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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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    Ahsahka Idaho
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    Riding my hawg with the combat vets, Destroying newbs online in Call of Duty, costume and prop making, lead vocals and guitar in bands

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  1. Used Firefox. Must not like windows 10. I have fixed the knees, crotch plate and properly adjusted it. The photo does not do the paint job justice.
  2. Hey all, I had my FOTK build approved last month, already trooped. Beautiful kit. Paid a body man over a grand to prep, fill, sand, 2 part primer and auto poly paint (as recommended by Jim). The result is amazing. Been trying to post pics but every time I do the link freezes up and I lose all the type. The heartbreaking thing is that the result was flawless, but after just one troop, the chest plate and abdomen armor are developing tiny hairline cracks. Big bummer. I know I am not the only one who has experienced this. trying to figure out what to use to fill the cracks so I can repaint. Bondo would just crack again. Was trying to find some kind of flexible fill, and maybe trying to paint it with a flexi paint white, then apply a flexi clear gloss. Anyone have a solution for this issue? Thanks for the help in advance! If I can figure out why the image link freezes up, I will post pics.
  3. I did use a 3" extension pic pipe for the stock, rounded it all out with bondo, added the hook with a little formed piece of wood.
  4. I had one of these, and installed it. There was no volume, even connected it to hovi speakers and an amp. Thankfully the seller on eBay gave me a refund. Save your pennies for a better set up. Had a decent sound, but again, no volume, made it pretty pointless.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/brett.malone/videos/vb.1288002123/10204227752115820/?type=2&theater Just keeps getting better. Friday night I was able to drive across the state and participate in Mariners Star Wars night. Can't even begin to say how much fun it was. Of course my gopro died so I did not get to make another video. But my kids were in the stands and took this video. Got to march out with 14 troopers, it was a blast. We spent the rest of the game posing for pictures in three groups. The crowds LOVED the the Garrison. Big thanks to Old Man Grumpus for arranging this, to Garrison Titan, Alpha Base and we even had a couple other Garrisons join us. I had the time of my life, and shared it with my kids at the same time. What an amazing fathers day weekend. I am so hooked on this. It is fun beyond words. And I met some really great people. I am the happy trooper immidiatly in front of Darth on his left.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA7VvJU5Lqw Forgive me if this has been posted before. Just ran across it, pretty funny. I think it is Brazillian, I have seen other prank shows by them. Enjoy!
  7. Could be because the wires would be incorrect. I am an electronics guy. Made my own amp voice system, all mounted in the helmet, and even made my own hovi tip speakers. Works great. Typically on the 1/8th inch jack the free copper wires are the ground, if your plug has a tip, mid section and longer base ( if the tip is up) the tip is the red wire, white is the middle section, and the copper wires are connected to the lower part. Easy to check with a little continuity checker. Going to post a video of my easy cheap build sometime this week.
  8. I have to ad... Love my garrison, and the peeps in my squad. But not a lot of info is exchanged or posted on their forums. Belong to a couple other detachments too while I was exploring costume options. The FISD is the best forum in the 501 in my humble opinion. Unbelievable amount of shared information and helpful people. The only problem is that there might be too much information, makes it a tad bit difficult to search with the glitch we have. Aside from that, this forum rules. The people are awesome. I like the idea of an essay! It could be "why I want to wear plastic in public"....
  9. I am copying a post I made in my Garrison forum to share with you my first experience as a 501. I borrowed the idea to mount a gopro on my dlt-19 here on the forum in my first attempt at a gopro video. >Hello all, Having my Legion ID for less than a week now, I got to do my first troop with Havoc Squad yesterday, and all I can say is that it was way more than I expected it to be, and had a fantastic time. It is such an honor to be a part of a great group like this, and what I can tell the Legion and Garrison Titan is that they should be extremely proud of Havoc Squad. Their pride, dedication, participation, amazing costumes, fan interaction was really something to see. The participants were Cheeser, Pincer, Girl Scout, DarthChromer & Sean. We also had the honor of trooping with a westsider, Vincbud and his son Ethan. If you have not seen his Boba Fett costume, it is absolutely amazing. His son came along as a Jawa, and the crowd loved him. He also brought along a Spotter (Chris) who was invaluable to the days activities. Darthchromer's Vader clearly was the fan favorite. Walking around with him, Vincbud, Ethan the Jawa, and Sean in his Gree costume, we were swarmed with fans wanting pictures. It took us more than an hour to make our way around the hall. I can't tell you how many times I heard that the Havoc Squad was the best part of the Comic Con, and how much everyone loved the group. It was really amazing seeing the excitement not just in the kids eyes, but more adults getting to interact with the group. This was a cosplay comic con, there were hundreds of costumes. I realized something while we were on break. The big difference is people see the costumes on the cosplayers and see a nice costume. When people saw Darth and Boba, they were not seeing a costume, they were seeing and getting to interact with Darth and Boba. We had a nice booth area set-up, and in the short video I made, you can see the group getting pelted with nerf darts raising money for a 12 year old girl with a serious illness. The goal is to send that beautiful kid and her family to Disneyland. Really awesome to be a part of that. The video I made is a first attempt with a gopro. I wanted to get more video, but we were swarmed most of the time, and I was not able to stop from the picture taking long enough to turn the camera on. The only shots I got were when there was a short break in the crowd, or when I was tucked in a corner. Our booth at times had people 5 deep crowded around it. To sum it up, I have done a lot of things in my life, but this was special. I am hooked. Can't wait to participate in the Mariners Star Wars night june 19th. Thanks for letting me be a part of this 501!< https://youtu.be/-ZYFnmI5_us
  10. The helmet was pre-assembled, and the armor was pre-trimmed, which made it easy to put together. Took about a week. Then another couple days of adjusting and tweaking. I had a blast building it. I am hoping it holds together for my first troop! Thanks for the kind words Tony.
  11. My armor passed muster (even with the crooked brow, fixed)! Received my Tk numer today, my first troop is this Saturday. Really excited to be a part of this
  12. Just to quiet the boxes down a tad, I stuck a small strip of white Velcro (the fuzzy side) on the back of the boxes, not visible at all, took a little of the clunk out.
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