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  1. 3 points
    Ok....here it goes. Already showed the added snap and the toned down back plate. Here is the final piece:
  2. 3 points
    Thankyou =) and thank you for opening the thread back up. Moving Along................ Pun absolutely intended and my inner nerd has just found myself hilarious! I do (Thanks to Ross from RWA) already have another shoulder bell! The extended strap and additional snap on the unbranded bell was for the purpose of wearing it lower as the Move Along trooper does, but still attached under the fix any prop with tape, tape.
  3. 3 points
    First of all, Good to see that you are applying for PO Rick! Your armor is as I would expect from a UKG trooper! And I apologise for the discussion in your topic. The following is my one and only reaction on the decal issue and I won't appreciate or accept any further reactions being made here! I am familiar with the UKG and it's traditions. But this immediately says it, it's an UKG tradition and not one of the MEPD. We, the MEPD, are the most accurate bunch of freaks within the 501st since day 1. Our standards are high, some might even find them ridiculous. When people criticize these standards they should choose for another costume and not the sandtrooper. This might sound eletist but we only strive for accuracy and the reward in the end is that you'll get acknowledged for your hard work in the end by the community and will be the proud owner of Police officer status or SWAT Officer status. Let's keep it constructive and try to find an easy solution. To all, please refrain from harsh or inappropiate language or flaming and respect the trooper that is applying for PO in his own thread. When you do want to discuss about this subject create a topic so we all can chime in there. Good luck with getting approved Rick, you can do it!
  4. 3 points
    Ok Boys, Fact is - PO is an upgrade. A level higher than basic and closer to the original. That means, closer to the role model, closer to the film. So, show me one of the Sandtroopers in the film with a sticker on the shoulder bell. PO means: Closer to the original. As good as possible. Therefore, there are two options for a level upgrade and getting the PO-Status: - remove the decal from the shoulder bell - change the shoulder bell These are standards that apply to everyone: No stickers on the Armor for PO. And Lee, It has nothing to do with taking the fun out of the thing. It's nice to honor your founder with this stiker, but rules are rules. And rules are only rules if they are the same for everyone. Yes - you are right. But as accurate as it gets. Thanks.
  5. 2 points
    She looks great! And can I just add WOOOHOOO for another working stiff in the ranks! I always love to see another black pauldron trooper hitting the mean streets of Mos Eisley.
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    I kitted up for the public for the first time yesterday. Went to Iron City Cosplay. Met a handful of the local garrison there too. HOLY SMOKES are my muscles sore! The outside of my thighs are sore like when you go horseback riding. My shoulders are sore from the field pack. By the end of 4 hours my back was hurting from carrying the pack around. I also have 2 minor pinch areas on my shoulders right where my arm meets my torso. It was a lot of fun though! I rolled out of bed sore as heck today though. I'm getting old and stuff.
  8. 2 points
    I had to build my 3 button plate to. I used domed head car interior trim clips. When I built my Tie kit I needed to use 2 of them in the trident area and so I had 4 left. Cut the backs off and glue them to some styrene sheet, a bit of paint and all good
  9. 2 points
    I kept it on all afternoon even though it was killing me. Lol
  10. 2 points
    Now that you put the idea out there, I need a 3PO head!!!
  11. 2 points
    I would go as far saying a 3/4 sized shield should be made or whatever to fit the hat without going down to the brim.
  12. 2 points
    $82 is for 2 of them...if you can find someone else that needs one you can split the damage.... I am using my second for a "Solo" variant that the Mimban Stormtroopers seem to have. I also have an extra Norwegian grenade case that makes an excellent libation holder.
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    Yeah, quite a few of us have the boonie hats, somehow as a tribute to the Tunisian actors (the one with the cigarette in his mouth mentioned before). It´s comfy and you can just roll it up and put it in one of the pouches or store it somewhere. We all have the shield patch on it and our rank bar (the black one ), and some of us have added different accesories to the hats, I have added two Bapty mags: Thomas has added his number: and Martin has added a torn Cantina Band ticket (just love the idea ) but I can´t find a picture of his hat at the moment.
  14. 2 points
    Shins sanded, bottom trimmed, inner cover strip in place Ab and the butt/kidney trimmed and sanded I have not cut the butt/kidney plate. It is stillone piece at the moment, it may stay that way. Chest and back trimmed and sanded. I am hoping to have the thighs done by monday as well so we can start fitting the core and legs. I am off to look at the 3 buttons that fo on the ab. I cut And sanded them down the same way I did my 4 button plate for my TK armor.
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    I must admit personally I am more excited for the back pack than the trooper. As you can imagine Ireachy and Myself have spent a lot of time taking to pieces the R1 Crystal pack and are very much looking forward to doing the same to this new variant. Already we have noticed something "odd" about the pack so are really looking forward to getting our teeth into it.
  16. 2 points
    Lads n Gentleman the tour goes on. Had a good start, in January I received my PO Status we had a troop in January the 20. to hand over cups to honor the winners of a national shooting federation. At February the 10. It was my birthday and I have trooped inofficial with a smally on his own birthday party. Februar 15. Trooped for a cancer research center, Splitted our troops for two locations. My group was at a Mall and we collected some money for the research center and give some roses to the visitors. And my little friend Jamie comes over on his sadly daily tour to the cancer hospital The next one was not realy a troop but for me it was a big happening. I had build a TK Armour for jamies dad, because he becomes more n more family with a few of us and he want to troop with us OK here we go again 17.03. Me and a brother from another mother were invited from our Rebel Legion friends to visit a open day of a big international school in my hometown. A day later at the 18.03 we trooped at 3 degrees below zero for 4 hours. 31.03 starwars in concert, a big Orchester tours through Germany and plays the whole film music live while the visitors looks episode 4. What a blast! We were a group of 20 troopers. Hausi, bigwam, Martin and me in action Last but not least I trooped at a small nerd store. We had a good photographer with us(Mr.Walter Mier) Me n the wife in civil Thank you for watching
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    Thank you sir. He is a TK, she wants to be a sandy. Ì'll help as much as I can. Troopers helping troopers, and they are good people.
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    Hey Scott, here we go again with the second round of your review, so let´s get this done! Application Review: Part 2 Name: Scott Duncan Legion ID: TD-92698 Forum Name: Plainsrunner Garrison: Alabama 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 job with the improvements, well done... and quick! RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* I don´t really understand why you didn´t dare to cut down the RS canteen but the new one looks great. RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* As I said before, your E-11 is good to go... but I´m still waiting for some pics of the wire around those T-tracks! Hope you are able to find something suitable RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Scott, this was your second review, I like your enthusiasm and your attitude to get things done... and it was worth it, congrats mate! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. 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. Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    Just an FYI. If you screw up your ears on an RS helmet and order new ones. They give you free training wheels. Thanks RS! Lol!
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    Hello Rick, let´s go for the first (and maybe the last?) review: Name: Rick Smith Legion ID: 23272 Forum Name: TD23272 Garrison: UK 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 Result on helmet: Checked and Cleared! Armor details a. Elastic straps shoulders: check b. Neck seal: check c. Black undersuit: check d. Shoulder bells: check (thanks for change the bell) 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 and Cleared! Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked and cleared! Weapon a. details: Check b. weathering: check RESULT ON WEAPONS Checked and Cleared! Rick, this was you’re your 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! It is hard work, but it is worth! 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
  22. 2 points
    Lee, not all of us are familiar with UKG traditions. We just enforce the same rules we always have. POs applications in the past have also asked the sticker to not be present, if that requires a second shoulder bell to swap out then thats unfortunately what it takes. PO is not required to be a member of the MEPD. However, we encourage everyone to have their costumes held to a higher standard, MEPD has traditionally been the accuracy nerd group. This may discourage people from going for higher levels, but we hope that there is some satisfaction in obtaining that level. Like I said in my previous post, the armor is top notch, the pack is great. The approval process will begin soon, all of these are suggestions from members to help. I understand the frustration in that certain garrison traditions don't mesh with rules of the legion and detachment. The command staff will discuss.
  23. 2 points
    Yes me. Never though I would one day pay so much for a toilet syphon, but after getting scammed paying 30 euros for one and never receiving it....... Got tired of looking everywhere on the internet, all the Uk supplier seems to be out.
  24. 2 points
    Thank you very much guys, I appreciate the time you took to look over my submission & the impute you gave as well. I will also be doing the other "suggested" fixes as well. Here is my "Action/attitude" photo for my Deployment picture.
  25. 2 points
    Honestly I can't wait to set up a checkpoint in my neighborhood on Halloween.
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  27. 1 point
    Couple more photos. Keen eyes will notice my shoulder pouch slipping down in the second one. That's another costume glitch I'm working on now.
  28. 1 point
    Official Troop #1. Our Garrison was contacted by the 42nd OSS at Maxwell Airforce Base in Montgomery Alabama. We were asked to help them out with a video they are producing, and several of us answered the call of duty. I learned several things on this troop: 1. My belt is too small. It was too small when they sent it to me because I've lost a couple pounds since. One of our handlers fixed it with a velcro shim so that it would stay on. I've either got to get another belt, continue to use the shim, or lose some more weight. 2. The right side release buckle on my field pack is bad and won't hold. My pack started coming off after filming several scenes. In two of the three photos below you will notice I don't have my pack on. I had to ditch it the rest of the day since it wouldn't stay on. I've ordered black aluminum replacements. THOSE should stay on. 3. I really need to find the magic mix for my helmet. I still don't have any amount of articulation with the helmet. It essentially just sits on me without me being able to turn it at all. Would a band like the kind that are in hardhats work?
  29. 1 point
    Short answer: practice. I used a small brush, dipped it in the ABS paste, and carefully brought it to the exact spot I wanted. As the “paint” transfers to the helmet, I dragged the paint brush upwards when it starts to look like the drip is getting too large. The ABS paint sets very quick, so if it looked like it might start to run, I just gently blew on it and tilt the helmet back. The paint forms a skin very quickly so you can use that to keep things in place. Oh, and luck. I actually had no intention of doing this when I did but I was testing the consistency of the ABS paste and it was working on a piece of scrap, so I went for it.
  30. 1 point
    Don't have any pictures at hand right now but i did the same as i did with my armor... In my case i used Fullers Earth in light brown and a little bit of darker brown plus grey and hairspray... In case your trooping with it don't handle it too carefully, this will add some natural wear and tear... Btw. I'm more a collector than a trooping member and i have my armor and backpack on a mannequin forsome years now, the natural dust from all those years makes it look even better... It's the only mannquin i don't need to clean from time to time... that's one more reason to love TD's, huh?
  31. 1 point
    Amazing attention to detail, that's what we need here at the MEPD, great work mate I'll be watching this build with anticipation. One thing about the ears though, they fit nice and snug now as it seems but bigger gaps would be screenaccurate.
  32. 1 point
    These 2 images from the trading cards seem to show a black shoulder strap on the right and a camouflage on the left. The r1 hook greeblie is present and the frame looks to be the Swedish M75 again. Also can possibly see a little alice pack poking out the back but unsure. Weather shroud on top appears to have the same webbing and cam buckles as before. I have all the correct parts of the R1 pack sitting here ready to go so I am very interested to see if the rear of the pack is the same as R1 or whether it has been tweaked or changed. Looking forward to more pictures. In the second picture the trooper has the poncho on and the weather shroud is still attached to pack so bang goes my theory on the them being the same thing.
  33. 1 point
    Thought you looked familiar! Easy fixes!
  34. 1 point
    Thats right with the french pouch, but for PO it is ok. There are no specific rules that these pouches are not allowed. Some other PO´s also use this pouches. They are similar to the spanish pouches, which where used in the film.
  35. 1 point
    Best of luck, can’t remember how many times I watched your youtube videos before my first build but it was alot
  36. 1 point
    You were so close to greatness Either way, nice touch!
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  38. 1 point
    Love my RS kit! Excited to watch your build!
  39. 1 point
    Thanks for the pointers! Such a wealth of information was lost with Photobucket. It's a bummer their greed ruined so much creative sharing
  40. 1 point
    Hello Jason! Welcome to the MEPD and with a TM at hand you're on the right track! Good luck with your build and creating a WIP thread never hurts
  41. 1 point
    Congrats and welcome to the club!
  42. 1 point
    Well at this point I think the only parts I’m still using from when I started this thread are the mushroom caps, Tupperware lid, and the frame lol! Looks like I can build two packs now! New pack parts “Old” pack parts
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    I dunno. I don't wanna be like those other guys. We are dirty and hanging out in a desert. We aren't on squeaky clean military installation/moon. How about a hat worn by military stationed in a desert? Like maybe a German DAK Afrika Corps cap. Or a Afrika Corps Forage cap? Or maybe even the original "boonie" - Russian military Panama hat. Or why not a bucket hat. As a nod to "Bucket hat guy with the cig hangin outta his mouth"
  45. 1 point
    Hi! So far I was using pauldron with shape presented on photo "Option 1". But then a friend of mine asked me to sew gunner's pauldron for him. I did so and out of pure curiosity I tried it on my sandtrooper. It fits and I'm not sure but it seems it's more screen accurate. What's your opinion on this matter? Option 1: Option 2 (gunner's pauldron):
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    Great pics mate. well done
  48. 1 point
    He's taking it to the next level, hyper realistic, having survived the sandstorm, sand on the outside, fogged up on the inside, zero visibility... just make sure you don't trip over some younglings on the first troop
  49. 1 point
    Yep, I totally have the dad bod plus I enjoy beer too much haha.
  50. 1 point
    I know I already posted it, but damn thats a nice radio. Its staring at me until I finally get some time to work on this pack!