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  1. 9 points
    We have implemented the following change to the MEPD Forum; Forum Posting 'LIKES' with RANK RIBBONS. Members will now be able to "Like" another member's posting and by doing so, he or she will gain accumulative points in a "Rating System". This rating system on the forum will put a Point Count on the left side of your postings, along with a new Imperial Sandtrooper Rank Ribbon. What does this mean... well, besides earning some more rank and bling for your posting area and profile, you get to see whose postings among your peers is liked the most on our forum. Look for the "Like" button on the right hand side of various forum postings. The Rank Ribbons were custom designed for our forum and have the following rank and point value system; Cadet Rated - (0-24 Likes) - Corporal Rated - (25-49 Likes) - Sergeant Rated - (50-149 Likes) - Lieutenant Rated - (150-299 Likes) - Captain rated - (300-599 Likes) - Sr. Captain Rated - (600-1199 Likes) - Road Captain Rated - (1200-2399 Likes) - Sr. Road Captain Rated - (2400 + Likes) - Stay safe out there and get busy rating your fellow sandtroopers...
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    Congratulations to the following troopers: - @Darth Mout for earning levels 25 and 50 - @hitoman for earning levels 25, 50, and 100. We'll probably need to add more levels on just for you! - @DarthStevius for earning level 25 - @LoveMonkey for earning levels 25 and 50 Keep up the good work troopers. You're pictures have been a blast to look through
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    Finally moving forward with the last thing holding me back from pursuing SWAT, my DTL19 Bapty! I live in an apartment and I don't really have a place I could cut and grind a buttstock out of wood, so I figured I would try to model it. I am not that experienced in modeling but I tried my best! I designed this to fit my other DLT19 blaster files by TDK Props (you can order their files from their Facebook page). Special thanks to @bigwam for the references and measurements If you want to print your own, I am sharing the files with whoever wants them. You can download it here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3482953 One day I do want to make one out of wood, but I am loving how lightweight this is. It is just about 2lbs for the whole blaster, so super convenient for long troops and parades. Its not perfect, but with some TLC with filler primer and Bondo I think I can get this into shape. Its a WIP, I will for sure update along the way!
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    Brothers and Sisters, Both FISD and MEPD have reached consencus about the following: R1 Jedha sandtrooper and the Kyber patrol trooper will be added to our ranks. Both CRL's must be made and will be added to the CRL eventually. But before that can be done both characters must be recognised by the 501st. This doesn't mean that you can't start building one as we do need some excellent pictures for the visual guide part of the CRL, so let's see those WIP threads popping up! A special section will be created for each new character, as is done for the other characters that are part of the FISD. Currently we are also looking in the CRL for the SE TD, so even more exciting news! I understand that this is a significant change for the MEPD, but we do need to keep moving forward and welcoming new members that have exciting new armors or will build one. WELCOME TO THE MEPD R1 Jedha sandtrooper and the Kyber patrol trooper
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    Hey guys, me again with another helmet, this time I took a DA props/shed of glittering delight HDPE helmet and build it to be a "Move along" helmet which has seen quite a lot of action in the sandy dunes of Tatooine. So this is more like a fun side project, not completely on SWAT level. I have just emphasized the typical characteristic elements of this specific helmet, exaggerating the sleepy-eyes-look of this iconic helmet and enlarging the cracks where the original HDPE is showing. Because it looks quite worn-down, I have called it "The Thrasher", a tribute to my favourite Skateboard Mag. I´m even thinking about wearing it while skating once. It will definitely stand the thrashin´it would take, very sturdy helmets, those DA HDPE helmets. So here are some pics (many of them show the helmet next to my self-built RS helmet for reference): And finally dirty: I just love working on HDPE helmets, so much fun... And here´s a pic of me wearing it at the last event I participated in:
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    Received my pouches from Blaster 8266 and did a full suit-up, the helmet isn`t ready but I still put it on
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    Hi people. I am Ross Walmsley (RWA Creations). after the recent finds on my seed trays not being correct in size i have made new bucks today. Here is a pic of my results .... you can find my page on Facebook.. RWA Creations
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    Patrolling around the town...As you do!! Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Easter is coming troops.... A holiday that we as sandtroopers don't especially like as we need to search for eggs. We can't even find 2 pesky droids for crying out loud ...LOL Besides that I'd really like to wish all of you a couple of wonderfull days with the family and loved ones!!
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    If you've just joined the group, please introduce yourself here. If you are a 501st member, apply for 501st access at the link below http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?showtopic=12352
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    Backpack frame is the correct one but if your going for Uber accurate you’ll need red straps, at least for the “Move along” Trooper...
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    Recently I bought a Hyperfirm RT-97C. The details on the blaster I think great, only the paint has not quite promised me. I also wanted to modify some other little things. For the paint job, I took my real MG-15 as a role model. Before: After: I attached a strap to the drum After painting, I thought the single point scope had to be reworked as well. But what to use for the neon stick ...? My daughter had the idea. Now, it looks so much better than before ....
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    Hello! I know the crl is in development, but I wanted to share some pictures to see if anyone has any advice on how my armor looks and is strapped. I've never done a 501st costume of put anything before the GMLs for approval before so any help would be appreciated! I already know there are a couple of adjustments like bringing up the pack and fastening my shoulder bells down. Also forgot a hand plate on the one without the pack. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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    It is my goal to have every single MEPD patrol patch (well one from each patrol, I am not tracking down all the Red Rain patches lol) So far this is where I am at. Who has other patches I can trade?! Let me seee! I have a few more Twin Suns available to trade, also we are ordering a second anniversary patch soon. Post your Sandy patch collection just for kicks. I would love to see what else is out there.
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    So, here it is: the North Star MT-1809. The North Star is the Counterpart to the Sonix V75. Everything is identical, electronic components, patent number, mass .. everything. I will write a comparison in the next days. M4vrick allows me to do it with the pictures of his sonix. You will be surprised. But this is the thread for the North Star. The Radio is in a absolute new condition. No scratches, the cut edges of the leather are still bright. And most important: it works! You can use a 9V Battery and let´s go!
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    Got this beauty in the mail yesterday. And this! Being a TD is awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    TD2190 is a Legion member approved by the UKG, but he has not requested 501st access or Sandtrooper access yet. Just to clear that up. He is perfectly eligible to apply for PO (granted he places his 501st forum access soon). All the DOs are asking for is updated photos of certain pieces of the armor. Once he does that and re-opens his application the approval process can proceed. Its all in his court right now!
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    He missed the announcement about putting all your folding trays in the upright position....lol
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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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    I don't think my family would like it if we immigrated..but i'd love to come over and visit you guys in the future and have some cold ones!
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    No problem. Believe me. We would love to give you guys everything you ask for but unfortunately, we just have to settle for most of it.
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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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    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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    53. Heart for Life - Charity, Senden, 12.03.19
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    Date: SEPT 26, 2019 What: Memorial Service for a young Star Wars Fan Location: Brooklife Church, Mukwonago, WI Serving as honor guard for Kaden's memorial service. Due to the nature of the event, no pictures. Bucket's off Troop #77
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    Yes, you need both for pack #3. The upper tray with 3 and the lower tray with 5 ribs:
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    Troop #12 - Summer Reading Event - Manchester Library, Manchester, CT - August 17, 2019. An annual event for the town kids....Star Wars themed parade, photo shoot, face painting.
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    7. Summer Reading Event - Cold Spring Harbor Library, 8/15/19
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    Below is where I am at on the pack. The top left piece is ready to be molded. The bottom left piece has already been molded and what you see is the vacuum formed piece. The top piece is going to be slightly redone. The top right tube is a found part (thermos). We are currently working on molding the base. Next piece we are working on is the bottle piece between the thermos and the upper left box. Going for 100% accuracy on this pack.
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    Congratulations to @Bobby Boucher for completing 25 troops! Hope to see you hit your goal by the end of the year.
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    We should really update this. Pandatrooper really paved the way and made it organized but we have troopers who are SWAT that can be great models for these configurations.
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    Been in Italy hopefully a full kit up this weekend pain when you live alone Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
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    .....and the CRL has been send to the LMO's for reviewing. Stay tuned Mimban troopers of the MEPD!!
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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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    Troop #12 Music of John Williams with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 12/23/17
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    Members of the MEPD, thank you for allowing me to be one of your armorers. I joined the 501st back in 2015 and after initially debating between a clean TK and the dirty TD, I just couldn't stay away from the sandbox. Shortly after completing my kit, I completed my scratch-made pack and joined the ranks of the deployed troopers. You could say that I have a bug for building scratch-made props now. Since obtaining my deployed status, I have completed a home-made T-21, RT-97c, and most recently the DLT-19 (huge thanks to Pandatrooper and HappyTrooper for the templates). While they might not be the most tip-top accurate as I wanted them to be durable trooping blasters, I've put a little bit of myself into each blaster and I love each one. When I joined my Garrison, I was one of 3 active Sandtroopers. Since then that number has climbed to 8 with the last having been approved a week ago. I won't take all the credit but I like to think I helped each one not only choose the TD over the clean white TKs but I am always assisting others get their kits completed and answering questions. I make it a point to talk to all of our potential members who want to go TK and try to convince them to come get dirty in the sandbox. Please let me know if you have questions, I’m happy and willing to help.
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    Wow the trooper on the right is a bit tall for a trooper , no
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    The MEPD TD 3677 On Patrol
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    One more thing....I also feel the pack should be required at all levels.
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    13. Fanmovie "Tydirium", Munich - 20.05.2017
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    Welcome troopers to the May newsletter for the Mos Eisley Police Department! Apologies for the late posting of this months article. We will be back on schedule again in June! What a month it has been! In April we had Celebration Orlando, and this month we just celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars and the 40th of the Sandtrooper. It has been a great 40 years and we look forward to many more celebrating these films and characters. In this issue: - Hear from our Detachment Leader - A recap of Celebration Orlando - Congratulate our Trooper of the month. - Welcome our newest SWAT member. - henselmonster • TD-11787 What a month we’ve had or at least some of us. Celebration Orlando was being held and I can tell you a lot about it, oh wait l wasn’t there….But some of us who attended it will talk about it in this special Celebration edition! During the last month we’ve been trying to get the female patrol/ squad set up but it appeared to be harder than I expected. Especially finding the right the name for our ladies. But it’s still on my to do list and I’m hoping to get this up and running very soon now…and the ladies are in the lead on this one. So ladies…where ya’ll at!!! One other thing that I’ve noticed is that the traffic on the forum is increasing and that members who weren’t that active have found their way back and that makes me proud, so welcome back everyone! And what about those new MEPD name tags that were designed by Henselmonster…another great example of excellent MEPD swag! Thanks for creating these and making them available for us Henselmonster! If you have been inspired by his work please do contact him If you have any ideas for MEPD merchandise. Backpacks, backpacks, backpacks…have I mentioned backpacks earlier? Exciting new findings have been made, some still have to be confirmed, so we can finally build the pack with the correct parts. Strange isn’t it, that we’re still trying to figure out all it’s components after 40 years..but that’s exactly what makes being a sandtrooper so exciting. Accuracy geeks for the win! What also made me proud to is that we have started with incorporating the MEPD trooper of the month in our newsletter. So if you have any suggestions or if you want to nominate a trooper for MEPD trooper of the month please send a pm to the members of the Intelligence Office. That’s it for now and if you have any questions don’t be shy and shoot me a pm! Last but not least, a big thank you to all of you troops that represented the MEPD in Orlando!! -Dutchy So Celebration 2017 has come and gone. We have the memories. We have the pictures. We have the swag. By now, you’re either fondly remembering your time there or you’ve looked through the pics and heard the stories and know a little about what you’ve missed. That being said, I think it’s fitting, being that we are here at the MEPD, to take a look it this from the Sandtrooper’s perspective. There was a lot of Tatooine at this year’s celebration. It was very nice to catch up with all the MEPD folks as I walked around the show. It was also nice to see so much focus on the “Land of Sand.” One of the very first things that caught me eye was the artwork of Drew Baker. He had a very amazing display that was heavy with Sandtrooper visuals. He had an amazing painting with a kid saluting a TD, but the thing that caught my eye was a piece from Celebration Europe, very timely to the MEPD. It was a print of female sandtroopers taking off their helmets in a break from battle entitled “Shade.” Beautiful and powerful work. The next Sandtrooper friendly piece of awesomeness at Celebration was that Regal Robot Dewback sofa. I true work of art. I will need to save my lunch money (for about 6 years) to get one of these, but WOW! It was an amazing piece of artwork for the casual Sandtrooper Walking around the con, there is plenty to see in regard to Tatooine movie quality props and scenery. The land speeder was awesome. Some of the troopers even posed for a smaller group photo with the speeder. The 501st room offered up a nifty Tatooine village display complete with Sandtroopers and a Dewback (Okay, maybe not the gray pauldrons though). There was Jabba’s Palace, packed with Scum and Villiany to question and arrest. And Speaking of Scum and Villiany, that Bash!! It was all decked out with Tatooine and Cantina props and scenery. Balloon Jawas, Tuskens, Dewbacks, Banthas and Sandys were all life-sized. Cantina Twi’lek dancers and performers were entertaining the crowd. Some of us even had to work. Both I and TD-91197 had to patrol the Lars homestead crime scene and keep all the evidence from being destroyed. The burning bodies were still there and folks were just stomping by waiting for Weird Al to perform. Oh yes, by the way, Weird Al was awesome! We had a great turn-out for the MEPD group photo. It was nice to collect Team Dirty in one place and put real faces to the names and pictures we find here and on social media. Sure at times the lines and crowds made it tough, but meeting and spending time with your friends from across the world is what it’s all about. To me, the 45 minutes I stood with me fellow TD’s for the photos made the whole event worth the time and energy. - Punisha April's Trooper of the Month is being awarded to Andy/Smudger/TD-19630. Andy's first troop with the U.A.E. Outpost defines what the legion is all about! Charity, goodwill, and setting the tone of "bad guys doing good". Bringing smiles to children's faces makes every late night getting our armor to spec well worth it. Great work, Andy! - Airborne Trooper • TD-82573 Congratulations to our newest SWAT Officer: spOOL68! Achieving SWAT is one of the hardest levels in the entire 501st. It takes incredible attention to detail, patience and persistence. Roger did a great job throughout the past few months completing this level making him one of the very few who have been able to reach this goal. We welcome him to the SWAT ranks and congratulate him on a job well done! - henselmonster • TD-11787
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    You 3 look like you're about to drop the sickest mix tape ever.
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    I forgot the front of the right shoulder. Small weathering detail, but i like it. So here it is
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