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  1. NEW Detachment Leader Executive Officer Merchandise Officer Hall of Fame FISD Meme's Around the Detachment Vader's Valkyries INFORMATION & AWARD PROGRAMS FISD Tri-Fold Brochure Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Field Exercise Award Imperial Attaché Program Master Armorer Award Fire Teams EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Need Help Ask the Deployment Officers Advance to 1500 Advanced Tactics Awards Newsletter Editor Staff List 2023 Follow FISD Greetings troopers, This month we were at last able to see some of the changes mentioned in the last few updates. The relaunched Master Armorer program is the result of a lot of work behind the scenes. Most staff have had input at some point in the process. We worked hard to keep the wording simple, conscious that no one wants to read pages of rules and that English is not the first language of a lot of members, though a lot of you apparently are better than I am! The new program adds a new entry tier, Apprentice Armorer. The goal is to not only encourage you to go out and help members join the Expert Infantry, but to also create entirely new Stormtroopers and so grow the detachments ranks. Many of you have probably helped local members already. If so head over to the program and get started working on earning your Master Armorer award. CRLs continue to be worked on. Captain Enoch is closing in on completion and waiting for members with builds to start working on photos. The Imperial Commando is also dangerously close to completion and I hope will be there soon. We also have the Night Trooper CRL in the works, if any of you are considering this build please come and help us with the CRL. The Valkyries have been running a contest to create a new logo. Entries will have closed by the time this post goes live and I look forward to seeing the results. Less glamourous is the start of the FISD Operations Manual. It takes a lot of people to run the Detachment, with each of us doing a number of jobs and a lot of those are only done by that 1 person. Should the worst happen, or just someone just needs a holiday, the Detachment needs to keep going and we can't afford to lose that knowledge. The Operations Manual is how I plan to ensure that happens. We have created a list of jobs people do and begun documenting those and make sure that knowledge is not lost. As always the DMBO office has come for your wallets! So if you are one of our First Order members it's now time to get out those imperial credits and grab your self a First Order Shield Logo patch. With Unquestioned Loyalty Chris Pearson TK-10991 "themaninthesuitcase" Detachment Leader Greetings fellow Bucket heads To follow on from Chris mentioning CRL's, I have the Imperial Armoured Commando actual CRL 95% complete in full wiki form with all images loaded. The second draft is going up on the forums for staff and member review so we can see if any changes or refinements can be made. This will stay posted for a little over a week so if you are interested in building the costume, love the character or have some input, that could be valuable, please take a look. Once we close that off and make any amendments, it will go off to the LMO team for final review. As you can imagine, we have a very eager member waiting for it to go live for his approval, so the quicker we can get feedback the better. We have a lot of cool stuff lined up this term, so keep your eyes open for announcements on the forums and in our social platforms. See you in the soup With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Merch Update Time Hello fellow troopers! It is an exciting time for merch. Our FISD/SpecOps dual Detachment coins have finally started showing up and they are a huge hit. The Red and Blue Stormtrooper banner patches are also rolling out and you can't believe the compliments I've received for the blue color (Thank you again @revlimiter for remaking the artwork for both, and the other colors that we didn't use). And the Racing Shirt run has closed and the order has been placed. We start the timer on the 4-6 week manufacturing process. I am still looking for anyone that might want to be a distributor for the Asia, EU, Canada and South/Central America. We have the US, UK, and Australia and New Zealand covered. Down to business. Old Business As posted in the open, FISD/Spec Ops Dual Detachment Coins (aka The Secret Merch Item) and the Red and Blue Stormtrooper Banners have shipped and should be in members hands. Any issues, please report them to either myself, SpecOps MBO or Pfab directly. The EIB and Centurion Rocker patches are still a work in progress. We certainly apologize for the delay, but we have high standards for our merch here at FISD and so we don't want to ship out poor or questionable quality products. If you have questions, please feel free to check with me or @MaskedVengeance . Latest updates can be found here The Racing Shirt and Terrell Reber Memorial Patch runs have also closed. These are going to production and I will update their sales threads as I have more information. We sold almost 400 racing shirts with 65 different Garrison being represented. I can't wait to see how these turn out. New Business The EIB v11 coin run is open. You must not have purchased an EIB coin ever before from any run to be eligible for these. We have a list of the members and which coin they were sold, and like someone else, we check it twice. The FOTK Shield patch run is now open and will close on July 1st. If you are wanting one of these patches, please hit the link below for more information. 2024 FOTK Patch Run The FISD T-Shrit/Hoodie Run will happen in August, so keep an eye out for more information about that in the July newsletter. For July, we plan on running a unique item. Be sure to keep your eyes on the "Detachment Merchandise Only" section of the forum and subscribe to get emails for it if you haven't already. You will not want to miss out on this item and there will be limited number available, so my guess is that this run will end before the end of the month. In support of the re-launch of the Armor Program, We would like to announce the availability of Armorer Rockers for Level 2 and up Armorers. There will be more information about these posted in the Armorer thread. As always, if you have any thoughts, suggestions, comments or concerns about FISD Merch or Branding, my "virtual" door is always open. Hit me up, you can reach me via email, forum DM, or find me on Facebook. With Unquestioned Loyalty James Silvius TK-12953 "jsilvius" Merchandise & Branding Officer Wave and smile! Please welcome TK-91213 to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame, May 2024! @JBar Troop log can be found here. It looks like this was one mighty first FISD troop, congratulations John! Many more to come! Other HOF recipients can be found here. With Unquestioned Loyalty Jonatan Östling TK-23592 "Nairy" Attaché Ambassador You can find the full meme thread here Trading Card Archives For those with FISD detachment trading cards please consider sending two to Paul @Daetrin keeper of our detachment archives. Address and more info here With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK-8020 "Daetrin" Detachment Founder Keeper of Archives Our Valkyries logo contest has ended, thank you to everybody who contributed designs! We will now choose a winner and announce the decision on the forum soon! You can see submitted designs in this thread With Unquestioned Loyalty and lots of excitement about this happening Vicky Mandlmaier TK-50893 "Vicky_Velocipanda" Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO) INFORMATION & AWARD PROGRAMS For a full list of FISD awards programs head here. *Now Available in Swedish* Want to spread the word about FISD?, you can with our FISD Tri-Fold Brochure. Originally these were done in a limited run by the member who created them, but nowadays, we have moved this to a print your own service making them accessible to all countries around the globe. Files are available to all full 501st members on request by contacting our DL Chris @themaninthesuitcase you can find more info here Currently Available languages: English - Spanish - German - Swedish Are you new to the FISD and wondering what the heck all those abbreviations and strange sounding terms mean? To help you @justjoseph63 has started a list of the most commonly used ones that will give you some insight. If you have ANY questions about a particular term that is not listed or suggestions for new ones please contact Joseph. You can find the list here. Pre Approval Forum allows future Troopers the opportunity to submit photos of their completed build to be reviewed by the Staff, Imperial Attaches and others in preparation for forwarding it to their GML for approval. Any and all advice/suggestions given will be specific, constructive, helpful and respectful. Please note that this program will NOT take the place of your local GML, as Detachments are not chartered for costume approval and can not override a GMLs decision, but is instead a peer review program designed to help you look your best and offer guidance and positive feedback. For more information on this program, please visit the link here. Don't forget to visit our 3D section when next surfing the FISD forums, there is plenty of useful information to potentially help you on your next TK adventure. You might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award so check out the details below and be part of the in house 3D community. Here is a link to the FISD 3D Contributor program. Don't forget to create a troop log here on FISD and get awarded for your adventures The list of accomplished troopers keeps growing, so get on board and register your troops today Simply start (or update!) your troop log, keep the running total in the title, and post (at least!) a date and name for the official 501st event where you wore your TK! Once you've hit a milestone count, go over to the "Field Exercise Awards -- Post your milestones here" thread to request your profile be updated! Simple, right? Also if you would like your troop photos shared on our social media channels please add the following to the first post of your FISD troop log: I give permission for FISD to repost my photos on social media in an appropriate fashion. Award Recipients May - June TK-23072 "budu1" Mario - - - - - - TK-10911 "themaninthesuitcase" Chris - - - - - - TK-17165 "Captain Eclipse" Nancy Are you an approved TK that spends more time on the boards than the average Trooper? Do you enjoy using your knowledge to help out future and existing Troopers? If so, we would like to invite you to join the Imperial Attaché program! Members of the I.A. team are chosen to help out not only those here on the boards, but on a local level as well. Our aim is to have at least one in each and every Garrison, Squad and Outpost in the entire legion to be the eyes and ears of the FISD on a local level. If you are a 501st approved Trooper who wishes to join the ranks of the Attachés, please get in touch with me and/or visit: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/15252-fisd-attaché-program/ For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here. Some of the benefits include: Access to exclusive Attaché merch, including patches. You may also be in the running for an Imperial Attaché Award. An award for those attaché's who have gone above and beyond [minimum 1 year of service]. You can find a list of prior recipients here. Imperial Attaché patch Imperial Attaché Rocker Imperial Attaché Outstanding Achievement Award With Unquestioned Loyalty Jonatan Östling TK-23592 "Nairy" Attaché Ambassador Master Armorer Program - 2024 Relaunch FISD has many wonderful programs to help members build and submit costumes for our detachment, whether it be a classic Stormtrooper, a First Order Stormtrooper, or even one of the new Imperial Armored Commandos. While our Expect Infantry and Centurion programs get most of the attention, FISD staff wants to relaunch the Armorer Program (Currently called the Master Armorer Program). What is the Armorer Program you ask? Well, it is a program designed to recognize those troopers that go above and beyond to assist themselves and others in getting costumes built, submitted, and approved. One of the goals of all the detachments in the 501st Legion is to help members build and submit costumes that meet and hopefully exceed the minimum requirements of the Legion’s CRLs. Currently the Master Armorer program has the requirement of helping a minimum of 5 members achieve Expert Infantry status. The member must have spent at least 30min physically helping another member with cutting, gluing, sizing, etc, just because they want to help (no money exchanged). The definition of an armorer is “a maker, supplier, or repairer of weapons or armor”. So while we certainly love the feedback that members provide to others on the forums, and the extra steps some do by having video calls to help walk people through issues with their builds, this program requires hands on work. The new program will have the same physical help requirement, but we are going to move from a “wins” system, (where a win was help an individual for 30 min or more) to a points system, and we aren’t limiting it to only Expert Infantry builds. While we are pushing the Advance to 1500 to try and achieve 1500 Expert Infantry members, we recognize that the goal of the detachment is to get FISD members build, submitted, and approved. So we will be awarding points for Basic builds as well. Currently there are 3 levels of the award, FISD Armorer, FISD Senior Armorer and FISD Master Armorer. The new program will add a 4th level at the beginning called the Apprentice Armorer. The point scale will be as follows. 5 points - Apprentice Armorer 10 points - Armorer 20 points - Senior Armorer 30 points - Master Armorer The Armorer candidate would earn points based on what level the member costume they assisted with achieved. If you help with a basic build, you get 1 point, if you help with a EIB build you get 2 points. So a person to basic you get a point, help them again to get their EIB earning another 2 to a total of 3. The thought again here is that we want to help build as many stormtroopers as possible. If you love building armorer and love helping fellow members get their costumes built, then this is the program you’ve been searching for. We look forward to awarding more members with this award as we know how much we all love Troopers helping Troopers. More information can be found here Want to setup a "Fire Team? the Fire Team program is completely optional, and is intended to help form a common identity and spirit of camaraderie among 501st Legion Stormtroopers in the same geographic area/garrison that troop together. Fire Teams are not officially recognized by the 501st Legion nor the FISD, although they will be able to access a Fire Team sub-forum on the detachment website. You can find more information here. For those interested here is the original discussion on the creation of Fire teams here With Unquestioned Loyalty Mark Ryner TK-4584 "captsafe66" Fire Team Relations So what exactly are and levels? These programs were designed for those who choose to take their armor above and beyond the minimum requirements for basic 501st Legion approval. It gives you the chance to show a level of dedication and pride that takes your armor closer to being as "screen accurate" as possible, without as much extra work as you may realize! You can find more information on the programs here. For those unaware it is possible to achieve extra awards at Expert Infantry for each additional version costume you have approved, additional awards are not issued with another Expert Infantry number (you are only issued 1 Expert Infantry number) but you will see a star above the award on your profile and the thread title will show [APPROVED] 2nd, [APPROVED] 3rd, [APPROVED] 4th and so on. Multiple EIB award recipients and info here NOTE If you are approved with a "2nd Version" of a particular costume that you are already approved with you do not receive an additional award, there is only 1 award issued for each costume version ie: only 1 x Hero, 1 x Stunt, 1 x HWT, 1 x ESB, 1 x TFA and so on. If you have a second/additional version costume approved you will see "2nd Version" and [APPROVED] added to the thread title, no additional profile stars (more info on profile awards here) For those of you who have a particular issue (or issues) before or after submitting for Expert Infantry / Centurion level approval, in order to get you an answer faster you can now privately contact the entire Deployment Officer team at one time! Questions about fitting, repairs, CRL standards/requirements or anything pertaining to reaching Levels 2 and 3 are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Keep in mind that no question is too small, and that your queries will only be seen by the D.O. Staff. We are here to help in any way we can, so please feel free to send us a message by clicking on this link: @Deployment Officer Team and we will get back to you A.S.A.P.! The 1500 unquestioned loyalty! This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy and obtained EIB or Centurion or both. FOR May - June the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following. Expert Infantry Badge Award: Alfredo "TK-92761" TK92761 EIB 1074 John "JBar" TK91213 EIB 1075 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here. You can find a list of multiple award recipients here. Multiple EIB award info here Expert Infantry Honor Gallery here --------------------------------------------------------------- Centurion Badge Award: No recipients this period Request your free Centurion certificate here. You can find a list of multiple award recipients here. If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! I'm always on the look out for interesting stories or posts, please drop me a message if you have anything of interest. For anyone interested in having a look through any of the older newsletters they can find be found here. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO, Newsletter Detachment Leader (DL): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911 Detachment Executive Officer (DXO): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK-11469 Chief Deployment Officer (DCA): Mario Reyes (TKSpartan) TK-48117 Deployment Officer (DCA): José Mª Sánchez (Chemi) TK-30173 Junior Deployment Officer (DCA): Gerald J Gyorffy (Doggydoc) TK-96004 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Caleb Mask (MaskedVengeance) TK-73692 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Arthur Wong (giskard8) TK-39093 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tim Waychoff (Dark PMF) TK-51878 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Christoph (Danny) Lauber (Ripper_L) TK-55550 Fire Team Relations(DCoG): Mark Ryner (captsafe66) TK-4584 Merchandise and Brand Officer (DMBO): James Silvius (jsilvius) TK-12953 Trading Card Specialist (DPRO): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK-77520 Newsletter Publisher (DPRO): Glen Rhodes (gmrhodes13) TK-85421 Content Editor Support (DPRO): Adam Wolf (Revlimiter) TK-89400 Content Editor Support (DPRO): Jeff Salt (Wingnut65) TK-50297 Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO): Vicky Mandlmaier (Vicky_Velocipanda) TK-50893 Attaché Ambassador (DPRO): Jonatan Östling (Nairy) TK-23592 Social Media Relations (DPRO): Luca Hahn (Morgi) TK-66744 Personnel Officer (DPER): AC (NoVATie) TK-5597 Systems Administrator (DWM): Mathias Rodstedt (Locitus) TK-2959 Systems Administrator (DWM): Eric Brager (Darth Aloha) TK-9674 Systems Administrator/Detachment Founder (DF): Paul Hoeffer (Daetrin) TK-8020 Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Brian Long (Tilheyra) TK-47933 (new addition) Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st Instagram: www.instagram.com/fisd501st Discord: https://discord.gg/FmQZ2qW8gx On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
    10 points
  2. FISD has many wonderful programs to help members build and submit costumes for our detachment, whether it be a classic Stormtrooper, a First Order Stormtrooper, or even one of the new Imperial Armored Commandos. While our Expert Infantry and Centurion programs get most of the attention, FISD staff wants to relaunch the Armorer Program (Currently called the Master Armorer Program). What is the Armorer Program you ask? Well, it is a program designed to recognize those troopers that go above and beyond to assist themselves and others in getting costumes built, submitted, and approved. One of the goals of all the detachments in the 501st Legion is to help members build and submit costumes that meet and hopefully exceed the minimum requirements of the Legion’s CRLs. Currently the Master Armorer program has the requirement of helping a minimum of 5 members achieve Expert Infantry status. The member must have spent at least 30min physically helping another member with cutting, gluing, sizing, etc, just because they want to help (no money exchanged). The definition of an armorer is “a maker, supplier, or repairer of weapons or armor”. So while we certainly love the feedback that members provide to others on the forums, and the extra steps some do by having video calls to help walk people through issues with their builds, this program requires hands on work. The new program will have the same physical help requirement, but we are going to move from a “wins” system, (where a win was help an individual for 30 min or more) to a points system, and we aren’t limiting it to only Expert Infantry builds. While we are pushing the Advance to 1500 to try and achieve 1500 Expert Infantry members, we recognize that the goal of the detachment is to get FISD members build, submitted, and approved. So we will be awarding points for Basic builds as well. Currently there are 3 levels of the award, FISD Armorer, FISD Senior Armorer and FISD Master Armorer. The new program will add a 4th level at the beginning called the Apprentice Armorer. The point scale will be as follows. 5 points - Apprentice Armorer 10 points - Armorer 20 points - Senior Armorer 30 points - Master Armorer The Armorer candidate would earn points based on what level the member costume they assisted with achieved. If you help with a basic build, you get 1 point, if you help with a EIB build you get 2 points. So a person to basic you get a point, help them again to get their EIB earning another 2 to a total of 3. The thought again here is that we want to help build as many stormtroopers as possible. If you love building armorer and love helping fellow members get their costumes built, then this is the program you’ve been searching for. We look forward to awarding more members with this award as we know how much we all love Troopers helping Troopers.
    9 points
  3. The updated Armourer system is points based. By assisting other members in person you can earn points which count towards the ranks of the program. Ranks Apprentice Armorer (new) - 5 points Armorer - 10 points Senior Armorer - 20 points Master Armorer - 30 points These ranks will be awarded in the form of a forum badge in your profile. Rules All assistance must be in person and for a minimum of 30 minutes. Help is given in the spirit of Troopers Helping Troopers, no money or items of value may be exchanged. The candidate armourer must create a new thread in the Armorer Program Forum, For each member helped add a post to your thread stating: Who the member helped was. A summary of the help given. A link to the relevant approval page (legion for basic, or FISD for EIB). For points to be claimed the member helped must confirm the assistance in that thread. Should 2 people assist one member both may claim but must have assisted to a similar level, and both must be claimed and confirmed individually. Staff will update your running points total, and awards as they are earned. Points will be awarded as follows: 1 Point for assisting a member clear their first stormtrooper costume. 2 Points for assisting a member earn their first EIB award.
    8 points
  4. Meanwhile into the Post Office near you.
    7 points
  5. Unquestioned loyalty! Please welcome TK-11454 to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame, April 2024! @dblcross Troop log can be found here. Congrats on 5 troops Terry! Not many more to go for the first milestone! With Unquestioned Loyalty Jonatan Östling TK-23592 "Nairy" Attaché Ambassador
    7 points
  6. Troop #25 - 26 May 2024 - MCM ComicCon London After a long dry spell it was back out in the white armour. Troop 25, and my 5th time at MCM London where it all started. This year it was thanks to an invite from our friends at the UK Rebel Legion. We had a small imperial presence to ensure the keeping of the peace. Apparently the age of my armour is starting to show, with a few field repairs taking place through out the day. Whilst it's not a huge troop count it's also now 8 years old, but there's plenty of life in the old girl yet. A little super glue and t-shirt and I was back out in the field. Though my button plate has a corner broken off now, which is a lot less repairable. I also need to start looking into some new gloves, I am sort of amazed that at their age the rubber gloves are still going but the hand plates are coming off both now. The convention was a good one. Several members of the Mandoverse cast where attending, and Emily Swallow did come over to the forge set for a photo. Sadly the Mando clans caught wind of this and so I am in the back somewhere probably not visible. I did manage to get a signed photo, thanks to my wife who went and queued for me whilst I was on the stand all day. We also got a visit from Samantha Alleyne, better known as the first female storm trooper. She first appeared in The Force Awakens, but also was in a most of the new Disney era films since. (TK 10911 Chris Pearson themaninthesuitcase, Samantha Alleyne, TK 19102 Simon Bamforth) TK 10911 - Chris Pearson - themaninthesuitcase 📷Natalie Pearson Childs [Social Media Consent] Han in Carbon by Mark Tidridge TK 90473 More photos once people have had a chance to post them and I have permission to share.
    6 points
  7. [6] 5/18/24 Memphis comic con First off, let's get this out of the way cause I had fun that's all that matters. My pauldron is on the wrong shoulder! Oh well, the public loved it anyway. I'll fix it over the weekend. Oscar got excited about that! My wife had a stalker The best thing from the event was a child gave me a bracelet they made. I was so excited. My wife added it to my ammo packs. I could hear Yoshi giggle as I handed him my DLT-19 Longest troop I've done. Here I am when we decided to take a water break. My wife and her camera
    6 points
  8. Hello. My name is Mário and I am writing to you from Portugal, specifically from São Brás de Alportel, a village in the Algarve hinterland. I have been a member of the Legion since 2017, but only now have I decided to move forward with a stormtrooper, in this case, an Incinerator Trooper (so far, I had a Darth Nihilus, an Officer, and a Tusken). The armor has already been approved, so I am now discovering the forum and decided, in any case, to introduce myself here. A hug to everyone and if one day you want to visit the Algarve, be sure to let me know. There are plenty of reasons to visit us.
    5 points
  9. Event: #200 Event Name: SunriseWALKS Location: Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island - Wheatley Heights, NY Date: 6/2/24
    5 points
  10. Troop #55 SPRA day Police Scotland Meet and greet with public at Tulliallan Police College.
    5 points
  11. I'm a huuuge fan of David Tennant and his work! Getting to meet him, see him, talk with him was just an extraordinary experience and worth every cent paid. I think that's one of the best parts of being in such a large Garrison: we got lots of troopers and fantastic events [70] 25.05.2024 -- Comic Park Erfurt, Day 1 It was a long, long travel there, but everyone I'd met told me of the great location and all the fun they'd had last year, so I had to see this event for myself. And the location didn't disappoint! A beautiful park stretching over kilometers, bustling with visitors and cosplayers in hot summer weather. I started off the event by getting to meet and escort the city's mayor -- crazy who you'll meet simply because you thought running around in plastic sounds fun -- alongside a few of my fellow troopers. We had our own Star Wars area together with a handful of other clubs. One of which had organized a bounty hunt for kids, where they had to find several characters. Alas, their TK wasn't actually a TK that day, so I agreed to jump in. Since I was the only OTTK that day (we had one FOTK as well), I didn't want to disappoint the kids who were looking for a Stormtrooper. Still, I tried to get the most out of that day, without collapsing of a heatstroke, and spent lots of it with CC-75367 and a new recruit who was wearing his CT for the first time. We explored the park, stumbled across a fantastic playground, and lazed around in the sun. On the playground I did manage to get a new crack in my armor, but with a quick repair I was ready to face the second day. [71] 26.05.2024 -- Comic Park Erfurt, Day 2 With not enough sleep and even higher temperatures we started into the second day of fun and shenanigans. This time I refused to participate in the bounty hunt, and with one other Stormtrooper from my Garrison we were a total of three Stormtroopers that day -- if only for a short while. Can't say I blame them for not wanting to spend too much time in armor considering the temperatures and instead changing into a Narkina 5 prisoner and club clothing respectively. My fellow TK -- now my escaped prisoner -- had taken a skateboard with him to the event and I joined forces with a few other young people to enjoy some silliness. All of us were pushed along on that skateboard in full armor, desperately trying to not fall over. Video link. Once we'd exhausted ourselves there, we moved on to taking silly pictures. Piggyback rides, climbing onto trees, and silly faces. I believe I ended up with roughly 400 pictures from that alone. Something I didn't expect out of this troop was anything to do with David Tennant, but I found out that there was a Good Omens Fanmeet happening next to our Star Wars area. Of course I couldn't miss out on that one, so I headed over there. I met quite a few of the people from the Doctor Who/Good Omens convention earlier this month and got a bracelet and a rubber duck out of it. Definitely a highlight of the weekend! TK-66744 signing off
    5 points
  12. 55. 2024-05-22, Akademiska sjukhuset (The Academic Hospital), Uppsala (Hero) I love that we have been doing more of the hospital troops lately! As per usual, it was amazing and we did a lot of good today, I felt it in my soul! I also need to order more trading cards, as the 250 that I ordered of my 2nd card variant disappeared into the hands of the people quicker than ever! This was the 7th troop this month, been crazy busy and I love it! Things are not always what they seem It was an honor to be there for TK 17229's first troop ever!!!
    5 points
  13. Steve Hamedl from Miami Beach, member of the Everglades squad and one of the OG's . Nice to be here with you guys!
    4 points
  14. Update time. Whilst I finished about a year ago I never added the mount plate as I had a plan. Well I have actually completed that plan! Shocking I know. I'll start at the end and show how I got there, please excuse the wrong screws I need to get some M5 Security Torx as I don't apparently have any. The plate is actually 2 plates, or more accurately PCBs. Yes PCBs for making electronics. Aluminium PCBs are now a thing, and come in the perfect thickness (1mm in this case) and most importantly are pretty cheap. These cost around £9 plus shipping for enough to make 5. They are designed in KiCad to fit the horseman TFA blaster, I assume the TLJ is the same but I've not made one yet to confirm. They arrive as 2 plates, a front and a rear. The front side of each is a brushed aluminium, the back is a white PCB solder mask, with black silkscreen and hidden message in the copper layer (for the first order in besh). Also a logo because why not. I then use a 3D printed jig to CA glue them together to make the final plate. This is a little fiddly but only takes a few minutes, and a drill to drive the screws speeds things up. The result is pretty stiff, the individual parts less so. Next is mounting them. Problem is the horseman files have no pre located holes for the screws, which I pre added to the plates to fit the @R2Dan holster. The solution to this is more 3d printing. I created a jig that locates where the plate fits and allows me to drill the holes perfectly. Step one is to secure the jig. I use the "super glue and masking tape trick". Essentially you are about to make some low tack double sided tape. Apply a strip of low tack masking tape to the blaster And to the bottom of the jig and trim the excess Apply a few dabs of CA glue to the bottom of the jig and hold in place until secure. You can use accelerator if that's your thing, I didn't as I want to worry what the spray might do to the paint. We're using an M5 bolt, so the correct size hole is 4mm, well 4.2mm but close enough for what we are doing. Ensure you mark the depth so you don't get carried away. I allowed for a depth of around 12mm which should give enough meat for a secure mount. Drilling out holes in 3D prints cuts into the infill. This now leaves you with a really terrible screw interface, and it will probably rip right out. So to make this significantly stronger we're going to fill the hole we just drilled with 5 minute epoxy and leave it overnight. Apply some more masking tape, trim the holes and fill with epoxy. You might want a tooth pick to help poke it in and let the air out. It will need more then you expected as it spreads out into the print and fills the cavities in the infill. Try not to get any on the blaster, if you did like me: it's now weathering. Though in all seriousness no one will notice, as it cures very clear but just try be tidy as you will know it's there and it will haunt you. Once cured, setup you drilling jig and do it all again. You now have 2 4mm holes in epoxy not 3D printed infill. Hooray. Now if you're bored, glue on the pate screw in the bolts and call it good. If you're extra like me, continue. We have a 4mm hole, not an M5 hole and that will not do. So now print a 2nd jig, identical to the first, but with a 5mm hole in it. Mount this and use an M5 tap to cut a perfect M5 thread. The epoxy cuts well, especially if you leave it a few days to fully cure whilst the tap arrives from eBay. You don't need anything fancy, £4.88 on eBay plus a tap handle if you haven't got one. We're not cutting steel here. Do not be tempted to use a drill to drive the tap. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering... Preferably don't drop the tap and scratch your paint, allegedly. Use some white paint to touch up the alleged paint chip. For extra points apply a light countersink to the hole. Though you probably should do this before tapping. I am not a machinist, I won't judge. Glue the plate on and screw in the screws. And you are done! How accurate is this method? Perfectly accurate... and they are perfectly straight too.
    4 points
  15. There's still a few sets of armor from Ahsoka kicking around
    4 points
  16. Troop #17 Multiple members of the Bloodfin Garrison told me about "the Joliet troop" a couple of months ago and recommended I make it there when the opportunity arises. Well, that opportunity came up, and I was able to go to Joliet with a couple other members of Bloodfin! The Joliet Public Library holds an annual Star Wars Day that includes a parade, vendors, and plentiful photo opportunities for all in attendance. This troop is one of the major gatherings of Star Wars costumes outside of some of the big cons (at least in the U.S. Midwest), so I was excited to meet other members from different 501st garrisons, as well as members of other Star Wars costuming groups. Attendance was muted this year as it rained the entire day (going from light drizzle at times to heavy rain), but there was still a great showing of many, many members of the different groups, and turned out to be the largest troop by costumed members that I have experienced in my short time in the Legion. We were fortunate that the rain mostly let up for the parade! There were a few sprinkles here and there as we lined up, marched in the parade, and got a full group photo at the end of the parade. As if by design, the rain soon picked up after the festivities moved indoors. For the parade, we staged many blocks away from the library (the changing area was in the library, so we walked to the staging area in costume), and wound our way back to the library in the parade itself. Imperials led the way, followed by Mandos, then Rebels, and the Galactic Academy following all. I didn't see from my position in the parade, but videos I have seen of the parade show us stretched out about 2 city blocks! We all then spilled into the main courtyard of the library for a group photo, and then the public were allowed on the grounds to take photos and visit the vendors inside. Here's a photo of me as we were lining up for the group photo (to the DPROs: I am not sure if I have permission to share this photo off of the forum): I found that I am not a good judge of rain when in armor, because most of the drops ended up on my armor, and very little ended up on my undersuit. The rain picked up during the outdoor photos with members of the public, but I did not notice that until water started dripping down from the brow of my helmet. The non-helmeted folks noticed the pick up in rain much sooner. Given that June is Pride month, I wanted to get some sort of Pride-related photo when at this troop. I forgot to bring a rainbow flag for photos, so I was on the lookout for a good photo opportunity, and found it in a storefront painted in rainbow colors! As the crowd taking photos outside ebbed, I saw a member of Bloodfin walk by and quickly got him to take photos of me in front of the painted rainbow. Here's the best one: With the main event complete (the parade), I wandered around the library and the nearby historical society building, because vendors were set up in both locations. Plenty more photos were taken as I was frequently stopped and asked to pose for photos. I was with Bloodfin's other shock trooper and one of Midwest Garrison's stormtroopers, so we made a good team patrolling and posing for photos! As with many members in attendance, I eventually got out of costume and made my way around the vendor tables in my racing shirt, and I made sure to attend the pizza party after the festivities had concluded. It was a great troop, and I hope to be able to attend many such events in the future!
    4 points
  17. Finished my new Enoch helmet last night And here are both in comparison, new left, old right
    4 points
  18. Hi Troopers, I am going to assume that a number of you who are requesting access are looking to order a racing shirt, and that closes tomorrow. Given you're waiting on us, if you want to order a shirt please contact @jsilvius with the same link you provided here, and so long as you meet the costume requirements he will help you order. We will catch up on the paper work later. This only applies up until the deadline - 29 May 2024 at midnight US ET (GMT -4). Any requests after closing will unfortunately be declined. Apologies for the delay in your approvals.
    4 points
  19. Made some progress. I’ve got a job out of state but I brought my printer along and have afternoons off to work on my armor. I kept the printer running all week. I’m printing in ABS. I know some people have difficulty printing ABS due to warping but so far with my enclosure I’ve been having success. My printer is a Prusa MK2.5S with a IKEA enclosure. I print at .15mm layer height but I also have been taking advantage of Variable Layer Height to squeeze out detail and print time. I’m printing at 15% infill and it seems super light but pretty damn durable and flexes well. I glued them up with an ABS juice of ABS and acetone, mostly being acetone but I’m adding more ABS supports to see what mixture works best. The actual alignment went spectacular to my surprise. I also did a test fit. Only the outside edges of the belt tabs were having trouble but I bowed the abs by using filament boxes as spacers in the back gap and it made the difference to get those last tabs to set up. Currently printing Nico’s Modified Helmet from @TKModder421 so stay tuned for that glue up as well.
    4 points
  20. Troop #54 Erskine motorbike meet Supporting Erskine Veterans Charity. Is it a bird or is it a plane? No, just a bungee jumper.
    4 points
  21. 501st Troop: 33 FISD Troop: 3 Event: Lung Force Walk Location: Pier 16, Manhattan NYC Date: 5/18/24
    4 points
  22. Of course! Please let me know if there is anything else the team needs!
    4 points
  23. Troop #53 Riverside Museum day 2 Another pleasant troop at the museum today. We also had a new inductee join the Garrison as a Biker Scout.
    4 points
  24. Let's try this again. Trying to 3D print a suit didn't work out so I made use of the May 4th sale this year and got a DN kit. Helmet: Denuo Novo TLJ Standard Helmet Armour: Denuo Novo TLJ Neck Seal: Denuo Novo Gloves: Imperial Boots Boots: Imperial Boots The fact I have IB boots and gloves, shows how long I have had them as they rebranded and then stopped selling the gloves! I picked the standard helmet over the premier, partly due to cost but also to save the weight one my neck. I know the premier is slightly ,more accurate but I also want to be able to wear it all day. I still have some decisions to make. I am definitely aiming for EIB, but centurion means a rubber gaskets so that will need to be looked into. Glory to the First Order!
    3 points
  25. Hello Troopers! This month we are looking for your most colourful pictures to be shared on our Socials! Of course I’m talking about celebrating Pride Month in June. Please send me pictures of you and your fellow troopers marching in parades, dressed in colourful flags or otherwise showing your support for the LGBTQ+ community. You can either submit the pictures here in the forum thread, in a DM to me, or by sending me an email at 501tk66744 @gmail.com (remove the space before the @). Don’t forget to share your TK-ID(s), Garrison name and – if applicable – the photographer’s credit. You can submit your pictures until the 29th of May. I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures!
    3 points
  26. Hey, I have 21 years old I live in Portugal. Would like to be a stormtrooper.
    3 points
  27. Thank you for taking the time to review my EIB application, as well as providing all of the Centurion requitements. A lot of work and detail went into the your response, and I won't let it go to waste! I'll definitely start focusing on fixing up the armor to improve the overall look, i.e. helmet position, teeth mesh, etc. I'm super stoked to be a member of the EIB rank, thanks again!
    3 points
  28. Hi Alfredo, and thank you for your EIB application! CRL and EIB 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 Expert Infantry. Congratulations! Other-Armor Fit/Assembly; In this area we review observations made by your fellow troopers and the DO team. Some observations may lead to suggestions to improve the overall look of your armor, and please keep in mind that we consider both text (CRL) and pictures (screen caps/reference images) when reviewing submissions. Before we start with the review, we would like to congratulate you, your armor looks great! -Starting with the helmet, it looks like you're wearing it too high. By wearing the helmet so high, too much of the neck seal is visible. If possible, we recommend that you remove some of the inner padding of the helmet (upper area) so that it sits a little lower. Reference images -You can add a black mesh behind the teeth to prevent people (especially children) from seeing our faces. This is a suggestion to "preserve the magic" . Reference images -It looks like the clips on your TD are a bit detached. It may be an optical effect, but if not, you can unscrew the clips, give them the correct shape and put them back on. You can take a look at the reference images to see its ideal position. Reference images -A very easy fix. Make sure the calf ridges are aligned. The appearance of your armor will be greatly improved. Reference images ********************************************************************************************************************************************************* Centurion Requirements: In this section we prepare you for our highest tier of approval. Because Centurion photos must show more detail than EIB, items pertaining to Level 3 might be seen there and not here and additional photos may be required. We try to point out all that we can from what we are able to clearly see, but the final accuracy is the responsibility of the trooper. -L3.The plastic shoulder straps need to be held down in the back via a white elastic band to the white fabric that connects/bridges the chest and back piece. Although it looks like those elastics are there, in the Centurion application we will need a better picture. You can place those elastics a little further back, so they will help the shoulder straps to go down to touch the armor. If not, you can give them a little heat (very carefully and little by little) to give them the correct shape. Reference images -It appears that the left side of this area opens slightly outward. Probably by applying a little heat (very carefully so as not to melt the ABS, even a hair dryer would probably do the trick), would be sufficient to be able to return the proper shape to that part of the armor. Reference images -This is one of the points that we DOs try to avoid, but in this case it is necessary, as it is far from its optimal position. L3. A single male snap on the top right corner of the ab plate is present. You should remove the snap from its current positionb, fill the hole with abs (or similar) and make another one as close as possible to the upper right corner of the ab plate. It looks more complicated than it is, really. Reference images -In the case of the 6-rivet pack, the same is true as in the previous case. We believe that in your case, they are too far away from their ideal position and therefore, you will have to move them. In the first reference image, you can see the measures considered "optimal" for its repositioning. As in the previous point (Han snap), it will be necessary to fill the holes and make new ones. Reference images -L3 Abdominal and Kidney Plate align horizontally at top. Your left side is perfect. Only a small adjustment will be needed on the right side. Perfect! Reference images -This is a very easy issue to fix. L3-The top of the ABS ammo belt should sit at or just above the bottom of the central and vertical abdomen button panels. You can put some Velcro on the inside of the belt to keep it in it ideal position. Reference images -L3.Drop boxes are vertically aligned with the end of the ammo belt with minimal gap between belt and box. It is very little, but you can glue the elastic to the belt (a few drops of hot glue or similar on the inside of the belt) and then, the boxes will not move from their position. Reference images -L3.The corners of the plastic ammo belt shall be trimmed at a 45 degree angle that that meets the outer edge of the cloth belt. You will need to trim the abs of the belt a little so that the corners match the cloth belt. Reference image -There appears to be some weathering on the grip. L3.-"....T-tracks and grips shall be of a black plastic appearance with no silver/metallic weathering allowed.". A small coat of black paint will do the trick. Very, very easy... Reference images Nothing more to add Alfredo. Congratulations, now, you have the badge under your name . We are sure you will soon apply for the Centurion badge as well. Don't forget to request your EIB certificate :
    3 points
  29. Troop 54 Stratford, Ontario May 25, 2024 Stratford Comicon This was a small local con. Not overly busy but fun none the less. We captured a rebellious Jedi while there. Turn around is fair play I guess In the end, we are all friends for a good cause.
    3 points
  30. 🤩😍 Thank you for always being a source of inspiration. I´m so grateful and proud that you were part of my very first official troop, together with you, Swedish Garrison and Trinity Squad. May the force be with us always! /TK17229
    3 points
  31. Actually the last ROTJ helmet was sold a few weeks back and fetched $225,000/£176,000. Which was nice, As I have one. 😂
    3 points
  32. The more SW that comes out, the more "fans" don't like it. I use the term "fans" loosely. Every new project immediately becomes inundated with negativity. The reasons for the negativity is usually pretty eye-rolling as well. And here's me in the corner just happy there is still new SW content being made! LOL! I have enjoyed pretty much all the new stuff and LOVE pretty much anything Dave Filoni has touched. I assume if that rumor is true and they are doing a Thrown Trilogy, it'll be somewhat modified from the original books, which if that's the case, queue the negative YT videos now. Meanwhile, I'll just be in my corner... Looking forward to more SW content!
    3 points
  33. This is critical to understand - pick two. If you're looking for quality, it is going to cost you. This is not an inexpensive hobby but by doing thorough research (the slow route), you can help ensure you are happy with your purchase. First decide what type of Stormtrooper you want to build, as there are several available. The overwhelming majority of our members are A New Hope Stunt style stormtroopers and the most resources and options exist for that kit. Have a look at the makers available in the US, as they are all very very different. I am personally not a fan of 850 Armor Works quality or accuracy for the Rogue One/New Gen style suits.
    3 points
  34. Looking forward to the cross overs between the shows. Also to see how they proceed with Rey, like normal though there will be those who complain it's not exactly how they wanted it to be, just can't please everyone I guess. Here's to more Star Wars
    3 points
  35. Troop 43 Tidewater ComicCon Sent from my SM-N981U1 using Tapatalk
    3 points
  36. Looking good Alfredo! Good luck! I know the DO staff will want to see your Han snap. It's obscured by the chest plate in each photo. It's high on the abdomen on the side that opens.
    3 points
  37. The DN TD is a pretty hefty lump of resin so I am going to use the Jessie M replacement printed on my nice new Bambu P1S. I did try print the outer initially but the white eSun PETG doesn't want to play nice with the new printer and so the support failed. However the black eSun PETG prints wonderfully, so I made a start on the tube. I initially went for strength as this needs to troop and so will get knocked. 4 perimeters, 15% cubic, and I completely forgot to check the estimated weight. 260g Whilst I am sure this would be less when finished compared to the resin cast it was a bit on the heavy side. So I reprinted it at 2 perimeters, 5% "cubic support" which came out at 87g, 66% saved! Cubic support is a clever pattern that uses no infill initially and then slowly builds to the stated percentage. This left the part almost hollow. It seems up to the job, I should have added an extra bottom layer or two as the default was 3 which flexed a lot. Though when glued you get 1.2mm which is probably fine. Worst case it breaks and I can make a new one somewhere in the middle. My printer wasn't tall enough to do the 1 shot part, so I needed to glue the 2 sections together. The model has a small hole in each end, which is perfect for a short section of 1.75mm filament. Once a short section was glued into 1 side I then used some thick CA to join them forever. As mentioned there was some flex to the mating faces so I used a reasonable amount of thick CA and spun it to spread it over as much surface as possible. This should give a nice solid join, though I want to try source some water thin to try wick in the edges just in case. The end result is a perfectly aligned tube, I even aligned the seam. I'll get some new white soon and print the holder. Then I need to source a close white paint match.
    3 points
  38. So, the armor now has gold leaf. Last time clearcoat, then done. Helmet is also in printing, will be gold leafed too.
    3 points
  39. NEW Detachment Leader Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Office Merchandise Officer Hall of Fame FISD Meme's Vader's Valkyries INFORMATION & AWARD PROGRAMS FISD Tri-Fold Brochure Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Field Exercise Award Imperial Attaché Program Master Armorer Award Fire Teams EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Need Help Ask the Deployment Officers Advance to 1500 Advanced Tactics Awards Social Media Newsletter Editor Staff List 2023 Follow FISD Greetings troopers, Another busy month behind us. I hope you had a good May 4th weekend and were out representing the detachment with pride. I saw a few sales happening from the various vendors so if you managed to pick up a deal make sure to show us your progress here on the forum. This month has seen significant progress on 2 CRLs with both Imperial Armored Commando and Captain Enoch closing in on a chance for a new First in Legion Kudos. CRLs are a community effort, and all are welcome to come and join in on creating them. Even a spelling check is welcome and given who's writing them I am sure there will be a few! Over the years FISD has built up a number of incentive programs to help motivate and reward those who go the extra mile. Some have been very successful, the EIB and centurion programs, the attachés who represent us to their local garrisons, and emerging the Valkyries who represent our female and female presenting members. Others have not had the impact hoped, and either need a bit of a rework or some more promotion. The staff have been looking at revamping one of these, and hopefully will be in a position to announce some of this soon. I would also like to draw your attention to the 3D Contributor Program. There is no denying that 3D modelling and printing has completely changed the costuming world. From simple small parts all the way to complete weapons and costumes. Here are FISD we are no different and already a have a lot of parts available for members to download and print themselves. If you have something you have designed and are willing to contribute to other members then maybe an award will be coming your way. And finally the new 2024 racing shirt run is now live. These runs are not a small amount of work for the DMBO, or anyone who helps with them. This was compounded this year as we needed to request permission from every single unit commander to be able to use their logos on the sleeve, not a small task. Please join me in thanking the team for the huge amount of work they put in to make these runs happen. With Unquestioned Loyalty Chris Pearson TK-10991 "themaninthesuitcase" Detachment Leader Greetings fellow members, As you may have noticed, we are working on the Imperial Armoured Commando CRL. I would like to welcome all eagle eyes, to come visit the thread, take a look at where we are at with it, offer advice and input to help us bring it to fruition. We have most of the written part down, but it requires refinement and more eyes across it. We have the photos ready to go and are closing in on presenting a finished product to the LMO team. Come check it out, and feel free to chime in and offer what you have. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Greetings Heroes of the Empire! Merch update time! Old Business After a lot of back and forth, changes and disagreements with the manufacturer, the coins have been finished. The latest issue was that over 200 of them failed QC inspection, so they had to be remade. The manufacturer told Pfab that they would be shipping to him by end April, so early May distribution is the current target. Hopefully they will reach you before the newsletter day. The combined SpecOps and FISD MBOs wish to express our greatest apologize for this delay. It is unfortunately out of our hands. We only hope the end product is worth the wait that we've all endured. Any further developments will be posted in the sales thread, found here: Secret Merch Item Banner patches are complete as of 24 April 2024. They are in QC now and will hopefully be shipping to Pfab for distribution by the end of the month. I will post any updates in the sales thread listed below. Stormtrooper Banner Patch The Rocker run was in production as of the middle of April. Hopefully these will start arriving to members that ordered before this newsletter is published. Any additional updates will be posted by @MaskedVengeance in the sales thread (below). Rocker patches. The First FISD "Standard Logo Item" poll for the T-shirt/Hoodie is closed. You can find the conversation and results in the link below. Staff will now take the results and either create a run or a new poll to further drill down into the wants of the detachment. FISD Branding Item Poll FISD OT and FO vinyl stickers are available again from Assassin Graphics. New Business The Terrell Reber Memorial patch run is open. This run is open to all members of the Legion in good standing. If you are interested in ordering one of these patches check out the sales thread below. Terrell Reber Memorial Patch And last but not least, the one everyone has been asking for over the past 2 years. The 2024 FISD Racing Shirt (OT Version) LMBO set us back by not allowing us to run the First Order version of this shirt as a variant. We did open a poll for 3 weeks (closed on 10 May 2024) in hopes that the interest level for the shirt would justify the use of an additional merchandise slot. Unfortunately, that was not the case. We do have the artwork for it complete, and if before the end of the year priorities changes and we want to attempt to do the FO racing shirt run we can, but at this point, we will be going with the OT only version. The run thread opened on May 1st and will close May 29th. You can find more information about this run here. 2024 Racing Shirt Run If you have any thoughts, suggestions, comments or concerns about FISD Merch or Branding, my "virtual" door is always open. Hit me up, you can reach me via email, forum DM, or find me on Facebook. With Unquestioned Loyalty James Silvius TK-12953 "jsilvius" Merchandise & Branding Officer Unquestioned loyalty! Please welcome TK-11454 to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame, April 2024! @dblcross Troop log can be found here. Congrats on 5 troops Terry! Not many more to go for the first milestone! Other HOF recipients can be found here. With Unquestioned Loyalty Jonatan Östling TK-23592 "Nairy" Attaché Ambassador You can find the full meme thread here It has been asked about a lot and took a while, but I'm happy to finally announce our "Vader's Valkyries" logo contest! This is open for all FISD members! We're looking for artwork that represents our fierce Valkyries and can be used as merch in the future. I'm sure some of you already have ideas and we on staff would love to see them all! Contest rules: We will collect ideas in this thread until June 2nd. Please make sure that all the artwork doesn't contain any official Legion or LFL IP's. After that, your detachment staff will choose the winner. The winner will get FISD kudos (next to my personal eternal gratitude of course!). Head to this thread With Unquestioned Loyalty Vicky Mandlmaier TK-50893 "Vicky_Velocipanda" Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO) INFORMATION & AWARD PROGRAMS For a full list of FISD awards programs head here. *Now Available in Swedish* Want to spread the word about FISD?, you can with our FISD Tri-Fold Brochure. Originally these were done in a limited run by the member who created them, but nowadays, we have moved this to a print your own service making them accessible to all countries around the globe. Files are available to all full 501st members on request by contacting our DL Chris @themaninthesuitcase you can find more info here Currently Available languages: English - Spanish - German - Swedish Are you new to the FISD and wondering what the heck all those abbreviations and strange sounding terms mean? To help you @justjoseph63 has started a list of the most commonly used ones that will give you some insight. If you have ANY questions about a particular term that is not listed or suggestions for new ones please contact Joseph. You can find the list here. Pre Approval Forum allows future Troopers the opportunity to submit photos of their completed build to be reviewed by the Staff, Imperial Attaches and others in preparation for forwarding it to their GML for approval. Any and all advice/suggestions given will be specific, constructive, helpful and respectful. Please note that this program will NOT take the place of your local GML, as Detachments are not chartered for costume approval and can not override a GMLs decision, but is instead a peer review program designed to help you look your best and offer guidance and positive feedback. For more information on this program, please visit the link here. Don't forget to visit our 3D section when next surfing the FISD forums, there is plenty of useful information to potentially help you on your next TK adventure. You might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award so check out the details below and be part of the in house 3D community. Here is a link to the FISD 3D Contributor program. Don't forget to create a troop log here on FISD and get awarded for your adventures The list of accomplished troopers keeps growing, so get on board and register your troops today Simply start (or update!) your troop log, keep the running total in the title, and post (at least!) a date and name for the official 501st event where you wore your TK! Once you've hit a milestone count, go over to the "Field Exercise Awards -- Post your milestones here" thread to request your profile be updated! Simple, right? Also if you would like your troop photos shared on our social media channels please add the following to the first post of your FISD troop log: I give permission for FISD to repost my photos on social media in an appropriate fashion. Award Recipients April - May TK-47933 "Tilheyra" Brian - - - - - - TK-11651 "MaDDN3ssX6" Cley - - - - - - TK-54185 "Georgia Haywood" Georgia - - - - - - TK-82278 "iSmilebak" Tyler - - - - - - TK-46712 "Commander Vain" Robert - - - - - - TK-96004 "Doggydoc" Gerald - - - - - - TK-23592 "Nairy" Jonatan - - - - - - TK-12775 "Sithping" Paul - - - - - - TK-15028 "Iron TK" David - - - - - - TK-11371 "daryldoak" Daryl - - - - - - TK-18910 "Tee-Kay Fisto" Brian - - - - - - TK-62000 "scottdm62" Scott Are you an approved TK that spends more time on the boards than the average Trooper? Do you enjoy using your knowledge to help out future and existing Troopers? If so, we would like to invite you to join the Imperial Attaché program! Members of the I.A. team are chosen to help out not only those here on the boards, but on a local level as well. Our aim is to have at least one in each and every Garrison, Squad and Outpost in the entire legion to be the eyes and ears of the FISD on a local level. If you are a 501st approved Trooper who wishes to join the ranks of the Attachés, please get in touch with me and/or visit: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/15252-fisd-attaché-program/ For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here. Some of the benefits include: Access to exclusive Attaché merch, including patches. You may also be in the running for an Imperial Attaché Award. An award for those attaché's who have gone above and beyond [minimum 1 year of service]. You can find a list of prior recipients here. Imperial Attaché patch Imperial Attaché Rocker Imperial Attaché Outstanding Achievement Award ATTACHÉ AMBASSADOR Hello there fellow Attachés! I'm very pleased to have had such an amazing response rate on the 2024 Sound Off! Hats off to you all! In other news, FISD staff are (amongst other things) currently working on improving one of our programs which I'm sure will excite everyone when the time comes, not least the Attachés! So keep your eyes peeled for that! Thank you for helping your/our TKs, both on the forum and out in the field! Our list of Attachés continues to grow! @revlimiter (Dewback Ridge Garrison), @DUGJAX (Florida Garrison filling in the vacant position for Squad 7) Thank you for serving the Empire on a higher level with unquestioned loyalty! With Unquestioned Loyalty Jonatan Östling TK-23592 "Nairy" Attaché Ambassador The FISD Master Armorer program is an optional, detachment only incentive award to recognize individuals who have directly helped another 501st stormtrooper to achieve Expert Infantry status. Some people spend countless hours helping others, and want to reward their results as well as incentivizing new people to help as well. To register a “win” in the program, the assistance must have provided hands-on help trimming, building, and/or fitting of said armor for the person who was awarded Expert Infantry status. More information can be found here Want to setup a "Fire Team? the Fire Team program is completely optional, and is intended to help form a common identity and spirit of camaraderie among 501st Legion Stormtroopers in the same geographic area/garrison that troop together. Fire Teams are not officially recognized by the 501st Legion nor the FISD, although they will be able to access a Fire Team sub-forum on the detachment website. You can find more information here. Let's all give a warm FISD welcome to our 76th Fire Team: Region: Imperial Scottish Garrison Name: Imperial Thistles Logo: To Follow For those interested here is the original discussion on the creation of Fire teams here With Unquestioned Loyalty Mark Ryner TK-4584 "captsafe66" Fire Team Relations So what exactly are and levels? These programs were designed for those who choose to take their armor above and beyond the minimum requirements for basic 501st Legion approval. It gives you the chance to show a level of dedication and pride that takes your armor closer to being as "screen accurate" as possible, without as much extra work as you may realize! You can find more information on the programs here. For those unaware it is possible to achieve extra awards at Expert Infantry for each additional version costume you have approved, additional awards are not issued with another Expert Infantry number (you are only issued 1 Expert Infantry number) but you will see a star above the award on your profile and the thread title will show [APPROVED] 2nd, [APPROVED] 3rd, [APPROVED] 4th and so on. Multiple EIB award recipients and info here NOTE If you are approved with a "2nd Version" of a particular costume that you are already approved with you do not receive an additional award, there is only 1 award issued for each costume version ie: only 1 x Hero, 1 x Stunt, 1 x HWT, 1 x ESB, 1 x TFA and so on. If you have a second/additional version costume approved you will see "2nd Version" and [APPROVED] added to the thread title, no additional profile stars (more info on profile awards here) For those of you who have a particular issue (or issues) before or after submitting for Expert Infantry / Centurion level approval, in order to get you an answer faster you can now privately contact the entire Deployment Officer team at one time! Questions about fitting, repairs, CRL standards/requirements or anything pertaining to reaching Levels 2 and 3 are not only welcomed, but encouraged. Keep in mind that no question is too small, and that your queries will only be seen by the D.O. Staff. We are here to help in any way we can, so please feel free to send us a message by clicking on this link: @Deployment Officer Team and we will get back to you A.S.A.P.! The 1500 unquestioned loyalty! This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy and obtained EIB or Centurion or both. FOR April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following. Expert Infantry Badge Award: None this period GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here. You can find a list of multiple award recipients here. Multiple EIB award info here Expert Infantry Honor Gallery here --------------------------------------------------------------- Centurion Badge Award: Tim "TrickyT81" TK24881 Centurion 531 Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers! Request your free Centurion certificate here. You can find a list of multiple award recipients here. If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! This month we're looking for your most colourful pictures of you in your TK's. As we did last year, we want to celebrate Pride Month and are looking to feature your pictures on our Socials. All the information can be found here. We're looking forward to seeing your pictures! With Unquestioned Loyalty Luca Hahn TK-66744 "Morgi" Social Media Relations With Unquestioned Loyalty Adam Wolf TK-89400 "Revlimiter" Content Editor Support I'm always on the look out for interesting stories or posts, please drop me a message if you have anything of interest. For anyone interested in having a look through any of the older newsletters they can find be found here. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO, Newsletter Detachment Leader (DL): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911 Detachment Executive Officer (DXO): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK-11469 Chief Deployment Officer (DCA): Mario Reyes (TKSpartan) TK-48117 Deployment Officer (DCA): José Mª Sánchez (Chemi) TK-30173 Junior Deployment Officer (DCA): Gerald J Gyorffy (Doggydoc) TK-96004 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Caleb Mask (MaskedVengeance) TK-73692 Provost Marshall (DCoG): Arthur Wong (giskard8) TK-39093 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Tim Waychoff (Dark PMF) TK-51878 FISD Diplomat (DPRO): Christoph (Danny) Lauber (Ripper_L) TK-55550 Fire Team Relations(DCoG): Mark Ryner (captsafe66) TK-4584 Merchandise and Brand Officer (DMBO): James Silvius (jsilvius) TK-12953 Trading Card Specialist (DPRO): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK-77520 Newsletter Publisher (DPRO): Glen Rhodes (gmrhodes13) TK-85421 Content Editor Support (DPRO): Adam Wolf (Revlimiter) TK-89400 Content Editor Support (DPRO): Jeff Salt (Wingnut65) TK-50297 Special Unit Director-Valkyries (DPRO): Vicky Mandlmaier (Vicky_Velocipanda) TK-50893 Attaché Ambassador (DPRO): Jonatan Östling (Nairy) TK-23592 Social Media Relations (DPRO): Luca Hahn (Morgi) TK-66744 Personnel Officer (DPER): AC (NoVATie) TK-5597 Systems Administrator (DWM): Mathias Rodstedt (Locitus) TK-2959 Systems Administrator (DWM): Eric Brager (Darth Aloha) TK-9674 Systems Administrator/Detachment Founder (DF): Paul Hoeffer (Daetrin) TK-8020 Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st Instagram: www.instagram.com/fisd501st Discord: https://discord.gg/FmQZ2qW8gx On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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