Fun quick painting practice. Personal Sith character design in a storyline I'm working on for myself right now. Set just over 1,000 years before Episode I, right before the Sith "extinction" for a millenium.
Because he isn't. While design changes have been made since then to further separate it from established Star Wars design tropes a bit, it's been, since the beginning, based off of Mandalorian armor, just like the clone troopers were. My story also takes place centuries before Episode II. I'm still making tweaks every now and then, so thanks for speaking up.