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    What secret? The colour? Today i had the first fitting. Everything fits perfectly. Biceps, forearms are only fixed with tape, now I'll stick the rubber on. Then shorten the belt and the shims. Then I'll think about the helmet.
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    I would like to start a WIP about the build of my new Sandtrooper. Why a new one? Well, the old one is getting on in years and after almost 60 uses the first signs of fatigue are showing. I have chosen the "Roadblock Private" as a model. I have almost finished the backpack: Like my first armor, I wanted one from Troopermaster again. I was very satisfied with the quality. In the meantime Paul has revised his forms and I now have the replacement armor. You can see a few differences. He has based himself even more closely on the original. I will gradually show the differences in the construction. The armor is now trimmed: Now it's time to adjust. I'll start with the forearms. Here is the comparison to the old ones:
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    The MEPD Command Staff is pleased to announce that we have a new Merchandise Officer (MBO). Anthony Paladino ( Redforce) TD-10666 comes to us with a lot of merchandise experience. Welcome to the team Trooper!
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    TD-10401 Requesting Deployment Name: Christine Lee 501st TD ID with a link to 501st profile: TD-10401 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=23755 MEPD forum name: Cricket Garrison: Georgia Garrison Armor and Helmet: RS Props Stunt. -Helmet off photo. -One full armor, helmet on, front photo. -One full armor, helmet on, right side photo. -One full armor, helmet on, left side photo. Showing the pouches mounted on sides if you have them and the gap closed. -One full armor, helmet on, back photo. Please note that additional weathering was applied to backpack. See detail backpack pics below. -One full armor, helmet on, back photo without backpack. -Canvas or elastic shoulder straps detail photo. -Canvas belt detail photo with pouches. -Abs details close up photo. Showing the 3 buttons an TD abdominal plate. Neck seal: Geeky Pink Pauldron: Trooper1 -Detail photos of the rubber gloves and latex handguards - Detail photos of all snaps, screws and buttons on the armor. Bucket: -A close up photo clearly showing the flat green lenses. Please note that the frown mesh has been removed! I forgot to take it off when taking initial photos. And I know that my brow is on the low side. I prefer a lower brow. -Detail photo showing no stripes on all grey traps and tears. -Detail photo of hovi-mix mic tips (or replica) mounted on helmet. -Detail photos of blue tube stripes. Backpack: Self-build from assorted vintage, found, and 3D printed parts. - Detail photos from all sides, separately. Weapon: Praetorian DLT-19. -At least one picture showing the whole weapon. -Detail pictures of mods required for the specific weapons. Finally: -One (or several) full body action (or attitude poses) good quality picture. And these last few just for fun. This is me and my son. He's trying out the kit I 3D printed for him for the first time, so this was an awesome outing for both of us. Please let me know if you need additional photos! Thank you for your time and consideration to the MEPD Police Officer Program. -- Cricket TD-10401
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    We have a Merch officer candidate with a lot of experience. I will be making a follow-up announcement this week
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    October 31, 2020 - Greenbrier Farms, Columbus, OH, USA.
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    Thank you soooo much!!! This approval seemed more challenging to me than when I applied for Centurion over at the FISD. I'm so excited to have finally accomplished this and thrilled to join you all in the sandpits!
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    Hi Christine, welcome and thanks for your interest in becoming a deployed Police Officer of the MEPD. You have done an overall amazing job: -very tidy application – thanks for that -great quality build, both, armor and backpack. I assume the fitting wasn´t easy, we also have a lady in our squad and I know how much time and effort has gone into making her armor fit. Your gear suits you very well, it looks really cool and – what is most important - you look really happy. -the backpack is gorgeous too, kudos to you for building it yourself. -your sons armor is awesome! And you have 3D printed, built and painted all of that yourself? You´ve got some serious skills and my greatest respect,great paintjob too. I really like those pics, thanks for sharing. At first glance everything looks good and I really dig your weathering but let´s get into those details with the review. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Christine Lee Legion ID: TD-10401 Forum Name: Cricket Garrison: Georgia 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* It seems people already know me and my preference for the higher brow. However, I am getting used to seeing the lower brows and have to admit that I actually have grown more fond of it. One thing to mention though: did you paint the helmet or did the guys and gals at RS do that? Here´s the reason why I am asking: you have clearly used a stencil which is absolutely okay but the direction of the brush strokes is wrong, it should be painted vertically. But do not worry, this isn´t going to hinder your approval. 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 armor, great job in making it fit. RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: see comments b. weathering: check *additional comments* Your pack looks great with all those original vintage parts. I really dig it that you even took the time and made the effort of adding the red support straps, good eye for the details. There are some things to address though: 1 the mortar tube detail is too long, you will have to trim it a little further to match screen references as no pack had such a long detail. 2 The grey bottles have the right colour but they are way too shiny (while the this isn´t as obvious with the seedtrays, which is quite interesting). Also they are too thin which makes them look too long as well, so please get some new bottles which are larger in diameter (this will make it look much more screen accurate, trust me) and give them a final satin matte clear coat. RESULT ON BACKPACK PENDING Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* Nice DLT, great details. Is that a Hyperfirm or an RS? Still…I always encourage people to go “full Bapty”… and there is a Bapty variant of the DLT-19 too…would also be much more in line with those red back support straps. RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Christine, this was your first review! There´s not much to do, those small changes will be a walk in the park, especially knowing that you´ve built that pack yourself, so you know how it comes apart and goes back together again. I expect to hear from you soon, keep up the great work. Cheers Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    Congrats on landing this position bro!
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    There are no more reference pics of this helmet, at least none that I know of, I am sorry. But these should actually work fine.
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    Work for this day is done. Yesterday I removed all returnedges of the forearms (inner elbow curve and wrist), cut the forearms a bit and glued them together. Today I cut the coverstripes according to Paul's pictures. Thighs are also cropped and dry. Yes, my coverstripes are 15 mm on the biceps and forearms. Thighs are 20 mm. I had to do 24 mm on the lower legs because of my calves. I already had it with my old armor, you don't notice (the big boy in the front): And here my daily work:
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    This is the way! The less precise you are when building the armour, especially when cutting the joining strips and finishing them, the more accurate your armour will look. I know it's hard for some people but in order to look like the troopers on screen, you have to build your armour the same way. You can still take great care and pay attention to what you are doing, but focus more on authenticity rather than ideally, and the end results will be much better in my opinion. Another thing that most people focus on too much (and I think you have too) is sticking to the 15mm width on the strips on the arms and 20mm on the legs. It's common for the strips on the arms to be 20mm and the legs 25mm, and these sizes look better when you are a bigger guy. Look at the strips on this guy. They look to be 18-20mm wide on both the biceps and forearms.
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    Welcome Anthony, and congratulations
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    @Larsb access granted, welcome Trooper!!
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    Thanks Paul, I know about the return edge. I leave a really small piece because of the stability. It is not really a return edge, only half an milimeter. But i can cut it away.
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    Today, i work on the forearms and Biceps. Before I cut the coverstripes wrong again, I put paul's picture next to it. I still remember that when I made the first armor I cut without thinking and then I was missing material ...
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    Welcome Anthony, your a busy guy these days.
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    excellent news, congratulations Joe
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    Great news and welcome to PO Björn
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    Congrats and belated welcome to the PO crew Brian
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    Great News, welcome Anthony
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    For PO - Level 2 - you need a backpack. The normal sandtrooper wears a Backpack. If you will emulate a certain Trooper without Backpack, this is only for Level 3. But for PO - Level 2 - you need a Backpack, like the standard Sandtrooper in the Movie.
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    Welcome and a good start brother! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Love it!! Thanks for stepping up, friend!
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    Well done Arne [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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    Congratulations Christine! Gesendet von iPhone mit Tapatalk
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    Hi Christine, welcome back. You completed those adjustments very quickly and did a great job. Your pack looks even better now than it did before, don´t you think as well? So here comes you new review: Application Review: Part 2 Name: Christine Lee Legion ID: TD-10401 Forum Name: Cricket Garrison: Georgia 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* Great-looking pack! RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Christine, 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. Be proud of yourself, you have truly earned it! 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! Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
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    That's looking great now, you are good to start painting.
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    Okay, feedback on these bottles, please. The top bottle is sitting a little lower than it will be attached (it's just dry fit on there). My gut is saying that the top bottle could be shortened even more, though. The bottom bottle is fit how it will be attached after painting. Would like to make sure they look right before painting tomorrow. Thanks!
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    "I just realized that I didn't make myself clear about what I meant with the brush stroke direction, I meant the tube stripes as these were also freehanded on the original helmets but it's completely okay to use a stencil. " Ah, I think I get you now. I actually sponged my tube stripes on with stencils, so there are no brush strokes to speak of on those tube stripes. haha... Either way, no biggie, just thought you'd like to see how I applied mine. "It's okay if you just post some new pics of your improved pack. No need to put on all your gear again... unless you would like to do that. " Roger that! I don't know when I'll be able to wrangle my hubby to take full armor shots of me again, so it'll just be the backpack. Thanks for the info about the bottles. I dug up an old bottle of shampoo and would like to know if it should be larger or if it's good for the upper bottle. Diameter of the white shampoo bottle is 8.2cm. I've got a slightly larger bottle arriving today that should work for the lower bottle (yay, Amazon one-day delivery!). The slightly larger bottles have a diameter of 9.1cm. For comparison, diameter of the gray bottles that were previously on my pack are 7.4cm (widest part). Any feedback on the new bottle sizes would be much appreciated! And about the thermal detonator plate... it was completely stuck on the tube. No matter how gently I tried to remove it, I ended up destroying it while trying to pry it off- even though it was stuck on with e6000! Ah well. At least my removal efforts were rewarded with some bonus 'weathering' to the top end cap! I reprinted a shorter one last night, and will be painting it once the rain clears out tomorrow. Does this one look better? Would be good to get feedback on this as well before I go about finishing the piece. Thanks!
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    Have a look at this thread, here you can find the diameter of the lower bottle I have used. The upper bottle is slightly smaller in diameter.
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    hi and thank you for the review. the "Duct tape" is not due tape, it is the belt from the frame. see here okay, I need to order a new cap for the tube and I will make the changes. thank you
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    Impressive so far! Just a few corrections which should be easy!
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    @4RunnerAccess granted, welcome Peter.
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    2. Arrest 40th Anniversary Party 3. Arrest Namsan Troop 5.-7. Arrest 1st Comic Con Seoul 8. Arrest Gwanghwamun Charity Walk 9. Arrest DMZ North/South Korea 11. Arrest SF Festival 13. Arrest TLJ Premiere 14. Arrest TLJ Fan Screening 15. Arrest TLJ Fan Screening 16. Arrest X-Mas Santa Troop 17. Arrest Jedi at Exchange 18. Arrest TLJ Fan Screening 21. Arrest Pyeongchang Paralympics 22. Arrest Cherry Blossom Walk 24. Arrest Busan Shortfilm Festival 25.Arrest Star Wars Day 27. Arrest Summer party in the Hospice for children 'Sonnenhof' 28. Arrest Airport Festival Gatow, Berlin 29. Arrest Comic Con Berlin This are some pics from offical troops with Korean Outpost and the German Garrison/Eastern Squad "Echo Nova" The following 3 Pics were no offivial troops, more supporting, private one but my favorites (and to entertain you a little bit.) 1. October 2016 DMZ Camp Bonifas to support the U.S. and Korean soldiers in their hard service on the border with North Korea. 2. Sept 2017 Visiting a big Star Wars Fan US Soldier in the deep South of South Korea in Daegu, meeting also the earthly counterpart to the sand trooper :-) 3. Sept 2017 Visit traditional Village in Daegu To be continued
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    Hey my fellow dirty dudes, hope you are all well, I am not starting this as a real tour of duty as I am somehow not really interested in earning a roughneck award, just using it to show some pics. Just love the following two pics from our last photoshoot: Now you may move along.
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    58. Fotoshooting with my brothers and sister from the Rancor Hunters. 26.09.2020
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    72. Blood donation, Tarragona 26/09/2020
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    71. Blood donation, Vilassar de Mar, 02/08/2020
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    70. Blood donation, Tarragona, 04/07/2020
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    2. 07/18/2020 - ROTJ at 9 Mile Garden
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    57. After a Corona Break, finally a troop again. Wedding in Günzburg. 19.06.2020
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    Under construction In this thread you will soon be able to post information about the individual backpacks. Original pictures, worth knowing, found parts and so on. It should help you build backpacks that are as accurate as possible.
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