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July FISD Newsletter 2022


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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?

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Welcome to the July newsletter,


July officially closes out on the year long celebration of detachments 15th anniversary. We saw some great merch produced specifically calling out the milestone and I would like to thank everyone that had a hand in the discussions, design and helming of the merch runs. I'd also like to thank everyone who purchased anniversary merch and helped us get the word out of how proud we are to have made it this far.

Here's is to the next 15 years :happyandcheerfulbirthday:


I would now like to cover off on a few updates.


Thank you to all that participated in the Members choice merch item for this year.  looks like the Hoodie was a clear winner, so we will look to see how we can turn this into a reality over the next 6 months. James has allocated a merch slot to this item (we get 6 slots to use a year as per legion merch regulations) so consider it locked in. We may also be looking for some cool designs for this item, but James will work on that and any updates will come from him.


I would also like to thank the members and staff alike that participated in our recent TLJ/TroS CRL proposed update Polls. Most found the various proposals made sense but there will be some more discussion around a couple of the elements before proposals are sent through to the LMO team. As per usual, once they do come into effect, any member in the process of a build that may be affected from a basic level stand point will have a 3 month grace period on the changes, but any new build will be required to follow the latest CRL version.


While we are on CRL's there will be more work on a few new CRL's taking place based on the newer TV shows. As per the norm, we require members wanting to build these new costumes like the newer Remnant TK's, even the slight peak we had of the HWT seen in Obi Wan series, so you can expect to see a few new posts go live in the near future. CRL creation is reasonably straight forward on some of these newer versions of TK as we already have great base CRL's that can be used as the starting platform. If we don't have a person ready to build a costume, we don't have a CRL model. A CRL cant reach fruition unless it has correct images of all the parts represented by a CRL model, so It can't be created without those two major components. Also to remember, we need some good reference photos. Without those, the LMO team wont recognise a CRL possibility and we can't move forward. The old rule of thumb was a minimum of 4 images. Front, back, Left side and right side, clear screen images.etc This gives good coverage and highlights most things needed to visibly represent a 3D image of the character = happy LMO's, = happy member and DL.


In recent times the LMO team have been a little more accepting of additional kinds of reference like Hot toys action figures, and to a lesser extent Black series figures (generally average detail compared to high end action figures). There may also be further exceptions to this like the potential for BTS (Behind The Scenes) information which in the past has only been used to improve on smaller unclear details on some costumes. Again this must all reach the LMO teams expectations and qualifications to allow a new to legion CRL to proceed. In essence, if we have enough acceptable references to clearly indicate a costume, then we are golden to move forward.


See you on the forums and in our Social media platforms



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader











"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.




Obi-Wan Kenobi Marathon - Canada


The Canadian Garrison was truly honoured to be invited to attend the Obi-Wan Kenobi marathon screening in Toronto in June.
They were joined by Hayden Christensen and Deborah Chow, in a theatre packed with Star Wars fans.
An incredible night, they want to thank their friends at Walt Disney Studios for such a generous invitation, words cannot describe how much this meant to our members.






Great work troopers :salute:





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



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 June - July







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 


Let's all give a warm FISD welcome to our 67th Fire Team:  Burning Liver Fire Team!!


Region:  Burning River Squad, Ohio Garrison

Name:  Burning Liver Fire Team







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  June - July the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following.

Expert Infantry Badge Award:


Matt "TK Monkus TK66007  EIB 1045


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

Request your free EIB certificate here

You can find a list of multiple award recipients here


Centurion Badge Award:


None this month


Outstanding job on reaching Centurion, Troopers!  :salute:

Request your free Centurion certificate here  

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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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks for doing these newsletters. They're great to catch up when I hadn't time to log in the forum regularly. :)



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2 hours ago, carcharoth said:

Thanks for doing these newsletters. They're great to catch up when I hadn't time to log in the forum regularly. :)



Thanks for the kind words, great to hear the newsletters are well received :salute:

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1 minute ago, Infern0 said:

Thank you as always! Every time I read these I feel inspired:smiley-sw013:

Thank you for your kind words :salute:

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