I've been reading the forums for months now, and have spent a lot of time contemplating the Mando armor I want to design. I'm just now working up the nerve to actually reach out to others for help and advice as I prepare to get started on my armor. Besides, it'll be the perfect winter project.
I'm creating the armor for my own Mandalorian character. I'm no longer certain what era he's from, but he's Jedi-trained, and his parents were Mandalorian. He's a fringer, has a ship, does smuggling and bounty hunting jobs, and largely only wants to be left alone. His lightsaber is crafted from some Beskar he managed to obtain. The bio is still a work in progress, so bear with me if some of its a bit lame...
I want to make the helmet first, as I feel the rest of the armor should be built around it. I was thinking of using the Rubies Boba, though I've read on here that it's pretty small. I'm not very big (I'm 5'8", 150 pounds or thereabout), so I thought it might still work for me, but what would all of you recommend? Oh, and here's a picture of the coloring I want for the helmet:
Also, could anyone point me to a thread or page that has a list of tools and other things that I'll need for working on the helmet? I've seen threads that have mentioned one tool or another, and haven't found a comprehensive list yet.
After asking all of my questions, I'll show you all a picture of the one thing I have been able to start on: the lightsaber, which I started building earlier this year with interlocking pieces of heavy piping. Here's a picture of it so far: