Su'cuy everyone! Hi, I'm rather new, well, I've been a lurker for a couple of years now so it's about time I say hello. Now at least that I feel I'm serious about starting this project.
These are the concept drawings so far for my custom Mando, Lizean Akai. She has an entire detailed back story if anyone's interested. But for now I'd like to discuss my plans for the armor/costume. Which will be of the more heavily armored variety, her tools of the trade almost always surround a big bang and shower of dirt. (Aka, she dosen't really enjoy handling smaller firearms, but she will if the task ahead requires it.)
(Just a quick print out color test, this shows good detail on her helmet, I've decided since then to ditch the jet pack.)
(This was done particularly fast so don't pay attention to the sloppy anatomy. And the critter would be her lovely pet Nexu, Cyare, adorable hmm? Haha.)
First of all, I guess I want opinions on my plans before I jump into it and or go off evaporating too much of the already minimal cash flow.
First of all the helmet. Keep in mind I'm:
5" 3', medium build. So from what I've read around, the rubies Jango would be the way to go because it is the smallest. Though, being a particularly picky perfectionist, the little quirks in the helmet are really getting to me. Should I just pick one up and give it a go anyways?
I've been tempted to just break out my WED clay and attempt to scratch build the helmet myself at this point.
About the chest: I really want the form fitting style, similar to the glimsp of the female mando'ade in the Star Wars Insider #86 Artical.
Now to do this... I've had the idea floating around that it would require the casting of my chest area and then a vacuum form over that (I would then cut out the desired shape).
As for the her pack, I discovered that I really liked the style that Scorch(The farthest to the right), from the Republic Commando video game, wore. And also that it would be something a little less played out and a little more original then the jet pack.
As for my little play on the Mandalorian insignia, it's not pernament, but I had the idea that at times different Mandalorian clans would slightly modify the skull to better define the group. Just a concept, not meant to be a butchery.
Now I'm off to go busy myself with commissions so I can truely get started on this as soon as I can.
Comments, suggestions, idea anyone?