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June FISD Newsletter 2022


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In Memoriam

Detachment Leader

Deployment Office

Merchandise & Officer

Just For Laughs

Update Your Build Threads

Around the Detachment

Celebration 2022



Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Imperial Attaché Program

Fire Teams

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Need Help Ask the Deployment Officers

Advanced Tactics Awards

Public Relations

Staff List 2020
Follow FISD





Hans Larsson (TI/IC-18181) joined the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion in April of 2016. A quiet man, Hans was always one to step up and help out fellow Troopers however he could. He opened his heart and home to those of us in the New England; allowing Troopers to spend the night after a long days troop, offering to carpool with Troopers to and from events, and perhaps most importantly, pitching in when the NEG crafted a special armor kit for a young man we learned of through Make-A-Wish.


The Legion was a creative extension of Hans' desire to help those less fortunate: in his home state of New Hampshire, Hans was active with groups that sought to assist Veterans and the homeless, and volunteered with the New Hampshire Special Olympics. Hans gave back to others in a sweet, gentle way and truly represented the ideal that all Troopers should strive for.


Our condolences go out to his family, friends.


"Buckets Off"




Greetings fellow members,


Hope everyone that went to celebration Anaheim had a sensational time, got to make some new friendships and put some faces to fellow troopers you have conversed with on our platforms.


We have another great addition for you this month with several announcements which I shall leave to the various staff departments, but one of them is a section I take care of.


Our 3D awards forum.

For full details please see that section further down, but it gives me great pleasure to announce two well deserved awards.


TK14082 Trooper96 Bryan receives another silver award for his continued updates on two of his offerings, L2A1 blaster and the M38 scope.

this is Bryans 3rd silver award, congratulations sir.


TK51923 BigJasoni Jason receive his first Silver 3D award for his R1 TK belt boxes, a nice upgrade to any of the new gen TK armours, congratulations Jason.


Thank you to both these members for their generosity and dedication to our membership and the Detachment. :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:



Please don't forget to check out the Members Choice Merch Poll.  HERE

Not only can you have a vote on a selection of possible merch items, but if you have any great ideas, please post them in the thread.



Don't forget to check the Deployment officers section of this edition.  We are making a CRL wide addition to all our costumes.

This update will take place over the next week and will only affect our higher levels of approval.


That's it from me, please enjoy our June 2022 news Letter.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader






 3D printed Weapons/accessories approval for Expert Infantry/Centurion   

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As most of you are aware, resin weapon kits Doopy Doo's are very difficult to come by, there are still  other quality makers of resin and aluminum kits available, both pre-built or as kits in E-11s and other items.

US - Fieldmarshal (blasterfactory) - mostly metal parts

Canada - Quest Designs - resin kit

UK - TroopaCoola (JMC) - metal and resin (cast from original parts)


On the other hand 3D prints seem to be the wave of the future.  I for one say HUZZAH!  There are some truly fantastic files out there to use (many are FREE) to either print your own or have a friend (or online service) do so.


Building a 3D printed weapon or accessory can actually be a lot of fun, and something to do when you need to take a break from your armor build.  BUT, please be aware that whatever type of item you are building must meet our standards when applying for higher levels of approval.


In order to maintain screen accuracy, any 3D printed item submitted for Expert Infantry/Centurion approval cannot have visible print lines present.  This will apply to all costumes, and has been added to the CRLs for each as a Level 2 (EI) requirement.


Wh-wh-WHAT?  Is this a new thing?  Nope.  We have been insisting on this since the onset of 3D printing, but now it's official.


Eliminating those print lines is actually fairly simple, and will make for an awesome looking end product that you will be proud to troop with.  If you have questions, we have answers, so feel free to hit anyone of us in the D.O. department up and we will be more than happy to help!



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Joseph Pedigo

TK-10963 "justjoseph63"

Chief Deployment Officer







With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mario E RT

TK-48117 "TKSpartan"

Deployment Officer




With Unquestioned Loyalty

Jose Maria Sanchez

TK-30173 "Chemi"

Deployment Officer




Currently there is a poll running for a members choice Merch item. Please vote in the poll, or if you have an item that you'd like to see leave it in the comment! This poll closes on 1st July 2022, so get your vote in. Once the item has been chosen, we will work on design work, so keep that in mind as well! Poll Link









"FISD Memes"






Thank you to Luca "Morgi" TK66744 for starting a FISD specific meme thread, hope to see more of these in the future not only by you but by others as well.

You can find the thread here







As most would be aware we are diligently working through the forums updating watermarked images, missing images and broken links, this has taken over a year so far and has been a monumental task but there is still a lot of work ahead of us. 


Members build threads are one of the biggest areas of watermarked/missing images and we are asking you the membership to help and update your build threads yourselves as this is just too big a task for staff. 


Build threads requiring updates are being moved over to this area https://www.whitearmor.net/forum/forum/241-build-threads-requireing-maintenance/


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.




New FISD Tri Fold Brochure

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 We have just launched our newly revised Detachment Tri Fold brochure.

It's been quite a long time since we actually had these available and since then many things have changed leading us to updating some of the text to include new costumes, and have more relevant information.

Originally these were done in a limited run by the member who created them, but nowadays, we have moved this to a print your own service making them accessible to all countries around the globe.

Files are available to all full 501st members on request, and are completed in a very high resolution to ensure quality in a finished product.

The thread can be found here for more information and how to access the files.




Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Photos




Photo by: Steve Lam, TKID878 "TK878" 

Download higher res here




Photo by: Joe Booth, ID 89241

Download higher res here





For a full list of FISD awards head here





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



Congratulations to TK14082 Bryon "trooper96" for earning his third 3D contributors award for multiple files he has produce and shared.


You can check out his outstanding work HERE & HERE



Congratulations to TK51923 Jason "BigJasoni" for earning his first 3D contributors award for his R1 ammo boxes


You can check out his outstanding work HERE


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 might be feeling may generous and share with our community a new TK related 3D file and maybe win yourself a 3D contributors award DGx4MwQ.png  DjQ8bJi.png 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?

Award Recipients May - June


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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. For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here

Some of the benefits:  Access to exclusive Attaché merch., including patches, IA patch 6PLrnxJ.png,       IA Rocker  dPN7mwd.png

For a complete list of Imperial Attaches, go here


You may also be in the running for an Imperial Attaché Award   7UlPmRQ.png  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 





Want to setup a "Fire Team?  the Fire Team program is completely optional, and is intended to help form a common identity and spirit of camaraderie among 501st Legion Stormtroopers in the same geographic area/garrison that troop together. Fire Teams are not officially recognized by the 501st Legion nor the FISD, although they will be able to access a Fire Team sub-forum on the detachment website. You can find more information here 




So what exactly are kKf6hGu.png and QrRRhuF.png 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! You can find more information on the programs here







For those of you who have a particular issue (or issues) before or after submitting for Expert Infantry / Centurion level approval, in order to get you an answer faster you can now privately contact the entire Deployment Officer team at one time!  


Questions about fitting, repairs, CRL standards/requirements or anything pertaining to reaching Levels 2 and 3 are not only welcomed, but encouraged.  Keep in mind that no question is too small, and that your queries will only be seen by the D.O. Staff.


We are here to help in any way we can, so please feel free to send us a message by clicking on this link: @Deployment Officer Team and we will get back to you A.S.A.P.!



This area lists all those who have gone above and beyond basic approval toward screen accuracy and obtained EIB or Centurion or both.  FOR  May - June the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following.

Expert Infantry Badge Award:


No awards this month

You can find a list of multiple award recipients here


Centurion Badge Award:


No awards this month

You can find a list of multiple award recipients here


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




Newsletter Editor

If anyone has any content for the newsletter please contact me via PM 


For anyone interested in having a look through any of the older newsletter they have now been moved to a new archive sub forum which you can find Here 





With Unquestioned Loyalty

Glen "Q" Rhodes

TK-85421 "gmrhodes13"

PRO Newsletter



Staff List 2022 -2023


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

Executive Officer (DXO): Steven Sheades (starsaber25) TK-10466

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

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

Deployment Officer: (DCA): Jose Maria Sanchez (Chemi) TK-30173

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Dan Branton (CableGuy) TK-42911

Provost Marshal (DCOG): Tim Waychoff (Dark CMF)

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

Merchandise and Branding (DMBOJames  Silvius (jsilvius) TK- 12953

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

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

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

Content Editor Support (DPRO): Tony Jobe (ukswrath) TK-10116

Content Editor Awards (DPRO):  This will be handled by the XO

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

HOF Director (DPRO): Aaron (Bronx) Gibson (Pyrates) TK-99725

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

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

Social Media Relations (DPRO):  Justin Reed  (TheRascalKing) TK 61490

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

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

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

Trading Cards Content Support (IPM): Eric Ho (Hoda) TK 77520

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Brien Edick (Harbinger) TK 92802

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Jeff Salt (wingnut) TK 50297

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Richard Tibbitts (CallMeMrTibbles) TK 46116

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Adam Wolf  (revlimiter) TK 89400 

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Daniel Melin (TheSwede) TK 99665

Imperial Propaganda Machine (IPM): Jim Ferrell (Rat) TK-95970 





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



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3 hours ago, jsilvius said:

Those pictures from SWCA are great, but does anyone have the one with the folks not in Armor that joined them?

Those are the only ones I could find, I'm not sure if anyone else on staff has any. I haven't even seen the hi res legion images, I don't think they were added to that forum, only the ones another member had taken which has been added. 

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1 hour ago, Vader2015 said:

Why cant i download the high res pic? I keep getting an error code.


Which hi res pic? 

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On 6/28/2022 at 11:25 PM, gmrhodes13 said:

Which hi res pic? 

The 501st group pic says "you don't have permission" when I click the link. It may be posted in an area only for certain staff to view. The FISD photo opens fine.



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1 hour ago, OddViking327 said:

The 501st group pic says "you don't have permission" when I click the link. It may be posted in an area only for certain staff to view. The FISD photo opens fine.



He's moved them to a folder now, this link should work 


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