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  1. March 12 Ottawa Senators Star Wars Night Gave away upgraded seats and made the jumbotron and nhl.com as well. Great first real troop back after 2 years.
  2. There is no such thing as 501st approved. That is not an accurate statement. He may claim he worked with originals ... But original what? Moulds? Movie cast worn suits? Again, like recasters, this is not likely accurate nor any assurance of quality.
  3. Hi. If you haven't already, be sure to join the Capital City Garrison forum as we are your home unit :-)
  4. MT4thBWY video virtual troop. may 4th, my living room Our Garrison collected pictures and video of members celebrating Star Wars Day, as well as reliving their favourite parts of the movies or such. Ontario still has wave 3 hammering our shores so in person trooping is a ways away. We've done virtual St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and now May 4th :-) here's the video link, too big to upload here. don't crank the volume, first part is silent. https://www.dropbox.com/s/qnt4zsss0t37i3f/mt4bwy.mp4?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR08slZu3jrJZwJl5dGoTuYnLwHS33Pydyc93FmfgA9bmvpsMan_iS5SxJ0 [and only one ab-kidney connection was destroyed in the making. re-glued now.]
  5. I have quite a few full day troops at one event, or at one time 2 or 3 events on the same day. My garrison covers a lot, like, a lot, of territory, like, at 80km/hr maybe 3hrs drive north south and 5.5 hrs at 100km east west. I tend to have had more days free while doing an undergrad finally at age 50 and, well, I can afford to troop more than I can afford to scuba dive, finish my wampa, etc. 2019 I drove 4hrs for a troop in territory new to us then back for light the night for cancer. 8 hours in a car with no stereo, not enough to way too much coffee ( the social media updates are hilarious and definately pre- ADD diagnosis), and, like, 3 hours in costume. All worth it. May the 4th that year I hit 5 events over 16 hours from 0700 till midnight, broke a costume on the second, and 3 were planned to be solo troops but others made it out on their way to from other mt4bwy events that Saturday. Sorry. Rambling and ADD go hand in hand; rambling is the biggest sign of adult diagnosed ADD when someone's had it all their life but never knew. I'm happy to see multiday events counted as multiple troops just as locally for our internal trooping incentive each troop on the roster counts, so it gives members with other affiliation costumes ( rebels, mandos, superheroes locally) chances to suit up with each. I like your event log form and my Jawa is likely stealing it if that's ok with you since I've been telling myself to do the same, with pics, and something from the troop like their lanyard or flyers or receipt from something, but just like dishes (ADD combined with depression means I look at a task, know it needs doing, start it, think of another task, move on, know I need to finish, but can't. It's horrible saying ok do dishes, ok today I'll do them, ok just one set of cups, ok tomorrow. They're rinsed, no sitting with food yuck. Just ... Controlling the high ground, low ground, and deck in my kitchen. Today, they get done lol). Oh! My original intent was simply to say love the log, sometimes I can't get photo evidence due to lots of solo troops. Sorry.
  6. hey. i like paint templates. if you have a really steady hand and mix paint perfectly, maybe you won't need them. if you use them be careful about the placement, curves the right way, pencil thickness from the cheek. then put one on slowly and press it down as flat as you can. do the other. then paint white paint in the template and let it dry. paint a second coat of white. let it dry. the white pain fills all the gaps and imperfect spots. the blue will sit perfect now. paint: mix it. a lot. an awful lot. when you feel done, keep mixing. i uses a thin wooden stir stick from coffee shops. go nuts slowly mixing it. like for five minutes. then paint. if the blue goes on less than perfectly blue, this is the first coat. let it dry. repeat. same for any template really and the black edges around traps. brushes: the bigger the brush the bigger the mess. use a decent size round pointed one. L2 and L3 Build it to the red standards. red meets or exceeds blue in most cases since it (L3) is highest echelon. After basic approval at your garrison, make your EIB thread here with all the pics hosted somewhere else and just linked here. Once that award is in hand, repeat for Centurion. easy peasy.
  7. the extreme racing undersuit is good winter warmth for parades. i wore underarmour heat gear shorts and t-shirt in my fotk. cloth gaskets, i cant imagine the speed it would get toasty with chocolate scented floor mat gaskets :-)
  8. aw, i never did get an FOTK coin. OG75 badge yes. i forget if there were first 75 coins now.
  9. search Galactic Academy, sign her up, and she gets her own GA Id number just like Dad. Any costume counts, they are all about the experience not the details. if assistance technology is prevalent, there are lots of cool ways to incorporate things. make a project out of it, include her, sign up on the detachments that cover a costume she likes, or the rebel legion or mandos, and when she turns 18, give her a TK box :-)
  10. if she is over 18, she joins, as a handler or in a costume, and you troop, or if she is already a member, you join her :-) if she is not, that is up to your local garrison. some events are not kid friendly / safe / appropriate. e.g. younglings can join the Galactic Academy, and they have rules about trooping, mainly, accompanied / supervised by parent / guardian at all times. I haven't looked at specifics in a while, but adults used to be limited to not in costume so they were obviously a eagle-eyed parent watching over kids. given the special circumstances, I am sure your local garrison will be happy to make trooping with her possible. also, nothing stops you from escorting her around on Halloween, or her birthdays, etc.
  11. i remain confident that Salacious Crumb is what you get when you strip, shave, and fail to domesticate Jawa. the big assed versions on whatever cartoon they are on are what happens when you feed them after midnight.
  12. no. make sure the codpiece is so high and tight it either raises your voice an octave, or you feel an urge to walk on tip toes to prevent friction. if thats not possible and leaves the black gap then you will need to resize something, and you wont be able to walk like that....
  13. kit, or completed suit? also, I know you cant get onto the Canadian Garrison forums yet, but It would be a good idea to look up their GML email on 501st.ca or on 501st.com, find the groups. say hi, tell them you have a TK coming and want to know the joining process, and ask if they have Mentors still, build parties, or Armourers for commission. RSP is a great suit and it will look sharp when it is fitted to you. Just remember, go slow. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and fast is approved :-)
  14. sylverbard


    but are they separate thus allowing for a sling to be slid up to sit on the shoulder or is there still a bicept to should strapping? otherwise the sling would go on, then the bell to clavicle strap. otherwise I think the slings are a goof, an afterthought, or just to hold a blaster for display.
  15. yeah, dates might take a bit, that part of our forum is archived. will work on it.
  16. 150 please :-) will try to get dates added this weekend, that part of our forum is archived, and I have three papers due for grad school. whee.
  17. sylverbard


    sling under hard armour. are R1TK bells and bicepts different than ANH?
  18. you know, you could accept the advice of all the members with centurion armour and attache badges, all given good naturedly from 50 varying cultural backgrounds.... or not. the simple fact that FISD has kept every post since incarnation means you will find eleventy versions of "correct" as we evolved from polaroids and triple laser pointers to 4K.
  19. then, maybe, that "specific", isnt. lets play a game: top five burning unanswered questions. go.
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