I'm interested in learning more about how you decided to armor the Dacian, and in approximately what century you'd place this. From what little research I've been able to do so far, the use of scale as an armor was very rare, with the exception of the Byzantines (where it was just somewhat rare
). Its use died out by the 4th or 5th century, from what I can tell.
Don't get me wrong, scale is dead-sexy, and I ask not to criticize in the least - but rather to find more sources of information which I hope you'll have.
I'm working on a set of scale armor for the SCA to wear initially as garb (but I'm making it sturdy enough to fight, should I decide to), and want to figure out what Period it would be, and then try to keep as close to that period as possible.
Thanks for sharing your awesome work, and for whatever information you can provide on your inspiration for this excellent picture!