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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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  1. 1/17/20: Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Game No pictures from this one, but we came, we saw, we trooped. We were getting ready to pack up and head home at halftime when they told us they wanted us to go out on the ice and shoot a hockey puck at the goal. Every single one of us looked at each other thinking “That’s gonna be an expensive fall...” but we did it and nobody fell thank goodness!
  2. 12/31/19: Charlotte Hornet’s Game My very first LFL approved event! Probably the nicest dressing room amenities I’ve ever seen. We had trays of sandwiches, water, multiple dressing rooms, a bathroom, chips, if every event was like that I could just live off trooping! Went on the court at halftime, some of my friends were there and they didn’t even know they saw me. They also needed one person to go on TV with the hosts and stand menacingly, so of course I volunteered! It was great, 10/10 would recommend.
  3. 12/30/19: Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Visit This right here, this day and these children are the entire reason I joined the 501st, and it was more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. I showed up (after some difficulty finding the right entrance) and we went room-to-room handing out toys from a large Santa Claus sack. Very exciting, can’t wait to do again!
  4. 12/19/19: Rise of Skywalker Movie Premiere On the first day, I was the only one trooping this event, which gave me the perfect opportunity to pretend to be a statue and scare unsuspecting moviegoers, never gets old. Second day we had a few more and it was a great time had by all!
  5. 11/28/19: Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade Got a good workout from walking through the whole parade, we were #13 and got lots of smiles and waves (and just a few hugs!)
  6. Yes, you’ll find there are CRLs for all three of the original trilogy Stormtroopers, they have their differences though, so keep that in mind when picking one.
  7. I remember seeing a thread about this, Dave is the new vendor for AM armor, vetted and reliable.
  8. Is that...a double chestplate? Among many other issues
  9. For mine I glued them together first and then glued some elastic to the belt and the back of the packs to get the distance right. Not sure if that’s how others did it.
  10. As @gmrhodes13 said, it’s always safe to double snap everything, especially those parts that you want to stay together for a long time. (Chest, back, abs, etc.) Here’s a useful topic if you’re unsure how to set snaps properly:
  11. You may be trying to use the link to the album/folder instead of the individual picture. You’d click “Insert other media” then “Insert image from URL.” Now make sure you either right click if on PC, or hold down on the photo and hit “copy link” if on phone. Hope this helps!
  12. I also got mine in a May 4th sale! What a coincidence seems like around the release of new movies or especially May 4th would be the best time to buy.
  13. All good! I’m actually noticing that the straight connectors aren’t having issues, it’s only the 90 degree one that swings back and forth. I’ll just purchase a straight splitter and see if that helps it.
  14. I have TrooperTalk with an Aker 1506 amp and the accompanying mic. I’m very pleased with the way it sounds, except that whenever I move in my armor it makes little pops and cracks. I think this is due to the headphone jack moving around in the socket. Anyone have any ideas on how to keep it secured in place?
  15. Hey cadet! Unfortunately armor doesn’t come cheap in most cases. Depending on who you buy from and what materials you already own (snaps, tools etc.) you may spend anywhere from $600 to over a thousand. It’s a big investment but well worth it, probably the best purchase I’ve ever made in my life Do some forum trawling to get started, find who you can trust and who you can’t. Look at supply lists people have put together and check how much you own versus what you need. Ask lots of questions and finally, order the kit! We’ll be here to help the whole way!
  16. As if! We could maybe do The Robot and that’s about it for movement
  17. A little extra support never hurt anybody, as long as you’ve got a little extra to use. Looking good so far!
  18. After being introduced to the 501st at a comic-con last summer, it’s taken me just over a year to get everything in order and finally be a part of this legion; and I am so proud to be here! Can’t wait to start trooping and work towards EIB!
  19. Thank you! That makes sense, I should have guessed that in order to be a “Newly admitted member” I’d have to request member status first
  20. Hello, I was just a day or two ago admitted into the 501st, but I can't create a topic in the Newly Approved Members section, am I doing something wrong? Thanks
  21. Update: I was just approved for basic membership! Waiting on my TKID now! Thank you all for your tips, pointers, and overall help, I owe you one!
  22. "These blaster marks are too accurate for Sand People...but FAR too accurate for Imperial Stormtroopers!" ~Ben Kenobi, A New Hope
  23. That’s very useful, thank you! The thighs have been the biggest pain in the neck since the start. One more downsize should hopefully set them right.
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