Tonight the bowling pin cat-creature got an experimental "for now" tail. Right now the tail is not totally hard -- I had to work pretty fast so that it wouldn't crack -- and then I had to get it in place on the cat-creature without it flattening or wrecking the surface that is already there. I know, that was an awkward sentence and it is hard to follow...bottom line is I hope I can get this tail to work out -- it is not fully attached or fully realized yet.
|I wanted to put a piece of wire (of some sort) inside of the tail so that I could bend it to fit the bowling pin.|
|This is a leg from a tomato cage -- and this is as tight as I could bend it against the edge of the table...I didn't want to fight with it any more.|
|This is 18 gauge copper wire and I doubled it up and twisted it a little bit...not that it is actually doing all that much, but it helped when I rolled up the bubble wrap.|
|I taped the wire to the bubble wrap.|
|Then I rolled up the bubble wrap and taped it tightly, pulling the tape taut against itself until I covered the whole tail.|
|I tried anchoring the tail with masking tape to see how it might look.|
|And now...a look at the for-now tail in various views...|
I think I like it, but I still don't know if it will work. I need to let it dry and then go back to it.