Thanks for asking! Good to see that you are "back".
I have learned a LOT since then. And what I learned seems to leant towards akquiring / building nice display pieces.
In terms of costuming, I will read the Republic Commando Books again and while doing so note down every snippet of information on Kal Skiratas armor that I can find directly or deduce from what is described he does with or in armor. (i.e. sits down in armor in a tight ship --> no backpack or jetpack). Thats the status quo