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  1. It seems every time I start to get some time for myself, I find another side project. I got a dragonscale tie and titanium scale tunic ahead of me for family, so I dont have time at the moment to make this for myself, so I was curious what a fellow mailler would charge me for this. If I can get a decent quote and have the money I would be very interested in ordering. pics below for an idea of the piece if you are not familiar. Looking at something in brass, possibly bronze. Let me know. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/456904324668738424/ https://www.google.com/search?q=lord+of+flowers+coif&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=EMr5VML9JsaoyASFh4L4Ag&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg&biw=1680&bih=931#tbm=isch&q=lord+of+flowers+game+of+thrones&imgdii=_&imgrc=4EPzgDHfNFQXSM%253A%3B7806LDDcz8wr8M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn.fansided.com%252Fwp-content%252Fblogs.dir%252F276%252Ffiles%252F2014%252F02%252FLoras.gif%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Flightlybuzzed.com%252F2014%252F02%252F09%252Fgame-thrones-season-4-countdown-day-56%252F%3B500%3B281
  2. Well, simply put I jumped into the deep end of the swimming pool. First time using chain, so also first time using a dragonscale weave, (and persian 6-1), along with first time micromailling. Over all I am happy with the results (not including strained eyes, sore back, sore hands and an unbelievable amount of time spent).
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    First mailling project, scale armor

    Looking very good so far. When I am running into trouble trying to learn a new weave, I will find myself using either rubber bands, or twisty ties to help give me an idea of the starting rings so to help out with the direction. That way if I lose my spot, I can easily unfold it correctly and see how it goes.
  4. Sadly I could not find my original thread so starting a new one. I started this project close to two years ago, working in my free time. Here is pictorial history of this project. It starts from ym first triangle, all the way up to laying out my tunic, to it taking shape, to having it being wearable, to where it is now, just back from the machine shop from being superfinished. Material used is the large tempered hardened steel scales with split rings, and 4-1 spring tempered stainless rings for under the arms. I plan on lining the insides with leather, and possibly adding some chain decoration around it. But here is what I have so far. First time weaving ever Combined a giant triangle and 2 squares to form the front Back arms added Test fit Back from the machione shop after being super finished under arms Before and After compairison of scale before and after superfinishing (had left over scales I laid ontop of current progress) Current fitting The company that helped my with the super finishing were really great, giving a shameless plug to help them out http://www.shaftech.com/ or ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shaftech/397952933639628 )
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    Scale Tunic one step closer to being finished

    Thank you, I wish I would of done the contractions, but over all can not complain.
  6. I just used this on my scale tunic, pics found there http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/topic/14519-scale-tunic-one-step-closer-to-being-finished/
  7. So to start off with a little back story, I am rather new to the industry, and am currently working on a Scale Vest out of Tempered High Carbon Steel (thread here http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/topic/12055-tempered-steel-scale-shirt-first-time-mailer-progress-of-project/#entry96941). Despite this my background lies in Automotive, as a manufacturer in the performance industry. At work we have a "Super Finishing" that we do to higher end parts, it is like a really high end polish like machine, which makes our high end parts looks like they were chromed, it does this with not hurting the part (actually somewhat strengthens the part), and makes the part very slippery. So what does that have to do with Maille? Well one day I was cleaning off some scales getting ready to weave, and I wondered if it was possible for my work to "Super Finish" a finished piece of scale armor. Not only to strengthen the armor, but give it a nice look. So I gave my boss a sample weave I did real quick just to see what would happen (I am using split rings). Needless to say I was very happy with the results. The look of Sterling Silver, with the strength of Tempered High Carbon Steel, and the price tag of anodized mirror finish aluminum. I will have to look into the cost on doing something like that, but I doubt it would be very much, and turn around is quick (few days). I still have to see how it will hold up to larger scale items (like a full vest/tunic).I plan on trying out my vest when finished and keeping this updated. But is this something that perhaps anyone else would be interested in?
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    My first scale project

    so i dont mean to sound like a douche, but I am steeling that chain over the arm thing you did there.
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    Scalemail Armor for Rapier

    Really depends what you mean by armor. Steel is stronger than aluminum, but their only officially "armor grade for scale (iirc) is tempered steel. From my experiance dealing with scale, against you rapier, you will be fine as long as the stroke comes at you downward or head on, if it is coming up at you (like an uppercut or something of the like.. i dont know sword fighting terms), it sill slide in between the scales easily.
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    Dragonscale Necktie

    really like the color, looks like stainless outside but what is the other ring color?
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    Made my first Dreamcatcher

    Send me the link were its listed I may know someone interested.
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    Made my first Dreamcatcher

    Very impressive. Is this still for sale?
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    My first scale project

    Very well done sir, Hoping mine comes out just as nice
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    The dragon scale tie.

    I have wanted to try (but haven't yet) using the micromaile ring spec on the outskirts of the expansion to try and feather it out some, not sure how it would look though
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    The dragon scale tie.

    Considering ring size and material about any skinny plier will do. I didnt want to wait on shipping time from TRL and I have just been using some ones I bought as sears. I bought 2 sets of these, so it would cover about anything I want to do, hard to beat that price (especially considering I got them on sale so it was below this advertised price) http://www.sears.com/craftsman-evolv-6-pc-mini-pliers-set/p-00910060000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00910060000&kispla=00910060000P
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    The dragon scale tie.

    Pinfin, I actually haven't touched dragonscale in a bit, main focus at the moment is to finish up my scale tunic, which hopefully, be done in the next week or two. Also the red is just the regular dragonscale, not micromaile. Considering how long the micromaile took me, I do not see me doing another for quite a while. But after I get pics up of my finished tunic, I will get to work on the red Dragon. As far as the part that goes under the collar, I followed TRL instructions and did a 6-1 persian. It looks really nice and is very strong (think of it like a necklace under the collar). But it is a tad bit bulky, but I have not had an issue. Any standard chain necklace weave should work, if you are worried about bulk under the collar. Got more pics (better quality as well) on just the micromaile (black one) here is my other thread http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/topic/12250-first-time-with-chaindragonscalemicromaille-tie-pic-heavy/
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    Micromaille Dragon Scale Tie Kit

    I enjoy the black, it is more my style, but no it does not come through. I am in the process of making red and just finished a blue (although not micromaile) colors comes through way more. I really like tone of the red.
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    Micromaille Dragon Scale Tie Kit

    My thread on making it. http://www.theringlord.org/forum/index.php?/topic/12250-first-time-with-chaindragonscalemicromaille-tie-pic-heavy/ Micromaile feels amazing, almost like cloth, feels good to wear. You basically wear it like a necklace.
  19. I think its looking good, I trust you have test fitted your head into it?
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    Ring size for edging L Scale

    I am getting cloes to finishing up my scale tunic, using split rings. In a week or two I will be ready for edging it, and doing some small chain weaves (for under the arm to chest deals). I am not aware if their is a standard size I should use for edging rings, or if their are a lot of different variables their. Only thing I really know is I want to use saw cut Stainless Steel.
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    Ring size for edging L Scale

    Is it hard to edge with split rings? I almost figured you would want butted rings to.
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    The dragon scale tie.

    Pictures are a tad blury, I think my hand was a bit shaky, just did about 3 hours of mailing, let me know if you are interested in any particular shots, as long as I still have the normal DS I will post compairison (main goal is to sell normal DS but the MicroDS is for me) In case you can not tell, the Black is Micro, the Blue is normal. overlap Final thoughts, side by side, the Micromaile is superior. The Micromaile also feels WAY better, it feels like an actual cloth were as the regular DS feels more like maile. With that said, if they are not side by side, I dont think you could tell a big difference. I would say considering you are easily doubling your time with Micro, the Micro is more of something to have if you are extremely particular or want the bragging rights. Once again let me know if you need additional pics, my camera skills were not very well tonight. Also as anyone who works with DS knows, you can never appriciate the full beauty until seen in person.
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    Chainmail Tie

    From what I can tell that looks correct. Your next row of silver will connect to those reds you just put in. After you do about 5-10 rows, it almost becomes second nature to see where it goes and the weave becomes rather easy. Now do not confuse easy with quick, these ties take quite a long time to finish, and take real dedication, but they final product is amazing. My suggestion to help speed things up, especially if you work a desk job, is pre-open as many rings as possibly. I try to have 2 bowls full, one of pre-opened silver, one pre-opened colors, that way i can just sit down and weave for a few hours. Also being able to just weave without opening will help you get the repetition as well as the pattern down easier in the beginning. Let me know if you have any more questions, I would not consider myself an expert, but I do have about 90 hours put into learning the dragonscale weave over the course of two ties.
  24. After a month long relapse into WoW, I am finally back into mailing Another DS Tie done soon!

    1. Dice bag maker

      Dice bag maker

      Welcome back! I get into chainmail ruts that are usually cured by Minecraft or Skyrim

    2. Daemora


      I know what you mean, if I lose motivations I normally fire of Game of thrones or 300 or LotR something like that

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    The dragon scale tie.

    I have also for a while wanted to see some difference in pictures from the Fine to Micromaille. I couldnt find anything on the web so decided to make both. Reviving this thread, for in the next do or two, I will take some side my side pics of the Micro and Fine mail for compairison, and I will also show some shots that will the difference in colors showing through (from black/blue and red) for anyone that is interested.