As per ~Droakir's request I have created a tutorial on how to do the chainmaille weave Dragonscale.
I must say I'm quite proud of myself, this came out much better than I expected
Ever want to create something in chainmaille but felt too intimidated to learn how? Dragonscale Tutorial by =Zikes teaches you all the steps you need to know to create something using the dragonscale weave technique. Simple and easy to follow instructions. (
I just left a comment on someone else's page telling them how much fun my monster1 will have creating emotes and other creative arts such as this. He's only 6 years old, but he's a very intelligent boy and incredibly detailed for his age. ADHD is also in our lives and I hope he can use these things to learn to teach himself how to focuss and apply himself. If he does create anything using your scripts as reference, I will link you. Who knows? /end life story lol. Thanks again! Dae and Monster1.
Starting with a single piece of long wire (I tend to use welding wire or fencing wire) you wrap it around a metal rod to form a tight coil, or spring. Once you have that you can cut rings from it.
There are a few techniques for getting the wire coiled around the rod. The one I use is I drill a hole perpendicularly through the rod about 1.5-2 inches from one end, then stick that end of the rod into a variable speed electric hand drill so that the hole is just outside of the drill. Then I thread the wire through that hole in the rod and slowly power up the drill, using one (gloved!) hand to guide the wire along and press it firmly against the rod as it turns.
It's for reality. A guide for crafting real chainmail using real metal. The dragonscale style is but one of the many methods of mail creation, and this was desined for armorers or jewlers who wish to learn it.
Ah, ive tried chainmaille before and just failed, but didnt have the heart to trash all my tiny little circlets i had made -_- so it sits deformed in my closet, this may just inspire me to try again ^^