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  1. I had a chat with someone in the HKG that said the address is dodgy. I hope we are wrong and you get your items in the end.
  2. Thanks Steve. Yeah, you guys should know that the plastic costs more than what they are selling these kits for. I truly hope you get something, but I doubt it will be what you expect. Twice I've tried to order costumes at a "great price" overseas (neither were SW), and twice no delivery at all. Have you guys thought to talk to anyone in the HKG at all? We have members in Kowloon - they could easily tell you if this is a scam or not.
  3. Thanks - these photos are much better quality then when I did a comparison a long time ago and really show the detail between the two.
  4. I think the biggest TK I've seen was CMANavy and you may find his posts somewhere still. IIRC he was like 6'4" and 240lbs and made his TE armor fit. You can also look up TK-Big who sculpted his own https://www.studiocreations.com/howto/talesfromthetrenches/tk837_stormtrooper.html RT & AM are good options as has been noted. You can do it! Then again, you are a great size for a Republican Trooper!
  5. As a released CRL, yes it is the GMLs responsibility to learn the CRL and to judge costumes against it. If they have any questions, they can always post a review in the GML/DL area of the Legion boards (that's what that section is there for). I do know that some DLs allow people to message them on FB, but I dislike that as it starts making things private which should be more open and also prevents them from becoming learning examples to other GMLs, e.g. is very inefficient.
  6. Yes. Currently FISD owns the costume and the CRL. We created the CRL and any changes go through us.
  7. To be clear, the HWT if it came along today would be at MEPD. In fact initially it was supposed to go to MEPD but the DL at the time wanted MEPD to focus only on the ANH TD, and so we gave them a home. At some point the HWT costume holders could get a consensus to move over to MEPD along with the EI->Deployed. I think MEPD would be receptive, personally. Where a costume goes is really up to the costume holders in this case.
  8. Adding another. TD-3079 from CA. Recasting several armor makers (ATA, KW, and whoever's snow trooper) and selling lots on Facebook, and made out of fiberglass. https://www.facebook.com/cesarsaul.sierra/about https://www.facebook.com/groups/856944321087645/permalink/1831752013606866/?sale_post_id=1831752013606866 https://www.facebook.com/groups/856944321087645/permalink/1897005110414889/?sale_post_id=1897005110414889 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2316769335030841&set=g.856944321087645&type=1&ifg=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2284696654904776&set=g.856944321087645&type=1&ifg=1 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2189844351056674&set=g.856944321087645&type=1&ifg=1
  9. I'm guessing they didn't have true VR in those helmets, else Luke wouldn't have said he can barely see a thing. Even in the clone wars they talked more about AR. Putting AR in your helmet is more likely the way to go. Ideally you'll want a helmet that has no wire going from it to your armor, as you can see when Luke/Han take off their helmets they are 100% self-contained. Hovi-mic speakers when set up correctly can be quite effective, and you could put a thumb switch inside your helmet to toggle between vox, FRS, or phone. Luke tapping his ear made it clear they had speakers in those guys too. It's not that far fetched - motorcycles have had this type of setup for years (I have one in my motorcycle helmet). The hard part actually is just trying to decide how to do the toggle, as on moto helmets it's an external switch. From there you could also have AR lens like HoloLens or GoogleGlass that projects a hud. Right now they are externally mounted if 3rd party like https://www.ridenuviz.com/ So all of this is certainly possible, e.g. 100% self-contained vox, audio, fans, even HUD. The trick it getting it all in the helmet and the weight associated with it. I'm guessing you'd want to reinforce that ABS bucket, which normally weighs nothing empty.
  10. About time, right? Man, this has been ages in the making and is the result of many people working many months on this. You can see it all at https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TK_TFA_captain_phasma_TLJ GMLs, you may approve when ready
  11. Also to be clear the mission of FISD is to be a supportive community for all things Stormtrooper. Making fun variations is just that - fun! If anyone looks down on you, they are doing it wrong. ;-)
  12. The Kilted Trooper Brigade is awesome and worthy for sure, but in my heart my favorites will always be the muppet troopers.
  13. So the word we got from LFL conflicted with the author on the boots. I think this came up before, but in the end we go with what LFL is showing as sources, even if they override what the author had originally envisioned.
  14. Even if you only offer kits, I think it's a great step in the right direction. Don't blame you for not sharing files if you don't want to. The ANOVOS helmets, etc. all had some flaws, so this could make a great upgrade.
  15. Wow, this is turning out really well. Maybe you'll some day do another one ;-)
  16. Hey - back in '77 Star Wars was also marked at kids, and look how that turned out. ;-) It's smart for them to target the next generation of fans. Even for my kids (11 & 13) while they may like Star Wars and Empire, most of their favs are the newer movies like The Force Awakens and Rogue One.
  17. Replace the helmet and it's salvageable, or you can just make it a prop for your house.
  18. Elite is now Expert Infantryman and we have a new level called Centurion. Easiest to go Centurion out of the box. The soft parts for a TK haven't changed much - but we've moved from Chengs to TKBoots and now to ImperialBoots.
  19. Wow! Talk about a blast from the past - great to see you here again bro!
  20. Guys - I've been up to my butt in karate/scouts/work plus just trying to keep up with the DL FB group chatter (they chat a lot) and just haven't had as much time as I'd like to spend on the CRLs. Can we start a new November thread? It would help me greatly to have one place that has the latest in the right format, then I can bang it out quick. Esp. as we'll soon have a Nov newsletter and I'd like to do them in a batch before that goes out.
  21. ROTJ's are also very rare. There are more Legacy Era Female (Joker Squad) TK's in the Legion than there are ROTJ, if you can believe it. A good ROTJ TK is hard to find. I fan-boy'd over one myself at the last celebration. IIRC he was from Mountain Garrison?
  22. FYI that the text of the CRL is far along, but we're waiting on new photos to get the CRL complete. Ideally it will get done soon so you won't be a NTTL (new to the Legion) approval.
  23. Man Arthur - this is a fantastic ROTJ! We need a new ROTJ model - do you want to be it?
  24. We did a poll awhile back and the average was about $1200 when all was said and done. Some people were able to complete their TK for about $700 or $800 or so, but we're talking the lowest price kit they could find, making their own belt, neckseal, doing everything themselves. Get a set of TM armor and a de-activated Sterling E-11 and you can go to $1800 and some up as high as $2500 if they have someone else do the build. This is not a cheap hobby I'm afraid. Even an Imperial Crewman - probably the cheapest entry costume along with a Jawa - is $200 to $250.
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