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About Darthon

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  • Birthday 03/04/1982

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    LARP, maille, armor, blacksmithing and some other stuff
  • Biography
    I am a larper and armor maker mainly but I want to make anything and every thing I can
  • Location
    Belchertown MA
  • The year you started making chainmail
    2001 early fall
  1. Darthon

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Sorry I put this in the wrong place early. Any estimated ETA in XL black Anodized aluminum scales?
  2. Darthon

    Anodized Aluminum

    Do we have an ETa on XL black scales?
  3. Darthon

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    So I got the Email that Medium red scales are in stock. I go to the site and they seem to be out. Is the website just not 100% updated yet or did they really sell out in one day?
  4. Darthon

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    What is the eta on a restock of these items SCMed-AABLUE SCMed-AARED (I know this is the 3rd time I’ve asked about this. I have customers waiting. It has also been longer than both the previous estimates) SCALEAALG-BLUE SC-XLAA-BLK SC-XLAA-BLU SC-XLAA-BZ
  5. Darthon

    Aluminum - Bright

    eta on AB14716-bulk
  6. Darthon

    Scales - all materials and sizes

    Any eta on miedum red aluminum scales it’s been a while. I’m out and I’ve got orders to fill.
  7. Darthon

    Anodized Aluminum

    Any eta on when mat green will be available in 14g 3/8?
  8. Darthon

    Anodized Aluminum

    The Listing Machine Green 14g 3/8 rings is just gone. What does this mean? Item would Be AA1438 Green
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    Scales - all materials and sizes

  10. Darthon

    Anodized Aluminum

    Eta on AA1438black?
  11. What size rings work well with the TRL small aluminum scales? I know they say to use jump rings but they don't say what size they are really. 0.184" ID doesn't mean too much to me. All my mandrils are in fractions of inches. I know they suggest 3/8" 14g rings for the large scales. If some one could help me out with what rings work best for small scales? That would be great. Thanks Darthon
  12. Darthon

    finished scale shirt (whew!)

    Thanks so much for sharing this epic and amazing work of art with us. I do some scale work my self and the idea of etching and treating every scale blows my mind. I also really like the collar. I can imagine that it was a real pain but it sure paid off. I would love to see the inside of the collar and how it attaches to the scales. Is it just at the top or is the leather connected through out? I have a project in the works where I am trying to join leather and scale so any help you can give me would be much appreciated. I am also really excited to see how the plate and bone work in with this piece.
  13. Darthon

    Anodizing question

    there are no anodized large scales. Using small scales gets expensive quick. I don't know just what size of rings to use with small scales and do you use rings that match scales? Just a few thoughts. from what little I have learned about anodizing aluminum you would be better to do small batches of scales at a time before you wove it all together.
  14. Darthon

    Scale coat

    yeah aluminum is much better bet for large scale armor. any 9000 scales seems about right. you might want to ever get 10000 just to have extra for sleeves and spares. I love the TRL scales but not every scale is cut and punched quite right. only like 1 in 300 is off too much to use but with that many scales it kinda adds up. Just a little estimation trick I worked out will i was making my scale, every scale is about half an inch wide when woven with the rings, and as the horizontal rows are kinda off set 2 vertical scale are about an inch. So if you know how long and wide you want your thing to be you can get a good estimate of the number of scale you will need.
  15. Darthon

    If you could do anything

    There are a few projects that have been kicking around in my head for some time now. I have an all bright aluminum scale shirt and coif, and I think i need one for night work. One all back with small anodized aluminum or large black stainless steel( but i think that might be too heavy for a lot of use at least till i get stronger). I would also like a full set of scales in red with red links connecting. I would also like to really be able to shape leather or mettle (aluminum or steel) to go under or with my scale armor so I could have a impressive and frightening dragon face plate to my coif. Maille corset was suggested to me a few years a go and I would like to give it a try one of these days. It would have to be a mix of dragonscale for the ribbing and e 4in1 or e 6in1 for the "cloth" with a nice cloth backing it could be really nice. As always i would like to make a supportive maille bra that would fit some one with a C cup or more. An other project i don't think i will ever do but it sounds fun is a castle of maille. my wife had a dream i was making one. Not like full mansion sized but more like one room cabin sized. I think she said i was making long blocks of maille and stacking/weaving them together. Thanks Darthon