I knew this was going to be tough going in. The laying out of those first rows of tiles were not looking just like the original, so I knew the bottom half was going to have to go tile-by-tile while looking at the drawing.
In the end (and after stripping a lot of the tiles off once and doing them again, here’s the photo of the tail in its final form:
The inset at the lower right is from the original Web photo, and it’s easy to see the different shape. Still, I think the fin looks good, and the curved placement of the tiles gives the right feeling for the shape of the fin.
Had some adhesive left over, so I went to work on her right arm. The “V” of masking tape in the photo shows the spot on the wall that I’ll aim to finish with her fingers.
NEXT PAGE: February 5–Arm and LOTS of Hair!