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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. 025 - February 22, 2020 - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital visit - Ann Arbor, MI My first troop with Wolvverine Trooper. We had a blast!
  2. 024 - January 11, 2020 - Star Wars Skate Party - Farmington, MI
  3. 023 - December 28, 2019 - Cub scout TRoS viewing - Macomb Twp, MI
  4. 022 - December 23, 2019 - Salvation Army Bell Ringing - Royal Oak, MI Our picture in the paper! Another shot with some movie goers. Family photo??? Ron Zill taking the shot and me chalking up. Winding down after the troop, not sure if these canes are legal sticks? I am hoping to hit at least one....
  5. 021 - December 21, 2019 - Cub scout TRoS viewing - Novi, MI
  6. 020 - December 20, 2019 - Screening Rise Of Skywalker for WRIF - Birmingham, MI Outside the theater. Most TKs I have seen in one place in a while. I am far left. Our version of Abbey Road.... I know for sure that is Michael May in front and me at the end. Inside the theater. I am second row left. Another group shot for GLCC. I am the one pointing at camera. Post movie pic (left to right): Chuck the Freak, Me, Andy Green, and James Campbell from WRIF Dave and Chuck the Freak morning show.
  7. 019 - December 20, 2019 - Phoenix Theaters Fox 2 appearance - Livonia, MI
  8. 018 - December 19-21, 2019 - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Premier - Livonia, MI Group shot on Thursday night December 19 around 9pm. What we are all here for! Lining up for group shot. Looking for the droid and making sure hired help stays in line. Group shot. Left to right: Ed B (TI), Godfrey Washington (Vader), Amber Martin Sotelo (Emperor), Jay Dobry (Kylo), Gloria Northrup (Mara Jade), ??? (Mando), me, Akiyo Fisher (Shadow Guard), Kyle Fisher (TI), Important update to the Emperor. Left to right: Don Coon (TK), Godfrey Washington (Vader), Me (TK arm), Al Tong (TK), Amber Martin Sotelo (Emperor). Wish I could say this is me, but trooper's work is never done. Left to right: Me, Don Coon (TK), Amber Martin Sotelo (Emperor), Al Tong (TK). A shot of me in my civies with some coworkers, supervisor, and manager. Left to right: Michael May, Godfrey Washington, Amber Martin Sotelo, me, and Mat May.
  9. 017 - December 19, 2019 - EMAX Grand Opening - Canton, MI Group shot in front of the grand opening of the newest, largest EMAX screen in Michigan. From left to right: Craig Provine (TK), Jerry Russell (TS), Alana Keeney (Mando), Emagine owner and staff, Kyle Fisher (TI), Akiyo Fisher (Shadow Guard), Me, Ed Benitezertheau (TI), Jay Dobry (Kylo), Martha Green (REY), ??? (Luke) Smaller group before the ribbon cutting ceremony. Left to right: Alana Keeney (Mando), Martha Green (REY), Jay Dobry (Kylo), Emagine staff, Ed Benitezertheau (TI), me, and ??? (Luke).
  10. 016 - December 8, 2019 - C.S. Mott Children's Hospital visit - Ann Arbor, MI Here are the 2 pictures I have for this event..... due to HIPPA laws, but it was one of my favorite events. Left to right: Me, Derek Lane-Waters, and Amber Martin Sotelo.
  11. 015 - December 7, 2019 - RoboVikings Robotics Tournament - Farmington, MI Picture of R2 operator Mike Ingold in Red Stormtrooper t-shirt and I am in the TK amor. A pic of me with some of the high school volunteers. A shot with one of the team's competing. Scott Filip (Scout) and Ron Zill (TK). A pic of me with R2 and some of the participants right before the closing ceremonies. I found him!!!
  12. 014 - November 30, 2019 - Santaland Parade - Garden City, MI A group photo before we lined up. Really cold day, but no rain or snow..... Great turn out! I am the TK just over Luke's right shoulder. Lining up to begin walking the route. That is me just over left shoulder of Imperial Officer (Al Tong). Screenshot of the live feed of the parade.... I'm the TK with the weapon holstered. Hand warmers worked better not holding weapon or prop. They had the rebels out front. Great turn out from both groups! Even baby Yoda was there..... Here is our float for the parade driven by some of the youngest participants in our group. The 501st are in hot pursuit of that landspeeder.... The Imperial march.... literally.... These guys wore the right outfits for the weather..... brrrrrrr.... cold! Not sure how those officers faired exposed to the elements. They are real troopers! Scouting the crowd. Lots of flair added to some of the participants. Got to step up my game next year. Lord Vader took time out of his busy schedule to greet his fans.
  13. 013 - November 9, 2019 - The Force for Hunger 4 - Port Huron, MI This was one of the coolest events I have participated in. This group had food drive. As part of the drive, they created an interactive Star Wars based story line where the participants were thrown into the story and actually had an impact on how it ended. I will definitely signing up for this event again! The Rancor they built was crazy good with moving head and jaws. It was giant puppet someone made. Great for pictures below.... The karate school team with Joe Fera and myself. Ron Zill had to bow out early. A shot from the story where one of Jabba's henchmen had his arm ripped off by Rancor! Me on the left and Joe Fera trying to rescue me before I lose an arm. A shot with the live story lighting... from left to right: Ron Zill, Me, and Joe Fera. Black and white shot of same scene above without fog. Post story shot with a couple participants. Left to right, Ron, Me, and Joe. A happy mom who wanted a pic with us. Left to right, Joe, Ron, and I. Ron and I being goofy.... I am always the short one.
  14. I've done 12 troops since getting approved and still getting biting and making fitment tweaks. Congratz!
  15. Congratz to you! Don't worry about how long it took you... I got you beat. I ordered mine back in 2005 and finally got mine completed this past June. It's part of your journey. Now the fun begins!! Welcome aboard!
  16. Welcome to the lighter side of the dark side! Good luck with your build.
  17. Welcome and good luck! IMHO you were very ambitious to start with Vader, but more power to you! Good luck with both.
  18. Welcome and good luck with your build!
  19. Mine is an FX kit from 2003. So, I probably should have the bottom of my chest piece sitting right at the top of button panel because the chest is oversized compared to current armor kits. I will be donning my armor on Halloween for the Trick-or-treaters. I will hike up the cod piece and play around with it a little bit. Maybe wife can take some more updated pictures as reference. The picture that has the blue and green lines on it is much older than my first ref pic at the top of post. BUT, I noticed a lot of clicking and pinching between thighs and cod/ab during my last 2 troops. So, I know something needs to be adjusted more AND I want to look best that I can. Looking at my signature pic below, There is definitely too much hanging boxes overlapping the thighs. That may be another source of the clanking and highlighting ab and belt are not high enough.
  20. Yes, this is mine. When I did this I was more concerned about the ammo pack laying flat along the thigh. I did not notice that most TKs the ammo belt is has a upward tilt to it. This is evidenced by my picture vs the one you inserted. It is on my list of things to correct for EIB. I am in the process of ordering new thigh ammo belt. The one from my FX kit I haven't really liked that much after reviewing other armor kits.
  21. 012 - October 26, 2019 - Downtown Trick or Treat - Farmington, MI Here is best group photo of members on patrol. Members left to right: Me, Mark Steeby, and Al Tong. I had crosswalk duty (unofficially) for a bit. It was funny to see driver reactions. A fun shot of Mark and I with some of the cast from my wife Rachael's theater production of Dracula. I ran into a future member and comrade in arms. Here is a shot with the boss and his daughter..... kinda??? Here is a rare shot of the 3 of us together. Al went out on patrol while we held the fort. I am TK on the right. 2 universes about to collide..... Here is a shot of the event sponsor, my personal NCS, and wife Rachael. She is one of our biggest supporters. Now that she knows how to request appearances..... LOOK OUT!
  22. 011 - October 24, 2019 - Spooktacular Trunk or Treat - Garden City, MI Group photo of those in attendance (from left to right): Ed Benitezbertheau, Derek Lane-Walters, Me, Jay Dobry, Akyio Fisher, Kevin Johnson, Jason Connor, Mike Lica, Jerry Russell, Kyle Fisher. Putting on a show... Another group shot.... whose idea was it do take it front of the BBQ pit??? Soooo hungry! Cool shot of Kyle Fisher with the REALLY long line in background. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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