Hello! I'm in the beginning stages of working on a puppet of the Egyptian God Sobek (head of crocodile with human body) and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas on attaching a tail to a pre-existing ball-and-socket armature. I'm hoping to make the tail out of braided wire and build-up foam w/latex and am unsure of how I might go about connecting it to the armature. Any help is appreciated!

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I'd recommend J-B Weld to do the attachment. It  is a 2-part epoxy mix that, once hardened, is very strong.  It works very well on brass tubing and with aluminum braided wire. 

If you'd like the tail removable for whatever reason, use brass tubing that fits together to attach the tail  to the hip, with J-B weld as the attachment glue. 

Good Luck!

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