Last month I asked around TDH to try and get some price quotes for armor. I finally took the advice of countless members and made my own. OK, well...I am in the process of making my own. I was fine-tuning one of my chest plates when the X-Acto knife slipped and sliced my hand open. A month and 8 stitches later I have finally gotten back to my suit.
I was bored a couple of weeks ago (when i couldn't move my left hand) and drew up a concept. I will try to get a picture posted by Saturday, because I don't have a scanner right now. But, it's matte gold armor with silver highlighted areas, on an all black suit. I have a black cape that I am working on, and will apply a gold trim to the bottom. I figured since it was a custom Mando it didn't neccessarily have to have any battle damage. I figured that since I will be using this on an almost weekly basis when my friends and I go airsofting it will become scraped up enough on its own and then I don't run the risk of making it look fake.
Oh yeah. I left out one MAJOR detail. My character (which I have yet to name) is a force user. The concept that I drew up has his holding a red lightsaber. Because he is a force user I thought that he wouldn't have much, if any, special gadgets on his suit. Such as the flamethrower in the gauntlets. The gauntlets will still be there, but they, and the rest of the armor, serve more of a cerimonial purpose. I also don't have a jet pack.
I'll get the picture up ASAP. Feel free to rip my idea to shreads if you think that I am going in the completely wrong direction. Nothing works better than a little constructive criticism.