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    Ok....here it goes. Already showed the added snap and the toned down back plate. Here is the final piece:
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    I kept it on all afternoon even though it was killing me. Lol
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    Now that you put the idea out there, I need a 3PO head!!!
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    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.
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    $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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Honestly I can't wait to set up a checkpoint in my neighborhood on Halloween.
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    It's taken me nearly 9 years, but I have finally started to build my (hopeful) TD armor. Still incredibly intimidated and feeling way in over my head, but I think progress is going well? I'll let more experienced eyes be the judge of that. I cleaned off the accumulated dust, dug into the box and laid everything out to see what I was in for. After taking stock, I dug into the cobwebs of head to remember everything Moncal schooled me on when I picked up the kit about trimming it. It went like this: Look at piece for 20 minutes, run upstairs to the computer and read the forums for an hour, return and trim. Rinse, repeat. went from this: To this: Then I got to work on the arms. Cleaned, sized, and glued all the backing strips. Now I'm to the point of gluing on my first cover strips and I'm hesitant. I originally planned to do the angled "fence slat" corners, but thought it would look odd and inconsistent with not all of the strips ending straight. So I cut them to size and did a slight rounding on the corners. It looks good to me, but I dont want something like this to prevent passing a basic or higher inspection. Thoughts? Again, thank you to everyone for the immense resource and help. Brad
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    Hey Hensel, Crookknight's sending me the Crystal Patrol pack for the CRL with my R1TK for the Jedha Patrol Crystal Duty TK, so I'll get those pics for ya!
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    Picking away at things. I’m upgrading my TK right now for a big troop in a couple weeks, so not much time left for the TD. I got the ears rough trimmed and on for my first of many rounds of seeing where I need to trim. This guy has spaces, so I don’t need to close the gap. Question: is his right ear thinner than his left? All the pics I've seen seems to suggest so, but the angle is hard to figure out. Here are the ears. The tape are reference markers for paint blemishes on the original. The original has a very roughly painted surface. I won’t be replicating every bump of course - just the ones that are seen onscreen or have been pointed out in previous SWAT applications. Of course, SWAT applications are notorious for becoming more strict every application. I did consider painting the helmet HDPE-like green and then painting over with white - but I didn’t want to do that for the whole suit. Plus, I want the whole thing to still look good in person to the general public. I want it to look like how they think they remember the armour looking, if that makes sense. Maybe others will chime in and change my mind about that. I’m trying to test how I’m going to add the paint drips. Just using white paint doesn’t work well - it is a warmer white and just interacts with light differently than ABS. So I’m planning on using ABS paste. Really runny ABS paste as it turns out. Paint is on the right. My first attempts at ABS paste on the bottom. Final test on the left. Should work but the ABS does dimple so... who knows. You can’t tell from the pick, but I was able to fine tune the locations of the blemishes by overlaying pics in photoshop.
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    Hey welcome aboard Mike! Your videos are top notch, I used them to build my TD and my son's TK. Awesome work!
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    Placement looks fine. Remember to glue the center in right below the bottom of that front cover strip.
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    Congrats and welcome to the ranks, Your gold coin will go out on Monday.
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    Great work, Michael. As far as removing weathering, you can use denatured alcohol and a rag so you're not putting scratches in the plastic. It's safe on plastic and stronger than rubbing alcohol. Just use it in a well ventilated area.
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    Just have to put some dirt on them (Fullers), mount the screw, use some filler on some details and touch up a few places. It's getting there!
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    Essentially keeping the straps from sliding along the belt? Am I reading that right?
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    Chest is definitely a snowie. .and the jacket, looks a bit like a welders jacket to me. But this costume in all it's variations definitely needs to become a part of the MEPD!!
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    AT-ST helmet, FO shoulders, shoretrooper biceps and belt.
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    Wonderful job, I hope my deployment goes as well as this.
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    Congrats trooper! Told you it would be an easy pass!
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    Nice work trooper!!! Congratulations
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    If you are, this is bit that confused me about pouches. The way this is written, it conveys that you can go with the standard configuration, OR, you can follow the option of replicating a screen used configuration. The standard configuration calls for a minimum of two pouches: one pouch on the left shoulder and one on the right hip. A third worn on the opposite hip is allowed. Option: If choosing to replicate a screen used configuration of equipment, the number of pouches may be altered. See the MEPD SWAT page for more details. Note: Screen used configurations also include specific color Pauldrons and individual backpacks styles. If we require "one pouch on the left shoulder and one on the right hip" no matter what - then the "Option: if choosing..." point is totally moot - or it is merely there as a guide for picking the third pouch. You could even state that the shoulder pouch should be a MP40 (38) canvas or leather ammo pouch and the belt pouches should be leather - I don't recall there ever being any other kind of pouch on the shoulder. They don't always have the shoulder pouch, but when they do... . As for the pouches (and backpack) I just think that whatever is "good enough" for SWAT should be good enough for Basic and PO. I realize the level of detail is different, but the basic components should be built upon, not taken away IMO. If that makes sense. Don't get me wrong - I'm not trying to find an easy way through this (if anything, I'm possibly making it harder on myself ). I'm just saying that there are people that are not going to build a pack for a pack-less trooper just to pass PO. Therefore there are fewer TDs out there that have pushed their build as far as they could have. Sorry for beating the dead horse.
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    Paintdrips added, going to add a little darker paint or pencil graphite under them to help them stand out a bit more. Especially the side paint runs near the right ear and trap. Next up, ears, then weathering!
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    Armor and pack look great. Please refer to this post in regards of all the photographs required for your PO submission. Additionally, we need a photo of your back without the pack on.
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    I promised to show you a picture of mine, well here it is!
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    But the real question is....Will it Blend?
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    A 360 view of my current pack. This is built to the spec of the thread above but it has the longer antenna whereas the SWCE pack had the shortened variation. I plan on stripping this down and re-stuffing the alice pack to create a more squared off shape. I hope to make it a little lighter in weight in the process. While the pack is dismantled it will give me the opportunity to exchange 2 of the original webbing loops on the bottom, inside corners of the pack with the correct polypropylene webbing.