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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Milori Te'Bell on Dec 04, 2012, 02:29 PM

Title: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Milori Te'Bell on Dec 04, 2012, 02:29 PM
So I saw the belt by Barbarossa Kad,
(http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh586/Barbarossa_the_Mando/IMG_20121017_213517.jpg)

And my girlfriend has recently taken up chainmail making as a hobby, we were wondering what the opinion is on making a belt like this, but with chainmail instead of the rope.(thin rings, so pretty dense, not 8mm rings)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: OriKad on Dec 05, 2012, 08:21 AM
Go for it!  Chainmail is perfectly acceptable as an accent piece per CRLs, and chainmail in a belt of a similar design would be awesome.
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Bel Vendarn on Dec 06, 2012, 05:36 PM
As far as I know, that is perfectly fine. I think i've seen one or two guys with something similar to that actually. Go for it!  :D
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Byrek Avery on Dec 06, 2012, 09:28 PM
DO IT. and poat pics ;)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Fairdos on Dec 06, 2012, 10:05 PM
I don't know the crow but I too make chainmail if u do a belt I suggest a sturdy metal the act if pulling the belt through loops and such can stretch the rings warping them and bracking the belt. I learner the hard way. Lol oh and make sure the rings are either backed with a piece of material or closed flush the metal alone can snag fabric really good
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Buurenaar Morran on Dec 07, 2012, 07:41 AM
I would suggest 18 gauge, 4 mm. rings, if you're looking for small and sturdy. Otherwise, I'd suggest 16 ga, 6 mm. rings, for something a bit bigger, but also sturdy.
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Brennac on Dec 15, 2012, 10:50 PM
What type of pattern will she be using (4-in-1, 8-in-2, etc)?
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Milori Te'Bell on Dec 16, 2012, 02:20 AM
I have no idea yet, we're currently most working on the weapons, because the armors still have to come in.
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: bioshutt on Dec 16, 2012, 05:10 AM
There's a guy on Deviantart that has a chain malie gutair strap but the maile is attached to a fabric(maybe leather) backing to act like padding
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Milori Te'Bell on Dec 16, 2012, 05:20 AM
Several of them actually :p

And we'll be using an actual belt as backing probably, for strength and shape.
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Fairdos on Dec 16, 2012, 09:17 AM
sounds good I think a euro 6-1 would be good or if she's up for it a kings maille
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Jan'la Te'Bell on Jan 22, 2013, 08:06 AM
So I got a link from someone through my boyfriend Higgs, which is this one:

http://honestlywtf.com/diy/diy-chainmail-necklace/

I already did a small bracelet like this, so I was familiar with making it.
Though I hadn't tried broading it, in the end, that was easy too :P

I used 2.0x9.8 mm rings.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/022/0/7/chainmaille_mandalorian_belt_by_xojanetox-d5sbpdn.jpg)

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/022/a/a/full_mandalorian_belt_from_chainmaille_by_xojanetox-d5sbpma.jpg)

I still need to attach the Chainmaille to a leather belt. When it's finished I will post some more pics :)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Niabi on Jan 22, 2013, 08:26 AM
Thats Cool ;)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Fairdos on Jan 22, 2013, 11:46 AM
that's some good euro 4-1!
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: marishka1510 on Jan 22, 2013, 03:22 PM
Awesome European 4-in-1! The only suggestion I would make is to make sure that it is attached to the belt at several points or you could have problems with the chainmail sagging/pulling in spots. Good luck!  :)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Ramíser Oriíramikad on Jan 22, 2013, 03:56 PM
Maybe give it a few stitches in each loop so then it's held tight and make it look like both the belt and leather would be one piece
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Milori Te'Bell on Jan 22, 2013, 03:59 PM
That was what I had in mind as the most likely option.
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: marishka1510 on Jan 22, 2013, 05:04 PM
Maybe give it a few stitches in each loop so then it's held tight and make it look like both the belt and leather would be one piece

I would say that would be your best option as far as making it look like one piece goes. If you ever have any questions about chainmail feel free to ask me. Iv'e been working with it for almost four years and i'll do my best to help you out in any way that I can.  :)
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Jan'la Te'Bell on Jan 22, 2013, 05:50 PM
Thank you all so much  :D
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: marishka1510 on Jan 22, 2013, 06:22 PM
You're very welcome.  :D
Title: Re: Chainmail in belt
Post by: Dar'manda on Jan 23, 2013, 11:29 PM
I really like the leather belt/journeyman protector sash combo in the original image