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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. https://trooperbay.com/dark-green-lens-material https://trooperbay.com/e-11-blaster-d-ring Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thank you!! And thank you for all your direct and indirect (your fans are a must!) help in getting here! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. @TheSwede thank you so very much for all the great feedback!! I am beyond excited to join the EI ranks (and get us one step closer to 1000!). And now it looks like I have a to-do list for the weekends!! Thank you again!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. If you're placing a trooperbay order, you might want to go ahead and get some of the dark green lens (thicker than the AP lens material), and the D ring for your blaster. I think I've paid more in shipping to trooperbay than I have in items because I didn't get it all at one time. I'll let one of the wise guys (haha) chime in, but I think you're good on the TD color. If those two pieces are ever close of enough to see the color difference when you are in your kit, something has gone terribly wrong.
  5. I second TrooperBay. I highly recommend the dark green lens material and the D-ring (two things that don't pop up as easily when you search for stormtrooper parts, such as the holster).
  6. It’s okay!! Thanks for the update! I may or may not have been refreshing every few hours.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Both ammo packs. Will update original post with these, and the info, now.
  8. Oops— I used the template on the EIB Requirements page, and looks like I left some info. Name- Lindsey Turner TK ID 18131 Forum name— CoatHanger Garrison— Mississippi Rancor Raiders Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Name- Lindsey TurnerTK ID 18131Forum name— CoatHangerGarrison— (Mississippi) Rancor Raiders Armor = AP Helmet= AP Blaster= HyperFirm E-11, B Grade Optional Height = 5'6" Weight = 165lb Boots = Imperial Boots Canvas belt = AP Hand Plates = JustJoseph's Latex (edited to correct this) Electronics= Ukswrath Fan Kit Neck Seal = GeekyPink Holster = AP Build Thread: Armor Photos Full Body Front Full Body Back Full Right Full Left Right Side Detail Left SIde Detail Helmet Detail Photos Front Side Back Hovi tip detail Lens color (Backlit if necessary) S-Trim Internals Accessory Photos Ammo belt The center ammo belt is curved, therefore three pictures were taken (overall, right edge, left edge) Drop Boxes Holster Neckseal Blaster left side Blaster right side D-Ring Thermal detonator back Hand Guards Action Shot Other Interior Strapping Butt/Cod Shoulder Straps, Floating with Elastic Abdomen Detail No Return Edges of ForeArms Split Rivets of Thigh Ammo Pack (Edited to add following images of ammo pack) Sniper Knee Plate Thank you for your consideration. -- CoatHanger
  10. Looks great! Congrats on your first troop! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ugh. Of course. Two steps forward, one step back on my March to EIB. Thanks for the feedback. Trooperbay D-ring ordered! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Found the elusive handguards. Not sure why I put them in my bedroom closet, but apparently I had a reason at the time. Also, I attached a D ring to my blaster. This one look okay? Does it need to be weathered? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I have foam, in those exact places even, but mine is not that dense of foam. More like cushion foam. I’ll try the denser and see if that’s the key! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Congrats on approval!! Now it’s time to serve the Empire, trooper! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Ok! Great! Headed to Lowe’s here in a bit. Apparently my piece of PVC for my TD was commandeered for another project. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. I’ve done several “fit” mods, and I’m very happy. I made the connection between my chest and ab tighter, which effectively pulls my chest piece down. This is allowing my helmet to sit lower, increasing comfort/visibility. Also, it’s helped with back overlap. I also re did my thighs. Here is before (notice the upper flare that I had to create due to some extra weight in the hips.) And an after. Much snugger. And that sniper plate shift is *better* although it still frustrates me. Okay— next up to do, TD fixes. First, where can I get screen accurate screws? It appears my 2mile Troop left me a screw short, so if I’m replacing I might as well go screen accurate. But in the below pics you can see why I need to redo the TD. My holes were drilled wonky, so my clips can’t/won’t sit flush without everything being wonky. Thankfully it’s not a super hard redo. Then... small hiccup... I got some sweet hand guards from justjoseph63 (despite the USPS’s attempts to keep them from me), and I have hidden them from myself. They are here... somewhere..... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Troop #5 Hal & Mal's St Paddy's Day Parade Date: March 23, 2019 Location: Jackson, MS Type: Outdoor parade Participants: Vader, Boba Fett, 4 Clone Troopers, 3 TIE Reserves, 2 TKs, 1 DeathTrooper, 1 ScoutTrooper, 2 Legacy TKs Troop Notes: Beautiful weather for a parade! We participated in the City Sweep, walking the parade route immediately prior to help collect money for the Children's Hospital. Tons of people, tons of kids. Lots of smiles and pictures. Armor Notes: Two plus miles of walking, and everything did amazingly well. Still fighting that left shin twisting (with a stirrup AND velcro). Had to do a quick fix on my ammo pack from the troop yesterday, not up to CRL standards, but I'm the only one who knew. I'll get a permanent fix done asap.
  18. Troop #3 Mother-Son Star Wars Night Date: March 22, 2019 Location: The Venue, Brandon MS Type: Indoor Star Wars Event Participants: Vader, XWing Pilot Troop Notes: Super fun troop! This was a public event organized as a date night for mothers and sons, ages 3 to 10. The venue was decorated in SW theme, the played the Imperial March as we walked out through a fog machine, and about 50 little boys with light sabers had a night to remember. Armor Notes: I had just finished reworking my thighs the night before and had some technical difficulties with my armor pack, so I will need to reattach it before the next troop. Also, had a Chicago screw come undone from my holster. But, overall I’m very pleased with the mods I’ve been making on my armor. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I have tactical padding in the helmet, but that doesn’t seem to be the problem. It’s really more of a short neck plus shoulders riding high issue. When I wore me E-11 in my holster, it weighted down my body armor, and the helmet sat much better. So now I need to figure out how to make that happen all the time! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Troop #2 Ridge-Con Date: September 15, 2018 Location: Ridgeland, MS Type: Small comic-con at local library Participants: Darth Vader, Emperor, 1 Tusken Raider, 2 TKs, 1 TIE Pilot Troop Notes: Most of the attendees were teenagers there for the different table games being taught/played. Not a lot of interest in the 501st members. But, we were set up directly across from a saxophone player, so lots of good jazzy tunes to keep us occupied. Armor Notes: Helmet sits a ton better with my E-11 in the holster, which pulls all of my body armor down. Now to figure out how to recreate that.
  21. Troop #1 Golden Triangle ComiCon Location: Columbus, MS Date: August 18, 2018 Type: Small comicon Participants: 2 Deathtroopers, 1 TIE Reserve, 1 TK Troop Notes: First official troop! And I trooped with husband, which was one of the reasons we wanted to join the 501st. The power went out for over an hour, making for a very hot indoor troop. Really enjoyed the faces on the kids and adults alike, and smiled with every picture. Armor Notes: Left shin drifting, despite the stirrup. Lots of visibility issues with my helmet sitting really high.
  22. Ok. I’m officially motivated to head for EIB. Hoping I can get there before Celebration. On my to do list— -@justjoseph63 handguards on the way. - have the supplies to rework my slightly wonky TD - have a few fit issues I need to work out - gotta fix that drifting left shin. I have a stirrup, but it looks like I need to add a snap too - D-ring onto E-11 I’m gonna see if I can rename this thread so that I can keep all my build in one place, but either way, see you on the March to 1000! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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