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    the new MDV tail (2)

    Mike Van Daal just released those pictures on FB with this statement :

    "One of the many new options for 2014 from FlipTails! This tail also features a blacklight/Glow-In-The-Dark feature!"

    It's a neon tail. What do you think?

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    Rainbow details on some scales :

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    Senior Member Euro Pod Samantha Siren's Avatar
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    That would look Insane under a black light!

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    maybe too showy, but lot of coolness!
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    lol Certainly colorful!! Very cool-looking tail, I'd love to see it in the water! The back dorsal fin makes me think of sea anemone 'tentacles', I'd love to see how they look under water, in motion!

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    Raven did one with similar coloring and black light paint too.I called it the hulk tail lol green and purple.

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    We don't hear much from Mike these days it's nice to see some of his new creations.

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    Such an awesome design! It's really a work of art

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    It's really cool! I love the dorsal fin. Not my favorite colors but very cool!
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    I think it would look nice on a guy too. I like Mike's stuff, but I just am not a fan of that fluke or how it holds up (literally, what it looks like when you hold it up, lol) I know there's a huge fandom for the 13th year. Just not my style

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    the new MDV tail (2)

    Quote Originally Posted by AniaR View Post
    I think it would look nice on a guy too. I like Mike's stuff, but I just am not a fan of that fluke or how it holds up (literally, what it looks like when you hold it up, lol) I know there's a huge fandom for the 13th year. Just not my style
    Honestly, I'm not fond of this tail and not really impressed. In my opinion, the yellow color is kind of lemon and horrible, the color scheme is simple and because of the amount of fringe on the back and the 13th-year fluke, overall the tail isn't very fish-like. It really isn't my style either. Mike is very good tail maker but this, to me, isn't very original. I prefer the hulk tail like Raina like to call it


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    Personally I love the colors and the fins. I wouldn't personally buy from Mike because I don't like how floppy the flukes are either but I really like this tail a lot.

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    well in all fairness, he likely just made what a client dreamed up. So long as the client is happy, then that is good!

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    Very nice!
    As someone who knows first hand how much hard LABOR and SKILL goes into making one of these from start to finish, I can not be such a flippant brat and freely cast dispersions against the hard labor of others. I figure unless you can PERSONALLY do better, you personally are in no position to casually criticize.
    Everyone's a critic... even those who can do absolutely NOTHING themselves. Suppose folk criticized how "WELL" you laid around in these masterpiece works of art after someone else toiled over them. Suppose folk criticized how well or poorly you can simply SIT or LAY in these masterpieces. You wouldn't like that so much now would you?
    Every tom dick and harry who can do NOTHING themselves is a critic of those who can actually do something. Such frivolous, heineous bratism some skil-less folk casually engage in!

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    I just have to say that even if you don't like the colors, this tail has an incredible amount of detail and is very well made. I can imagine (and appreciate) all the hard work that went into this! I think the colors would look incredible on someone with a good tan or darker skin tone. The yellow/purple combo is simple, but striking.....it reminds me of so many pretty little fish:
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    I think it's a very creative piece, lots of interesting detail and work! Whether or not it's my taste is my own business, but there's no denying it's one helluva piece of craftmership!

    I'm not familiar with the flukes everyone is mentioning. Is there a link to videos?

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    I personally love the fluke, despite the fact that it's a recast. The thirteenth year is one of my all time favorite tails. The dorsal is awesome looking. And the fact it glows in the dark is going to make it look even more magical. However, the colors are not really my favorite. The detail is fantastic, it's just... The colors are too opposite to really compliment each other. But the streak of color under each scale! Finfolk does that and I love it. I kinda wish he could blend the scales a bit better when it goes to the fluke, I just feel like the straight line looks a little harsh.

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    It's really cool to see a neon tail! Wow.

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