Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: DIY silicone mermaid tail under 200 dollars

  1. #1
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel

    DIY silicone mermaid tail under 200 dollars

    Hi everyone!

    im kinda new to mernetwork but I already love this community!

    today I would like to share a little project of mine. Wich is.... A DIY SILICONE MERMAID TAIL FOR UNDER 200 dollars!!!!!

    is that possible? Yes it is! Well honestly Iím not finished yet but Iím almost there!

    so what I used as a base is neoprene. I also put the monofin wich I made myself in the neoprene (for the drainholes) and painted it with fabric paint.

    then when everything was dry I covered the fin with silicone.


    And thats pretty much where I am now, the next step is covering the whole tail in scales.

    and Iíll see how it looks like dry.

    does anyone know how to care for a silicone/neoprene tail?

    Last edited by Princess of the sea; 06-18-2019 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Fixing photo

  2. #2
    Senior Member North Pacific Pod
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Wa state usa
    Posts
    203
    What type of silicone did you use? ^_^

  3. #3
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel
    I used silicone from a Dutch store, itís from the brand Bison. Its meant for all kinds of waterproof uses, but Itís says on the back itís marine life safe Iím not sure if they sell it in other countries?

    Hereís the link: https://www.bison.nl/nl/product.618

  4. #4
    interesting!
    the link to the store was helpful, as I'm planning on making a tail like this too!
    i'm dutch so ye-

  5. #5
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel
    Oh cool! Dutch ( ze hebben ook siliconen kit in de action voor 2 euro, maar of dat goeie is weet ik niet? Ga het straks proberen)
    Last edited by Princess of the sea; 01-22-2019 at 12:48 PM. Reason: Mistake

  6. #6
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel

    Made scales!

    http://imgur.com/P6gbFjp

    This is how far I got at the back! The scales look pretty neat! I hope I can continue soon. I will post again quickly. You can also follow me on Instagram: Serenea_Seaweed

  7. #7
    Senior Member North Pacific Pod
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Location
    Wa state usa
    Posts
    203
    Yaaay that's good progress!
    -Siren Gita
    Blue ocean "siren"
    -rulesNazi

    User formerly known as derBears

  8. #8
    awesome!!
    ik had die al geprobeerd, volgens mij is die ook gewoon goed

  9. #9
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel
    Hey guys! A little update. My project is currently on pause because I have a huge mountain of schoolwork to complete. Iíll continue on next week!

    Dutch: oh fijn! Ik had al hele duren gekocht van 10 euro maar daar had ik er gewoon 5 van kunnen kopen bij de action haha

  10. #10
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel

    Finished!

    https://ibb.co/py7vQNf
    https://ibb.co/9ZGBgfV

    THE TAIL IS DONE OMG!

    So when the tail was done I did a first swim in it... the tail itís self was completely waterproof and it worked. But the monofin wasnít very fast. So I replaced it with the mahina. I also did a little repainting on the fin and made a backfin with leftover neoprene. I canít wait to test it out in the water with the mahina in it the previous time with the plastic monofin I could only swim for 2 minutes. So that sucked. Anyways if you want to see more of the proces I also made a YouTube video on how I made it.
    Iíll be able to swim with it at 25 of Juli or later. And maaaaybe earlier, I hope!

    Donít be shy to ask questions

    Hereís the link to the YouTube video!

    https://youtu.be/IQDIxijWUt4
    Last edited by Princess of the sea; 06-16-2019 at 03:50 AM.

  11. #11
    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I'm definitely gonna use it as reference

    Sent from my [device_name] using MerNetwork mobile app

  12. #12
    Junior Member Princess of the sea's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Swimming in the ocean
    Posts
    15

    Visit Princess of the sea's Youtube Channel
    Yay, I wish you good luck!

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •