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So hey, I'm Art. I'm addicted to all things Star Wars. I've been building costumes and props for a while (I actually have a degree in it, but I do it for fun now) and am just getting started with the 501st. Looking to order a kit from Mark at AP. I am looking forward to assembling this with my daughter. Long story short, she developed cancer and we ran into a those trooping at a Cancer benefit from the Carolina Garrison and I was hooked! She's on her last chemo run and we are excited to get started!

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Hello Art,

 

Welcome to FISD, looks like you did your home work well already.

 

All the best to your daughter for a speedy recovery. I don’t have any children myself but from what I have observed, nothing beats going out in costumes together with the kids.

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Welcome to the FISD, Art. AP is great armour, you’ll be happy with it. Best wishes to your daughter. I’ve trooped with my son, it was a blast.


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Hello and welcome aboard, look forward to seeing a build thread from you soon

 

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Welcome to the FISD Art!

 

Looking foward to you joining the ranks.:duim:

Best wishes for your Daughters speedy recovery.

 

Good Luck Future Trooper!:salute:

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Thanks for the well wishes. Quick question as a total NOOB to this whole thing. How is it possible to troop with my daughter after I get everything built and approved? 

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54 minutes ago, artsauer said:

Thanks for the well wishes. Quick question as a total NOOB to this whole thing. How is it possible to troop with my daughter after I get everything built and approved? 

if she is over 18, she joins, as a handler or in a costume, and you troop, or if she is already a member, you join her :-)

 

if she is not, that is up to your local garrison. some events are not kid friendly / safe / appropriate.

 

e.g. younglings can join the Galactic Academy, and they have rules about trooping, mainly, accompanied / supervised by parent / guardian at all times.  I haven't looked at specifics in a while, but adults used to be limited to not in costume so they were obviously a eagle-eyed parent watching over kids.

 

given the special circumstances, I am sure your local garrison will be happy to make trooping with her possible.

 

also, nothing stops you from escorting her around on Halloween, or her birthdays, etc.  

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Just now, artsauer said:

Thanks Sylverbard. She is only 13 so I'guess I can have her just tag along on age appropriate events.

search Galactic Academy, sign her up, and she gets her own GA Id number just like Dad.  Any costume counts, they are all about the experience not the details.

if assistance technology is prevalent, there are lots of cool ways to incorporate things.  make a project out of it, include her, sign up on the detachments that cover a costume she likes, or the rebel legion or mandos, and when she turns 18, give her a TK box :-)

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Hi Art and welcome to FISD. I know what it means to have a sick family member, so I wish you the best for you and your family.

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Hello Art, Welcome to FISD, best wishes for your daughter's recovery and good luck with your armor.

 

:salute:

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Welcome to FISD!

 

(Didn’t know you could get degrees in prop building, very cool!)

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1 hour ago, Harbinger said:

Welcome to FISD!

 

(Didn’t know you could get degrees in prop building, very cool!)

I have a BFA in Technical Theater from UNSCA. One of the studies as part of the degree is props. I used to be in backstage theater. Now a pastor. So now I use it all for fun and enjoyment! (and the occasional sermon illustration!)

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Welcome Art to the FISD!  Your prop building skills will come in handy for sure. 

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