Great work, Span...good stuff. Which leads me to a question: What if there are instances when a person doesn't want a weathered Mando? Is that not also canon? I ask that, because when we first see Jango on Kamino, it's conceivable that he doesn't have all the dirt and grime that he acquires by the time he loses his nut to Windu on Geonosis....and I know that some folks like to look pristine and clean in their kits, as opposed to the "battle-hardened junk-man" look of Boba Fett..... Rob
Looking at screencaps of the Kamino costume, the same black wash grime is present on the Jango kit.I'd suggest...if you really have to have a clean, unweathered Mando...that you look into the paint and finish on the Vader kits. You'd be amazed at how much the costume masters had to work to get Vader looking clean and pristine, while still lived-in.
Also, "canon" is really the wrong context to think of this in. It's not "canon", it's just what all movie costumes look like. Or rather, what all good movie costumes look like. Wear gives it depth.
Rob, I'm not starting an argument or anything (just CYA, Rob knows) but if you look at those pictures in a good size format, you'll see all the grime and weathering (subtle as it is) is present in all the pics you posted. Like Spanner said, you may now know it's there, but if it wasn't, you'd know immediately.
I will say, however, that I'm not (personally) a fan of over-done damage and weathering (I was guilty of that, once )...I've seen a lot of Mando kits that have weathering/damage details in places that wouldn't necessarily ever get damaged...I believe there should be a certain "logic" to what's done to portray everyday usage and wear patterns.