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  1. 20 points
    As many of you know, the 501st elections have come to a close. The FISD membership has spoken. Congratulations to our 2019 FISD Detachment Leader Sarah (Alay)!
  2. 15 points
    I had this idea today. Kind of fun. Hope y'all enjoy!
  3. 15 points
    It gives me great pleasure to announce the promotion of ShaSha from the attache ranks to the position of Deputy Deployment Officer. Shasha brings with her experience in assisting our vertically challenged troopers in armour modification and assembly plus a keen eye for attention to detail. Congratulations Shasha, we have every confidence you will do a fantastic job.
  4. 14 points
    DATE: May 20th 2019 TIME: 6:00PM LOCATION: Queensland Museum, Brisbane Australia. It's not often we get a call up from Lucas Film and Disney for official representation, but when we do, the Redback garrison is always ready for action. This was my second official LFL Disney Troop. The brief, 4 Stormtroopers required, for Disney organized video presentation and cocktail function to launch Galaxy's Edge to the local Travel agencies. What's a Disney event without Stormtrooper right!! Load the creature into the cargo hold
  5. 14 points
    HI everyone, An old friend from University saw my suit pics and shared a great story about the 501st from Toronto Fan Expo: The last time I went to Fan Expo, I got into the north building with my hubby to see who we could see, celebrity-wise. Unfortunately, I was on a mobility scooter and the traffic in that building was parking-lot-o-sardines. I got to a certain point and then just could not move. Because of the size of the scooter, it wasn't like I could squeeze through the crowd to get out. Skip forward to me on a mobility scooter in the middle of what seemed like a million people with no apparent way out, in the middle of a full-blown anxiety/panic attack. Tears. Hypervenitillation. Starting to shut down. It was horrid. A Stormtrooper from the 501st asked my hubby if I was okay. He explained my claustrophobia and panic disorder, and the fact that we couldn't even move to escape. The Stormtrooper said to hang on, that he'd be right back. Next thing I know, there's a commotion down the laneway and I'm hearing Stormtrooper voices hollering, "Make way! Move along! Empire business! Stand aside!" They cleared the pathway like the parting of the red bloody sea. Next thing I knew, my hubby and I were being motioned to move down the newly cleared pathway, with 'Troopers on either side of the walkway, holding the crowd back just enough so the scooter could pass. I thanked them as much as I could through my panic... my hubby did more thanking than I did because I was just trying to breathe. I found it truly touching that these folks stepped up and helped a person in distress, when they were just there to get their geek on.
  6. 13 points
    Greetings from RT-MOD!For the past year and a half, I have been collaborating with Pandatrooper (of Panda Props and Costumes) on the fabrication of RT-MOD armor. Not only has he helped produce armor in his own shop and delivered to my high standards, but he has has helped upgrade many of the molds and bucks to create a more accurate version of the RT-MOD armor. Many elements within the costume have been updated for more accuracy or have been improved in terms of quality, comfort or wearability. Everything is still being fan-made from scratch based on photo references, and scaled up slightly to match the proportions of the current RT-MOD armor.But the time has come for me to officially pass the torch. Going forward, Pandatrooper will be the main contact and fabricator for RT-MOD armor. There will be a new contact email and updates on the latest version of the armor and helmet will be posted soon. As well, there will be some cool upgrades we think you will like! I would like to say I could not have asked for a better, more dedicated individual and have full confidence in Pandatrooper and his skills in carrying the RT-MOD torch. I believe he has a unique skill and dedication that will show in maintaining a high level of quality, care, attention to detail and craftsmanship. Please give him some time for the transition, as well as restocking supplies and also allow him to catch up on some back orders.Keep in mind that RT-MOD has and will be made for fans and hobbyists as time allows. We all have lives and need to take care of that first.From simple beginnings in 2002 to here now in 2019 it has been my pleasure to be able to outfit the bigger trooper candidates with high quality, accurate gear and have enjoyed the fandom and camaraderie of those who partake in the hobby. I want to thank everyone in this community for their support over the years. RT-MOD would not be around without you!
  7. 13 points
    It's my hope that this post will reach other Vets that are out there wondering about Joining the 501st and have PTSD / Anxiety issues. I had my 1st troop the other day. My wife came to be my spotter and get suited up. I'm not gonna lie, excitement and anxiety was kicking my @$$. We got suited up and headed to where we were doing the photo shoot. Mind you I was not expecting the amount of people that were going to show up there or be in the Venue after we came in. (Roughly 500 per 30 min if I remember correctly) we were in there for about 2 and 1/2 Hours taking photos of the 20 of us in Armor against the Icy back drops of the park we were in. Not to mention the 100's of others that we took with people. I will say that it's the largest crowd that I have been in the past decade, with ZERO Heighten alertness going off and almost no Anxiety (Except for falling and busting my 4th point of contact on the ice.) There is something about the anonymity that you get looking through green lenses and your head in the bucket. I cannot tell you how rewarding of an experience this was for me. To be able to get out in public and not feel that crushing anxiety and have your body go in to overdrive. If you are a Vet and are wondering about getting a shiny white white suit, 2 words DO IT!!!!!
  8. 13 points
    Submission has been sent! Some minor dressing issues but overall I´m happy with how it turned out
  9. 11 points
    Okay Troopers (and future Troopers), If you have kept up on recent events here, you are aware that the updated changes in the CRLs for ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and ROTJ will take effect on June 1st. We understand that many of you may have started your build before that date, and in order to avoid confusion and possibly causing you to have to make changes, we are allowing those in that scenario to adhere to the existing CRL guidelines. There are some conditions, though: 1. You must have started (and documented) your build here on the FISD prior to June 1st. 2. You will have until September 1st (approximately 90 days) of this year to submit for Expert Infantry and then Centurion if you opt to go for higher levels with that particular set of armor. 3. We took into consideration that an average set of armor takes approximately 3 months (or less) to build and that "life happens", but if you find that it will be taking longer than the 90 days, you will be required to contact the D.O. staff if you are aiming for EI or Centurion and explain your situation. After that date, you will be required to follow the requirements as per the updated CRL. If you have already started your build and would like to include the new updates, you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to do so. If you have met the above guidelines and would like to use the existing CRL, we suggest that you print a copy before June 1st, as these will not be available to view on the 501st site after that.
  10. 10 points
    Good grief!!!!! I haven’t logged on and reported since forever!!!! You know... I truly think of it all the time, just never seem to write it down. I keep saying I’ll get better... hahahahaha I’m just the worst! So!!!! Here goes! All the reasons why I joined this Legion of “Bad Guys Doing Good” are right here in these photos. I’ve posted about this youngling before. We met Declan for his 6th birthday Sept 2016. I was 1 of 4 TK’s able to attend this day in hospital. We knew his odds and they weren’t good. Declan had a rare adult form of Leukaemia needing a stem cell transplant, of which a proper match could not be found. Even with a donor, his odds were horrifying. We became his troopers. His support. His Garrison. He believes we are real. All of us. Many times during his treatments, he was close to giving up. Sometimes he couldn’t eat. Couldn’t speak. Was done. I could see it in his eyes. Often, the only thing that could get him to respond was the messages. Pictures. Letters. I’ve wrote about this before. We created a FB page for Declan a while back, and so many of you all over this Galaxy, wrote him. Sent him encouragement. Shared yourself with him. Sent gifts. Went out of your way to cheer his day. Some of you from Florida shared time with him. You cannot know what this has meant to him. To his family. To so many of us. As some of you know, our Garrison created him his own set of armor, graciously donated and gifted to him from Walt’s Trooper Factory, of which we presented to him just before he left for his transplants. Making him an honorary member in our Garrison as TK-11. Going by the name of Yoshucksrooper. He was not able to wear it until recently. Upon a visit a couple months ago, I discovered that he couldn’t fit it. And he so desperately wished to wear it. Unbeknownst to members at an Armor Party today, Declan was invited to join us and Garrison members worked together in his armor to be certain he could troop. Though He still has many obstacles to overcome, and is still fighting for his life, his spirit is amazing to witness. Out of all that happened today, Declan remembered that we had tucked a special coin in his drop box. He dug it out, and wanted to have his first coin challenge. A couple of us had instructed him on what he needed to do, and he approached our CO / TK-12175 and slapped his coin down on the table. Of course coins came out of all corners of the room, and not only did this youngling wear his armor with pride, but he felt part of the new family he had been desperately wishing he could join. Complete with a coin challenge!!!! It was a celebration of many things this evening. Friends. Family. Love. Legion. Beauty. Struggles we overcome. A celebration of Life. A young life. In his eyes and smile, standing there in that little white set of armor, in that room, was all the reasons why I joined this Legion. A very clear reminder of the things that matter most. I love my Garrison Family. They really are incredible humans. I’m grateful to the Legion, this Detachment, and my ability to be a member of the 501st. Without them, I’d never have met these people, built and worn my white TK, nor met this little boy. I just wanted to share that with you. With pride and a happy heart, TK-41307/SoulArt/GeekyPink Badlands Garrison Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 10 points
    A very good friend of mine passed away almost 2 years ago. His name was Ward Godwin and was working to become a part of Talon Clan for the mando mercs. I didn’t know a lot about this group at the time but he had been spending a great deal of time with these guys and I felt like they deserved to hear the news. They thanked me for letting them know and that was that. Until 4 of them showed up to stand at attention at his casket during his funeral. That’s what made me wonder exactly what it was that they did and what they stood for. After speaking with a couple of the members, I found out about their charitable contributions and all of the amazing things that they did. They informed me that they were a part of several groups that they were involved with, the 501st being the largest and that they sometimes overlap. The costuming seemed a little restricted to me in the mercs ( for obvious reasons) but I did like how the stormtroopers looked. Two weeks after Wards funeral, I ordered a TK suit. Knowing that they sometimes take a while, I waited. And waited. And waited. To the point to where I completely forgot about the suit. And then this time of year rolled around to where ward was on my mind. A month ago ago I called the supplier to see what was up with no real success, and after some back and forth I got a refund. I am now currently waiting on another suit from WTF and am extremely excited to be a part of this amazing community that my friend was a part of. Because of him I wouldn’t have known what it is that this group does. And I will always be grateful for that. So this is Derek saying hello and thank you guys for being an inspiration in so many ways.
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  13. 10 points
    Having a blast rocking the FOTK at First Lego Legaue tournament in Borlänge Sweden Lunch break now so decided to share, back at it in an hour
  14. 10 points
    tons of e11 tubes..............
  15. 9 points
    Wow - a great month for Field Exercises!!! Many continued thanks to all for all the contributions you Troopers provide. Let’s cut to the chase and get to this month’s inductee!!! This Trooper I met when first coming on board the FISD. He is always friendly, selfless, and has extreme patience for volumes of questions that come his way (including my own when it came time to move up the ranks to Centurion). From Attaché to Deployment Officer to XO, and now please join me in welcoming TK - 11469 Andrew to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!!! Well done mate!!! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/47256-galaxys-edge-disney-promo-troop/
  16. 9 points
    How could we forget the “airline dinner tray TK” from Solo?
  17. 9 points
    Hello, Troopers! I have been itching to post this special mission report to share with you all, we just received our wedding photos, and would love to share some of our favorites with my fellow TK brothers and sisters. The BEST DAY OF MY LIFE! Pretzel's Wedding Day October 20, 2018 We, of course, needed to celebrate our day with local Stormtroopers to be our Honor Guard. The escorted us in, and it was as EPIC as I thought it would be. It is pretty awesome to have stormtroopers at the wedding, and these group of fine Troopers KILLED IT! In attendance as our Honor Guard: TK-80386 Matt Stoner TK-14791 Bill Blake TK-12060 Joe Fencl TK-12007 Jeremy Smith TK-92014 Josh Kinney TK-97670 Colin Durborow Please Enjoy our Photos highlighting the honor guard. Merry Christmas from The Christman's OUR WEDDING VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzHI61pZEIE&feature=share
  18. 9 points
    After being asked a gazillion times about how I built my magnetic shin closures, I've finally compiled everything from my TK build and put it all in one post! Let me begin by stating that I followed the tutorial here for the most part when building these magnetic shins. However, I deviated from it in order to make the closures super strong by using a magnet-to-magnet closure rather than the magnet-to-steel method outlined in the tutorial. I have worn the magnetic shins I made for my RS Props TK out on over a dozen troops, and I have never had them come apart on me. I've only had to reglue magnets twice on these shins over a two-year period: a single magnet came off after being handled a lot (opened and closed dozens and dozens of times at an armor party by those who were trying to figure out how they work), and regluing a single magnet after trooping underwater for a few hours (well, not exactly underwater, but it was a parade where it rained for HOURS and I had to walk in the rain the entire time- for hours I tell you! My boots took days to dry out!). The small amount of maintenance I've had to do on these over 2 years of trooping is quite minimal. Once you get this mod on your kit, I swear you'll never go back to anything less than a magnetic closure on your shins. STEP 1: There are many steps necessary to build magnetic shins, so I begin with making a critical component for them: ABS buttons. The buttons are necessary to hold one half of the magnet assembly in place on the inside of the shin. I'm using 12mm x 3mm n50 magnets. You'll need a total of 20 magnets for the shins (10 on each shin). I strongly suggest buying more than 20, though. I've found that they can easily break, and you'll want backups on hand! You can find them in bulk- and cheap!- on eBay. First, I begin by making a template with a hole in it that is slightly larger than the magnets I will be using. I trace the magnet on a sheet of ABS. Here's what it looks like when done. Yeah, I know my hole isn't perfectly round. It's not terribly important for it to be perfect. I used two magnets to make each button. One on top to help me see where my hole template needed to go, and one underneath to form the button shape. Heat up one section of the ABS sheet using a heat gun on LOW until it gets slightly warpy. You can even leave the magnets attached to the ABS while you heat it up. Once the plastic is soft, quickly press it onto a flat surface, pressing the hole template around the exposed magnet. This is what it looks like on the top and underneath when you're done. And here's how it looks from the side so you can see how the magnets attach to the plastic. See how the bottom magnet sits flush in the new ABS button? I spent about forty minutes repeating the process until I ended up with 10 buttons. I will cut down and shape the buttons to fit each shin later. There will be five buttons installed on each shin. Still lots of work to do, but it's a pretty good start! STEP 2: Another step necessary for how I make my magnetic shin closures is to make sure that the backs of the shins meet up as perfectly as possible. This is to avoid any unnecessary strain on the magnets. This was acheived by some gentle shaping via a hot water bath. Before putting the shins in the water, since I don't have any cover strips installed on the outsides, I reinforce the closure with blue tape. The e6000 gets really soft when subjected to boiling water, and I don't want to weaken the join in the front. Blue tape holds up nicely for this application! Here's a before and after of my shins so you can see how the backs line up a bit better. I will be doing some further fine tuning on the lengths at the bottom later as I move along in my fitting. STEP 3: This stage involves making and securing the "holes" part of the closures for the magnets. I begin by cutting out two 3/4" x 12" strips of ABS. You should have this when you're done. Next make a lengthwise mark in the center of each strip to help keep your holes lined up in the middle. Then mark 3/4" in from each end. That will be the center point for the magnets on the end. I like using magnets with holes in the middle for this, so I can easily find the 'crosshairs'. Trace the magnet. I like to use extra magnets underneath to help keep it secure while I trace. Next, find and mark the center of the strip. It should be at the 6" point. From there, measure 2 5/8" from the center mark on either side. Mark and trace your magnets. When you're done, your plastic strips should look something like this: Next, I used my drill press and a step bit to drill out the holes. It went really quickly! When you're done, you should have two strips with holes in them that can easily fit the magnets. The next part is where people tend to get confused, so I took this photo to show what goes where. The "hole" strip will be glued to the inside half of the shin on the inside. It sounds kind of confusing, but it's not all that bad. Remember that the "hole" strip will be hidden! I begin with my left shin. I mark the center of each hole to assist when I line up the edge of the shin. Next, I test fit the strip on the shin to verify placement, clamping on both ends. Then I apply e6000 to the area of the strip that will be in contact with the shin, clamp and add magnets. This is what it looks like when glued together: Here's the right shin after gluing, but before I added the magnets. Here are both shins as the e6000 cures. I'll be allowing a few days for this to cure, which will give me ample time to get my ABS buttons ready for installation. STEP 4: Once the glue had cured on the hole strips inside the shins, I removed the magnets and clamps. With a light behind the shins, you can see how the hole strips are mounted, hidden inside. Using that light as my guide, I traced the approximate location of the holes with a pencil. This helps me to get a good idea of where my holes are going to be drilled. Yep. I'm going to make some Swiss cheese of my shins. Using a small Dremel sanding band, I carefully cut a notch out, just large enough for a magnet to fit through. Here's what it looks like at this stage when the shins are closed. I'm just focusing on drilling out the holes on the inside edge, following the holes of the hole strip that was glued in. I'm not ready to drill the outer half of the shins yet. Next to clean up my buttons that will hold my magnets. I rough trimmed them all to start. Then cleaned up the corners with a Dremel. I don't want anything poking at my legs! *Important!* If you want to make sure your magnets stay stuck on your shins, you must use e6000! CA glue will not keep the magnets stuck to the buttons; they will fail. I have heard this from several troopers when I have been contacted about their magnets not holding up. I repeat, use e6000 for this next step! I applied a liberal amount of e6000 to the inside of each button, then put the magnet inside to get all cozy. Make sure that you've got the polarity of all the magnets in the same orientation before gluing! Wipe away any excess glue from the top. To make sure that the magnets are firmly mounted in the buttons, I use the magnet intended on going on the opposite side of the shin to clamp it. In the pic below, you can see how I've got all the matched magnet buttons and magnets together as they cure. Back to the shins now. I like this ridge (where the pencil is pointing) to line up at the tops. For me, it makes the closure in the back look much cleaner if this is lined up. I tape it off there to make sure that the opposite side doesn't shift while I'm making my marks for completing the holes. I have an OttLite that fits nicely inside the shin to provide a clear light so I can make outlines for where I'm going to drill out the rest of the holes. Holes were already present on the left side in the photo below. I made sure that I drilled out the holes very conservatively as I went. I used an extra magnet to make sure that the hole was just the correct size for it to fit through. Now time to attach the outer cover strip! I use a 25mm cover strip on my shins for this. I taped off the edge of the inside half to keep any glue from transferring over. Then making sure that the cover strip was straight, I clamped the heck out of it. Praying to the TK gods that it doesn't shift!!!! Now time to wait for everything to cure really, really well. I am going to give these 3-4 days to fully cure just to be on the safe side! STEP 5: One shin is complete, with the outer rear 25mm cover strip glued into place. Woo! Here's a look from the inside, before magnets are installed. Be sure to clean up all excess glue from the inside edges in order to have a clean closure when you're done. If there's extra glue in there, it may not close correctly. I've tucked the outside cover strip to the inside so you can see how the magnets on the "cover strip" half are glued on. No magnets yet. I add a dab of e6000 to the magnet (be sure to check the polarization of the magnet before gluing!!!), and set it so that it fits inside the semi circle and on the outer cover strip. Like this: I wiped away the excess glue from the magnets and then positioned the inner "hole strip" over the magnets to ensure everything is lined up correctly as it dries. I tape the tops and bottoms of the shin to ensure it doesn't shift around during this stage. I'm not completely happy with how the inside cover strip is cooperating here. It sits flat on the top and bottom, but it pulls away in the middle a bit off to the right. I will have to heat bend this before installing the magnets onto the "hole strip". :/ Ideally, the inside cover strip should be sitting completely against the outside part of the shin, and it doesn't want to do that right now. This additional stress could cause the magnets to fail. It's annoying, but I'll need to address this before proceeding any further. Gah! Using the magnet buttons I created earlier, I clamp the magnets into place while the glue cures. Once the glue has fully cured, I'll reshape that inner strip to prepare it for the final magnet button installation. STEP 6: Now that the e6000 has had lots and lots of time to cure, it's time to attach the other halves of the magnets. Make sure that the halves are super clean and free of extra dried glue. It will prevent the shins from closing well. You can do this by touch. Rub all of it off where you feel it. Once everything is cleaned off, close the "hole" half over the "magnet" half. Your shin should be closing correctly at this point. The "holes" should lock around the magnets and prevent the shin from opening at all, even without the additional magnets at this point. If the "hole" strip is not fully engaged over the magnets, you won't have a very strong bond between the magnets to keep the shin locked. Easy part next! Apply e6000 around the prepared ABS button. No need to go crazy with the stuff. You don't want it oozing all around in there. And stick it on! This part goes really quickly. For additional strength, I add some extra magnets on top. Check those clean closures! Left shin. Right shin. I will open these up in a few hours just to make sure that there isn't any extra e6000 that has spilled out and might lock those shins closed where I don't want them locked. Now to allow several days to dry, and these shins will be good to go! Here's a short video so you can see them in action. Have you tried this on your own shins? Loved it? Hated it? Made a few mods of your own to improve this method? Comment below and let me know! Cheers- Cricket TK-10401
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  20. 9 points
    KABOOM! And if my head was not inflated enough, there were no recommendations to fix anything or do anything different for Centurion. I am totally speechless since I know and see all the issues with my kit but I guess that is always the case with people who seek to do their best and are never completely happy with the results. Don't get me wrong, I do love my kit and I am very pleased with how it turned out but there are things I would like to fix on it. I also realize that I can get stuck in a cycle of fix this or that and never finish the kit.
  21. 9 points
    In Memoriam Detachment Officer  Executive Officer Provost Marshall Deployment Officers Pre Approval Forum 3D Section Now On Forum Fire Teams Hall of Fame Just For Laughs Competitions Trooping Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merch Reform Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD David Hearn (TD-24122) recently passed away, 27th June 2018 Our condolences go out to his family and friends. "Buckets Off" With the trooping activities in full swing and the new staff all settled in to their roles, it's amazing that we've hit out 12th anniversary (on July 6th) like it's just another milestone. In some ways a detachment turning 12 is similar to a person turning 12 - not much to get excited about. It's not like your 5th or 10th birthday, and it's still a year away before you can be a teenager. It's an awkward period where you've gone through a fantastic amount of growth and are now trying to figure out what the future means. What does the future hold for FISD? We've actually gotten quite a lot accomplished this year so far, but we have much more we can do. Consider this my ask for a retrospective: 1. What are we doing well that you want us to continue to do. 2. What are some things that we're not doing, that we should start doing. 3. What are those things you want us to stop, do less of, or do differently? The mission of a detachment is to serve our membership, so ultimately we answer to you. Are we being all you need us to be? Feedback is a gift, and we really want you to let us know how we're doing. Emails, PMs, or even posts to the forums are always welcome. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” Detachment Leader Greeting Troopers It is great to see the new 3D section taking shape, I would like to thank the 3D printer savvy members for filling it with useful information. This is exactly what we had hoped for, so I would like to introduce a scheme which rewards individuals who bring value to the section and membership. The 3D Contributors Award The how to earn will go live in the 3D forum section shortly giving full details, but in brief the award is in the form of a side bar badge, and awarded based on merit. There are many ways you can earn the badge plus it can be earned multiple times depicted in the number of Silver cubes on the badge. But wait there’s more!! The Gold cube contributors award is available to those who attain 4 silver cubes or contribute at an astonishing level that deems them an honorable recipient. Without further adieu, I am delighted to announce we have our first recipient of this new award. His in depth research threads, incredible quest for accuracy and unparalleled generosity consistently sharing his 3D files set him as a benchmark for this award. I am sure you will agree, this more than warrants no less than the Gold cube contributors award for Germaine (The5thhorseman) Congratulations Germaine, you have certainly gone over and above on numerous occasions and this award is well deserved. Thank you for your contributions that have made printing fantastic First order blasters and accessories affordable for more and more members. I would also like to thank Harbinger - Brien for designing the Contributor award badges. With Unquestioned Loyalty With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Greetings troopers! I just wanted to say a quick blurb on how great things have been around here for the last couple of months. The FISD is full of positive energy again and our members are working so hard assisting future and current troopers in achieving their dreams of being a white plastic spaceman. I may not post in every single thread but trust me, I am always lurking around. I have seen some potential members looking to pull the plug on their dreams because they are getting frustrated with their builds or are feeling overwhelmed. Then our amazing members step in to lift up their spirits, offer stellar advice, and push them towards the finish line. This is what we are all about here at the FISD. We come together for the greater good of the legion because we always want everyone to succeed. All of this positivity has made our provost's job easy lately and it's been great to watch. So lets keep this up moving forward. Again, if anyone needs any assistance from our detachment guards for any reason, please do not hesitate to reach out to Aaron (pyrates), Chris (themaninthesuitcase) or myself for anything! With Unquestioned Loyalty Steve Sheades TK-10466 "starsaber25" Provost Marshall Hey Troopers, first off congratulations to all the new EIB and Centurion applicants who earned their badges this last month, well done . Though the badges earned have slowed a bit as we transitioned seasons and families go on vacations we're seeing a lot of exciting builds here and on the FB pages, not to mention a massive influx of new BBB (Big Brown Boxes) arriving on doorsteps. The FISD is about Trooper Helping Troopers and we have an outstanding group of attaches and willing members out there lending a helping hand and giving great advice. As we anticipate the new rush of builds, let's gear up and continue with the fantastic work I'd like to thank our new DOs, Joseph for his tireless efforts as he hit the ground running eager to learn and wasted no time popping out L2 and L3 applications, and Shane for stepping up and tackling some administration tasks, helping out on build threads and applications. Great job gentlemen As we move forward into next month let’s not forget we’re a family of plastic spacemen looking to fulfill someone’s dream. Encourage, support and guide one another. Measure twice, cut once, but most importantly, enjoy the ride. With Unquestioned Loyalty Tony Jobe TK-10116 "ukswrath" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjosepth63" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Shane Aubrey TK- 71969 "Shanester" 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. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Greetings Troopers, I just wanted to check in to see if all your Fire Team information, such as active/inactive members and logos, are all up to date. In the case of the Logos, are they still showing? Seems as if Photobucket has lifted the ransom on free sharing, we'll see on long that lasts. If you need anything updated, please drop me a PM. With Unquestioned Loyalty Mark Ryner TK-4584 "captsafe66 " FISD/Fire Team Director With warm weather finally upon us and bucket fans buzzing - the field Reports are on fire this month! So let’s get right to business! This month please join me in welcoming TK - 55550 Daniel to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame! With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda Alright, Troopers, it's time for another contest! What we are looking for is a short story about your favorite troop. It could be one that was unusual, heartfelt, funny, etc. and should be at least one paragraph in length Photos of the event would be a bonus! The contest will run until Midnight, July 15th, and the winner will be announced on July 20th. So what is the prize, you ask?! Randy (magni) and myself are supplying the First prize, which will be a new hardcover copy of the latest book by NY Times bestselling author Ryder Windham "STORMTROOPERS: BEYOND THE ARMOR". Mr. Windham is also the author of over 60 SW related books and comics. Second prize will be an official 501st Legion decal. So, one more time, here are the rules: 1. Should be at least one paragraph in length. 2. Must be submitted ON THIS THREAD by midnight, July 15th, 2018. 3. Judging by Imperial Attaches/Staff. 4. Winner will be notified on July 20th, 2018. To enter or ask any questions, please go here: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/45063-new-contest/ GOOD LUCK! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjosepth63" Deployment Officer 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. June - July Edmonton Pride 2018 More here By: Teresa, Soulart, TK41307 Supanova Convention Day 1 More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Supanova Convention Day 2 More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 FIFO Families Fun Day More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 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 5 new Imperial Attaches to the FISD: 1. Alan @Thumpy~- A SkyTrooper extraordinaire! Alan is a grizzled 501st veteran with loads of experience and is coming back from retirement to assist the FISD and encouraging fellow troopers to pursue a TK costume. We are pleased to have him part of the team! 2. Colin @menschie - A newly approved Stormtrooper ready to serve on the front lines of all things TK. Colin is honored to be part of the program and already making strides with his local garrison my spreading the word of the FISD and what we do. Keeping the moto strong. Troopers helping Troopers! 3. Asa @SgtGarand - Asa is our newest Attache from Japan and has been helpful in guiding new members on their build threads. We are happy to see him on the team. He is working on F-15's when he is not trooping. So if you want to be a flyboy, he may know the ins and outs of some flying machines! 4. Jeff @StrmTRPR85 Jeff volunteered the for the program with much enthusiasm! A specialist with building his own fan systems and battery packs! We look forward to his contributions to the program! 5. Tino @T-Jay Tino finally decided to volunteer for the program. He is basically a legend with his contributions to his E-11 expertise. If you have not seen some of his tutorials, you may want to check them out. Honored to welcome him to the Attache team. 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] This month, I would like to highlight the newest recipient of the I.A. Award. Please congratulate Ben (Buttons) of the Central Garrison who has been serving with the FISD as an Attache for well over a year! Ben is recognized for his continued efforts in the Attache program, but most recently hosting and re-opening popular FISD ID Badges for the community. We love the new designs! Thank You. I Salute You You can find a list of prior recipients here With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" Attaché Ambassador ATTACHE MERCHANDISE Attaché Patch Attaché patches should be back up and running soon, please stand by 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 forums! This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR JUNE-JULY the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Josh Hopkins "Silverback73" TK 20112 EIB 840 Jonathan Lighty "JLight" TK 32627 (SECOND EIB approval)! GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Randy Abramson "magni" TK 16127 TKC Centurion (SECOND Centurion award)! Colin Moreh "menschie" TK 11626 Centurion 404 Jon Hall "IBSkyde" TK 12124 Centurion 405 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 passed the 800 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! FISD Merch Reform The FISD for sale and merchandise rules have been in a place for a long time - they were liberally taken directly from CTN (the 501st clonetroopers detachment) and haven’t had to be tweaked much in 10+ years. For the most part things have been going well, however we’ve seen an increasing amount of reports of buyers making demands that fall outside reasonable expectations. We have had more than one occasion during merch runs, where a member files a PayPal dispute immediately upon seeing someone else post that they have received their items, and the filing member has not received theirs yet. This is a major pain. It locks up the PayPal account of the person managing the run, and could potentially cause other members to panic and file claims. Nobody wins in this situation. It clogs up the management of the run, creates a mob mentality, and cannot lead to anything productive regarding possible resolution to what wasn't a problem until that PayPal dispute was filed. The run manager (whether the DMBO or not) is acting on behalf of the Detachment to include the membership, and going straight to PayPal disputes is disrespectful of everyone involved, to include other members who ordered the item(s). Filing PayPal disputes without seeking resolution or an answer from the run manager/Detachment Command Staff should carry a suspension of no more than 30 days - really it is the same as someone messing up the forum experience for others, except that this is actually messing with people's lives and money. To protect against this, the following changes are being made to merch runs for FISD effective immediately: 1. Buyers have 30 days from shipment to report a missing or lost item for domestic runs. Sellers are only required to retain proof of shipment for 30 days. Why? Domestic shipments should normally arrive in about 7 days. Some people are claiming items never shipped 5 months after a run was closed, which is way too long to ask people to retain shipping material. If your domestically shipped item hasn’t arrived after 30 days IOW, you lose the right to claim it was never shipped. 2. Buyers have 60 days from shipment to report a missing/lost item for international runs. Most items are received in under 30 days, however we know some countries are pretty bad. Sellers must keep shipping documentation for 60 days on international items. If the shipper can provide tracking information (e.g. a tracking number for domestic or a customs form for international), they are not held liable for items lost or missing in the mail. Any concerns post them on the announcement thread due shortly. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” Detachment Leader FISD Name Badge Run 3 Open Style 1 Style 2  Style 3  These are open to all troopers. 3 variations Cost: $20 for the first one, $10 each additional Includes shipping worldwide Sales thread here FISD Coffee Mugs - 2 Designs! $14 each + $5 shipping in the US + $10 shipped international Sales thread here Design One Design Two FISD Brothers in Arms Sticker 3.5 inch round stickers $4.00, shipping included Reference: Brothers in Arms Thread here paypal sales@trooperbay.com Phasma Coin $10 shipped US International buyers email for quote: tk4205@gmail.com Thread here Riot Control Coin $10 shipped US International buyers email for quote: tk4205@gmail.com Thread here FISD Classic Style Patch $5 shipped US International buyers email for quote: tk4205@gmail.com Thread here 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, Tim, Marcus, Preston or myself. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Newsletter Facebook & Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK55550 - "Ripper_L" PRO - Facebook Page Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO - Instagram FISD Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 “Dark CMF” PRO - Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Marcus Dohring TK-14057 “JODOKAST” PRO - Facebook Group 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! NEW Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official 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/fisd501st On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Greetings Troopers! I have decided to change things up. I have gone back through our field reports not only from the past month but all of our field training exercise reports. There are a lot of submissions that are still some major contenders for recognition, such as this month’s recipient. Troopers please join me in welcoming TK - 17529 Eric to The Stormtrooper Hall of Fame! Congratulations!
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    In Memoriam Detachment Leader Executive Officer Deployment Office Pre Approval Forum Detachment Affiliation Elections 3D Section Hall of Fame Fire Teams Just For Laughs Around the Detachment Celebration Bash Tickets Trooping Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Competition Winner Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD It is sad news that we report the loss of another legion member, Cody Parker TK-80127 from the Mountain Garrison passed away on the 15th January 2019. Cody was a quiet trooper, and enjoyed trooping in the anonymity of the stormtrooper armor. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. "Buckets Off" Also reporting the very sad news of the loss of another legion member, Elizabeth Barraza TB-93474 lost her life tragically and unexpectedly on the 25th January 2019, leaving behind a loving husband and fellow 501st member, Sergio Barraza Our condolences go out to her family and friends. "Buckets Off" Greetings troopers, This is my last newsletter article of the term and it’s while one would think it would be a sad moment, I’m actually quite grateful. The great Roman general Scipio Africanus said (in effect), 90% of life is how you respond to it. The membership came together after a tough early part of the year and re-established this community as the most helpful and positive detachment in the Legion. The DO’s are doing a fantastic job, we have developed a solid social media presence, we’ve refreshed all of our branding and the newsletter keeps getting better every issue, the Pre-Approval program is doing well enough that other detachments are asking how to copy that and we’ve also managed to keep our CRLs up to date and prepping for another round of updates soon after elections. Even merchandise after a brief hiatus is fully back up and running with new items coming out all the time. And this is just the start! I’m especially grateful for the 2018 staff who bounced back with grit and can-do attitudes and helped everyone move on and get back on track. Their dedication and integrity to this detachment is unsurpassed and I will never forget their sacrifice, and we are poised now for an even better 2019. Many new members have also joined in and contributed to the tradition of openness and friendliness with helpful and constructive posts to questions. Every day I visit FISD I seen positive examples of people helping each other out. As always when not DL, I’ll still be on staff as FISD Founder to ensure continuity DL Emeritus and Keeper of the Archives, and will ever assist and help the detachment leadership team in anything they need. I’m looking forward to having more time to participate in general discussions help out more as an individual. So yes, when one door closes, another opens up as the saying goes. Thank you all once again, and I look forward to seeing everyone on the boards! With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK-8020 "Daetrin" Detachment Leader Greetings fellow members It's that time of year again where we all get to experience the noise that is, Legion elections! For the nominees of the leadership roles across the legion it is now question time (Q&A) so apologies that my input to this months news letter is so brief. I am currently engaged in answering all my questions diligently. Be rest assured we are still also working away in the background making sure FISD continues to tick along smoothly. You may have noticed the sales thread is now open for our Chicago Celebration patch, and I must say what a fantastic design it is, thank you to Jason / TK-16142 / “DeathTrap” for exposing us to your talent sir! Please jump on this quickly as we have a narrow window of opportunity to get these made and shipped out in time for April Celebration Chicago.The link and further details can be found further down in the "Available Merch" section. We also have a crazy new T-shirt design, which I love, Thank you to another talented member Nate "The Snake" TK-87666, not only is he the designer, but this is his line of work, so we have a very special price. The higher the order quantity the cheaper these babies get. Full details also found in the Available Merch section of the newsletter. Get on it!! Things going to plan, I feel we are in for a BIG year, drama free and fun filled, hope to see you all in the March Edition. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Greetings Troopers! We are fast approaching our 900th EIB award and it is great to see the standards continually improving. As well as the DO team and Attaché staff, there seems to be an ever-growing trend across the trooping community to aim for, and encourage progression to, the higher levels. Whilst, of course, this is not essential in any way, it is great to see so many amazing looking troopers on the frontline. As many know, it is easier to aim for this right from the start of a build, adding those finer details to the build list. Those subtle upgrades or specific build methods can really make a positive difference to the finished results. Although we are in the midst of election matters, the DO team will still be on hand to assist our troopers reach their targets. Returning to my post, Dan (CableGuy) Deployment Officers With Unquestioned Loyalty Tony Jobe TK-10116 "ukswrath" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Deployment Officer Deputy Deployment Officers With Unquestioned Loyalty Dan Branton TK-142911 "CableGuy" Deputy Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Sha Sha Chu TK-19233 "sashachu" Deputy 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 With elections starting at the end of February it's time to check your detachment affiliation. OK so you look at your Legion profile and it shows that your detachment affiliation to FISD is pending, or otherwise incorrect. Why does this happen, and what is detachment affiliation anyway, and what will FISD do about it? The answer is that detachment affiliation is only ever used once a year, and for one purpose. The only time the Legion ever uses it for anything is to determine who can run for DL and who can vote in detachment elections. That's it. Otherwise it is pretty much ignored and not used for anything. The process of validating detachment membership is cumbersome and time consuming because people use different email information between their Legion and detachment logins, and that there is no way to bulk update the rosters. For a small detachment it is not a big deal to do this manually, but for a detachment the size of FISD with hundreds and soon thousands of 501st members, it's impossible. Fortunately we have technical folk both on FISD and in the Legion web team. Once a year they take a feed from FISD's database and do a bulk update on the Legion database. This occurs right before the election cycle starts and is done once per year. Pro tips: 1) Ensure the email address you use on the Legion & FISD boards are the exact same. 2) Ensure that your FISD profile has the correct TKID. 3) IMPORTANT! You MUST be in the right security group. It should be "501st Stormtrooper" in order for the automated system to pull you over. This thread is where you get your detachment access updated. 4) If after the bulk update is complete and your profile is still not updated, and you are 100% sure your info is in sync between the two boards, then ask for to the Legion web team. They should get feedback on why this isn't working. 5) If all else fails, ping the FISD staff. Which basically means that we'll simply tell the 501st web team to bulk approve everyone 6) If still you have no luck you can contact the legion web team directly via email: lwm@501st.com To check detachment affiliation go to the 501st Mb database here then click Your Profile Data. Greetings Troopers! Legion elections are upon us. That's right. everyone's favorite time of year is back again for 2019. In February, every member of the 501st has the opportunity to exercise their Imperial democratic right to choose their leaders, at both the local and the global level. You will be able to vote for Legion Commanding Officer, Garrison Commanding Officer (or Outpost Leader), and - where you are registered and active in one or more Detachments, for the respective Detachment Leaders. If you are not signed up on the 501st forums you can not vote, you will need to sign up here To vote for Detachment Leader you must be affiliated to the forum of that detachment as well as visiting each of those forums at least once a year, more information can be found here All nominations and voting will occur in the 501st Legion Elections portal here Election Rules, Information and Links Rules and Reminders here Social Media and Harassment here Election Timeline here Pins, Voting Method and FAQ's here Procedural and Technical Queries here (legion forum) If you have any issues you can contact the legion election team via email: elections@501st.com Costume Approval Information - Legion Elections 2019 With the Legion election period about to start February 2nd, the membership database will be in lock down, during this time new member applications through your local garrison/outpost can not be finalized, you may however still submit them but they won't be processed until the end of this cycle. This does not affect the addition of any new costumes to an active members roster/profile, however it does affect any membership status changes ie: active / reserve / retired and any personal information updates. The period of membership database lockdown for 2019 starts Feb 1 and ends @ Feb 19 (GMT). 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. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Who says time doesn’t fly - you look one way and by the time you look back a month is gone. This month has already hit some of us Troopers with Hoth-like temperatures at -38°F up here in the North. It also provides an opportunity phenomenally epic photos like this... Redefining unquestioned loyalty, and the question of when the Snow Trooper rotation will take place, join me in honouring TK - 42775 James, thanks for sharing the images as well as a big thank you to Shawn Gordon TK-6942 for setting the shoot up. Beautiful work! With Unquestioned Loyalty DAaron Gibson TK-99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda Greetings Troopers. The Fire Team program is completely optional, and is intended to help form a common identity and spirit of camaraderie among 501st Legion stormtroopers in the same geographic area/garrison that troop together. Fire Teams are not officially recognized by the 501st Legion nor the FISD, although they will be able to access a Fire Team sub-forum on the detachment website. Because Fire Teams are unofficial groups, they cannot have any 501st or FISD markings, including 501st Legion, 501st, Legion logos, Vader's Fist etc. on their branding or logos. However, Teams will be allowed to use any unique markings at informal events provided they follow these guidelines. Guidelines No 501st or FISD markings. Period. Any active Legion member with a valid stormtrooper costume in the specified geographic area can join. The Team can create a name, logo, backstory, etc. for itself (names usually contain Fire Team, though this isn't required). A list of each Team (with their specific "Teams Name") with a current list their members will be kept in the Fire Team sub-forum on the Detachment website. A Team member must troop at least twice per year to maintain status as a member. Two or more Team members must troop together once per year to keep the group active. Merchandising Again, no 501st or FISD markings. Merchandising will only be limited by the imagination of the Fire Team. Any merchandising should be submitted to the detachment, or through proper Legion channels. A master list of all Fire Team merchandise (with photos) will be posted in the Fire Team sub-forum. If any of these guidelines are violated, the group will be disbanded. Here is a link to the Fire Team area: http://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/130-fire-team-area/ 501st membership is needed to view this area. This is a great program that is strictly just for fun and it also allows fellow TK's get to know each other better. I would love to help any Garrison/area get a Fire Team started, just let me know what I can do to help. If you would like to register a Fire Team here is the link In other business, just a reminder, if you have an addition, removal or any other change in you Fire Team's status, send me a PM here and I'll get you all squared away. Who would have thought when this program started it would progress so well that we now see our 50th Fire Team, congratulations to Southern California Garrison (Southern California) - Fire Team Heavy Hitters. Recently Approved Fire Teams Congratulations to you all # 48 Region: Capital City Garrison - Eastern Ontario (Canada) Name: Fire Team Boreal Logo: TBA - - - - - - - - - - - - - #49 Region: Cloud City Garrison (Oregon/SW Washington) Name: Fire Team Gamma Squad! Logo: TBA - - - - - - - - - - - - - #50 Region: Southern California Garrison (Southern California) Name: Fire Team Heavy Hitters - - - - - - - - - - - - - #51 Region: German Garrison (Germany) Name: Batch Eight - - - - - - - - - - - - - #52 Region: Desert Scorpion Garrison (Western Australia) Name: Fire Team Stingers - - - - - - - - - - - - - #53 Region: Central Garrison, Korriban Squad, (Iowa ) Name: Fire Team Iowa - - - - - - - - - - - - - For the full list of Fire Teams head here With Unquestioned Loyalty Mark Ryner TK-4584 "captsafe66 " FISD/Fire Team Director What Other Costumes Do You Have? Many of us get bitten by the build bug and just can't stop at one, here's a thread showing what costumes others have and what they are working on. Trooping as a Vet with PTSD An inspirational post from James TK42775 "James Whitley" for those wondering about Joining the 501st and have PTSD / Anxiety issues. You can find the post here. Congratulations on attending your first event James, we salute you and thank you for your service. A Story From a Friend Who Was Helped by the 501st A nice piece from Chris "Digz Graavz" an old friend from University saw my suit pics and shared a great story about the 501st from Toronto Fan Expo: The last time I went to Fan Expo, I got into the north building with my hubby to see who we could see, celebrity-wise. Unfortunately, I was on a mobility scooter and the traffic in that building was parking-lot-o-sardines. I got to a certain point and then just could not move. Because of the size of the scooter, it wasn't like I could squeeze through the crowd to get out. Skip forward to me on a mobility scooter in the middle of what seemed like a million people with no apparent way out, in the middle of a full-blown anxiety/panic attack. Tears. Hypervenitillation. Starting to shut down. It was horrid. A Stormtrooper from the 501st asked my hubby if I was okay. He explained my claustrophobia and panic disorder, and the fact that we couldn't even move to escape. The Stormtrooper said to hang on, that he'd be right back. Next thing I know, there's a commotion down the laneway and I'm hearing Stormtrooper voices hollering, "Make way! Move along! Empire business! Stand aside!" They cleared the pathway like the parting of the red bloody sea. Next thing I knew, my hubby and I were being motioned to move down the newly cleared pathway, with 'Troopers on either side of the walkway, holding the crowd back just enough so the scooter could pass. I thanked them as much as I could through my panic... my hubby did more thanking than I did because I was just trying to breathe. I found it truly touching that these folks stepped up and helped a person in distress, when they were just there to get their geek on. Butte County Firefighters Fund A thank you from Mike TB93016 "TB93016" for those who helped support his fundraising efforts: A few weeks ago - I did a run of personal patches to support the Butte County Firefighters Fund, a pot of money accessible by active duty firefighters during times of financial instability. Though this was unofficial, it absolutely could not have happened without the incredible support of the 501st Community and specific members SL 39549 in the Golden Gate Garrison and DD67760 of Florida Garrison (Everglades Outpost.) I am very proud to share the total raised as of Saturday, which has gone up since then. I'm humbled and honored to be able to spearhead and manage this run -I couldn't think of a better group to give it to in a time of need. Amazing community of fans in action here, we truly are - Bad Guys Doin' Really, really Good. Thank you everyone for your support, I hope to see you rockin' 'em at Celebration! - ForesterDesign, TB93016, Great Lakes Garrison Celebration Bash - Have You Purchase Your Ticket? More information and tickets available here 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. January - February Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back in Concert More here By: Mike, TK82666 "WhiteWalker" Dream Night 2019 More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 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! 1. Mark @TK-42134 is an enthusiastic trooper hailing from California who is eager to assist fellow troopers with their build threads. He was inspired by fellow attaches during his approval process. We look forward to his contributions to the team. 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. Happy February. The Attache Check-in Process for 2019 has begun a little earlier than last year! As your ambassador, one of my primary roles here is to make sure you are active. It is vital to the Attaches on this board to be the continued beacons and light to the new troopers joining the boards. You all have been those beacons, and I am damn proud of you all. If you have not checked in yet, the 2019 check-in thread can be found here: Thank You! With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" 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. With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10863 "justjoseph63" Deployment Officer This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR January - February the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Mark Skelly "Hutt-trooper" TK 19755 EIB 883 Ian Malinoski "WodiQuix" TK 22418 EIB 884 Corey Haury "Imperial FoST" TK 81489 EIB 885 Sven Müller "HSM76" TK 24576 EIB 886 Joaquín G. Galindo "Joako7" TK 71970 EIB 887 Mathijs Hertogs "TK-23181" TK 23181 EIB 888 Siu Kau Au Yeung "baysk" TK 71814 EIB 889 Santiago Jiménez "sanitrooper" TK 20506 EIB 890 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Eric Ripley "Scimitar" TK 17529 Centurion 425 Eric E. "Erice3339" TK 14056 Centurion 426 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 890 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! FISD @ Celebration Chicago 2019 - Patch Contest WINNER Congratulations to Jason TK-16142 “DeathTrap”, the winner of this contest, you had the command staff’s favorite design. In addition to mucho kudos, you will also be getting two free patches, a Kylo Ren bobblehead and a TLJ baseball cap, we will be in contact soon. Thank you to everyone for entering and donating your time and talents! Patch run is live here You can view all of the submitted designs here ****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. FIRST ORDER RACING SHIRTS ***RUN CLOSED***Update 6/2/19 From Chirs: "Andrew and I have reviewed the proof, and we've asked for some updates. Should see that in about a week or so when the factory is back online. I've received final shipping quotes for International and have been systematically messaging folks with totals to pay, and I should be finished with those this week, so we are almost there!!" Any queries with regard to shipping or your order please PM chris "Berbs42" Big thanks one again to Chris for heading this run Run Open - Celebration Chicago Patch ***RUN CLOSES Feb 22nd*** 4” Diameter Embroidered Merrow Edging (Black thread) Iron on backing Metallic Gold Thread for the word "Celebration" You can find the order thread here be quick run closes 22nd February FISD OUTRUN TEE ***RUN LIVE - 2 Options***Update 7/2/19 Nate "The Snake" TK-87666 has posted the final 2 options of the design of his outrun tee and interest and the run is now live here. Pricing still may drop dependant on numbers ordered $10/11 USD, refunds for differences may be refunds will be issued after products have shipped. Shirts will be available for pre-order until March 5th 2019 Newsletter I would just like to personally say thank you to Paul, not only for the help and guidance he has given me and others over this past term but also for supporting his members at large, as many of you would have seen on the legion boards. It's been an honor and a privilege working with you and I hope we see you back at the helm in the not too distant future. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK-85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Newsletter Facebook & Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK-55550 "Ripper_L" PRO - Facebook & Twitter Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO - Instagram Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Marcus Dohring TK-14057 "JODOKAST" PRO - Facebook Group Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/FISD501st or @FISD501st Instagram: www.instagram.com/fisd501st On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Okay, here are some close ups of the stands after equipping them with E-11 blasters. Below is the small fat stand. And here the slim wide one (looks better in my opinion). The top view shows the different dimensions and positions on the base: While one stand was meant to sit on the bottom of the large cabinet, the second stand required a shelf to rest on. Another MDF board seemed a bit simple to me, so I added two drawers, which I had found at work and painted them. These are perfect for smaller things like scopes and my counters. And this is what it now looks like with everything in there: Enjoy your weekend.
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    It happens. You are on yet another boring gate guard detail and are trying to relax with a cup of brew. You throw on the latest pod races on the closed circuit screens (hey, it's not like anyone is sneaking on a secret battle station, right?) put your feet up on the desk, lean back and start catching up on the latest FISD news on your data pad. Ah...the good life. Then out of nowhere, you can't get to the forums - it's like they are down. What gives? Did Lord Vader find out you piping pod racing again? Yeesh, doesn't he have something better to do, like track down rebels or something? Then again, maybe he doesn't. A cold bead of sweat starts rolling down your forehead.... Fear not - it's all good! The 501st Legion's webmasters are just trying to integrate the FISD forums with the Legion membership database and from time to time the forum servers are bounced. So it's not you at all, my good trooper! Wait, why are they doing this you ask? Ah...well you know how it's nearing election time and we get all kinds of requests to validate detachment membership, right? And each year it's a monumental task to try to get everything sync'd between the FISD servers and the Legion database, right? Well, your support request prayers have been answered! When the LWM team has completed their work, the Legion's database can simply pull membership data from FISD and automatically update membership requests. How cool is that? Surely worth a few server bounces, right? Huge thanks to the LWMs, especially Cari, for making this possible. Cheers Cari!
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    Troopers, it's been brought to my attention that Locitus' name has not been brought forth yet on this thread, yet he is a recipient nonetheless. This is entirely an oversight on previous administrations, which may and truly have been one of my own! Either way, we should ensure that the reasons are posted transparently so that the integrity of the award is beyond doubt. Mathias (Locitus) has been on staff many years as you can see from his staff award badge, including being a former DL. However there have been years where this is not the case, and Mathias has many times over not only been a tremendous help and resource for new members, but has been one of the key players in keeping our forums up to date, recovering them when an upgrade has proven unstable, and put in many hours resolving technical issues that otherwise would bedevil this detachment that few outside of the command and site admin team will ever know. He is truly an FISD legend and clearly deserving of this merit.
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    Detachment Leader Executive Officer Pre Approval Forum CRL Updates 3D Section Costume Totals Legion News - Census, It's That Time Again Detachment Affiliation Hall of Fame Just For Laughs What's Your TKID? Trooping Trooping Opportunities Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD Like our stormtrooper namesakes, sometimes there is a lot of hurry up and wait. Then, after a pause, the big push. Not only are FO racer shirts in development, but also on the merch front we are closing in on getting a new order of coins made. Yup, I said coins and that includes a numbered gold version for all the EI's out there. Plus, patches are also starting to work though. Keep our fingers crossed and they'll be available by the start of the holiday season just in time for all those great gifts you want to give people, including yourself. CRL updates continue to move forward and we've updated the Stormtrooper Commander, ROTJ, and are getting close to launching The Last Jedi Phasma and also FN-2187. Pictures are progressing at a good clip and we hope to have both launched soon. The boards are humming along (thanks to an excellent server move by our webmasters) and it's still the best place to come and enjoy everything stormtrooper related. Do get some great pictures of your Halloween trooping - we can't wait to see what you guys and gals have been up to. Keep on trooping, With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” Detachment Leader Your command staff continue to busily work behind the scenes moving the Detachment towards 2018 goals and we plan to launch this final quarter of the year off on the right foot. As you may be aware, we are diving into a new shirt run with the highly anticipated First Order version of our beloved Detachment race shirt, so keep your eyes peeled for the run announcement and become part of FISD history while you can. Now shirt runs or any type of merch run just don’t happen without an able body to helm it, so I would like to thank on behalf of the membership Frank75139 (Frank) one of our attaches, for putting his hand up and volunteering to make this run a reality 3D Contributors award winner announcement It gives me great pleasure to announce our next award winner and our first recipient of the Silver star award for their contributions to our 3D community. Congratulations " Garbz" (Aaron) for the addition of some very useful trooping aids. These free to use files can be found here https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/202-3d-file-depository/ Keep up the outstanding work trooper Ongoing sales and Projects "Rules Update" To eliminate possible gray areas, and as always in the best interests of our membership, we have made some additions to this section of the forums. The new adds are common sense, in keeping with the values and fare play of the Detachment and will bring armour sales into alignment with the requirements already in place for the sale of other items. The new additions are highlighted in yellow and all rules are applicable to any and all items posted in this section Please Note now updated to include armor sales, all rules will apply. 1) This forum is for ongoing sales and project runs ONLY. If you have a one-off item please use the Personal Items For Sale are. 2) Sellers need to list the maker of their sale items if known. Misrepresenting the maker or source will result in barring the seller from the FISD Commissary. 3) Sellers need to include AT LEAST ONE photo of the item(s) for sale. 4) NO linking to Ebay auctions that are not your own. 5) The admin staff are NOT responsible for any transaction on this forum. We ARE here to mediate if there is a problem. 6) Keep your items current. If you have sold the item, please mark the thread as sold so people don't keep trying to buy an item that is not available. 7) NO WANT TO BUY armor/helmet threads. Sorry. 8) DO NOT hijack someone else's for sale thread. Start your own. 9) If you have negative comments about a seller or items being sold, do not hijack their thread. Start a new one of your own in the appropriate forum. 10) Merchandiseand or armor must be "in-hand" and ready to ship before accepting payment . Interest threads are allowed to determine selling order. 11) Sale items must be listed with an asking price. This does not exclude OBOs (Or Best Offer) and price negations, but no open priced sales. 12) No ongoing runs of armor/helmets are allowed in the imperial commissary. 13) Armor vendors must be on the vetted makers list and only the armorer can list their products. No agents 3rd party or shills. 14) Photos of armor kit or completed build are to be posted in the sales thread along with price and expected time frame for delivery. 15) Only armor relating directly to the Detachment can be advertised in this section, no costumes outside the FISD CRL's Please note when paying for any product and/or services: PayPal is always going to be a safe way to send any payment. However, you must understand NEVER to send any payment via the "Gift" option for any product, work or services. PayPal will not cover any transaction under the "Gift" option at all. Always use the "Goods and Services", option when sending payments so, that you have recourse through PayPal if any problems should arise during or after the transaction. NOTE: You have a 90 window with PayPal to file a dispute/claim. Never send cash and/or money orders. These can easily be lost and never the reach the proper person. Plus you have no record for any recourse. FISD Facebook group "Rules Update" The FISD Facebook groups are a great conduit back to our forums where all the juicy action and information takes place, therefore we would like to keep those groups for discussion on armour, builds and general advice directing potential new members back to our heartland, the forums. We hadn't formalized this before, but we are now making it official that "no" sales threads of any kind should be posted on the FISD FB groups. This information will be added to the Introduction section directing any sales threads back to the appropriate section of our official forums. In the event a sales thread is added, the poster will be asked via PM to remove said post, and directed to the appropriate sales. thread on our boards. Keep Trooping With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive 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 TKC - revisions have been discussed at length and updates have been made, you can find the updated CRL here ROTJ - revisions are being discussed and updates will be made very soon. 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. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer According to the recent database (7/10/2018) there are 5620 Stormtroopers, which is 21.16% of all approved 501st costumes, here is the breakdown of those: Census, It's That Time Again 501st Legion Census begins on 1st October so if you haven't yet trooped in this census year (1st October 2017 - 30th September 2018) then you best get out there soon. 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. Remember if you haven't trooped in this census year you may find yourself marked RESERVE, which will mean you will not be able to vote in the next election. From October 1st you can access the census here Note you must be registered on the main forums to participate in the census, register:here OK, it happens. You look at your Legion profile and it shows that your detachment affiliation to FISD is pending, or otherwise incorrect. Why does this happen, and what is detachment affiliation anyway, and what will FISD do about it? The answer is that detachment affiliation is only ever used once a year, and for one purpose. The only time the Legion ever uses it for anything is to determine who can run for DL and who can vote in detachment elections. That's it. Otherwise it is pretty much ignored and not used for anything. The process of validating detachment membership is cumbersome and time consuming because people use different email information between their Legion and detachment logins, and that there is no way to bulk update the rosters. For a small detachment it is not a big deal to do this manually, but for a detachment the size of FISD with hundreds and soon thousands of 501st members, it's impossible. Fortunately we have technical folk both on FISD and in the Legion web team. Once a year they take a feed from FISD's database and do a bulk update on the Legion database. This occurs right before the election cycle starts and is done once per year. Pro tips: 1) Ensure the email address you use on the Legion & FISD boards are the exact same. 2) Ensure that your FISD profile has the correct TKID. 3) If after the bulk update is complete and your profile is still not updated, and you are 100% sure your info is in sync between the two boards, then ask for to the Legion web team. They should get feedback on why this isn't working. 4) If all else fails, ping the FISD staff. Which basically means that we'll simply tell the 501st web team to bulk approve everyone To check detachment affiliation go to the 501st Mb database here then click Your Profile Data. Hope that answers everyone's questions! Every month it is really great privilege to read through and live vicariously through other Troopers field reports. This month join me in welcoming TK - 6306 Alan to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame! With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda What does your TKID mean, if anything. This has come up a few times and it's always interesting to read through some of the reasons how a member came up with their TKID. You can have a read and comment in this thread Want Your Troop to be Included? Just a reminder if you would lie 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. August - September ElstreeCon 2.0 More here By: Chris, "themaninthesuitcase", TK10911 MegaCon More here By: Mike, WhiteWalker, TK82666 Walk To End Alzheimers, Rutland Vermont More here By: Craig, CraigH, TK38046 RSPCA Happy Tails Collection Day More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 WASO A New Hope In Concert More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Wedding Troop More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 RahCon More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Video Ezy SOLO BluRay Pre-Release More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Bendigo Bank Kids Carnival Promo More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope More here By: Mark, sylverbard, TK69323 Retail Embargo Lift For most of the year we are under an embargo from LFL and can not attend retail locations unless prior approval has been given by them. At certain times of the year this embargo is lifted, generally around Blu-Ray / movie releases, May 4th and Force Friday, the recent correspondence from LFL outlines the lift of the embargo: "While there is currently a retail moratorium on character appearances in effect, it is being lifted for the week of September 24th - 30th for the SOLO Blu-Ray release and then again for the weeks between November 15th - December 31st to celebrate the holiday season. All fans, costumed or otherwise, can participate with retailers of their choice within these windows with the restriction that costumed appearances must not be used in the advertising for the event. Although these store appearances will be treated like an open invite, we’ll leave it to the fan groups to independently organize around these events as they see fit. LFL will not need to approve or coordinate these". "Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters. If the retail location does not stock Star Wars products you should NOT be attending." As always there are strict rules, please speak to your Garrison Commanding Officer, Squad Leader or if you have one Garrison Events Coordinator before organising any event. *REMEMBER* Always follow your garrison/squad's guidelines when in comes to organising Disney/LFL promotional troops, only command staff can deal direct with LFL. 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! 1. Ilan @TK-40996 reigns from the Belgian Garrison has decided to step up and serve. We are excited to see his continued contributions to the FISD and its members. 2. Jim @Rat hails from Portland Oregon at the Cloud City Garrison. He is knowledgeable of all things TK and we are happy to have him part of the team! 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] This newest recipient of this prestigious award is: Luc @lucnak of the Capital City Garrison! Luc has been on the frontlines from when I started here on the FISD and has been assisting new recruits for what seems to be forever. He is on the forefront giving great advice to all TK's and recently for the FO TK's We are honored to have him on our staff and is well deserving of this award. Please help me in congratulating him! 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. The cost will be $5.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $6.00 each for those outside the U.S Thank you to Joseph for taking the run on, you can find his thread here With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" 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 forums! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjoseph63" Deployment Officer This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR August - September the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Nicole Anderton "FodiChan" TK 42715 EIB 852 Jim F. "Rat" TK 95970 EIB 853 Marcel Steffens "Darthmarses" TK 7332 EIB 854 Robert Rabey "Twosolitudes" TK 69103 EIB 855 Jim Lau "gijim" TK 28888 EIB 856 GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Dave Gimore "ATAUK" TK 73076 Centurion 411 Jeff "StrmTRPR85" TK 22706 Centurion 412 Brett Dellit ""Edgar Frogg" TK 92577 Centurion 413 Jose G. Garcia jr. "TK 71627" TK 71627 Centurion 414 Pawel Oortwijn "Xinx" TK 11131 Centurion 415 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 passed the 850 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! Interest Thread - FOTK version FISD Racing Shirt This one is something that many have been waiting for. This is an interest thread to gauge numbers, please post your interest in the thread here FISD Coffee Mugs - 2 Designs! $14 each + $5 shipping in the US + $10 shipped international Sales thread here Design One Design Two FISD Brothers in Arms Sticker 3.5 inch round stickers $4.00, shipping included Reference: Brothers in Arms Thread here paypal sales@trooperbay.com 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, Tim, Marcus, Preston or myself. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Newsletter Facebook & Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK55550 - "Ripper_L" PRO - Facebook Page Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO - Instagram FISD Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 "Dark CMF" PRO - Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Marcus Dohring TK-14057 “JODOKAST” PRO - Facebook Group 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! NEW Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official 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/fisd501st On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    I would agree with RS that the ANH stunt helmets were made from PP rather than what was commonly thought as HDPE. I have formed both materials as RS has and PP has the best results. Having handled the original RS ANH armour it felt very much like Styrene to me. It was very rigid and brittle which is not surprising due to it's age, so it's possible it could have been made from ABS but deteriorated over time. Another possibility which I strongly believe in is that the armour was made from at least two types of plastic, since some were made in-house at Elstree and the majority made by Ainsworth, so it's highly possible that the studio used one plastic and Ainsworth used another. As long as it was white plastic was good enough...right? ESB used reconditioned ANH armour. Completely new costumes were being made for ESB but never came to fruition in time with only one making an appearance on scree. These were made from haircell ABS with the texture on the inside. These costume were ultimately used for promotional purposes after ESB was released and formed the base for new costumes for ROTJ. These were slightly refined versions and made from smooth ABS.
  30. 8 points
    Hurray my ANH Hero TK has just been approved! I’m so happy – a dream come true! I’ve been a huge fan of Star Wars since I was a little girl and was lucky enough to be able to work for Disney when they’ve purchased Lucasfilm a few years ago. While working on the campaigns I've met the lovely people from the Dutch Garrison and before I knew it I was dreaming of creating my own costume. Back in January I was finally able to purchase my kit from TM. I was so happy when my BBB arrived in March! Thank you so much @troopermaster for this gorgeous kit! I was very afraid to touch it, let alone make some cuts, too afraid I would damage something I could not repair. From July until last weekend, it was a roller coaster, blue tape everywhere and not to forget the smell of E6000. I will definitely miss it ; ) If I would do everything over, I wouldn’t fuss so much about the cutting/sanding the perfect lines for the fore arms, biceps, thighs and shins – the cover strips will hide it anyway, and not to mention the many re-cuts you have to do while fitting it to the right size. Big thanks to @VulpX (for getting me started and introduce me into the TK world, we had fun : ) @toxication and Nadia (for the lovely evenings, sharing progress and ideas), @TheSwede & @Frank75139 & @lucnak & @CableGuy (for the super swift responses on my WIP-posts – so happy with your feedback!) and last but not least everyone who contributed to this awesome forum! I’ve spend so many hours reading all tips & tricks, it’s so great to see troopers taking the time to help each other to build awesome costumes. I’m proud to be part of the family, and I’m looking forward to serve the Empire the best way I can. Now moving on to Expert Infantryman
  31. 8 points
    So it's done! Now time for her to submit photos for basic acceptance. I am so excited for her to be an official TK! Here's her big reveal at our armor party yesterday. All 4'11" of her! Thanks for following on this TK build. The adventure will continue on my next RS TK Hero build after DragonCon. Cheers, troopers!
  32. 7 points
    Hey everyone, Just wanted to share the trailer for a fan film I've been working on for almost a year now with my fellow TKs from the Outer Rim Garrison. The film will be screening at DragonCon next weekend and will be available online in December. Hope you enjoy! EDIT: And here's the full film:
  33. 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/
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    Arrived in the mail today!
  35. 7 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.
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    What a range of field reports this month I went from spraying coffee out my nose with laughter to that tough lump you get in your throat - thank you all who contributed! Last month I went through and created thread a list of all our Stormtrooper Hall of Fame recipients since the beginning of the program - you can now see your name displayed proudly on this virtual plaque. So without further ado let’s get another Inductee up there!!! This Trooper was only recently deployed to the galaxy and apparently has the luck of the Irish behind her. Everyone please join me in honouring TK - 18131 Lindsey! Salute and welcome to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!!! https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/46508-coathangers-troop-log/?do=findComment&comment=650316
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  38. 7 points
    Thanks Rob and thanks to everyone here. I have some big boots to fill! As Rob mentioned, we have been collaborating for a while. If you have gotten armor from RT-MOD over the last year and a half or so, I probably made your armor in my workshop. We have actually been working, planning and updating things long before that. I have been working hard on updating many pieces of the armor. I am guessing that I have upgraded probably 85% of the armor. Some improvements involved sharpening the bucks, or creating new bucks altogether in order to create more accurate (as accurate as fan made as can be) and up to date armor shapes. The vast majority of the improvements have been to align with the ANH look and what people have requested for Centurion level kits. All of the armor now feature deeper return edges, for those wanting to install strapping brackets on the torso or to create a more accurate look. An all new abdomen buck was created with separate ab button panels and button strips (they were molded in previously). All new kidney with an aligned kidney notch was made. New biceps, forearms and hand guards were made from scratch. Thighs are available in different sizes. A larger back was created for bigger troopers. The most exciting news is that the helmet now features a one piece "cap and back" as the previous helmets had separate cap and back pieces. Some bucks are still being refined to make them ready to use, but the vast majority are ready to go and have been in use for some time. Please stay tuned for updates. Thanks for your patience during this time as contact info is updated, new supplies are being ordered, plastics manufactured and shipped, work space re-organized, shipping providers updated as well as some cool new and exciting additions. As Rob mentioned, this is a part time hobby and I will try to help support builders and costumers when time allows. I have a family now and that takes priority, but I will do my best. I will be updating this thread with photos and information when it becomes available, along with detailed descriptions of all the new armor updates and improvements. Thanks for your continued support! Terry
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  40. 7 points
    Just got my approval email!! TK 61596 reporting for duty! Thanks for all your input, everyone. I couldn't have done it without you!
  41. 7 points
    Hallelujah, there is movement at last!! Yoke gluing to the inner back plate connection. Once dry, it will be glued into the back plate and be a complete piece ready for final sanding. I did manage more trimming, majority of the rough trimming is done, some of the fine sanding and trimming is done- the hand guards and knee plates are finished in that regard. I've trimmed and molded (where necessary) the boot spats, and now I'm ready to trim to make them look like the shape they do in the CRL photos (they're kinda wonky- I'll take photos later). But I'm not gonna lie, she sat pretty much undisturbed for a good three months before last weekend. I went to a Mando build party and finally managed to get working again. This kit is just a huge snot to work with. I'm constantly frustrated as I keep running into walls where I can't figure out what to do next. So I start on another part, and run into a wall there, then another part, another wall, repeat until so frustrated it sits for three months. Christmas and the holidays were busy (and cold in the garage), so that did slow me down a little, but honestly I had no desire to work on it even when I had time. It's not just the kit itself, by KB, it's FO in general- they're stupid complicated. Though the boot spats have me a bit concerned (more later). I thankfully have a friend's assembled FOTK kit for reference at my disposal (it's basically a mannequin piece, so he's letting me borrow it while I build), and that has helped tremendously. I got a little of the desire back after working on her this weekend, so I'm hopeful I'll be able to continue the trend of at the very least chipping away at it. My goal is to be finished and troop her at the Episode 9 premiere (locally). I need a firm date in my head to get me moving. I'll only forgo that if it comes down to producing quality work that I'll be happy with in the long run or just finishing it to be finished, at diminished quality. Realistic expectations. I should be able to get it done by then, provided I just keep moving. My Geeky Pink gaskets and neck seal came in, and they're phantastic! I really love them, and I can actually move better than I expected. I should be able to start assembling some of the parts, now- forearms, biceps, thighs and shins. My gloves came in (just basic Nomex, like my TK- they'll be primarily covered anyway), and I can mod them and add in the finger tip magnets for finger armor connections. Ironically we've got a potential new member working on an TLJ Executioner right now, and though he started after me, he's pretty far along and I'm likely going to be hitting him up for help and tips. I've also officially decided I'm going to pay someone else to chrome her. I will do the black base coat depending on cost, but I simply don't have the skill level or ability (or honestly desire) to attempt to chrome her myself. I'm actually happier now that I don't have that hanging over my head, too. I have two uncles who work in the auto industry (truck decals) and they have industry contacts I'm going to try and talk with. I have options, but I'm just not quite ready to explore them fully yet because I need more done to show them what I have and what I'm after. It will be expensive to outsource, but like this costume was gonna be cheap anyway, plus, I finally got that raise! (I'm proud of my negotiating skills, had to pat myself on the back there). For me, it will be worth it to avoid all the frustration and confusion. I still think there's a fair amount of viable at-home options for other Phasmas out there, just not this one. So... tl;dr version: finally working on her again, hope to keep it up, more updates to follow! Wish me luck- I need it all!
  42. 7 points
    I am covered in white dust and plastic bits. I am weary. I am not finished my build, but I practically am. There are a few things gluing (shoulder straps, hand plates) and tube stripes to be cleaned up and shoulder strap snaps to be sewn in and that is - Lord willing - all. Here's one random photo of midway through today when I first put my leg armor on and realized that I'm getting to look kinda like a stormtrooper. More later!
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  44. 7 points
    Well this is not something I would have thought that I would need to consider; however, recent experience has caused me to investigate this issue, here is what I have learned. When I started my ROTK build, the only supplier of ROTK gloves that I knew of was Imperial Boots (IB). IB calls these gloves Anthology Trooper Gloves (ATG) and they sell them for $69.90 plus shipping from the Philippines. I just checked their web site and they have reduced the price to $59.90 plus shipping. https://www.imperialboots.com/product/anthology-trooper-glove-shore-trooper/ So I purchased a set of the ATGs along with the T-7 boots for my ROTK build. When I received the gloves I tried them on to test the fit and the wrist immediately separated from the gloves in several areas. Additionally, the side seam separated as well. I assumed that I may have received a bad pair that were not stitched properly and decided to not contact IB about the issue since I had a sewing machine and I did not want to wait for the extended shipping from the Philippines. I re-stitched the gloves and did not give it another thought. I put the gloves on several times since then for application pictures and test fitting of the armor as I built it. My first troop in my ROTK was at DragonCon 2018. This was 4 months after I purchased the gloves. During the 3 hours I wore my kit, I observed that the gloves seams along the thumb had separated. I detailed all of this in my ROTK build here on FISD. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44463-11b30b4’s-rotk-build/ In this picture you can see the re-stitched wrist (Yellow Circle), the freying of the elastic wrist from contact with Velcro (Red Cricle) I assume, and the separated seam on the thumb. So after DragonCon I first did a search to see if the gloves that they used for the screen version was a modified off-the-shelf glove. I was unable to discover any existing gloves that match what was used for the movie; however, I did find another manufacturer who sells a ROTK glove. The company is Endor Finders (EF) and they are located in the USA. EF sells a Rogue One Trooper Glove for $55.00 plus shipping. So I ordered a set and received them. https://www.endorfinders.com/costume-accessories/rogue-one-trooper-gloves Shortly after I ordered the glove from EF, I contacted IB about the issues I have had with the ATG gloves. After a few back and forth e-mails, IB sent me a new pair of the ATG gloves. I won’t say it was a painless experience but they did replace the gloves so there is that. I have held off doing this comparison until I received the replacement ATG gloves and now that I have them, it is now time to do this. At first look both gloves look almost identical. Honestly, I expected the gloves from EF to be the exact same as what IB sells. Once I got the EF gloves I quickly noticed the differences. As you can see the cuff on the EF gloves is longer although both gloves are the same size. The EF gloves fit a bit tighter but that is because they are lined on the inside while the IB gloves are not lined. Here is the palm and back of the IB glove. And this is the EF palm and back. A side by side of EF (left) and IB (right) Inside lining of the EF (Left) and no liner on the IB glove (Right). Inside the EF glove. Inside the IB glove. Wrist of the EF glove. Wrist of the IB glove. The EF glove with armor. The IB glove with armor. My observations: 1. The ribbed fabric used by each manufacturer is different. So I looked at some reference pictures from SW celebration. In this picture the glove fabric looks like the grid fabric used by EF. However, in these pictures, the fabric looks more like the ribbed fabric used by IB. So I am at a loss to determine which is correct. I suppose that both could be correct. 2. The wrist on the EF glove is fabric and not elastic. The fabric on the IB glove is elastic. 3. The EF glove is lined and fits like an Isotoner while the IB gloves are unlined and fit like Mechanix gloves. 4. The stitching quality appears to be better in the RF gloves while even the new IB gloves are poorly stitched. 5. The Velcor patches on the back of the EF gloves are opposite (One soft and one hard) while the Velcro patches on the back of the IB gloves are both soft. 6. The leather on both gloves looks to of similar type and quality and screen accurate. Conclusion: The EF glove seems to be a better product and is sold for a few dollars less than the IB glove. I have not trooped the EF glove as of yet, so my opinion may change once I get more experience with them but I doubt it. I hope that some of you find this information helpful. Happy trooping.
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    In Memoriam Detachment Leader Executive Officer Deployment Officers Pre Approval Forum CRL Updates 3D Section Feedback Needed Legion News - Census, It's Nearly That Time Again Detachment Affiliation Hall of Fame Just For Laughs Competitions Trooping Trooping Opportunities Imperial Attaché Program EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean? Advanced Tactics Awards EIB - The March To 1000 Merch Reform Merchandise Public Relations Follow FISD It is sad news that we report the passing of another brother, Wong Chung Kent (TK-96350) of the Singapore Garrison. A few words from Fellow trooper Dennis Maloom "NINJAMOVE" TK-16112 It is unfortunate for me to relay this news to you but we lost another good trooper in our ranks. Honestly, I'm not familiar if there are procedures in informing this sad news to you guys. But this is how I can share my memories with my fellow brother. Wong Chung Kent (TK-96350) was the first friend I had when I decided to join the legion. He is literally the first guy who I've talked to when we first attended an armor party. Though he may have struggled to finish his armor, he was persistent to complete it so he can attend our first troop back in STGCC 2016. He will be remembered as a gentle giant with lots of words of wisdom. He would sacrifice trooping just to look after us as a handler/ minder or even lend us his hand in buying us all lunch when we were all too busy. There may be dramas or conflicts within the Garrison but he keeps on reminding us to keep cool and always aim for the better good, that this is only a hobby, an outlet where we should enjoy and share Star Wars as plastic space men. He may have rested in peace but he have ran a good race. We have been grateful for his friendship and company and our 501st experience wont be complete without him touching our lives. Thank you so much for your time reading this. Appreciate all the support and more power to you. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. "Buckets Off" In my part of the word September marks the time when the kids return to school, the hot summer is finally over, and American football kicks off the regular season. After a nice break in August (with thanks so the Hong Kong Garrison), it’s time again to kick off the second half of the 501st “year” as FISD resets to get back to work. My family vacation to Hong Kong was fabulous and we loved it so much we’re already talking of going back. Yes, it’s a big city but everyone is so friendly it was like being in Hawaii. But in a city. I met with members of the Hong Kong garrison on my final night and they were as gracious as could be. I’m still writing up my trip report so you can read more there when posted (it should be out any day), but in short if you can ever find a way to get to Hong Kong you should go, as it’s a fantastic place to vacation. On the merchandise front, we’ve sold out the last of the coins and patches are about closed out as of this writing. As I’m sure you’ve heard from your GCOs, LFL is working on changing the guidelines by which 501st merch can be created and sold, so we’re working on getting a few items in while we can as it’s not clear what those changes will be, though the rumour is that they will lead to less items being produced less often. Items currently in the queue that we are looking at doing are a re-issues of our standard items (coin, gold EI coin, patches) and FOTK version of the racer shirt, and perhaps a founder’s coin before end of year. There are some CRL changes that you’ll want to keep an eye on that should be completed soon. The first is an update of the TKC (Stormtrooper Commander) that is long overdue, based on meticulous research by our very own Glen (gmrhodes13). We’ll have one last pass for open comment this month then they’ll be baked. They will likely also carry over to the ICN (Incinerator) as the details are highly similar. We are on the cusp of having The Last Jedi Phasma done – only a few photos left and when published will be the last open CRL we have in the works. For the second half of the term, our focus will shift from creating new policies and initiatives to investing and delivering on ensuring that FISD remains the best resource for stormtroopers and stormtrooper costuming worldwide. The landscape is always changing (new vendors, new ways of making props, new details found in research) and you can count on FISD to provide all the details you need. Keep on trooping, With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” Detachment Leader Members, Centurions, Expert Infantryman, lend me your ears This year is charging along at light speed and at its current rate we shall do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs with a couple to spare, and before you know it 2019 will have landed. Detachment planning for the remainder of the term is underway so I will discuss a few items that are still happening or are going to happen in the very near future as we work together to achieves a few goals. March to 1000: Yes this is still running, so please keep those builds going and EI applications rolling in. The deployment office has employed another Deputy and are on top of submissions so so don’t delay, become an Expert infantryman today New Merch: A thread is up for expressions of interest on a First Order FISD race shirt variant here We have one design that reflects closely our current branding model, but this is not to say it can be our only option. If you are one of our talented members who would like to offer some alternate designs, here is your chance. We are working with a short time frame for reasons which I will explain shortly, but please If you can get something together in the next week or so, go for it!! As mentioned in the shirt thread, there are some things that need to be organised before this shirt run can become a reality. 1. A final decision on a design, so if we have some choices, that will be decided on consensus. 2. Approximate numbers interested, we have a thread running but this will soon contain another design I hope, numbers will effect the final price, the more in, the cheaper they will become. 3. LMBO approval, Paul and I will look after part. 4. Most important outside of the above is for someone to helm the run. This is a great opportunity, to help your Detachment and learn a few things along the way. You will have assistance, you will have someone to answer any questions and you will have support through the process. I have spoken with Pretzel (Preston) our Attache Ambassador, and he would like to offer this opportunity up to the Attaches, so he will discuss this further in his section of the newsletter. Our last shirt run was handled by Alay (Sarah) who did and outstanding and thorough job, so she has offered guidance to whoever takes on the responsibility of this new run. I wrote further up in this article that there is a limited time frame for shirt designs and execution for this run. As you may or may not be aware, LFL/Disney will be releasing a statement regarding all legion merch. Now we can only speculate what that may entail, but it has been suggested that merch runs might be restricted in type and quantity compared to how legion operates them currently, so moving quickly to gain approval from the LMBO on these shirts could prove very important in the near future. New Staff Member I would like you all to welcome our newest addition to the Deployment officer team Dan "CableGuy" As part of future proofing high time demand roles like costume approvals, we now have our regulars Tony, Joseph supported by two Deputies in Shane and Dan. These guys will be getting up to speed on everything required to give balanced and informative EIB and Centurion reviews in this quieter period. The aim is to make sure in any events such as vacations, sickness or even someone wanting to take a break, that the day to day approvals will continue in a timely fashion and decrease work load in busy periods. Until next time With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer An Introduction From Dan Dear Troopers, (and aspiring troopers), of the FISD, After 7 months working with the Imperial Attache team, it’s a great honour to have been asked to join the team of Deployment Officers. As a deputy DO, I will continue to do my best at assisting the community with their builds and queries, whilst also assisting with the EIB and Centurion applications. For those that don't know much about me, I share the same story as many - from the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope as a child, I wanted to be a Stormtrooper! Seeing them blast their way onto Tantive IV was eye opening. When running around the house with my brother as children, shouting "pew pew", we were pretending to be the Stormtroopers. As an adult, I stumbled across starwarshelmets.com and spotted a sign behind a picture of two TKs for “SDS”. Reading further, Shepperton Design Studios was (at that stage) regarded as holy grail of TK lids and was based around 5 miles from my house - 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 first experience of the UKG was in 2015, Legoland UK, and I was blown away! That certainly spurred me on. My SDS lid had become yellow after all those years - my decision to renovate (full respray) in 2017 lead me to whitearmor.net and, as they say, the rest is history. So, I’m now a cleared Imperial Stormtrooper (Centurion) with the UKG 501st with my RWA Creations armour and modified DoopyDoos E-11. With 9 troops under my belt, I'm enjoying each one more and more. As a father of two children, (2 yrs and 6 yrs), it is always a pleasure bringing smiles to faces young and old, my own children included. Working alongside Tony (ukswrath) and Joseph (JustJoseph) is an exciting opportunity, especially given their high regard within the FISD community. I look forward to helping members new and old in the future. The FISD community has played a huge part in my journey so far, and I feel I have seen this get even better over the last year or so. I look forward to helping more and more troopers reach their dream of becoming an Imperial Stormtrooper. With Unquestioned Loyalty Dan Branton TK- 42911 "CableGuy" Deployment Officers With Unquestioned Loyalty Tony Jobe TK-10116 "ukswrath" Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjoseph63" Deployment Officer Deputies With Unquestioned Loyalty Shane Aubrey TK- 71969 "Shanester" Deputy Deployment Officer With Unquestioned Loyalty Dan Branton TK- 42911 "CableGuy" Deputy 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 TKC - A new thread has been started to discuss some recently found inconstancies with this costume and suggested changes, you can find the discussion here and the CRL 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. With Unquestioned Loyalty Andrew Franke TK-11469 "Sly11" Executive Officer Census, It's Nearly That Time Again 501st Legion Census begins on 1st October so if you haven't yet trooped in this census year (1st October 2017 - 30th September 2018) then you best get out there soon. 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. Remember if you haven't trooped in this census year you may find yourself marked RESERVE, which will mean you will not be able to vote in the next election. From October 1st you can access the census here Note you must be registered on the main forums to participate in the census, register:here OK, it happens. You look at your Legion profile and it shows that your detachment affiliation to FISD is pending, or otherwise incorrect. Why does this happen, and what is detachment affiliation anyway, and what will FISD do about it? The answer is that detachment affiliation is only ever used once a year, and for one purpose. The only time the Legion ever uses it for anything is to determine who can run for DL and who can vote in detachment elections. That's it. Otherwise it is pretty much ignored and not used for anything. The process of validating detachment membership is cumbersome and time consuming because people use different email information between their Legion and detachment logins, and that there is no way to bulk update the rosters. For a small detachment it is not a big deal to do this manually, but for a detachment the size of FISD with hundreds and soon thousands of 501st members, it's impossible. Fortunately we have technical folk both on FISD and in the Legion web team. Once a year they take a feed from FISD's database and do a bulk update on the Legion database. This occurs right before the election cycle starts and is done once per year. Pro tips: 1) Ensure the email address you use on the Legion & FISD boards are the exact same. 2) Ensure that your FISD profile has the correct TKID. 3) If after the bulk update is complete and your profile is still not updated, and you are 100% sure your info is in sync between the two boards, then ask for to the Legion web team. They should get feedback on why this isn't working. 4) If all else fails, ping the FISD staff. Which basically means that we'll simply tell the 501st web team to bulk approve everyone To check detachment affiliation go to the 501st Mb database here then click Your Profile Data. Hope that answers everyone's questions! Well with the summer on it’s way out (for some of us), this month’s inductee couldn’t have caught a better back drop for this photo! I’m captioning this one: “Cosmic sunset or Death Star destruction? Whatever happened either way, these Troopers made it look cool!” Please join me in welcoming TK - 94616 Carl Ray to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame. With Unquestioned Loyalty Aaron Gibson TK99725 "Pyrates" Imperial Propaganda CLOSED Troopers Helping Troopers Photo Contest Unfortunately due to the lack of submissions this competition has been closed. thread here With Unquestioned Loyalty With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" Attaché Ambassador Want Your Troop to be Included? Just a reminder if you would lie 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. August - September Dragon Con More here By: Christine, Cricket, TK10401 Perth Airport Troop More here By: Glen, gmrhodes13, TK85421 Retail Embargo Lift For most of the year we are under an embargo from LFL and can not attend retail locations unless prior approval has been given by them. At certain times of the year this embargo is lifted, generally around Blu-Ray / movie releases, May 4th and Force Friday, the recent correspondence from LFL outlines the lift of the embargo: "While there is currently a retail moratorium on character appearances in effect, it is being lifted for the week of September 24th - 30th for the SOLO Blu-Ray release and then again for the weeks between November 15th - December 31st to celebrate the holiday season. All fans, costumed or otherwise, can participate with retailers of their choice within these windows with the restriction that costumed appearances must not be used in the advertising for the event. Although these store appearances will be treated like an open invite, we’ll leave it to the fan groups to independently organize around these events as they see fit. LFL will not need to approve or coordinate these". "Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters. If the retail location does not stock Star Wars products you should NOT be attending." As always there are strict rules, please speak to your Garrison Commanding Officer, Squad Leader or if you have one Garrison Events Coordinator before organising any event. *REMEMBER* Always follow your garrison/squad's guidelines when in comes to organising Disney/LFL promotional troops, only command staff can deal direct with LFL. 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 Attache! 1. Arthur @giskard8 is the first Imperial Attache for the Hong Kong Garrison and is the current XO. We look forward to his contributions! Please give him a warm welcome when you see him on the boards. 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. The cost will be $5.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $6.00 each for those outside the U.S You can find the thread here Attachés? We need YOU! Fellow Attaches, Let me first start off in saying THANK YOU for your continued service on the FISD boards. You have all done well on welcoming new members and providing build advice to members making the journey into the White Zone. As the topic suggests, we need ONE of you to step up! To go above and beyond the call of duty. We need one brave soul to host the next run of FISD racing shirts for the FIRST ORDER! Is it hard? YUP Will you get help? Absolutely. Will hundreds of troopers appreciate your hard work and dedication? You bet. Will you question why you volunteered? Oh yes. Ask @Alay But.. It is a rewarding experience, and a journey you will not make alone. If you feel up to the task. PM me or post in this thread here, and I will fill you in on the details. THANK YOU With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" 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 forums! With Unquestioned Loyalty Joseph Pedigo TK-10963 "justjoseph63" Deployment Officer This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. FOR August - September the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate: Expert Infantry Badge Award: Dave Gilmore "ATAUK" TK 73076 EIB 849 Jose G. Garcia "TK 71627" TK 71627 EIB 850 Arthur Wong "giskard8" TK 39093 EIB 851 Christopher Bailey "nosferachew" TK 66401 (HWT) Second EI award! GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3! Request your free EIB certificate here Centurion Badge Award: Jeff Rich "11b30b4" TK 20980 Centurion 407 Lionel Gallardo "Lionel Noronha Gallardo" TK 27056 Centurion 408 Ignacio Garcia "501 pendragon" TK 13912 Centurion 409 Arthur Wong "giskard" TK 39093 Centurion 410 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 passed the 800 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! FISD Merch Reform The FISD for sale and merchandise rules have been in a place for a long time - they were liberally taken directly from CTN (the 501st clonetroopers detachment) and haven’t had to be tweaked much in 10+ years. For the most part things have been going well, however we’ve seen an increasing amount of reports of buyers making demands that fall outside reasonable expectations. We have had more than one occasion during merch runs, where a member files a PayPal dispute immediately upon seeing someone else post that they have received their items, and the filing member has not received theirs yet. This is a major pain. It locks up the PayPal account of the person managing the run, and could potentially cause other members to panic and file claims. Nobody wins in this situation. It clogs up the management of the run, creates a mob mentality, and cannot lead to anything productive regarding possible resolution to what wasn't a problem until that PayPal dispute was filed. The run manager (whether the DMBO or not) is acting on behalf of the Detachment to include the membership, and going straight to PayPal disputes is disrespectful of everyone involved, to include other members who ordered the item(s). Filing PayPal disputes without seeking resolution or an answer from the run manager/Detachment Command Staff should carry a suspension of no more than 30 days - really it is the same as someone messing up the forum experience for others, except that this is actually messing with people's lives and money. To protect against this, the following changes are being made to merch runs for FISD effective immediately: 1. Buyers have 30 days from shipment to report a missing or lost item for domestic runs. Sellers are only required to retain proof of shipment for 30 days. Why? Domestic shipments should normally arrive in about 7 days. Some people are claiming items never shipped 5 months after a run was closed, which is way too long to ask people to retain shipping material. If your domestically shipped item hasn’t arrived after 30 days IOW, you lose the right to claim it was never shipped. 2. Buyers have 60 days from shipment to report a missing/lost item for international runs. Most items are received in under 30 days, however we know some countries are pretty bad. Sellers must keep shipping documentation for 60 days on international items. If the shipper can provide tracking information (e.g. a tracking number for domestic or a customs form for international), they are not held liable for items lost or missing in the mail. Any concerns post them on the announcement thread due shortly. With Unquestioned Loyalty Paul Hoeffer TK8020 “Daetrin” Detachment Leader Interest Thread - FOTK version FISD Racing Shirt This one is something that many have been waiting for. This is an interest thread to gauge numbers, please post if you would like to see this run eventuate. You can find the thread here OR FISD Coffee Mugs - 2 Designs! $14 each + $5 shipping in the US + $10 shipped international Sales thread here Design One Design Two FISD Brothers in Arms Sticker 3.5 inch round stickers $4.00, shipping included Reference: Brothers in Arms Thread here paypal sales@trooperbay.com 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, Tim, Marcus, Preston or myself. With Unquestioned Loyalty Glen "Q" Rhodes TK85421 "gmrhodes13" PRO - Newsletter Facebook & Twitter With Unquestioned Loyalty Daniel Lauber TK55550 - "Ripper_L" PRO - Facebook Page Instagram With Unquestioned Loyalty Preston Christman TK-91488 "Pretzel" PRO - Instagram FISD Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Tim Waychoff TK-51878 "Dark CMF" PRO - Facebook Group With Unquestioned Loyalty Marcus Dohring TK-14057 “JODOKAST” PRO - Facebook Group 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! NEW Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official 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/fisd501st On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department
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    Hi all! During the recent changeover to the new server, the program for issuing certificates for EI and Centurion was affected. Mathias has worked like a madman to get this resolved and has come through like a hero! If you requested one during or since the 1st of August, I am working to get those issued. We appreciate your patience, and if there are any problems, just PM me. Thanks! Joseph
  47. 7 points
    And we are back.... Ok so here is what happens when the site is down for a week. Well Crap! Bad timing on my part. The site has been down since I began this build to I am typing it all up and will post everything I have done once the site is back up. In the words of that Supreme Sith Lord Jar Jar Binks, “Hello Boyos, Mesa Back”. I have decided to do this in a separate thread from my ROTK and keep this thread here on FISD rather than on MEPD for a few reasons. To avoid and confusion and/or misconceptions here are the reasons: #1. I believe, and have always believed that the (as it is now being called) Crystal Patrol Pack is NOT a sandtrooper. The Crystal Patrol Pack is clearly noted in literature from Rogue One that it is a “duty patrol” not a classification. Further, I have read that the “bottom line” is that MEPD gets the “dirty” Stormtroopers. Well, there are numerous pictures of the Crystal Patrol Pack “trooper” that are clean, clean, clean white armor troopers (ex. Celebration Europe pictures). So not all the crystal patrol packs troopers are dirty and to be quite honest, I have a dog in this fight. I do not want to “dirty” my $1,800.00 investment in the ONLY ROTK to be both EIB and Centurion approved. Regardless, this Horse has been beaten to death and it is clear that at least some of the parties who made the decision to give this pack to MEPD are not willing to change their minds at this point. Further, it really does not matter what I and numerous others think, what is done is done. So that is reason #1 why this thread is here first and will eventually be cross posted on MEPD. Please do not respond to this reason by arguing for the “why” the Crystal Patrol Pack is now an MEPD asset, it is not the reason for this thread and I do not wish to get into a “Johnson” measuring contest. #2. All of the research for the ROTK CRLs and the Crystal Patrol Pack were done here on FISD by you guys. Sure many of you are MEPD as well but this discussion was started here and since you all did the heavy lifting, the credit should stay with you here. #3. I do not know the people on MEPD as well as I have come to know you guys. All of you have been instrumental in me accomplishing my TK build and attaining EIB and Centurion. I value your input and suggestions. I do not have any issues with MEPD or the people on that forum but I started out my 501st adventure here on FISD and I just feel more at home here. Like I said, I will cross post this build on MEPD in the future. Anyway here is the link to my ROTK build if you want it. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44463-11b30b4’s-rotk-build/ So here is my Crystal Patrol Pack Build… When I ordered all the stuff for my ROTK, I also started to collect all the parts needed for the Crystal Patrol Pack. In a very short time I had everything I needed and just required the time to build this thing. For anyone looking to build this pack or has questions about building this pack there are several build threads here on FISD in the RO section, on MEPD in the RO section, and on the FB page for the pack build. I will link everything relevant here: FISD https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/39073-celebration-europe-2016-rogue-one-stormtrooper-back-pack-build/ https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/38162-rogue-one-stormtrooper-back-pack-part-found/ MEPD http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/66-crystal-patrol-field-pack/ Face Book https://www.facebook.com/rogueonetkbackpack/ The Build… I am hoping to achieve a very close approximation of the Celebration Europe examples of the packs. It will not be perfect but very close to what we have seen and know about the pack. Ok so for my build the thing that I expect to take the longest is the dyeing of the Alice pack and shoulder straps so I started this first. This is my Large LC-2 Alice Pack and LC-2 Shoulder Straps. Most people who build this pack use the woodland camouflage LC-2 Shoulder Straps but I located the Shoulder Straps in OD so these are what I am using. I posted a link on where to get the OD straps on the Celebration Europe thread on FISD if you are looking for them. The LC-2 Alice Pack comes in three sizes and the pack used for this build is the Large Pack. Most military surplus stores have them and there is information on the previously mentioned Celebration Europe thread to be able to distinguish the differences between the sizes. The Dye I am using is the Rit Black powder dye and the Rit Black DyeMore liquid dye. So I mostly followed the recommendations of the Celebration Europe thread and soaked the pack in1 gallon of boiling water then mixed the powder dye and 1 cup of white vinegar with another gallon of boiling water. I then added the dye water to the pack bucket and stirred everything about every 20 minutes for the first hour then made sure everything was submerged and left it for another 2 hours. Then I pulled everything out and hung it to air dry overnight. While the pack was dying, I knocked out the six 1”x22” bed roll straps. The Celebration Europe thread says to use tan cotton webbing but I used 1” tan polypropylene webbing I had on hand. The weave was the same as the cotton straps used so I figured I can make this work. The key was to paint the webbing but leave the ends tan. For the paint, I used a can of Rust-Oleum Camouflage OD spray paint I had on hand. I did a test and it worked great. I needed the ends to remain tan so I used a Q-tip and some petroleum jelly to mask the ends of the straps about ¼” on both sides, then I tacked the straps to some card board. I spray painted the straps with a very heavy coat and let them dry, then flipped them and did the same on the other side. Next, I took the cam-loc buckles I ordered and spray painted them with the OD paint as well. When the straps were dry I used a paper towel to remove the petroleum jelly and then cleaned the tips again with some rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. Exactly the look I wanting. Next, I stitched the straps to the buckles. The Celebration Europe thread says to do this by hand but I have an industrial sewing machine and some tan thread so I did it with the machine. And that finished the bedroll straps. Next I worked on the Grande box. Following the Celebration Europe thread I disassembled the box. Then I marked and drilled the twelve 5mm back mounting holes. Then I marked and did the twelve 1+” wide hole cut-outs. And that was Day one in a nut shell. Day two… I started by taking the dry Alice Pack and Shoulder Straps upstairs and threw them in the washing machine with no soap for a rinse and spin cycle. Once they were done, I again submerged them in 1 gallon of boiling water. I then Mixed the Rit DyeMore in another gallon of boiling water and added it to the bucket with the pack. Again I stirred the pack every 20 minutes for the first hour then l let everything sit submerged for another two hours. Took everything out and hung it to air dry. While the pack was dying, I started working on the antenna. The Celebration Europe thread had identified the fishing pole used for the antenna was the Avanti Precision X 12ft 3-piece Float Rod; however, that rod is no longer in production. A very close alternative is the NGT Float Master which is rumored to be made in the same factory. I managed to find several for sale for $24.95. I posted the link on the Celebration Europe thread and on MEPD. The only significant difference it that the threads at each eye are silver on the NGT vs red on the Avanti. I will fix that later but for now I wanted to get the antenna mostly done. In this picture you can see the silver threads (yellow circle) and also notice the rod wrapping (green circle) which are exactly the same as the Avanti. For the antenna you only need the top part of the 3 piece rod which is about 50 inches. The very top end of the rod is cut off removing the top eye. The cut should be about 50mm from the top of the second eye. Using my dremel cut off wheel, I chopped off the top. Next I removed all the plastic inner rings in each eye with needle nose plyers and an x-Acto knife. For the tip I got an assortment of vacuum caps from AutoZone and used the smallest one (5/32”) cap but it was still a little big for the rod end. So I added two layers of heat shrink to the end of the rod then added the snug fitting cap. Next I threaded the ¼” rubber surgical tubing I got off amazon through the top three eyes and wrapped is for the area between the third and fourth eyes (counting from the top) then continued the threading for the reminder of the eyes. The Celebration Europe thread calls for a 4mm ID black silicone tubing but I figure my tubing is close enough. The one issue I had was that when wrapped in the spiral, the tubing compressed and looks flat. To fix this, I inserted some black para cord inside the tubing for the area that gets wrapped and this made a big difference. So this finished the antenna with the exception of coloring the threads to red from silver. Next, I made the bed roll. So on the Celebration Europe thread there is no consensus on what was actually used for the bed roll. It looks to me like they used a USGI shelter half which would be consistent with most US military stuff so I snagged a shelter half from a surplus store and cut it in half. One of my concerns with this pack was the weight and how it has the potential to damage my TK armor so I want the weight to be a light as possible. Next I took the half and filled it with some poly fill and rolled it. Presto, bed roll. And that wraps day two… Day three… I started off with taking the now dry pack and shoulder straps and running them through another rinse and spin cycle in the washing machine and then a quick tumble dry in the dryer. While that was happening I painted the threads of the antenna red. For this I used Tamiya clear red (X-27) acrylic paint. I simply applied it with a small brush on the threads and presto red threads that are a damn near perfect match for the Avanti rod. After the pack and shoulder straps were dry, I took the shoulder strap that is worn on the left side and masked it off. I should note that this is actually the right shoulder strap. For some reason they are reversed on the pack but this is the way its done so this is the shoulder strap I used. After masking, I spray painted the shoulder strap with Rust-Oleum OSHA Orange spray paint. This took numerous thick wet coats because the nylon would absorb the paint. The guys on the Celebration thread used a plastic-dip type of paint that avoided the nylon soaking up the paint but I had the Osha Orange on hand so I used it. Eventually the paint began to settle on the top. Once it was sort of dry in the thin areas, I removed the masking. Since I was spraying the paint so thick, it did bleed under the masking tape a little. Once the masking was removed I cleaned up the bleeding a little with a Q-Tip and some acetone. I did leave it somewhat messy though since it needs to have the “used” look. I also smeared some of the wet paint in the two masked off areas inside the rectangle to give the impression that they had once been orange. All this will get more weathering later on but for now, it looks good to me. Next, with a seam ripper, I removed all the straps and back pad that are required to be removed as indicated in the Celebration thread. Next, I took some 1” black polypropylene and the correct brass buckles and made the four buckles that would be added to the pack. Once these were sewn, I sewed them to the pack in the correct spots. Next I stuffed the pack and 3 outer pockets with closed cell foam, then mounted it to the M75 frame. Next, I mounted the grenade box to the M-75 frame with black zip ties. I lined the inside of the grenade box with some black spandex material I had and then mounted the grenade cover. And that wraps day three… Day four (FISD site still not up)… So I only got a few things done today. First I mounted the shoulder straps and the lifeboat hook greeble. Next I mounted the bed roll and antenna. I am thinking I may have too much stuffing in the bed roll but I can fix that later. Overall, I like how the pack looks and all I need to do now is whether it and it will be done. And that is it for the update. Thanks for the interest. Day 5 update… First, I unstitched the end of the bed roll and removed some of the foam. I re-stitched the end and mounted it on the pack. I mounted the antenna and it looks better now. Next, I mixed up some craft paints using several browns, greys, greens, and black to develop about 4 colors of mud for weathering. I applied each color with a small 1” brush using several methods (splatter, dry brush, wash, etc…). One of the colors I sued was a champagne pearl brown, this color added the effect of light glittering that one often sees with actual sand and mud (yellow circle). I am also in the process of adding some black felt to the inside of the frame to help protect my armor from wearing the pack. And that is it. The pack is mostly finished but I need to try it on with the armor and see if any additional protective padding will be needed. I am also curious if I will need to remove my Thermal Detonator to wear the pack. That’s the update so far. Thanks for the interest. Update… and this site outage really sucks since I am not getting any feedback from you guys about this build. Well I put on my kit with the pack and surprisingly everything seems to work well together. No issues with the shoulder straps, Thermal Detonator, or back plate. Walked around a bit in the back yard and I think we are a go for the DragonCon Parade. Here are some pics my wife took. Thanks for the interest.
  48. 7 points
    Thanks everyone! Turns out I love wearing leather accessories and getting dirty. Errr... . Anyhoo, I got bored at work and decided to play around in photoshop. Tee hee. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  49. 7 points
    http://501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=28607 I started my Jimmiroquai Rogue One TK on April 2nd and was approved on July 22nd. I got this kit to celebrate my 50th birthday. This kit is very different from OT TKs in many ways but perhaps the single largest difference (from a construction perspective) is that it is made of flexible fiberglass rather than HIPS. It must be painted and most of the problems I have run into have been centered on paint more than any other aspect. I have been told that my build thread here in FISD is pretty extensive and comprehensive so I will not rehash all the good and bad things that came from the build. I will simply provide a link to the thread and anyone wanting to read through it can do so. https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/44463-11b30b4’s-rotk-build/ I chose the Rogue One TK because of the detail and I loved Rogue One. This is not my first costume. I have been an active member of the Mandalorian Mercs since January 2018 and have been told that my Mando build was equally extensive. So now I will be seeking EIB and Centurion for my ROTK. I am very excited to be an official member of the 501st and I have been blown away with the support of all the members who helped me along the way. I would like to thank the following members for all their help and assistance: 6306 Thumpy~ Support and recommendations on FISD 42114 Bulldog44 Support and recommendations on FISD and making an awesome scope. 3276 zv288bot Support and recommendations on FISD and in GA Garrison ????? LTM Support and recommendations on FISD and in GA Garrison ????? sskunky Support and recommendations on FISD ????? Zeddy Support and recommendations on FISD ????? GilFran007 Support and recommendations on FISD 10911 themaninthesuitcase Support and recommendations on FISD 72822 Dragon_a Support and recommendations on FISD ????? cbrant Support and recommendations on FISD ????? THMAustin Support and recommendations on FISD 8867 sandtrooper Support and recommendations on FISD 76253 TKSnake Support and recommendations on FISD 55550 Ripper_L Support and recommendations on FISD ????? mikebrierly Support and recommendations on FISD ????? Zsherman Support and recommendations on FISD And a very special thanks to the following members for their selfless contributions and most constructive assistance, without your input, I would not have been able to complete this kit. 8198 Ramblin Trooper For all his assistance and hosting Armor Parties 1183 Lonewolf For all his assistance and hosting Armor Parties ????? Big Deal Support and recommendations on FISD 82214 DEVOLVER Support and recommendations on FISD 10116 ukswrath Support and recommendations on FISD 35679 darthcue Support and recommendations on FISD 18545 Azrok (GA Garrison GML) Thanks for approving my kit and your humbling complements.
  50. 7 points
    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, (as seen above) will be bestowed to those who consistently exemplify the meaning of Imperial Attache, which will be added above their EIB or Centurion badge. 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. These recipients are awarded based on going above and beyond their Imperial Attache duties. This Thread will be Pinned and Locked to display the recipients of this award and serve as a reminder to us all of their dedication and unquestioned loyalty to the FISD and our mission. Thank You, Attaches. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Joseph (justjoseph63) FLG Awarded May 2017 If anyone is deserving of this award the most it is him. A pioneer of the Attache program. Constantly on the FISD boards serving proudly on the Attache Staff, FISD Staff and as a Deployment Officer. He offers a variety of items to help get your trooper to Centurion! One of the true Legends of this community. Glen (gmrhodes13) TAG Awarded May 2017 What can I say... the guy is truly a legend here on the FISD, so no explanation necessary. To be honest, if we could only give out one ribbon, it would go to him. Aaron (Pyrates) BG Awarded May 2017 With almost 3000 posts in 18 months (and 1800+ "likes") his record speaks for itself. His informative and helpful posts have been an enormous assistance to many, especially in the Badlands Garrison. Christoph (Ripper_L) GG Awarded May 2017 Our "main guy" in the German Garrison has also moved up to Admin. status, he continues to do us and the GG proud as Attache. A "Trooper's Trooper". Chris (themaninthesuitcase) UKG Awarded May 2017 Chris truly embodies the spirit of "Troopers helping Troopers". His participation and advice have helped hundreds, and both we and the UK Garrison are lucky to have him. Kyle (Zarlon) GLG Awarded May 2017 Kyle is constantly on the FISD, greeting new posters, offering advice, and encouraging everyone. In my opinion one of our best. Anthony (Redforce) ECG Awarded May 2017 A mainstay on the FISD, he always takes the time to greet new folks, has sage advice and is happy to share it. A definite PLUS for this program. Eric (Tolo) GFI Awarded May 2017 Another legend here in the FISD also serving dual roles as Attache and Admin. A plethora of information, he is always willing to help out anyone who needs it. Christian (v7sg) PRG Awarded May 2017 Besides doing the I.A. patch run, he is a fountain of knowledge and is always there to help, especially for those going for FOTK. Gary (flashpoint0214) FLG Awarded May 2017 Gary is incredibly active on the FLG boards and very active in the Makaze Squad, also serving as the Charity Liaison. He (and his father, also a Centurion) hold frequent armor parties and have been responsible for countless basic, level 2 and 3 approvals for TKs in central FL. Steve (starsaber25) ECG Awarded May 2017 Although Steve has moved up to the Admin. staff, he also serves as one of our best Attaches and does an outstanding job in both roles. Tony (ukswrath) GGG Awarded June 2017 ... Really? Ok. It's Tony. Probably helped you with your TK if you were on these boards. How many tutorials did this guy make? I mean seriously.. What can I say. Tony has been an extraordinary asset to the FISD and troopers around the world. 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. Andrew (Sly11) RBG Awarded June 2017 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 Allan (allan1313) ECG Awarded June 2017 Also a mainstay here and one of our best I.A.s by far, he exemplifies the "Troopers helping Troopers" motto. Randy (magni) NEG Awarded June 2017 Is always in the forefront of providing great information, greeting new folks and assisting future and approved TKs with advice and guidance. Kalani (kman) SoCal G Awarded September 2017 A member since January of 2016, Kalani has consistently been an exemplary team member of the I.A. program and has gone above and beyond in all aspects of the position, especially in the area of welcoming new folks. Christian (Novak Dimon) GG Awarded September 2017 As a member of our German Garrison, Christian has reached out to members of the FISD worldwide and used his knowledge to help them on their white-armor journey. Shane (Shanester) BAG Awarded February 2018 Shane continues to amaze me with the amount of time and effort he puts into sharing his knowledge and making new folks feel at home here, exemplifying the spirit of "Troopers helping Troopers" He sets a pace that I hope all others will follow, and see bigger things in his future here at the home of shiny white armor Sarah (Alay) CTG Awarded June 2018 She has been serving with the FISD as an Attache for well over a year. The most notable service is for her tiring and relentless efforts in the most recent FISD racing shirt run. This is a true labor of love, and we feel that is well deserving of this prestigious award. Ben (Buttons) CG Awarded July 2018 Ben has been serving with the FISD as an Attache for well over a year! Ben is recognized for his continued efforts in the Attache program, but most recently hosting and re-opening popular FISD ID Badges for the community. We love the new designs! Daniel (TheSwede) NG Awarded August 2018 Daniel has been on the front lines giving troopers extremely detailed advice. He is on the boards almost every day if NOT every day! You can see the passion in his posts. More Attaches can look to him as an example! Luc (Lucnak) CCG Awarded October 2018 Luc has been an extraordinary part of the I.A. team and is currently at the forefront of assisting new FO TKs. His experience and loyalty to the FISD are unquestionable with his great advice. We are honored to have him part of the team. Christine (Cricket) GG Awarded October 2018 Christine has been an extraordinary part of the I.A. team! No doubt that you may have already seen her vertically challenged build threads that many troopers referenced. She is a valuable resource and we are very lucky to have her on the team. Brien (Harbinger) CCG Awarded November 2018 Brien has earned this award for his countless contributions for the FISD & Attache Program. Most merch that you have purchased, may have been designed by this trooper. His continued efforts on his graphic skills are something that should be celebrated and recognized. Today we salute you Brien! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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