The team over at WETA completed a rather unusual project, creating a fully functional Mermaid tail for Auckland woman Nadya Vessey, who is a double leg amputee.
The unique articulated construction of the tail will allow Vessey to propel herself through the water with an undulating movement as if she was a mermaid.
Every aspect of the tail has been custom made to Vessey’s body using a blend of 3D modelling and milling technology, combined with Vi Vac vacforming, and a poly carbonate spine and tail fin. The skin of the tail has been made from a layer of neoprene and a lycra outer-layer digitally printed with a stunning ‘scale’ pattern, that was designed by one of the concept artists.
Source: Ultra Facts