Too Busy to do any regular posting :( But here is the work in progress. Still have a bunch to do on it, one week left til Con. Can't speak in complete sentences.
The vambraces are actually attached to the mail shirt, and note how the straps tuck into the vambrace itself and the inner face is smooth so a bowstring won't snag when loosed. The shirt itself is bronze anodized aluminum with gold anodized aluminum inlaid pattern. 1/4" rings - took a long time.
The spaulders are cuirbouille hardened leather underlayer covered by a brass plate or brass scales and then another layer of hardened leather on top - with cutouts to show the brass underneath. New technique, VERY STURDY armor. The breastplate will be made the same way and I have a brass scale skirt to go with it. Much heavier than my old armor but the weight is better distributed. The lines of my new armor are closer fitting and a little smoother than my old armor. Hopefully it will make me look a little more svelte. :)