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Unread 08-21-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Help with scale mail

I think i have driven myself crazy with this Nu Wa cosplay
I have been painting and putting together scale mail like a madwoman.
I only know how to put together scale mail in the pyramid fashion, in doing so
these gaps are created and i don't know how fill those gaps
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http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20... l-d78zxbs.png
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Unread 08-28-2014, 08:37 PM   #2
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Yeah I've got the same issue. What are you making your scale mail out of? I'm using plastic spoons. I don't want to use plastic spoons, someone had suggested craft foam, but the niece insists on the plastic spoon thing. I'm begining to not like that kid so much this week.

Anywho, I had planned to use the heat gun to bend each spoon down, and shape it to fit, but the kid likes the way the spoons stick out. Kids,. So the new plan is to glue the spoons in place and insert something inside each gap. I don't know what I'm going to stuff in there, a feather, a bead, a gem, a squirt of that puffy fabric paint? It's a make it up as you go dark fairy costume, so I have the luxury of being able to just sort of make it up as I go along.
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Unread 08-28-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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Do you guys sew at all? If you've got it totally put together you could go get yourself some pleather, cut it in a triangular shape. From there, with on point facing down, you can criss cross the two other points and glue them together or stitch them together. This will cause the pleather to have a bump. After that you can trim the excess tips off, dry brush the pleather with with some metallic paint and glue or stitch it it into whatever gaps you have. I'm not sure that even will make sense to you guys but that's the first thing that came into my head.
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Unread 08-29-2014, 07:46 AM   #4
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Can you post a picture of your assembled pieces? because I don't understand the 'gaps' you are talking about.
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