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Digz Graavz

Imperial Attaché[TK]
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About Digz Graavz

  • Rank
    Expert Infantry
  • Birthday 11/26/1971

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Waterdown Ontario
  • Interests
    Star Wars, RPGs, etc. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt.

FISD Info

  • EIB Awards
    1
  • FISD Supporter
    No
  • EIB Cohorts
    ANH-S

Standard Info

  • Name
    Chris
  • 501st ID
    40834
  • 501st Unit
    Canadian Garrison
  • Troops Completed
    25

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  1. Welcome fellow Canuck! There's no such thing as asking too many questions, but not asking enough is definitely a thing. As mentioned, check the latest CRLs to make sure you're up to date on requirements. After that, read, ask questions, read, ask more questions, and keep your build thread going and active. Post lots of pictures. Have you sourced your armour and parts yet?
  2. Sept 7th - Parry Sound Airport open house:
  3. Aug 30th - Toronto Blue Jays Star Wars Night. As one of the 2 TKs, I stood guard at the visitor's dugout and escorted the umpires onto the field.
  4. The RS helmet is gorgeous with the imperfections. I troop with a guy who has one on a regular basis and he's happy with his kit. That being said, I have an AP myself and have been pretty happy with it. I WOULD order an extra set or 2 of the shoulder straps as they take a lot of abuse and are prone to breaking. I think I got about 12 troops out of my first set, and others in my garrison have run into the same issue.
  5. Just a thought since you have nothing to lose - Have you tried Oxy-Clean?
  6. I can barely get my bucket on as it is. I can't imagine being able to get it over a set of goggles, as much as I'd love to have the better vision. I second the opinion of front-only being nice.
  7. If in doubt, 1 size up and throw in some insoles. I'm a 9 1/2 and ordered a 10 which fit nicely. They're super comfortable boots.
  8. If your helmet is being packed separately, you can get away with a lot of options. Personally I use a 50 gallon big-an impolite person bin like a lot of others. I pack a lot of repair crap as well, so I like having the extra space and a tray for tools, my chargers, a collection of patches/cards/stickers. Even my big camera bag will fit. as well as my son's Jawa. I'm hoping to be able to get my TK and my Tusken in there at the same time. Yes, it's heavy and awkward, and if you don't have a van/SUV then you're not taking it with you. As far as lugging it around, the vast majority of places are handicap accessible so I just use the ramps and elevators. I get a lot of great questions and conversations going as well.
  9. I'd also give the bin a quick sand and a really good cleaning to help improve adhesion. Definitely use a good primer, and the best quality paint you can afford. An airbrush would be ideal instead of commercial spray paint. Once you get it primed any issues with adhesion go away, as you're not trying to get paint that sticks to plastic any more. That opens up more choices. I'd even check with an auto-body repair shop in your area to see what they'd charge to do it.
  10. Personal use is usually not a problem. I'd always direct questions to my CO though to be safe. BTW those look awesome!
  11. I use USB fans and USB rechargeable power packs. You can literally run them for days on a charge. There are lots available on Amazon. There are also 12v batteries, but they are small and expensive. You'd go broke. The last option is to chain 8 AAs (or AAAs, or Cs, or Ds) together to get yourself 12 volts. Something like this: https://www.amazon.ca/abcGoodefg-Battery-Holder-Plastic-Storage/dp/B06ZZBX3H1/ref=sr_1_13?crid=1X9JUYBBGKV40&keywords=aa+battery+holder+with+switch&qid=1566915565&s=gateway&sprefix=AA+battery+hol%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-13
  12. Hmmm... Haven't updated this in a while... August was an insane month (umm, still is!), so here we go: July 13th - McMaster Children's Hospital NICU Fundraiser. Aug 9th - Ronald McDonald House Toronto Aug 10th - Toronto Bricks in the Six Aug 17th - Waterloo Airport Open House Aug 19th (first of 2) - Fan Expo Canada day at the CNE Aug 19th (2nd of 2) - Fan Expo/Lego display unveiling at Toronto Union Station Aug 22nd - Canadian Citizenship Ceremony at Fan Expo (welcomed 90 new Canadian citizens at their swearing in ceremony) Aug 22nd - Fan Expo Toronto (my son is the Jawa_ Aug 23rd - Breakfast Television (City TV Toronto) promoting the 501st, our charity work etc. and our presence at Fan Expo Aug 23rd - Fan Expo Toronto Aug 24th - Fan Expo Toronto Aug 25th - Fan Expo Toronto Pics to come... Upcoming troop on Aug 30th for Star Wars Day at the Blue Jays game in Toronto. That will make 12 in a month.
  13. Is this the Mandalorian trailer or a shot of Anovos' warehouse?
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