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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  • Birthday August 19

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    Newnan, GA


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  1. Troop #: 24 Date: February 20, 2020 Location: Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel Event: Bert's Big Adventure Sendoff Event Charity: Bert's Big Adventure I was able to do this event last year and was excited to be able to participate again this year. Another cold day in the hangar for the sendoff portion but still a very rewarding experience. Bert's Big Adventure is a huge charity in the Atlanta area, their big event each year is to send children (and their families) who have chronic and terminal illnesses to Walt Disney World for five days, all expenses paid. They also have numerous other events throughout the year. Jimmy wants to be a Stormtrooper when he grows up, so Cricket's son graciously donated his armor to Jimmy, seen here in a test fitting/photo op: All of the costuming volunteers: With the boss: Rebels snuck into our Imperial group shot:
  2. Both my ANH TK and Shadow TK are double snapped with nylon plates and I've had no issues with unsnapping so far (24 troops plus other events in the ANH, probably half that in the Shadow), E6000 is quite strong once it's cured. One plate did have a corner lifting but that was probably my fault during the gluing process.
  3. Your results may vary, but I did not have any reaction with my Tandy snaps, E6000, and the armor, all of my snap plates are nylon. I did place the glue on the nylon around the snaps, so perhaps that helped avoid some of the interaction between the E6000 and the metal. Maybe test glue a plate or two in an inconspicuous area (the ab to chest plate connection comes to mind as the upper ab is usually hidden under the chest plate) and then go from there. I did not clamp my plates, just held them in place with my fingers for a few minutes and then left them to cure. E6000 seems to set a bit faster on nylon than with plastic/plastic connections because it can "breathe" through the nylon. Also, be sure to lightly sand the plastic where the plates are going to go for better adhesion. Tip: I have found that sometimes searching this site via Google works better than the built in search feature, just type in site:whitearmor.net and then your search terms and see if that helps for future searches.
  4. Well Lou beat me to it, exactly what I was typing up regarding the bug lights.
  5. Great work! I used 2" thick memory foam cut to size for Boba's pouches, looks like you could use 1" thick for that pouch. I like the memory foam because it doesn't give the pouches hard edges, which makes them look naturally full. Then again, they're thinner cloth pouches. It's also still easy to cut to accommodate a speaker or a small box for trading cards.
  6. By saying "with a folding stock", do you mean a functional folding stock or just present but non-functional?
  7. Troop #: 23 Date: December 7, 2019 Location: Peachtree Street, Atlanta Event: CHOA Christmas Parade Event Charity: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) This year was not so bad as last year, the weather was actually cooperative and the parade moved at a much smoother pace. A huge improvement over the sideways, almost frozen rain of last year and the long times spent standing still in it. My wife got to march in her Legacy: Look ma, I'm on TV! A great turnout as usual from all of our Georgia groups:
  8. Troop #: 22 Date: November 10, 2019 Location: Phipps Plaza Event: Bert's Big Adventure Holiday Party Event Charity: Bert's Big Adventure We do a lot of Bert's events throughout the year and each one is great and special in its own way. These are some of the toughest kids going through some of the most unimaginable things, and anything we can do to make their day just a little better is amazing. Anyway, this was a holiday party for the kids and parents alike, and the GA 501st and one of the local Disney groups came out to participate as usual. We get to see Santa!!
  9. Troop #: 21 Date: September 29, 2019 Location: Aurora Cineplex Event: 9th Annual Community Celebration at the Aurora Event Charity: N/A We have a great relationship with the folks at Aurora and help them celebrate yearly, and it's always a fun time for everyone involved, especially Mandos who can sit.
  10. Troop #: 20 Date: June 30, 2019 Location: Chastain Park, Atlanta, GA Event: Weird Al Strings Attached Tour Event Charity: N/A If you have the opportunity to troop one of these concerts, do not let it pass you by! Yes, there's a lot of standing around and waiting involved, but this still ranks up there with one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. Performing on stage in TK gear in front of thousands of people with Weird Al was just surreal, Childhood Me would have never believed it. Al and his group made us feel like a part of the team and we all got to go home with awesome memories, great pictures, and some signed goodies. FISD represented: The view from my spot: I wish I could say this was me, but this is @LTM, I was to the left: Things got so Weird:
  11. Troop #: 19 Date: May 23, 2019 Location: Georgia World Congress Center Event: MomoCon 2019 Event Charity: N/A For some reason I don't have too many pictures from this convention, but I mostly hovered around and helped work our 501st table.
  12. Troop #: 18 Date: May 9, 2019 Location: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Event: Nurses Week Celebration Event Charity: N/A We got to go celebrate Nurse's Week at one of the local hospitals. Two of the members that attended are nurses (my wife (as Mara Jade here) is an ICU nurse at this particular hospital) so this was great fun for them. Our little group: Some of the folks we got to celebrate with:
  13. Troop #: 17 Date: May 5, 2019 Location: ThinkGeek Store Event: May the 5th @ ThinkGeek Event Charity: N/A Just a simple May 4th/5th storefront event here. Although I stocked up on some new weaponry and protected against any malfeasance.
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