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  1. My design has 2 variations - a regular solid coin and a coin with a cutout - of course the cutout would require a different back. Both feature enamel with glitter in it - something with a celebratory feel. I loved the fact that this is the one time where the number 15 can be found in FISD (with the right font of course) so that was really the basis of the idea, as well as including both OT and FO TK's. One that note I focused on the 3 colors found in the respective FISD logos - Clasic FISD Blue and Yellow, First order Red and Yellow - with Yellow being the unifying elements between the red and
    18 points
  2. Ok, you can blame @Frank75139 for this... one more entry. This one includes a patch version too. and the patch...
    16 points
  3. We had some sensational entries in this years Anniversary coin design competition, so thank you so very much for all those who submitted entries. Staff voted on their favorite designs through a Poll which included all designs. The winner with a total of 7 votes is Etrooper70 (Eric) Congratulations for a fantastic design Trooper, well done and thank you for your submissions Here is your winning design. We now have some more work to do to get this design approved and turned into reality so keep an eye out for future updates on how this is progr
    11 points
  4. Well Troopers, I think this is our last post here and as most of you may know. WE DIT IT !!! We have reached the Centurion #500 milestone!! On behalf of the D.O. (and entire) Staff, I would like to congratulate Trina (TK 18112) of the Cebu Scarif Garrison for becoming CENTURION #500 This is not the end but the starting point for our next goal. (you know what it is).
    10 points
  5. Just received my approval yesterday. Can't wait to get out and start trooping. Looking forward to meeting other troopers in the Tampa area and around the world. TK 51417 reporting for duty.
    9 points
  6. Ok here we go! On behalf of the staff, I would like to thank all the entrants for their truly inspiring design submissions, these take time to put together and think creatively to come up with art work that is different from what we have had in the past, and we are grateful to have your talents in this fine detachment. All entries were placed into a Poll on which staff individually cast a vote. From this we determined the winner. Without further ado, the winner is Etrooper70 (Eric) Congratulations for a fantastic design!!
    9 points
  7. NEW In Memoriam Detachment Leader Executive Officer Centurion500 Merchandise Update Your Threads FISD 15th Anniversary Coin Design Contest Hall of Fame Just For Laughs In the Media Costume Totals E-11 Extra Detailing INFORMATION & AWARD PROGRAMS Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Field Exercise Award Imperial Attaché Program Fire Teams EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards Public Relations Staff List 2020
    9 points
  8. This girl is a goal-getter and finally the most coveted badge is now under my name. I am deeply honored to join the elite ranks and even more the 500th Centurion! But this would not be possible without the support, advices and suggestions of you guys… FISD, Detachment staff and DOs. (Special thanks to Sly11, TKSpartan, TheSwede, justjoseph63, ShaSha) Thank You Very Much Everyone! (in Filipino: Maraming Salamat!) Slow clap to all the men and women before me… the Strong Centurion 500. We all did it! Congratulations FISD! Cheers! Well, it seems...I’m not too sho
    9 points
  9. Hi Jonathan, Thanks for your Centurion application. It's so clear you've really done your research and have kept these L2 and L3 requirements in mind throughout your build. CRL and Centurion Application Requirements All required photos are now in and, after review, we are pleased to welcome you to Centurion! On behalf of the DO team and myself, many congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly In this area we discuss areas that could benefit from additional improvement. Note that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference
    8 points
  10. After applying the fossil green, it’s time to start adding the liquid latex mask. I was asked to copy the Set for Stun trooper, so that’s what I aimed for. After this has dried, time to add a white undercoat (same brand as the gloss white the mat will be applied later): Then, Ford Diamond White gloss spray paint. The first coat was a little too satin... So, another can of spray paint purchased and a slightly thicker coat applied to get more sheen... Ooo, lovely. :-) (here’s a little peak at the spray painting) https://youtube.com/shorts/2cSwSZJOIOg?feature=s
    8 points
  11. Hi Trina, and thank you for your Centurion application! Before I go any further, my guess is you and everyone else who reads this approval thread is wondering why I am making this post, well you are about to find out. CRL and Centurion Application Requirements: All required photos have been submitted, and on behalf of the entire D.O. staff we are pleased to welcome you to the rank of CENTURION. Congratulations! That's right, you are Centurion500!! As it is a very special occasion, the deployment staff, Mario, ShaSha and Joseph have given me the
    7 points
  12. 4/24/21- Pocono Pines – Little League Opening Day Got my 1st troop under my ammo belt today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    6 points
  13. And it’s DONE!! Yay! :-) This has been a bit of a grind at times, however, I’m really pleased with the final result. :-)
    6 points
  14. CONGRATULATIONS WE HAVE OUR 500th CENTURION Coming out of hyperdrive and crossing the finish line in first place, congratulations Trina "Architect18112" TK18112 our 500th Centurion and also congratulations to each and everyone one of our 500 approved Centurions, without you we would never have won this race. From some of the staff Congratulations trooper, welcome to Centurion It's been my honor and pleasure since 2015 to encourage troopers like yourself to shoot for the higher levels of accuracy. That said you're the FISD's 500th app
    6 points
  15. Joined the 501st Legion in 2018, became Expert Infantry in 2019 and now… the 500th Centurion. This was something my husband and I wanted to achieve for the longest time but a lot of things - planned or unplanned happened. When I saw the forum thread of less than 10 remaining slots before Centurion 500, I pushed myself to work and submit my Centurion application and inched my way into the first 500. I remember panicking while seeing the other guys getting approved one by one and I’m like here still working through project deadlines. But this girl is a goal-getter and finally the mos
    6 points
  16. Update: I wore the armor tonight and I had room to spare. The last time I wore it the Velcro barely fit and today I had almost two inches to spare. I am so happy that walking every day, cutting out a meal, and reducing my sugar intake has greatly helped me. Thank you!
    5 points
  17. That’s a STUNNING design! Well done, Eric. And, hats off to the other excellent entries. There are some seriously talented folks in this detachment. [emoji16][emoji1303]
    5 points
  18. This Contest is now closed. Thank you so very much to those who have submitted truly incredible designs, this is going to be a tough decision indeed. The staff will shortly have an opportunity to cast a vote in a poll to decide the winning design, and we will bring you that outcome in the next 24 hours. Thanks again.
    5 points
  19. Is it worth linking this thread via FB? I hate to admit it, but, I feel most people use socials more regularly than the forum. A little note with a link on the FB group might stir up some more entries. :-)
    5 points
  20. Well I’m back. Life has been crazy since my last post. On with the torso assembly. I cut some strips to help in gluing the snap plates. I am starting the strapping on the chest, back plate and shoulders.
    4 points
  21. I had this as part of my full build last fall, but after wearing it a few times, and trooping for over 5 hours yesterday, I can now call it a successful method with confidence: Magnetic calf-closure system: Okay, I decided to try something new for my shin closures. This first set of photos is from my initial test, followed by the successful implementation of it. Many people have used Cricket's magnet closure system. Having trooped with some Velcro on my clone, I know that Velcro is not the most trustworthy. While I wanted to use magnets, I came up with a different approa
    4 points
  22. Hi folks, So, I’m part way through a rather interesting project. When I saw a trooper asking about ways to fix a part-finished RS Prop Masters helmet that he’d purchased on eBay, I offered some suggestions. As the conversation continued, the trooper asked if I’d like to take a look at it in person to see what could be done. I agreed and he sent the helmet over to me. Well, opening the box revealed that it was already spray painted and the weathering had begun: When you look at the famous “lump” on the front of the RS helmet (part of the original helmet that this is cast from
    4 points
  23. Well, it's all over now. Took me a long time but I got approved all the way to centurion. To all of you who have commented and guided me......you are all amazing. Besides entering a pandemic and having my first kid, a lot of my progress was stopped by my own fears of messing up. Sometimes I would start on a piece and realized I need to do a lot of reshaping/adjusting and I'll freak myself out and then just randomly move to another piece. Hence why my build is so random. I think The WTF kit is wonderful kit for those of a smaller size.
    4 points
  24. I just want to take a minute here to express my appreciation. I started this build over a year ago, right before covid shut everything down. When I have the time to work on it, it's been a great project to help take my mind off all the craziness. I'm really thankful for the support and help everyone here has provided. This is a great community here and I'm really excited to become part of it. (hopefully very soon lol). Thanks again everyone. Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
    4 points
  25. TK-99237 approved! Second 501st approved kit!
    4 points
  26. Nearly finished, now. Currently, he’s “Mr No Stripes” AND “Mr No Lens”... ;-)
    4 points
  27. This is another landmark news letter Glen, thank you for the huge amount of work you put into constructing these and getting them out to the members. So much info in this addition folks and another time to celebrate a detachment achievment. Congratulations Trina on centurion 500, so much awesome.
    4 points
  28. This may be a little too abstract for most people (I know a lot of people usually want to see pics of helmets, characters, weapons and whatnot), but I liked how it turned out, so I figured I'd at least sub it. The first side takes some elements and colors from the FISD logo(s) as well as the back plate of the TK's. The second side has all the info. All using the colors and typefaces from the OP.
    4 points
  29. I mounted my fail-safe snap at the top, and it works. I just made a single snap mount and strap, roughened the spots next to the pockets to prep them and glued them in with E6000. First the bottom mount, and let dry for 24 hours, and then snapped the strap on, and glued and clamped the end down taught. Once the second part was cured the next day, I tried it out, and it can be easily reached to snap shut, and extreme bending my leg never opens the top. To pop it open is even easier, just slide a finger down under the strap and it pops off. Finally to finish them off, I
    3 points
  30. I couldn't agree more! Our folks have some mad design skills, and we appreciate every single trooper who took the time to offer one. Well done to you all!
    3 points
  31. Hi folks, A final look at this helmet. This video covers the process of adding the tubestripes, as well as a good look at some of the details. Many thanks for following this thread. I hope it’s been useful. Dan / CableGuy
    3 points
  32. MV (OP) Post #45: Tears and traps with traps and tears Lesson learned, folks. It pays to follow the general wisdom of painting multiple thin layers, rather than a single thick layer. I fell into the trap of following anecdotal luck and almost shed a tear or two while painting my helmet traps and tears. Don't be like me. Helmet traps Helmet tears Tips Questions Upcoming May the 4th At long last I have another update, though I'm afraid I haven't really made any progress on my build, other than to finally make ti
    3 points
  33. Printed 3 pieces and they turned out well. Endcap, Mag housing, mag plate, and the little circle that will fit into end cap drain hole. When you add holes to pieces in Chitubox program, it asks if you want to keep the "removed" piece. These are useful to refill the hole once printed. Endcap with hole plug. As you may be able to tell, this endcap has what looks like golf dimples on the surface. I printed this straight up and down instead of angled. I'm thinking there may not have been enough supports. I may not use this as the old end plug has not cracked or warped any f
    3 points
  34. Ya. Definitely a learning experience. This is my first large scale print and everything, minus small parts, was printed hollow to save resin. I'll have to look at my 3D files, but the walls are maybe 2 or 3 mm thick as suggested in 3D forums. As you can see from the small grey circles, I do put drain openings in. I guess they are not large enough to let the alcohol enter and rinse properly. The holes are anywhere from 2 to 4 mm diameter. I use an Elegoo Mercury Plus washing and curing station. The black resin is "Water Washable". This doesn't mean you are to r
    3 points
  35. Hi folks, Just a couple of update photos coming up. Blaster with DoopyDoos scope and Hengstler. A little weight comparison between this JMC E-11 and the DoopyDoos. Humbrol Brass 54 for the scope, with the sides of rear feet masked Humbrol 33 Matt Black applied Light weathering to scope and front end of Hengstler counter (by gently rubbing with a file and / or sandpaper Resin t-tracks heated in a pot of boiling water, then shaped into barrel holes. * note - I wasn’t paying attention and mounted the top-middle track too long - I didn’t reserve the final
    3 points
  36. Yeah that wording still confuses me. I went with the 1/2" diameter circle for the template. I don't know if my buttons are just bigger than the ones used on screen but the 7/16" was way too small. Even after I removed the tape and cleaned up the paint a little bit it still seemed like the painted area was too small. Also it was still pretty messy. So I just went back over it by hand without a template and I think it looks pretty good. Not perfect but pretty good?
    3 points
  37. thanks! more pics after shortening biceps.
    3 points
  38. Ordered the Troopacoola 2 fan unit, but I imagine it'll be a while with the Covid shipping to Ohio. Next up is the final piece. The E-11 Prop. Which is better? The Troopacoola or RS? What say you CableGuy?
    3 points
  39. After discovering new greeblies we didn't know existed for 43 years I added them to my blaster. Such a neat and cool add on from justjoseph63 that will likely be overlooked by most but still worth it.
    3 points
  40. I cant see an issue with updating the title of the R1 CRL, however, as with all our costumes we have used the film title as the easiest and most recognizable prospect for everyone old and new to understand. This means I would not be in favor of removing the Rogue One form the title but happy to add maybe something like (Anthology) in the title, that should give it sufficient separation or understanding for those inclined. Originally FISD was simply for Shiny white TK's, this is why there has not been a CRL created for the Endor variant of trooper from ROTJ. yes there has been
    3 points
  41. almost almost done!!! action!!! and on second thought, I've decided to do what Ukswrath (Tony) suggested, and shorten the biceps, so that's what I'll do. please feel free to criticize, and tell me if I should change anything for accuracy.
    3 points
  42. OUTSTANDING post, Jason and very much appreciated. Your info and pics make the picture very clear, so mostly to recap: "Remnant" Troopers are distinctly different than any New Era stormtroopers we have otherwise seen in any of the new properties, and are acknowledged by LFL as such through licensed merchandising. Is it a DRASTIC difference from the standard, cleanwhite New Era Stormtrooper? No. But is IS clearly and consistently different. And should be accounted for in a CRL somehow, once someone builds one. I don't know how this process formally works, but we would propose a new
    3 points
  43. Hello my fellow star wars lovers, im luke and im from Australia. I've been costuming for awhile and I've had a TK kit for some time but when I made it I wasn't that bright nor had much help. But friends have pointed me to this side and I've meet and talked to some of the local 501st members. Super keen to get this kit repaired and finally be able to do a proper troop in it.
    3 points
  44. Yeah, I should have took a picture before I trimmed. The WTF ab plate did not have much extra to create the sides of the plate, and had large dimples going into the sides of it, so I cut it all off. From other WTF threads, this seems to be the norm. I'm definitely going to try put some ABS behind and filling the seams.
    3 points
  45. Justin, Thanks for resurrecting the thread. I was just having this conversation with someone yesterday and was about to reengage, but you beat me to it. So, maybe a little my fault for getting this thread off course earlier with the action figures, but I believe LFL has had no problem marketing the Remnant character. As of this post, we now have a black series figure, two vintage collection versions and a sideshow collectibles sixth scale figure. Yes, Hasbro and Sideshow are independent companies, but it shows that the blessing was given by LFL for the naming of this character. T
    3 points
  46. As far as I can tell it was mostly the Bapty versions (seen below) that had the counter sitting that low, but since it's not too far back or forward and is a great looking blaster I would have no issues passing it at Centurion level. (Hint hint, Cory)...
    3 points
  47. Congrats to all you fine troopers! Excellent work by all the builders and troopers helping them along the way! I intend to join the club in this next 500, and in the meantime, I think we're all also anxiously wondering who will be the 501st Centurion.
    3 points
  48. Congratulations trooper and welcome to the Centurion ranks and the 500th approved
    3 points
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