As I already announced in some "Hi, I'm new"-thread about half a year ago, I'm now closer to building my custom mando.
So here's the concept:
The "Skull" will be on the front of the helmet, the leg armor, as well as on the armor centerpiece and the cape. (hopefully). uhm and yes: this is not the final color.
This is the bucket and the armor:
I'm going go build it out of cardboard and Bondo. It seems to me, this is the easiest way to do it.
Above the visor it says N'jurkad, what means "Don't mess with me" in Mando'a, as all of you of course knew. I thought it was quite cool to write it in Aurebesh on the helmet, so that any species in the StarWars Galaxy could read it. Maybe I'll write it in mando'a instead of Aurebesh.
Armor: What do you think about the color scheme? The Gray is supposed to be "fresh" metal silver (unpainted armor).
And should I do some knee armor? I thought about saving time and energy if I don't make 'em... So what is your advice?
As far as the backplate is concerned, I'll do a rather short one, under which the cape will come out.
And maybe I'll change the shape of the shoulder armor, so that it has more the shape of my Skull. And maybe that skull is going to be on teh shoulder armor as well.
Gauntlets: I don't have any sketched concept of it, but I want to include hidden (vibro)blades like the Assassin in the Game Assassin's Creed has in both ones. Plus a flame thrower and some kind of other stuff I'm not sure about by now.
And finally: This is going to be the base for a blaster sidearm. I'll add a PVC Pipe and some cool screws etc as a barrel and I'll build a scope for it. I'm going to make a nice wooden handle, too.
I got a lot of old german leather ammo pouches from WWII. They'll serve as my belt.
As I'm a noob at propmaking and of course at doing Mandos at all, any advice is really appreciated. And please do not expect me to make a fast progress. I dont have too much time at the moment, and a lot of other projects going on. But I'll try hard!
Thanks and Greetings from Switzerland,