I took nearly two weeks away from the peacocks, debating on what I would do next with them. When I started to work on them some more, their tails developed nicely...well, except for the one on the left.
Oh, how I disliked that first tail. I looked at the pictures again and again after I went to bed, nearly going back downstairs at 4am to work on it some more. I forced myself to take a break from it, though...and tackle it again the next day.
This definitely worked to my advantage. Had I gone with my first inclination, I might have redone the entire tail, but I figured out how to trim off the bottom layer and re-shape it to my liking. Then, the real fun began!
Here, you can see the tail on the right has been textured with feather detail. The one on the left, having been reshaped, is untextured, besides having the 'eyes' of the feathers put into place.
In this image, (ignoring the glare of the Cthulhu), you can see the wing and body details that have started to develop on both birds. Check back as these peacocks gain all of their feathers and their head feathers too!