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About Darthon

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  • Birthday 03/04/82

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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. Any eta on when mat green will be available in 14g 3/8?
  2. The Listing Machine Green 14g 3/8 rings is just gone. What does this mean? Item would Be AA1438 Green
  3. ETA on SC-XLAA-BLK?
  4. Eta on AA1438black?
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Dragonscale is hard to do for a shirt and with split rings that adds a level of difficulty. I am really impressed.
  11. If you don't mind sharing trade secretes can you tell me how much this set you back in mats and about how much you charged for these lovelies. There are some really nice high end purses and I am looking to make something kinda similar for my wife. The brass labels are a very nice touch that give them that designer look. Thanks Darthon
  12. how is it to sit in?
  13. Ps there are about 1020 of each kind of ring in 1 square foot of 14g dragonscale if your using 1/2 and 5/16 rings
  14. The way I tell if dragonscale is going to work with a set of rings is if the small rings fits inside the large ring with a little space. Then if that works does the small ring work to make normal 4in1 in that size ring or is it almost too tight to work with. I have never worked with 12g seems kinda intents to me but what ever makes you happy. As I have said in the other dragonscale ring size question post 1/2 and 5/16 work in 14g. for 12g i think you might have to make the larger ring bigger maybe something between 3/4 and 1/2 than you could use 3/8 rings as the small ones. I think that might work. Good luck. I would love to see a pic when it is done, or even a patch when you decide on ring sizes
  15. With a good set of bent nose pliers it isn't so bad. yeah Dragonscale is a bit of a pain to make and so it is a bit of a pain to fix. but 14g aluminum is good stuff for larp level abuse. You might want to take a little time at the end of the day just to make sure you don't a bunch of rings that need fixing or replacing on the shoulder and under the arms, or other areas that take a far amount of strain. I love Dragonscale it is one of my favorite weaves one of my first vest was 16g galvy in dragonscale 1/2 and 1/4 rings. Sadly it couldn't hold up under its own weight so I didn't get to ware it much but I still have it.