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    27) 01/25/2020 - Pig Bowl - Guns and Hoses, Sacramento, Ca
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    And, here it is. I'm the black pauldron wearing TD playing tight end on the right. We ended up playing 4 downs or so before we were called back. Wish someone had a video...
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    Hello, Got a Black Series bucket for Christmas and I am hooked. Blaster on the way and will go after an 850 R1TK. Wish me luck!
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    Jude, I am your GML at Bast Alpha. You have made contact with us via our Facebook page, but if you still need additional help, feel free to contact me. Shane Aubrey Bast Alpha Garrison XO/GML shane.aubrey@gmail.com
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    I definitely will be watching your build. The E11 is off etsy. 50 bucks free shipping. Lots of filling and sanding. Came with a busted and cracked trigger housing. Had to repair. Wasnt expecting to do so much but I will be more thorough with my next one. I think it will pass a three foot test but I know I could have done better. First one in my new collection =) I will keep it OT it was something to do while I waited for parts to start on my bucket. The CRLs shows a DLT-19 heavy blaster is allowed. I also like the T21 light repeater and have seen them with R1TKs so we will see. I will go for armor and induction to the 501 before deciding. Cheers
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    12/31/19: Charlotte Hornet’s Game My very first LFL approved event! Probably the nicest dressing room amenities I’ve ever seen. We had trays of sandwiches, water, multiple dressing rooms, a bathroom, chips, if every event was like that I could just live off trooping! Went on the court at halftime, some of my friends were there and they didn’t even know they saw me. They also needed one person to go on TV with the hosts and stand menacingly, so of course I volunteered! It was great, 10/10 would recommend.
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    12/30/19: Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Visit This right here, this day and these children are the entire reason I joined the 501st, and it was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. I showed up (after some difficulty finding the right entrance) and we went room-to-room handing out toys from a large Santa Claus sack. Very exciting, can’t wait to do again!
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    Currently helping a trooper with the detail of their build and uncovered there is an error in the TFA CRL. TD description refers to no visible seams yet the picture contradicts this. This detail passed by all of us. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    I know, Rudi, and EXCELLENT advice! The tops of the thighs seem to be not too far out of line, but again, some pics without the black background will be more helpful. The bottoms seem to be the concern at this point, as they look way too wide. Once new pics are posted we can give some more precise guidance.
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    So as I have been hanging out on facebook droid sites, I was asking around about a cut acrylic piece for choppers leds on the side of his head. I finally did get in touch with a guy whose post I originally saw but unfortunately, the sizes did not match. (Droids don't have CRLs so it's all up to artistic expression) This droid not being as popular as R2 definitely has a bunch of builds with differences some subtle and some obvious. A few days latter a fellow chopper builder reached out and said she would give it a try. She had me visit her etsy shop. Purchase some lenses for another item and remark that I needs this cut for my chopper. Well what I received soon after was amazing. The fit was spot on. The thing that impressed me the most about this whole deal was I basically gave her a drawing with some general dimensions on a piece of paper, hand drawn. This is what I got back! Blown away.
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    Looking forward seeing it! As it happens I will be the one doing the approval as the new GML in our Garrison
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    TROOPER INFORMATION: Name: Ardeshir Radpour Username: equuspolo TK-42128 Southern California Garrison Los Angeles Squadron Height = 5'10 Weight = 165 501st Legion Member Page: https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=29953 ARMOR INFORMATION: Armor Maker = Anovos - I Custom Built the Kit Helmet Maker = Anovos - I Custom Built Interior- I Rebuilt Exterior Blaster Type = E-11 Made by QuestDesignCanada - fully customized DLT = 2DPrintMerchant Dlt-19, and Praetorian Blasters Dlt-19 Boot Maker = Imperial Boots Weapon Pack = CrookKnight's Imperial Trooper Packs Canvas Belt = I Custom Made The Belt Hand Plates = Trooper Bay rubber latex plates with Rubber Gloves, Also, Anovos Hard Plates and Neoprene Gloves. Electronics = Icomm, UKSWrath Amp, UKSWrath Hovi Tips, Custom Fans/Battery Pack, MP3 Player, Also Wireless Mic, Wireless Aker Amp,/Speaker Neck Seal Type = Stormtrooper Undersuit, molded piping Pouches = Custom Made. Pauldron = Trooper Bay
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    Welcome to FISD Jude, you are in good hands with Shane (Shanester) as you GML and companion here on the forums. Ask plenty of questions, its the best sure fire way to get great advice.
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    Troop #10 Star Wars Night at the Surrey Eagles
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    Yeah, I seem to have just not pulled the forearm enough down and I hadn't pulled on the gloves enough either as I use inner gloves as they are XL size (it's also less sweaty) so it was hard to feel that. Some new pictures:
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    Ha ha, It takes a while for that feeling to go away - but it is amazing what kind of mistakes you can fix if you need to. Yeah, based on what material I have left on my bucket - you have room to trim. And I agree that trying to move the screws around can get tricky - best to avoid if possible. I had to move the lower hole a bit (down a touch) to eliminate the "ear gap". Wasn't really necessary since the ear gap is totally screen accurate. For bucket inspiration, check this site out: http://starwarshelmets.com/original-stormtrooper-helmets-sub-submenu.htm
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    Thanks @wook1138. I measured mine without my trim on, so we're about the same size on the opening. Funny you mention that you couldn't put your helmet back on. I had the same thing test fitting. I think I was getting hot and frustrated which likely caused a bit of swelling. I looked at re-drilling the holes by using my magnet clamps to hold the bucket without screws. I realized that because of the top cap and the way it fits you end up only being able to pivot the bottom apart a bit. This does make the helmet look a little wonky. Holding the helmet up to a strong light you can see that the holes only get offset about 2-3mm at most and then the holes get a bit too close to the edge. I think I wouldn't be happy with this look for all the work it would take going that route Thank you to @ABS80 at AP for messaging with me off-line about options and ideas. Sent me some info that looks like I can trim a bit more and still keep the proper look. Made me feel a little less nervous about cutting more off my bucket. Hoping to make some more progress after getting over this feeling of "not wanting to ruin my armor" LOL
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    Hey trooper, If you haven’t had a reply just yet, quickest contact route for RWA Creations is through their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/rwacreations/?ref=share). Best wishes Dan
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    Avoid them like plague. If you are looking to make a TK Commander, look for CFO or Troopermaster in the vetted maker list. You might want an ANH helmet to go with a ROTJ body, they can tailor make that for you (a ROTJ helmet with flat lenses is also acceptable I think at entry level, but might want to check with your Garrisons membership officer or our deployment officer here on FISD first).
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    Troop #0010 (of 76) Australia Day Parade, Melbourne 26 Jan 2020
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    Hi all, Carried on painting this TM beauty today. Just added the vertical lines to the traps and tears, plus the rank bar to the ears. Not completely happy with the rear traps as the lines aren’t great. However I can touch this up. CableGuy Builds: (Part 10) Troopermaster - detail painting
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    Have you tried using Armorsmith to fit the parts before printing? That program has saved me hours of printing and tons of wasted filament! You attach the armor to your perfectly sized avatar, take the measurements, adjust in your slicing program, and voila. For example, I discovered for my shoretrooper shins, my perfect size was 95% scale on the X and Y axis, and 89% on the z axis just by adjusting the fit on the avatar in Armorsmith. So handy!
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    Definitely no to Jedi Robe, that armor is terrible and very outdated, and is definitely not worth the money. Check out some of the vetted sellers from this link: These makers will be much better quality and will be much more accurate. Good luck with the build!
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    Mike Brown Group TROS Client Appreciation, Boise ID 2019-12-19 Luxe Reel Theatre Grand Opening, Eagle ID 2019-12-20 Galactic Day at the Museum Idaho, meridian ID 2020-01-03
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    What a fun night helping raise funds for the Children's Hospital at Providence!
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    Great repair work Eric. I could pay to reduce the amount of return edge you have there, might give you a touch more room to access your amp and less material to get caught and crack. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Yes always test fit everything prior to changing anything. Even a test fitting using painters tape holding the whole kit together. This way you get a feel of how it will actually fit on you.
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    26) 01/19/2020 - Winter StocktonCon, Stockton, Ca
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    Good stories never start with good decisions. I am a life-long skateboarder. Once I get my build done, you'll absolutely see a few half-pipe TK photos. What was that about good stories? "Yeah, let me tell you about the time I broke my wrist and shattered my stormtrooper uniform 3 hours after it was completed."
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    Makaze Squad Armor Party: 1/18/2020 The TK Sweatshop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    11/16/2019 Star Wars night w/UVM men’s hockey Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Date:09/29/2019Location:Greenville First Assembly1105 Haywood rd.Greenville, South Carolina29615Description of Event (Please share as much info as you can):Greenville First Assembly hosted an At The Movies sermon series at their church during the month of September. September 29th was Star Wars Day! They decking out their church lobby and stage in all things Star Wars.Everyone loved seeing storm troopers, droids, boba fett and Darth Vader walking around the campus.
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    Congratulations trooper and welcome to the EI ranks
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    Thank you Tony, means a lot brother. That DLT was super fun to paint up. I was so happy with how it came out and painted up my Praetorian the same way. Appreciate it.
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    Well done trooper and you look sharp in that kit!
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    I will say though, as much as well all have slightly different ideas of how the story could be told, it is testament to the love of Star Wars that keeps us engaged and talking about it. I don’t think there could ever be a perfect version of the new movie trilogy that would have everyone truely satisfied and that is what drives discussion and passion. I can fully appreciate all this artwork to let the imagination run wild with possibilities and who’s to say we won’t see some of it used in the future. We can live in hope. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I agree, I have read a few threads on plot leaks and what could have been sounded a lot more feasible, I'm still hoping we see a directors cut at least it would give the movie a few fill in spots which could help to explain a few things
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    Hi Paul and welcome to the FISD! You certainly did not make a mistake by coming here. This is the 501st forum for all things related to stormtroopers. The UKG is your home garrison within the 501st legion. So you will want to be a part of both. You also mentioned a biker scout, well this is the 501st forum relating to scout troopers: forum.501stpathfinders.com/ Take a look around. I think you will find that the big party is here with us shiny white stormtroopers. If you have any questions then don't hesitate to ask.
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    92. Rise of Skywalker Premiere (Day 3), Fresno - 12/22 Death Star Plans secured! Take that, rebel scum!
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    Finally done with that! How big should the covering strips be as SDS only does overlap on everything except the front of the leg pieces?
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    (NC) August 17, 2019 Asheville Vets Meet & Greet As Imperial Shock Trooper
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    Ok...first almost full suit up. Need suggestions/advice! The cod hits the top of the thighs. Looks like I need to trim cod more? Trim cod and inner thigh? Looks like i have to bring torso up a bit more too? Bring chest down a bit also??arms fit good, just need to put cover strips on biceps. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
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    Soda City Comic Con 2019 08/10/2019 imperial shock trooper
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    This list is for Original Trilogy (OT) builds. ANH, ESB and ROTJ) For those who are about to embark on a TK build, in addition to the kit itself and the supplies you will need** to do that we are often asked about other items to complete the ensemble and get approved. These are known as "soft parts", and include the holster, under suit, boots, gloves, neck seal and canvas belt. Be aware that some armorers may include one or more of these items with their kit, but some do not. Also be aware that just because the seller includes them it does not always mean that they are the correct type/style and are eligible for approval (especially at higher levels). When in doubt, always ask your armorer which items are part of the package or feel free to ask here if you have doubts/questions. We are here to help! If there is a particular soft part you need, below is a list of "tried and true" vendors who have an excellent reputation, as well as suggestions for where to get other pieces or even make your own! NOTE: If you are a vendor and would like to add your sales thread here or you have a tutorial on how to make your own please PM me before posting here. **https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/31404-supply-list-for-your-tk-build/page/11/ White Canvas Belt: NOTE: not all belts are created equal! The belts used in the films were firm and sturdy with no creasing or sagging. Vendor- Rob Kittel https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/19803-fs-white-canvas-belts/ Soulart https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/ Trooperbay- https://trooperbay.com/stormtrooper-sandtrooper-white-canvas-belt Make your own: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/665-howto-a-guide-to-making-a-canvas-bel Neck Seal: Vendor: Darman https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/21385-darmans-neck-seals/ Soulart https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/ Trooperbay- https://trooperbay.com/costuming-accessories/headgear-neck-seals/stormtrooper-neck-seal Make your own: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/34548-10-diy-neck-seal-v1/ Holster: NOTE: Holster straps differ for various costumes. Please see the CRL for your particular style here: http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL Vendor- Darman https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16744-leather-e-11-holsters-35/ Trooperbay https://trooperbay.com/costuming-accessories/ammo-pouches/stormtrooper-genuine-leather-blaster-holster Make your own: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/23643-making-a-holster-for-anh-stunt/ Boots: Vendor: Imperial Boots https://www.imperialboots.com/product/421/ NOTE: Imperial boots are 100% approvable at every level, but they only open once a month for orders. They can run a bit small, so I suggest ordering a half size larger than what you normally wear. Make your own: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/27565-how-i-did-my-boots-tkboots-alternative/ Under Suit: Under suits can be purchased from many sources, and you have the choice of one or two piece types. I have found Amazon to be among the least expensive sources. The easiest thing to do is visit that site and search for it, for instance "Mens compression suit top black long sleeve". Examples: Mens compression suit top black long sleeve- https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mens+compression+suit+top+black+long+sleeve&ref=nb_sb_noss Mens compression suit pants black- https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mens+compression+suit+pants+black&ref=nb_sb_noss Vendor Trooperbay https://trooperbay.com/star-wars-stormtrooper-sandtrooper-black-undersuit NOTE: While some prefer the one-piece type, the two piece tends to be better when you have to... uhhh, let's just say "answer nature's call". IMPORTANT! When ordering an under suit, be aware that many have printed logos, white stitching etc. These can not be visible while wearing your armor. Gloves: NOTE: As per the CRL for Basic 501st OT TK approval, gloves must be all black with no visible straps/logos/designs and can be rubber, Nomex, leather or a leather-like material. For Level 2 (Expert Infantry) and Level 3 (Centurion) they must be made of rubber or a rubber-like material. I highly suggest finding ones with a long wrist, which prevents it from sliding out from underneath your forearm armor. Vendor: Trooperbay- https://trooperbay.com/accurate-trooper-black-latex-gloves eBay is also an alternative. Just search Black Nomex (or leather, rubber etc.) gloves. Be sure when ordering the rubber type from eBay that you are purchasing the heavier duty type and not the disposable kind. Thigh Garter system: Vendor: Pencap510 https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/29991-thigh-garter-system/ NOTE: These are not a requirement per se, but they are AWESOME! ALL THINGS FIRST ORDER TK Neck seals for all style of troopers Pauldrons Under harnesses for FOTK and OTTK Biker shorts for FOTK Fabric gaskets for FOTK Vendor: Soulart https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40849-geeky-pinks-phantastic-gaskets-and-so-much-more/ NOTE: Based in Canada, but ships worldwide!
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    According to Google: measures 37.75 x 14 x 18.25 inches (W x H x D);
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    What are the dimensions of your plano box ? Sent from my 0PM92 using Tapatalk
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    Thank you, everyone! (Right on, Comrade Dave!) Just an update, I did have another one of the mounts pop off mid troop, but when I got home, I just put a dab of CA glue to fix it. It ain't going anywhere now! Still one of my best ideas to date, and I'm glad I could provide my fellow troopers with another idea.
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    I say a combination of Dritz snap pliers and appropriate sized anvil / punch. Just be aware that the pliers are size specific when buying. Look for deals as they are kind of pricy. I found mine @ Joann fabric, it was an open package return, so they sold it to me at 75% off! Make sure you get the one that fits 5/8" snaps (size 24) The anvil and punch comes with some snap packages I found at Walmart. Pliers work great when making your snap plates for sure but you could do it with the anvil and punch. Then when you build butt plate to cod male snaps and belt snaps, using the anvil and punch work wonders. (because without them, you will wonder how you would have done it )
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