I'm over here too
mostly posting on the rpf and local Star Wars forums
Agreed on taking one project at a time especially with new techniques as they can cause hair tearing out
I tend to have three on the go but only because they use different techniques so I can switch out projects and get over myself when I start looking at flaws alone.
I really like the look you have going
And I don't know if you have seen the new Clone Wars female mando yet but her chest armour looks a lot like yours