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  1. That's incredible! My first troop when the "whole garrison" came out it was like 15 people. Great you had a great time
  2. I think the answer of which det goes to will be interesting. If it's just an FOTK on a vehicle, it's still just an FOTK. There has to be some material difference between the CRL we have and that character to even warrant a new CRL, let alone a variation of one.
  3. Keep going - you're off to a good start
  4. Man, I'd be all over seeing a run of these, even if they are made to order.
  5. Welcome - great to see another troop from the PNW!
  6. I used to always troop in nomex unless it was a special troop, then I'd break out the rubber ones. In the end if are OK with rubber gloves/latex hand plates - go for it! But on the flip don't feel guilty if you are doing the nomex.
  7. IMHO this should be pinned and put as a TIP. Excellent info
  8. Well, as you know the reason SpecOps existed is because there was no FISD at the time, so they needed something for EU TK's. Had FISD been created earlier in the Legion's history, then BlackOps, etc. & Magma would be in FISD as they are just TKs with paint, and SpecOps would continue to have any non-base TKs. At this point though the BlackOps trooper being the first ever costume in SpecOps and the core it was built around, I just can't see this getting changed anytime soon. The RP is another example of a custom that would never have been created in any other year, and should die.
  9. The reality is, which detachment is best able to support this costume? It's pretty much an FOTK, and if this were to go to another det nearly all the trim/build/armor type threads - we have a massive knowledge base here that they do not. In the end, I think the people making the costume should have ultimate say though.
  10. 100% agreed. Just because it's on a bike doesn't mean Pathfinders is the right spot. It's clearly an FOTK with only the thighs being different.
  11. There is an old saying (like over 10 years ago) about post counts. I saw it in someone's sig when I was in my first year in the Legion and got excited to see my title change on MEPD as I jumped from 24 to 25 posts. Man, did that seem a lot! Anyway, the sig was something like: You are not your TE armor You are not your hyperfirm blaster You are not your post count TE along with AP at the time was the most accurate armor you could get. Hyperfirm was light years ahead of the crappy resin blasters many of us started with. And even 100 posts seemed like a lot. It was a piece of excellent advice as some people did - and some continue to do - believe they are "better" because they have better kit, or have been in the Legion longer, or that having a huge post count somehow makes them superior. I've always kept coming back to this as a reminder that in the Legion - especially here on FISD - we are all troopers together and no one is above anyone else. I've seen some people run up their post counts with a lot of "me too" and "welcome" posts, e.g. they seemed to reply to everything, not with anything meaningful but merely to bump up their post count. I'm not saying post counts are bad. For most, a high post count means they've been active here a long time and contributed much to the community. Even 1000 posts is a lot. 1000 is a veteran for sure, right? How about 10,000? Can you count everyone with 10,000 posts on one hand? Likely, it's a decimal of the number of members through the years. Well, if no one has noticed Glen aka @gmrhodes13 has hit 15,000. That's...that's...incredible, and speaks to his passion, dedication, and contributions to this detachment. As only the second person EVER to hit his mark, I think a congratulations is in order. Cheers Glen!
  12. The 501st is not about prop replication, but is about trooping. The movies also had paint defects, gaffer's tape, and other flaws that nobody noticed when they are on a movie screen for a few seconds and other stuff is going on. None of this would anyone want to see when you are trooping 2' away from someone. That's why we use mesh, just like in many other respects our customs are superior than what was "used in the movies".
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