make one and rig it ...tails are pretty easy to make.
intermediate skill since you have to use a 3rd party software like sculptris to model and texture the the tail and blender or daz to rig the tail. - all of which free - but not exactly straight forward easy to use.
I think I'd rank the skill level a bit higher. True, tails are a straight-forward chain of bones, potentially, but if you've never done your own rigging before, never used DAZ or Blender before... as you said yourself, not exactly straight forward and easy to use.
Achievable? Absolutely!!! I was only concerned about setting expectations correctly for someone who hasn't done it before. Once you've rigged a character or prop, I agree a tail should not be too difficult.
It's the first time that's a killer. (Not everyone is as extraordinary as you.)
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