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  1. On 1/15/2020 at 5:25 PM, LoneSentry said:

    Thanks to this thread, I've started amassing all the tools, supplies, etc. This was today's haul. Twelve magnets have been ordered, too. Dremel, mineral spirits, hammer, vise grips, etc. are all things I fortunately already own. Note the 1/4" wide white elastic--aiming for Centurion already! It sounds like the AP kit comes with snaps, rivets, and screws, so I am holding off on those to see what I end up with on BBB Day. Off to a good start!

     

     

    What's really great about your thorough investment in tools and consumables is that you'll use all of that on your next costumes and beyond (and there are always more costumes.) In fact, looking at my workbench most of the original stuff I bought for my TK is still there being used on the reg.

     

    -Eric

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  2. Plugging away on soft goods and supplies. Darman premium neck seal (velcro) ordered. Paint, nylon strapping, elastic, magnets, and a few other smaller things all been ordered. Boots will be ordered on Feb 7 when Imperial opens up again. Blaster will be the last thing I research/order, and probably wont move on that until the actual build starts. I'm happy with the progress so far. What once seemed a like huge daunting list doesn't seem so bad anymore. I should have almost everything in place to hit the ground running once BBB Day arrives (then real terror starts. Lol.) 


    Darman makes a mighty fine holster too.

    I buy my TK belts from Rob Kittle (up to maybe 6 by now):
    https://www.imperialissue.com

    -Eric

  3. Heyo... does anyone have a copy of this ridiculous mage? It's gone from photosuckit. It's been a long time but I would like to wield it again.

     

    Please PM me if you have it squirreled away somewhere.

     

    Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 11.19.50 AM.png

     

    Thanks,

     

    -Eric


  4. Just now, SolidScrafty said:


     

     


    Sounds good! If we need to trim down and reattach the cover strip, we can.
    If this costume is good for approval, make sure the GMLs give it to Holley Barker and not me, as she is the one wearing the kit. I'll PM you with her email address and 501NEG screen name.

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    Right. Duh me. I'll go make myself another cup of coffee ASAP. When the CRL is complete and green she'll need to fill out the application for membership so she's in the database. Then the LMOses will work with the GMLses to get her approved. 

     

    The trimming of cover strips is totally up to FISD. 

     

    Another note: The CRL text in the first post probably needs mention of the squared of thigh pack if FISD wants to make that a L1 requirement.

     

    -Eric

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  5. Thanks Mike. The photos look good enough to me even if some bits are out focus here and there.  

     

    The cover strip on the one thigh goes over the ridge. I'm ok with it but I'll leave that, and a no/no go on rest of the photos, up to Sarah and team. 

     

    Below is a wee test. I was a little worried that they'd be too dark but after a little bit of fiddling they're easy enough to brighten up. Someone with better photoshop skills will be able to deal with the red color bleed through hue onto the white parts. 

     

    I suggest  this costume be called The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper in the CRL. 

     

    Once FISD is happy and the CRL is green we'll tell your (our) GML to approve you. 

     

    -Eric

     

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  6. 8 hours ago, SolidScrafty said:

    Yeah, that's the right game. The models are directly extracted from the game's files. The amount of weathering on the models is what was intended to be in game... although it's sometimes hard to see in game play because of the lighting and environment. 

     

    I booted up my Xbox and took these pictures of my TV screen. On Felucia, in certain lighting, it's easier to see that this costume is actually pretty dirty. 

     

     

    Darth Aloha is right about the black stripe on the ear. Since it's seen in game, it ought to be seen on the real life costume. 

    Thanks Mike. That's really helpful. I'm sort of a dummy when it comes to video games. It looks like you're right on track weathering wise.

     

    Please make sure your photos are as high resolution as possible for each view of the parts. 

     

    -Eric

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  7. The question on my mind is how heavily we should weight the models vs game play. It would be my preference to use as much game play as possible.

     

    I downloaded this youtube video and tool some screen shots in final cut. Hopefully I got the right video game :icon_eek:

     

     

    Ear paint evident. 

    Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 6.34.19 AM.png

     

    Flat thermal det panel for upper level?

    Also evidence of slight weathering and scuff marks.

    Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 6.35.17 AM.png

     

    More ear paint.

    Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 6.35.33 AM.png

     

     

    Square thigh pack. 

    Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 6.35.54 AM.png

     

    Scuffing/weathering.

    Screen Shot 2019-05-14 at 6.35.59 AM.png

     

    I'm open to this costume being heavily weathered but I'm not sure it looks as grimy in the game.

     

    Does anyone have a clue about the provenance of the model views? I really don't know how that stuff works. 

     

    -Eric


  8. 5 minutes ago, T K said:

    "Ok, unfortunately that seems to be the largest it would print since the shirt size is an XL, the model mock up is showing on a size Medium item. We can process a store credit for the item or refund."

     

    This is what they said. So if you want you can get a refund or store credit...

    Oh? That's the largest it could print? I'll keep it. It's still really cool.

     

    -Eric


  9. 5 minutes ago, T K said:

    Hold tight! I am figuring out how to get shirts done. I have never done this before, so bear with me.

     

     

    Spreadshirt.com did our detachment shirts for a good long while. They did all the shipping and stuff you just upload the design.

     

    I'm not sure why we stopped but I still wear those shirts 5 years later and they're still holding up.

     

    -Eric

     

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  10. So... what is this FizzDee thing? How does it work exactly?

     

    It's good to be back, yo.

     

    58 minutes ago, SuperTrooper said:

    Nice to have you back Brian.

    I just saw a ghost!

     

    On 3/15/2019 at 10:02 PM, Sly11 said:

    Hey Dawn, thank you for the detailed update and your teams Bio's.

    We know Mr Brager well :salute:

    Looking forward to seeing your CRL improvements and guides over the next few months.

    He just likes me because I bought him a beer.

     

    -Eric

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  11. Not sure if this is the correct thread to post this in, but it is the only one I found covering issues with the server move, so I give it a try:
     
    Is anybody aware of issues with notifications from FISD via email? Since the server move, I don't get any emails for incoming PMs and other things.
     
    Just me?



    I wouldn’t be surprised if some folks aren’t getting email. We did change the to way mail is sent. We’ll take a peek soon.

    Anyone else seeing problems with email notifications?

    -Eric



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