New here but have already read so much and seen so many great ideas. Have always been a fan of the gear and figured I would give it a shot at making my own, and the best part is I can add it to my portfolio for school. I'm in college for Game Art and have a long history of artistic accomplishments behind me, both for myself and as commissions. Though I have never made anything at this scale yet. Just going to take my time and make this thing turn out great.
So this is what I am going to be shooting for, something about the black and white contrast has always pulled me in when done well. And I think this will be one of those times once finished.
I already have a pair of these that I think will look good.
And I have plans to try and figure out how to make a good DLT-20A rifle for my main weapon, but till then I think the Nerf CS-35 or CS-6 Long Shot will make nice weapons once modified and painted a bit.
I have been doing a lot of looking around here on these forums and the trash can armor idea really struck home. Just an ingenious concept and looked fairly simple to do, and it turns out great. So I hope to find these cans within the next week or so, time permitting, and start working on this thing.
Any thoughts on the concept, ideas, or insight from those who have gone the trash can route is welcome. Glad to have found this place, its a treasure cove of custom mando gear information.