This is the latest completed scale mail piece which I absolutely LOVE! I made these spaulders out of large galvanized steel scales (it’s proper armour suitable for a warrior! None of this aluminium scales mallarky for this lad!) I used 4-in-1 European chain mail weave in the back for support, leather straps for the under arms, and basic curve chains in the front so it can be adjustable and somewhat comfortable. I’m planning on making a girlie version for myself with glowy scales! Follow me to watch my progress on these projects, and have a gander at my Etsy store when you get a chance ;-)
Saw this card pack for “Magic The Gathering: Khans of Tarkir” in a store I worked at. The dad paying for this was buying this and two other packs for the son standing next to him, who had clearly picked them out.
Oberyn Martell meme: (2/3) three outfits → Oberyn’s armour “The Red Viper was lightly armored; greaves, vambraces, gorget, spaulder, steel codpiece. Elsewise Oberyn. was clad in supple leather and flowing silks. Over his byrnie he wore his scales of gleaming copper, but mail and scale together would not give him a quarter the protection of Gregor’s heavy plate.”
A set of pauldrons or spaulders I made as a prototype. I’m thinking of working on more intensive or detailed designs for this sort of thing, but I figured I’d start out with something simple.
This leather isn’t even stained or finished. The shoulder pieces are from a thicker hide of a different quality, which is a good deal stiffer than the leather I used for the straps. It just also happens to be darker.
The hardware is all nickel-plated: rivets, 2-inch rings, and buckles. The connection between the shoulder pieces and the straps is with a removable Chicago screw, so that distance can also be adjusted for proper fit.
I spent the last couple hours figuring out the design on Hyrule Warriors Link’s spaulder and painting it on there
yes the design is painted it’s all paint the shadows are paint my life is paint i am paint
if any other HW Link cosplayers out there need a clearer picture of the design I can draw one up for you! I managed to figure it out, but it can be hard to make out even in the bigger pictures you can find on google, and I’m all about havin’ clear references and lookin’ out for my fellow cosplayer <3