric tails...my next personal tail is probably going to be fabric, or maybe a fabric/silicone hybrid (or maybe sequined. I don' think I've made myself insane enough, yet! ). A full silicone tail is awesome, but the effort, care, and - let's face it - hassle of 25+ pounds of rubber can be exhausting!

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    Making Seawing: My First Full Silicone Tail!

    My fabric tail is a hybrid that has silicone covering the scales. There are places where the silicone is peeling off...would you know how I could fix it so that won't happen?

    Oh and I didn't mean to sound like I was dissing on fabric tails!!! I just realized might have come off that way. I LOVE my fabric tail but I'm really curious to see what swimming in silicone is like
    Last edited by Mermaid Shaylee; 06-28-2016 at 11:48 AM.

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