Jump to content

Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 04/22/2019 in all areas

  1. 7 points
    Greetings Troopers! This month we welcome a long standing member of the FISD to The Stormtrooper Hall of Fame! She has contributed much to our community with build threads, supporting fellow troopers, and now with this epic photo! Please join me in honoring TK - 10401 Christine - many congratulations!!! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/47098-tk-10401-cricket-troops-the-atlanta-hunger-walkrun-2019/
  2. 7 points
    Arrived in the mail today!
  3. 6 points
    "Seriously guys, can't make it out today. Got a bad case of the DLT's"
  4. 6 points
    Hi all, As many of you may be aware, I am in the process of moving to South Carolina. Unfortunately, a series of events have caused me to be incommunicado for the last 6 days due to no internet access, so my apologies to those who have PM'd or emailed me in that time. I will get back to you, I promise, and I appreciate your patience! We leave Georgia this morning and will be in our new home by this afternoon , but we will need to get settled for a bit. I will have full internet access (AT LAST) and will be back in business by this time tomorrow and will begin my replies. Again, thanks for bearing with me. Moving is hell, but not being able to go online or check email is worse.
  5. 6 points
    TK 46165 reporting for duty. Theres so many to thank for helping me get here. I’ll try to get to each of you.
  6. 5 points
    Hi, I recently bought a complete E11 blaster kit from Chris Fieldmarshall (sterling replica, M38 scope and rail, T racks, Hengstler counter, sensor type A, real sterling mag). It was quite complicated to import it in Europe (I'm French) but it's finally at home ! This kit is absolutely incredible and I can't wait to start assembling it. It's a long journey that begins and I want to share it with you. I send a friendly greeting to Chris with whom I had very good conversations on the phone and on the web! Thanks again to you!
  7. 5 points
    As a few of you may know, I semi-retired, sold my house and bought a new 5th wheel to hit the road! Finally got my "TK man-cave" organized, but needless to say at 10 ft x 8 ft. it's tiny! While it's probably what most might would definitely consider TK overkill, it makes me happy so I thought I'd share a few pics.
  8. 5 points
    Yep, that's me! I knew that if I flipped my legs back hard that it would make me look like I was jumping higher than I really was. One of the 'outtakes' makes me look a little... let's say, uncomfortable.
  9. 5 points
    I've had mine for sometime, but always enjoy showing it off.
  10. 4 points
    Might not be a kit but delighted to report one of my Pauldrons has just shipped. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. 4 points
    Not a troop, but I did a fun individual photoshoot a few weeks back for May 4th since I am a huge Ravens fan. Also took some "normal" shots as well. It was a ton of fun!
  12. 4 points
    Guide Dogs Street Appeal 2019 LOCATION: Forest Chase,Perth CBD DATE: 10th April TIME: 11am - 2pm LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: outdoors- sunny TROOPERS: TK85421 - Q - gmrhodes13 TK59226 - Jerry - jezzapm TI47140 - Jason - tantaris TI36367 - Luke - Gyurizon IC21855 - Bree - Breka WRANGLERS: None REPORT: The Imperial Transport Shuttle on the Mandurah line was facing technical difficulties, but luckily Luke and I still made it to the troop on time. After dressing at the Citiplace Centre we were asked to do a quick round of the dining hall before heading down to Forest Chase. On our way to the Guide Dog booth, we passed many civilians who were very surprised to see us. I must say that we looked pretty impressive walking in formation! The Guide Dogs volunteers were keen to have more helpers, but I think we were even happier to see the Ambassador Dogs and give them a cuddle. We did the normal tin shaking and photo taking for the duration of the troop. Fun fact: black Imperial uniforms and dog fur isn’t a great mix Passers-by were very generous with their donations (I saw many $20 notes being put into our tins!) CHARITY: Guide Dogs WA, with a total of $40,486 raised for their entire 2019 Street Appeal INJURIES: No injuries. ARMOR REPAIRS: None, but some black jumpsuits needed serious de-hairing after dog cuddles HAPPY PEOPLE: Everyone was happy all-round. We did well, troopers! UNHAPPY PEOPLE: A few teary younglings MISSION STATUS: complete REPORT BY: Breka PHOTOS:
  13. 4 points
    The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. Peter was the man behind the mask of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels, and the New Trilogy. He fought his way back from being wheelchair-bound to stand tall and portray Chewbacca once more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also consulted on The Last Jedi in an attempt to teach his successor. He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth. But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film. The relationships that began then grew into the friends and family that he would love for decades to come. As the films released and became more well-known he had his eyes opened to the possibilities of what he could achieve with his role in the Star Wars universe. For more than 30 years Peter travelled all over the world spending time with his fans and friends. Peter developed lifelong friendships with the other cast members and his fans while on the convention circuit touching the lives of millions. As he realized over the years the impact he could have, he became heavily involved with the 501st legion, Wounded Warriors, Make-a-Wish, and other non-profit organizations. To this end, he established the Peter Mayhew Foundation, supporting everything from individuals and families in crisis situations to food and supplies for children of Venezuela during their recent road to freedom. He not only provided funds but became personally involved with each individual, family and cause he supported. As he grew older he continued to “soldier on” as he put it and was completely in his element around his fans and supporters. He grew great strength from the energy of his family, friends and the fans he knew and loved. He is survived by his wife Angie and three children. His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie taking the helm as his voice. There will be a memorial service for friends and family held on June 29th and in early December in Los Angeles there will be a memorial for fans set up with his family in attendance, personal effects, and collection at EmpireConLA. For additional information, information on the memorials or to offer condolences email ryan@ReelAppearances.com Rather than gifts and flowers the family asks that you consider donating to the foundation so that they can continue his efforts to help the community. You can donate at http://petermayhewfoundation.org/make-a-donation.php BUCKETS OFF
  14. 4 points
    BUILD UPDATE: After 4 months of building my ANH Stunt TK, I finally suited up and took photos from my GML. My goal for my TK armor is to reach Centurion status with the FISD. Part / Status: Neck Seal - Adjusted neck seal as it was too big, re positioned velcro for tighter fit. Torso - Rivets to be painted white Right thigh - Rivets to be painted white Helmet - Repaint, align ear piece, fans to be installed, chin strap to be installed E-11 - Husky Travel Case - Interior padding with Star Wars material, 3D printed imperial cogs Front Front - No Bucket I received feedback from my GML that my neck seal was too loose. I have since re positioned the velco and sewn the neck seal for a tighter fit. Left Side Right Side Back THUMBS UP - I was so excited to finally take this photo after all my hard work!!! Thanks again for reading my posts! Matt
  15. 4 points
    2. Kapolei Public Library 5/4/2019
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Got my BBB today!!! 2 years and 7 months on the nose.
  18. 4 points
    My armour has arrived!
  19. 4 points
    Very nice, here's mine
  20. 3 points
    HBF Run For a Reason LOCATION: Perth CBD DATE: Sunday 19 May TIME: 8:30 am LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Cool brisk walk along Riverside drive TROOPERS: TB13310 - Liz-Liz TK85421 -Q - gmrhodes13 TI47140 - Jason - tantaris ID11842 - Kate - K8T IG21897 - Johnathon - ImpererialKanos TK36367 - Luke - Gyurizon ID91064 - Daryl - Torpedo WRANGLERS: none REPORT: Arrived at PCEC at 7:30 am went for a little walk to get some fresh air arriving back at car park bumped into Liz and Q then Luke arrived we got ready and then started our trek to the train, was stopped by the guards to get a quick photo then onto the train. We received great welcome on the train " oh wow Storm troopers ", then on to Forrest Place to meet with Jason, Kate, Johnathon. Then the photos started everyone wanted a photo with us, was awesome to get the attention we made Desert Scorpion Garrison proud. Then it was time for the run/walk wow it was a bit of a wait to get to the start line then we were off. The walk was cool in some places until we were in the sun but all in all the walk was awesome, Q, Luke, Jason and Johnathon sort of shifted into a faster gear and left me, Kate and Liz a bit further back but was all good then when we neared the finish line we could hear the commentator saying oh wow storm trooper they were over the finish line then we came in and they spoke to Liz, then over the finish line. We all made it. a quick chat to our friendly Guide Dog WA and a photo with a cute guide dog, all and all was a awesome day for my first troop CHARITY: Guide Dogs W.A INJURIES: none ARMOR REPAIRS: none HAPPY PEOPLE: A lot of happy people wanted photos UNHAPPY PEOPLE: none MISSION STATUS: complete REPORT BY: Daryl
  21. 3 points
    Well....Its here. 2 years and 7 months waiting. I'm going to attempt a build thread here to document my progress and maybe help some others along the way. I'm a noob so I'm sure I'll be learning just as much as well. I will be building this for TFA and NOT TLJ so there will likely be some mods along the way. Also, I will be putting this together using a mix of the Anovos instructions which can be downloaded from the website and Ukswraths build thread. (A staple in my opinion) Since this is an upgraded kit, there will be plenty of differences. Feel free to chime in with any advice. I promise to respect and treat it as just that. Advice. Thanks in advance!!! Ok.....so.....Here we go!!!!
  22. 3 points
    I made the visor removable using Chicago screws, like Alay and TKZombie did. I used this green grinding screen that I saw on another post. Sorry, I can't remember who originally posted it. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B003X3UAMY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I made EVA foam grommets to help keep the Chicago screws in place and reduce some strain.
  23. 3 points
    Even the outside didn't escape being tagged, lol.
  24. 3 points
    In Memoriam Detachment Leader Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Office Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Hall of Fame Just For Laughs In the Media Celebration 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 The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. Peter was the man behind the mask of Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels, and the New Trilogy. He fought his way back from being wheelchair-bound to stand tall and portray Chewbacca once more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He also consulted on The Last Jedi in an attempt to teach his successor. He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth. But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film. The relationships that began then grew into the friends and family that he would love for decades to come. As the films released and became more well-known he had his eyes opened to the possibilities of what he could achieve with his role in the Star Wars universe. For more than 30 years Peter traveled all over the world spending time with his fans and friends. Peter developed lifelong friendships with the other cast members and his fans while on the convention circuit touching the lives of millions. As he realized over the years the impact he could have, he became heavily involved with the 501st legion, Wounded Warriors, Make-a-Wish, and other non-profit organizations. To this end, he established the Peter Mayhew Foundation, supporting everything from individuals and families in crisis situations to food and supplies for children of Venezuela during their recent road to freedom. He not only provided funds but became personally involved with each individual, family and cause he supported. As he grew older he continued to “soldier on” as he put it and was completely in his element around his fans and supporters. He grew great strength from the energy of his family, friends and the fans he knew and loved. He is survived by his wife Angie and three children. His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie taking the helm as his voice. There will be a memorial service for friends and family held on June 29th and in early December in Los Angeles there will be a memorial for fans set up with his family in attendance, personal effects, and collection at EmpireConLA. For additional information, information on the memorials or to offer condolences email ryan@ReelAppearances.com Rather than gifts and flowers the family asks that you consider donating to the foundation so that they can continue his efforts to help the community. You can donate at http://petermayhewfoundation.org/make-a-donation.php Buckets Off Greetings Troopers, May has always been a Star Wars themed month; 5/01 day, May The Fourth, Revenge of the Fifth/Sixth. With many garrisons fielding a plentiful number of events this month, it's a very exciting time. Weddings, Hospital Visits, Movie Showings, Ball games, and more! Even more exciting news is coming up with the detachment this month; the first round of proposed CRL changes have been posted, and we're looking for feedback! You can see all the changes at this link: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/47176-2019-crl-change-list-anh-esb-rotj/ Be sure to check them out between all the trooping With Unquestioned Loyalty Sarah Bailey TK-20466 "Alay" Detachment Leader Hello present (and future) Troopers! After months of work, we are ready to roll out the new CRL updates for ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and ROTJ armor!! As of now, the effective date for the changes is June 1st. Those wishing to be "grandfathered" in at any level will need to have their submission in before May 31. After that date, all new applications for all levels will be required to adhere to the new guidelines. In order to reflect a more screen accurate/uniform appearance the majority of these updates/changes will apply only to those aiming Expert Infantry and Centurion levels, but there are several that apply to those seeking Basic 501st approval. We will also be tightening up some of the wording to make it less ambiguous and doing some serious editing to make it less confusing and more streamlined. As you may be aware, the CRLs are an ever-evolving thing. In order to avoid confusion we try to keep the updates to a minimum, but there comes a time when we have to move forward. One of the new features which will also be added is new models for the main photos. In addition to the front/back views, included will be side views of the armor and helmet showing the "ideal" look to strive for. If you are about to submit for approval at any level and have concerns about the changes, you are encouraged to contact a Command Staff/Extended Staff member (Imperial Attache). We will be more than happy to help you work out any issue you may have and assist you in resolving it. With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Executive Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Steve Sheades TK-10466 "starsaber25" Provost Marshall Deployment Officers Greetings troopers! We're very excited to have just approved EIB #912, which means we are only 82 approvals away from EIB 1000. As a reminder, although it is by far the most popular costume, the ANH Stunt TK is not the only costume eligible for L2 and L3 approvals. Now that Anovos FOTKs are finally being shipped, we're looking forward to seeing more troopers applying for higher levels of approval with TFA and TLJ costumes. For those of you who are currently building your kits or who are planning on applying for EIB or Centurion soon, please keep a close eye on the upcoming CRL updates to be sure that your costumes are still meeting the requirements for higher levels. While we don't believe there are any drastic changes, we would hate to cause unnecessary confusion or upset because a trooper is building based on outdated information. As Joseph mentioned, the last day to submit under the old requirements is May 31. If there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are here for you all, and we're just a click away. -Sha Sha 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. Greetings Troopers! This month we welcome a long standing member of the FISD to The Stormtrooper Hall of Fame! She has contributed much to our community with build threads, supporting fellow troopers, and now with this epic photo! Please join me in honoring TK - 10401 Christine - many congratulations!!! With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK-99725 "Pyrates" Curator Hall of Fame 501st in The Mandalorian The 501st Legion (nicknamed “Vader’s Fist”) was originally devoted to wearing only Stormtrooper suits from the original trilogy, but they’ve since opened their ranks to other types of costumes. Expect to see their armor on display in the show, which is a cool way to incorporate a dedicated fan community into this fictional world.. Here is what was revealed at the presentation: Jon Favreau: In the production meeting there were only so many Stormtrooper costumes they had. So we had to plan, has the 501st ever been on camera? I know they’ve been used by Lucasfilm. Dave Filoni: The thing I know about Star Wars fans is that in all honesty a lot of the costumes you guys made are even better than what we see onscreen. So I had no doubts that they would look great. And they act like Stormtroopers. They know what to do. Jon Favreau: What’s so funny is how surprised some of them look because they weren’t told what this was for. Dave: We told them it was some kind of function, like this. And then we realized everything we rolled out in front of them was like a test audience. And so when we rolled it out, we’d be like “Oh they like that.” Why should the new streaming service spend tons of money building all of those costumes when it can benefit from the devoted fandom who’s already done the work for them? The 501st has never been officially sponsored by Disney or Lucasfilm, but it’s cool to see Favreau recognizing their efforts and rewarding some of its members with what must have been a monumentally cool experience. First formed back in 1997, the 501st Legion has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and have granted the wishes of Make-A-Wish children around the world. Those who participated: Brandon Lauletta TK-12001 GGG Brent Wilkinson TK-25577 GGGBrian McMillian TK-76131 SCGBrian Payne TK-50976 SCGCarlos Fogelquist TK-5703 SCGCharlie Wilkes TK-76254 GGG Chris Elgura TK-87007 SCG Christaan Von Martin TK-4820 SCG Conrad Lujan TK-50106 SCG Jacko Luong TK-88808 SCGJacob Gonzales TK-86267 SCGJeff Leone TK-70701 SCGJeremi Aguas TK-20021 SCGJohn Portman TK-46540 SCGJoshua Eads TK-9740 SCGJustin Reed TK-61490 SCGKevin Fox TK-538 SCGKit Sovine TK-2384 SCGLori Sovine TK-6260 SCG Manuel Gomez Dekker TK-97253 SCGMarie Gwin TK-7608 CCG Mark Edwards TK-7328 SCG Matt Shipley TK-4202 SCG Michael Bender TK-6682 SCGOmar Perez TK-51955 SCGRene Mendez TK-74249 SCGRick Alpi TK-50311 SCGRicky Ledesma TK-85000 SCGRoger David TK-28602 SCGSam Newcomer TK-54548 SCGScott Diebold TK-61513 SCG Todd Masters TK-42077 SCGWilliam Glasgow TK-90277 SCG Well celebration is over again for another year, for those who like me could not attend here are a few of the photos. Roll on 2020 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**** April - May Starlight Week @ Zing Thursday Night More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Starlight Week @ Zing May 4th Saturday More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" May 4th Quiz Night More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Rocky Bay Visit More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Starry Nights More here By: Glen, TK85421, "gmrhodes13" Clearwater Threshers Star Wars Night More here By: Mike, TK82666, "WhiteWalker" Cricket Troops the Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run 2019 More here By: Christine, TK10401, "Cricket" 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! ---- 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: Fabio Delfino "Boba IT" TK 8084 EIB 909 Riva Li "Riva" TK 16769 EIB 910 Peter Lee "TK28228" TK 28228 EIB 911 Lindsey Turner "CoatHanger" TK 18131 EIB 912 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Wayne Winfield "TK32945 Waynocerous" TK 32945 Centurion 433 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 910 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! 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. No New Merchandise - 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
  25. 3 points
    Ugh. All this fine tuning is taking for-evah! I have lost weight since I began this build (10 lbs to be exact!), and am at my goal weight of 108lbs. My weight loss has resulted in my TK thighs being too big for comfort. Something I've learned about fine-tuning a TK is that if your kit fits well, it doesn't make a huge amount of noise. If it's too big somewhere, you will hear your kit loudly! When I first tried on my kit to see how it all fit together, I was shocked about how much noise it made! (FWIW, my fully completed stunt TK makes a little clacking as I move, but it's relatively quiet.) And the biggest noise maker were the thighs. They were huge. I realized that I needed to tear them apart to size them down further. It was an easy fix to take off some excess plastic, but it's the time to get things glued back in place that slows me down. Ah well. So here's the back before fine-tuning, and after (sorry about the crooked belt!): And the front: I am still dialing in the shoulder bells for mobility, which is why I don't have them on in the current pic. But I'm happy with the progress and am glad that the finish line is in sight!
  26. 3 points
    cutting up some real sterling mags for my alum replica
  27. 3 points
    Okay, guys... who didn't bother telling me that you could sew in the size 10 snaps with a machine??? Were you all keeping this little secret from me just to torture me??? I spent so much time sewing these in by hand, and only now (working on my 4th kit!) I figured out that I could have saved hours by using a simple zigzag machine stitch! *serious, massive facepalm here* And for those of you who didn't know this and are still building your kit, let me tell you, this is such a great shortcut to sewing in the snaps onto the elastics for the shoulder bells. Use a button foot on your machine and adjust your machine's stitch width to make sure that the needle won't hit anything. Set the feed to zero. Observe!
  28. 3 points
    I just noticed this Trooper in a group photo in @Pyrates Hall of Fame thread and it caught my eye... Not sure who it is, and I realize that they are jumping (not an easy feat, I'm sure) but it just struck me as odd, especially with the placement of the DLT-19s underneath. Strange, but cool at the same time.
  29. 3 points
    May the 4th - 2nd of 2. The Rec Room in Toronto. All proceeds went to Make a Wish. And here are my kids! My son is the Jawa. For some reason he didn't put on his gloves...
  30. 3 points
    That depends on what kind of car you have:
  31. 3 points
    OK, I am finally settled in and have internet again! (Now I know what the residents of South Park felt like, lol). I have a ton of things to get up to speed on and a pile of PMs to answer, so thanks for bearing with me during my hiatus.
  32. 3 points
    May 2nd 2019 - TD Spring Leadership Conference in Toronto. In exchange for the armed guards, they're writing a cheque to Make a Wish. 7AM start... A warm up for the 2 troops on May 4th!
  33. 3 points
    My first pieces done.
  34. 3 points
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  35. 3 points
    But what screws do we have to use to secure it? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 3 points
    Oh! Good to know! I love carrying a BFG while trooping. You know the saying... Speak softly and carry a BFG. More lid work today. I decided to remove some additional thickness off the right ear even though it was fitting fairly well. I was able to reduce the small gap in the front as well. I would prefer to get the front half of the curved part of the ears thinner, but after looking at things a while, I don't want to risk mucking things up. They're fine as they are. Worked on the left ear as well. Worked really hard to get the screws lined up with the angles of the traps. This was a super P.I.T.A.! Which is why I don't want to try to change the thickness of the ears at this point. It's all good enough! Once I was done with the ears, on went the frown. A bit of gloss grey, some clean up with thinner, and I'm calling it a day for now. And if anyone sees something "off", please feel free to let me know!
  37. 3 points
    The box arrived yesterday! Everything is in great shape. No cracks anywhere. I took some photos for my ANH brother's showing some of the differences. I'm meeting with my painter friend tonight to go over prep procedures. I'm super excited to get going.
  38. 3 points
    EVENT: Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run 2019LOCATION: Home Depot BackYard, Atlanta, GeorgiaDATE: 28Apr2019TIME: 3 hoursLANDSCAPE/WEATHER: hot, sunny, oh, and HOTTROOPERS: TK-10401 - Cricket, TK-32568 - LTM, Denise Dolan - Rey, David Lindabury - Tie Pilot, Chris Lewis - Shadow Trooper, Kathleen Campbell - Legacy TK, Scott Collins - Jawa, Stacy Hollinger - Biker Scout, Jake Barnes- Biker ScoutWRANGLER: TK-78789 - Rusty NationsREPORT: We gave lots of high fives, had lots of photos taken, and made lots of kids and adults smile!CHARITY: The Atlanta Hunger Walk/ Run is a 5k that benefits the Atlanta Community food bank and their partners. The event is focused around hunger relief efforts in GA.REPORT BY: Cricket, TK-10401 It's an annual "thing" to do a jumping photo at the end of the troop. Oddly enough, it looks like I have a pair of DLT-19 stocks for legs in this shot. There is a mirror sculpture ball that provides perfect opportunities to spot rebel ships. Blast 'em! The bada$$ women of the day's troop! And a few of us couldn't resist joining in on some of the fun dancing. Don't tell Lord Vader!
  39. 3 points
    I have decided to wait and won’t be going to fast into I’m currently looked about after the hype and found out I get either a trimmed kit of AP with a finished helmet with boots and neck seal from Imperial Boots in around 6 months if I save everything I have till then I will be able to get everything and finish it and slim down for it! Way better plan then I had before tbh Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  40. 3 points
    These little pains in the an impolite person are tough to form with there compound radius and proper bends... had to get these right so they would form close to the body tube for welding... If you have ever tried making these by hand you will understand the horror
  41. 3 points
    Well I'm a bit biased but I love mine lol
  42. 3 points
    Lid work. No ears. Can you hear me now? Ear! Loook, it's like my hubby's lid and my lid are cuddling. Awwww.... And me prepping for tomorrow's troop. I love sticker-ing up the bin! And bringing my spankin' new Praetorian DLT-19 along with! (Thanks, Mr. Cricket! {best hubbie EVAH!}) Maybe I'll let him borrow it trooping one day.
  43. 3 points
    April 20th 2019 - Barrie Comic Con. Another small collectors show. Lots of fun hunting for stuff and talking with LARPers, and of course smiling kids of all ages.
  44. 3 points
    OK, future Troopers, many of you have asked about how to set snaps for your armor connections, so I thought I'd whip up a little tutorial. Please note that the example that I am making is based on using the "double snap" connection system (see last photo). I highly recommend this method, especially on the back/kidney, kidney/butt, and ab/kidney connections, as it provides an extra layer of confidence. Yes, it costs a bit more to do due to the extra snaps involved, but you can be sure that no matter what happens, you will NEVER have a piece come loose or fall off on a troop. Also, this is the method I swear by. Many may have used others, but after countless troops I have experienced no problems. So here we go............ Materials needed: 1. Hammer 2. Soldering (woodburning) iron. (Available at home improvement and craft stores. WELL worth the $10-$12.00 investment). NOTE: The tip of this thing gets CRAZY hot, so be very careful where you set it. Many come with multiple tips, but I suggest the pointed one. 3. Snap setting kit. (Available at all craft stores). Please note that I am showing both sides of the base... more on that later. Convex side Concave side 4. For this purpose, I am using 2 inch (5cm) wide black nylon and 1 inch (2cm) black nylon. The 1 inch wide part will be attached directly to your armor. I suggest using E-6000 glue and clamps for this. 5. Snaps, of course! Don't "cheap-out" when buying these. The cheap ones come undone very easily and are garbage. For this tutorial, I am labeling the 4 parts as such: STEP ONE Cut the 2 inch strapping to about 4 inches long** (or as needed) for the particular connection. Cut the 1 inch nylon into 2 inch lengths as seen below. **NOTE: The actual length will depend on there you are using them, i.e. the kidney to posterior plate connections will be shorter. Just be sure there are no gaps, and that the 1 inch wide base pieces are in the correct position before attaching them. Example: The ends will be a bit ragged and will fray. Use the soldering tool to seal them. Again, using the soldering gun, make 4 holes in the 2 inch wide nylon as seen below. Be careful not to make them too large (just larger than the shaft of the snap base) or the snap may eventually pull out. Take one of the 1 inch wide nylon pieces and slide it up under one end of the 2 inch wide piece, even with the end. Once it is lined up, use the soldering iron to make holes in the 1 inch wide piece. This will assure that the holes for the snaps line up correctly. (VERY important)! You should end up with this: Repeat for other side, but be sure not to get the sides mixed up, as one set of holes may be wider. Insert one of the male bases into one of the holes in the 2 inch wide piece. Flip it over and place one of the male snaps on the post. Place the base in the concave side of the snap setting kit base. Place the striking rod in the center (straight up and down) and strike it several times firmly with the hammer. The inside shaft should be sufficiently widened to keep the top from coming off. There... your snap is set! NOTE: Do not attempt to do this step on a regular table. You need a hard surface, and a heavy duty workbench or concrete surface works best. Repeat this step for the remaining 3 holes. Now onto the 1 inch wide strips.. Insert one of the female bases into one of the holes, then (as above) place one of the female snaps on top. Place the female snap base into the convex side of the snap setting base. Again, using the striking rod, give it a few good whacks. (Getting the hang of this now)? This is what you should have at this point (only one end shown) CONGRATULATIONS, you have one strap completed! Now that you realize how easy this is and have it down to a science, repeat as necessary. NOTES 1. For added security, the double snap system can be applied to other areas as well, including shoulder bridge attachments and bicep to shoulder bridge, (example below) This is especially good for those who wear packs (HWT, Sandie, Spacetrooper). 2. Snaps set in elastic (as seen above) can pull out over time with repeated use. I recommend doubling the elastic over before attaching the snaps. 3. Be sure to use the female base on all the straps that will be glued to your armor. The reason being is that the bottoms are flat, insuring a tight seal. 4. Some folks set the female snaps in ABS instead of nylon when gluing them to the armor. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, it's just a different way of accomplishing the same goal. The reason I use nylon is that I find it conforms to the curved parts of the armor better, and gives a larger surface area for the glue to adhere to. 5. Some use CA (super) glue to attach the 1 inch nylon to their armor. I have found that it can get brittle and break off or even cause warping on ABS due to the heat it puts off while drying. E-6000 needs to be clamped and takes more time, but trust me, it's worth the wait. 6. When gluing the 1 inch nylon to your armor, do NOT keep the 2 inch wide nylon attached with the snaps. Some of the glue may seep through the hole in the snap and glue the whole connection together. Not a good thing. If you should have any questions, just ask here or PM me, and best of luck on your build! Photo 1 (Double snap system.. note clamps). SHOUT OUTS: Gary jr. ( @flashpoint0214 ) The guy who introduced me to the double snap system! Jeremy (Copper) who supplied the nice clean photo of the double snap system.
  45. 2 points
    I used this elastic. It is very stiff laterally and doesn't pull to the side. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B002XNQNNK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_R3b4CbCYZJ2EM
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    On the flip side, you could also sand the ends of your shins a little if they're cutting into the boots. I was getting a nasty scuff mark in one of mine before I did that.
  48. 2 points
    If you hit the search button you'll find quite a few threads on it's use, having a quick look there doesn't seem to be any negative comments that I have seen https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/search/?q=Isopropyl alcohol
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    Perfect - I may take to be professionally painted. The video in your second link was made by a former member of this garrison - thanks for linking it!
×
×
  • Create New...