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June FISD Newsletter 2019


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Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Hall of Fame

Just For Laughs

In The Media

Costume Totals


Imperial Attaché Program

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Merchandise & Branding Officer


Public Relations
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Greetings Troopers,


June is my favourite month.  Besides my birthday, it also seems to be that awesome time in the North East of the U.S. where everything gets warm enough to finally start having fun without getting overly hot.  Cookouts, long hikes, and best of all lots more trooping!  There seems to be something going on every weekend, or more.  I hope everyone out there is having lots of fun being bad guys doing good :)


We have some really exciting things being shown off in this newsletter edition.  Be sure to check out all the new merchandise previews being shown off by our DMBO below.  We also have our first round of CRL Updates completed and live.  


Now back to trooping!  :smiley-sw013:



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sarah Bailey

TK-20466 "Alay"

Detachment Leader







Okay Troopers (and future Troopers),


If you have kept up on recent events here, you are aware that the updated changes in the CRLs for ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and ROTJ  will take effect on June 1st.


We will also be including new models! (See below)


We understand that many of you may have started your build before that date, and in order to avoid confusion and possibly causing you to have to make changes, we are allowing those in that scenario to adhere to the existing CRL guidelines.  There are some conditions, though:


1.  You must have started (and documented) your build here on the FISD prior to June 1st.


2.  You will have until September 1st (approximately 90 days) of this year to submit for Expert Infantry and then Centurion if you opt to go for higher levels with that particular set of armor.


3.  We took into consideration that an average set of armor takes approximately 3 months (or less) to build and that "life happens", but if you find that it will be taking longer than the 90 days, you will be required to contact the D.O. staff if you are aiming for EI or Centurion and explain your situation.


After that date, you will be required to follow the requirements as per the updated CRL.


If you have already started your build and would like to include the new updates, you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to do so.


If you have met the above guidelines and would like to use the existing CRL, we suggest that you print a copy before June 1st, as these will not be available to view on the 501st site after that.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the D.O. Staff.


Since we are updating the requirements, as mentioned we will also be adding new CRL models for each costume as they take effect, which will include side views as well as front and back.***  On behalf of the entire Staff, I would like to congratulate those who were chosen to have this honor:


1.  ANH Stunt Wayne Winfield, TK 32945  "Waynocerous"  (Centurion) from the UK Garrison

2.  ANH Hero Eric Ho, TK 77520 "Hoda" (Centurion) from the Star Garrison

3.  ESB Arthur Wong, TK 39093 "giskard8" (Centurion) from the Hong Kong Garrison

4.  ROTJMarkus Vock  TK 15315  "Maxl"  (Expert Infantry) from the Austrian Garrison


***Note that it may take some time to get the new photos posted.  Please bear with us***



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10863 "justjoseph63"

Executive Officer




















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Steve Sheades

TK-10466 "starsaber25"

Provost Marshall


















Deployment Officers





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Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Senior Deployment Officer





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Daniel Melin

TK-99665  "TheSwede"

Senior Deployment Officer









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Christine Lee

TK-10401 "Cricket"

Deployment Officer





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Mike Souza

TK-11463 "msouza"

Deployment Officer













The FISD is pleased to announce the addition of a new area in the Advanced Tactics forum dedicated to those ready to submit for basic 501st TK approval.


This section will allow future Troopers the opportunity to submit photos of their completed build to be reviewed by the Staff, Imperial Attaches and others in preparation for forwarding it to their GML for approval.  Any and all advice/suggestions given will be specific, constructive, helpful and respectful.


Please note that this program will NOT take the place of your local GML, as Detachments are not chartered for costume approval and can not override a GMLs decision, but is instead a peer review program designed to help you look your best and offer guidance and positive feedback.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your completed armor, weapons (if applicable), accessories, etc. and get accurate information from the experts here at the FISD.. the definitive home of TKs worldwide.


For more information on this program, please visit the link here







Don't forget to check out the new 3D section, and please contribute where you can, also see the link at the bottom for the new Contributor award details

Contributor Awards


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Main forum title: 

3D Parts and Technical


Sub topics:

3D Printer owners

Your place to discuss what printer/s you own, recommendations, tech talk and the like, It’s a place to learn something new


3D CAD Designers

Home of talented 3D cad designers, show off your 3D renders, of FISD related costume parts and accessories.  Offer help and advice on programs, or offer to commission a piece for a fellow member


3D File Depository

A home for 3D file sharing, Troopers helping Troopers is what this section is all about; yes a single location to keep any 3D files offered up by our extremely generous membership. This will be a 501st member’s only section and rules will apply to any usage of the content.

I will be looking for content to get these new sections started so If you are interested in helping drive these new forums, then please send me a PM and let’s get the threads and the filament flowing. 3D printer heads will understand that last comment ;)


Here is a link to the New FISD 3D Contributor program.










Wow - a great month for Field Exercises!!!

Many continued thanks to all for all the contributions you Troopers provide.

Let’s cut to the chase and get to this month’s inductee!!!

This Trooper I met when first coming on board the FISD. He is always friendly, selfless, and has extreme patience for volumes of questions that come his way (including my own when it came time to move up the ranks to Centurion).

From Attaché to Deployment Officer to XO, and now please join me in welcoming TK - 11469 Andrew "Sly11" to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!!!

Well done mate!!!







With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame






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Galaxy's Edge


Good Morning America received some special guests for their news report on the opening of the new Disney Parks Galaxy's Quest, TK12110 Taylor Goodson of the Northeast Remnant and TK6744 Chris Feehan of Empire City Garrison, well done troopers, great to see members of the 501st Legion involved in the festivities.









Some special guest where also in attendance at the official opening



709th Legion "Red Fury" troops also on hand patrolling for rebel scum






Currently (as of 21st May) there are 28155 costumes in the legion, out of these under FISD there are 5,647 which is 20.06% of all approved 501st costumes.









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Want Your Troop to be Included?


Just a reminder if you would like your troop added please post your troop report in the Field Training Exercises section here


****Those with troop logs please post a separate troop report as it is easier to link too****


May - June





HBF Run For a Reason




More here

By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"









Galaxy Edge Promo Troop





More here

By: Andrew, TK11469,  "Sly11"









May 4th





More here

By: Paul, TK27679,  "sithpiper67"









Tidewater Va Beach Comicon 




More here

By: Pam, TK10867,  "kekike2002"










Star Wars Night With The Omaha Storm Chasers





More here

By: Ray,  "Dielotski"















Serve proudly, ladies and gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says:  "Keep doing what it is that got you here"!


Are you an approved TK that spends more time on the boards than the average Trooper?  Do you enjoy using your knowledge to help out future and existing Troopers?  If so, we would like to invite you to join the Imperial Attaché program!

Members of the I.A. team are chosen to help out not only those here on the boards, but on a local level as well.  Our aim is to have at least one in each and every Garrison, Squad and Outpost in the entire legion to be the eyes and ears of the FISD on a local level.


A suggested level of EIB or above is preferred, as part of the duties include assisting those aiming for levels 2 and 3, but is not a requirement.  Being active on the boards on a regular basis , welcoming new members and helping out where you can is, though.  


Some of the benefits:

1.  Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, etc.

2.  Having the Imperial Attaché title under your name.

3.  Being a part of the team that welcomes new and prospective members of the FISD.

4.  Being the "go-to" person in your Garrison, Squad or Outpost.

5.  Exclusive access to the Attaché HQ area, Imperial Propaganda Machine (newsletter) and merchandise discussions.


We are currently in need of Attaches in many units, especially International Garrisons/Squads and Outposts.  For more information on this program, please head here and if you should have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time.  (Pretzel)


For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here






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:salute:  NEW ATTACHES! :salute:


Please join me in welcoming our newest Imperial Attaches!

@Oztrooper (Jeff) - Hailing from Southern California Garrison, Jeff has quickly made a name for himself with his helpful advice to his fellow troopers here on FISD. We will be watching his career with great interest. Thanks, Jeff for stepping up to become the newest Attache of the FISD. :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:


Serve proudly, Gentlemen, and as Tim (Dark CMF) says:  "Keep doing what it is that got you here"!








Imperial Attaché Award for those attaché's who have gone above and beyond [minimum 1 year of service]




You can find a list of prior recipients here











For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, I am pleased to announce that the official I.A. patches will soon be available... again!  

Here are the details..  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are current FISD Imperial Attaches.


These patches have been graciously DONATED to the FISD, so all you will need to do is cover the cost of shipping and PP fees, which will be $1.00 each for those in the U.S. and P.R. and $1.50 each for those outside the U.S. What a deal!


You can find the thread here






Attaché Ambassador


Fellow Attaches! As we progress through the year it is vital to remember to always give accurate information to the new troopers of the FISD! A great topic to keep saved in your arsenal is the reference links. Check this out, and if you have any suggestions on which topics should be added, post up in that link. 



Keep on Helping your fellow troopers, and thank you for all you do to make FISD what it is today! :salute:



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché














So what exactly are EIB (Expert Infantry Badge) and Centurion levels?

These programs were designed for those who choose to take their armor above and beyond the minimum requirements for basic 501st Legion approval.  It gives you the chance to show a level of dedication and pride that takes your armor closer to being as "screen accurate" as possible, without as much extra work as you may realize!


It also works on giving a better look to the Legion as an entity, and you can bet others will take notice of your hard work.  The 501st has a list of detailed requirements for Basic approval, (level 1), EIB, (level 2) and Centurion, (level 3) which can be found here in the Costume Reference Library, (CRLhttp://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:FISD_CRL


Here are a few of the questions people may be wondering about:  

1.  "I am a (tall/short/heavy/thin) Trooper.  Can I still apply?  Of course!  These programs are open and encouraged for all sizes of TKs, as long as the costume is correct and meets the guidelines.  There are many specific build tutorials to every option, as well as a vast network of fellow TKs on the FISD to help you out and offer suggestions.


2.  "How much extra will I have to pay for extra items"?  The cost is actually quite reasonable, considering the few extra supplies you will need, which are listed in the requirements area.  While it may run you a little more to implement these additions to your costume, they will go a long way to improving accuracy.  All needed items can be found for sale on this thread: https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/16-ongoing-sales-project-orders/


While blasters are not required for basic approval, for EIB and Centurion levels they are, and may need upgrades (also listed in the CRL).


3.  "I haven't even got my kit yet, is it too early to start planning"?  Actually, aiming for Centurion is easiest to do right out of the box.

4.  "I have my basic TK approval, can I still get in these programs"?  In a word... absolutely!  


5.  "Are there any "perks" to this extra work and cost"?  Besides knowing that you have a great looking set of armor, the 501st and FISD believes you should be deservedly recognized for your achievement(s), and allows you to wear the appropriate embroidered "rocker" badge of rank (available for a very minimum cost) on your shirt, helmet bag, etc., as well as rank decals to put on your armor bin.  You will also have access to select "challenge coin" runs, receive (free) a cool certificate for your new rank, and have your title posted below your name in your FISD signature.  Plus, once you reach these levels, you will have the extra knowledge to help out those who are looking to apply as well.


6.  "Is it hard to apply, and what happens then"?   After basic approval, all you do is make sure your armor is up to the standards set forth in the CRL, post a thread with the required photos in the appropriate area (see below), and wait a bit for the D.O.s (Deployment Officers) to address it. (Hint:  Studying other people's threads before you submit can be a GREAT help).  These are also listed on the main page of the FISD site.  While waiting for approval, you will get some comments from others who will offer suggestions and constructive advice to help you out.  If you should need any changes, the DOs will let you know, so you can adjust accordingly.  Don't be dismayed if you do need changes... it's all for your benefit!   After you are approved for EIB, then you can submit for Centurion.  


EIB  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/19-request-expert-infantryman-status/


Centurion  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/72-request-centurion-status/


Just remember that the FISD is here to help you every step of the way with whatever other questions you may have, but if you can't seem to find what you are looking for in your research, just ask away here on the forum.







This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy. 


FOR  April - May the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate:

Expert Infantry Badge Award:



Mario R.  "TKSpartan"  TK 48117  EIB 913

John  "repentance3232"  TK 35623  EIB 914

Eddie Wang  "Eddie-Wang"  TK 83126  EIB 915

Linz Harding  "Linz"  TK 24037  EIB 916

Ardeshir Radpour  "equuspolo"  TK 42128  EIB 917


GREAT job on your approval, now on to Level 3!  :salute:

Request your free EIB certificate here


Centurion Badge Award:



A.J. Hamler  "A.J. Hamler"  TK 51351  Centurion 434

Mario R.  "TKSpartan"  TK 48117  Centurion 435


Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers!  :salute:

Request your free Centurion certificate here  


If you see any of these Troopers around your Garrison or Squad, be sure to congratulate them!








As many of you are aware, the FISD is currently in our March to 1000 program.  Our goal is to reach the one thousand mark of Troopers who have earned their Expert Infantry Badge, and although we are well on our way to this goal and have just reached the 913 mark!  The amount of approved submissions is increasing (over 80 this year alone) thanks to the dedication of those willing to go the "extra mile" toward screen accuracy.  


Here is a brief description of EIB as written by Paul (Daetrin), our founder:


"Expert Infantryman status is not required for members of this detachment. It should be viewed as an optional set of requirements for those who wish to take the accuracy of their costumes to the next level, and be recognized accordingly. We're a costuming club - think of it as an award for costuming excellence and you get the picture.

The requirements will not replace or supersede 501st standards, but only serve as an inspiration for the level of accuracy that can be achieved. The standards are meant to be high but achievable..."


Besides the added pride you will have in your armor, those reaching this level can purchase exclusive EIB gear (patches, decals, coins etc.) and get a free certificate for your accomplishment.  If you are interested or would like more information about the program head here that will help.  You can also contact myself  "Pretzel" or any Imperial Attaché, and we will be more than happy to assist you!





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Greetings, troopers! I am very excited to announce several upcoming merchandise runs for our detachment.


First off,  we are working on an all new challenge coin run! We will have updated versions of our regular and EI coins, and for the first time ever we will be offering First Order versions of both:




The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread:


Gold coins are restricted to one per EIB member, if you have not already ordered one and have achieved EI or higher status, stay tuned to these forums as we will be announcing a sales thread in the coming weeks.


We will also be releasing a Pride coin this summer:



For our last piece of merch news, we are rolling out a long-awaited update to our FISD trading cards! There will be two versions, one for classic/original trilogy costumes and another for First Order based costumes:






PS: If you have not already heard, Lucasfilm/Disney have recently announced some new guidelines on shirts and apparel. While we do still plan on offering a racing shirt run this year, until these discussions are finalized and we have a better idea of what these new rules will be, all apparel is on hold.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Brien Edick

TK-92892 "Harbinger"

Merchandise & Branding Officer -

PRO Twitter






Although I try to add any new merchandise to the monthly newsletter not all merchandise runs coincide with each issue, it is always best to keep a watchful eye on the forums and especially on the merchandise area for any new runs as I am not privy to when they may be posted, as such some runs may not be included.



FISD Coins

The silver coins are open to all active 501st members, to order yours visit this thread

Run open June 9th - June 30th

These coins are unlimited to 501st Members. You will need to provide your TKID when adding the coins to your shopping cart or your order will be cancelled.


Purchase Link: https://www.endorfinders.com/fisd/

Password: tkgrunts














Lead Public Relations 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché






Always on the look out for member's stories or photos, you can contact me via PM @gmrhodes13






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Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter








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Daniel Lauber

TK-55550 "Ripper_L"

PRO Facebook - Editor at Large









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Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché




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Teresa Nuthall

TK-41307 "Soulart"

PRO Instagram 







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Brien Edick

TK-92892 "Harbinger"

Merchandise & Branding Officer -

PRO Twitter




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Tim Waychoff

TK-51878 “Dark CMF”

PRO Director Facebook













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On behalf of the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment Command Staff and the Imperial Propaganda Department




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