NOTE ON OHL'D VART LEGACY TEMPLATES
As some have noted after using these, not all of the pattern pieces I have suppled are necessarily 'canon' designs, as shown in the Legacy comics above; I thought I would add a few notes here, explaining why.
Although I used the comic references shown above to draft the main chest piece itself, the initial purpose of these were to design a one-off, custom Zabrak Mando (second) set for my son Drake and myself....that's why the pauldrons and the back plate, primarily, differ from the canon comic images you see here, and why we 'customized' certain aspects.
The variances of comic imagery being what they are, i.e., different from panel to panel, I designed the thigh plates and shin plates to closely reflect the best views I could find; I did not make any upper arm (bicep), cod piece or gauntlet patterns, as we did not need these for the initial custom design.
We we also added the extra lame (band) at the bottom of the chest piece (to compensate for Drake's height), as well as the custom pauldron designs (based on Savage Oppress), and the layered back plate (to mirror the chest, and to allow for the over-the-shoulder, one-piece "clam shell" fit). These pieces are not canon per-se, and can me modified and/or not used in your personal builds; as this is considered "Modern" era, you can easily substitute (mix-and-match) other piece patterns (original Legacy, Wizardofflight, etc.) for those parts, as you see fit.
That's also why there are two sizes, "small" and "large"...small
being Drake (6 foot 1 inch, 130 pounds+/-), and large
being designed for me (6 foot, 230-240 pounds+/-). If you fall above or below these initial standards, then you will have to adjust the size percentages for your printer (usually via the print interface, and usually a custom-input) to make these larger or smaller, depending on what you need for your body shape. You will have to experiment, but paper and ink is cheaper than armor material, when it comes time for fitting.
So, those are the major caveats and design parameters; at the time, it was more important to me to share my patterns freely, than to obsess over them being 100-percent uber-canon, so that's why I made the PDF packages the way they are, and put them on here.
As always, if anyone has any questions concerning the use of these patterns (and to avoid cluttering up this thread), please feel free to contact me via PM here on the forums, and I will help you in any way I can.
Build threads: http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=38216.0