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    Okay, so I absolutely love the feeling of swimming in a silicone tail! It is so fun to bring joy to kids who have never seen a mermaid in real life before. Seawing, the tail I made last summer is my fantasy tail. One made to fit my personality as a faery turned mermaid. But now I have been craving the craft of making a tail again and am contemplating making one that is more realistic. I have always loved Sunfish, specifically Bluegills and how timid they tend to be. I have a tail design for it that I really like, which I'll have to post later. I'm just wondering if it would be worth it to have two tails... I guess we'll see if my creativity and craving for the feeling of gooey silicone win out in the end.

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    If you have the means to make another tail, GO FOR IT!!!
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    I say you go for it! Maybe you can post replies to this thread with pictures so we can see how things are going.
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    Okay so I finally finished a design that I really like. The green I want to be darker and more natural, but I didn't have a colored pencil that fit the image in my mind. I also added more spots because I love them! This tail will have many more fins. Also, Mermaid Jaffa, a tail for each day of the week would be amazing

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    Pretty!

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    I can't decide of I want to make a partial silicone tail this time or a silicone tail...the only problem is funding for the silicone tail. I've been pondering doing a commission to help me pay for my own tail, but I don't know if anyone would come to me since I've only made on full silicone tail before. Anyway, I will post to this thread on my progress of Bluegill once I've decided what to do.

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    I think that image should show up... I resized it. Thanks for letting me know Marinus!

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    Contemplation of Making Bluegill: A Second Silicone Tail

    Im on Tapatalk so ill go online and check.
    But this is what i see in both your previous pics

    Also online


    Sorry to spam your thread with the screen shots but i figured it could be happening to other people, also because your intent is to share it.
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    Same here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marinus Mortimer View Post
    Im on Tapatalk so ill go online and check.
    But this is what i see in both your previous pics

    Also online


    Sorry to spam your thread with the screen shots but i figured it could be happening to other people, also because your intent is to share it.
    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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    I think it finally worked! Let me know if you can see it

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    That tail looks good. You can see it.
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    I started with just planning a tail. But after tons of research, now I have about 5 designs I want to do, and probably have about 10 years of work ahead of me. LOL

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    Wow it's been forever since I looked at this thread! I got busy with life things, but I did end up making the tail, just a neoprene and silicone hybrid because that is what I could afford. I still very much want to make another full silicone tail and I am willing to do a commission in order to get the funds!

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