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  1. 4 points
    I could not have done this second pack without the awesome work done by some of the awesome troopers around here! The pack build threads from @519 Trooper and @welshchris77 have been a huge help. @jcalus has a great post about how to make the pack 5 filter that I used. @henselmonster has another great build thread, and most of the 3D prints I'm using are his files, and they have saved me a lot of time and money! @stormtrooperguy also has some sweet 3D files that I have used. @mikelbrierly has a great writeup on making a frame by just bending pvc. I might be forgetting someone... I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your hard work!
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    A happy sandy new year and all the best in health, love and happiness to all of you and your loved ones for 2020. To recap 2019 in a nutshell, lot's of things happened...e.g., the LCO stepped down, the Mandalorian series started and the saga has ended….at least that's what they made us think. I personally am still the proudest detachment leader in the 501st as in my view the MEPD is the Old Dame of the detachments and will always be. We might not have as much costumes as the other Detachments but the ones we have stand out in a crowd. I hope that you all will keep the MEPD train moving, I know I will! Cheers and again, a happy sandy new year!!
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    Look Sir Droids is gone?!? Fortunately, I save everything Sandtrooper related, just in case! http://tk386.com/backpacks/ I'll have to dig to see if I can find the pictures from Strider's thread. Charlie
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    I finally got around to working on the new pack, thanks to the very short winter break I got, better than nothing. I used mikelbrierly's method for bending PVC without crunching it and it worked great! Not going for SWAT so I just used 1/8" aluminum for attaching the boxes. Added a little hot glue on the edges to look like welds before primer! Also started smoothing the print for the canteen and siphon
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    Hi there I was very happy to see my review today. Thank you for the very quick response and the good feedback. To the question about the hook: I have installed these so that the butt does not slide up when I carry the backpack. Have seen this at some sand troopers and I wanted to prevent that. I haven't noticed the crack yet. Thanks for letting me know. Would of course fix this immediately. I am proud to be accepted as a Police Officer and I will show this with full dedication. I will send the photo to Luis (Sandman Tigui) in the next few days. So now I will report to the Mos Eisley Mess Hall to finally find these dirty droids. There is much to do. With the greatest thanks and respect
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    Not sure if I should call it trooping report... because for me it's not an ordinary in costume trooping. The Rise of Skywalker had its China Premiere on Dec 18, the members of 501st Legion Chinese Garrison and Rebel Legion China Base have attend the event. We have trooped in the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Shanghai Disneytown. After the movie, we entered the Shanghai Disney Land and took some amazing photo in costume in front of the castle. I wasn't in my TD costume, because Disney China had an special arrangement. Approved by Lucas Film, my sandtrooper armor will be displayed in Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney Land for a week, along with the offical movie props. Also I was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at the premiere with Mr.Liang Yang, our new Honorary Member, who played FN-2199 in TFA and Praetorian Guards in TLJ. I talked about the stories of 501st and MEPD's armor making. And Mr Yang shared a lot of behind scenes details of the Star Wars moives he has participated. I was so proud and I wanna share my excitement with my MEPD brothers and sisters. Hope you all enjoy the new movie and may the force be with you!
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    UPDATE: Added 1942 M38 scope as primary option.
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    Nice dude! I'm glad the files helped! Looks like its all coming together I can't wait to see more.
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    Bobby you're killing it! And talk about being behind on projects, you're further along than I am with my own pack!! Darn life getting in the way of our MEPD builds lol. This community rules, and its so fun to see all these sandy's working together and sharing ideas. It's what it's all about.
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    Hi mate, there were actually quite a few sandtroopers with a low brow as you can find in the above thread and picture. Furthermore it is quite likely that the brow has moved during filming, looking sligthly different in each shot as the helmets were bashed around. In the Cantina scene, there's even one sandtrooper outside the cantina, next to the shipwreck who has lost his brow.
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    Hi, I'm new here and I will build the Privat Door Alley Trooper with the backpack 2. I read the other threads and talk to Knopi about the pack. I will go for swat with this guy. so lets start again. the most importing thing for me is the Radio. I search the last days to find better pictures of it and yes I found something. this picture I found on Sandicomms and this was interesting. and here some pics out of the movie it looks like that the faceplate is a little bit curved and the body too. the radio is maybe mount on a black plate (see picture no1) the box on the top right corner, any idea wich box it is ? so and then I talked with Trevor McKenna and I think he build a very cool Radio, and I think it cod be the right one greetings Björn TA/TB/TS/DZ - 82112
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    Here's another photo of the radio I found in the archives Charlie
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    Thanks. Give me a forum kick in the rear if you see me not getting anything done.
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    I'm looking forward to your progress. Good things take time.
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    Hello and welcome, No, you can't. You need the backpack for Level 2 (Police Officer). It is optional only for Basic. Regards bigwam
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    Didn’t follow this thread, i am now! Great skills!
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    It always good to have a fresh pair of eyes; ones with enthusiasm and great motivation. Trevor’s radio look good, and the box part no one knows for certain. From my end, i could see perhaps a hole on it?? Again, not certain. welcome Bjorn i will follow this thread with interest as this will certainly make a good research.
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    Hello Björn and welcome to the sandpit, great to have you here mate! You're off to a good start with all the research you have already done on the pack and kudos for going for SWAT, that's what I call enthusiasm. I really think Trevor's radio looks great and is the right way to go. As far as the box is concerned, it's difficult to say. In some shots it looks like a Brexton box, then again from a different angle, the edges seem rather sharp and not as rounded as on the Brextons. It seems to have some kind of lid as there's a visible lip where it's attached to the tray. Maybe someone else can shed more light on this. Looking forward to seeing your progress on #2. Cheers mate.
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    @giskard8access granted, welcome! Sorry for the delay over the holidays.
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    Well done Chester. Congratulations Brother
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    STL files for my E11 Bapty blaster model have now been published on Thingiverse. The optional cut off magazine is not pictured below, but is available on the Thingiverse page. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4054398/files This is a variant of the E11 blasters used in Star Wars for the filming of the Tatooine scenes in the deserts of Tunisia. For this purpose, the Sterling SMG MK4 (L2A3) was modified (by Bapty &Co.) by removing parts or replacing them with dummy parts. Because this project uses common parts with a stock Sterling, I am only including parts that are unique to the Bapty blaster. The rest will be a bit of a scavenger hunt. Please open the BAPTY.PDF file to inventory the files needed. All parts beginning with "BAPTY" can be found on this (Thingiverse) page under the "Thing Files" tab. For files beginning with "E11ANH3", go here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3989097 For files beginning with "STERLING", go here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4003566
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    Wow Bryan, amazing work there! Well done and thanks for sharing
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    Hello Daniel and welcome. Writing such a list would take quite some time and I personally have gathered all the necessary tools over time, bit by bit, my collection grew larger with every project. I think getting everything at once is rather impossible. Always go for well-known brand, I've made the experience that the proverb is true: buy cheap, buy twice. Watching Ross Walmsley's YouTube armor building tutorials is a good idea too as he always explains which tools you will need for the job. Just take it slow and enjoy the ride, finally you will end up with a large collection of tools and useful gadgets.
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    Amazing work Bryan, thumbs up and thanks for sharing.
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    Hi Mario and welcome to the sand pit. You're definitely right here, so take your time to browse through all the interesting threads here and always feel free to ask questions. As far as helmet, armor assembly and strapping are concerned, check out Ross Walmsley's YouTube tutorials, they are truly useful. Have fun building, I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
  30. 1 point
    Congratulations to @cktrooperfor reaching 50 troops! Keep up the hard work, you did 25 really quickly!
  31. 1 point
    Well done Chester! Your Gold coin will be shipped after the holidays. Cheers
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    Hi Chester, I can completely understand when people alter their armor for added comfort and as long as it isn´t visible too much, everything´s fine. Kudos to you for running a marathon in your armor, that´s a serious challenge. Thank you for making the changes so quickly, good job. So let´s start with the second review: Application Review: Part 2 Name: Chester Peterson 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* 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* nice work with all those improvements, well done. 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 WEAPONS Checked & Cleared Chester, this was your second and final review! I always really appreciate when people are motivated, enthusiastic and keen on joining the deployed troops out there in the dune sea. It was a pleasure working with you. Your gear looks great and you are a worthy addition to the ranks of the MEPD´s finest. 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. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Cheers mate and merry Christmas! Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    UPDATE: Added 5/8" wooden dowel (false barrel) to the parts list on drawing BAPTY.PDF.
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    Hey everyone, before building my own TD, I had a friend request I build and paint his RS TK helmet for him, with free range on how I wanted it to look. So for practice I opted to assemble and paint it as best I could in the Stop That Ship helmet as it has my favorite look and will eventually be what I build my TD into. This was my first time assembling a helmet myself and attempting to replicate a specific TD helmet After I shipped off the helmet to my friend, I realized I forgot to paint the screw heads white... easy fix, but I still felt bad! Thanks for looking.
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    Troop #44. 103019. Legacy Church Fall Festival. Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
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    Got my radio kit and it looks Great, big thanks to Tony[emoji106] I dont have the signage material to make the box so will be using plasticard instead, i am not sure on a few of the measurements, could anyone help fill in the blanks? Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
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    thank you guys, so now here is the final product
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    Hey all, If you're still reading, I appreciate it. I'm hopefully going to put a bunch of noob questions in one post to try and spare you all. I've been reading here and FISD over the weekend, and it's all starting to run together a bit. As I mentioned in the Introduction thread, I'm finally ready to move forward with a TD build, and shooting ultimately for SWAT level...and planning to model it after the Cantina Version Captain. I contacted Rob over at RT-Mod for a suit of armor and helmet, but he's anticipating a mid-2017 delivery for new orders. As I'm larger than the typical UK actor circa 1976, (I'm 6', about 225#, 44 chest and 36-38 waist and a 7-5/8 hat), I'm considering other options while I wait. I've read the post about armor types/makers at FISD, but granted it's a bit confusing for someone just coming in, and I don't know how current that information actually is. In the meantime, I'd like to get ordering some of the other items. I've got a pair of TKBoots on their way already. I've got a PM into trooper1 regarding a pauldron (i'm not able to post/reply in the market place as yet). I've been looking at some of the items trooperbay has listed: Gloves and flexible handguards (Karin isn't making them anymore) Black undersuit Neck seal Are his items good enough for SWAT level? Anything to stay away from? And speaking of SWAT, are the Hyperfirm DL-19's good to go out of the box? That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. Thougts, suggestions, tips, tricks, and assistance greatly appreciated! Thanks for reading this far! Chris
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    To be honest. No one right now makes an accurate neck seal. Hate to bust a bubble. Well except the new EFX prop armor coming out. Why? Because the real neck seals were not cloth, they were leather or pleather. Sewn together with a certain number of ribs. One member on white armor years ago from Europe used to make them, and I purchased one. At that time he asked me to start making them but I had no time. I plan on making them next year though. Just cannot start them until I catch up on Pauldrons, which is not looking good right now. Lol
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    Excellent points Juan! Also, just because we are displaying soldiers we're still civilians under the covers. When troopers start bossing other troopers around based on their costume...well some things can be taken too far
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    Yep! I agree with Paul. Ranks make no sense to me. And I must say lots of things approved by GL and LFL make no sense either... we know better.. LOL!! But why not just refer to them by the color of their pauldron: orange, white, black and no pauldron troopers. Or... Mr. Orange, Mr. White, Mr. Black and Nice Guy Eddie for the no pauldron trooper. Saludos.
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