Just stick to jk2, it's swordplay mechanics are way better than jk3's (as far as hit detection and AI goes); and you don't need the dual/staff animations for DF2 anyway, right? The only pity is that jk2 is somewhat harder to mod than jk3.
Luckily, some of the models for the dark Jedi have already been done, so you'll only need to ask for permission for these. As for other models, maybe you should ask some of the people involved in the JK Enhanced project; I bet most of them do also own jk2 and would love to see a port of DF2 on it; and they obviously have the skills to do the modeling part.
Last edited by nizwiz; 04-11-2008 at 10:29 PM.