Hey everyone. I'm new here and also new to costume making. I've been doing SW figure customs for a couple years now but thought I'd try my hand at a set of Mandalorian armor. So please forgive my n00bness.
I developed a character named Kyram Do'ruun who would have been active sometime between the GCW and the Legacy eras, althohgh I haven't made up my mind yet. He would have been a member of the Mandalorian clan Do'ruun whose clan crest was the image of a diving hawk-bat with a blood drop in the center. Clan motto was (very)roughly translated to "Through our bleeding we are one".
I have a rough of the armor so far. Clan motto in mando'a above the chest armor. Design on the chest meant to mimmick hawk-bat talons. Mando skull on one shoulder plate and clan crest on the other. It's still in it's rough stages of design and doesn't show the wethering I have planned for it eventually. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
I've all but finished the gauntlets, ammo belt, gloves, knuckle plates, and weapons but need to hit all the plastic painted peices with some dull coat spray. I'll post some pictures of these soon. I should be getting my bucket in the mail soon which is a deluxe Rubies Jango (I mentioned I was a n00b, right?). Here is my plan for the helmet, again without weathering. Red jaig eyes on forehead.
I'll be using modified burgundy combat boots and black form-fitting pants and undershirt instead of the more traditional coverall flightsuit. I'd also like to add a black faux leather kama and holsters.
Let me know what you think... please be gentle.
*fixed knees. doh.