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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Birthday 02/13/1978

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    AP Build TK / SE Boba Fett / Deployed Snowtrooper / Daft Troopers / Willrow Hood / ROTJ Palpatine


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    Southern California Garrison
  1. Yeah I flipped out at the "FEAR" part. Very cool!
  2. Hi Guys, Glad you enjoyed. This was shot a few months back and I was one of four SCG TK's (I'm the one with the DLT) to participate. We also had some officers and an Imperial Crewman. The Vader was from the production side, not 501st, and considering all the action work he did in costume fighting Batman, he held his own. I believe the shoot lasted a couple days. The TK's were only there one evening for our limited work. It was pretty quick and fun. The scariest part was having us on the ground for the Batman walk through. It took a couple people to ease us down in costume and luckily none of our kits were scratched up from the grated floor. We were very careful. Very glad to see that Vader won!
  3. Hi Eric and welcome! Sign up and introduce yourself on the Southern California Garrison forums. There is a very active group in OC that would love to help you on your TK journey! http://www.southerncaliforniagarrison.com/forums/
  4. Great work and keep the newsletters coming. Thank you!
  5. Welcome Dante! Make sure you say hello on the SCG page so you can find an armor party and fellow troopers. San Diego is a very busy area with lots of helping hands. http://www.southerncaliforniagarrison.com/forums/index.php?act=idx All the best on your build!
  6. My mom just sent me my original Vol-Tron I had from the 80's which is pretty awesome! She also has a huge bin of Lego from those days, but I'll probably have to pick that up in person...
  7. I see them used from time to time. There are a lot still out in the wild. I've seen people selling recast FX on eBay as well. I understand that is was the standard for the legion for years, but there are definitely more accurate and affordable alternatives at this point. They still remain very sentimental to people though. My first kit was a FX kit, but I donated the FX lid to a garrison mate for a charity fundraiser (it brought in $200) and never even used it for my approval into the legion.
  8. Great link and thank you. I remember this story, I just didn't know it was still in play.
  9. A friend showed me this item for sale in their magazine, and I was intrigued by the mixture of bubble lens and stunt frown, and whatever that brow material seems to be. So I looked it up and found even more unique features such as the ribbed texture on the back of the lid. It also appears from their online catalog that it's been up for auction three times without a buyer. Any thoughts or info on this? It would make for quite the conversation piece in your bucket collection... http://natedsanders.com/LotDetail.aspx?inventoryid=26072
  10. It's really hard to think they didn't have an FX helmet on hand (or at least photos) when designing. Those cheek proportions have a lot in common. I'm not a fan of it and I think it sets the work of this detachment back a bit, but I also appreciate the fact that there's a whole lot of Star Wars on the way to be thankful for.
  11. From memory the front three were shorter troopers (to help offset Vader) and facing that line up was Jonathan far left (Scootch lid/ FX kit), Daryl in the center (AP lid, AM kit) and Lauren on the right (RS lid/kit) ... It might just be the angle of that photo. You can see his lid again on that last photo of us in the gym. He's on the far right.
  12. I was just in Ventura this weekend visiting fellow troopers up there and working on a Fett Proto lid for display. Make sure to introduce yourself on SCG forums and we'll try to keep you posted on the next armor party to meet fellow troopers. http://southerncaliforniagarrison.com/
  13. Just for basic access? It should only take a few days to be confirmed. You won't have full 501st access until after you're approved and updated with your TK number. If you're still having issues feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll check with our webby to see if there's a problem.
  14. Awesome job by Gabriel (TS-10422) and Bryan (TK-10427) on a Daft Punk grammy night stormtrooper mash up... Bryan will be at SDCC this weekend and I fully expect some "one of these things is not like the others" photos with him and other TK's!
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