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  1. 16 points
    WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS: A dedicated forum where members can submit their completed stormtrooper costume for peer review prior to formal submission to their GML. Your armor will be reviewed and suggestions made by the FISD Staff and Imperial Attaché team, but detachment members can also provide peer review on any submission. All feedback provided will be specific, constructive, respectful, and helpful. Any feedback that is deemed negative, derogatory, inflammatory, or otherwise offensive will be deleted, and the poster can be subject to account suspension for repeated offenses. You may also be provided suggestions for attaining the rank of EI (Expert Infantry) and Centurion levels should you wish to pursue higher levels of screen accuracy. WHAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT: This program is not a replacement for the GML approval process, as Detachments are not charted to approve costumes for membership. While a costume that passes Detachment peer review should be in a state to be accepted by a GML, Detachments cannot override a GMLs decision, nor are GMLs bound to accept the ruling of a detachment costume approval. That said, as a general rule the goal is that any costume that passes peer-review approval should be accepted by a 501st GML. WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT: You will need to post up various high quality photos of your armor/accessories on the list below, as well as the basic information listed next to it. We realize that this is more information than normally required for basic approval, but we want you to look your best! Also, please include the name(s) of any approved Trooper(s) who have significantly helped you with your build. Yes, we are asking for more photos and information than are normally needed for basic approval. The reason being is that we feel it gives us a better overall view, and we can catch things that may be missed should the recruit want to move to level 2. PHOTOS: INFORMATION: 1. Front view (arms down) 1. First/last name 2. Back view (arms down) 2. Future Garrison/Squad/Outpost or local area 3. Left side (arms raised) 3. Armor maker 4. Right side (arms raised) 4. Helmet maker 5. Ab plate close-up 5. Cloth belt maker 6. Helmet close-up (front, left and right sides) 6. Neck seal maker 7. Detail photos of any parts you have questions on 7. Boot maker 8. Interior strapping (optional) 9. Blaster maker (if applicable 10. Gasket maker (if applicable) 11. Height (optional) 12. weight (optional) 13. TK type (ANH Stunt/Hero. ESB, ROTJ. TFA etc.) 14. Name(s) of any Trooper(s) who significantly helped with your build. INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTING YOUR REVIEW REQUEST: 1. Go to the Request Pre Approval thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/193-request-tk-pre-approval/ 2. Click on Start New Topic. This is located on the left of the blue "Reply to this Topic" option near the top of the page. 3. In the Title area, post the following information: (Fisd screen name) Requesting Pre Approval Review, followed by the armorer who made your kit in parentheses. Example: MegaTrooper123 Requesting Pre Approval Review (Anovos) 4. Post all required photos/information (as listed above). HELPFUL LINKS: 1. Where can I get in touch with my GML/Garrison? http://www.501st.com/members/displayUnits.php 2. Where can I choose my official TK number? http://www.501st.com/members/search_avail_ids.php 3. How do I join the 501st Legion? http://www.501st.com/members/join_form.php 4. What do I do once I am approved? https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WHY WE ARE DOING THIS: Not every garrison has responsive GMLs, and even those that do are not always experts in the stormtrooper costumes. Costume peer review provides members with a supplemental feedback on items that need to be fixed prior to approval, as well as other feedback that will help the overall fit and finish. Catching errors earlier will result in increased confidence a build will pass GML review and thus save GMLs time. It will also provide GMLs insight in to a sounding board beyond the GML peer review area on the 501st boards. Additionally it provides non-GML forum members the opportunity to learn about and gain experience in the costume judging process. This is valuable because it can provide people considering being a GML real-world experience before accepting the role, and provides GCOs a potential pool of people experienced in costume judging who may not have yet served as a GML. ADDITIONAL INFO: 1. Any feedback that is negative, derogatory, inflammatory, or otherwise offensive should be reported immediately, will be deleted, and the poster may be subject to account suspension for repeated offenses. 2. Feedback should follow the same format that Deployment Officers use, e.g. for each item to fix they will be marked as “must fix”, “should fix”, “could fix”. 3. “Approval” only covers base 501st acceptance (aka L1). Expert Infantryman (L2) and Centurion (L3) standards can be cited only for “could fix” items and are never “must fix”. 4. For GMLs, this is intended to catch errors early to make your lives easier. This is not a replacement for what you do. Additionally, since detachments can't approve costumes, there is no concern that a Detachment will override a GML decision. 5. For GCOs, an advantage is that a 501st member in their garrison can gain experience in the costume review part of being a GML before they take on the role officially, and this may also for their Garrison provide an outlet for people considering being a GML, and a pool of experienced members should they need to fill that role. 6. For FB users, other TK Facebook pages can offer advice on their site that may or may not be correct. FISD is the official Detachment run by experienced 501st costume approvers the world over, and this is a service we can provide prospective and current 501st members that a FB group cannot.
  2. 15 points
    I have been stripped of my DMBO title along with my legion membership, without any sort of hearing. I have been blocked from joining our garrison public forum as well as my wife. When The chips were down, I suspected what my GCO would say and he did't let me down! Everything I am doing to bring you your orders is on my stormtrooper honor . I'm still one of you no matter what anyone says.
  3. 15 points
    As many of you know, the 501st elections have come to a close. The FISD membership has spoken. Congratulations to our 2018 FISD Detachment Leader Paul (Daetrin)!!!!
  4. 12 points
    To kick off this program, I am offering an incentive for the first one to post in this forum requesting a pre-approval review and then receive basic 501st approval. Once your armor has been reviewed here, submitted to your GML and you receive your official 501st TK I.D., simply sign up for Legion access here at the FISD (link below) then PM me with your information and I will send you a set of flexible hand guards and any hardware you may require to reach Centurion level if you should wish to pursue that. If you already have these items, I will send some cool swag. Good luck, future Troopers! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/ --------------------------------------------------CLAIMED-------------------------------------------
  5. 12 points
    In Memoriam From the DL Thank You For Your Service Announcement New CRL FISD Achievement Award Legion News Detachment Affiliation In Focus Featured Troopers Hall of Fame Obscure Trivia Costume Totals Competitions Notable Troops Imperial Attaché Program Imperial Attaché Award Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 New Merch From the PRO Follow FISD Ryan Hubbard, TK-91185 of 501st Garrison Tyranus, passed on the 9th of September, 2017. Ryan is remembered for his cheer, mirth, and a zest for life that set the pace for fellow troopers and audience alike. Ryan also was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, a dance instructor, and an EMT/paramedic (the significance of the "911" in his Legion ID number). Memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Rescue Squad http://www.christiansburg.org The Hall of Eternal Legionnaires will become a brighter place for Ryan’s presence, "buckets off" With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications When I first got in to the Legion in 2005, my garrison was relatively sleepy. I remember my new garrison mate and I jumping at the chance to troop a local QFC simply because it was the first troop in 2 months. Yup, when you only have a dozen a troops a year, you try to go to every one you can, even if they involve standing in cold rain. My garrison now has something like 100 trooping opportunities a year – nearly a 10-fold increase, yet most of us “older” – and by that I don’t mean age so much as tenure in the Legion – don’t troop much more than we did 10 years ago. In some cases, even less. Why is that? Part of it is age – most people join the 501st when they are in their 30’s and single, and 10 years later they are married with kids and have a lot more things competing with free time on weekends. Sometimes its burn-out, they got in to a personal argument at some point and are now “jaded” on their garrison or Legion. Sometimes it is just that other things seem more appealing. Today I rocked the TK for the first time in months, and as I went to the changing area it was like reuniting with a bunch of old friends. Everyone was welcoming, and I left the event much later wishing I could have hung out with my garrison mates for many more hours still, and am already eagerly looking forward to my next troop. As October is census time, it’s not uncommon to see Legion members come out of the woodworks to get their “hour of trooping in a costume” done for a year so they can remain active for 12 more months. When you see them, how do you greet them? Are you creating an environment that is one that they want to come back to? Something to think about when you see “old timers” come out to a troop after a long break. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader As many of you have noticed, our Executive Officer, Tim (Dark CMF), has not be as active on the boards as he used to be earlier in the year. As somtimes happens Darth Real Life issues have come up that are higher priority. Trooping and the Legion is a hobby after all, and sometimes one has to step away for a bit to focus on family and work. As a result he has taken a sinecure as DL Emeritus and stepped down as XO. I want to extend on behalf of myself personally but also from FISD a big "Thank you!" to Tim for his dedication and all of his hard work in the first half of the year when we had election transition and also Celebration, where he devoted himself selflessly to make it a great experience for others. He truly embodies our motto "unquestioned loyalty". TK-8020 "Daetrin" Detachment Founder | DL He was the one who first asked me to become an Attache, and helped me immensely with my endless questions during my first build. I also credit him with inspiring me to take my E-11 to the nth degree by following his incredible build thread. Hopefully things will smooth out soon and he can continue to be an integral part of the FISD. TK-10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Attache Ambassador Tim - Thank you for everything that you have done for so many of us on this great forum over the years. It has been a honor to serve on staff with you this year. I remember the excitement you shared with us in your build thread when you got your BBB from the UPS man. Hopefully life settles down soon and you can find the time to bring that excitement back to us. TK-10466 "starsaber25" FISD Provost Marshall In the wake of Tim's needing to step in to a sinecure, there has been a vacuum in the XO role. The masses have raised their voices, and I have heard them. "Tolo! Tolo! Tolo!" they cry, and the clamor is such that it must be demanded. Either that or I pulled a Tarkin and just appointed the first person who raised his hand. Anyway, I'm really excited to appoint Eric as the newest FISD XO. He comes pre-equipped with all the necessary qualifications: FISD Provost & LCOG = sound judgement in a crisis, FISD tenure = he already knows you folk, and as an added bonus he already has the necessary admin privileges and hasn't broken anything. Yet. The pay as you know will be increased over his current salary, and he gets to have some new shiny on his beret. And, access to the executive latrine, which is quite snazzy. Please join me in a round of drinks to our newest XO, Eric (Tolo, aka the other Eric) With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader Back in the old dark early days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, well maybe not that long ago, FISD command had a whole photoshop team in place to crank out all those images for new CRL's - it was a huge deal, but never had 3 CRL's gone live at the same time. FISD is so very fortunate to have members around the world chip in and contribute their time, talents, and patience to helping get these through. Members of the Philippines Garrison in particular photographed a lot of parts and got them CRL ready which was a huge boost. These days we see a lot of facebook build groups but this is one of the reasons detachments are here, to work with members to get CRL's ready to submit to the Legion Membership Office, without you the members involved here on FISD the process would take so much longer, well done to not only everyone directly involved in these 3 CRL's but to all of you the membership, without you all there would not be a FISD. Without further adieu we welcome to the detachment roster: Rogue One Stormtrooper - R1 As sometimes happens this particular CRL was painful to get all the way though. We had lots of fits and starts, and it's unusual that it would take most of a year after a movie to come out for us to get it live. This is a pretty cool costume and not only will it be a distinct TK unto itself, it is also the basis of the Jeddha trooper. So like Stormtroopers and Sandtroopers, you can have fun going dirty or staying clean. So, if you have done this costume, go bug your GML to get approved. If you have not started one, kits are on sale and make great additions to your costume hobby. Many members helped with this CRL but two that definitely stood out: Jim TK82480 1st approved, who was the power behind bringing this costume to life with his talent, hard work and creativity and also Henry TK80421 for his work with the blaster reference. The Last Jedii Stormtrooper - TLJ Once again, Jim TK82480 1st approved & members of the Philippine Garrison worked quickly to bring this costume to life and get all the photos set up. We are grateful to their contributions to FISD. Kudo's as well to the Legion LMO team for making this possible. The Last Jedi Executioner Stormtrooper - TLJE Numerous people helped bring this costume to life and contributed to the CRL, but the 3 troopers who really helped make it possible are: Glen TK85421 1st approved , Kit TK44840 CRL model & Jim TK82480 armor maker. Without their diligence, persistence, and true grit, this costume would still be sitting in draft form. Congratulations to Glen, Kit, and Jim on a job well done, and thank you for your service to FISD and the Legion. It is still amazing that people can do their Rogue One builds in confidence knowing there is no longer a moving target. People who have already done an FOTK can see quickly what few parts/mods are needed to having a The Last Jedi TK ready to go with plenty of time to finish before the movie. Or, go full on TLJ Executioner. What a fantastic time to be a Legion Stormtrooper. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader & Founder The FISD Achievement Award program was created to recognize outstanding achievement or meritorious service to FISD, these are not presented very often and they are only awarded by the Detachment Leader. It is my pleasure to award Jim Tripon TK-82480 (aka jimmiroquai) who has made substantial contributions to the Legion and FISD in particular by bringing to life the Rogue One Stormtrooper and The Last Jedi costumes as well. His creativity, energy, and dedication to Stormtrooper costuming has earned him special recognition in service to the Legion community. In recognition, I am please to award Jim the FISD Achievement Medal. Well earned, and we as a costuming club are thankful to you and all you continue to do, congratulations Jim. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader & Founder 501st Legion Census began on 1st October and it is well underway, it is the responsibility of all 501st approved members to fill out the census each year which you can find here You must be registered on the main forums to participate in the census:here Here's what the charter says about activity definitions: Operations Protocol/Membership An Active Member is defined as a member in good standing who meets the following requirements: Meets all 501st Membership Requirements (i.e. ownership of an approved costume, is over 18 years of age, etc). Has an approved membership record in the 501st Legion Membership Database Maintains active contact with their Garrison CO or GML. Active contact and participation will be confirmed during the annual Legion Census held each year during the month of October. Maintains contact information/membership record in the 501st Legion database either through their Garrison CO or GML. Participates in at least one Garrison or Legion activity per year while wearing an approved 501st costume owned by said member as recorded in the Legion Census. (One year is defined as the period from Legion Census to Legion Census). Examples of an activity include, but are not limited to conventions, charity events, or any activity designated as an official event by a coordinating administrative unit of the Legion. Members who serve in military branches are exempt from activity level requirements if their service renders them unable to meet these requirements. These Minimum Activity Level Requirements should be administered as justly and with as much common sense as possible. A member may retain active status, even if they do not meet all of the requirements listed above at the discretion of their unit Commanding Officer or Legion Command. Filling out the census only takes a few minutes and you also have the opportunity to update your contact information ie: address, email, phone and so on. The LAST EVENT TROOPED is the most important piece of data. If it is not within the last 12 months of the census, you may be marked RESERVE, which will mean you will not be able to vote in the next election. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications If you are a full FISD member it is important if you wish to vote in the elections (February 2018), specifically for your detachment that you are affiliated to FISD (or any other detachments depending on your approved costumes). Normally affiliation is set by your GML once a costume is approved (it would then read PENDING) next there is an automatic synchronization on the 501st boards usually once a year (before elections start in February) which approves the affiliation and it would change to (APPROVED), in a few cases though this can be missed. To check if you are affiliated to a specific detachment go to the 501st forum, look on the left side menu, click on the Member DB link, then Your Profile Data, go to the bottom of the page to Your Unit Affiliation and make sure First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (Approved) is there, if it is there and marked as (Pending) you can contact the detachment leader of FISD and ask for it to be approved. If you find it is not there at all or any other detachment you should be affiliated too, then contact your GML (garrison membership liaison) and ask to be affiliated them. PLEASE NOTE to stay affiliated with a detachment and to qualify to participate in detachment elections you need to have logged into our forums at least once during the previous year. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications What are you wearing? An interesting thread was started last year by Paul our DL asking members to post what armor they wore, amazing to see how many more makers there are of armor compared to a few years ago as well as the totals of troopers wearing them. If you haven't already added your info to the thread you can find it here. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications First and foremost, thank you to all the troopers who continue to contribute to the Field Training Exercises. I have loved reading through these reports, as much as I enjoy our Detachment Newsletter. This past month of reports has made my job very tough, as so many exemplify why we volunteer for the Legion. Keep these photos and stories coming Troopers as well as a big salute to you all!!! Without further ado... Honoring Mike - TK 82666 “We got a lot of smiles but this is my favorite.” With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda Department A new monthly item that lists a few unusual facts about the SW franchise. This month: "Our leader"... 1. According to the 1977 U.S. Census, 29 newborns were named Darth. In 2014, the name Anakin was given to 218. 2. Anakin Skywalker meets 6 out of 9 criteria to be diagnosed for BDP, (Borderline Personality Disorder). One more than required. 3. The overhead shot of a badly burned Anakin in E.III (ROTS) shows him lying on a large Imperial Cog shaped platform. 4. When Darth Vader has Captain Antilles by the neck, the sound was created by crushing walnut shells. 5. Jake Lloyd (young Anakin) became addicted to cough syrup during filming of Episode I (TPM). 6. Darth Vader was the first character created by George Lucas for the original story, but only has 12 minutes of actual screen time in ANH. 7. Dave Prowse and James Earl Jones never met each other. As our XO Tim pointed out in last month's newsletter we had just tipped over the 5000 mark of approved Stormtroopers in the Legion. Being the most iconic character in the Star Wars universe it is not surprising, but what versions of Stormtrooper are they? According to the recent database there are 5125 Stormtroopers, which is 22.92% of all approved 501st costumes, here is the breakdown of those: Some of you may have noticed in the table some interesting facts, out of the 18 approved Phasma's 4 are male, that's right the 501st doesn't discriminate when it comes to a characters gender in costumes, so don't think you can't build a costume just because of your gender, although we are yet to see a male Legacy Era Stormtrooper. Paul our DL noted that there are more First Order stormtroopers than ESB which is a surprise as there is not a lot needed to swap out an ANH to ESB version, I have done it myself, could be worth a look for some of you. No prizes for guessing which version is Paul's favourite . With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications Okay, Troopers, it's time for another contest! We are asking those of you with mad artistic/design talents to come up with the official FISD "EIB March to 1000" patch design. The competition will begin Oct. 16th and will run until Nov.13th, at which time a poll will be opened so that everyone can vote on the design they like best. The winner will be announced in the Dec. newsletter. To enter, simply click on the link below. There is no limit to the number of designs you can enter, and the shape can be round, chevron, etc. The winner will receive a free patch of their winning design and 501st car decal along with some other cool swag, but most importantly, bragging rights! We are also working on an exclusive coin for EIs only to coincide with the patch, so if you are considering taking your armor to the next level now is the time to get those EI submissions in! LINK TO CONTEST: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43122-ei-march-to-1000-patch-design-contest/ For those wishing to incorporate the EIB banner into their design here is the image: Want Your Troop to be Included? 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. September Force Friday II at Toys R Us Cannington More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Force Friday II at Zing Mandurah More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Ottawa Pride Parade More here By: Mark, sylverband, TK69323 With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications 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 Attache 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 and helping out where you can is, though. Some of the benefits: 1. Access to exclusive Attache merch., including patches, etc. 2. Having the Imperial Attache 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 Attache 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. For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Ambassador On behalf of the FISD, It is my pleasure to announce the following Trooper/Imperial Attache as recipient of the Imperial Attache Outstanding Achievement award/ribbon. This honor is given only to those in the I.A. program who go above and beyond the "call of duty" as members of this team, and exemplify the true nature of the FISD by helping others with their knowledge and welcoming spirit. These badges will be proudly displayed below their names. If this members is in your unit, please take a moment to congratulate him on this achievement. 1. Preston (Pretzel)- Garison Carirda- I cannot sum up this Trooper's work for the FISD work without mentioning the word"Dedication"! He is literally on the frontlines, handing out sage advice at every turn and welcoming new folks at a blistering pace! My bucket is off to you, and keep up the fantastic job! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Ambassador This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Taylor Goodson "Ruthar" TK 12110 EIB 760 Kenton "darthkenny" TK 61399 EIB 761 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Joshua Hitt "hittman" TK 11051 Centurion 351 Alberto Oscarelli "Albaz" TK 20055 Centurion 352 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! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Ambassador 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, we still have a long way to go! The amount of approved submissions is increasing (almost 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, 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 or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Ambassador Some FISD merchandise now available thanks to Mike (TK4510) for organising these. New Troopers Helping Troopers 3 inch decal, design by Glen (TK85421) Decals are $4.00 each, shipped anywhere worldwide Sale thread here Also FISD Blue EIB or Centurion Red 4 inch sticker with rocker and badge. Pricing $5.00 each, shipped anywhere worldwide Sales thread here With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications Newsletter For those of you who are not yet aware there has been some changes in the PRO department, I have been given the opportunity to take over the newsletter, for some time now I have been filling in gaps of the newsletter while Tim our XO has been kept busy with real life issues. I have a few ideas that I would like to implement as well as adding some sections that used to be included in the newsletter. We are always on the look out for content, ideas, funny photos or even your TK adventure story so feel free to contact either Danny or myself. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications Facebook Many of you may also have noticed our FISD facebook page popping up on your news feed once again, this is down to our new FB PRO editor Danny TK-55550 - Ripper_L who has volunteered to take over the running of the page. Danny has already incorporated some great ideas so keep an eye out for some new content, if you aren't already following the page you can find it here. The Facebook page is completely reactivated now. Within two weeks our post range increased from 62 to over 25.000. We have a weekly plan, that provides new content everyday, including old content from our forums that still might be useful or interesting and also up-to-date stuff about latest events. So please like and share our posts, spread the word of our PROs. There is much to explore and discover within these forums and a lot more to come. With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK55550 - "Ripper_L" PRO - Content Editor At Large Don't Forget We're on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor If you're on FB, stop by and say hi, ask questions, and share stories! Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st follow FISD on Twitter! Instagram: www.instagram.com/501stfisd With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department <End Transmission>
  6. 11 points
    Greetings, troopers of the FISD! I am posting this to let all our customers know that I am doing everything in my power to satisfy all orders. If you have any questions please feel free to email me me at tk4205@gmail.com My apologies that this run did not go as intended. If you have ordered a Phasma coin, please stand BY - they are shipping tomorrow, 4/9/18 Hopefully patches will arrive this week for processing as well. IF ANYONE IS EVER UNHAPPY WITH ANY ORDER , PLEASE RETURN IT FOR A FULL REFUND .
  7. 11 points
    In the interest of fairness, and what I personally feel should be common sense, I am going to add a point to this discussion for consideration of anyone who has, or will, purchase merchandise from any subgroup of the Legion. When the seller/MBO offers you the option of a full refund if you are not satisfied with it, there is an expectation that you are going to return that merchandise to the seller/MBO if you request a refund. Either you are satisfied with your purchase, in which case you keep it, or you are not satisfied with it, in which case you request a refund and return it. Additionally, the fact that merchandise that you purchased may later be given away as a prize is a possibility. You are not entitled to a refund because someone else somehow received the same item for free later. Please, as a Legion member, exercise some common sense and human decency if you are not satisfied with any merchandise purchase you make through the Legion. The sellers are your fellow Troopers in all but the most rare of circumstances, and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, just as you yourself expect to be treated.
  8. 11 points
    Hi all, What a day- my blaster AND armour all got cleared for service today. I’m officially a 501st Imperial Stormtrooper. :-) Although I might do some little bits down the line, I think my blaster is pretty much done for now. It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable project, and my huge thanks to out to the wonderful contributors to my thread, specifically Tino, Jesse, Chris and Brian. Of course, I appreciate everyone’s input along the way. Cheers guys. :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 11 points
    In From the DL From the New XO New CRL Challenge Coins Hall of Fame Obscure Trivia Just For Laughs In The Media Competitions Trooping Battlefront II & The Last Jedi Notable Troops Imperial Attaché Program Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD For us Americans, November is the month of Thanksgiving. I would like to give my thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make 2017 a phenomenal year for FISD. The staff in particular has been going full tilt. From the massive Celebration push that resulted in our largest merchandise runs ever, getting 4 brand new CRL’s 100% complete (and by the time you read this, the FOTK’s will have L2/L3 as well), dozens of dozens of new EI & Centurions, plus one of the more drama free years for the forums, increased Facebook coverage and even the newsletter that you are reading now. It’s all possible thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff. The attaches too have been very active in keeping the membership appraised of everything that is going on. We thank them for their service as well. Above and beyond all that, I’m thankful for the friendships that FISD and the Legion have created and forged, some going back a decade or more. I am very thankful to be part of a Legion of people united by their love of Star Wars to bring joy to so many people. That, and my armor. And my blaster. Because the only thing better than hanging out with friends, is hanging out with friends in white armor, right? What are you thankful for? Sound off and let share your thoughts. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader Greetings fellow Troopers Fist, I would like to thank Tim for his hard work and dedication as a Detatchement Leader and as an Detatchment XO. Secondly, I would like to thank Paul for the trust to be his XO. When I heard that Tim had to stepped down, Paul asked if we had any candidate in mind. I messaged Paul and raised my hand. Why? Because I love the FISD. I come here and I feel at home. I don’t want to do this for glory or to tell people: Hey, I’m the XO. I do it for the love of these costumes. A little about me. In the real world, I’m a production manager in aeronautical lifting equipment company. I joined the Legion in 2013. Currently, I have five 501st approved costume and one Rebel Legion costume. In 2015, Eric Brager has asked me to come on board as a Deputy Provost Marshall. This year, Paul had promoted me as a full Provost Marshall. At the same time, I became an LCOG, which do take some of my free time. Now, currently FISD XO. I’m always open and ready to talk. Feel free to message me. With Unquestioned Loyalty Eric Salottolo TK37427 “Tolo” FISD Executive Officer Rebels - R Sometimes it just takes one person on with the drive to get something to done. TK-11281, Eric Meyer, who is also the current DL of CTN, worked hard to get the details on his Rebel TK correct, and was instrumental not only in being the CRL model (quite the claim to fame), but also did a all the photoshopping of the parts and was the a key contributor to the CRL text. Talk about trailblazing! Without the diligence, persistence, and true grit, this costume would still be sitting in draft form. I would like to personally thank all of you who helped get this CRL across the finish line. Congratulations on becoming the first approved and CRL model Eric TK11281. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” FISD Detachment Leader Do You Know The Rules? Many of us collect challenge coins but do you know the rules of engagement? Don't get caught This past month has been filled with some absolutely phenomenal troop reports! If you haven’t done so already, I highly encourage everyone to check out the epic experiences had by all - Bricktober, The Last Jedi Trailer at Half-time, Run for the Cure, Micheal Giacchino's 50th Birthday, Libracon, Naha Parade, and so many more. This month, I would like to recognize a photo that speaks volumes. Honoring TK - 91488 Preston “All I can really say is that I feel privileged to be part of this organization.” With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda Department A new monthly item that lists a few unusual facts about the SW franchise. This month: "ANH Stormtroopers" The local actors hired to play Sandies in the ANH scene where they are investigating the escape pod were paid a whopping 8,500 Tunisian Dinars. (about $6.50). When you hear the "clunking" sound of blasters being cocked, it is actually the sound of a parking meter handle being turned. The sound of the E-11s was made by using a hammer to strike the "guy wire" of a radio antenna. Luke's line (as a TK) "I can't see a thing in this helmet" was not scripted. He said it to Harrison Ford when he thought the cameras had stopped rolling, and it was left in the film. (Welcome to OUR world, you whiny Rebel). In the opening scene, this is the only time in the Saga where a TK uses an Imperial Blaster in the "stun" mode. The Last Jedi Trailer II Members of the 501st Midwest, Great Lakes, Southern California and Wisconsin Garrison's as well as Disney actors walked out on to the field during halftime of the NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings in Chicago last month. Fireworks flashed while the Stormtroopers marched onto the field as the new trailer to Star Wars The Last Jedi played onscreen. At the request of Disney/LFL we can't show you their faces or tell you their names but well done all involved you know who you are. NYCC Star Wars Experience Star Wars: The Last Jedi is almost here, and Lucasfilm is going full blast with the marketing for the second movie in the sequel trilogy. The Star Wars booth at the NYCC has this amazing gimmick where they lockdown the booth full of visitors then they get raided by First Order Stormtroopers. Check it out: TIME TO VOTE!!!! The competition is now closed, but you will be able to choose the design you like best on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/43345-we-need-your-vote/ The winner will receive a free patch of their winning design and 501st car decal along with some other cool swag, but most importantly, bragging rights! It is still amazing how many talented members we have here, thank you to all of you who participated. Trooping Battlefront II & The Last Jedi For those that are unaware the 501st has been given approval by Disney/LFL to organise troops for both the premier of The Last Jedi and also the release of Battlefront II. There are a couple of rules, as always please make sure the host of the event does not advertise your appearance, BUT you are welcome to advertise on your own / garrison / squad's social media. Also for The Last Jedi you can only visit cinemas, no other retail locations. Official correspondence from Disney/LFL · November 17-19: Battlefront II Launch · December 14-21: The Last Jedi Theatrical Events Hi all, We wanted to send the club leads some advance notice of two events that will be open to costumed appearances by fans without prior approval from Disney or Lucasfilm – the Battlefront II launch, spanning the weekend of November 17-19 (give or take a day or two) and the release of The Last Jedi, during the week of December 14-21. For the Battlefront II launch, we’re asking that the appearances be limited to those retailers who are selling Battlefront II and that costumed appearances not be used in the advertising for the event. Costumed fans who wish to participate at special events surrounding the launch of The Last Jedi between December 14-21, 2017 may do so at accommodating theaters without seeking approval from Disney/Lucasfilm. Like the BFII launch, we are asking that costumed appearances not be used in the advertising for the event. We are leaving it to the individual fans and fan groups to independently organize around these events as they see fit, so if you or your group will require a special area for changing in/out of costume, etc., please reach out to the theater management/staff to make those arrangements. PLEASE NOTE that costumed appearances for The Last Jedi premieres are restricted to theatrical venues only and do not include general retailers, toy stores, restaurants, etc. We want to thank all our fans for their continued support of Star Wars and look forward to celebrating more exciting movie releases with you in the years to come! *NOTE* Always follow your garrison/squad's guidelines when in comes to organising Disney/LFL promotional troops. Want Your Troop to be Included? 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. October CIBC Run For The Cure More here By: Teresa, Soulart, TK41307 Star Wars Reads Day, Tampa, FL More here By: Mike, WhiteWalker, TK82666 Libricon 2017 Grande Prairie Alberta More here By: Teresa, Soulart, TK41307 Bricktober 2017 More Day 1 here Day 2 here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Boo at the Zoo More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Naha Parade 2017 More here By: Asa, SgtGarand The Last Jedi Ticket Launch Event More here By: Darren, JAFO, TK11412 New York Philharmonic Star Wars Concert Series More here By: Steve, starsaber25, TK10466 Micheal Giacchino's 50th Birthday, Royal Albert Hall London UK More here By: Kris, nocternus , TK33633 Telethon Kids Carnival 2017 More here: Day 1 Day2 By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 TK11463 & TK10909 Invade Fort Myers Comic Fest More here By: Mike msouza, TK11463 Samara's 7th Birthday More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Serve proudly, gentlemen, and and 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 Attache 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 Attache merch., including patches, etc. 2. Having the Imperial Attache 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 Attache 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. For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here OUR NEWEST ATTACHES On behalf of the Command Staff, I would like to take this opportunity to say WELCOME to the newest members of the Imperial Attache program! 1. Dave (TK 34288) Empire City Garrison (NY) 2. Dennis (TK 11612 Philippine Garrison 3. Shea (TK-50010) Starkiller Garrison (PA.) 4. Daniel (TK 99665) Nordic Garrison (Sweden) Serve proudly, gentlemen, and and Tim (Dark CMF) says: "Keep doing what it is that got you here"! For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR OCTOBER - NOVEMBER the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Dave Bland "blandd85" TK 41085 EIB 762 Chris Keeling "Severian" TK 71716 EIB 763 Jean-Baptiste Bussard "Delorean" TK 12996 EIB 764 Gary Cardenas "FencingCorvetteTrooper" TK 72313 EIB 765 Sha Sha Chu "shashachu" TK 19233 EIB 766 Simon Hansen "SimonBoba" TK 32700 EIB 767 Daniel Melin "jedha-trooper" TK 99665 EIB 768 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Jorge Alegre "trooperGonzo" TK 34727 Centurion 353 Taylor A. Goodson "Ruthar" TK 12110 Centurion 354 Daniel Melin "jedha-trooper" TK 99665 Centurion 355 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, we still have a long way to go! 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 (coming soon) 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 or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you! Racing Shirts Preston TK91488 has posted an interest thread for FISD racing shirts, it can be found here Also Some FISD merchandise now available thanks to Mike TK4510 for organising these. New Challenge Coin $10 US. Shipping and paypal fees included. $12 International. Shipping and paypal fees included. Sale thread here Also New Troopers Helping Troopers 3 inch decal, design by Glen TK85421 Decals are $4.00 each, shipped anywhere worldwide Sale thread here Also FISD Blue EIB or Centurion Red 4 inch sticker with rocker and badge. Pricing $5.00 each, shipped anywhere worldwide Sales thread here More FISD approved merchandise can be found here Newsletter Just wanted to thank everyone for all the kind words received about last month's newsletter, it was good to hear the newsletter was greatly received, we will endeavour to bring you some new content each month. We are always on the look out for content, ideas, funny photos or even your TK adventure story so feel free to contact either Danny or myself. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communication & With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK55550 - "Ripper_L" PRO - Content Editor At Large Don't Forget We're on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor If you're on FB, stop by and say hi, ask questions, and share stories! Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st follow FISD on Twitter! Instagram: www.instagram.com/501stfisd With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Communications On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department <End Transmission>
  10. 10 points
    I decided to work out a complete, comprehensive list for those about to start an OT TK armor build (ANH Stunt, Hero, etc,) to help get everything in place for when "Big Brown Box" day arrives! This list does not include soft parts, (neck seal, boots, etc), but focuses on the hardware and supplies for building the armor itself. I believe I have covered most items, but would appreciate additional suggestions/corrections to add, and will keep it updated as such. Yes, it looks a bit daunting, but some of the items you will already have, and the rest can be purchased at major home improvement stores, online, or borrowed from a TK friend! Plus, it gives you something to do while you "hurry up and wait" for your kit! This list is includes items used for the EIB and Centurion programs, (marked with double red asterisks)**. These items are not required for initial TK approval, but I encourage everyone to consider them as an option. Hope this helps, and best of luck on your build! ANOVOS builders: For those who have or will be ordering the ANOVOS kit, it comes with some of the items listed below for Centurion level. Please see their website or ask for details. PLEASE NOTE: Some kits come with all the hardware you will need to build to Centurion level, i.e. split rivets, ear screws, TD screws, etc., however, not all armorers supply the correct ones. If you are (hopefully) planning on aiming for level 3, please check with your armorer to see if they provide these. If not, I sell them at my cost (no markup). You can also reference the photos below to see if they are accurate. Details/links are located under my large avatar below. These supplies are based on using the snap method for connecting the armor. If you wish to use the "classic" strapping system I suggest using the ones shown at the bottom (photo 5). IMPORTANT UPDATE! To make life easier, Ray (Dieltski) made this into an awesome Google spreadsheet, which you can download to keep track and add notes! Just click here. Thanks, Ray! 1. E-6000 glue- Great for almost everything, and removable if necessary. Highly recommended. (Pick up some wooden tongue depressors as well, makes spreading it easier)! (Please see updated information on E-6000 below, after #50 before purchasing). 2. Binder or notebook- To keep notes on your research. 3. Dremel or rotary tool- A "must have". Be sure to get the sanding drum attachments. 4. Small plastic containers- Keeps everything organized. 5. Lexan scissors- Curved and straight, for cutting ABS. 6. Small clamps- For holding things in place while gluing. You can't have too many! 7. Line 24 snaps- For strapping. You will need at least 30, and do NOT "cheap-out" on these, but purchase quality ones. (Steer clear of Wal Mart "Dritz" snaps). Tandy is recommended. Tutorial located here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44617-snap-setting-101/ 8. Snap setting tools- Used for, well, setting snaps. 9. Hammer- For setting snaps. 10. Pliers/vise grips- 11. Screwdriver- Slotted head. 12. Rivets-** 5/16 (8mm). Round head bifurcated/split rivets with washers. You will need 9. (3 for the kidney, 3 for the ab, one for the cod piece, 2 for the thigh ammo pack). You will also need 3 speed (Chicago") rivets to attach your ABS belt to your canvas one. These are attached by hand and not to be confused with the aluminum ones listed below (#19). For examples of the correct split rivets, please see photo 1 below. Also, some like to use the screen accurate single cap rivets for the ammo thigh pack (Photo 2). 13. Elastic- 1 inch wide black for shoulder bells, etc. (4 ft.) 2 inch wide white for ab/back plate shoulder connection (1 ft.), 1 inch wide white for drop boxes, (1 ft.) 1/4 inch wide white** (1 ft.) for shoulder straps. 14. Nylon strapping- 1 inch wide black, at least 6 to 8 ft. long. 2 inch wide black (48 inches) for high tension areas if you are using the double snap method. (NP) 15. Exacto knife/extra blades- For cutting, trimming, cutting nylon strapping. 16. Heavy duty razor knife/extra blades- For cutting cover strips and scoring around pieces that will be removed. 17. Heavy duty scissors/tin snips- For (carefully) cutting large sections of ABS. 18. Metal ruler or straight edge- (At least 18 inches long). For use as a cutting guide, especially cover strips. 19. Rivet gun/aluminum open end blind rivets- For putting your helmet together. Available for about $10-$12.00, EASY to use! 20. Metric Ruler- 21. 2 x 2 or larger piece of carpet- Protects work surface, keeps dust down, and stops small parts from rolling away. 22. Rags/paper towels- And plenty of them. 23. Blue painter's tape- 1 inch and 2 inch widths. For keeping glued parts in place and dry-fitting your armor. 24. China marker/pencil- For marking cut lines. 25. Sandpaper- I highly recommend Sandblaster Pro Flexible silicone sanding sheets from 3M, 220 grit. You will never use anything else, I promise. They last forever! 26. Sanding block- The sponge type, 180 grit. 27. Band Aids- You will need these. Might as well keep them handy. 28. Rare earth magnets- (10 minimum) SUPER strong! I use the 20 mm x 3 mm round ones. Cover them in blue tape to prevent scratching your armor. You cannot have too many!!! Tutorial located here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44619-magnets-101/ 29. Butane Lighter- For sealing the ends of nylon strapping. (see # 44 below for a better option) 30. Large "half-round" file- For smoothing out edges before sanding. I used this a LOT! 31. Small "Needle file" set- Very inexpensive, comes in 6 different shapes, and is perfect for the teeth and eye openings on your helmet. 32. Foam padding- 1 inch thick. Great for helmet and armor padding. Available at craft or fabric stores. 33. Velcro- 2 inch wide black (various uses) and 1 inch wide white, for calf closures (about 36 inches). Go for the "Industrial Strength" kind.(NP) 34. PAINT: Gloss black: Humbrol # 21 or Testors # 1747 for vocoder, trap/ tear drop/ear bar outlines/stripe(s), ROTJ and ESB frown, TD screw heads. Gray: Humbrol # 5 or Testors # 1138 for trap/tear drop/ear bar background, ANH frown and ab-buttons. French Blue Humbrol # 14 or Testors # 2715 ForTube stripes/ab buttons. Mediterranean Blue Humbrol (Tube stripes alternative color) Testors: No exact match Gloss white for all rivet heads (excluding cod rivet). Mineral spirits for brush cleaning 35. Small paint brushes- Assorted sizes. Try to buy quality ones.. Cheap brushes, cheap looking results. I suggest picking up a "filbert" style brush (photo 5) as well, as it's rounded tip works great for painting ab plate buttons. 36. Wire or fiberglass mesh- (Window screen). For inside the "frown" of your helmet. A piece 3 x 8 inches will work fine, and you can trim it as needed. NOTE: If you need a piece of this, PM me and I will send you one no charge. 37. Safety Glasses- It never hurts to be too careful, especially when using a Dremel type tool. For your Thermal Detonator, (TD) clips: (Note: There are some GREAT pre-made ones you can buy on this site, and some kits include them, but you can use the following 5 items to make your own. 38. Aluminum strip- 1 inch wide 39. Screws- Size #6 round flat head slotted screws **, 1/2 inch long, You will need 4. Photo 3 below. Most kits come with the correct screws for the ears, but some don't. For level 3 they will need to be the type shown in photo 4 below. 40. Hacksaw- For cutting the aluminum strip. 41. Drill- Electric or battery operated, with various size bits. 42. Vise grip OPTIONAL ITEMS: 43. Heat sealing iron- For making return edges. Not normally needed, but there are some great tutorials on this here on FISD. Try it on a scrap first, though! 44. Soldering Iron- For making holes in nylon strapping and sealing the ends. Pretty inexpensive, and worth the cost! 45. Plasti-Dip- A black rubberized coating you can spray inside your helmet, (also available in a brush-on). Or, you can use spray paint. Just remember to sand and prime first! 46. Heat gun- Not normally needed. For shaping ABS. Use this CAREFULLY, and practice on scraps first until you get the hang of it. 47. CA (super) glue- Not recommended for first time builders, as it is PERMANENT, and you can't fix mistakes. Also, if it drips on your armor it is nearly impossible to remove. It can also become brittle over time, causing connections to fail. 48. Acetone- For use ONLY in making ABS paste for filling small gaps, (see tutorials). Do NOT put this directly on your armor, as it will melt it. 49. SUGRU- This is an easy way to attach the lenses in your helmet. Tutorial located here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44593-how-to-attach-lenses-using-sugru/ 50. Respirator- An informative post was made by Clint, (cm325i) concerning the effects of E-6000 glue on some individuals. Definitely worth a read: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/33347-e6000-warnings-read-them-and-wear-a-respirator/ 51. Cut resistant gloves- Especially helpful if you are prone to cutting yourself. Available online for about $12.00 E-6000 update: Please note that there are certain online sellers (including Europe) that are selling FAKE E-6000. The genuine product is clearly marked Made in the USA, and has a batch number on each tube. They do not sell to distributors in China or Hong Kong, so if you try to save a few bucks by ordering from a seller there, it is probably not the real stuff. If you have any doubts, you can contact the manufacturer at www.eclecticproducts.com, and they will let you know where to get it. The fake stuff is garbage. Photo 1 ( Ab/kidney/cod/thigh ammo pack rivets) Photo 2 (Screen accurate single cap rivets for ammo thigh pack) Photo 3 (Correct TD screws) Photo 4 (Correct ear screws) Please note V shaped head Photo 5 "Filbert" style artist's brush Photo 6 "Classic" (screen used) bracket strapping system. Available here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/20859-accurate-anh-stormtrooper-strapping-brackets-v-20-now-available/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NBKLOQ Photo courtesy of mrnostripes. Please note that I receive no compensation for listing these, it is done as a courtesy.
  11. 10 points
    At the encouragement of @ukswrath, here is a post I originally made a year and a half ago on the Anovos FB build group, which is handy for all makes of armor, not just Anovos. ABS Paste?!?! WTF is THAT? I've seen variations of this question over and over. So perhaps this will be helpful. ABS paste is homemade glue for your ABS plastic. It literally melts and reforms the plastic into a solid piece, so it's more like welding than gluing. But as the warning phrase "it literally melts..." foreshadows, you should be careful. Making couldn't be easier. Get a GLASS jar. Don't be that person who makes it in a plastic cup. You know... the one that puts plastic melting stuff into a plastic cup. You've met that guy. Don't be that guy. All you need is a jar, some ABS scrap, and some construction grade acetone. Nail polish remover is NOT strong enough, even though it has "some" acetone in it. Pick up a bottle at Home Depot or the like. (For people in other countries, like the UK, where Acetone is not readily available... you have my sympathies) For containers, I feel a glass baby food jar is ideal. It's just the perfect size (unless you doing something epic!), stupid cheap (if you don't already have one somewhere), and easy to work with. I'm going to assume baby food jar, so if you choose a 2 quart mason jar, scale as needed. In general, ABS paste is practically free, other than the price of a tiny bit of Acetone and maybe a buck for a jar of baby food, if you don't have a suitable container already, since your source material is scrap from your own build. (never toss that armor scrap!) A NOTE ABOUT FUMES: Pure Acetone is nasty stuff. You really don't want to be breathing Acetone fumes. A whiff here and there likely won't cause lasting harm, unless you have existing pulmonary issues, but still, do your best to avoid breathing a lot of the stuff. At a minimum, you can end up with a NASTY headache. At worse, you can actually cause damage to your lungs. Use your own level of protection that feels best for you... some want to wear a full respirator (with a volatile organic cartridge), others, like myself, are content to work outdoors and minimize breathing it. (Once the jar is capped, it should be fine to bring indoors.) FILL the jar with the tiniest scraps if ABS you can get. I literally used the curly-que and powdered scrap from under my belt sander, after all my rough cuts, in addition to cutting up a few pieces of scrap into 1/4" square pieces, with scissors. And now the magic. Add approx 1 teaspoon of Acetone (and remember, I'm assuming a baby-food size jar... scale accordingly if you're trying to go big and make enough for your entire squad to build with!). Cap the jar, wait 15-20 min (or more, no worries) and then check on it. Poke it with a stir stick. (You can literally use a stick. Although IMO, a wooden coffee stir stick (free at Starbucks!) is ideal, and Popsicle sticks have their proponents, too, as does the toothpick crew, for detail work.) If you literally do not have a stick, a strong piece of scrap you don't care about will do, just be careful where you set it afterwards. But poke at it. Get an idea where it's going. Then add about 1 tsp more Acetone. Re-cap it again, wait 15-20 min, then check again, and this time, stir it a little more seriously. Note the consistency. You'll probably want to add some more, perhaps 1 more tsp, perhaps less? You may be starting to get a feel for it by now. Let sit for a good 1/2 hr, then check and stir AGAIN. We're going slow. Slow is good. Watch some TV or read a book. You have better things to do than watch ABS melt in super slow motion. At this point, you SHOULD be close to ready to go. If not, I recommend letting it sit overnight before checking it again. (in fact, that's not a bad idea in general, but it's not strictly necessary) Only add more Acetone if you still really think it's too thick and clumpy in the morning, after stirring it some more. Repeat until you reach that magic mayonnaise moment. Correct consistency is *roughly* mayo-like. I'd say somewhere between Elmer's glue (a little too runny?) and Toothpaste (perhaps a little too thick). Too runny = bad. Remember the "melting plastic" part? You don't want that running down your armor. Too thick and you may get air pockets. Shoot for the Goldilocks zone. ) When you're ready, apply with a stick. Let it dry (duration depends on thickness... maybe 20 min, maybe overnight?) and sand it down. Repeat until pretty. Relatively small amounts (read: the small patches that ABS paste is generally best for) should be relatively safe to use indoors, just be aware of the fumes. Larger projects (or sensitive spouses... not that it smells too different from the nail salon, in my mind) are probably best to work on outdoors. The beauty of using the same plastic your armor is made from, to make paste, is you get a dead-on 100% perfect color match. No painting needed! (note: The level of polish/sheen will not be the same, but the color itself will be a match. ABS paste isn't really good for large area applications... and trying to do that will likely end up causing warping from too much acetone anyway) (2nd note: ABS paste is not as strong as the original plastic. It's not actually a glue, even if it looks like one. For connections needing a very strong join, use CA glue, as usual.) (pre-sanding... but note that color match to the Anovos armor!) The paste doesn't really go bad, but eventually it'll harden and you'll need to add more Acetone. Keep it capped, and it'll last longer, of course... you can dry it out quite fast if you leave the cap off for more than a few hours. Future batches you can probably go faster (read: add more acetone, sooner), but I recommend the slow approach when you're starting out, until you have a good feel for it. Good luck!
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    For anyone wondering what the various logos, bars, and titles to the left of posts is all about, this is the thread for you! User Ranks Found above the avatar, rank is determined either by post count or other criteria: Private: 0-24 posts Corporal: 25-49 posts Sergeant: 50-99 posts Lieutenant: 100-149 posts Captain: 150-199 posts Major: 250-499 posts Colonel: 500-999 posts Commander: 1000-1499 posts General: 1500-1999 posts Field Marshall: 2000-2999 posts Grand Moff: 3000+ posts Expert Infantry: Users who have received an EIB Award Centurion: Users who have been granted Centurion Status There are also special ranks given to Command Staff and Extended Staff, such as Detachment Leader, Deployment Officer, Combat Photographer, Hall of Fame Curator, etc. Achievement and Service Awards The FISD Achievement Award is granted for exemplary service to, or outstanding achievement for, FISD. Tradition holds that persons currently serving on staff cannot be granted Achievement Medals (or else it can become too self-serving). Thus, if you see a staff member with an Achievement Medal, they've all earned them prior to joining staff. To date only two people have ever earned a second medal, and no one has ever earned a third. Award Levels FISD Achievement Award (1st Award) FISD Achievement Award (2nd Award) ... FISD Achievement Award (6th Award) (and so on) The FISD Service Award is granted to recognize the contributions of Command Staff for their commitment to keeping the detachment running. Each award represents a full year of service. Additional awards are denoted by a star (1 Gold Star = 5 Silver Stars, 1 Silver Star = 5 Bronze Stars, etc.). A frame denotes fifteen years of service, with additional stars for further years. Award Levels FISD Service Award (1st Award) FISD Service Award (2nd Award) ... FISD Service Award (9th Award) FISD Service Award (10th Award) ... FISD Service Award (16th Award) (and so on) 3D Contributor Award This program, as with others, is an optional Detachment-only award incentive. It recognizes members who have gone above and beyond in contributing to our 3D forum section. The Silver award can be earned numerous times over the years. The Gold award is given to those that have contributed at such an astounding level that it is deemed appropriate. All awards are given at the discretion of Command Staff. Award Levels Silver 3D Contributor Award Gold 3D Contributor Award For more information please refer to this thread. Attaché Outstanding Achievement Award This award is bestowed to those who consistently exemplify the meaning of an Imperial Attaché and have gone above-and-beyond in helping their fellow troopers for at least one full year: For more information and a list of recipients please refer to this thread. FISD Master Armorer The FISD Master Armorer program is an optional, detachment only incentive award to recognize individuals who have directly helped another 501st stormtrooper to achieve Expert Infantry status. Some people spend countless hours helping others, and want to reward their results as well as incentivizing new people to help as well. Award Levels FISD Armorer (5+ "wins") FISD Senior Armorer (15+ "wins") FISD Master Armorer (25+ "wins") Centurion Badge These are awarded to those who have reached the highest levels of costume approval for FISD. These are awarded only once, to the person, regardless of costumes: Expert Infantry Badge (EIB) These are awarded per costume, thus a person can have more than one EIB award. Stars (like the awards above) indicate multiple awards, and appear above the EI badge (1 Blue Star = 5 Gold Stars, 1 Gold Star = 5 Silver Stars). Award Levels Expert Infantry Badge (1st Award) Expert Infantry Badge (2nd Award) Expert Infantry Badge (3rd Award) ... Expert Infantry Badge (6th Award) ... Expert Infantry Badge (12th Award) (and so on) For more information on the Expert Infantry and Centurion programs, please refer to this thread. EIB and Centurion requirements can be found in the corresponding costume CRLs (as Level 2 and 3), additional information on how to apply is available here for EIB and here for Centurion.
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    Hi everyone, It’s been many years in the making, but I finally own a life size Imperial Stormtrooper!! I’ll keep my story brief, so, in short, my brother and I always gravitated towards the Stormtroopers when playing with our Star Wars toys as children. Around the early 2000s, I spent time looking online for Stormtrooper armour, however the choices were slim at that time. Then, when I stumbled across starwarshelmets.com, I spotted a sign behind a picture of two TKs for “SDS”. Reading further, Shepperton Design Studios was (at that stage) then regarded as holy grail of TK lids - so I bought one in 2005: ANH stunt number 330. My dream of a full suit of armour then remained dormant for many years - 12 to be exact. My SDS lid had become yellow after all those years - my decision to renovate (full respray) lead me to whitearmor.net and, as they say, the rest is history. So, I’m now a cleared Imperial Stormtrooper with the UKG/501st and hoping to achieve EIB and Centurion status with my RWA armour and modified DoopyDoos E-11. Thanks to the excellent community on here, the UKG and the RWA group, I’ve had a wonderful experience armour and blaster building and thoroughly look forward to making my trooping debut for worthy causes. Best wishes, Dan It’s a pleasure to join you all. :-) Best wishes, Dan :-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    From the DL From the XO Notable Troops Advanced Tactics Awards, Imperial Attache Outstanding Achievement Award & Master Armorer Award Follow FISD Greetings Troopers! Just when you thought that the staff was going on holiday for the summer, think again! The FISD staff continue to keep the ball rolling with a slew of new items and updates for you, our most favorite Stormtrooper. Yes, the dark side has cookies, but we have CRL updates, forum updates, program updates, new merch and more. So take a break with your favorite smoothie and let's see what we have in store for you. Packs are on our minds, lots of packs. - The Spack Pack is now part of the ANH Hero CRL, so regardless of which ANH costume you do, you can rock a pack. - The Shock Trooper can now wear a pack as an accessory. Pictures are on their way, but the text has been approved and you are ready to go. Rogue One The Rogue One TK CRL first draft is complete and off to the LMO for review. Pictures are in progress and it should be ready for approval in July. Oh, and did you want dirt with that? Maybe a nice DLT-19? Yes to both! Keep your eyes peeled, it's going live sooner than you think. Rogue One Sandies to MEPD There has been a lot of chatter regarding if the Rogue One sandtroopers, also known as Jedha or Kyber troopers, the ones with the fabric packs, should stay on FISD. However after much discussion, the decision was that MEPD had a strong desire to create a welcoming experience and support of this costume, and so anyone interested in going full Kyber with their Rogue One trooper should log in to MEPD and see how to take their dirtyness to the next level. I think this is a natural fit both for the costume and for our members, and am highly confident that MEPD will do it justice. Forum Upgrades After many years of being a stick in the mud, our current forum software is no longer supported and we are upgrading. This meant a few days downtime for us, but the end result has been worth it. The UI now looks a lot like MEPD & SpecOps which will make being a dual member much easier, and there are a lot of new, convenient features such as being able to drag and drop photos in to a post. Nice, eh? And yes, there is even more goodness in the pipes. New Shirts, ID Badges, and more! The Evolution of a Trooper shirt is back and on sale after many years absence - you'll want one for sure! Also, we have changed vendors for the Celebration shirts so if you missed out you can now get one on demand. FISD ID badges are also on sale (they are super cool!) and after many iterations, a commemorative First Order version of our logo patch. So, check out the latest shirts on offer and be on the lookout for the next coinage & patch runs. Sounds good, so what's next? The First Order CRL is being updated and will soon have paths for Expert Infantry and Centurion levels. This is also true of Captain Phasma who is quite popular in the ranks. Also, the HWT CRLs will be broken out to include newer variants. Both should be done in July. And in case you missed it... - FISD Hockey Jerseys are still on sale. EDIT: Run ended prior to forum upgrades delayed publication of the Newsletter. - We launched the Master Armorer program. Ever help someone go EI? You can get a "win" for it and start racking up points. Think the EI badge is nifty? Check out what we have for builders. Summer is always a big parade season so I'll leave you with a final reminder to DRINK WATER. No one wants to win the dehydrated trooper award. Have a great month! With unquestioned loyalty, Paul TK-8020 "Daetrin" FISD Founder | DL If it seems like we just did this, that's because it wasn't all that long ago that we did this... Even though it was indeed not that long ago, it is always a good time to sit down and read even more stuff about Stormtroopers and what our peers in shiny white armor (and the various other types of TK costumes) are doing across the globe, wouldn't you agree? As always, we have a lot of activity happening and some great events and achievements to highlight. The Staff have been busy with a great many things in the background, and there is never a shortage of EIB and Centurion applications or awards to acknowledge. So as the Summer Season Heats up.. Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know your fellow members. Attend barbecues or get-togethers. Most of our world is entering the nice weather that allows for those things, so don't let an opportunity to get to know someone a little bit better pass you by. Also, be sure that you continue to do all of the things that lead to success when trooping - hydrate, maintain your armor, host or attend armor parties and pass along all that you have learned here. Take a new recruit under your wing and lead them to the FISD - and maybe even further to the rolls of Advanced Tactics Award recipients if you are already one yourself. If you're not, no worries, it isn't that difficult to become one. Take up the battle cry and become a part of the March to 1000! You're a TK, you're inherently awesome. Show the world what you can do, and make memories for them that they'll never forget! Be that Stormtrooper that they saw when they were young, the one that changed their lives forever. We Also Need to Acknowledge the Web Team Perhaps you've noticed that things look a little bit different around the Detachment these days. Well, we were due for a forum upgrade, and the supreme web-knowledge guys (the uber-nerd overlords) dug in deep and did their thing. Looks pretty snazzy now - at least I think it does. This is just another of the continuing efforts being pursued by the Staff to improve the Detachment and the experience for you, the members. Obviously, the timing was a bit rough, as this Newsletter should have been published at the height of the upgrades. A little bit of time lost is well worth the results though. One thing that many will be happy about, I'm sure? Well, see for yourself. Be sure to try out the Search feature at the top of the page. Of course, there are growing pains associated with change. The biggest issue that we are seeing at the moment is purely coincidental, and that is the decision by our formerly favorite photo-hosting site (Photobucket) to charge for third-party hosting. As a result, sadly, most of the photos in build threads, and posts from the past are missing in action. Hopefully members will get those threads repaired, but that will be a lot of work for everyone to tackle so we will see what happens. In the meantime, get comfortable with the new setup, and if you find any bugs/glitches/problems - or if you have any good suggestions for improvement, please share them with the Staff. We will be doing the same! You Know What I Think is One of the Best Things About Being a TK? I say it and post it all the time in Star Garrison, and I'm sure that the non-TKs are really tired of it, but that's alright, they hate us cause they ain't us. Anyway, what I say (to pretty much every single new recruit to the Garrison) is this: When it comes to events and costumes, there are never enough TKs, and there are never too many TKs! Being a Stormtrooper doesn't make you cool, but if you are cool, you're probably already a Stormtrooper! Have Fun and Be Safe Out There, Troopers - Take Lots of Pictures and Share Them Here, Too! With Unquestioned Loyalty, Tim Waychoff TK-51878 "Dark CMF" FISD Executive Officer Want Your Troop to be Include? Post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here http://www.whitearmo...ning-exercises/. Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too. RSPCA Million Paws Walk 21st May 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...-21st-may-2017/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Walk A Mile In Her Shoes More here: http://www.whitearmo...s-solo-journey/ By: Teresa, Soulart, TK41307 May the Fourth Rycroft School More here: http://www.whitearmo...der-candidates/ By: Teresa, Soulart, TK41307 Wedding Reception 13th May 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...-13th-may-2017/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Chemmart Pinjarra Star Wars Day 6th May 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...y-6th-may-2017/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Starlight Week Zing 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...week-zing-2017/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Starlight Week Eb Games 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...ight-week-2017/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 May 4th Perth Observatroy 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...th-observatory/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 May 4th Princess Margaret Hospital 2017 More here: http://www.whitearmo...rgret-hospital/ By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 HBF Run for a Reason 2017: Imperial Attache Outstanding Achievement Award In order to recognize those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty as members of this program, the FISD would like to announce a new accolade: The Attache Outstanding Achievement Award ribbon. This distinction will go to those who are not only consistently assisting present Troopers, but helping future Troopers on their white armor journey as well. This includes greeting first-time posters, offering advice and guidance, assisting with EIB and Centurion levels and staying active on the FISD and/or their local boards. Recipients are considered on the basis of a combination of those contributions and been an Attache for at least one full year. For those of you not familiar with the program, the Imperial Attaches are the ones that are on the "front-lines", using their knowledge and experience by helping out in various areas and contributing to the betterment of the FISD and 501st Legion. If you are interested in joining the program or would like more information, I have provided a link below. Below are the Troopers who will be receiving the award : 1. Randy (magni) NEG Attache- Is always in the forefront of providing great information, greeting new folks and assisting future and approved TKs with advice and guidance. 2. Allan (allan1313) ECG Attache- Also a mainstay here and one of our best I.A.s by far, he exemplifies the "Troopers helping Troopers" motto. 3. Tony (ukswrath) GGG Attache- In addition to serving as one of our D.O.s and helping folks on a daily basis, Tony's build threads have been viewed over half a million times! With over 8,000 posts to his credit, his contributions to the FISD are legendary. 4. Andrew (Sly11) Redback Garrison Attache- The "Wonder from Down Under" is also one of our D.O.s, and his knowledge of armor is simply amazing. His white armor wisdom and sage advice have helped countless Troopers become members of the 501st and FISD as well as join the ranks of EIB and Centurion. Please join me in congratulating them, and may you continue to serve the FISD, the 501st Legion and the Empire proudly! Attache Program information: http://www.whitearmo...ttaché-program/ With Unquestioned Loyalty, Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Amabassador This month the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Will Humphies "willatfisd" TK 10064 EIB 727 Logan Lange "Logann_Blueline" TK 50911 EIB 728 Telmo Aparicio "Thrawn78" TK 50678 EIB 729 Joshua Hitt "hittman" TK 11051 EIB 730 John Cambra "johnbc21872" EIB 731 We are aiming to hit the 1000 mark for EIBs this year, and thanks to you we are getting close fast! Centurion Award: Brian Vetter "vettereddie" TK 75053 (Centurion 334) Stephen Bauchan "GoofySGB" TK 17081 (Centurion 336) Roy Owen "rjowenuk" TK 91055 (Centurion 337) Will Humphries "willatfisd" (Centurion 338) Great job on reaching Centurion! If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them! With Unquestioned Loyalty, Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjoseph63" FISD Amabassador Don't Forget We're on Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor If you're on FB, stop by and say hi, ask questions, and share stories! Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st follow FISD on Twitter! Instagram: www.instagram.com/501stfisd With Unquestioned Loyalty, Tim Waychoff TK-51878 "Dark CMF" FISD Executive Officer On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department, <End Transmission>
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    Greetings Stormtroopers! Our incredible webmaster Eric Brager (Darth Aloha) has completed the long, long overdue update of our forum to the latest version. One of the cool new features is being able to drag and drop photos directly in to posts. The boards are now modern and on par with our sister detachments of MEPD & SpecOps (and even IOC). Over the next several weeks we'll be doing some small UI tweaks here and there, however if you do see anything out of line, do create a post in the tech center and we'll start taking a look. Note, some pages like the EIB/Centurion list will need to be re-created, but should be easier now. So there are a few things that we know we need to do. Thanks for your patience, now let's get the party started!
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    And with that - goal achieved! Thanks everyone - this is a huge relief for me and the web team.
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    Here is a video demonstration of the E11. If you want different pics of videos just let me know. I want to thank everyone on FISD for their ideas and inspiration. Thanks
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    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, you can find the following: TK Pre-Approval Forum Area: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/193-request-tk-pre-approval/ TK Pre-Approval Overview: TK Pre-Approval Requests: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/193-request-tk-pre-approval/
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    At the end of the day, it is a simple matter of what do you want to achieve with your costume? If your goal is to join the 501st as a Stormtrooper variant, you must make the decision as to which one you want to replicate, and follow that particular CRL. If however, you choose to build a screen accurate (and for the record, Legion TKs aren’t really screen accurate, as mentioned above, too many variables) Stormtrooper for your own personal enjoyment whether that is for display purposes, or for a Halloween costume, or whatever you choose to do with it, then pick one on screen, and knock yourself out. People here will support you and help you as best as they can, but in order to do so you have to say up front what it is that you are doing, so that they know what type of help and which references they should use to offer their help. You will find no shortage of experts here. There are experts in screen built/used costumes who will definitely chime in should you say that you’re building one for a replica for display purposes. They’ll be able to tell you exactly which type of snaps were used in various connections even. Far more numerous are experts in the costume requirements for joining the 501st Legion, who will be happy to assist you in either endeavor with a positive attitude and support. Please recognize the difference in who is making Which comments, and apply their advice as it suits your needs. There is no need for bullying, bashing, or putting down of either group, as each has gleaned their individual expertise by their own merits, and each can offer you advice that is tailored to helping you achieve your goals. Regardless of your intended purpose, I wish you the best of luck with your build!
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    Jim Tripon TK-82480 (aka jimmiroquai) has made substantial contributions to the Legion and FISD in particular by bringing to life the Rogue One Stormtrooper and The Last Jedi costumes as well. His creativity, energy, and dedication to stormtrooper costuming has earned him special recognition in service to the Legion community. In recognition, I am please to award Jim the FISD Achievement Medal. Well earned, and we as a costuming club are thankful to you and all you continue to do. With unquestioned loyalty, TK-8020 "Daetrin" FISD Founder | DL
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    trigger frame assembly phototype help from my little 3d printing friend
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    My casted zinc hengstler samples got here today.... amazing detail
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