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Topic: The amazing feejee mermaid... FROM BORNEO! (with tutorial link)  (Read 18410 times)
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« on: January 20, 2010 03:46:40 PM »

Ladies and gentlemen, from the murkiest swamps of the most dangerous jungles of Borneo, comes this dried specimen of the amazing feejee mermaid! As for how it swam from the Fiji islands to Borneo, that's a mystery.

or so they say.

Actually, it's all fish, latex, sweat and love.

It's not a very complicated process, it just requires a certain knowledge of anatomy, some patience, a strong stomach and lots of free time.

here's a few pictures of the process:

I went from this:

To this:

To this!

I've documented the whole process step by step with pictures. You can see the whole 5 part tutorial by clicking this link to my blog:

(and thanks for reading!)

ps: to those who may be offended or shocked by the fact that I used real fish skin in this project, be assured that I did my best to minimize the waste; the flesh of the fish was completely consumed (and it was TASTY!), and thus the only parts that weren't used were the bones, guts and head. The fish was an adult male, so its removal from the water will probably not have any impact on the fish population.

If you are still offended or shocked, then honestly, you're the kind of person which I don't care if I offend or shock.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2011 11:50:21 AM by jungrrl - Reason: made title more descriptive » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010 03:57:43 PM »

That is just beyond incredible!

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010 04:09:03 PM »

WILD!  It must have been a very interesting process... I would have had a hard time doing it (stomach-wise and skill-wise) but you have done an awesome job.  Very anthropological Smiley
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010 04:18:19 PM »

Love it!

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010 04:32:34 PM »

this is beyond awesome! I would love to make this but alas I have a weak tummy for real life blood and guts!  Undecided

« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010 04:40:23 PM »

incredible!!!  Shocked This Rocks!!
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010 04:42:56 PM »

That is just amazing!  The process is fascinating and the end product is really nicely done.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010 04:55:13 PM »

Oh that's awesome! Good job! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010 05:38:14 PM »

Oh my God!  That's amazing!  I have no choice but to make one.   Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010 05:48:42 PM »

That is fantastic!! Awesomely good job. And your photography is amazing.
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