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    I have added the finishing details to my pack, can't wait to start using it.
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    Why thanks for all those kind words. I have started to change the things you wrote and new ammo bag has been ordered (somehow i didint realize that the ammo bag should be canvas, weird) Will update post zero when the ammo bag has arrived
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    Two troops in one day! Troop #1 12-7-19 Asheville Comic Con Asheville, NC I'm taking a break from my Death Trooper kit for a bit. Back in the Sandy! Fun day trooping with the Carolina Garrison. The guys are great and always make out-of-Garrison troopers feel at home. Troop #2 12-7-19 Elizabethton Christmas Parade Elizabethton, TN Into another state for another event! The Elizabethton Christmas Parade is an event we do every year and is one of the most fun. The crowd was large and enthusiastic to see so many Star Wars characters in one place!
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    Thank you Roger Weathering done... and here it is. with this indoor shot taken yesterday evening, the wash with Vallejo earts is still missing as I applied it today but because of the lighting, the details are clearer to see: Today I took some outdoor shots in the morning, trying to recreate the lighting of the movie with the sun/light coming from the left side: here´s the original helmet in the movie: I finally added the lense foil and took some more pics from all sides: I can already say that I´m not completely happy with the flame detail on the forehead as it is slighly too small and a little too far left. I´m going to improve this on my next helmet. Cheers mates.
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    21. Armadale Christmas Parade & Carols - Armadale - 07/12/19 A local parade for the suburb many of us live in. We do this one every year & is always a day before the main Perth parade.
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    I recently received this project in to finish for a friend of mine but long story short it will now stay with me. The print is from 3dpropsNL and it had taken me about 4 weeks from start to finish. I did a heap of research on the real items like the MG-15, single point scope, Tabby Type F & the No.32 scope, to make sure the finish was authentic. I found a heap of great info on the forums here so thank you to all the people that have posted pics of the real parts. I have added a number of pieces to add to the realism without taking away the Star Wars feel such as a ton of small screws & the red lenses to the scopes. This was a labour of love and I really enjoyed the build. I now have an E-11, DLT-19 & RT-97c. Next on the list is a T-21 but I have to acquire that first. Let me know what you think. I have trooped with this last night as well. Awkward but was worth it, got some great comments and really enjoyed the look
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    All, Our Legion Commanding Officer has stepped down. Due to private circumstances he can't dedicate himself as much as he'd love to. The remaining Legion Officers will stay in their respective functions unless they volunteerly step down too. This will not affect us as we know how to run this show ourselves Cheers!
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    That’s great to hear, l am looking forward to seeing your build. I also feel for you, I gave myself a fair share of headaches looking at those images. You are possibly correct in regards to the mic tips, it’s hard to tell since there are a lot of dark shadows and no clear close up shots of those details.
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    Hi everyone, Andy from DA /shed of glittering delight did a small run of 1mm HDPE helmets and the detail on them looked pretty sharp so I bought one as a fun project. My initial goal was to throw this one together as quickly as possible not emulating any specific helmet, just for the fun of it as I love building helmets. So in about 2 hours I had it trimmed and assembled. But then I realised that it somehow reminded me of the "Look sir, droids" helmet and I put it aside to get to work on it at a later point again. So it sat there with a skateboard helmet sticker on it. about half a year later I started work on it again, studying reference pics and realising that there had to be a few changes to be made, so I adjusted the allignment, reworked the ears and filled up that one tooth hole which I had cut out a little too hastily with bondo. This being said, I have to say that I think that this helmet isn´t the ideal choice to emulate the "Look sir, droids" helmet. Andy has obviously reworked his molds since, but with this one, the faceplate´s sides are too short which is why the distance between the ears and the tears is too small. Also the bottom of the helmet (cap and back) doesn´t have the right shape/curve to it. Furthermore is the bottom of the faceplate all wrinkled up so I had to cut that off as well. As I still have a very accurate Anon Stormtrooper helmet here, I consider this one as practise. Being only 1mm, it is also quite soft and probably wouldn´t withstand the stress of trooping. Don´t get me wrong here, as all HDPE material, it´s almost indestructible but it´s just very easy to push the dome inwards and the paint would just start chipping. For the paintchips I used Vallejo masking fluid, which is colored so you can still see it, way better that the colorless Revell color stop I´ve been using before. I rather went for the as-seen-on-screen-look with the rather low brow: In some of these pics that were taken at a later date, the weathering has mostly gone and the brow has obviously slipped up, revealing the chipped paint underneath. I also tried to emulate those paint chips so they seem smaller as if the chipping hadn´t progressed so far. Here´s what it looked like after applying the white paint. I also had already started painting the black details.
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    Hey Chester, welcome again! Thank you for providing the requested pictures so quickly and already improving some details. Now it´s time to start your real review, so let´s go: Application Review: Part 1 Name: Chester Petersen Legion ID: TD-30055 Forum Name: Zahnism Garrison: Danish Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check *additional comments* Nice job on the helmet, you really nailed the sandy look. RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: see comments i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: see comments k. strapping system: see comments l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): see comments t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: see comments v. weathering: check *additional comments* I think that the gap between your biceps and forearms is a little big as the forearms seem to be rather short but I´m going to let this pass Chester, this isn´t anything which is going to hinder your deployment but I personally think that your forearm armor is too large, I´m pretty sure you could decrease the circumference, so your hand barely fits through the front opening. 1: The screws emulating the original screen-used strapping in the bottom returnedge of your chest aren´t evenly spaced. Have a look at the picture you can see that you can actually get away with relocating that one screw only, then fill up the hole with some ABS paste which is easy enough the fabricate: I hope you still have some ABS leftovers from trimming your armor, cut them into very small pieces and drown them in actone. 2: As you can see in the following picture, the rivet in the codpiece is missing, so please add it. Your codpiece also is shaped quite strangely but that is okay. 3: The rivet connecting the knee ammo belt to the thigh has to be relocated too (see the correct position highlighted with the red circle in the picture), so you can take some of that ABS brew to close the old hole too. 4: As I was already assuming, your shoulder pouch is made of leather. This would be okay for a deathtrooper but not for a sandtrooper. This style of pouches seen on screen was made of canvas (as shown in the left picture above). It is possible to use a different style of leather pouch for the shoulder too, please have a look at the CRLs to find out which one is acceptable. http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/topic/16077-attention-new-po-crl%C2%B4s-for-td-valid-from-1172019/ RESULT ON ARMOR pending Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* Your E-11 looks great, however, I always encourage people to take the next step and go full “Bapty” , I´m sure you know what I´m talking about. RESULT ON WEAPONS Checked & Cleared Chester, this was your first review! Keep up the good work, you are very close to deployment and I think those changes are manageable. I´m looking forward to seeing some new pics of your improved gear soon. Cheers mate Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    Well hello there All pictures you requested is updatet in post zero. And yes, nice spottet trooper. Its a RWA Creation (Ross) armor + helmet and a RSpropmaster backpack. Looking forward to hear from you
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    While I appreciate the compliment the build itself was sold off as mentioned in the previous post. But I figured I stop by and at least cap the end of the thread. ( Or at least until I decide to lose a lil more weight and begin with a WTF or ATA kit this time.)
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    Thanks, brother! Children's hospital troops are some of my favorites, but they always exact a toll. So many little people dealing with so many huge problems. Definitely double Whisky rations after a troop like this.
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    4. Mason's B-Day (Charity Donation) Location: Lakeland, FL Date: 11.23.19
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    Hey mate, I´ll be starting my pack#1 build soon and am doing research right now, studying pictures and getting a headache I see most people using hovi mictips for the little sheet of plastic above the filter but I don´t think that there aren´t any... I rather think that the left side is rather cut off quite skewly, and the edge of the seedtray itself might create the illusion of a mictip being present. Same on the right side where I think it´s possible that it only is the shadow of the sanding disc on top of the bottle. What do you and everyone else think?
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    The correct Shires Siphon Version for this specific backpack is imho the one with “Made in England” on top of the round section. It also features a smaller diameter “nipple” on top so the screenused looks different to what most of us have, even though we have original Shires siphons. I tried to get my hands on one of these for month, even years now...uberrare it seems! Here is a picture showing this specific siphon... Note: This is a UP100, so also not completely screenaccurate!
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    It’s another variation of the Shires Siphon on the screenused backpack (the variation with “Made in England” on top of the round section instead of the more common version with just these raised tabs) so there might be no other solution though
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    Thanks Hausi, really enjoy the holidays where we can mix it up a bit 22. Perth Channel 7 Christmas Pageant - Perth City - 7/12/19 One of the biggest troops for us, its a 2km walk though the city with 83 other floats and groups to entertain the huge turnout. Hard for us to take pics but here are a few as we are waiting to walk. The other Sandtrooper's in attendance: TD-84000 @DARTH TROOPER TD-84001 @Tahlzy TD-71976 TD-59226 The star of the show! & a couple of small vids
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    Patrol 28. Fan Expo Holiday Market Dec 07, 2019
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    Arrest #0053 (of 68) , Kidsflix for Arthritis, Dec 7th, 2019 Cleaning up the streets Retro theatre for my retro Sandy
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    Looks great Chris, how are the zip ties holding up? Looks pretty sturdy to me, The exhaust port tube looks a little long but that should appear less obvious as soon as you have added the hose clamp.
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    Hausi, thank you for the comments and suggestions. German Garrison, man I really miss Germany. I lived in Illesheim for three years (1988-1991). I loved living in Germany, got to do cool stuff, make a lot of amazing friends, Watched the Wall fall, Watched Germany win the 1990 World Cup. Some of the best years of my life. I digress, I think the dry brush will look more natural in these pics. I did the black wash over the dry brush and it mutes the silver. I am inclined to agree with you about using bondo between the transition and the two parts of the shroud. The line between the transition should not be as defined; how that change will need to wait a bit before I can address it. For anyone interested the total estimated weight of the T-21 is 4.5 pounds. Thanks for the interest, Now I need to get back to the armor build.
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    Good catch, I will swap them out.
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    Really amaaazing!!! Great work! I salute you for your commitment and attention to detail! This is a SWAT-worthy pack.... okay, the radio would need the black overspray but I can understand if you don't want to do that. One minor detail though: add some end caps to cover the bare metal ends at the top of the frame, I think I see them in your reference pic.
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    My AM Armor 4.5 helmet pre-weathering. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Congratulations on the approval mate. And yes, Capes maketh the trooper
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    Meant to post this a little while ago, sorry for the delay Chris:
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    Tried out a few different things for the shoot gun shells including various sizes of plumbing pipe but nothing looked like the right diameter, eventually I came across some metal pipe in my shed that looked like it might work. From the pictures I have seen of the originals they look to me to be some kind of electrical components, fuses or capacitors maybe. To achieve this look I wrapped electrical tape around each end of the pipe then filled with car body filler and sanded the ends smooth . After that I constructed a bracket from some scraps of abs plastic and build a box to make a silicone mould. When the silicone mould was cured I started to cast copies in black polyurethane resin, I also made a jig to hold a machine screw in place while the resin cured. I cut a support plate from 2mm black plasticard and bolted the shells throught the plate and seed trays adding an interior brace also, everything is very strong and sturdy and the shells do not move once the bolts are tightened. I latter drilled a hole in each shell and glued in small pieces of wire then painted the wire black. They may not be completely accurate but I think they look ok for now. Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
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    18. Wedding @ Mullberry on the Swan - Caversham - 23/11/19 This was the 2nd troop of the day with an apperance at the wedding of some Star Wars fans. It was a surprise to the bride and groom but we were very much enjoyed. Fun troop
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    26. Toronto Weston Santa Claus Parade 2019 Nov 24, 2019
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    Thanks Hausi. We are building Xmas packs for this year with built in lights, should looks great this 4 or 5 of us all wearing the same thing
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    16. St Anthony's Fete - St Anthony's school in Greenmount - 17/11/19 Small school fete that we go to every couple of years to help raise money for the church and just be awesome as always
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    I personally am happy with the aluminium bars as it just holds together, no worries. But I'm looking forward to seeing how it works for you.
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    I think you're right about the original packs not having support bars. A friend has attached the trays to the fabric using zip ties. He even uses the pack for trooping and has reported that it is actually quite sturdy, no rattling.
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    Tucking in is a good idea. I just figured that most guys wore it on the outside. Fortunately, I have a heat gun, but its from the Uline catalog, so its pretty industrial and can get really hot. Low and slow is definitely the way to go.
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    I know there are a few makers out there who make neck seals with a bigger skirts but I can't think of any vendors off hand. Personally I always put my neck seal on first before my base layer which keeps it from popping out, you could try that, if not get someone to sew extra material to you existing beck seal to extend it I used a saucepan of hot water to heat the plastic on my first kit, it worked but was slow, I now use a heat gun, if you use a heat gun set it to the lowest setting and heat it very slowly from 12 inches or more away, 'slow' is key and evenly, turning the pkastic as you heat it, you have to heat the plastic gradually, it will take time and you will also need gloves as it gets hot!, when the plastic is soft enough you have a 'window' of opportunity in which to bend it, it doesn't take much extra heat beyond this window for the plastic to go from being able to be bent to becoming a wrinkled mess so be careful, practice on some scraps and again don't be tempted to hold the gun too close to speed things up, it will end in tears[emoji54] Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
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    Here are a couple images to show how my current strapping method works. Eventually, I'll have to clamshell the ab and kidney together with the six side rivets, but that shouldn't be a problem with the belt. When everything (Ab/ cod piece, kidney, butt, and thighs) is snapped onto the belt, it is fully supported and seems pretty robust. Any other details like screw heads should be easy to add later for officer deployment and will only be for aesthetics. The suspenders attached to the back brace are used to hang my shoulder bells and biceps as well. If my back plate drops far enough, I may have to separate the suspenders where they cross between my shoulder blades, but that shouldn't be hard at all.
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    Sorry for the waiting time, I have been here forever but don’t visit the forum on a daily base anymore! Like Dan wrote the best thing is to look at as much reference material as possible. While the Sandtrooper looks more or less like a dirty Stormtrooper with shoulder pauldron there are minor differences which are barely seen when new to all this but are very important if you decide to join the REAL sand pit! First I’d like to give you some very nice and informative websites to do some little research LOOK SIR, DROIDS STARWARSHELMETS - Stormtrooper section (don’t miss all other character sites too!) For building a Sandtrooper you can search to our forum sections, which of course concentrate an Sandtroopers but since there are only these said differences between Stormtroopers and Sandtroopers you might also want to visit our partnersite FISD - whitearmor.net which has tons of information about building a standard Stormtrooper. If you have any questions you can’t find an answer to, please drop me a PM here on the forum by clicking on my name left to this post and use the “Personal Message” button! I hope this is helpful for you!
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    81.- YepaFest! (OCT-26-2019) - Colegio México, Mexico City
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    Troop #18 10/27/19 Boo at the Zoo, Sacramento CA After too long of a break, I managed to get in a fun troop. Security Detail on a very odd transport Had to join forces with a Jedi to battle a rouge Jurassic Park CosPlayer And we found a droid
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    Patrol #43 Halloween at Liberty Station Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Patrol 22. Toronto Halloween at Storm Crow Manor Oct 31, 2019
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    6. 2018 Channel 7 Christmas Pageant - Perth City - 1/12/18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMM60-VrMuchttps://youtu.be/WMM60-VrMuc
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    Looks good. I believe that leaving it mostly grey is the more screen accurate approach, the prop makers used welsh slate for their mud.
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    @Lady_Curtis17 - just noticed this thread as I am assisting a prospective female member of our Outpost to get kitted up as a TD (I am GML of the UAE Outpost). Has your kit received approval since April? You mention that a friend has made mods to the armour to suit you. Our future member is approximately the same height as you - are you able to describe what specific parts were adjusted to suit? Was it a matter of shortening the strapping system or were more serious (trims perhaps) made to the armour to help make it fit? Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers, Grant/TD-27090
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