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Everything posted by sylverbard

  1. Troops like this are the backbone of the experience. Sure there are cooler and more entertaining troops, but its the events that make you stand a little taller, tweak the Armour fit just so, and genuinely get to thank the other, uncostumed, champions of childrens events, that matter. All the volunteers, organisers, wait staff, outdoor marshalls, people at parks at 0600 setting up for the volunteer arrival at 0700 ... List goes on. Bravo Zulu to everyone who answers the call to add a smile to someone elses face.
  2. Dreams take flight is a cooperative initiative between Air Canada and Disney Parks--land and world. Basically, a plane full of kids of various challenging backgrounds, escorts, and team members, takes off at 0400 (zero dark oclock), destination Disney. They land, split into fire teams, invade the park, ride rides, laugh, smile, and likely tire the adults out. Each kid picks a souvenir from the gift shop:. They are actually forbidden from bringing money, its all free. The Gala event is a posh dinner and dance with silent auction to fundraise for the final total. I want to say 20 or 30 tables of 8, always sold out. The cost of each Dream Flight is about 190 000 Cdn. This was our 3rd year at the gala. It is a must troop event:. I handle and take pics at it every year so other troopers get a chance to experience the spotlight. https://www.dropbox.com/s/i1q1un7heyg1k4t/DSC00684.JPG?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/0ojcu8jxv04zw17/DSC00672.JPG?dl=0 Troopers: TK-15269 murray g TK-21615 jenny m Tk-4524 corey a Tk-27283 rob s Tk69323 mark t (handler and photographer)
  3. Blasters are not required for basic approval. These shouldnt pass anything theyre so flawed.
  4. thats my point. Trooper helping Trooper is not Trooper helping lighten troopers wallet with garbage. If their CO knows about his activities (and the 5000.00 usd plus shipping hes made on 85 sales, assuming both threads are correct), then perhaps a discussion about how saying they are a 501st member, and using a 501st set to advertise a sale, gives the impression that the items are of 501st quality, if such a measuring tape existed for basic approval. I am surprised that he doesnt have 85 poor seller notes.
  5. According to his ad, tipkryton is a 501st member. Anybody know him? Hes sold 37 of these things. Ugh.
  6. The gaskets are wrong on the arms. Theres a huge bicept gap sticking out. The gasket should attach all around. May just need a seam let out, or entirely new gasket. I doubt this was ever approved competently. Vote to avoid.
  7. Looks good. Investigate strapping options, talk to your local garrison builders to avoid mistakes, and have fun. Build to level 3 out of the box.
  8. Welcome. Armour isnt cheap. Dont buy cheap armour is a safe rule as well. 1. Find your local garrison. Someone there has hands on experience cutting and gluing plastic. They will help, and you need the local garrison anyways. 2. Stormtroopers are the omnipresent, most publicly recognized suit. Consider it a goal, but dont consider it a goal blocked by finances. Start with an officer costume. Or crewman. Get into the 501st, open all the member only doors, and then put some credits aside for that goal. Welcome!
  9. Simple answer is www.501st.com, and in the community drop down, find your local garrison, and sign up on their forum. Get out to an event as a handler, or whatever they suggest for recruits. Peruse the getting started pages here for stormtrooper info, or the Detachment area of 501st.com, and sign up where your first costume fits.
  10. Early morning troop, always a hit with the youngsters. Our two TKs literally did not even reach the event area before being almost tackled by a young fan. LOTS of giggles, high fives, bumps, and a pony. https://www.dropbox.com/s/240g1yn9ofm7v2z/.facebook_1538610334243.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o708woqqk2k345m/.facebook_1538610464095.jpg?dl=0 (TK)Dz-69323 mark t TK-15269 murray g TK-21615 jenny m
  11. Sadly, due to a couple of tornadoes hitting Ottawa friday afternoon, our weekend of trooping became a weekend of cleanup. I volunteered delivering water and calling a few homebound people to see if they needed anything, luckily most had family intervention help already. My neon suit will hopefully see debut next month at light the night for leukemia.
  12. It can. New friends, the challenge of new venues and helping each other out, the joy of collecting high fives and fist bumps and hugs, the after troop chats and armour parties all help.
  13. The event is this coming saturday the 22nd, and i will have more pics then. This begged to be shared. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2x0g0riqm6tqvx/20180917_220828.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/flr8vywrx1krrbz/20180917_220817.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/12t2iibsr8w2ax6/20180917_220741.jpg?dl=0
  14. If these are the viewers used by the resistence, based on an old camera, it likely has the imp cog because they are old imp surplus, not recently stolen from the FO.
  15. Magnets covered in painters tape or wrapped in cloth. Clamps for the end. And use an inner strip if you have spare material so it doesnt peel away as you flex. And dont overtrim. You will end up with a bucket thats correct, then teeny skinny arms and legs that look out of place. You want comfort, airflow, and consistent sizing.
  16. Welder shield is correct. Mines from home depot or princess auto, as back up. Ata supplies it. When painting using stencils, paint a layer or two of white first and let dry. Then, paint the blue. If using humbrol, it needs. To. Be. Mixed. Crazy. Lots. Well. When you think its stirred enough, stir it more. Then more. Then a bit more. Then paint. I use chopsticks or wooden stir sticks.
  17. blasters are not required for basic approval. Youd be better off buying a hasbro version if you can find it and painting it. or a resin version.
  18. Ovarian cancer walk of hope. So, my mom died 4 years ago from Ovarian Cancer. I trooped an Ovarian Cancer event 10 hours later, with a dozen other members who came out to support us, and make sure i didnt melt down. There are three or 4 every year, always this time of year, and its always a good thing im wearing a bucket at them. This year was at a local park my parents both loved, you can see the long line of people walking. They passed us at the start, our hands got numb from the high fives we were given, hugs were received from survivors and supporters, the organizer asked for me by name, and it was still a good thing i was wearing a bucket. According to the Charity Facebook group they raised 85 000 dollars in Ottawa, and 1.78 Million across Canada. In perspective: Canada is 32ish million people, 2 800 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer each year (an sadly only in mid-advanced to advanced stages due to difficulty in detection), and only 2.1 % of funds donated to Cancer are directed to Ovarian Cancer research. Troopers: tk-69323 - Mark T (FISD Attache CCG) tk-21615 - Jenny M tk-44460 (from Forteresse Imperiale) - Frank G. sl(tk)-13550 - Derek M. ti(tk)-28401 - Luc N (FISD Attache CCG) dz-29092 - Jeff G ts-8852 (also photos) - Stephane B. ig-20843 - Robert M. tr-12055 (handler and photographer) - Natalie M.
  19. Count Dooku was the officiant. It was fun. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s09cbji25bkvycw/.facebook_1535074054434.jpg?dl=0
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