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  1. On 6/25/2019 at 12:42 AM, Dielotski said:

    LBB day

    Going on suggestions regarding Imperial Boot's sizing, I ordered a size larger than may dress shoe size.  Actually I think if I would have ordered my size it would have fit perfectly, but with the extra room I now have I can add inserts and thermal socks for winter trooping.





    you want the extra size for gell soles :-)

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  2. 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.

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  3. Just now, artsauer said:

    Thanks Sylverbard. She is only 13 so I'guess I can have her just tag along on age appropriate events.

    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 :-)

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  4. 54 minutes ago, artsauer said:

    Thanks for the well wishes. Quick question as a total NOOB to this whole thing. How is it possible to troop with my daughter after I get everything built and approved? 

    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.  

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  5. 1 hour ago, justjoseph63 said:

    If it raises your voice more than one octave, loosen the cod/posterior plate connection.  Otherwise, you may end up sounding like Salacious Crumb.

    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.



  6. 7 hours ago, chiefbonan said:

    Is it okay for the thigh to underlap the but piece show here?:



    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....

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  7. 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 :-)

  8. On 2/26/2020 at 5:14 PM, TheRascalKing said:


    Very much yes. The shape is different as well as the center ridge. They are also symmetrical (no swoop).

    The biceps are also different - they were not entirely closed and again are effectively symmetrical (meaning the general shape, as well as no thumbprint) though the way that they open/overlap does imply a left and right.

    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.



  9. 5 hours ago, Sn4k3 said:


    For you is something generic, standard.

    There are different opinions

    Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk

    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.





  10. On 1/19/2020 at 1:16 PM, BB63tk said:

    Can etzy be trusted for movie accurate tk neck seals

    read. the. getting. started. thread.






    slow is smooth. smooth is fast. fast is centurion out of the box.  everyone wants to be a centurion, right?


    seriously. read the thread. anh stunt armour is the most common.


    then the list of vendors.  everything is listed there.  some vendors ship international, some do not, so spend time checking their sites, or message them here.


    also, ask troopers in your local garrison who have EI or Centurion kits what they have.


    and, the most important awkward questions asked:  tell us your size and shape, there are many armour vendors, one will fit you better than the rest.


    e.g. I am 5'8" and 165 pounds, mesomorph, and about 95 cm around the navel circle. (gut)  ATA armour kits fit me 99% perfectly.  If I was 5'10" and my arms an inch longer, then it would be perfect.  Other armour is too big for me, but perfect for the six foot tall troopers that make people ask... well you know.  to which I reply "I am the correct height for a Stormtrooper."


    anywho, find a suitable kit first. then soft parts.  then find the list of tools someone has pinned.  and someone local to help you make that first cut. or all of them.  


    and we will all welcome your shiny white plastic ... suit, when you are approved.

  11. ... i thought I had started one, but I guess i just posted events separately when I had event pics.




        FISD troops  
    1   Living Local Fair 2015
    2   Geek market-Friday  
    3   Geek market-Saturday  
    4   Geek market-Sunday  
    5   Sens game  
    6   Kidsfest  
    7   Kidsfest  
    8   super secret friday troop  
    9   autism walk  
    10   FCBD Renfrew  
    11   Glebe Garage sale invasion  
    12   Cat Rescue  
    13   Glowfair  
    14   Guardian Angel School   
    15   Canada Day Casm  
    16   Taste of Manotick  
    17   Coticon  
    18   Hill Photos  
    19   Force Friday  
    20   Walk with Me L'Arche  
    21   Manotick Harvest Fest  
    22   MAW 4 wishes  
    23   SW at Frontenac Mall - sat  
    24   SW at Frontenac Mall- Sun  
    25   geek market  
    26   GO21 Walk  
    27   National Child Day CASM  
    28   Christmas Pics with the British High Commish  
    29   CHRI Pyjama party  
    30    renfrew winter carnival 2016
    31   CHEO Children's Gala  
    32   geeked out toy and collectibles  
    33    kidsfest sat  
    34    kidsfest sun  
    35   Parent and Child Expo  
    36   CAPE  
    37    ottawa geek market friday  
    38   ottawa geek market saturday  
    39   ottawa geek market sunday  
    40   Walk so Kids can Talk  
    41    fcbd kobolds  
    42    occ city hall meeting  
    43    occ friday  
    44    occ sunday  
    45   Owl Café CP  
    46   - may the 4th indigo  
    47    red lion charity dinner and market walkabout  
    48   Ottawa Champions  
    49    cheo visit  
    50   Bayview School fundraiser  
    51    stittsville school visit  
    52   - school 50th visit  
    53   Brain Tumor Walk  
    54    rogers house Star Wars afternoon  
    55   Ottawa Dragon Boat  
    56    cheo family fun day - first tfa troop  
    57    kingston movie night - second tfa troop  
    58    shackstock  
    59    taste of manotick  
    60    kanata cruise night  
    61    drive in movie night  
    62   Celebrity Server Night  
    63    Puppets up parade  
    64   COTICon  
    65    bridlewood bounce  
    66   - run for a woman's centre in CP  
    67    geek market saturday  
    68    geek market sunday  
    69    lansdowne family day  
    70    world trivia night  
    71   National Child Day  
    72    NAC Music - thursday  
    73   Ottawa Geek Market - sun 2017
    74   Kidsfest - sat  
    75   Kidsfest - sun  
    76   Kingston CC  
    77   CAPE  
    78   MAW Indigo  
    79   FCB Kobolds  
    80   FCB Owl Café  
    81   Kessel Run  
    82   Quinte Toy Con  
    83   Katiebear  
    84   Ottawa Brain Tumor Walk  
    85   Guardian Angels BBQ  
    86   Ottawa Dragon Boat  
    87   Zack and Abbys Lemonade stand  
    88   Canada Day CASM  
    89   Shackstock at BP  
    90   Magic Girls Market  
    91   CHEO Family Fun Day  
    92   Real Kingston Toycon  
    93   Partner Dat at the CASM  
    94   Ottawa Pride Parade  
    95   Teal Tailgate Party  
    96   Runway for Hope  
    97   Go21 Walk  
    98   Neon Night Run  
    99   Geek Market - sat  
    100   Cineplex Community Day  
    101   TLJ Premiere  
    102   TLJ Evening Charity Show  
    103   CP Comic Con 2018
    104   Kidsfest Saturday  
    105   Kidsfest Sunday  
    106   Kingcon - sat  
    107   Kingcon -sun  
    108   Yuri night CASM  
    109   Mom and Son gala  
    110   FCBD Owl Café  
    111   OCCSC welcome event  
    112   OCC-Friday  
    113   OCC-Saturday  
    114   OCC-Sunday  
    115   Solo encore  
    116   Touch a Truck  
    117   Sir Winston Churchill end of year bbq  
    118   Dragon Boat  
    119   Canada Day CASM  
    120   Meet and Greet at the Movies  
    121   Tysens Summer Bash golf  
    122   Teal Tailgate Party  
    123   Ovarian Cancer Walk  
    124   The Big Welcome at CASM  
    125   Indigo School fundraiser  
    126   Light the Night  
    127   Dreams take 0300 flight send off  
    128   Trick or Treat with the Mayor  
    129   World Trivia Night  
    130   King Con - sat 2019
    131   King Con - sun  
    132   St. Patricks day parade  
    133   Winter Youth Ultimate  
    134   Kids at Risk Bowling  
    135   MT4 troop4 May the Fish be with you Kemptville  
    136   MT4 troop5 Fort Town night run   
    137   Robert Hopkins fun fair  
    138   Capital BBQ  
    139   The Big Give  
    140   JRDF walk  
    141   Ottawa Baby Mama Hustle  
    142   A Wedding for a former handler  
    143   Princess and Heroes party  
    144   Autism Picnic  
    145   Master Bowling gala  
    146   Canada Day CASM  
    147   Gabriels Wish  
    148   Champions Star Wars night  
    149   Princess Street Promenade  
    150   Westboro Fuse - Saturday  
    151   Westboro Fuse - Sunday  
    152   Ovarian Cancer Walk  
    153   Petawawa Neon Night Run  
    154   Archies BBQ fundraiser  
    155   Kemptville Neon Night Run  
    156   CHEO Hair Donations  
    157   GO21 Walk  
    158   Kids love Peace  
    159   Big Welcome Troop  
    160   Ottawa Fire Truck Pull  
    161   Trot and Treat  
    162   Trenton "too much coffee" comic con  
    163   Light the Night  
    164   Landsdowne still not enough coffee pumpkin derby  
    165   Orleans Mall Fandom TK destruction event :-(  


  12. On 2/19/2020 at 9:37 AM, Sn4k3 said:

    for basic approval, that is basically correct.  they should all look the same on each set of limbs, and if they all look the same even better.  unless you are, well, me, five 9 165 pounds and a mesomorph, out of the box white armour will be kinda annoying.  if you have massive calves, thighs, shoulders, and are shorter or taller, etc., there are lots of brilliant conversion threads around here.  


    that dorito shaped thigh mod terrifies me. abs paste terrifies me.  

  13. On 2/19/2020 at 7:48 AM, Bulldog44 said:

    I will try to post pics but the gaps is  significant. Not sure this guy can do the mod shown in the linked thread. But I will see what we can do. 
    the rear enclosure gap at the moment is roughly 8cm on the top end. And 4.5cm on the bottom.

    could he ship them to you with a few bucks to buy supplies to make them fit?  take pics and video for him so he can help others local?

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