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  1. Any updates on this? Inquiring minds would love to know!
  2. 2020-01-26: LSWO presents More than Star Wars: The Music of John Williams The local symphony had a performance where they played music by John Williams. This was pretty fun. We hung out at the lobby while people lined up to check out the concert. Lots of kids getting bussed in! 2020-02-01: Pop Culture Art Con Second year hanging out with Mr. Christopher Clark! Another great troop. One of my favorite recurring troops - engaged audience, awesome host. 2020-02-10: Scottish Rite Amputee Ski trip send off Had a great time supporting this event. Scottish Rite does an event each year with American Airlines where they sent these teen amputees off to a ski trip. A few of us showed up bright and early at the airport to get our armor through TSA (what a major pain in the butt). It was all worth it though, in the end! Lots of happy faces and we even made the local news!
  3. Since I'm stuck inside because #corona, I decided to follow this tutorial and make one of a belt for the ANH Stunt. Now I can swap out my belts easy! A few addition from my learning this afternoon: Drilling the center of the snap really wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I had to do it slowly, for what it's worth. I wish I had a more stable way to secure the snap. Have the right sized pop rivet! I was struggling for a bit fitting the rivet through the snap that I drilled w/ the 3/16" drill bit. Turns out I grabbed the wrong rivets. Doh! Fixed that and it was easy sailing. I did have to take a snap setting tool and smack the interior a few times. This is a visualization of "step 2" from Brien's instruction above - "placing your snap on the inside of the belt facing armor and push a pop rivet through the opposite side" Thank you, Brien!
  4. Technically, SE-14R has been an option for ANH Hero for a while now
  5. 2019-12-20: WFAA Good Morning Texas We had a chance to join the local TV ABC-affiliate WFAA to do some promotion for The Rise of Skywalker! Here I am helping out with the weather report. 2019-12-22: Dallas Sidekicks 12/22 Game For the last troop of 2020, we escorted Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) during the Dallas Sidekicks game.
  6. Video embedded here for posterity. From left to right: TK-77520, TK-13911, TK-9727, TK-51453.
  7. 2019-10-29: Star Wars Reads 2019 - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children This was a great event. We got to visit the Texas Scottish Rite in Dallas to hang out with some kiddos who are staying there. 2019-11-09: HAF's Annual Dallas Gala The keynote of the event explored the intersection of Hinduism with Star Wars. Neat stuff! 2019-11-24: Leo's Make-A-Wish Reveal We had a chance to be part of Leo's Make-A-Wish reveal! Not only did we reveal his wish, we also presented him with an honorary membership to the Bounty Hunters Guild, as well as a special message from a special bounty hunter in The Mandalorian! 2019-12-07: Dallas Holiday Parade Loved doing this parade last year, so back at it again! Love having all these TKs together! 2019-12-14: Dallas Mavericks 12/14 Game This was a very long troop. Highlight - we hung out with game attendees, pretended to be statues to scare Mavs players (ended up on ESPN, almost half a million views on Facebook!), and made our first TikTok video!
  8. Hello there! Like others have said before, the place to go for Sandtrooper resources is the MEPD forum. http://forum.mepd.net/index.php The builds are of course similar, and I've seen people doing their build threads both here and there, so starting a build thread on here is probably a good idea. For all tips on weathering though (and the Move Along Captain is so iconic!), def hit up the MEPD forum. Also, there are no Centurions with MEPD - level 3 equivalent is SWAT where you emulate an on screen trooper (like what you want to do!). Good luck with the build! It'll be loads of fun.
  9. Thank you for the update! Excited to see the progress. How was the experience pulling the helmet together?
  10. Looks like you might want to request detachment access here https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/16-501st-trooper-status-requests-include-link-to-your-501st-profile-in-your-request/
  11. You can find Paul here https://www.facebook.com/TMProps/. He's often on the board as well (@troopermaster)
  12. 2019-10-05: MDA Muscle Walk of Dallas 2019 This is a great troop that I did last year (see troop 12), so naturally I trooped it again this year! Got to the venue bright and early, and saw hot air balloons take off nearby - super neat. We had a chance to take pictures with the families there for the walk, firefighters, as well as the local marching band / cheering squad! With this troop, I hit 50 troops with my garrison, and 35 troops as a TK!
  13. 2019-09-28: Dallas Autism Speaks Walk Just me and a Jedi hanging out at the Dallas Autism Speaks Walk. This woman wanted to paint my bucket blue! Fun aside - it's always hilarious to share changing rooms with other folks ... we shared a changing tent with the SONIC Cherry Limeade and Coney Dog mascots. And Chester # 7 (apparently there are ten of them?) from Cheetos.
  14. Jessy - feel free to give me a ping, I can connect you w/ the folks in TW as well if you are planning on visiting! Just hung out with them a few months back
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