Eric

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  1. When you attach the straps, make the distance between the shoulder straps in the back about 4" wider than the distance between them in the front. And before you zip up the body tube, would you be willing to post X/Y measurements and row/column ring counts of your giant rectangle? I'm not sure the TRL number on rings/sqft for 16g 7/32" is accurate. Last time I plotted all the rings/sqft data, that data point looked out of place.
  2. I also spent more time retailoring my first scale piece than I spent initially constructing it. Panels of scales just don't shape to the body like E4-1 does.
  3. Paladin, what size scales and rings are in your images of closed-hand E4-1 to scales tests?
  4. Zedzknight is making this for cosplay. Replicating the artist's vision *is* the goal. I'd try E4-1 12g 3/8 or 12g 7/16, based on Zlosk's measurements and erring on the side of bigger, chunkier rings.
  5. With scales, rolling a sheet into a narrow tube and stitching up the seam is awkward. I'd start at the wrist with a completed circle and work upwards adding more rows and expansions as needed. I'd also either leave the armpit open or switch from scales to maille for that part.
  6. http://www.mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.php?oldkey=263
  7. This is the armpit seam with the sleeve lifted up. The red lines are the continuous circumferential rows around the torso. The blue lines are the the front of the torso and front of the sleeve. The green lines are the back of the torso and back of the sleeve
  8. It's been done. http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/profile/17067-dimise-yokai/content/&type=gallery_image I think a couple other people here have done 6-1 shirts. Dr T. and Brighton off the top of my head.
  9. I prefer split rings because they let me build sheets entirely by feel and not require a work surface. It took about ~3K scales to get to that point.
  10. Flat, I guess? I haven't made a sheet of large scales yet, so I don't really have a good reference point to answer your question. They aren't sticking up like scales do under horizontal tension or with undersized rings.
  11. If you link the small scales just to the bottom two rings of each large scale, there's enough room to link the top two rings to the large scale normally.
  12. Just tested it, and it works really well.
  13. Which direction do you want weave on the sleeves to hang, and how long are they? E6-1 may be too stiff for armpits and elbows.