Hi, welcome to OSW.
I like the way you think. I had the same idea and bought one to mess around with. Unfortunately they aren't any good for 1:6. The weave is too thick and the material isn't flexible enough. The best solution is to get welded mail from the Ring Lord.
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Their smallest links are 2.7mm in diameter, which is a little too large for 1:6 but not too bad.
Last edited by shazzdan; 11-15-2017 at 04:35.
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