Interesting in getting in to modding, but unsure if feasible - deals with player pawn?

Hey everyone, I was looking in to modding Ark because I absolutely cannot stand the male character model currently in the game. I wanted to replace / add model, but I wanted to first know if this was really feasible? From what I understand, anything dealing with editing player pawn seems to be extremely difficult/unlikely to do? My idea was to export Mass Effect 3 models and get them working with Ark for a friend/myself on a private server. I had the idea of simply using the model pieces as clothes that could be equipped, but I’d rather prefer the models being able to equip stuff.

Anyways, yeah…let me know if this is at least feasible before I take a stab. Thanks.