'Scale armour can be leather, metal or a combination of both. I wouldn't know where to find ready made pieces, but I've known people to make their own. It's a matter of cutting out a lot of scales and sewing/riveting them to a base layer of cloth or thinner leather.
For show pieces, discarded leather couches can be skinned and the leather
used for projects like this. Free leather is goood. Harder leather
Easy or Hard to make the scales?
>Does anyone know how to make scale mail or leaf mail. Cheap
It's *great* armor, sheds blows like a champ, looks waay cool! If you don't harden the scales somehow, they will curl up like a pine cone--the voice of experience....And it makes a rattlely noise when you run about...
Cutting the 12 bazzillion scales can get old. Now that we have TMC, life should be much better <G>!
It's cheep, you can use scraps of leather--I used fairly heavy leather--3/16" thick I think, it's been a while.
More spots out in the web to learn about Scale Armor
good tips for making your own from 24 gauge aluminum. You just have to
modify the size and shaping for Rohan-style scale mail. I wish I had found
it BEFORE cutting out over 400 scales from plastic.
For making leaf mail I would definitely recommend visiting Julia's Haldir's Elven Archers site as someone else already mentioned
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