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Everything posted by Daetrin

  1. Wow, these are incredibly cool. You should be especially proud - I don't think anyone has done what you have. Ever.
  2. That's what I'm saying - unless you can get a replacement with a perfect or close match in color, the last resort is to paint the full suit. TBH I've never seen a kit have mix/match colors - usually they all come out the same.
  3. Hmmm...paint as a last option? Which was normal on HIPS armor (e.g. TE2) but rare nowadays. This is always a danger when you mix/match or need to get replacement parts. I'm unsure why they would have a different color unless he is constantly chasing lowest price from suppliers using reground material. I know ATA uses only new plastic and has a very specific color he gets from his supplier, though I know not all do this.
  4. Thanks for posting these up. It's funny how much you don't notice when you're just enjoying the film.
  5. Welcome to FISD. While being able to sit easily is great - there is nothing like hanging in white armor with your mates
  6. The intent of the award was to incentive and recognize those who help other people go EI. It need not be a full set of armor by yourself. I would say anyone spending 30 or more minutes counts as a "win" if that person goes EI and says they helped and put in > 30 minutes towards the project. If 30 minutes seems too low, 1 hour can be the bottom mark. So, the OP would read: 1 hour or more on a single EI awardee, regardless of how many other people helped.
  7. I would say as long as it's 50/50 it should be fine.
  8. That's incredible! My first troop when the "whole garrison" came out it was like 15 people. Great you had a great time
  9. 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.
  10. Keep going - you're off to a good start
  11. Man, I'd be all over seeing a run of these, even if they are made to order.
  12. Welcome - great to see another troop from the PNW!
  13. 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.
  14. IMHO this should be pinned and put as a TIP. Excellent info
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. Even if you get non-TM armor, you will want to get larger shins either from RT or TM. I'm 6'0" and definitely can't use "stock" shins.
  20. If you had seen the Legion TK profiles back in they day, it was not uncommon for older Legion members to have their official 501st profile photo with a pauldron. Thankfully FISD played a very big part in getting that changed.
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