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MobileRez

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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    No idea how I did that, it's 20 rows up from the bottom so I'm trying to figure out how to fix it as all the rows ended up like how I expected. Huh, ironically this is where I might need one, I need to figure what to do for the other side that isn't secure....
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Not sure how this happened, but I'm stuck trying to figure out how to fix this? Is this just a double scale? https://photos.app.goo.gl/mnokDLb3642twFEb8
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    I solved part of the issues by switching to a titanium wire. That helped with the complete coverage issue. Now it's just a cleanliness issue and trying to figure out the weirdness at higher voltages. It's a bit fuzzy but the weird coloration is what's still I'm trying to fix and I think is a cleaning issue.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    No worries we all have our own lives to deal with. I have started Anodizing my own titanium scales actually. Having some production issues of even after supper intense cleaning the tops are not getting Anodized. I'm not sure if it's the fact I've been trying without titanium wire, bad current, or the wrong wire gage. https://youtu.be/9azVTpdDwts is a video I made of my attempt to test camera angles. You can see the process start about 5:50 in the video. I'll be trying a titanium wire 24 gauge Grade 1 Annealed later tonight to see if I can get change, but I'm not sure how it will handle the higher voltages of 100+ volts... And thanks, I'll look around and see what I can learn from those videos.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    More specifically im trying to figure out where to start contractions and expansions if needed as well as what to do if I need to go back over the existing armor I have half made and what I have to do to make the contractions in already weaved mail. What's the best way to do this?
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Thanks. I'm hoping to get smoother curves. And expecting to undo and redo work multiple times. Have done it 8 times or so now. Definitely still have a lot to learn.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Different set of questions to throw out. Any tips for doing the tweaking for fittings and working with forming scale shirts to a more feminine form / chest area? I have a mold of the upper body I'll be working with but I'm not sure how to give it form.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Makes sense, for now I'm just securing the sides together via twist tie as I work on the rows. I'm thinking I will definitely have to do some contractions but I think the guide had info about that once the scales are already made. I also really just need to make my own rather then sizing for someone else and seeing how it looks on me as well >.> I'm having second thoughts on some of the titanium colors. I'm trying to get rid of the gray film that seems to cover them just by existing. I know I expect variation but it just seems the life is taken from them even if washed and nowhere close to the picture on the website like the teal were that I first ordered.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Ah, that's the one used as an example on the projects page of the ring lord store page. I actually was thinking more about this while posting and did a few tests and marked 2 areas I might be starting the increase. Looks like that one starts the arm increase around 8 rows in which ends up being one of the rows I taped off to start. The worry then is being able to get it off the duct tape mold... And then I'll have to actually settle on a color for me as I can't wear the one I'm working on during transport or for my own tests.... I wonder what color of scale is the closest to mithril appearance wise? ( not counting the precious metal ones .... Way to expensive for my giant torso) Amy ideas on that?
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Makes sense. I'm also just kind of doing my own thing based on the pattern. I'm 20 rows on below the neck now and I'm liking how it's turning out. Do you have to add scales on the side to join under the shoulder? I'm thinking I may have to but I'm also trying to figure out where to start. Is there a rule of thumb to follow when looking at the armpit and where to join?
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    I'm struggling a bit on doing the shoulder piece. I am not sure what I am doing wrong that it's not sitting properly. Following the instructions it seems I need to add a ring every other scale and work like that but it's coming off all compressed and hard to work with. Any ideas / suggestions?
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Been talking your guys advice from here. Got over ky nerves and made a duct tape model to work with and will be starting the other side as soon as I finish a few more rows to see if that helps change the neck to more of a V or not. Now it's figure out when and how to do the join for under the arms and start on the back. What do you all usually do for this? What to you do for stabilizing the duct tape model? It keeps falling over and I'm looking for a good rotating base to put them one and secure them to (but also is reusable) and allows for extra length of I need it past the bottom of the model.
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    About to finish the one side and work on the other. Something about how this sits and hangs is bothering me but I can't put my finger on it quite yet. I'm hoping that when I start on the other side it will reveal it's self. The instructions for the 90 degree weave I found are for a slightly different weave so what I think I am going to do to start is work the other side off the same holders and that will give it a similar look to the shoulders I'm making as far as how the front and back are joined but I'm worried that it may not be strong enough for the entire piece once I add more weight to it. I am thinking of doing a row of scales from the neck out like the 90 degree weave would be to give it strength but I'm guessing I'll figure this out once I get farther into the process. Thoughts so far on where I am from experience?
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    Yes I made a scale flower in my car while waiting for someone to get done with working and an order to arrive. My first attempt with that environment was horrible I weaved multiple rows together. The responses are interesting. Mostly it's "that's cool" but there is also "I wouldn't have the patience for that" or my favorite "why would you want to do that(mailing), seems pointless"
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    Questions from a struggling new mailer with split ring

    I agree. I ask some of these questions as you learned some of these things. But at the same time there is stuff I can't learn by asking a question, but by doing. For example. Trying to make scalemail in a moving car, or by just the light of a tv, and coming back to see what I really ended up doing and having to fix it
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