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Vidar

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About Vidar

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    We come from the land of the ice and snow...
  • Birthday 12/06/1972

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  1. Vidar

    HP3-1 Rant

    Ok, I got a pattern to try out and it involved making a "ring" of HP3-1. I got the chain done, but connecting this thing is driving me nuts. I was away from maille for a few years and man I just can't remember how to pull this one off. frustrating to say the least... ARGH Ok, rant over...
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    Scale neck piece

    My scales and rings should be in today! I may start working on this type of piece tomorrow!
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    Scale neck piece

    I'm even more impressed now that the piece was made here in Canada! I'll drop him a line...thanks Bernice!
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    Scale neck piece

    So, I'm catching up on the show Once Upon A Time. In one of the episodes (Season 2, Episode 10) the Queen is wearing some scale mail. I wanted to recreate the neckpiece/headpiece for my wife. I've done scale work before, but long ago. I'm trying to remember how to make the "scalloped" style scale work for a neck piece. I've added a screen capture to show what I mean. It's pretty straight forward in design...Just trying to jog the memory on how to actually make it "on the bias" so to speak....
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    Team Canada jersey front

    Damn, serious respect on this. I now have the urge to make myself a Senators jersey Add *THAT* to my list of things I need to do...
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    Wedding Maille

    That last one was just me relaxing during the wedding photos outside. I had to hold the horn as it was still full of mead...lol (mind you, it wasn't full for long)
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    Wedding Maille

    I thought I'd post another photo of me in the maille. This is the shirt that I'm hoping to make a bit longer...
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    Scale shirt question

    Yep, definitely Stainless Clad Aluminum. Now the hard part, TRL doesn't have them anymore... Arctic TRN : I figure I need at least 400-500 scales to make this happen to a length I would be happy with...if I want to end up with short sleeves (which I'm not even sure how I'd do it) I would probably need another 200.... Would the shiny aluminum be a decent match do you think?
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    Scale shirt question

    I made a scale shirt (no sleeves) and wore it at my handfasting actually. I made it a few years back and I *think* it was made using stainless clad aluminum or something like that.... I don't know exactly and TRL doesn't sell the scales anymore....I need to get more to make the shirt longer (I'm slightly bigger than when I made it a few years back I think)...I just want it to look better... Is there a way to tell what scales I used? Right now the shirt weighs around 30-35lbs....which leads me to think stainless....but it's shiny!!
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    Lotus flower scales

    So I've been ogling the Lotus Flower scale candle holders on the site and I was wondering if anyone has purchased the kit and instructions yet and has a review on it. I have a bunch of small scales kicking around still and was considering getting the tutorial instructions but I'm not sure if I have the right sized rings around to pull it off. If I were placing the order I'd just do it all in one shot and get more rings... I don't want the instructions for free, I know they take time to put together, but can I be let in on the ring sizes needed to see if i have some in my stock before ordering the instructions?
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    Help with my Scale armor

    I used the "V" neck for my shirt that I have posted in the discussion forum under the Wedding Maille topic. It sits nicely and doesn't bunch up. However, when a scale decides to "perk up" just as someone is hugging you, it tends to impale upon them...so it's not just armour, it's a weapon also!
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    Wedding Maille

    I could have done more with the sleeves of it, but it was my first full shirt and wasn't sure how to make it all work but this did just fine for the purposes. It's also a wee bit short, but I ran out of scales before completing it (and time)
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    Wedding Maille

    Well, I promised to post photos of the wedding where I had the opportunity to wear some scale armour that I made. Here is one of the first pictures we have back. We won't have all the fancy ones from our photographer for a few weeks as I had anticipated but this is a start. I'll post more as I have them.
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    Wedding wear

    Actually Twirler, we are using ribbons colored to signify my heritage, her heritage and then some to represent her kids (my step-kids). I do like the idea though. There just isn't enough time in the day...
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    Wedding wear

    This is going to be a surprise also. Not to my wife, she has already seen it (I let her decide between the chain and scale) and also the guy standing up for me at the ceremony. He will know about it as he has to help me remove it without taking half of my face with it like I usually do (I've had really bad scratches...my neck hole is just a bit bigger than my head so I have to be careful when it turns on itself). It should be a grand affair for sure!
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