Man, I've started and restarted the introduction to this WiP multiple times. Instead of elegant, I'll go for blunt.
I'm Darius. 10 year AF vet, struggling with being in the civilian world and hoping that working with my hands helps me. The Mercs have helped me, become a surrogate family. It all adds up to me being here. I've been with my local clan for almost two years, and helped others get their kits ready. Between intense work hours, and a tendency of being locked in a loop of inaction/indecision, my kit has been a slow starter. I tried a WiP in the general Armor Construction forum, but it seemed a non-starter. Here's a link: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=110773.0
. So I'm coming to the experts here.
First, I was inspired by the executioner helmet. With that in mind, I wanted to extend its look to my entire kit. Came up with the idea of a Mando Executioner, hunter of Mando's that have dishonored our name. Breakers of contract, betrayers of those we were hired to protect. So I delved the internet and came up with a few photos.
From there, I started in on some sketches:
Expanded out some more shots for inspiration, specific to different pieces:
And finally, some actual progress...although there's a long way to go:
For color scheme, it's a layered approach, based on the piece. Base armor plates will be a Nurgle Green, bone structures will be hammered silver, muscle detailing a dark gold, and layered carapace pieces will be steel.
For weapons, I've been waffling back and forth from a number of different choices. Some form of executioner blade, a heavy blaster, and explosives.
Man, after making this post, and putting up what progress I have...it really shows how little I've accomplished so far. So much left to do.