Definitely sew the scales on to a backing as that's how scale armor was actually made, just attaching them to each other makes it lamellar but it would need more attachment points to be like true lamellar.Now I have to use the bending brake to give them all the vertical bend like the screen used costume has.
im thinking it's going to take around 800 of these for me.
eventually I plan to sew all these on to a duck cloth tunic.
It's actually just some rope looking gift wrapping cord I found, very carefully superglued into place. I used a glaze over the whole thing before making a mold as well.How do you get the the coiled wire to wrap round the curve of the armour pieces so smoothly and how do you fix it in place?
its a tinted spray toner, sprayed on and then wiped offReally love the weathering, it makes such a difference to the appearance. And let's face it, everything on LOTR got serious weathering. What have you used to do this?