I have finally finished my first Mando variant and wanted to see if it could pass TDH muster. I have many of you to thank for helping me get the project this far. And while it is not entirely finished (there’s always something more to do), I never would have gotten to this point without all of your ideas, explanations, examples and knowledge. A special vor’e to Marrow-Sun for the exceptional bucket.
Helmet: Crafted by TDH’s very own Marrow-Sun this bucket originally came in a brass/pewter color. It’s been painted to match the color scheme and markings of the main character from my first novel (unpublished). I am toying with the idea of returning it to the original color, excluding the three indentations on the crown of the helmet, which would remain blacked out.
Flak-Vest: The vest is a new take on the classic Mandalorian design and combines traditional Mando armor with flak jackets worn by the US military.
Leggings: The leggings are a combination of Jango Fett’s tri-sided shin armor and the military-style legging American soldiers wore during World War II (if you’ve ever seen Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan you know what I’m talking about).
Blaster of Choice: Unlike the highly specialized Westar 34, its predecessor, the Westar 30, is not made of dallorian alloy. While it cannot match the 34 for sustained-fire the Westar 30 does have a higher capacity than its rarer and more expensive successor (I just made that up, it sounded pretty good though). I am in the process of fabricating a heavy-blaster to replace the Westar.
Comments, critiques (no matter how brutal), improvements and ideas for changes would be appreciated. Thanks all.
Tenebrae Factae Sunt -- Night has Fallen