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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

Trooping

Imperial Attaché Program

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

EIB - The March To 1000

Merchandise & Branding Officer

Merchandise

Public Relations
Follow FISD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greetings Troopers,

 

July is off to excitement so far as we're beginning to get action figure previews and more from the ninth episode of the Star Wars series!  I'm on the edge of my seat waiting to see what sort of new characters and creations will come out of the film; and which characters will wear the white armor!

 

We're putting the final touches on our newest CRL addition from an all time favorite video game, The Force Unleashed Stormtrooper!  While not quite ready yet, keep an eye in the next few weeks for the final details.  The troopers didn't fare too well in the video game, but I'm sure they'll be a big hit at troops!

 

Additionally, our new Trading Card design series is just about ready to go with a fantastic design for both original trilogy and first order stormtroopers! 

 

Stay tuned, and stay cool!  :salute:

 

Alay

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sarah Bailey

TK-20466 "Alay"

Detachment Leader

 

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10863 "justjoseph63"

Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Steve Sheades

TK-10466 "starsaber25"

Provost Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deployment Officers

 

Greetings, troopers!

 

First off, a personnel update. Christine Lee, aka "Cricket", has decided to step down from the DO office. Fear not, though, she is still an Imperial Attaché and will continue to be active on the boards doing what she loves, which is helping troopers one-on-one with their builds. Daniel, Mike, and I want to thank her for her help over the past couple of months.

 

As always, we appreciate your patience when submitting EIB and Centurion applications. We have a very good system to ensure every application is seen and reviewed in the order submitted, rest assured that none of you will be forgotten. 

 

Overall, we're very pleased to see the steady flow of EIB and Centurion applications. While ANH Stunts are still by far our most popular costume, we do see the occasional ANH Hero or ESB application, and with Episode IX coming later in the year and Anovos finally fulfilling some of its FOTK orders, we're expecting to see some more First Order applications coming in the next several months.

 

With Unquestioned Loyalty,

Sha Sha Chu, TK-19233

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Senior Deployment Officer

 

 

 

TheSwede

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Daniel Melin

TK-99665  "TheSwede"

Senior Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

msouza 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mike Souza

TK-11463 "msouza"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Summertime Troopers!

Just that friendly reminder at this time of year during those field exercises to keep hydrated, check on one another, and take breaks while enduring that heat.

Let’s get to this month’s inductee to The Stormtrooper Hall of Fame!

This month honouring TK - 62000 - Scott

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https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/40735-tk-62000-troop-log-129-troops/?do=findComment&comment=652999

 

  

 

Pyrates   

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame

 

 

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Peter Mayhew Memorial

 

A memorial was held on the 29th of June at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, TX for friends and family of Peter Mayhew. Albin Johnson joined members from The North Texas Squad of The Star Garrison who were asked to stand as honor guards during the memorial flyby that was beautifully held at sunset.

 

Troopers involved:

Steve Gideon TK-10727
Tim Waychoff TK-51878
Scot Wilcox TK-42194
Jason Maston TK-75201
Asia Maston TK-66943
Eric Corley Ehrlich TK-41970
Zylo Corley Ehrlich TK-87654
Daniel Nickeson TK-7586
Elisa Arguello TK-11353
Erin Victor TK-4610
And accompanied by fellow FISD trooper in his Wookie - Tarful 
Steve Page TK-9727

 

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The family did a live-stream of the memorial service, it starts around the 40:15 mark
 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Today Show Live Cross

 

 

More here

By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

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 Weird Al Troop

 

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More here

By: Christine, TK110401,  "Cricket"

 

 

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Supanova Convention 2019

 

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More here

By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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 IMPERIAL ATTACHE AWARD

 

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

 

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You can find a list of prior recipients here

 

    

 

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 ATTACHE MERCHANDISE

 

Attaché Patch NOW AVAILABLE

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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

 

 

 

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Attaché Ambassador

 

Greetings TK's! Some new fun contests are in the works to give you folks some chances to win some FREE FISD swag! Stay tuned on the FISD boards for your chance to enter into a fun contest that displays the best TK's throughout the Legion! 

 

Attaché Tip for the Month: 

Snap Setting. If you are making your own snaps, reference this handy tutorial that our own justjoseph63 created. I personally followed this guide and saved me loads of time! 

 

 

That is all for now! Have an awesome July! :peace: and make sure you use that sunscreen at the beach troopers!

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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:

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Pam Nichols "kekike2002"  TK 10867  EIB 918

Henry Ng  "Henry Ng"  TK 12762  EIB 919

David Araujo  "Easy"  TK 46165  EIB 920

Jason Karge  "jkarge"  TK 52742  EIB 921

Daniel Reid  "p4ntb0y"  TK 52394  EIB 922

Max P.  "mpedno"  TK 42199  EIB 923

 

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

Request your free EIB certificate here
 

 

Centurion Badge Award:

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Adi Baskoro  "Bazz"  TK 32294  Centurion 436

Pam Nichols  "kekike2002"  TK 10867  Centurion 437

Ryan Foresta  "Manbehindthemask"  TK 91593  Centurion 438

 

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!

 

 

 

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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 923 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! We are hard at work with new merchandise coming very soon - stay tuned to the forums for news on any new runs.

 

In addition, we have had a couple new additions to the IPM department to help out with trading cards - we are currently working on getting ready for Series 7, with a new design for both OT and FOTK's. Happy trooping!

 

Harbinger

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Brien Edick

TK-92802 "Harbinger"

Merchandise & Branding Officer -

PRO Twitter

 

 

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****PLEASE NOTE****

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 CLOSED

This run is now close this thread

 

 

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Lead Public Relations 

 

 

 

Pretzel

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

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Newsletter

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

 

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter

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Facebook

 

 

 

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Daniel Lauber

TK-55550 "Ripper_L"

PRO Facebook - Editor at Large

 

 

 

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Instagram

 

Pretzel 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Preston Christman

TK-91488 "Pretzel"

PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

Soulart

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Teresa Nuthall

TK-41307 "Soulart"

PRO Instagram 

 

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Twitter

 

Harbinger

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Brien Edick

TK-92892 "Harbinger"

Merchandise & Branding Officer -

PRO Twitter

 

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Facebook Group

 

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With Unquestioned Loyalty

Tim Waychoff

TK-51878 “Dark CMF”

PRO Director Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Always a good read, thanks to all those that contribute.


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Keep up the great work team! :jc_doublethumbup:

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OMG!!! Just found out I have been Inducted to the Hall of Fame!!!! Thank you!! Wow!! Never thought I'd be in any hall of fame. Thanks!!! It's an honor and a privilege to serve the Legion and Bloodfin Garrison!!!! 

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