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Daetrin

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  1. Below is the "mission statement" of the detachment. CURRENT VISION: The 1st Imperial Stormtroopers are a Detachment of the 501st Legion, dedicated to the armor and equipment of stormtroopers as seen in Star Wars. They strive for accuracy in costuming and to discuss everything stormtrooper related. Their mission is to serve the needs of both current and prospective members of the 501st Legion, in keeping with their unofficial motto: "troopers helping troopers. ORIGINAL VISION: The 1st Imperial Stormtroopers are a Detachment of the 501st Legion, dedicated to the armor and equipment used by the stormtroopers shown in the Star Wars Original Trilogy. We strive for accuracy in costuming and to discuss everything stormtrooper related including Expanded Universe stormtrooper variations. The detachment is dedicated to serving the needs of both 501st members and persons new to Star Wars costuming who hope to join the 501st. WHY: Originally the 501st was a costuming club that centered on the stormtrooper costume. Over time the group has expanded its scope to include all "bad guy" Star Wars costumes. There is now a detachment that encompasses every costume type except the stormtrooper. The downsides of this situation are several: 1. There is no central body (aka detachment) that serves as the champion for the TK costume or to research, discuss, and propose standards for either existing stormtrooper costumes or new versions that might appear in the Expanded Universe. 2. There is no centralized resource for stormtrooper costuming for existing 501st members. All other costumes have such a forum to discuss topic specific to that costume except for the TK. 3. There is no centralized resource for stormtrooper costuming for new members. If there is a non-501st member who is new to this hobby and wants to create a stormtrooper costume there is no central forum for him to use as a basis to do this, unlike other costumes (e.g. Clonetroopers, MEPD, Bikerscout, etc.). I think this is the most critical goal of the detachment: helping new members who wish to create a stormtrooper costume and who do not have access to 501st-only resources to do so. WHAT THE GROUP HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH: 1. Promote the current quality standards for the stormtrooper costume as established by the 501st. 2. Develop and create a higher standard of stormtrooper costume for members to achieve and a "kudo" (e.g. deployed status) as a recognition of that accomplishment (the same way the Mos Eisley Police Department has create a higher standard for MEPD Deployment). The goal of this is not to force people to achieve the higher standard, but rather to demonstrate what the costume can become and recognize those who achieve it. 3. Create an open and respectful forum for all discussions stormtrooper related, regardless of whether or not they are Original Trilogy or Expanded Universe. One major goal of the detachment is to celebrate the stormtrooper costume in all its forms, and the Star Wars costuming hobby in general. 4. Create and foster an esprit de corp for the stormtrooper costume. Some members complain that their garrison is stormtrooper-centric, others that the stormtrooper is looked down upon. By having a central space where stormtroopers can congregate and celebrate their costume, it removes the ?us versus them? mentality that has crept into some organizations, and establishes the stormtrooper costume as one of many equals.
  2. Here are some off the top of my head: 1. Black "frown" instead of grey 2. Different hand plates 3. Different shoulder bells 4. Different blasters
  3. You ever troop with a Sterling or MR? I think as long as the weapon looks like what it's supposed to, it should be good to go. I love hyperfirm, but I've seen other custom E-11's that look just as good.
  4. Dang, and here I thought it was the "new" Expanded Universe scout LOL Welcome aboard! Everyone - 5118 aka V'Pier has been instrumental in getting this site up and running and deserves a lot of credit. Kudos to 5118.
  5. The site looks fantastic, and everything I hoped it would be!! Outstanding job 5118! Let me know what address to put those Reece's Buttercups in the mail to, and they'll be shipped ASAP.
  6. Hopefully I'll get this right: Hero (as worn by Luke & Han) Lowered brow Bubble lenses Six "teeth" Stunt Flat green lenses Eight teeth Here is a great page that explains the differences: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/bingo275/stormcompGinoCR_GF.htm
  7. I think it looks *outstanding* and will make some trooper really happy. The hand painted details really give it that screen accurate look. Great job!
  8. The biggest difference is in requiring ANH style armor, but yeah I think yours are great suggestions as they do make your costume more screen accurate. Also, should we specify the number of teeth cut out & lens types, e.g. you need to pick either the Hero or Stunt variations, but not mix details?
  9. Correct!!! Your question? Oh, and some history I found on the MEPD boards as reference From Troopermaster:
  10. I figure by using his image it will encourage him to come up with new banners
  11. Request 501st status changes here. NOTE: we (the site admins) will periodically check the list of people in this forums database against the list of 501st members as kept by the Legion COG. People will be added or dropped automatically, so it's a good idea to ensure that the email address you use for this board is the same you use in the Legion records. If you need your status adjusted in between database checks, please post here. NOTE: You must include a link to your 501st record as per below, else your request will be ignored: http://501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=4733 **Please test your link when you post your request to make sure it goes to your legion profile page. We cannot use links for the Legion forum or Garrison pages.** 1. Go to https://www.501st.com/members/searchform.php 2. Input your TK number and "Search" 5. On the "Results" page click "More" to the right of your name 6. On this page that lists all of your costumes, copy the URL and paste it into this thread with your request.
  12. So I get this nice welcome package from Hyperspace, etc. and one of the flyers is from Kotobukiya - a huge multicolor insert about their new ARTFX series. Excitedly I try to use the URLs on the poster: www.kotous.com www.kotoStarWars.com And guess what? Neither work. You'd think their marketing department would have learned not to print collatoral w/o telling their web guys to create a site. :-p Off to Ebay I go...
  13. We trooped a parade yesterday - just nine of us but that's a good showing for our garrison. While waiting for the parade to continue during one of it's stops, someone went up to our Boba Fett and asked "Where's Chewbacca?" "Right here" says Boba, holding up one of his wookie trophies. Thunderous laughter all around
  14. Found another good one here: http://www.tk7606.com/principal.htm
  15. How this works is one person asks a question, someone else has to answer. If the answer is correct, that person has to ask a new question. I'll start: which direction do the swoops face (back or forward) on the shoulder bells of a TK suit?
  16. I saw on Ebay some guy selling a set of fiberglass armor. Is there any advantage to fiberglass over ABS or HIPS? It seems really unusual, so I was wondering if anyone had any views/experiences with this.
  17. One of the sites I used extensively is the White Armor Chronicles, run by TK899. http://www.multiplehat.com/whitearmor/
  18. Attention Forum Members Users who are 501st members requesting a change of access please kindly request it on the forum. DO NOT REQUEST OR EMAIL the Webmasters to request a change of status. Although they have the power to change your status, it is not my job to deal with these requests. It is their job to ensure the proper running of the forum and to fix any technical problems. Emails, PMs, or any requests to request a change of forum access will be deleted or ignored. Please use the forum http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=16 and post your request there. NOTE: You mustinclude a link to your 501st record as per below, else your request will be ignored: http://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=4733 Key: Member = non 501st 501st Member = 501st but no current TK designation Stormtrooper = 501st with a current TK designation (aka detachment member)
  19. This is just a working draft, comments welcome. To qualify for Death Star Deployed status for an ANH stormtrooper cotume, the elements are: Required 1. ANH style armor 2. ANH style helmet 3. Canvas belt 4. Gray frown 5. Holster 6. ANH style E-11 blaster Optional 1. MG-34
  20. PROGRAM OVERVIEW Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture. The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable, and any changes to the standards will need to be approved by a majority vote of this detachment. REQUIREMENTS OVERVIEW Because the stormtroopers vary in details between each movie, Stormtrooper Detachment EIB (Expert Infantryman Badge) Requirements are broken down to include base Requirements that every stormtrooper must attain, plus movie-specific Requirements. This allows for a higher level of accuracy than can be achieved through a single standard. Troopers achieving this distinction will be listed on the Expert Infantrymen page. RELATION TO THE 501st Legion Costume Reference Library (CRL) Standards Ideally the 501st CRL would capture the EIB requirements in the "SHOULD HAVE" sections of the relevant CRL entry. However until the CRL's are 100% confirmed, we'll continue to break them out in their own area. BASE REQUIREMENTS (ALL) Base Requirements are applicable to anyone wanting to achieve EIB status in the FISD. They cover the basic costume and in essence cover what is required for Legion Requirements. NOTE: On 21-Mar-08 FISD has ratified that FX helmets are no longer acceptable for Expert Infantryman qualification. ANH REQUIREMENTS (CANON) In addition to complying with all base Requirements, stormtroopers wishing to attain ANH Expert Infantryman status must also complete the ANH Requirements. Unlike ESB and ROTJ, there are two different helmet options: the Hero and Stunt. Troopers must choose one or the other. Lastly, troopers may choose among several different options, such as replacing the thermal detonator with a combination of grappling hook and comlink. ESB REQUIREMENTS (CANON) In addition to complying with all base Requirements, stormtroopers wishing to attain ESB Expert Infantryman status must also complete the ESB Requirements. ESB Requirements are very similar to ANH but with some small differences, notably in the handplates, helmet, and holster / blaster. ROTJ REQUIREMENTS (CANON) In addition to complying with all base Requirements, stormtroopers wishing to attain ROTJ Expert Infantryman status must also complete ROTJ Requirements. ROTJ Requirements are quite a bit different from ANH and ESB as they entail numerous changes to the armor as well as helmet. HEAVY WEAPONS TROOPER (HWT) REQUIREMENTS (EU) Heavy Weapon Trooper (HWT) Requirements In addition to complying with all ANH Requirements, stormtroopers wishing to attain HWT Expert Infantryman status must also complete Heavy Weapons Trooper Requirements. Essentially a HWT is an ANH trooper with accessories: pack, pauldron, ammo pouches and of course a large weapon (BFG). They can be clean or have minor weathering. STORMTROOPER COMMANDER (TKC) REQUIREMENTS (EU) In addition to complying with all ANH Requirements, stormtroopers wishing to attain TFU (The Force Unleashed) Stormtrooper Commander Expert Infantryman status must also complete TFU Stormtrooper Commander Requirements. Essentially a TFU Stormtrooper Commander comes in two variations: 1. An ROTJ trooper but with the following ANH details: split butt plate, trapezoid hand plates, left side mounted holster, ANH Stunt helmet. 2. An ANH Stunt trooper with paint and scuffs. This is based on the action figures. Both of these must be painted in accordance with established visual references.
  21. TK8020 checking in. I'm the site admin, so I guess I should go first. I've loved stormtroopers since the Tantive raid and can't wait to improve my kit.
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