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Title: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: PANTS! on June 18, 2018, 02:40:34 PM
Not my creations, but my daughter's.  I am most proud of her work tho.  So far she has cranked out 3.  This was her first completed attempt.

(https://i.imgur.com/PSnWEq7.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/MljKpPo.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HrVyExj.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Igd53Zm.jpg)
In progess

(https://i.imgur.com/xBwzL4L.jpg)

For QB

Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: random poet on June 18, 2018, 03:02:51 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: AQB24712 on June 19, 2018, 01:39:08 PM
KITTY

Also, that's really nice work!  What are the paillettes made of?
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: PANTS! on June 19, 2018, 05:26:54 PM
KITTY

Also, that's really nice work!  What are the paillettes made of?

Brushed Aluminum.  It is often used for building mail armor.
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: HighPockets on June 19, 2018, 05:39:13 PM
KITTY

Also, that's really nice work!  What are the paillettes made of?

Brushed Aluminum.  It is often used for building mail armor.

Do  you have to get them in bulk, I feel like that would take a whole heck of a lot to make a Hauberk or something like that.

Also really nice needle work, and a perfect application for crochet. I learned to knit first and now I'm a two-needle snob, but finsihing pieces would be so much easier if I picked up a hook.
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: PANTS! on June 19, 2018, 07:30:08 PM
KITTY

Also, that's really nice work!  What are the paillettes made of?

Brushed Aluminum.  It is often used for building mail armor.

Do  you have to get them in bulk, I feel like that would take a whole heck of a lot to make a Hauberk or something like that.

Also really nice needle work, and a perfect application for crochet. I learned to knit first and now I'm a two-needle snob, but finsihing pieces would be so much easier if I picked up a hook.

It was like $5 for 200, and they come in different sizes as well. (http://theringlord.com/cart/)  I have no idea about the other part, so I will nod, smile,  and grunt vague assents.
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: arthwollipot on June 19, 2018, 08:32:24 PM
*ahem*

[nerd mode=historical_armour]
A full hauberk of these kind of scales would be monumentally impractical. Historically, such scale armour (like the Roman lorica squamata (http://)) was torso-only and made from considerably larger scales. There are some larger examples of Byzantine and Eastern European armour, but again they're not made from scales of this size. I have a friend who has used these scales for vambraces, which look fantastic, and yes, she's also made dice bags too. :)
[/nerd]
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: HighPockets on June 19, 2018, 09:53:44 PM
*ahem*

[nerd mode=historical_armour]
A full hauberk of these kind of scales would be monumentally impractical. Historically, such scale armour (like the Roman lorica squamata (http://)) was torso-only and made from considerably larger scales. There are some larger examples of Byzantine and Eastern European armour, but again they're not made from scales of this size. I have a friend who has used these scales for vambraces, which look fantastic, and yes, she's also made dice bags too. :)
[/nerd]

OK, nerd! It's been a couple of years since I've been to a RenFaire and discussed arms and armor with other nerds, I'm just happy I pulled the term hauberk out of my head at all, and to be honest I was imagining that roman style in my head when it came to me. I had to google it now to see what I was actually talking about.

I have no idea about the other part, so I will nod, smile,  and grunt vague assents.

Just let her know that she has an admirer of her work, I no longer have dice to put in bags, but if I did, I would covet one.
Title: Re: Dragonscale Dicebags
Post by: arthwollipot on June 19, 2018, 10:43:44 PM
I have dice, and I don't have a good bag to carry them about in. Most of the time I'm gaming at my own house anyway.