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    Anodized Aluminum

    SXAA2018gold looking for gold. do we know how long?
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    Scales and Looking for Advice

    I thought about that. I saw that suggested somewhere else. I am hesitant about it though. I am afraid of ruining it. :-\
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    Scales and Looking for Advice

    If I knew how to crochet I would give it a shot, but my knowledge in that area is in the negative. I wouldn't be against it if it were feesable. I may try and look that up. Its my understanding that crochet isn't too hard. I was hoping that lacing it would help keep it snug enough to stay. The idea of adding stretch scales might help? Hmmmmm gonna have to make it longer to see I suppose.
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    Scales and Looking for Advice

    I like the small scales but they are soooo tiny. Plus, I honestly like the look of the big scales. At least for this project. They feel more utilitarian to me. More like they could take a hit which is kinda what I'm going for here. I do have some small scales that I have been messing around with. Just need a project for them XD Any suggestions lothien? Doing the lacing on the side is getting two birds with one stone. Makes it a little easier, and if I can get something with a bit of stretch will make it comfortable for all day wear. Plus it'll look neat. I'm gonna have to wear something underneath this bad lad so whatever it is will show through
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    Scales and Looking for Advice

    I thought about trying to do it with EPDM/stretch rings but I have noticed that the stretch tends to give out and they go flabby after a while. Hadn't thought about tossing in stretchy ones to improve the lacing though. Good idea. Might try that. Thanks! Also those are more along the lines of what I am looking for. The bikinis are just silly to me. I want it to look like it would be functional more or less. I like the idea of combining chain and scale but I haven't ruled out all scale either.
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    Scales and Looking for Advice

    Hey everyone. Goose here. Been experimenting with Scales and my trials and tribulations have prompted me to finally get on the forums and seek advice/guidance and ask questions. My ultimate goal is to make myself some armor for Ren Fest. I'm a female and I was debating on how to go about it. I don't have a bikini body so that is out. Besides, armor should be armor, not swim wear. Ultimately I decided to run with an item shaped rather like a long sleeveless Tabard. Probably utilizing lacing under the arms to close it and help maintain a more fitted look without making me pull my hair out. The primary body would be made of a standard chainmail weave. Potentially just Euro 4-1 or maybe Oriental 4-1 though the euro may be more appropriate. Now where the scales come in. I would like to do scale tassets and gauntlets for sure. Then either scale pauldrons and a scale coif or scale coif/hood hybrid. Now for the important bits. I have been working on how to do the 'gauntlets'. I don't have any sewing or leatherworking knowledge so I am working almost strickly from a scalemail/chainmail point of view. These are my prototypes thus far. -1- The first set is of my initial attempt. TRL large scales using 16G 5/16. The wrist portion has some Euro 4 in 1 that extends out and the lacing continues down to tie there. Didn't like how it looked and without the lacing over the palm it didn't stay well. -2- The set is basically the same chunk of scale except I made it a row wider and I took the 16G 5/16 rings and continued horizontally with Euro 4 in 1 over the palm like I did on the wrist. My hands aren't very big and it wasn't all that comfortable on my palm. Hard to tell but I left part of the palm open and laced it closed, wove it under the scale over the back of the hand and laced over the wrist as well. Another issue was keeping the scales in position. They wanted to move a lot and the top scale especially didn't want to stay flat. Even adding some micro rings there didn't help much. I also didn't like how it scrunched the scales together and made them fall differently. Looks weird. -3- Spent way too much time trying to make this work. Used 18g 3/16 to try and weave the scales into Euro 4 in 1 at a two to one ratio. Worked but at the same time it didn't. The scales stuck up because the small scales pushed the tops of the scales down. It was more comfortable but because the scales were already sticking up it was even worse when upside down. -4- So I took my previous failures and tried something that was as big a pain as I thought it would be. BUT it worked brilliantly. Used the 18g 3/16 to make a strip of Euro 4 in 1 and then used 18g 3/16 to attach the top edge scales at strategic points. The scales sit far better than the other versions and are not as scrunched together. You wouldn't think it would be stable but I am surprised at how good it feels and how well it works. I went with the lacing on these designs because it seemed more authentic than using stretchy rings and more efficient than multiple clasps. Using a shoelace for now but plan on buying leather lacing for it. - I plan on making the glove longer and continuing to tweak if I can come up with anything. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas or suggestions for it. Also wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the other pieces. Specifically the tabard and the coif/hood. I'm not sure what weave works best for large pieces. I also can't find much of anything on how to do a scale hood/coif. I was thinking maybe doing an expanding circle with scales? Does anyone have experience with that? Any advice would be greatly appreciated :-)
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    Scale Glove 3.5

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.5

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.5

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 3.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 2.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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    Scale Glove 2.0

    © Stephanie Richard

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