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woodywaverider

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Got the rails done more or less. Filed the angle. Tapped it up for etching. Here it is

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Copper sulphate looks like spotchka, but don’t drink it

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woodywaverider

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Nice deep etching. Was that copper sulfate and water, or something else? (Edit, never mind, I missed the line of text)
Thanks, I used equal parts copper sulphate and table salt with warm water. Used 75g of each and 750ml warm water, left it in the mix for about an 1 hour.

Good tape is key. I use the gold/yellow heat resistant tape and vinyl car pin line tape.
 
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Halliwax

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Got the rails done more or less. Filed the angle. Tapped it up for etching. Here it is

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Copper sulphate looks like spotchka, but don’t drink it

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Thanks, I used equal parts copper sulphate and table salt with warm water. Used 75g of each and 750ml warm water, left it in the mix for about an 1 hour.

Good tape is key. I use the gold/yellow heat resistant tape and vinyl car pin line tape.
This info is gold! Thanks for sharing
 

woodywaverider

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Time to start something new. When I saw Din’s little parcel for Grogu and how it was folded to look like his ears i thought it would make an interesting prop, then seeming the tiny armour shirt I thought I needed to have a crack at making it. These are the references.

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woodywaverider

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I wasn’t able to find the exact fabric, so I recreated the pattern and had some printed

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I bought 3000 6mm steel jump rings and started to work on the chainmail. Frustrating at first, but I’m staring to get the hang of it. This is the fastest method I’ve found of weaving the mail. It’s going to take a while and the patience of a Jedi to complete. Hopefully I can see it through.

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Halliwax

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I am trying to learn how to do chain mail now.. I want to make one for the side show child

Any advice on where you learned? I’m still up in the air on the size of the rings..
 

woodywaverider

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I am trying to learn how to do chain mail now.. I want to make one for the side show child

Any advice on where you learned? I’m still up in the air on the size of the rings..
I’ve never done it before, I found a few tutorials online and am working it out as 1 go, these are the ones that made the most sense.



What I’ve learnt as I go is that it help to check your work after every row, check it as a whole for rings that have ether 3 or 5 rings through then instead of 4 or are flipped in the wrong direction and address them. I’ve spent at leat half my time putting right early mistakes that I’d made.

It definitely helps having it hanging down off of a support as a posed to trying to work on a surface.

I think I’ve now got a handle on it now, and am just extending the piece I’m working at the moment now.

I’m planing on making 2 pannels for the front and back. Joining those a with 2 thin extension and filling those in for the neck hole. Then adding the sleeves to the sides

So far I’ve done just under 1k rings and have the first panel as wide as I want it and about 1/2 the depth/drop. Think I may need more rings.

Here is where I’m at, at the moment.

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Halliwax

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This is gonna be a nightmare… do you have a link to where you purchased the jump rings? I wonder if they have them in stainless?
 

Eruonen

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View attachment 1547576 This is gonna be a nightmare… do you have a link to where you purchased the jump rings? I wonder if they have them in stainless?
I be done chain mail in the past, and steel is very hard to work with when it’s that small. It’s a lot harder to bend the rings. I ended up using aluminum wire and making my own rings. Cheaper too.

Re: ring size, someone in the thread where we were originally discussing the fabric gave the exact size of the production used rings because they new the person who made it.
 

Halliwax

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I found some stainless on Etsy.. I want to attempt to make a shirt for the side show child

Problem is attaching it to the child.. maybe have a magnet opening back? Idk yet.. curious to see what woody comes up with
 

woodywaverider

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1k of rings.. holy heck..
Bought 3k for about £10, think it will be closer to 4-5k total, you’d need less if you go with a larger ring size and it would also be easier. You can also buy pre opened rings, I got these ones as they were a fair bit cheaper. Ring size for full size mail is 8-10mm so I figured a smaller size would suit Grogu, I wouldn’t go any smaller though, it would make it too difficult.
 

woodywaverider

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View attachment 1547576 This is gonna be a nightmare… do you have a link to where you purchased the jump rings? I wonder if they have them in stainless?
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The are stainless, they are easy to open & close with 2 curved pliers. But they only go up to 6mm, there are plenty of other options if you search though.

Funnily they are cheapest to buy in lots of 4.
 

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