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  1. 8 points
    EVENT: Weird Al- Strings Attached TourLOCATION: Chastain Park, Atlanta, GeorgiaDATE: 30 Jun 19TIME: Muster: 5:00pm Kits on: 9:30pm. Event end: 12:00am.LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Indoor and outdoor location, the weather was hot and humid when the sun was up. Cooled down once the sun went down. TROOPERS: TK-10401 - Cricket - Christine TK-17529 - Scimitar - Eric TK-32568 - LTM - Lou TK-62594 - Andrew TK- 42870 - Leigh TK-51733 - Beverly TK-31071 - Jason TK-11783 - Charlie SL-22431 - Scott WRANGLERS: Epic handling from Georgia Garrison members Steve Vitale, Scott Collins, and Mike Dukes. Incredible photos were taken by Georgia Garrison member James Clarke.REPORT: Weird Al came to town, and he was in need of eight shiny white TKs and a Vader. Not only is Georgia known for its abundance of Jawas, but we also have a very active TK community that steps up when called upon! Not only was Weird Al an amazing performer, but his support crew made us feel very welcome as part of their team. Pizza was provided for the troopers, and we even had opportunities to take photos with Weird Al and get an item signed by him! As troopers, we usually don't expect to come home with anything but maybe a cell phone pic and some happy memories. The kind of VIP treatment Weird Al's team gave us really made us feel special!REPORT BY: Cricket, TK-10401 I'm not the shortest trooper here! (I am next to her, though.) haha.... With the Supreme Nerd Leader! Besties!
  2. 7 points
    Hey party people, Justin "TheRascalKing" R. here. My Anovos ANH-S TK is starting to show some wear and tear after 2 years of trooping in it pretty frequently, and I've decided that it's finally time to start moving towards retiring it. That being said, I'm a stormtrooper through and through (Centurion #396, TK Mentor for SCG, working towards Armorer), so I knew I had to replace it with something else white and shiny. I was one of the lucky few (33) who got to be a part of "an upcoming LFL television production" as a background actor, in my own armor, which was awesome, but unfortunately took quite a toll on my suit. Usually we show up and stand around for pictures, but actually *being* a stormtrooper is hard and dirty work for 11 hours of filming a day for two days! Anyways, that suit is likely going to be shelved until I decide what I want to do with it, but after seeing so many of what I've heard called "Anthology" troopers on set (not just Rogue One anymore!), I decided that was what I wanted to build. When I found out there are currently only 7 or 8 approved in the world, that cemented it. It definitely seems like the direction that LFL is going with any depictions of OT-era TKs moving forward. ANH-S is dead, long live R1/Anthology! haha After some research, (at time of writing) it looks like Jim Tripon ("Jimmiroquai") from the Philippines' kit is the only one currently available (aware of 850AW soon at least). But I liked the idea of flexible fiberglass and I was very impressed with some of his Praetorian Guard suits that SCG members have. Plus, it looked most similar to the material used for the suits I saw on set (recycled from R1 and Solo). I already knew shipping from the Philippines was expensive and group buys were the way to go, so I started reaching out to others in my Garrison to see if we could get something going. Turns out another member was already starting to do the same and we were able to get together a group buy of at least 7 suits! With any luck, we're going to double the number of approved Anthology troopers, form our own fire team, and our goal is to have them ready for the premier and/or season two of filming for... "an upcoming LFL television production". Just in case Parts are starting to come off the line and Jim has been great to work with. I'll post back with more when BBB day comes, but I thought I'd start a thread and get things going. I'll do my best to document our build, as there isn't much out there on these suits yet. We have some experienced builders and we plan to loop in some master Clone builders as well, as this almost has more in common with a Clone or FO build in many ways. Teamwork makes the dream work. Planning on getting Jim's undersuit and having it tailored if needbe, and having a friend who has his own paint business spray the kit for me (he mostly does motorcycles, but has sprayed helmets in the past for me and does top notch work). Boots from Imperial Boots, gloves from Endor Finders. Excited to get started and I'll post more soon! Thanks for the interest and keep checking back!
  3. 7 points
    Thought you guys might be interested in my latest interview. Chatting about Star Wars and the Stormtrooper armour. Hope you enjoy it https://youtu.be/NjRzpeb2qn0
  4. 7 points
    EVENT: Supanova 2019 SATURDAY LOCATION: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre DATE: 29/06/2019 (day 1 of 2) TIME: 10am to 6pm LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Indoors TROOPERS: TI7642, Mark, Kade TI47140, Jason, tantaris ID11842, Kate, K8T TD84000, Plunk, DARTH TROOPER TK85421, Glen, gmrhodes13 DZ13310, Liz, Liz SL11307, Amanda, Nomisha ID91064, Daryl, torpedo TI4748, Ken, Zander TI98311, Peter, Flocky ID36367, Luke, Gyurizon TI10996, Jo, Mitchuru TK5841, Wilson, EVILCAT SL51164, Stuart, DV64 TK59226, Jerry, jezzapm TI77702, Julie, Jules ID4898, Aaron, Electric Mayhem DS25114, Richard, RJ Reynolds DZ20609, Ives, PurpleJawa ID21422, Jared, stepchild24 TB10469, Ben, Ben IG21897 - Johnathon - ImperialKanos IC21855 - Bree - Breka TB20074 - Wayne - Whereswa11y WRANGLERS: Em Marie REPORT: Arriving in various imperial craft the garrison deployed into the foyer before 10am to get ID tags to thwart any Rebel incursion. Troops briefed on the days activities and patrol patterns. At 10am on the dot the imperial citizens poured through the gates and into the venue. We were quickly outnumbered and stood fast holding the crowds at bay with superior tactics in photo posing. A couple of officers needing better belt discipline if they wish to be promoted. Display tables manned and raffle tickets selling well. Photographers and tin shakers doing a fantastic job all day. Well done. Our Quartermasters display of an outer rim galaxys edge planet Batuu was well received by all. That sector in imperial control since the early days of the war. Rebels were close by and there was a cease fire throughout the day, which held up well. A few imperial citizens were arrested and released upon decree of the Emperor. Mug shots were taken for future identification. (warnings are only given once). Tired troopers finishing the day at the local Cantina and getting very merry. CHARITY: Make A Wish INJURIES: None to report. ARMOR REPAIRS: none to report HAPPY PEOPLE: All citizens of the Empire happy. UNHAPPY PEOPLE: None to report. We shipped them to the Spice Mines of Kessel (off the record) MISSION STATUS: Sector held in Imperial Control. REPORT BY: Flocky EVENT: Supanova 2019 SUNDAY LOCATION: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre DATE: 30/06/2019 (Day 2 of 2) TIME: 10am to 6pm LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Indoors TROOPERS: TI7642, Mark, Kade TI47140, Jason, tantaris ID11842, Kate, K8T TD84000, Plunk, DARTH TROOPER TK85421, Glen, gmrhodes13 DZ13310, Liz, Liz SL11307, Amanda, Nomisha ID91064, Daryl, torpedo TI4748, Ken, Zander TI98311, Peter, Flocky ID36367, Luke, Gyurizon TI10996, Jo, Mitchuru TK5841, Wilson, EVILCAT SL51164, Stuart, DV64 TK59226, Jerry, jezzapm TI77702, Julie, Jules ID4898, Aaron, Electric Mayhem DS25114, Richard, RJ Reynolds DZ20609, Ives, PurpleJawa ID21422, Jared, stepchild24 TB10469, Ben, Ben IG21897, Johnathon, ImperialKanos IC21855, Bree, Breka TB20074, Wayne, Whereswa11y WRANGLERS: Marie REPORT: Returning to the venue at 08:00, all troops were present & accounted for, if a little weary from the previous day & evenings excitement. After a brief rest in the venue cantina, troops put their game faces on & prepared for the influx of citizens at 10:00. Queues quickly formed & grew as photo requests came in. After making their donation, citizens joined the Imperial troops for their mug shot, with majority continuing on to the not-so-secret Rebel base for more photos. One of the highlights of the day was the Astromech versus Dalek dance-off, which was highly popular with the citizens. Our Sunday visitors included Senator Amidala & Princess Leia who both stopped in for a quick pic. Lord Vader graciously escorted both ladies to & from the shooting area, much to the delight of the citizens nearby. Tins were filled & emptied several times while the raffle tickets continued to sell well through the rest of the day. At 16:00 the raffle was drawn & lucky citizens were contacted with the news of their prize. Although the official end time was 18:00, the general consensus was to start packing up a little earlier due to the reduced attendance so late in the day. Majority of troops stayed around to assist with “bump out” which made it a fairly quick & relatively pain-free exercise for all. We had one final group photo at the end of loading up vehicles. Smiles were present even though many feet, backs, etc were sore. CHARITY: Make A Wish TOTAL $2000 INJURIES: None. ARMOUR REPAIRS: None. HAPPY PEOPLE: All citizens were happy. UNHAPPY PEOPLE: None. MISSION STATUS: Success. REPORT BY: K8T Playing mannequin is sooooo much fun
  5. 6 points
    Hello, My name is Crookknight. I have built over a dozen sets of TK armor and I am offering any free assistance or advice to newcomers who want to build there armor so they can get Centurion status. I am a Centurion Level HWT and am looking for ways to give back. Post on here if you want any assistance with your build. There are not strings attached. Admins, if this is not the appropriate place to post this, let me know. I did not know the best place to post this. Thank you.
  6. 6 points
    With a heap of thanks to previous build threads from multiple members, particularly "@Ruthar" "@ukswrath" and "@JAFO", thanks to jimmi for supplying an awesome kit, and thanks to my own blood, sweat and tears (literally all 3), I am super proud to have had approved my own TK after a reasonably accurate 270 hours effort over a 6wk window. Sent using Tapatalk
  7. 6 points
    Hi everyone, So, after a long time of thinking about it, I finally went ahead and ordered an HDPE helmet from DA PROPS (UK...edit, now France...). The kit was delivered in good time and included all the the parts required for the build. As many of you might know, I’m a little particular with OTTKs and requested this to be supplied un-trimmed. As below, where the back section meets the tubes on the face plate, the lower edges were quite flared. After a rough trim and trial positioning I knew that I didn’t want to cut the flares off so I used heat to correct them. I’ve made a start on the eyes, using various screen used helmet pictures for reference. Whilst I’m not looking to emulate a specific Stunt trooper from ANH, I really want to capture the feel of the originals. In that light, I hand cut the eyes with a Stanley knife, periodically comparing (split screen using LiveCollage) to screen used helmets. Starting small and slowly taking more and more away. More to come soon.... :-)
  8. 6 points
    Hey Troopers, So I participated in a photo shoot for fun that used smoke bombs. As a warning to all TKs and other white armor wearers, smoke bombs are not friendly with ABS at all. The pigment in the smoke bombs deposited into my plastic in such a way that required 220 grit sandpaper to remove it! And the pigment ended up on every piece of my armor. Gah!!! This kit in particular is going to be converted to a Sandy in a few short weeks, but I need it clean and white for an upcoming high-profile troop. I would have welcomed the yellow damage that occurred with the smoke bombs, but I need this kit clean. Ah well. The pics turned out pretty cool, so at least I have that. These are just a few pics from the shoot. There is some nice slow-mo high def video of things as well (upcoming in a few weeks).
  9. 5 points
    Detachment Leader Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Office Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Hall of Fame Just For Laughs In The Media Trooping Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merchandise & Branding Officer Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD Greetings Troopers, July is off to excitement so far as we're beginning to get action figure previews and more from the ninth episode of the Star Wars series! I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see what sort of new characters and creations will come out of the film; and which characters will wear the white armor! We're putting the final touches on our newest CRL addition from an all time favorite video game, The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper! While not quite ready yet, keep an eye in the next few weeks for the final details. The troopers didn't fare too well in the video game, but I'm sure they'll be a big hit at troops! Additionally, our new Trading Card design series is just about ready to go with a fantastic design for both original trilogy and first order stormtroopers! Stay tuned, and stay cool! With Unquestioned Loyalty Sarah Bailey TK-20466 "Alay" Detachment Leader With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Executive Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Steve Sheades TK-10466 "starsaber25" Provost Marshall Deployment Officers Greetings, troopers! First off, a personnel update. Christine Lee, aka "Cricket", has decided to step down from the DO office. Fear not, though, she is still an Imperial Attaché and will continue to be active on the boards doing what she loves, which is helping troopers one-on-one with their builds. Daniel, Mike, and I want to thank her for her help over the past couple of months. As always, we appreciate your patience when submitting EIB and Centurion applications. We have a very good system to ensure every application is seen and reviewed in the order submitted, rest assured that none of you will be forgotten. Overall, we're very pleased to see the steady flow of EIB and Centurion applications. While ANH Stunts are still by far our most popular costume, we do see the occasional ANH Hero or ESB application, and with Episode IX coming later in the year and Anovos finally fulfilling some of its FOTK orders, we're expecting to see some more First Order applications coming in the next several months. With Unquestioned Loyalty, Sha Sha Chu, TK-19233 With Unquestioned Loyalty Sha Sha Chu TK-19233 "shashachu" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Melin TK-99665 "TheSwede" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Mike Souza TK-11463 "msouza" Deployment Officer The FISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new area in the Advanced Tactics forum dedicated to those ready to submit for basic 501st TK approval. This section will allow 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. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your completed armor, weapons (if applicable), accessories, etc. and get accurate information from the experts here at the FISD.. the definitive home of TKs worldwide. For more information on this program, please visit the link here Don't forget to check out the new 3D section, and please contribute where you can, also see the link at the bottom for the new Contributor award details Contributor Awards Main forum title: 3D Parts and Technical Sub topics: 3D Printer owners Your place to discuss what printer/s you own, recommendations, tech talk and the like, It’s a place to learn something new 3D CAD Designers Home of talented 3D cad designers, show off your 3D renders, of FISD related costume parts and accessories. Offer help and advice on programs, or offer to commission a piece for a fellow member 3D File Depository A home for 3D file sharing, Troopers helping Troopers is what this section is all about; yes a single location to keep any 3D files offered up by our extremely generous membership. This will be a 501st member’s only section and rules will apply to any usage of the content. I will be looking for content to get these new sections started so If you are interested in helping drive these new forums, then please send me a PM and let’s get the threads and the filament flowing. 3D printer heads will understand that last comment Here is a link to the New FISD 3D Contributor program. Happy Summertime Troopers! Just that friendly reminder at this time of year during those field exercises to keep hydrated, check on one another, and take breaks while enduring that heat.Let’s get to this month’s inductee to The Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!This month honouring TK - 62000 - Scotthttps://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40735-tk-62000-troop-log-129-troops/?do=findComment&comment=652999 With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK-99725 "Pyrates" Curator Hall of Fame Peter Mayhew Memorial A memorial was held on the 29th of June at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, TX for friends and family of Peter Mayhew. Albin Johnson joined members from The North Texas Squad of The Star Garrison who were asked to stand as honor guards during the memorial flyby that was beautifully held at sunset. Troopers involved: Steve Gideon TK-10727 Tim Waychoff TK-51878 Scot Wilcox TK-42194 Jason Maston TK-75201 Asia Maston TK-66943 Eric Corley Ehrlich TK-41970 Zylo Corley Ehrlich TK-87654 Daniel Nickeson TK-7586 Elisa Arguello TK-11353 Erin Victor TK-4610 And accompanied by fellow FISD trooper in his Wookie - Tarful Steve Page TK-9727 The family did a live-stream of the memorial service, it starts around the 40:15 mark Want Your Troop to be Included? Just a reminder if you would like your troop added please post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here ****Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too**** May - June Today Show Live Cross More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Weird Al Troop  More here By: Christine, TK110401, "Cricket" Supanova Convention 2019 More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Serve proudly, ladies and gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! 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. A suggested level of EIB or above is preferred, as part of the duties include assisting those aiming for levels 2 and 3, but is not a requirement. Being active on the boards on a regular basis , welcoming new members and helping out where you can is, though. Some of the benefits: 1. Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, etc. 2. Having the Imperial Attaché title under your name. 3. Being a part of the team that welcomes new and prospective members of the FISD. 4. Being the "go-to" person in your Garrison, Squad or Outpost. 5. Exclusive access to the Attaché HQ area, Imperial Propaganda Machine (newsletter) and merchandise discussions. We are currently in need of Attaches in many units, especially International Garrisons/Squads and Outposts. For more information on this program, please head here and if you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time. (Pretzel) For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here IMPERIAL ATTACHE AWARD Imperial Attaché 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 ATTACHE MERCHANDISE Attaché Patch NOW AVAILABLE For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, I am pleased to announce that the official I.A. patches will soon be available... again! Here are the details.. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are current FISD Imperial Attaches. These patches have been graciously DONATED to the FISD, so all you will need to do is cover the cost of shipping and PP fees, which will be $1.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $1.50 each for those outside the U.S. What a deal! You can find the thread here Attaché Ambassador Greetings TK's! Some new fun contests are in the works to give you folks some chances to win some FREE FISD swag! Stay tuned on the FISD boards for your chance to enter into a fun contest that displays the best TK's throughout the Legion! Attaché Tip for the Month: Snap Setting. If you are making your own snaps, reference this handy tutorial that our own justjoseph63 created. I personally followed this guide and saved me loads of time! That is all for now! Have an awesome July! and make sure you use that sunscreen at the beach troopers! With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador So what exactly are EIB (Expert Infantry Badge) and Centurion 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! It also works on giving a better look to the Legion as an entity, and you can bet others will take notice of your hard work. The 501st has a list of detailed requirements for Basic approval, (level 1), EIB, (level 2) and Centurion, (level 3) which can be found here in the Costume Reference Library, (CRL) http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL Here are a few of the questions people may be wondering about: 1. "I am a (tall/short/heavy/thin) Trooper. Can I still apply? Of course! These programs are open and encouraged for all sizes of TKs, as long as the costume is correct and meets the guidelines. There are many specific build tutorials to every option, as well as a vast network of fellow TKs on the FISD to help you out and offer suggestions. 2. "How much extra will I have to pay for extra items"? The cost is actually quite reasonable, considering the few extra supplies you will need, which are listed in the requirements area. While it may run you a little more to implement these additions to your costume, they will go a long way to improving accuracy. All needed items can be found for sale on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/ While blasters are not required for basic approval, for EIB and Centurion levels they are, and may need upgrades (also listed in the CRL). 3. "I haven't even got my kit yet, is it too early to start planning"? Actually, aiming for Centurion is easiest to do right out of the box. 4. "I have my basic TK approval, can I still get in these programs"? In a word... absolutely! 5. "Are there any "perks" to this extra work and cost"? Besides knowing that you have a great looking set of armor, the 501st and FISD believes you should be deservedly recognized for your achievement(s), and allows you to wear the appropriate embroidered "rocker" badge of rank (available for a very minimum cost) on your shirt, helmet bag, etc., as well as rank decals to put on your armor bin. You will also have access to select "challenge coin" runs, receive (free) a cool certificate for your new rank, and have your title posted below your name in your FISD signature. Plus, once you reach these levels, you will have the extra knowledge to help out those who are looking to apply as well. 6. "Is it hard to apply, and what happens then"? After basic approval, all you do is make sure your armor is up to the standards set forth in the CRL, post a thread with the required photos in the appropriate area (see below), and wait a bit for the D.O.s (Deployment Officers) to address it. (Hint: Studying other people's threads before you submit can be a GREAT help). These are also listed on the main page of the FISD site. While waiting for approval, you will get some comments from others who will offer suggestions and constructive advice to help you out. If you should need any changes, the DOs will let you know, so you can adjust accordingly. Don't be dismayed if you do need changes... it's all for your benefit! After you are approved for EIB, then you can submit for Centurion. EIB https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/ Centurion https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/ Just remember that the FISD is here to help you every step of the way with whatever other questions you may have, but if you can't seem to find what you are looking for in your research, just ask away here on the forum. This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Pam Nichols "kekike2002" TK 10867 EIB 918 Henry Ng "Henry Ng" TK 12762 EIB 919 David Araujo "Easy" TK 46165 EIB 920 Jason Karge "jkarge" TK 52742 EIB 921 Daniel Reid "p4ntb0y" TK 52394 EIB 922 Max P. "mpedno" TK 42199 EIB 923 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Adi Baskoro "Bazz" TK 32294 Centurion 436 Pam Nichols "kekike2002" TK 10867 Centurion 437 Ryan Foresta "Manbehindthemask" TK 91593 Centurion 438 Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers! Request your free Centurion certificate here If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! As many of you are aware, the FISD is currently in our March to 1000 program. Our goal is to reach the one thousand mark of Troopers who have earned their Expert Infantry Badge, and although we are well on our way to this goal and have just reached the 923 mark! The amount of approved submissions is increasing (over 80 this year alone) thanks to the dedication of those willing to go the "extra mile" toward screen accuracy. Here is a brief description of EIB as written by Paul (Daetrin), our founder: "Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture. The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable..." Besides the added pride you will have in your armor, those reaching this level can purchase exclusive EIB gear (patches, decals, coins etc.) and get a free certificate for your accomplishment. If you are interested or would like more information about the program head here that will help. You can also contact myself "Pretzel" or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you! Greetings! We are hard at work with new merchandise coming very soon - stay tuned to the forums for news on any new runs. In addition, we have had a couple new additions to the IPM department to help out with trading cards - we are currently working on getting ready for Series 7, with a new design for both OT and FOTK's. Happy trooping! With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92802 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter ****PLEASE NOTE**** Although I try to add any new merchandise to the monthly newsletter not all merchandise runs coincide with each issue, it is always best to keep a watchful eye on the forums and especially on the merchandise area for any new runs as I am not privy to when they may be posted, as such some runs may not be included. FISD Coins CLOSED This run is now close this thread Lead Public Relations With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador Newsletter Always on the look out for member's stories or photos, you can contact me via PM @gmrhodes13 With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO Newsletter Facebook With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK-55550 "Ripper_L" PRO Facebook - Editor at Large Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador With Unquestioned Loyalty Teresa Nuthall TK-41307 "Soulart" PRO Instagram Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92892 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 “Dark CMF” PRO Director Facebook Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 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 On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Well since California Garrison is doing a rather large ROTK build, I guess I will knock out that overview of the suspender system. Stay tuned guys...
  11. 5 points
    I’ve cut the rail. Not a laser cut but very satisfied. I’ve made a screw thread in the Hengtler and fixed it on the rail. The result is better than the first try. As mentioned in the FISD e11 reference “ The top of the counter should be aligned with the centerline of the scope. The Hengstler logo should be aligned with the front foot of the scope.” Time to assemble the blaster and to show you some pictures !
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    I know I shouldn't but had to laugh at this PRICELESS
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    Just a little bit of video from Supanova setup 1/2 hour before the doors open, it was a shame the 25 meter space we had been told we would get was only 19 meters so had leave a bit of the display out, would have loved to expand the Galaxy's Edge section but people still seemed to enjoy it, and the Coke section definitely caught a few out 3.30 am (stupid pain) and day 2 is 6 and 1/2 hours away, going to be a long day.
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    Detachment Leader Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Office Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Hall of Fame Just For Laughs In The Media Costume Totals Trooping Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merchandise & Branding Officer Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD Greetings Troopers, June is my favourite month. Besides my birthday, it also seems to be that awesome time in the North East of the U.S. where everything gets warm enough to finally start having fun without getting overly hot. Cookouts, long hikes, and best of all lots more trooping! There seems to be something going on every weekend, or more. I hope everyone out there is having lots of fun being bad guys doing good We have some really exciting things being shown off in this newsletter edition. Be sure to check out all the new merchandise previews being shown off by our DMBO below. We also have our first round of CRL Updates completed and live. Now back to trooping! With Unquestioned Loyalty Sarah Bailey TK-20466 "Alay" Detachment Leader NEW CRL UPDATES AND MODEL ANNOUNCEMENTS! Okay Troopers (and future Troopers), If you have kept up on recent events here, you are aware that the updated changes in the CRLs for ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and ROTJ will take effect on June 1st. We will also be including new models! (See below) We understand that many of you may have started your build before that date, and in order to avoid confusion and possibly causing you to have to make changes, we are allowing those in that scenario to adhere to the existing CRL guidelines. There are some conditions, though: 1. You must have started (and documented) your build here on the FISD prior to June 1st. 2. You will have until September 1st (approximately 90 days) of this year to submit for Expert Infantry and then Centurion if you opt to go for higher levels with that particular set of armor. 3. We took into consideration that an average set of armor takes approximately 3 months (or less) to build and that "life happens", but if you find that it will be taking longer than the 90 days, you will be required to contact the D.O. staff if you are aiming for EI or Centurion and explain your situation. After that date, you will be required to follow the requirements as per the updated CRL. If you have already started your build and would like to include the new updates, you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to do so. If you have met the above guidelines and would like to use the existing CRL, we suggest that you print a copy before June 1st, as these will not be available to view on the 501st site after that. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the D.O. Staff. Since we are updating the requirements, as mentioned we will also be adding new CRL models for each costume as they take effect, which will include side views as well as front and back.*** On behalf of the entire Staff, I would like to congratulate those who were chosen to have this honor: 1. ANH Stunt- Wayne Winfield, TK 32945 "Waynocerous" (Centurion) from the UK Garrison 2. ANH Hero- Eric Ho, TK 77520 "Hoda" (Centurion) from the Star Garrison 3. ESB- Arthur Wong, TK 39093 "giskard8" (Centurion) from the Hong Kong Garrison 4. ROTJ- Markus Vock TK 15315 "Maxl" (Expert Infantry) from the Austrian Garrison ***Note that it may take some time to get the new photos posted. Please bear with us*** With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Executive Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Steve Sheades TK-10466 "starsaber25" Provost Marshall Deployment Officers With Unquestioned Loyalty Sha Sha Chu TK-19233 "shashachu" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Melin TK-99665 "TheSwede" Senior Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Christine Lee TK-10401 "Cricket" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Mike Souza TK-11463 "msouza" Deployment Officer The FISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new area in the Advanced Tactics forum dedicated to those ready to submit for basic 501st TK approval. This section will allow 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. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your completed armor, weapons (if applicable), accessories, etc. and get accurate information from the experts here at the FISD.. the definitive home of TKs worldwide. For more information on this program, please visit the link here Don't forget to check out the new 3D section, and please contribute where you can, also see the link at the bottom for the new Contributor award details Contributor Awards Main forum title: 3D Parts and Technical Sub topics: 3D Printer owners Your place to discuss what printer/s you own, recommendations, tech talk and the like, It’s a place to learn something new 3D CAD Designers Home of talented 3D cad designers, show off your 3D renders, of FISD related costume parts and accessories. Offer help and advice on programs, or offer to commission a piece for a fellow member 3D File Depository A home for 3D file sharing, Troopers helping Troopers is what this section is all about; yes a single location to keep any 3D files offered up by our extremely generous membership. This will be a 501st member’s only section and rules will apply to any usage of the content. I will be looking for content to get these new sections started so If you are interested in helping drive these new forums, then please send me a PM and let’s get the threads and the filament flowing. 3D printer heads will understand that last comment Here is a link to the New FISD 3D Contributor program. Wow - a great month for Field Exercises!!! Many continued thanks to all for all the contributions you Troopers provide. Let’s cut to the chase and get to this month’s inductee!!! This Trooper I met when first coming on board the FISD. He is always friendly, selfless, and has extreme patience for volumes of questions that come his way (including my own when it came time to move up the ranks to Centurion). From Attaché to Deployment Officer to XO, and now please join me in welcoming TK - 11469 Andrew "Sly11" to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!!! Well done mate!!! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/47256-galaxys-edge-disney-promo-troop/ With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK-99725 "Pyrates" Curator Hall of Fame Galaxy's Edge Good Morning America received some special guests for their news report on the opening of the new Disney Parks Galaxy's Quest, TK12110 Taylor Goodson of the Northeast Remnant and TK6744 Chris Feehan of Empire City Garrison, well done troopers, great to see members of the 501st Legion involved in the festivities. Some special guest where also in attendance at the official opening 709th Legion "Red Fury" troops also on hand patrolling for rebel scum Currently (as of 21st May) there are 28155 costumes in the legion, out of these under FISD there are 5,647 which is 20.06% of all approved 501st costumes. Want Your Troop to be Included? Just a reminder if you would like your troop added please post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here ****Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too**** May - June HBF Run For a Reason More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Galaxy Edge Promo Troop More here By: Andrew, TK11469, "Sly11" May 4th More here By: Paul, TK27679, "sithpiper67" Tidewater Va Beach Comicon More here By: Pam, TK10867, "kekike2002" Star Wars Night With The Omaha Storm Chasers More here By: Ray, "Dielotski" Serve proudly, ladies and gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! 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. A suggested level of EIB or above is preferred, as part of the duties include assisting those aiming for levels 2 and 3, but is not a requirement. Being active on the boards on a regular basis , welcoming new members and helping out where you can is, though. Some of the benefits: 1. Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, etc. 2. Having the Imperial Attaché title under your name. 3. Being a part of the team that welcomes new and prospective members of the FISD. 4. Being the "go-to" person in your Garrison, Squad or Outpost. 5. Exclusive access to the Attaché HQ area, Imperial Propaganda Machine (newsletter) and merchandise discussions. We are currently in need of Attaches in many units, especially International Garrisons/Squads and Outposts. For more information on this program, please head here and if you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time. (Pretzel) For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here NEW ATTACHES! Please join me in welcoming our newest Imperial Attaches! @Oztrooper (Jeff) - Hailing from Southern California Garrison, Jeff has quickly made a name for himself with his helpful advice to his fellow troopers here on FISD. We will be watching his career with great interest. Thanks, Jeff for stepping up to become the newest Attache of the FISD. Serve proudly, Gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! IMPERIAL ATTACHE AWARD Imperial Attaché 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 ATTACHE MERCHANDISE Attaché Patch NOW AVAILABLE For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, I am pleased to announce that the official I.A. patches will soon be available... again! Here are the details.. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY! Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are current FISD Imperial Attaches. These patches have been graciously DONATED to the FISD, so all you will need to do is cover the cost of shipping and PP fees, which will be $1.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $1.50 each for those outside the U.S. What a deal! You can find the thread here Attaché Ambassador Fellow Attaches! As we progress through the year it is vital to remember to always give accurate information to the new troopers of the FISD! A great topic to keep saved in your arsenal is the reference links. Check this out, and if you have any suggestions on which topics should be added, post up in that link. Keep on Helping your fellow troopers, and thank you for all you do to make FISD what it is today! With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador So what exactly are EIB (Expert Infantry Badge) and Centurion 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! It also works on giving a better look to the Legion as an entity, and you can bet others will take notice of your hard work. The 501st has a list of detailed requirements for Basic approval, (level 1), EIB, (level 2) and Centurion, (level 3) which can be found here in the Costume Reference Library, (CRL) http://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL Here are a few of the questions people may be wondering about: 1. "I am a (tall/short/heavy/thin) Trooper. Can I still apply? Of course! These programs are open and encouraged for all sizes of TKs, as long as the costume is correct and meets the guidelines. There are many specific build tutorials to every option, as well as a vast network of fellow TKs on the FISD to help you out and offer suggestions. 2. "How much extra will I have to pay for extra items"? The cost is actually quite reasonable, considering the few extra supplies you will need, which are listed in the requirements area. While it may run you a little more to implement these additions to your costume, they will go a long way to improving accuracy. All needed items can be found for sale on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/ While blasters are not required for basic approval, for EIB and Centurion levels they are, and may need upgrades (also listed in the CRL). 3. "I haven't even got my kit yet, is it too early to start planning"? Actually, aiming for Centurion is easiest to do right out of the box. 4. "I have my basic TK approval, can I still get in these programs"? In a word... absolutely! 5. "Are there any "perks" to this extra work and cost"? Besides knowing that you have a great looking set of armor, the 501st and FISD believes you should be deservedly recognized for your achievement(s), and allows you to wear the appropriate embroidered "rocker" badge of rank (available for a very minimum cost) on your shirt, helmet bag, etc., as well as rank decals to put on your armor bin. You will also have access to select "challenge coin" runs, receive (free) a cool certificate for your new rank, and have your title posted below your name in your FISD signature. Plus, once you reach these levels, you will have the extra knowledge to help out those who are looking to apply as well. 6. "Is it hard to apply, and what happens then"? After basic approval, all you do is make sure your armor is up to the standards set forth in the CRL, post a thread with the required photos in the appropriate area (see below), and wait a bit for the D.O.s (Deployment Officers) to address it. (Hint: Studying other people's threads before you submit can be a GREAT help). These are also listed on the main page of the FISD site. While waiting for approval, you will get some comments from others who will offer suggestions and constructive advice to help you out. If you should need any changes, the DOs will let you know, so you can adjust accordingly. Don't be dismayed if you do need changes... it's all for your benefit! After you are approved for EIB, then you can submit for Centurion. EIB https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/ Centurion https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/ Just remember that the FISD is here to help you every step of the way with whatever other questions you may have, but if you can't seem to find what you are looking for in your research, just ask away here on the forum. This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Mario R. "TKSpartan" TK 48117 EIB 913 John "repentance3232" TK 35623 EIB 914 Eddie Wang "Eddie-Wang" TK 83126 EIB 915 Linz Harding "Linz" TK 24037 EIB 916 Ardeshir Radpour "equuspolo" TK 42128 EIB 917 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: A.J. Hamler "A.J. Hamler" TK 51351 Centurion 434 Mario R. "TKSpartan" TK 48117 Centurion 435 Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers! Request your free Centurion certificate here If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! As many of you are aware, the FISD is currently in our March to 1000 program. Our goal is to reach the one thousand mark of Troopers who have earned their Expert Infantry Badge, and although we are well on our way to this goal and have just reached the 913 mark! The amount of approved submissions is increasing (over 80 this year alone) thanks to the dedication of those willing to go the "extra mile" toward screen accuracy. Here is a brief description of EIB as written by Paul (Daetrin), our founder: "Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture. The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable..." Besides the added pride you will have in your armor, those reaching this level can purchase exclusive EIB gear (patches, decals, coins etc.) and get a free certificate for your accomplishment. If you are interested or would like more information about the program head here that will help. You can also contact myself "Pretzel" or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you! Greetings, troopers! I am very excited to announce several upcoming merchandise runs for our detachment. First off, we are working on an all new challenge coin run! We will have updated versions of our regular and EI coins, and for the first time ever we will be offering First Order versions of both: The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread: Gold coins are restricted to one per EIB member, if you have not already ordered one and have achieved EI or higher status, stay tuned to these forums as we will be announcing a sales thread in the coming weeks. We will also be releasing a Pride coin this summer: For our last piece of merch news, we are rolling out a long-awaited update to our FISD trading cards! There will be two versions, one for classic/original trilogy costumes and another for First Order based costumes: PS: If you have not already heard, Lucasfilm/Disney have recently announced some new guidelines on shirts and apparel. While we do still plan on offering a racing shirt run this year, until these discussions are finalized and we have a better idea of what these new rules will be, all apparel is on hold. With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92892 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter ****PLEASE NOTE**** Although I try to add any new merchandise to the monthly newsletter not all merchandise runs coincide with each issue, it is always best to keep a watchful eye on the forums and especially on the merchandise area for any new runs as I am not privy to when they may be posted, as such some runs may not be included. FISD Coins The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread Run open June 9th - June 30th These coins are unlimited to 501st Members. You will need to provide your TKID when adding the coins to your shopping cart or your order will be cancelled. Purchase Link: https://www.endorfinders.com/fisd/ Password: tkgrunts Lead Public Relations With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador Newsletter Always on the look out for member's stories or photos, you can contact me via PM @gmrhodes13 With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO Newsletter Facebook With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK-55550 "Ripper_L" PRO Facebook - Editor at Large Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO Lead - Attaché Ambassador With Unquestioned Loyalty Teresa Nuthall TK-41307 "Soulart" PRO Instagram Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Brien Edick TK-92892 "Harbinger" Merchandise & Branding Officer - PRO Twitter Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 “Dark CMF” PRO Director Facebook Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 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 On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Overall a really nice job on this, Mark!! The only thing that jumped out at me was the difference in the height of the ears in relation to the brow. The right one overlaps it a bit at the top, while the left one sits farther down. Not the biggest of deals by any means (and Heaven knows the originals had their own peccadilloes) but something to consider. I doubt many will notice (except for those with OCD like me, lol). If you do feel up to the challenge of adjusting them, you could also center the tops a bit and bring the bottom(s) back if you have the room without exposing the join. In an ideal world, the screws should line up with the angle of the trap above them and the center of the top of the ear should be right below that. Again, not a huge deal, as many of the originals were far from perfect but just food for thought. Keep up the great work!!
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    I got an email from the Outer Rim GML to tell me that I'm approved! I'm just waiting for my TKID from the 501st. Thanks everyone for all the help.
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    Received my FOTK armour and red pauldron shipping notice yesterday. No helmet or gaskets yet but it’s a start. Hopefully others will follow.
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    I like the F11D on steroids, that's one big barrel
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    Well in all my costume prefixes I don't have a TX so suppose I'm looking at getting one now It would have been nice though to see out the new trilogy films with the final Stormtrooper version falling under the FISD and TK designation, YER I know Spec Ops get's specialist troopers but it is still the base of a Stormtrooper. Reading the Phasma comic yesterday and there's a Stormtrooper with the id prefix DB, I want to be a Dead Beat too
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    One thing is for sure, it’s going to make a great Santa Trooper costume [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I wonder what kinds of kits... I don’t how else to get all that detail in except 3D printing and casting.
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    So that high-profile troop happened. My first outing in my Hero kit, and things went along flawlessly! Before rehearsal, backstage with the FISD's very own Scimitar and LTM! Rehearsal with the troops! Rebel scum spotted!!! After rehearsal, we were allowed to go out and mingle incognito among the Imperial Citizens until it was time to kit up. My "Dead Trooper Arm" was spotted! Final rehearsals (and I'm not the shortest trooper, just standing next to her). Lining up right before going on stage. That's Scimitar rocking out in the back. Waiting in the wings! On stage with Weird Al!!! Can you spot me? I'm the one with the comm link on my belt. Post-performance elation!!! Then Weird Al took pics with us. Supreme Nerd Leader!!! Yeah!!! I was fangirling out in a major way. Aside from finally completing this Hero kit, this will be the highlight of my year for sure!!!
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    Here's what worked for me. As a couple folks already noted, a Dremel rotary tool with a sanding drum used from the inside of the helmet face removes waste plastic quickly and evenly. From the inside, those teeth openings are like little domes from the vacuum-molding process. The idea is that you use the sanding drum to simply level off the backs of those domes to create the teeth openings. Also, by doing the plastic removal from inside, you can see exactly how deeply set the teeth openings are, allowing you to better judge how much plastic to remove. After removing most of the waste, you can sharpen the opening -- and remove any "flange" left over from the sanding -- with a razor knife. And as JustJoseph noted above, those inexpensive detail files from Lowe's add the finishing touch to square off the corners. Hope this helps, and good luck on your journey! A.J.
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    Good afternoon all. Derek here from the Orlando FL area. Finally accepted to 501st Legion member status after a quick approval from my GML! Thanks for everyone who hand a hand or comment in my build. Hope to see folks at Celebration 2020 of if anyone makes it to a troop in the central Florida area. Very excited to get out there and start trooping!
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    Thanks for the feedback, pulled bucket apart and drilled more holes earlier today, without reinforcing (woops). I can get the angles right but I have created a new issue with the ear gap particularly on the left now being pretty big 4-5mm and showing the join below. I’ve tried to drill the lower screw to try and reduce the gap, but I don’t have much space there. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    You are absolutely correct with the left ear angle on the AP, it will not follow the line/angle of the trap, but the right ear does. (left and right as you are looking at the helmet) I managed to get the height almost identical on mine and the 2 other AP kits I have built, but in saying that I had aligned them early on in the construction. If you are not 100% confident that you can get the holes right, it is not worth risking the potential damage on something that is not CRL enforced. I agree with Joseph that you can counter sink the lower screw more as it does appear to protrude quite a bit. Great work on the build Mark.
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    Very exciting, going to make an awesome group photo when all complete.
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    I forgot to post the most exciting part of this past weekend. BBB day was like Christmas! Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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    I'm new to this forum and a just getting started on getting parts together for my ANH E11 build. This may be of interest but Helston Gunsmiths in the UK (helstongunsmiths.com) are selling genuine Sterling magazines for £8.50 ($10-11?) plus shipping (£4.50 in the UK). I think that's cheap - another place I found wanted £20. I've just received mine and it's just great! Obviously it'll need shortening but if I mess up, a replacement is inexpensive.
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    Metalmite vintage caps,,, thanks to Dennis..............
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    I like it better in white In comparison I still think this is more impressive
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    Hi MMELENDEZ, This by far is the most popular option people are going for - one made of resin that you put to gather on your own. Do explore completion kits available, notably T-Jays offering here on FISD, you won't be disappointed. Hope that helps [emoji106][emoji6] https://www.doopydoos.com/stormtrooper-e-11-complete-anh-e-11-blaster-kit-offer-2685-p.asp Sent from my SM-G960W using Tapatalk
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    On Saturday there was a local armor party which I am always happy to join. This time I asked for help with making my belt, which seemed daunting to me as it involved punching holes in my belt and armor. We started by setting the snaps into my armor for the butt and kidney sections, holes already drilled by Mark at AP. Then we adjusted the belt to sit at the back with proper overlap and maybe some room to expand along with my weight if needed. Following advice from wook1138, I changed the snap location measurement from 59mm to 40mm which seemed much better for alignment on AP armor. I took the nervous step of punching the holes into the belt and using tape with pencil rubbing combined with some extra pencil markings I found the right spot to set snaps into the belt. Then I put the center hole into the belt and lined it up with my center mark. Using a members rivet gun I nervously locked the abs to the belt, the rivets did not come out too clean but they should hold well enough and will be covered with those dome caps. I was also reminded to give the belt a natural bend when placing the side rivets so the belt when worn would not be under extra stress. The position is good but I would have ideally wanted it a fraction higher on the button panel. If this becomes a problem I might consider using a magnet as seen in Simes's ANH TK Build to get it up that last little bit. Also the photo angle is slightly from above, so a more straight on shoot might look better aligned.
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    Maybe customers wouldn’t keep emailing if the just shipped some DAMN products!!!
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    All things made new . . . One of my leg armor started cracking at the edge last summer due to a thigh strapping malfunction that put pressure in the knee area. It wasn't a show stopper in trooping, so I just put up with it past several months. I just recently finished repairing it, so I thought I'd share how I fixed it in case it helps anybody else with a similar type costume. In using the stop-drill method, I drilled a small hole at the end of the crack. Reinforced with some ABS from behind as well as along the ridgeline, so as to prevent another possible crack in other areas. Applied PC-7 epoxy and sanded, then repainted. Thanks for your interest.
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    Nearly complete with the torso. Had to make my own side connect peices so it would sit and fit properly. These are connected to the inside of the chest and back via snaps, 3 snaps on the chest for each side, and 4 snaps on the back. I glued on my ab details and still need to paint the right side buttons. Also cut strips of abs and painted them gloss black, with a few layers of protective clearcoat. The butt plate and codplate are connected to snaps at the end of strips of black elastic. Sent from my SM-T597P using Tapatalk
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    Happy 4th to all of us who are still patiently (very patiently) waiting for our FOTK armor kit pre-orders to be fulfilled. Sigh..........
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    Well..., it’s BBB Day!!! KB Props TFA FOTK!
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    EVENT: Today Show Live Cross LOCATION: Perth Convention Centre DATE: 28th June 2019 TIME: 7.45 - 8.30 LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Indoors TROOPERS: TK85421 - Q - gmrhodes13 DZ13310 - Liz - Liz TK59226 - Jerry - jezzapm ID36367 - Luke - Gyurizon SL51164 - Stuart - DV64 IC21855 - Bree - Breka WRANGLERS: - REPORT: We arrived early to PCEC, weather gloomy and cold. Our space was currently filled with Con stuff which we ask to be moved before we set up, thankfully the staff were very helpful and moved everything.. in time for another 2 trucks to show up! 8am came along an almost all the costumers were ready to go, the news presenter and camera guy were working out our placing and exactly how the filming would go. A few minutes pass and we were live on TV! It didn't take long only a few minutes of filming and it was all done! The channel 9 team thanked us for our time and it was off to change and start setting up!! We will be asking for an 8am bump in from now on! very handy!! CHARITY: None INJURIES: None CASUALTIES: None ARMOR REPAIRS: None HAPPY PEOPLE: Everyone UNHAPPY PEOPLE: None MISSION STATUS: Complete REPORT BY: Liz
  45. 3 points
    Hi bros, I bought a DLT-19 3dprinted kits from 3DpropsNL on Etsy last october, and finally managed to complete building&customizing&painting. First of all the kit, it came sorta like that (more red than black on mine): The kit is solid (two aluminium pipes inside) and surprisingly lightweight. Phase one was of course heavy sanding and glueing. I decided to keep it one piece to avoid paint scratching on connecting parts. (sanded parts are matte, unsanded are gloss) Phase two was the fun part: looking at tons of reference pics, I found out that the kit, although very detailed, is missing some stuff here and there; so I decided to add some details using some techniques I learned from the E-11 build. Some knurled patterns in a couple of strategic spots: A fatter, knurled handgrip: Viewfinder details: Another pattern for the bottom lever: Replaced both printed flaps with two plastic pieces, screwed directly to the pipe: Added a small tab and other details to the ammo load: Replaced the plastic tip of the locking stud with a long screw (secured into the pipe), adding a sculpted tip (that's for folded bipod stability): Carved the butt stock, adding pattern and a big screw: I also replaced the incorrect socket caps screws with flat ones neext to the handle and replaced all the moveable parts pins with headless allen screws. Phase three was a couple of layers of filler/primer: and a generous amount of gunmetal paint for the main gun, brown for the butt stock: Phase four was final assembly of remaining parts: Folded bipod was permanently glued to its locking stud: Flat black handle was added (also using headless allen screws, to be covered with round caps for accuracy): An accurate two pieces metal cover, painted flat black, was added to the ammo exit port: Phase five was final touch-ups with slight sanding overall, different shades of metal paint: Some good old rusty effect (also covering up for potential paint chip revealing the orange below): Accurate heavy weathering on the metal cover and round disc: Accurate round covers for the handle screws: And some brown patterns on the butt stock trying to simulate bakelite: Last but not least, I replaced the t-tracks that came with the kit with flat black PVC ones from Super6props, accurately shaped with knife: So here's the final result: I'm still undecided if I need the accurate (was it accurate for all used DLT-19?) metal wire around the t-tracks.
  46. 3 points
    Boom! I should off put this in a different post.. still going to tweak my thighs etc will go for EIB then!
  47. 3 points
    So I took the face/cap back apart. I filled in the holes with some ABS paste and added some small pieces of ABS sheeting behind the repairs to make things a little more structurally sound in there. Reattached things so the tubes were more in line with each other. Then got to work on trimming the fronts of the ears down. Much better now, methinks! Befores and afters: I also removed some extra material from around the eyes. I have the most difficult time seeing exactly how much to remove off of them. I stare at the screen refs, and I still don't see it as well as I'd like to. Seems okay to me? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Thanks again to Paul for the suggestions for the ear fix!
  48. 3 points
    Howdy Troopers!! Starting a thread here has been on my list of things to do for nearly 18 months. Shameful, but... I work a ton and tend to be pretty forgetful. Also moving and a ton of other excuses kept me from starting some armor. I got a big brown box something like 18 months ago. Maybe longer? Ages. It's sat and been dusty. Meanwhile, the brother armor belonging to Scimitar has been built and trooping around happily for months. It's an exact double. Everything Eric bought two of everything and shipped half to me. Which is awesome because I *have* everything I need to do the armor. But... clueless about putting it together. Anyways, more build less talk. Eric pre-trimmed this bucket for me (many thanks) before shipping it off. And 18 months later, I spent something like 90 minutes painting the frown on. I... can't explain how it took me that long. I've not painted something BIG in ages. I usually use toothpicks and micro brushes on Hot Wheels. Trying to get an even coat of grey on the frown was rough for this toothpick painter. And rougher still was learning that I got some paint into the gums and had to fix it. lol About a week later, I got to here. Not perfect but pretty decent. Good enough to move forward with the armor while occasionally running around with a bucket on my head. Yeah, getting to wear my bucket for the first time was a proud day.
  49. 3 points
    LOL! This was what I came up with for me. The pink is the plastic holder part and border, the rest would be etched...
  50. 3 points
    Thank you all for these good advices ! I've wet-sanded it with super fine sand paper + water and after that I used a dremel with cutting compound. The result is better. But I'm not totaly satisfied. Will try to use novus (I've some for my TK helmets). Anyway, I've ordered another lens to Chris yesterday.
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