HI all, I just got my approval last week for my ANH Stunt Stormtrooper Armor and am very excited to join the ranks of the 501st!
My name is Charles and I live in St Louis, MO , USA. I am currently assigned to the 70th Explorers, Gateway Squad. I've been following the 501st online for around 20 years and been dreaming about being able to suit up one day for a troop and it looks like my one day is finally here. Back in the early 2000's I was a young dad of twins (not Luke and Leia). The Dad time commitment along with not having much money kept me from the 501st, but now as a guy in his mid 40s with grown kids I find I finally have some time and disposable income (Lucky me) and I definitely wanted to live my dream of being a real storm trooper.
Being born in the mid 1970s I grew up with Star Wars and I chose the ANH armor based on my first memory of those bad *ss dudes in white armor blasting their way into the Tantive 4. ANH just blew me away as a kid and that why I had to go with the OG ANH armor. My set was a full build from RS Prop masters and is currently adorning a 6ft tall mannequin in my office. I smile from ear to ear every morning I walk in and see it. I feel like I'm a little kiddo again on Christmas morning opening up some cool Kenner star wars toys lol.
I am hoping to work on a second set from scratch myself in the up coming years to get that full experience (Sand trooper anyone?) but I just couldn't wait and for now I had to buy my first set pre-built.
Here is a link to some pics for those interested. Thanks for having me. I look forward to getting a chance to meet some of you all one day!