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Detachment Leader

Executive Officer

CRL Updates

Provost Marshall

Deployment Office

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Awards

Master Armorer Program

Just For Laughs

In The Media

Trooping

Trooping Opportunities 

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,

 

Happy Holidays from us at FISD!  December is looking to be a very exciting month for the 501st, with the Mandalorian continuing to excite costumers and the new Star Wars film premiere in just weeks.  I know many garrisons partake in toy drives and other holiday-themed events, so be sure to check your local group's events out and get some troops in--even if it feels like Hoth outside!

 

As for FISD, we have some forum organization cleanup on going, some updates on merchandise and new items on the way shortly.  We also have that pesky email issue fixed, so folks that had trouble receiving alerts and account emails should be all set now.

 

 

Alay

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sarah Bailey

TK-20466 "Alay"

Detachment Leader

 

 

 

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Greetings Troopers!

 

We are still finalizing CRL updates for the Force Awakens FOTK, all discussion and proposed updates are in this thread.

 

You may also notice some forum renaming and clean-up, we are streamlining the forums by fixing (or removing when not possible) old threads, un-pinning outdated threads, and renaming sections for consistency and easier navigation. We may also merge a subforum or two, all updates and discussion can be found here.

 

 

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NEW CRL UPDATE

 

Recently, a member poll was conducted regarding a change in the CRL for all OT (ANH, ESB, ROTJ) helmets (including HWT).  The original wording stated that the only requirement for the vocoder (vertically ribbed chin detail) is that it be painted black for all levels.

 

With 100% of the votes in favor, a new requirement for Level 3 (Centurion) is "The vocoder must be integrated into the helmet, and not a separate piece".

 

Link to poll:   https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48294-proposed-amendment-to-ot-anhesbrotjhwt-etc-crls-helmetvocoder-detail/

 

 

 

justjoseph63

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

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starsaber25 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Steve Sheades

TK-10466 "starsaber25"

Provost Marshall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Troopers

 

As many of you are aware, we have a "Gallery" section.  This resource contains many hundreds of screen captures and references which are invaluable to those aiming not just for Basic 501st approval, but higher levels as well.  However, combing through them for the exact detail you are looking for can be daunting.

 

The CRL (Costume Reference Library) contains the requirements for all levels of approval, but does not show all aspects and details you may have questions about.

 

To make this easier and help answer many of those queries, a thread has been added that not only shows multiple photos of various screen used items, but also tips. notes, CRL quotes and small nuances we as D.O.s look for when approving Troopers at Expert Infantry and Centurion levels.

 

Due to the fact that the majority of the costumes we approve are from the OT (Original Trilogy), this section only applies to armor from those films.  As time progresses and better screen caps become available more costumes will be added.

 

The thread will stay locked and will be updated as needed, but if you have suggestions, questions or issues you are always more than welcome to contact any member of the D.O. staff directly.

 

                    QUICK CRL reference guide:  https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/topic/48335-quick-crl-reference-guide-for-your-ot-build-pics-notes-tips/

 

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer

 

 

Deployment Officers

 

 

shashachu 

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

 

 

 

justjoseph63

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

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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Contributor Awards

 

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Greeting fellow Troopers,

 

Don't forget to visit our 3D section when next surfing the FISD forums, there is plenty of useful information to potentially help you on your next TK adventure.

You may be a designer wishing to showcase your latest designs or prints, or maybe looking for a file to print your very own Blaster or Laser Axe.

You might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award so check out the details below and be part of the in house 3D community.

 

 

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 continue the growth of these new sections  so If you are interested in helping drive the 3D 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 FISD 3D Contributor program.

 

 

Sly11     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't forget to create a troop log here on FISD and get awarded for your adventures

 

We understand not everyone can help build multiple sets of armour for their fellow troopers, nor own a 3D printer or have the time and skill set to design and offer free 3D files to the detachment.

There is however one thing we all can do, and that is troop.

Here is your opportunity to stand and be recognised for simply trooping in your TK.

We're rolling out a new award system to encourage and reward our members who take the time to post up their field training exercises and keep a troop log.  As you attend events and post logs, you'll earn these shiny profile badges, here are a few:

 

Keep the troop logs coming folks, not only can you earn the badge but you can show others your favorite troops.

You know we love photos here on the forums.

 

 

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Simply start (or update!) your troop log, keep the running total in the title, and post (at least!) a date and name for the official 501st event where you wore your TK!

 

Once you've hit a milestone count, go over to the "Field Exercise Awards -- Post your milestones here" thread to request your profile be updated!  Simple, right?

 

Troop log title examples:

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Milestone post example:

Milestone and Troop Log Title:   [100] TK12345 My troop log

Date and Event:   8/23/2019 -- Death Star Cooking Class

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FAQ:
Do my past troops count?
Yes!  You can update your troop log thread with all your past events for credit :)


Is there any costume requirement?
You have to have attended the event in a costume that falls under the First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment for credit.  We love pictures from any events with white armor though, so even if you attended an event in another costume with stormtroopers present don't hesitate to show off!

Do I have to include pictures?
Pictures are not required, but are highly encouraged!  Your picture may end up in the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame :)

 

 

Award Recipients November - December

 

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Congratulations troopers and keep on trooping

 

 

Sly11     

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

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The FISD Master Armorer program is an optional, detachment only incentive award to recognize individuals who have directly helped another 501st stormtrooper to achieve Expert Infantry status. Some people spend countless hours helping others, and want to reward their results as well as incentivizing new people to help as well.

 

To register a “win” in the program, the assistance must have provided hands-on help trimming, building, and/or fitting of said armor for the person who was awarded Expert Infantry status.

 

Other program notes:

• Helping remotely, giving advice, or taking payment in exchange for help does not account, all work must be voluntary and without expectation of compensation.

• The assistance must be for a period of 30 minutes or more. Spending 15 minutes tweaking someone’s fitting or taking photos does not count.

• "wins" can be retroactive, e.g. if you helped 5 people in 2017 already, those can count as long as they are fully documented.

 

Award Levels

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The process

• Person applying for the award will create an application thread to track the help they give.

• For each “win”, they will list the person they helped achieve Expert Infantry status by copying their EI approval thread.

• For each “win”, the person who was helped will validate that this person helped them.

You can find the master award area here https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/182-fisd-master-armorer-program/

 

 

 

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Happy Holidays Troopers - wishing you all well!

Please join me in welcoming TK - 42413 Martyn to the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame - congratulations!

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Pyrates   

With Unquestioned Loyalty

Aaron Gibson

TK-99725 "Pyrates"

Curator Hall of Fame

 

 

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Credit to bishopdonmiguel

 

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Good Morning America - Launch Disney +

 

Members of the 501st Legion's Empire City Garrison were on hand to help the staff of Good Morning America with coverage of the launch of the new Disney+ streaming platform, including the release of the first ever live action Star Wars television program The Mandalorian. The troopers  provided on air assistance with several segments, including a live weather report and an on air appearance in the green room. While no actual Mandalorians (or baby Yodas) were in attendance, several special guests were, including the lovely and talented Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, and Jeff Goldblum (who is lovely in his own right).

 

The 4 OT stormtroopers present included:

Jonathan Diaz - TK16890, Steve Iervolino - TK4395, Miguel Lopez -TK-30574, Chris Feehan -TK-6744

 

 

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Galaxy's Edge Promotional Material Orlando Airport

 

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The Force is strong today throughout Orlando International Airport with the debut of new décor that helps travelers feel as if they’ve stepped into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new 14-acre land inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

 

Disney is the first organization the airport has invited to create artistic renderings that wrap shuttle stations within the airline terminals. It’s a creative first for Central Florida’s major transport hub that welcomes nearly 50 million passengers each year.

 

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“We are constantly evolving the airport experience to make it more service oriented, passenger friendly and fun,” said Raymond Anderson, senior director of concessions and properties for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This new installation provides a preview of what vacationers and business travelers alike can expect at Walt Disney World. It’s also the most recent in a long line of collaborations between the airport and Disney over the decades.”

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As travelers arrive in Orlando and prepare to board shuttles for the airport’s Main Terminal, they will see life-size depictions of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge that look as if visitors could step right into the new land.

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One scene creates a dimensional landscape that feels as if visitors are standing inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, where travelers can see the iconic Millennium Falcon and other landmarks from the new land. In another scene, it appears as if First Order Stormtroopers are waiting to step off the shuttle as the train arrives in the station.

 

Combined, these artistic representations of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge stretch longer than eight full-size buses. They will remain in place into 2020.

More new fun and excitement from a galaxy far, far away can be had elsewhere inside Orlando International Airport. Also debuting today at the Magic of Disney store in the Main Terminal West Hall – available to all airport guests, with or without boarding passes – is a new photo location featuring droids from the Star Wars galaxy. When the airport’s second Magic of Disney store, in the Main Terminal East Hall, reopens Nov. 22, 2019, it will feature a 36-foot-long video screen on an exterior wall showing scenes from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This will be another ideal photo spot, giving visitors an enticing glimpse of the new land.

 

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge invites guests to live their own Star Wars adventures at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They can take control of the Millennium Falcon, build a droid or a lightsaber, sample galactic food and drinks and discover much more. A groundbreaking new attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opens Dec. 5, 2019, inside the land, bringing guests into a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in an experience of cinematic scale.

 

 

 

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Porsche Taycan Launch - Singapore

 

In a galaxy not so far away, Porsche has debuted the first product from its foray into the fully electric sports car market.


The German luxury car maker’s four-door Taycan was unveiled – with the help of Stormtroopers, no less – for the first time in Asia Pacific at Singapore’s The Float @ Marina Bay on Thursday (Nov 22) night.


Slated for launch in August 2020, three variants of the Taycan have already been announced so far. Prices excluding COE are expected to start from around S$500,000 for the Taycan 4S

 

The 501st Singapore Garrison and the Cathar Base Singapura - Rebel Legion spent an evening at the launch of the new Porsche Taycan at the Marina Bay floating platform scouting for new imperial transports.
 

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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur TROS Christmas Display

 

We love Christmas and we love Star Wars to bits so imagine our surprise when Pavilion KL is blending both together in their ‘A Starry Christmas’ showcase at the centre.

 

From now until the end of the year, you can swing by the centre court area of Pavilion KL to catch a special ‘A Starry Christmas’ showcase. Flanked by a humongous pair of red and blue lightsabers is a replica of a YT-1300 light freighter. Not just any light freighter but one specific one indeed – the Millennium Falcon though it seems to be a pre-Death Star 2 version judging from the rounded radar dish. The replica measures 30 feet by 40 feet and has a special light show that happens every day at 8PM every night.re court area that is just in time for the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie.

 

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November - December

A few troops from around the globe

 

 

Scottish Christmas Walk, Alexandria VA

 

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By: Joe,  TK78808,  "robojoe"

 

 

 

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Special Children's Christmas Party

 

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By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

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2019 Perth Christmas Pageant


 

 

By: Glen, TK85421,  "gmrhodes13"

 

 

 

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88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade  

 

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By: Ryan, TK52197,  "progressbarloading"

 

 

 

 

 

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RTV6 Toy Drive

 

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By: Scott, TK62000,  "scottdm62"

 

 

 

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MCM ComicCon Birmingham

 

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By: Chris TK10911 "themaninthesuitcase" 

 

 

 

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Zoo Lights @ The Fresno Chaffee Zoo

 

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By: Rebecca, TK29118 "Sharkbait" 

 

 

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Star Wars Reads Day

 

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By: Freddy, TK19511 "Freduster" 

 

 

 

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Eastlands Santa Parade

 

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By: Troy, TK20187  "TK20187" 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retail Embargo Lift

 

For most of the year we are under an embargo from LFL and can not attend retail locations unless prior approval has been given by them. At certain times of the year this embargo is lifted, generally around Blu-Ray / movie releases, May 4th and Force Friday, the recent correspondence from LFL outlines the lift of the embargo:

 

"While there is currently a retail moratorium on character appearances in effect, it is being lifted during the following days:

 

Dec 1-31 -- ok to appear at retailers selling SW-related merchandise for the holiday season

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Dec 19-26 -- ok to appear at theaters showing The Rise of Skywalker

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All fans, costumed or otherwise, can participate with venues of their choice within these windows with the restriction that costumed appearances must not be used in the advertising for the event. Although these appearances will be treated like an open invite, we’ll leave it to the fan groups to independently organize around these events as they see fit. LFL will not need to approve or coordinate these. Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters.

In the coming weeks and months, we may send out a list of ‘preferred' retailers from certain regions who would welcome fans to participate at their venues within these event windows, but you are all still welcome to make plans with appropriate retailers or venue hosts of your choice regardless of whether or not they appear on the list.

Thanks everyone, and thanks for all you do


"Please note that retail locations should not include restaurants, bars, or venues with no apparent reason to feature Star Wars characters. If the retail location does not stock Star Wars products you should NOT be attending."


*REMEMBER* Always follow your garrison/squad's guidelines when in comes to organising Disney/LFL promotional troops, only command staff can deal direct with LFL.

 

 

 

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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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:salute:  NEW ATTACHES! :salute:

Please join me in welcoming our newest Imperial Attaches! 

 

Newest Attache: Jose (TK 71627Jose hails from the Star Garrison. As an enthusiastic trooper welcoming new members on the boards, we can be breath easy knowing that Jose will be on the front lines giving sound advice to troopers on the boards and his garrison. We look forward to his contributions. 

 

 

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ATTACHE TIP OF THE MONTH

 

 Emergency Trooping Kit

Congratulations! You are now a trooper! But, what if something happens to your armor while you are out on the battlefield? Our resident Justjoseph63 has provided another great tip for this month by providing us an Emergency Trooping Kit every trooper should have!

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, the official I.A. patches are available 

Here are the details..  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Patches will be limited to TWO per person, and will only be sold to those who are currently serving 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!

Thank you Joseph @justjoseph63for looking after these.

 

 

You can find the thread here

 

 

 

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ATTACHE ROCKER

 

For those of you on the Imperial Attaché staff, the official I.A. rockers are now available. 

Link below

 

 

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Attaché Ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 November - December  the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate:


Expert Infantry Badge Award:

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Erick  "echi327"  TK 35811  EIB 948

 

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

Request your free EIB certificate here
 

 

Centurion Badge Award:

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J  "C" TK 1 Centurion 452

 

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 950 mark!  The amount of approved submissions is increasing 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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I have a couple merchandise updates for you this month:

 

 Racing Shirts - The manufacturer is back up and running, the final designs are approved and production should be starting very soon. Unfortunately this means shirts will not arrive before the holidays, the current ETA is sometime in January.

 

"Troopers Helping Troopers" Coins - We have a NEW coin run celebrating the troopers helping troopers spirit of our detachment:
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There are two versions available:

  • a silver version available for ALL FISD members
  • a gold version that is for currently serving Imperial Attachés only, limit of 2 per member

 

Links to the sales threads for each are below - you must be an active attaché to view/order the gold coin:

 

 

 

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Executive Officer -

Merchandise & Branding Officer

 

 

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Lead Public Relations 

 

 

 

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PRO Lead - Attaché

Ambassador

 

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Just want to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas and al the best for the New Year.

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

 

 

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PRO - Awards & Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

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Don't Forget We're on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram

 

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15 minutes ago, TKSpartan said:

Cool Guys, the Just for Laughs section did its job well . it made me laugh !!  :laugh1:

 Best whishes and a happy and safe holidays troopers !!  :dancing-trooper:

You can thank @justjoseph63 for that one ;) 

 

All the best to you and yours over the festive season, be safe trooper

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8 minutes ago, gmrhodes13 said:

You can thank @justjoseph63 for that one ;) 

Actually, I got permission from DZFireMedic to use that, as he designed it.

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10 minutes ago, DZFireMedic said:

I don’t think that was me fellas, although I wish I could take credit. Props to whoever did!

Oh cr@p, I forget who I asked permission from!  

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Oh cr@p, I forget who I asked permission from!  

That was mine. I make those for our Kansas City team. I didn’t get any request for permission but that’s okay. I wouldn’t have posted it in my troop log unless it was fair game for the newsletter.

Glad you guys enjoyed it. The November edition will be in my troop log soon. My image host is current down.
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15 minutes ago, bishopdonmiguel said:


That was mine. I make those for our Kansas City team. I didn’t get any request for permission but that’s okay. I wouldn’t have posted it in my troop log unless it was fair game for the newsletter.

My apologies, Don. That image was in someone else's post and I did not do my homework on the originator.  HUZZAH on the creativity, though!  It actually made me spit blue milk through my nose! :D

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5 minutes ago, justjoseph63 said:

My apologies, Don. That image was in someone else's post and I did not do my homework on the originator.  HUZZAH on the creativity, though!  It actually made me spit blue milk through my nose! :D

Thank you and no apology is necessary. If it makes people smile (or gets blue milk spit through noses), that’s all I wanted to accomplish. How it got into the newsletter is secondary. Funny that someone else would have posted it.

 

The Tuscan “kids” dressed as TKs are myself and another KC trooper. The Jawas and Tuscan parents are also from our KC group.

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2 hours ago, bishopdonmiguel said:

Thank you and no apology is necessary. If it makes people smile (or gets blue milk spit through noses), that’s all I wanted to accomplish. How it got into the newsletter is secondary. Funny that someone else would have posted it.

 

The Tuscan “kids” dressed as TKs are myself and another KC trooper. The Jawas and Tuscan parents are also from our KC group.

Amazing work mate, hope to see more in a near future. 

Congratulations. :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

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10 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Amazing work mate, hope to see more in a near future. 

Congratulations. :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

Very kind of you to say. Thank you.

 

I do these monthly subject to pics available from our group. The November 2019 edition is now in my Troop Log.

 

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28 minutes ago, bishopdonmiguel said:

I do these monthly subject to pics available from our group. The November 2019 edition is now in my Troop Log.

Yes!!  cool .

Just thinking @gmrhodes13 this could be a nice newsletter section.  :jc_doublethumbup:

 

cheers

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I'm not even an approved TK yet, but I love reading this newsletter!

 

@bishopdonmiguel - Great work on that tabloid. Also, I can't help but wonder if your OT TK is designed to mimic that of the infamous head-bumping TK in ANH. The horizontal mark above your brow made me think of it, though I do not recall if a similar mark was left on the TK's bucket after the Death Star door bump.

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1 hour ago, MaskedVengeance said:

I'm not even an approved TK yet, but I love reading this newsletter!

 

@bishopdonmiguel - Great work on that tabloid. Also, I can't help but wonder if your OT TK is designed to mimic that of the infamous head-bumping TK in ANH. The horizontal mark above your brow made me think of it, though I do not recall if a similar mark was left on the TK's bucket after the Death Star door bump.

Heehee. I’ll tell you what, that was a day for the books. I had just seated myself for a quick bite in the mess hall. It was French Toast Day and everyone knows Imperial French Toast is the Best French Toast. So just as I’m pouring on a thick layer of maple syrup, the Sup yells over the comm to report immediately to Docking Control Room 327. I grab my gear, rush over there and had a bit of trouble opening the door. While the Sup worked on that, my mind kept drifting back to that delicious French Toast. Then BAM! The door opens and I am ripped away from my culinary daydreams. I guess I instinctively burst into the room and... bonk. Thankfully the Sup didn’t notice and we spent the rest of the afternoon chasing a group of stowaways around the Station and trading laser fire. Not a great day and I never did get back to that French Toast.

 

p.s. you are correct, the movie trooper sustained no damage but there’s nothing wrong with imagining “what if?” ;)

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