I finished the right arm last night. I also etched another 90 scales and treated 210 of my batch yesterday. today, I scratched on 30 more scales for the day and began adding contractions on the front of the shirt/jacket.
however, I've encountered some trouble! the brass rings connecting the zipper to the scale sheets have a tendency to pop open when bearing the weight of the suit.
I'll need to grab some (much) heavier wire and make some heavy-duty connectors. I've been flirting with the idea of flattening the ends and drilling tiny holes in them to rivet them, since the possibility of soldering is out of the question.