After cutting out all the scale pieces (a lot of them) add poking holes through the corners, it was time to bind them together. This can be done in many ways, for example binding them with rope, metal rings, rivets… The look I was going for involves rivets (around 200 rivets used for the whole armor). Every scale, except those on the edges of the armor, is connected to four neighboring scales.
For fastening the armor around the torso, there are two leather straps located just under the armpit. They can be easily adjusted by the wearer at any time.
Armor is not finished yet and it is still in the process of making. The next step is to add pauldrons to cover the shoulder area and upper arms.
This year’s bad weather conditions continues throughout the month of December. I was able to observer the shower only one night. Bellow is the only brighter meteor that I was able to capture during the observation.
Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.
1 – The Phoenicids (PHO) meteor shower peak, with variable ZHR. The peak time is forecasted to be between 23:00 UT and 1:00 UT on December 2.
6 – Full Moon at 12:27 UT.
9 – A double shadow transit of Jupiter’s moons occurs from 4:18 to 4:27 UT. At that time Jupiter is very high in the sky in Europe.
14 – The Geminid (GEM) meteor shower peak, with ZHR around 120, peak at 1:00 UT.
20 – The December Leonis Minorids (DLM) meteor shower peak, with ZHR around 5.
22 – New Moon at 01:36 UT.
13 – The Ursuids (URS) meteor shower peak, with ZHR around 10 (can be variable up to 50), peak at 20:00 UT.