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    Making of merdmaid Sonico (silicone tail and extra's)

    Today I started on making my moulds for this new tail as I can't you hearts for this one. This time I cut circles out of 2mm craft foam with my die-cutting machine, glued a second piece of foam under the circles and covered it with worbla. I also made a mould for the star with worbla.
    * the statue that I use as a guide:
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    * making of the moulds for the scales:
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    * scales done:
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    * star-mould:
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    So excited to see this tail cosplay; Sonico is one of my beloved waifus. Also, what an innovative way to make molds!

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    Finally I started on the tail it self. Body-double is made and covered in Lycra.
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    Premade some of the scale I need, I know I need lots more, but I couldn't made them all as I didn't know how much I will need.
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    And I start pinning the scales to see where they have to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Fenicia View Post
    Finally I started on the tail it self. Body-double is made and covered in Lycra.
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    Premade some of the scale I need, I know I need lots more, but I couldn't made them all as I didn't know how much I will need.
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    And I start pinning the scales to see where they have to come.
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    wow! excited to see the progress and the finished tail!
    *Previously know as KellyMermaid*

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    Started 'gluing' the smallest scales that will cover a part of the fluke.
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    Today I 'glued' the scales for the back bottom part.
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    And start pinning the scales onto the front of the body-double until I ran out of those big aqua scales.
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    all scales for the front are pinned and I made some more scales for the back
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    started 'glueing' the scales to the front

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    This tail looks beautiful!
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    I ran out of scales for the back, but making some more of them.
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    I also casted the first star, they will be attached to the tail with very small (50mm across), but strong magnets.
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    Tail and all 4 stars are getting ready for there glitter-/slime-coat.
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    Starting coating the back of the tail:
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    wow thats kewl also i commented on the video my insta was asexualartistmerm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Fenicia View Post
    Today I started on making my moulds for this new tail as I can't you hearts for this one. This time I cut circles out of 2mm craft foam with my die-cutting machine, glued a second piece of foam under the circles and covered it with worbla. I also made a mould for the star with worbla.
    * the statue that I use as a guide:
    Name:  000b.jpg
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    * making of the moulds for the scales:
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    * scales done:
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    * star-mould:
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    finally someone who also likes anime and mermaids i have finally found my ppl

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    Thank you, MermaidMermeron
    Today I started working on the inside of my tail, glued the magnets on the right place with a special, very strong glue and sealed the front part with some more silicone:
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