Finally an update to my armor! This is what I have done so far.
I definitely faced some confusion with the joining technique between the two weaves, although using @Paladin's image gallery and posts, I managed to find a way to join them. It's not entirely ideal or matches his technique, but this was easy enough for me to replicate and integrate into the maille. I wove rings into the collar to create half Persian 3-1 strands to stabilize it atop the maille and scale maille, and right now I'm grinding out units of chain maille to make the back and armpits of my shirt. As soon as I'll do this, I'm going to start work on the sleeves, which are going to be scale and share the same inlay design as the chest, and then finally attach the side armor panels I made, and fill in the front and back. After that it's a matter of extending the front and back of the shirt down a bit more, and possibly adding some fancier details there.
Here's all three panels that I currently have done, not draped on my dummy that I made. As soon as I finish my armor stand, it should be quite a bit easier to manage and work on. Here's the link to the blog where I've been posting updates: https://paladin-of-the-cosmos.tumblr.com/tagged/lunar-paladin-project
So I saw that the machine cut AA is being phased out in favor of something else, but there is a particular color of Machine Cut 18g 1/4 that is not available in the saw cut colors that I love... so I'm wondering- will the violet AA will be possibly done in saw cut eventually, or should I just buy a bunch of it now?
You're the real MVP.
Thanks for the tip on the scale width and height, I hadn't considered that. I think i'm going to aim for a diamond neck hole. Trying to make mine similar to this scalemail weavers. Aside from the straps on the side (i'm not very craft savvy)
Incredible dedication to the community after all these years. I may have a couple more scale projects after this for costumes :).