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September FISD Newsletter 2022


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Detachment Leader

Merchandise & Officer

Hall of Fame

Just For Laughs

Update Your Build Threads

Around the Detachment



Common FISD Acronyms and TK Glossary

Pre Approval Forum

3D Section

Field Exercise Award

Imperial Attaché Program

Master Armorer Award

Fire Teams

EIB & Centurion: What do these terms mean?

Need Help Ask the Deployment Officers

Advanced Tactics Awards

Public Relations

Staff List 2020
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Greetings all


We have plenty going on in this edition and lots happening on the forums for September.

Our next merch item has an interest thread running so please check out the details further down from our DMBO James.


Remnant TK CRL discussion thread is alive and looking for input. It is already loaded with great reference images and full blown discussion on how the CRL should read, plus we have members looking to build this dirty version of TK.

Obviously a CRL can't go live without the all important costume ready to model and take photos of so all the written words mean nothing without someone willing to build the costume first. If this interests you, please get involved. The LMO team need everything ready to green light a new CRL or a major update so without you, there is no CRL.

It is amazing to also see how much work goes into this process so go visit the thread and see how this one is unfolding.

You can find the thread here


On behalf of the staff, I would like to Congratulate our latest 3D award recipient TK61490 TheRascalKing (Justin)

Justin has also just completed his qualifying assists for our Master armourers program so a double congrats to you sir.


Don't forget these are open to all members that meet the specific qualifications for each program.

They promote troopers giving back and helping in our community, you could be our next recipient!


We are always looking for new content and ideas for our monthly newsletter, so If there is anything you would like to see included please reach out to gmrhodes13 or myself to discuss.


See you on the forums.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Andrew Franke

TK-11469 "Sly11"

Detachment Leader









The Members Choice Merch Item is currently listed as an Interest Thread here!


Please check in and give us an idea of how many you would be interested in! We are closing the Interest Thread on 21 Sept 2022

The plan is to open the Sales Thread on 25 Sept 2022 as long as LFL has approved our item. Please remember that this is just and interest thread to help us gauge the number of items we need to get approved for. There will be an actual Sales or Run Thread that you will need to check out and place your order on.


Also, I'm soliciting designs for future merch. Items would include, but not limited to, coins, T-Shirts and patches.

If you have design ideas, or other merch items, you might like to see, please DM me your ideas so we can discuss future FISD items.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

James Silvius

TK-12953 "jsilvius"

Merchandise & Branding Officer








Hall of Fame – Terrell Reber TK1787 "SuperTrooper"


There are some nominations to the FISD Stormtrooper Hall of Fame that, due to the extraordinary contributions of a member make the ratification what is commonly known as a “no brainer”, and it is my honor and pleasure to inform the community of the latest member to this notable group.


Terrell Reber is a giant of the Legion, FISD, and the armor community as a whole.  In the early days of the detachment he served as XO numerous times as well as taking a term as detachment leader.  When the staff was scratching its head trying to figure out we could possibly do all the graphics processing for creating our first 6 CRLs ever from scratch, it was Terrell who conceived of the IPM (Imperial Propaganda Machine), a group of junior staff who could provide auxiliary support to the newsletter and CRLs in terms of content writing and graphic production.  This model is still in use today.


If that were not enough to warrant a HOF (Hall of Fame) warrant, Terrell also saw a huge need for affordable stormtrooper armor. Hard as it is to believe these days, most armor back in the early days was FX, and if you wanted something more accurate you had to pay a high price for TE type armor, if you could find it at all.  The only other alternative was low quality recasts of TE, to which numerous potential Legion members had fallen prey.


Terrell created ATA – Affordable Trooper Armor that so many Legion members wear today.  It was high quality, TE armor that was actually affordable.  He never took payments in advance and was such a stickler for quality that his plastic was purchased as a custom run.  On top of this he provided peerless service, offering replacement parts at cost and always being available to answer question and help new people out.  The fact that the Legion stormtrooper has transformed to what it is today is due to no small part of the advent of ATA, and it’s hard to overstate the impact this had on the community.


Lastly, anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Terrell in person can attest to what a kind, decent and positive person he was.  He was forever gracious with his time and help, living up to the spirit of troopers helping troopers.  Everyone who met him found a new friend.


He is sorely missed by all of us lucky to have known him, and it is only appropriate that his memory lives on in the Stormtrooper Hall of Fame of the First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment.



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Paul Hoeffer

TK-8020 "Daetrin"

FISD Founder, DL emeritus 








"FISD Memes"






Thank you to Luca "Morgi" TK-66744 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 launched our 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.





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.

Congratulations to our latest 3D award recipient Justin TK61490 "TheRascalKing"





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 August - September


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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.




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. More information can be found here


Congratulations to our latest award recipient Justin TK61490 "TheRascalKing"






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 68th Fire Team:  
Name:  Crimson Razor Fire Team (C.R.F.T.)

Region: Diamond Garrison (Arkansas)

Logo: TBA




Let's all give a warm FISD welcome to our 69th Fire Team:  

Name Chaos Division 

Region: German Garrison

Logo: TBA



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Mark Ryner

TK-4584 "captsafe66"

Fire Team Relations



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  August - September the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment would like to congratulate the following

Expert Infantry Badge Award:


Will "WillJ TK-34677  EIB 1047

Michael "Gh0stxxiv TK-11914  EIB 1048

Scott  "BeardedFett TK-82077  EIB 1049

Mirko "mirko_in_action TK20118 EIB 1050


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:


Will "WillJ TK34677 Centurion 515  


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



Social Media 

Hey troopers,


Please note that we've seen an increase in "spam" posts on the Detachment's Facebook page (1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment (FISD) Official), claiming to be selling FISD-branded merchandise. These are in no way authorized by the FISD or Legion and should be immediately reported by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of the post and selecting "Report post to group admins". Any unauthorized sales posts will be removed, and due to the influx of potentially fraudulent, fake, or "hacked" accounts, any posts related to t-shirts or apparel will also result in the ban of the person posting from the group. To be clear, these posts are NOT coming from actual Legion or FISD members, and for almost all other offenses, a warning will be issued first. 


The only place you will find official, FISD-branded merch being sold is on the FISD forums in the Detachment Merchandise section as posted by our DMBO, currently James S. @jsilvius. Likewise, only the DL, DMBO or Admins will post merch announcements in the Facebook group. While this is apparently a problem across several other Legion Facebook pages, please ensure you do not support these scammers by clicking, liking, or sharing their posts (or posts of any other unauthorized merch), and report activity as you see it. We are continuing to investigate the source to see if we can link them to a particular Rebel cell, but are also exercising additional scrutiny when adding new members to the group in an effort to keep the group free of spam and focused on Troopers Helping Troopers!



With Unquestioned Loyalty

Justin Reed

TK-61490 "TheRascalKing"

PRO, Social Media







Staff List 2022 -2023


Detachment Leader (DL): Andrew Franke (Sly11) TK-11469

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) TK-51878

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):  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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