In working on my custom mando, I was thinking of working some lightsaber burns into the battle damage. Maybe one slash across the visor, and a graze down the side/back of the helmet to an impact on the shoulder.
1) Should I indent/sand the helmet/shoulder to make it look like some of it is actually cut away? And if so, how should I go about that?
2) I'm studying burnt paint on metal to get a feel for it, but I'm not very experienced, so I'm not sure what sort of techniques would give me a good burn look. Suggestions?
Thanks for your time!