So with a very early version of Forge for 1.8 available I decided to see now viable it would be to get Tails working in 1.8 and...
There is a few issues with the GUI and wings are borked but I mighthave a beta preview out by this weekend. Also, I should be able to support both 1.7.10 and 1.8 at the same time as long as I stick to content updates only. Nothing in the model code has changed so to add new tails/textures/ears etc is more just a matter of copying the needed files, adding one line and tada. It'll be a bit of extra work each time but shouldn't be too bad ^^
Also I should say THE VERSION OF FORGE FOR 1.8 IS IN BETA. Don't go bugging other mod authors to update yet, there is still some missing features and the metadata changes are huge. Give people time!
i knew there was a picture of 1.8 tails somewhere on the forums