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Everything posted by Daetrin

  1. Wow - this looks great! Really complete on the photo set you shared - hopefully you'll get good news soon.
  2. Are they meant to invoke the feel of clone troopers?
  3. The only two words that come to mind are: Bad. Ass.
  4. Hey all - I was asked this question via email and thought I may as well answer it for everyone, as I get this question a lot: Boy Scouts was started by Lord Baden Powell, who was a General in the British Army and used boys for reconnaissance and scouting tasks during the Siege of Mafeking. On his return, he wrote Scouting for Boys (published in 1908), and later formed the Boy Scouts Association in 1910. He did a lot of things that are certainly worth reading about. Daniel Carter Beard was a Freemason who founded Sons of Daniel Boone in 1905 and later merged in to to the Boy Scouts of America, which was brought over to the US from the UK by W.D. Boyce in 1910. He also organized Camp Fire Girls. He did many other things, but being an active Freemason as well as one of the pioneers in of the Scouting movement in the US was part of the reason why the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouting award was created. The eligibility requirements are: And yes, I'm a recent recipient of this award. I think everyone has had some experience with Scouting either as a youth or as an adult. Boy Scouts USA has recently renamed itself to Scouting BSA and opened it's program to girls, which is now growing rapidly (though unlike outside the US, in the US the girls and boys are in separate units). It is certainly one of the best program in developing youth of character, integrity, citizenship, and leadership. The aims of Freemasonry are very similar to the aims of the Scouting Movement, and until recently in the US at least, it was pretty common for men of character in a community to also be Freemasons, which you can glean from this person's experience - and one I hear a lot - of "my grandfather & father were Masons, but I am not and I'm not sure why". It started in the 60's with the counter culture movement in the US, where many social and fraternal organizations saw a significant and continued drop in membership. There are very few avenues for men today to form bonds with other men of character, and to be part of a world-wide (and oldest) fraternity in the world, who's stated goal is to provide a path for men to mentor each other to be better men. My goal in all this is to help increase collaboration between these two groups, hence getting this graphic going to help with the marketing. People who have been in scouting as youth or adults tend to be the same type of people who make excellent Freemasons.
  5. Jayke - please also email me your info to feibao@gmail.com. Alas I'm not getting notifications from FISD, so have to manually check-in to see any new responses to this thread. Philip - got your email and responded. THANK YOU GUYS!!!
  6. W00t! Great to see a new TK in Hawaii
  7. Wish there was a way to get these online. My chances of getting there in person are slimmer than none.
  8. FISD's charter is only basic troopers, not specials. SKY should go to SpecOps as well, TBH, but at the time SpecOps didn't seem to wantit.
  9. These are great - thanks! Both earn FISD swag. Here is a question though - I'm not sure that the grey on the outside looks good. I'm wondering if there is a better color combination? Would a sans serif font be easier to read?
  10. Hey guys - I got this graphic from a friend and wanted to make something the same but with just two alterations: 1. Swap out Connecticut for Washington 2. Change the purple fleur de lis to the same green as the WA state flag. I'm hoping it will be simple, and am offering up FISD swag to anyone who can help out with this. Yup, I have coins, patches, whatcha want? And yes, I'm a Freemason (20 years, past master of my Lodge) and a Scouter (Assistant Scoutmaster for my daughter's troop and Troop Committee for my son's troop), so this means a lot to me. A
  11. It would even be cool for an OT E-11 for non-canon events...
  12. Rather than a new CRL, it will likely just be a variation of the existing one. Would really need to see a breakdown side by side to be sure.
  13. I'd like to see a prototype. Right now my helmets are infamous for being spartan, e.g. I have a single pad at the top of the dome, mesh is taped in with painters tape, lenses are similar. I mean it's pretty raw. I keep thinking about putting vox/fans in my helmet, but personally I don't like boom mikes or having wires run down my collar. One of my garrison mates was able to get everything 100% contained in his lid, which I thought and still do that it's the ideal. I'd love to hear your ideas on how to improve vox as well, as ideally I could have a toggle that would allow me the following: * No augmentation * Speaker * FRS or similar so that anything I say can only be heard by others listening in * Cell phone Even if I had to have a chin toggle, e.g. I pushed a button or similar with my thumb to a switch in the helmet chin, that would be fine.
  14. Well, we've had calls out for CRL edits for over a year and for most of my term I was doing monthly updates. If you have specific language you want to see, you are always free to submit it as: What is currently says: What it should say: Also, as you are probably already aware the CRLs - not just ours but any in the 501st - aren't meant to capture every possible variation or wardrobe issue, but the canonical character. Hence why Mr. No Stripes is not in the CRL, etc.
  15. Nice! I got one of the first - glad to see they are still going strong
  16. Nice! In the copy written my moi for the 501st trading car for the SE-14, I mentioned that it was primarily used by officers or in situations where you'd need more stopping power with a large humanoid (think Wookie), something analogous to the background of the .45 1911. Range more limited than an E-11, but more power where you need it. Will be interesting to see how they use it in the film. At any rate, it's validating to see it in a film after so many years of us using it in our branding on FISD as our unofficial mascot.
  17. He also made the one and only FISD tri-fold brochure entirely on his own time and dime so they'd be ready for Celebration (I still have a few). He worked on Albin's TE2 armor (I think he did most of it) and built a fantastic E-11 conversion. He was a maker and someone who put a lot of time in energy in helping others. You can search for his post history and this will be born out. It's tragic that he did not have access to the care that would have helped him overcome his demons. Truly sad to know, but hopefully his memory will live on as a huge supporter of our detachment and community.
  18. Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing. Great work so far! You know seeing all those magnets, I wonder if at some point we'll see people using those instead of snap plates to do connections between such things as shoulder bells, etc.?
  19. ATA is excellent for replacement parts. They should be very similar.
  20. Major plot spoilers: 1. We will all watch it. 2. Most of us will enjoy it and watch it again. 3. There will be a few parts some people may not like, and they will wingh about it forever 4. Star Wars will live on, and the Legion will keep going, 'cause it's just that cool.
  21. Word - always great to see a new FOTK!
  22. Wow, these are incredibly cool. You should be especially proud - I don't think anyone has done what you have. Ever.
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