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    Couldn‘t find blue milk on this snowy planet but anyway... wishing you a happy new year! Cheers Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Beeing inspired by @Omaha Joe mannequin I added some arms to mine this weekend... Next project will be a dewback prod. My brother in law works in a company with access to a lathe machine (is this the correct translation?!) and he'll try to build the pieces based on bigwam drawings. More to come!
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    Backpack and blaster in dirt;) greetings Lars
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    And now in RAL-7034 with new ear- and Screwposition:
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    That is indeed me. Sadly, I have never officially been a member of the 501st although I have been around here since nearly the beginning. I wish I could help you guys, but I don't know if this was the first detachment or not. I only know it was an awesome group of passionate costumers back in the day and still appears to be awesome today. Wish I could be of more help. Keep doing your thing.
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    Re-painted and partially weathered with chipping and scratches. I went a little easier on the chipping this time around and happier than my first attempt. Not perfect but better than before. I got tired of sanding down the first paint job so the second attempt looks rather thick in some areas. Holding off to weather with dirt until I get my Sandy weathered. I want to match the weathering better. Still searching for a nice 38mm clear/tinted lens for the front to cover the old web cam camera I installed. (The web camera is non functional, just parts) The top side lens metal part was from an old cologne bottle top. I also used the smaller lens retainer rings from my scope kits to lock the lens in place. The red On/Off button functions to switch on the lens lighting. The gray rod on the left side among the white protruding rods is a functional push switch for the lights on this rear faceplate. The black central screw on the bottom is a fictional push switch for the sound effects. This still needs more fine tuning as it doesn’t always work. Link to see the lights in action: https://imgur.com/l7155bNhttps://imgur.com/l7155bN Last thing I need to do besides dirt weathering is add the leather strap. Already sourced 15mm wide strapping and will add it soon. Thanks for looking.
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    Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!! These are the things that make the mepd the mepd and also make wives and husbands everywhere shake their heads in disbelief at all these crazy perfectionists! Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hahahaha! Only as magic as the chemical reaction between acetone and ABS, I suppose, but from what I researched, that’s the beauty of ABS slurry; it’s pliable to fill cracks and seams joining ABS together ‘melting’ the edges to be joined, and then as the acetone evaporates it leaves the two pieces as one weld... As far as sturdiness, I haven’t put any more stress on it than I would normally apply to see if the parts held, but time will tell... Like you said, at least it’s not in a location that bears much, if any, stress!
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    A few of you might have browsed through my PO Deployment Request, and many of you may very well have used this exact technique before, but this was first time I had ever tried using the ‘homemade ABS glue/paste trick’ to add plastic where it wasn’t before, so I figured I’d add it to my WIP. In the first review of my Request, I was made aware that the shape of the knee ammo belt on the right thigh piece was inaccurate - it needed a more rounded off edge than the slightly rounded 45° angle I had originally cut. My first attempt to remedy the situation proved inaccurate as well as it caused too much of a swooping curve back toward the fastening rivet than the correct shape. At this point I saw two options; one, I could order a whole new ammo belt, wait a week, or two, or three to receive it, only to have to cut it, shape it, drill out the old rivets, etc., or two, I could try my hand at attaching the necessary amount of ABS using leftover scraps to recreate the original squared-off edge which I could then shape to the correct curve. I went with the latter and opted for the more time-efficient solution; after all, I was in the middle of a Deployment Review!! Using scrap ABS, I fashioned triangular-shaped pieces that would complete the original squared off edge and held them in place with tape, securing the tips of the triangle pieces to the existing curve with a little bit of superglue. I then mixed up a little jar of ABS slurry from scraps of ABS and acetone and let it breakdown. When ready, I applied the glue to both sides (front and back) of the two ends of the ammo belt, knowing whatever excess would have to later be sanded. Letting that harden to the point I could no longer scratch a dent into the dried glue, I cut the new curve and began sanding down the excess. All that was left to do now was weather the new pieces, and this is what I ended up with: Here’s hoping I got it right this time , but even if it needs more work, I feel pretty darn accomplished with my first go ‘round with ABS paste..!
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    Name: Luke Hortmann Legion ID: TD-90597 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=32417 Forum Name: Asvarus Garrison: German Garrison
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    After almost 2 hours I am finished with my teeth and so far satisfied. I didn't get the same perspective when taking photos, but I think you know what I'm talking about. It is about the distance and height of the teeth to each other. The picture below is also "wider" than my cell phone took, so the teeth look narrower and higher on the sides. I am also of the opinion that Davin Felth has a fourth tooth gap, which you just don't see in the film images. In the pictures shown below you can see a small hole.
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    Fantastic! That makes me proud Thank you very much !!!
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    Ok Luke, i have seen you uploaded the missing pics. So let´s start the Review for your PO-Level. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Luke Hortmann Legion ID: TD-90597 Forum Name: Asvarus Garrison: German 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 k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check (It was good good to rework the weathering) b. neck seal: check (Please make sure that the neck seal does not hang out at the back. We are the elite, the flagship trooper) c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check 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): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Luke, this was you’re first and final review, great work, congrats brother! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. Now, you are a member of the Police Officers, the Elite Troopers of Tatooine! Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared. Bigwam - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    Hey Luke, Thomas will be taking care of your application but it's looking really good already! Shins might have taken a lot of work but look spot on. You're supposed to include some pics showing the sides of your armor with your arms raised... but you're a slim dude, so I guess that should be fine. The shoulder elastics are a tad bit brown but let's see what Thomas thinks about them. Keeping my fingers crossed for you mate.
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    Hi Lars, welcome and thank you for your interest in wanting to join the MEPD´s finest and becoming a deployed officer. Your gear looks great (almost SWAT-ready?) and since you have got yourself a backpack (which you have built quite quickly), we can start your review. So here we go Application Review: Part 1 Name: Lars Boller Legion ID: TD-90874 Forum Name: larsb Garrison: German 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 k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* Nice Helmet, one can see that you have put a lot of effort into it and it is immediately recognizable as the Cantina/Garindan/Docking Bay Captain, well done. 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: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check 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): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* Your armor suits you really well and you look great in it. My only concern is that from up close,in some places your weathering looks very uniform, by saying that, I mean the pattern which has obviously resulted from using paper towels to dab it off again but no worries, it´s fine for PO and mostly not really recognizable as it is in places where one wouldn´t probably notice. RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: see comments *additional comments* Great-looking backpack and built in such a short time using some original parts, kudos for that achievement mate. But… it looks too clean. I agree with people saying that this pack shouldn´t be overdone with weathering but yours simply looks factory fresh. Please change that by giving it a wash with some watered-down earth colour, keep it subtle. RESULT ON BACKPACK Pending Weapon:T-21 a. details: check b. weathering: see comments *additional comments* You have done an amazing job scratchbuilding your blaster and it looks beautiful. But what I said about your pack also goes for your gun: please dirty it up a little bit and make it look used. Take the shine off some of the parts and also add a wash. RESULT ON WEAPON Pending Lars, this was your first review. There´s not much to do, those small changes will be a walk in the park for you, especially knowing that you´ve built everything yourself. You have already done a tremendous job and I expect to see your new old dirty pack and blaster soon. Keep up the great work and I am looking forward to seeing your improved gear. Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    the backpack as a supplement greetings lars
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    Hahahahaha!! bang...ya got me Mikel..! and that was the exact look he gave me when he noticed we were wearing similar sweaters, too!!
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    Happy holidays fellow Sandys!
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    Seems to me it was established we started in 2000 when the Legion allowed us to make these. What more proof and precendent do they need?
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    If you need a lens, look at a watch glass
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    Nice work [emoji106][emoji106] Sent from my SM-A505W using Tapatalk
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    The prop builders probably put these together in a hurry and they were wonky and not very tidy with all those gaps... and then we painstakingly try to recreate all those flaws... isn't this crazy? Great work Thomas and a keen eye for all those little details.
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    The last job was to temporarily attach the brow. Although it runs almost evenly, it still has a small hang on the right (in the direction of view).
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    No magic at all?! I‘m shocked... [emoji16] Just kidding. How sturdy is it? I guess it is an opportunity for areas which are not that much stressed mechanically? Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Hello Troops, yes, you guys are correct with the history and people, more names escape my memory too that were a part of it all..., Back in 2002 I joined the 501st officially with a TD, and had met up with these guys mentioned too on sandtroopers. somthing.. as it existed as a website then... Back then the 501st wasn't that organized and "detachments" were a new thing , more of an idea really taking shape ... there was the rpf, the dented helmet, and the omega wing sites where everyone built thier first replica costumes.. but those sites were not part of the new "501st legion " thing... Several of us new to the 501st wanted to revive the idea of the MEPD as it was a only yahoo group and a web page with very little activity and the site was not being updated too often....., also no forums yet existed at the time even for the 501st legion ( it was also only a yahoo group until 2005) In mid 2002, the 501st was only 5 years old and the idea of "detachments" was being defined and picking up steam everywhere, the best one was the JRS as they had a forum with topics! and overall were better organized, thus we wanted the same for us sandtroopers.. I think we had sandtroopers.com /.net or some urls too and later got mepd.net ?? So several of us got this new forum and sites up and online ( for the life of me i can't remember the webmaster , Josh?) and we agreed on Joe musso becoming the first DL and I was his XO, this was late 2003 . By 2004, that summer Joe had dropped off online and i took the detachment over as DL and was also the DL again for 2005 too. I then left to co-start the Clonetrooper detachment in 2005 and be its DL in 2005and 2006. So when did the MEPD site first go up and actually "start" ?? it was there as the name of the sandtroopers site and yahoo group in 2001 when i began my build and learning about this 501st thing that was starting online.. ... but the MEPD the yahoo group had probably just 30 people all over the world on it... I don't think we had a "detachment leader" and organization as it exists today.. but we can say the name and website were founded by 2001 then and later "organized" in 2003 that i can attest to. Id say we were the first detachment - technically... -joey TD-152
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    The pouches are ok. The Ammo-Belt: Nice try but not the way it should look. You know, what we mean?
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    Do you sleep at all?! [emoji23] Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Joe, let´s start your review. So, welcome, to become a Police Officer in the MEPD. I have looked at your pics and now, we can start your Review: Application Review: Part 1 Name: Joe Connolley Legion ID: 92576 Forum Name: Omaha Joe Garrison: Central Garrison (Imperial 80th Squad) 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: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* 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: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check 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: check RESULT ON ARMOR on pending Comments: -Pouch: please color the seams of the upper pouch black - Knee ammo belt: the shape of the amo belt is not correct. The end should be rounded, not cut off at a 45 ° angle. Please correct that. Backpack a. details: check but read comments b. weathering: check RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Comments: The requirements say: right bend of frame. In that case the shape of the frame does exist, only for a different pack, so I have to accept it. In order to look as true to the film as possible, you can swap the frame for a more suitable one. Otherwise good job on the pack! Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Joe, you built a great trooper. The overall picture is right and is absolutely suitable for an elite trooper in action. Please correct the two little things and nothing stands in the way of your upgrading to Level 2. Best Regards, bigwam.
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    Looks great, absolutely!!
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    Looking really good. Good luck! Sent from my SM-A505W using Tapatalk
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    Hello there!! I’ve always wanted to be a sandtrooper since that day at age 4 when I saw my first movie, Star Wars, in the theater in 1977. It’s been a long time dream to be able to be a part of the Star Wars universe and a part of the 501st, as well as the ability to give back through charity work. I was a volunteer firefighter for a long time and the joy of giving back never gets old. I am currently waiting on a commissioned suit of armor from the great folks over at RS Prop Masters. They’ve been fantastic with helping me get the armor together. I’m just really excited and happy to make my love of Star Wars become a reality. I’ve joined Garrison Carida as an Academy cadet and have a great advisor who is also a Sandtrooper, MEPD deployed. I’m doing my build from the beginning to go all the way to SWAT. I’ve been super lucky to make some really good friends here and other 501st forums and the 501st Facebook community. While I’m waiting for the RS to arrive I’ve been working on electronics for the bucket. USB powered fans, cause I’m usually a sweaty mess, as well as devices to help Bluetooth the TK sound effects through TKswrath’s audio voice changing system. I also found a mini PC board that I can use for heImet hearing assists. I’ve ordered some MP40 pouches from Trooperbay that have arrived and I’m going to start weathering soon. Talked the process over with a few people including my Garrison advisor who is also my GML. And obviously since I like the sand, I’m also working on ANH Tusken Raider to fill the time. Hopefully soon my armor will be in and I can get my hands dirty. I honestly just can’t wait to be a part of this great group, especially the MEPD, The Elite Dirty Troopers.
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    The Old one is TM too, but the older version
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    The weathering looks cool on your pack. The whole build is really coming to together. I’m jealous though, that mannequin is a Great find. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Hi Lars, welcome back and thanks for providing those new (and dirty) pics. We can now start the next and final round of reviewing. So here we go: Application Review: Part 2 Name: Lars Boller Legion ID: TD-90874 Forum Name: larsb Garrison: German 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 k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* 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: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check 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): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* The pack is even better-looking with the added dirt and I appreciate that you have kept it subtle. Well done! RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon:T-21 a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* You know that we fight dirty and although a dirty blaster is probably more prone to get jammed, it somehow just looks more in line with the rest of your gear. RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Lars, this was your second and final review. Your gear looks great and you are a worthy addition to the ranks of the MEPD´s finest (and the Rancor Hunters of course). Be proud of yourself! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met all requirements. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. I will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system asap. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Cheers mate!
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    Congrats Luke, mission accomplished, great job!
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    Hi Luke, another PO in the making located in Germany! I like your weathering and your Blaster. Good luck with your application as PO. Regards Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Your Backpack-built is great! One thing: I would do something on the radio to make it even more precise. The radio itself is an absolute eye-catcher. But pay attention to the leather edging and details such as the antenna, bracket and sockets What color of blue you use?
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    just a little bit of an Odds ‘n Ends update... setting my sights for MEPD Police Officer soon and still have plenty yet to do, but this piece has been my WIP focus over the last couple months...
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    Hey Mikel, looks like you're off to a good start already. I see that you are from the US (and that you are also into Skateboarding, cool mate! ) so that means that some of the parts might be just as hard to find as they are here in Germany where I'm from. The mortartube for example is a rain water drain pipe with a diameter which is easy to source in the UK. I have always ordered one from Ross when getting new parts for a pack build, you should have also ordered his vacformed Brexton Box replica. However, you might be lucky and find the genuine thing on ebay. I am not at home right now so can't provide the measurements of the endcaps but it seems to me that the ones you got from Trooper Bay are too small. I'm going to check when I'm at home again. The 3D printed plunger caps look about right (keep in mind that the lower bottle is larger in diameter than the upper bottle). Have fun building, looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    Arrest #0055 (of 80) , Astor Theatre - ESB 40th Anniversary, Dec 27th, 2020 Felt soooo good to get back out and troop again this year! ...and it still fits..... just!
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    Happy Holidays!! Joe have you been on Trask lately?? Looks like you and this dude have both been shopping at Tosche Station!
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    Lars, this is a absolute great trooper. But note, you need a Backpack for Level 2. Regards, bigwam
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