Marc.CGN Posted December 18, 2022 Report Share Posted December 18, 2022 Hallo everone! I am Marc from Germany (Cologne area) and just joined the FISD community today. I heard about the 501st the first time some weeks ago when watching the Heroes of the Empire documentary on Netflix. I was totally overwhelmed in so many different ways. As I am 41 years old, Star Wars is a very strong part of my life since my childhood and was always fascinated by the whole universe around it. As I guess eveyone here, I also wanted to get a Stormtrooper costume as they are... well... Stormtroopers. Do I nead to say more?! But I could very early see, that the typical costumes for fun are more or less funny but that's all. Early research showed me, that getting a proper one is way above my budget line. So I had to put it into the "nice to have but no" corner. Even now, I would really find no really good reason to justify the cost - even not for fun because I just like it. But now I come back to the documentary: It now totally makes sense to me. Being organized in a group of great people, gathering together for events and especially charity... I can get both: Fulfill my dream and do something valuable on top with it. And now I am here, really thinking about get this going and start building my costume. Yeah... the costs... and my wife... I think there are some rocks on the road. But I put the dream for so long into the corner, this time it might be the best to get on it again. Don't know where this journey will take me... So what is my plan? I just started reading and watching through everything here and on linked ressources and I think I will choose the TK stunt costume (maybe from RS). But till I really make my decision, much more time on research and getting impressions will be put into this for sure. As the whole thing feels very big for me right now, I was also wondering if I just start with building an E11 blaster just to get in tough with everything, with building, with sharing my progress here in the community. And if I want to throw everything away and hate it forever, at least I did not burn too much money Do you have any suggestions on getting the parts for a blaster? I do not have a 3D printer and I am not planning for now to buy one. I found this thread below and was wondering, if anyone here knows also someone from Germany who sells the needed parts? I already got in touch with @Morgi and @T-Jay. Thank you for your very first support and getting me in the right directions. Looking forward to get in touch with you all! Marc 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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