Ive been thinking about doing a Templar/Mando concept for a couple days now and I finally broke down and worked on i in illustrator for a little while. It's very basic, but has most of what I want. Please understand this isn't supposed to be a direct relation to either mandalorian armor or templar armor. Most of the responses I've gotten on the MMCC have been more like "take off the crosses, change the color, remove the loin cloth, no energy sword stick with steel, etc. I like the way it looks, however I am up for constructive criticism that still goes with the initlal idea. I do not want to change it a whole lot as I've spent the past couple of days doing random sketches figuring out what i like and dont like. This is 90% done as far as I'm concerned, but a few tweeks here and there arn't going to ruin it.
Note that any exposed undersuit areas will be chainmail with a grey cloth underneath to avoid pinching. there will be no neckplate or backplate, because of the chainmail covering the neck and the cape covering the back. The helmet is shaped a little more like a crusader helmet would be with the flattened top. The "vest" will actually continue down into the loin cloth as seen with some knights. Th belt will have the standard boba look with some pouches on both sides and a buckle in the middle.
The rest should be self explanatory so tell me what you think. Please keep in mind I am no aiming for membership in any sort of group as I already have it with m TD in the 501st, and Im not all that interested in MMCC membership with this particular suit (i have other concepts still floating in my head).
Th sword will either be blue, or red like darth vader. (think of the sword as a bastard sword turned into a halo-esque energy sword)
Here are the pics of my concept with the original artwork that I used for it.