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501st Stormtrooper[TK]
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About AlpineCorpus

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    Mooresville, NC
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    Downhill skiing, international travel and hiking. I do a bit of landscape painting on the side.


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    Carolina Garrison
  1. Hey there everyone! So glad to finally be a member of this fantastic group. Looking at my armor on its stand still makes me giddy. I started this journey about three years ago, but the past two months is when things really kicked off. I binged the Clone Wars while waiting for my armor to arrive, which only fueled my excitement to be involved in the 501st. Like everyone else, I’ve had to make a few quality of life changes to the armor; shortening/lengthening strapping, wrangling those pesky shoulder bells, making the helmet into less of a plastic coffin and more of a trooper’s friend with some fans and speakers. If I had any advice for any aspiring members, it’s to come to terms with the fact that TK armor is not the most comfortable thing in the world, but you can definitely work to make it bearable! I still have a ways to go but I’m confident in my fellow troopers and their wisdom to guide me. Again, thank you for all your help and support and I hope to see you on the field! -Ian
  2. Newly approved ESB TK-18767 requesting forum access. Thank you! https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=33059
  3. Surprisingly, moving the ear was an easy fix! Next, painting the rivets on the thigh. My dremel is charging for removing the return edge on the shoulder bells. I considered removing the original padding from the bucket, however I found that it caused it to rattle around my head even when using the strap inside. Guess we can’t all have perfectly shaped heads. [emoji23] Any recommendations for internal padding that has worked for others?
  4. Hello all! Today was Big Brown Box day, and not even the setting sun could stop me from taking my approval photos (and admittedly having a little too much fun walking around the house kitted up). As with others, I hope the more experienced here will be able to spot any flaws that need addressing and I will work on them ASAP. Name: Ian ObjioFuture garrison: Carolina GarrisonArmor manufacturer: RS PropmastersHelmet manufacturer: RS Propmasters Belt, neck seal, boot and blaster manufacturer: RS PropmastersInterior strapping: RS Propmasters strapping and some self-installed snaps and elastic for alterations.Height: 5' 11" Weight: 206 lbsTK Type: ESB Stunt After reviewing the photos, I noticed the right thigh drooping a bit. I had previously shortened the straps, and I guess I measured wrong. One more thing to be fixed!
  5. Nice to see a fellow Carolinian! I'll definitely keep an eye out for you should anything take place in the area. All the best, Ian
  6. Hi everyone! If you would have told me I would be joining the 501st as a stormtrooper a few years ago, I would have said you'd need to get your head checked. However, I can't think of anything I'm more excited for right now. What really attracted me was the dedication so many of the fans have to the universe, as well as the community service aspect of the organization. Joining the 501st is an idea that had been brewing in my mind since encountering an event at a VA hospital back in 2018. Now, finally having room in my budget and after months of research, I've gone full throttle and commissioned an ESB suit from RS Propmasters. Of course, with COVID, I expect a longer wait time. Nevertheless, I can't wait to be a part of this tight-knit legion and take a big step into the world of Star Wars. Thanks for reading, Ian
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