I started work on my custom design lastnight. Not building it, just designing it, getting a look for him. I'm using the templates I did a few days ago and drawing my idea onto that. I've done one or two sketches on paper but now I'm drawing it in Paintshop. It just makes it easier for me to try out color schemes and ensure that it's all balanced from left to right.
The reason for getting the even left/right and eventually front/back is beause I plan to model my armor in 3D and build it out of card, then fibreglass it. See, the armor for my upper body will be bulkier than standard Mando armor because my idea is that this is heavy armor built for war over the more lightweight armor panelling which better suit a bouny hunters life. So, area like the chest will be bulky as if it were dsigned to protect the body from heavy attack.
Also, the panels won't fix to the vest like most Mando gear. I plan to have like a webbing system from nylon straps that fix to each panel to hold them together. Then 6 buckles will be used to attch the front to the back. 2 at the shoulders, one each side, then 4 at the sides of the body, 2 each side.
The design is still in early stages but it's all in my head so I just need to get it down before something pops into my head and erases this design in the process! LOL!
Anyway, here's a pic of where I am at the moment. It's not a great deal but should give an idea of where I'm going.
Any feedback is more than welcome.