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FarEast

501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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About FarEast

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    Lieutenant
  • Birthday 08/29/1975

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Yokohama, Japan

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  • Name
    James
  • 501st ID
    19758
  • 501st Unit
    Japan Garrison

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  1. So with a final big push I got the Shoretrooper armour finished and submitted for approval! http://501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=28350
  2. So on with the build, I decided the next step would be the greaves - I had to slightly increase the size of these due to having large calves from my days as a cyclist. Next I went to work on Paul Prentice's awesome buckles; cutting out the back and sanding them smooth. } Then I lopped through a section of his straps and bonded in to place. Also due to the support required I went back to using automotive filler rather than wood filler. My local hardware shop had a 30% sale on so not only did I pick up a new batch of Montana Gold Sahara Beige, but also a new paint gun and air compressor! Painting armour is now going to be so much easier! Also my Rebel Art Base shoretrooper trousers arrived - WOOT! Now time for distressing and then weathering! And so did I!
  3. Mate outstanding effort - I'm based in Japan so fully understand the conditions you did this in and Death March certainly does it justice. I did the Running Stormtrooper 5 mile (8km) challenge and ran it in full armour and it took me three days to recover from that - So huge Kudos to you for even attempting this!
  4. EVENT: Solo A Star Wars Story Count Down LOCATION: Toho Cinema complex Rappongi Hills Tokyo DATE: 28th June 2018 LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: indoors tr052 TR052 Ochakumi ID919 Jo-Ninja TK3982 TR5033 TK5033 hiko3 TK5051 YVH TB6022 TK6904 Two hossan@TK9004 TK9004 m-a-s-a TK10030 Director Krennic Dooku-Jr. ID10307 turner2001 TK12478 Anakin らいと SL17501 kasuga TK18081 chikafumix TK19697 FarEast TK19758 Imperial Ground crew Hina IG21206 simsim SL22000 ken-mery TX-31103 kagarin TK-71807 Wejuan Chen DZ50139 (Taiwan Garrison) WRANGLERS: Yorke 5652 KENT 21211 Sakuya 31568 Bulldog44 42114 ArmitageHux 56969 REPORT: So i recently passed muster and got approved and assigned TKID19758 and was eager to get my first troop under my belt. The first was a pretty big one being the release of the Solo A Star Wars Story here in Japan and the Japan Garrison was asked to attend the general release early screen on the 28th with a count down clock celebration. Normal Imperial citizens would have to wait till the 29th! Yep a full month after the rest of the galaxy - sucks being stationed in the outer rim! So being the eager new recruit I packed my gear and headed to the venue in central Tokyo arriving a full 3 hours before the meeting time - and then spent the a good two hours "hurry up and waiting" fortunately two other members had also arrived early due to working in the Imperial capital and so we grabbed an ice coffee and took full advantage of the outside seating and cooler temps the day was offering. At 7pm the Garrison assembled at the cinema complex and were ushered in to a changing area kitted out with drinks and snack - Hey trooping can't be as hard as others make out for sure! After a team meeting many of the garrison introduced themselves and I was overwhelmed by the amount of stickers, patches, collectors cards I was given and the friendly attitudes they all had - I have read about others feeling guilty about having nothing to exchange - but nothing actually prepares you for that guilty feeling of having nothing to offer back. 7:30 - time to armour up and everyone knuckles down and gets serious as they gear up - fortunately having recently being approved I must have got in and out of my armour about 100 times as I messed with the fittings and strapping so I was at least able to look like I knew what I was upto. PING - Oh no! As I put the thermal detonator on to the belt one of the clips snaps - and I watch it spiral off in slow motion, thankfully its a prop or this troop would have ended right there and then for everyone! With a bit of brute force I was able to bend the remaining portion of the clip to form a crude lip and then - my dentist is going to love me - bit down on it to allow it to bite the cloth of the belt. Fortunately wranglers Bulldog44 was on hand to get me sorted out and got the TD attached. 8pm - hit the deck running! I was scooped up with several other TK's and wrangled out into the public who immediately responded to our arrival. The rest was pretty much a blur! During the first screening we got a break and some seriously needed refreshments - I downed a bottle of water and instantly started sweating - which meant I was seriously dehydrated .......need more water! The officers were back in no time and wrangling us out again in to the lobby and entrance to welcome more guests and the place was getting ever more crowded as more Star Wars fans arrived in some pretty amazing costumes including two girls - one dressed as the Millennium Falcon and another dressed as L3-37!! Finally we got the call to return to the dressing room and everyone changed out of their armour and into 501st pit crew shirts ready for our viewing of the film - yeah I wanted one real bad! I was pretty beat by this time and it was now just past midnight - I hoped the film was good enough to keep me a wake! I have to admit I caught myself nodding off a few times but looking around the rest of the garrison I wasn't the only one with battle fatigue! With the movie over everyone either went off to get something to eat and drink and discuss the movie while they waited another 3 hours for the trains to start - me on the other hand had to drive home so that my wife would have the car for her early shift start at the hospital - rolling in to bed at 4am I was instantly a sleep and hoping I would be awake on time to help get the ids ready for school! All in all that night will stay with me forever - the amazing support of my garrison and the warm welcome they gave me and the smiles on the fans faces as we interacted and posed for photos with them and for them. REPORT BY: FarEast TK19758
  5. Already a member of the garrison and have been posting this build and also my Shoretrooper build there - its a bit quiet even for the outer rim though.
  6. TK19758 of the Japan Garrison requesting access to FISD page. http://501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=28350
  7. First outing will be to the Japanese Premier of SOLO - Yep I know almost a damn month after world premier. Sucks being garrisoned in the outer rim!
  8. My garrison GML has already approved the build and asked for a couple more photos for my legion profile photos!! I will suit up again tomorrow and ballance our the bicep, forearm gap and post those here too.
  9. Well spotted!!! Fortunately the glue hasn’t fully cured so I could remove it without a problem!! Currently cutting a new strip!!!
  10. Ahhh yes! I actually sneaked a bit of tape behind it.
  11. Awesome - I will go the popper route as I have plenty left! So the next question is - what do I do next!
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