I spent some more time refining a more fluid and interesting shape for the front of the tail, used some more armor bits to keep some continuity with the body. Played around with some colour tinting for certain parts and I'm trying out some simple textures to inspire better detail on the tail such as the scales underneath. Added in more detail on some of the armor bits.
This is a lot of unknown ground i'm covering here so if anyone sees any big mistakes I'm making here please feel free to call them out. I want to squash bad habits early and without mercy.