Jump to content


501st Stormtrooper[TK]
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About Lord_Potato

  • Rank
  • Birthday May 4

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Virginia Beach


  • FISD Supporter

Standard Info

  • Name
  • 501st ID
  • 501st Unit
    Garrison Tyranus
  • Troops Completed

Recent Profile Visitors

292 profile views
  1. Did my best to drill my holes as close as possible to the reference photo of an original screen used detonator: I think it is pretty close. So with having screen accurate screws and the holes drilled on the clips I proceeded to glue the face plate on the PVC pipe. But unfortunately, I put too much glue on the face plate and it oozed out and when I wiped away the glue it started to wipe off the gray paint! 3 layer of gray paint and 3 layers of clear protective coat started to wipe away. I am pretty darn frustrated at myself and I don't know the best way to remedy the situation. I was thinking about just getting a new piece of PVC pipe from home depot or get lots of sandpaper and evenly sand down the clear coat and most of the paint and re spray paint the PVC. I'll figure out something.... Research on the forums point out that hovi mich tips were painted with a black satin black. I gently sprayed a couple of layers of krylon black satin on my tips. They are almost done. Just going to let them fry over night and reinspect them.
  2. Veering away from the detonator for a bit........ Did some research on the threads about screen accurate gloves. Found an informative thread stating that black marigold cleaning gloves were used on the original screen used outfits (credit to Troopermaster) the palms and finger nail area have a texture to it. I found some gloves that look very similar to the marigold gloves (including texture on the palm and finger nail area) but alas they felt too roomy for me and most gloves I have found come in medium or bigger size. I decided to do more searching and ordered these bad boys online. They are a little smaller and the texture in the palm is a little different. There is also no texture on the finger nail area but it fits me better and I like it: THUMBS UP!!! Also got glove liners.....I tend to sweat a bit more than the average human....so this is a must as per the forums. Gloves still fit while wearing the liners. As soon as a get my flexible hand guards I can glue them on.
  3. Sprayed 3 coats of gray paint and 3 coats of clear coat and received my detonator clips: Before I glue the faceplate I intend to mark where the bottom will go and align the TD clips to the line and make sure the outboard sides touch the edge and was reminded by Gmrhodes13. Once I screw the clips in place I will glue the faceplate on. I tend to procrastinate when it comes to things I have not done before.
  4. Seriously, I might steel your little log entry stamp. It's really clever haha. And thank you! Our group gets along pretty well. I wish I could troop more often but I kinda need a job. Besides using this as a cool tool to look at past troops, this can be pretty useful to add up your events for school or work purposes. I get extra points on my evaluations for volunteering at my job so this is nice I'm glad you started to log your troops now and didn't wait a year like I did.
  5. Hello, I am currently at 19 troops and was hoping if I can get a badge for my 10th troop! Thank you.
  6. Very nice layout! I have been trooping for just about a year now and for some reason I had no idea about this part of the site! So this is all new to me. I wanted to make sure mine is organized just like yours.
  7. Troop #19 Event Name: Dr. Madblood's 44th Anniversary Party Location: Whro-TV Station in Norfolk, Virginia Date: 20 September 2019
  8. Troop #18 Event Name: NAS Oceana Air Show Location: Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 20 September 2019
  9. Troop #17 Event Name: Virginia Beach Police Department Appreciation Day Location: Virginia Beach Field House in Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 14 September 2019
  10. Troop #16 Event Name: 6th Annual Kids Bash Location: Virginia Beach Field House, Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 24 August 2019
  11. Troop #15 Event Name: Norfolk Tides Star Wars Night Location: Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park in Norfolk, Virginia Date: 3 August 2019
  12. Troop #14 Event Name: Lemonade Stand for Children's Miracle Network Location: Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 30 July 2019
  13. Troop #13 Event Name: CHKD Dad's Appreciation Day Location: Virginia Beach Field House in Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 8 June 2019
  14. Troop #12 Event Name: VSO Music of Star Wars Location: Ferguson Center for the Arts, Newport News, Virginia Date: 4 May 2019
  15. Troop #11 Event Name: Little Patriots Trunk Hop Location: Holiday Trav-L-Park in Virginia Beach, Virginia Date: 27 April 2019
  • Create New...