The scales are then painted on the SHINY side with Krylon hammered metal paint. We used silver.
Do not paint on the textured side as the texture will defeat the hammered appearance of the paint.
The holes were punched with a GBC comb binder punch prior to painting.
At this point Theoden's scales are partially cut through. Leave a small, 1/4 inch
or so, at the top that is not cut. This will be cut through AFTER the scales are sewn on
to the garment. Cutting Theoden's before bending makes it easier to do the required
two bends (making an X in the center of the scale). Gamling's work better if they are
bent first, then partially cut.