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Just For Laughs


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Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Master Armorer Program

Imperial Attaché Program

Fire Teams

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Advanced Tactics Awards

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Staff List 2020
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Greetings fellow troopers


Wow! what an eventful month we just had and have gone head strong into another here at FISD.

It's been a very exciting time to be a member if you love special merch as we closed out on the Victory 1000 sales thread and the exclusive EI 1000 pins. The pins have now gone into production so it wont be too long before we start seeing them proudly worn on the pockets and lapels of garrison and detachment shirts.




The 11' patch samples came in and under scrutiny, we weren't  fully satisfied with some of the colors so have requested  some color corrections to the hues in the sample.  I'm happy to say, we should see the final update by the time you read this and will have given the nod for production to go forward. I honestly cant wait to get this patch in my hot little hands and onto the back of a jacket or vest.


Centurion500 came hot on the heals of Victory 1000 and has successfully been launched. You can read all about this next milestone a little further down in this edition.


Several CRL projects have been underway and other work has begun on more of our existing costume references that are in need of some good TLC.

The TFU Stormtrooper CRL is complete and currently under review of the LMO's, we should have a green light on this in the very near future and it will become the newest edition to FISD.

Commander Pyre CRL and costume build work is continuing with Dino doing a great job so far. We are working with the LMO's to make sure they are satisfied each step of the way. This costume is limited in references from the animated series, and a Black series 6" figure. We are working with Dino to create a realistic version of this costume garnering details from the LFL graphic sheets we have of the animated character, using the 6" figure as a secondary reference only.

The LMO's are pleased with this route, and I for one look very much forward to seeing this costume complete. It will be most impressive.


Phasma TFA CRL update has started. This will be a long process by design. The initial CRL is off in several areas and in some instances we feel it is not fit for purpose.

The team working on this are going to be as meticulous as possible, fix the errors, revitalize lvl 2 and potentially add a Centurion level as well. Something for those who love this costume to look forward to. We owe it to the membership to get the first order captain to the level she deserves.

TLJ will get the same treatment once TFA is complete.


On the OT TK CRL front, staff are currently in discussion regarding a couple of changes to the helmet. These changes would affect several OTTK versions, and those suggested changes are under refinement.

I will be opening a Poll  for the proposed changes so you the membership can play a part and vote on these. This will influence the final decision before it goes to the LMO's for their appraisal and ultimate yay or nay. We do this because some of these changes could effect approval at any of the levels.


I'll leave it there for this month but as always, stay safe, stay well and I'll see you on the forums.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader







We would like to congratulate 2 troopers who have gone above and beyond!  


Ardeshir R. @equuspolo TK-42128 and Justin R. @TheRascalKing TK-61490 have both earned their FOURTH Expert Infantry badges for their ANH Stunt, ANH Hero, ESB and Heavy Weapons Trooper armor. 


We would also like to congratulate Ardeshir R. @equuspolo TK-42128 for achieving his FOURTH  Centurion.


Doing this once is an accomplishment in itself, and doing it 4 times really shows serious dedication and pride in their screen accuracy.  For this feat we give you a buckets off and a salute, gentlemen!  :smiley-sw013: 


 :salute:  Thanks for going the extra mile!



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Deployment Officer




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Sha Sha Chu

TK-19233 "shashachu"

Deployment Officer



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mario E RT

TK-48117 "TKSpartan"

Deployment Officer




Hot off the heals of our Victory1000 celebrations, FISD are proud to bring you our next target event.

We are fast approaching another milestone and another chance to celebrate victory as we hit 500 Centurions approved.

This miles stone will also come with another special Centurion only piece of merch for the first 500, in the form of a pin to match the Expert Infantry exclusive.



Our very own gmrhodes13 (Glen) has outdone himself yet again and put together the perfect introduction for this milestone event so without further adieu, FISD brings you.








Now that we have reached 1000 Expert Infantry, It's time to once again become part of FISD history and enter the "Centurion500"


We are aiming to have 500 approved Centurions by the end of the year.  We only have 25 to go, so in order to reach that goal we are asking that you read over the CRLs for your particular armor, (this thread will help) make any necessary adjustments and post up your submission!

Photo Checklists -  Link here

Apply here



1.  Not sure if I have what it takes to reach Centurion-  You don't know until you try, and you have not only the D.O. staff but an entire Detachment to help!

2.  I need some repairs/fixes first-  This is why we are here!  We honestly want you to succeed and are here to help in any way we can.

3.  I am happy with the way my armor looks, so why bother?-  It not only makes you look more screen accurate, it instills a sense of pride and "esprit de corps"!

4.  What if I don't make it No worries, we will provide detailed suggestions on how to reach your goal!



 Bragging rights for being one of the "Original 500"

2.  You get a cool badge under your name here on the FISD (full forum version)

3.  Access to Exclusive Centurion500 pin for those in the original 500.

4.  Certificate for your accomplishment.

5.  You will have a more screen accurate looking set of armor.


Now that the entire Staff and those who have reached Levels 2 and 3 are here to help in any way we can, you are more than welcome (and encouraged) to ask any and all questions you may have on this thread, or contact one of our Deployment Officers Joseph, Sha Sha or Mario.


Let's get up to speed, push that throttle and prepare for lightspeed, you can do it troopers




Your Deployment Officers, Staff and the whole detachment crew are standing by ready to assist





If you'd like to show your support on FB here is the link to the Centurion500 profile frame










VICTORY 1000 11" Patch


UPDATE 11/06/20  Our apologies for the delay troopers, but we have had a few more color issues with the manufacturer.  We want these to be spot-on and something you will be proud to sew on your jacket for the world to see so we have been adamant about the details.  Thanks for bearing with us, and if all goes well they should start production next week!  WOO-HOO!  

Updates here






Approved EIB ONLY Merchandise



UPDATE 11/06/20

Pins are currently in production, and the manufacturer sent these pics of the actual finished product.  WOW!  I should have a shipping date (to me) by the end of next week.  Stay tuned!


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Updates here









Looking for trading cards? series 8 has just begun, information and ordering here 





If Karen was a Stormtrooper





 While I'm not a full member yet, my squad out here in Garrison Tyranus has been very welcoming and has allowed me to assist/ participate in recent activities. I event I wanted to share with you in particular was the online convention, Infernocon, we held last month which raised over $1200 for the MAW Foundation. While the online portion of the conference likely doesn't qualify as an event, the squad decided to meet for a socially distanced, masks under helmets, photoshoot at the end of the conference. This was primarily to get the squad together, while adhering to local regulations, as well as to provide online participants an example of what trooping looks like in light of Coronavirus restrictions.


I understand that regulations are different everywhere, but overall this ended up being a successful event that might be fun to share with the community. The garrison has continued to provide limited participation to various events and has shared pics via Facebook and the garrison forum to show what responsible pandemic trooping looks like. This also reminds the community that even during a pandemic, "bad guys doing good," is still available. Also, early indications are that the squad is planning a "Holiday Special" in December.


Please see the attached pics from the event. Thanks,

Jason "BigJasoni" TK-Recruit













‘The Mandalorian and the Child’

Titled “The Mandalorian and the Child,” the portrait, produced in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, has been unveiled at The Unit gallery in London. The Child is popularly referred to as Baby Yoda by fans of the series.


The portrait’s unveiling from Oct. 30-31 will coincide with the season 2 premiere of “The Mandalorian,” which streams on Disney Plus from Oct. 30.


The 3-feet-by-2-feet oil portrait will hang alongside some of the National Portrait Gallery’s own collection of portraits of familiar faces from the “Star Wars” galaxy, including Sir Alec Guinness, Thandie Newton, Felicity Jones, Ben Morris, Riz Ahmed and Gareth Edwards. The display will also include original concept art from “The Mandalorian,” created by artists Doug Chiang, John Park and Christian Alzman.


Luke Bradley-Jones, senior vice president at Disney Plus, said: “This is truly the way to mark the arrival of the second season of ‘The Mandalorian.’ We are honored to unveil this portrait in collaboration with the esteemed National Portrait Gallery. The show and characters created by Jon Favreau have been embraced by fans across the U.K. who can now stand a step closer to inspect them on canvas before streaming the new episodes.”


Ros Lawler, chief operating officer at National Portrait Gallery, added: “There is no doubt that ‘Star Wars’ is a cultural phenomenon that has had a huge impact on popular culture and has involved a wide range of talent from across the British film industry. We are delighted to have worked with Disney Plus on the Star Wars display, which includes the painting of ‘The Mandalorian and the Child’. We hope that this unique collaboration between the Gallery and Disney Plus will encourage new audiences and young people to our collection, allowing them to come face to face with their ‘Star Wars’ heroes.”

















Are you new to the FISD and wondering what the heck all those abbreviations and strange sounding terms mean?  To help you @justjoseph63 has started a list of the most commonly used ones that will give you some insight.  If you have ANY questions about a particular term that is not listed or suggestions for new ones please contact Joseph. You can find the list here







Pre Approval Forum allows 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








Contributor Awards


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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.

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





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

The list of accomplished troopers keeps growing, so get on board and register your troops today.






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?


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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Pictures are not required, but are highly encouraged!  Your picture may end up in the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame :) 


Award Recipients October - November


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Congratulations trooper







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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armorer_award_m.png • 25+ “wins” FISD Master Armorer Badge


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








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.


For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go 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 






Attaché Merchandise




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

You can find the thread here (Imperial Attaché's ONLY)









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

You can find the thread here (Imperial Attaché's ONLY)





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Congratulations on our newest Fire Team 

Name: Timberwolves 

Region: Timberline Garrison, Sawtooth Mountain Squad 

Logo: to follow




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK4584 "captsafe66 "

FISD/Fire Team Director





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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, (CRL http://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/


Photo Checklists

To make it easier (and faster) to get you approved, we have updated the Photo Requirement checklists for both OT and FO and included visual examples of what we as D.O.s are looking for in order to move you along at an expedited rate.

These can be found here:


Expert Infantry:  (For all non-FOTK costumes)

Centurion:  (For all non-FOTK costumes)

FOTK:  (EI and Centurion)


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

Expert Infantry Badge Award:



Justin  "TheRascalKing TK61490  EIB 4th Award 

Richard  "rvvs TK40193  EIB 1005

Daniel  "Lord Q TK26306  EIB 1006


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

Request your free EIB certificate here


Centurion Badge Award:



Ardeshir "equuspolo TK42128 Centurion 4th Award


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!






If you have any interesting stories or photos or something you think newsworthy please send them to me via pm 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter



Staff List 2020


Detachment Leader (DL): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK11469

Executive Officer (DXO): Tim Waychoff (Dark CMF)

Deployment Officer (DCA): Joseph Pedigo (justjoseph63) TK-10963

Deployment Officer: (DCA): ShaSHa (ShaSHaChu) TK-19233

Deployment Officer: (DCA): Mario (TKSpartan) TK-48117

Lead Provost Marshal (DCOG): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Chris Pearson (themaninthesuitcase) TK-10911

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Aaron (Bronx) Gibson (Pyrates) TK-99725

Fire Team Relations (PRO): Mark Ryner (Captsafe66) TK-4584

Personnel Officer (PER): AC (Novatie) TK-5597

Content Editor At Large (PRO): Christoph (Danny) Lauber (Ripper_L) TK-55550

Content Editor Awards (PRO):  This will be handled by the XO’s

Newsletter Publisher (PRO): Glen Rhodes (gmrhodes13) TK-85421

Attaché Ambassador (PRO) Frank Peranteau (Frank75139) TK-75139 

Social Media Relations (PRO): Teresa Nuthall (Soulart) TK-41307

Social Media Relations (PRO): Jim Ferrell (Rat) TK-95970 

Imperial Propaganda Machine: Brien Edick (Harbinger) TK 92802

Imperial Propaganda Machine: Eric Ho (Hoda) TK 77520

Systems Administrator (DWM): Eric Brager (Darth Aloha) TK-9674

Systems Administrator (DWM): Mathias (Locitus) TK-2959

Detachment Founder (DF): Paul (Daetrin) TK-8020

Replica Section Curators (PRO): Dan Branton (CableGuy) TK-42911

Replica Section Curators (PRO): Daniel Melin (The Swede) TK-99665




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



 Facebook: www.facebook.com/whitearmor

 Facebook Group: 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official



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


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