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Everything posted by Daetrin

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Wow, this is turning out really well. Maybe you'll some day do another one ;-)
  4. 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.
  5. Replace the helmet and it's salvageable, or you can just make it a prop for your house.
  6. 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.
  7. Wow! Talk about a blast from the past - great to see you here again bro!
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. Man Arthur - this is a fantastic ROTJ! We need a new ROTJ model - do you want to be it?
  12. 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.
  13. You are correct to post this. The reality is that it you may indeed need to file a dispute if they are unresponsive. For certain it's best that no one place any new orders at this time until there is resolution to the satisfaction of current members. If you were thinking of getting a hyperfirm, I'd suggest talking to the guys behind Praetorian blasters instead. They are still in business and make an excellent product (disclosure, I have one myself and it's my go-to trooping weapon).
  14. It can be unclear how much can be said, but I can say for certain that ANOVOS is getting grief from Disney. There are a lot of rumors floating around as to what that explicitly means, but for certain the mouse is not happy.
  15. Chris is correct. Also, no worries about your English - it reads just fine. Everyone has a typo now and then. As noted, you can use these on items for personal use, and are usually used for things like forum signatures. If you do make an item for yourself such as a coffee mug, shirt, etc. those are usually OK as long as you don't make them for others or offer them for sale. If you want to make a batch of an item, then the best way is to fill out a merchandise request form for approval. Bespoke items like coffee mugs and shirts are usually produced cheaper locally than by doing runs.
  16. I’m going off of memory, but aside from the helmet the breakdown is really like this: 1. Replace the plastic belt with a fabric one. 2. Affix the holster via rivets vs. using the loops. 3. Cut the cod off the back 4. Remove the silver tape from the TD and mount it using banker clips (or similar) 5. Replace the ab plate buttons So, about $50 or so and a few hours of your time.
  17. Well, you need a helmet to get approved. Actually you can make an FX kit to 501st acceptance for about $50 and a few hours of work. I even wrote an article once on how to get it to EI, but it may be out of date.
  18. True. I was at the library yesterday and it's amazing what people will get in a book. Remember we are aiming for canonical characters. For example sometimes they'll take an action figure and just paint it via laziness to simplify manufacturing.
  19. The bulk updates are done annually, in February, just before elections.
  20. You can thank @gmrhodes13 for that, as he was the one who put in a huge amount of time & research needed to get the TKC CRL updated to where they are now.
  21. I paid $1200 or so for an FX kit I got on Ebay from costumejunkie which included an assembled helmet. Oh wait, that was 2005! Sorry, couldn't resist a trip down memory lane. It's amazing how much better yet less expensive we have it these days than in the past.
  22. You guys look fantastic! Excellent troop and congrats
  23. That would be great! Esp. as I'm sure the LMOs will be asking about that part. Posting the links here is great as they can see this thread directly too. I've submitted the text to the LMOs and let's see what they come back with. Any other tweaks you think should be done (I keep the first post updated for easy tracking).
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