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Scale Thorax Research
#16
Ooooh! Very, very nice!!
Cheryl Boeckmann
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#17
If you are in Pittsburg, perhaps you'd come up if we had an event in Hamilton in September?
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#18
Check your PMs.
Cheryl Boeckmann
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#19
What a magnificent piece of work !!.....Been eagerly awaiting to see the result for a long time now.....and, boy, was it worth the wait ! Well worthy of a Laus!! Smile D

edit: Been offline awhile with a crashed computer....no "+" buttons to give 'laudes/karma' ? Let me guess, taken away because one or more people couldn't keep their fingers off the "-" button?
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#20
Blushes and stammers...
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#21
Lining in, yoke scaled. Only some fine work on edges and the new red-dyed cords left to do.

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#22
I'll post some pictures of my wearing it to close this out. Total scale count--just short of 1300. Total time spent--a little over 126 hours. Cost? About $220 of sheet bronze, about $120 of tawed leather, same again in veg tanned leather--Call is $500 raw materials.

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The yoke is now quite stiff, and so, despite the scales, the shoulder will stand up when I put it on. I stand corrected!
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#23
Looking forward to seeing a photo of you wearing it........you in "full fig" !

I see that 'laudes' are back, so I just have to figure out how I award a more than richly deserved one..... Smile D
"dulce et decorum est pro patria mori " - Horace, ODES
(It is a sweet and proper thing to die for ones country)

"No son-of-a-bitch ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country" -GeorgeC Scott as General George S. Patton
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#24
VERY nice Christian- that's a beautiful reconstruction. Scales are a lot of fun, eh? Wink
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#25
Indeed a very splendid piece of armor. Well done.
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#26
Thanks! Very much appreciated--especially from you guys!
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#27
Three photos of the armour on me, over my new under-armour chiton (wool)

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#28
And a couple of posed ones, to show off the shoulders...

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That's all, folks! Thanks for all the compliments.
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#29
The design seems a little odd with nothing covering the chest- rather an important bit to protect, no? Especially if the upper back is covered, surely the front should be as well? Patroklos' armour has something there, although it's difficult to know just what (not the usual scales of the rest)- unfortunately Akhilleus is in a position that obscures his...
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#30
Looks like you spent a lot of time on this! Nice work.
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