Ok, here's the deal, I'm making a female mandalorian... Here's the concept art (please ignore the uneven coloring & horrible porportions - I was to excited to take my time. lol):
I want to add more detail as I go, weaponry and other things that would make it more detailed and realistic. But, currently I'm stuck on the chest pieces... I LOVE this armor:
And I LOVE the Mando wedding armor - that was the picture that convinced me that I should do this. BUT, I don't know how to get that lovely curve... I'm using sintra (I hope... lol it's a for sale sign from home depot), and while I can get it to curve somewhat, it doesn't want to curve that much. I'm experimenting with making "darts" (my costuming experience is heavily sewing based) and then going over that with bondo for stability, but I'm not convinced that will work. There seems to be way too much tension.
Vac forming/paying someone for it is completely out of the question - flying to dragon con is already going to kill my student budget - any other ideas? If all else fails, I'm going to give paper mache a go, but I'd rather use sintra. It seems sturdier and gives a smoother finish.
Any thoughts would be most welcome! Thanks!
P.S. I just have to explain the mid section, because I love it so much... lol It's overlapping leather petal/leaf shapes sewn together into a wide belt/corset type piece. Inspired by the Elven armor in LOTR. Yeah, ok, so probably no one cares, and it really has nothing to do with my question, but yeah. There you go.