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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
  3. 4 points
    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
  4. 4 points
    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
  7. 4 points
    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
  8. 4 points
    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!!
  10. 3 points
    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
  11. 3 points
    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 ....
  12. 3 points
    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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    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!
  15. 3 points
    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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    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.
  20. 3 points
    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.
  22. 2 points
    Heroes Comic Con in Stockholm Sep-15th [charity raised: 2839USD to the childrens cancer fund] First arrest was a BIG one Was patroling the Capital when we spotted the Wookie Chewbacca…..we immediately took action and secured the area, he promised not to use his weapon so we let him keep it. That`s my son to the right, he insists on staying on the Death star most of the times…. Rest of the Patrol was mostly to stay on post keeping the Citizens on a thight leash...eeeh..I mean happy and safe celebrating the Empire. Got som more pics from the CO - can`t have enough pics right
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    53. Heart for Life - Charity, Senden, 12.03.19
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    There is an another thread on the SE research that I used as basis for my research and I also used the one on the whitearmor.net. Here is what I have found and I hope this further helps to complete the CRL and possible PO and SWAT reference builds. Starting from left to right: Trooper 1: wearing RotJ TK boots, missing ammo pouch from belt, no rivets on the belt for holster, standard RotJ suit, ANH pauldron, no foam padding inside shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 2: small separation of white U-trim around the thigh, no white U-trim on the bottom of the chest plate, RotJ boots, ANH pauldron, no foam underneath shoulder bells, standard RotJ suit, no rivets on belt for holster, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 3: RotJ armor suit, ANH TK boots, foam padding underneath shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, neoprene or rubber pauldron, not sure on the rivets on the belt, I believe the last two troopers are using a 1st version of the backpack (need to confirm with Crooknight). Trooper 4: weathered heavily compared to the other four, neoprene or rubber pauldron, RotJ armor suit, RotJ E-11, ANH TK boots, not sure on the rivets, and 1st version backpack (?) The trooper above is Ted Gagliano and he did not move in this scene and is the fifth SE sandtrooper. He is using a RotJ armor suit, has rivets on the belt from where the holster should have been, backpack, RoTJ E-11, and no TK boots (wearing shoes) as he did not want to move in the sand. See photo below. I plan to update as I find more information, but I believe this is all that there is on the SE sandtroopers. I hope to find more photos...
  25. 2 points
    Yes, you need both for pack #3. The upper tray with 3 and the lower tray with 5 ribs:
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    I appreciate the file and yes it will be need to updated quite a bit. Here is what I found in my research as well as the photos I have. NO ANH or ESB armor will work, even for lower levels as All SE sandtroopers are using ROTJ replica armors from the Star Wars tours in 1995. There are no mods to their armor at all. It simply a ROTJ cast and utilizes all of the ROTJ CRL (exception is the shoulder straps) . Must be a black ANH pauldron or a rubber cast pauldron to simulate an ANH look. Shoulder bells must have foam padding inside. Boots can be from ROTJ or ANH. Back pack should NOT be optional as all SE sandtroopers are visually wearing them on screen. ROTJ E-11 blaster only. That should do it for the SE sandtrooper and I have photos to prove all that is mentioned above. I am so excited to work on this and plan to update the thread this weekend with new photos. I have been working on the trimming and plan to sand this weekend. Thanks!
  28. 2 points
    73.- 2nd ForceCon press conference (AUG-21-2019) - Plaza Metrópolis Patriotismo, Mexico City
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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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    Update!!! The armor will be here Friday and CrookKnight will post updates on the backpack. I hope to start on it Saturday.
  31. 2 points
    Congratulations to @Bobby Boucher for completing 25 troops! Hope to see you hit your goal by the end of the year.
  32. 2 points
    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.
  33. 2 points
    look at knopis_creative_studio thats my ig Account. i follow you @Rostwor
  34. 2 points
    German garrison again. The one country with no desert (i believe). Tsk tsk... awesome. Good luck !
  35. 2 points
    Been in Italy hopefully a full kit up this weekend pain when you live alone Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  36. 2 points
    As I consider SWAT to be a process that never ends, I think there is always room to improve one´s gear. After our latest SWAT officer M4VRICK has raised the bar quite a lot, I had to make some adjustments to my armor: There is one line of weathering on the abdomen that supposedly was created while the armor was weathered with the ammobelt attached and later, during filming the belt has obviously slipped down (this can actually be seen on several troopers from ANH). So I tried to emulate this specific detail too: one other detail was actually discovered by our own Felice/Felix, it is the tape holding together the left biceps at the back: ...and I just like all those little imperfections the original suits had because of all the wear and tear they had to go through, so I just had to add this detail as well always striving for the highest level of accuracy... that´s the fun of it Cheers mates
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    Great looking staff this year boss! Thank you for the opportunity to serve the best detachment in the 501st!
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    Troop #12 Music of John Williams with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra 12/23/17
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    YVH 's first my patch was done (^. ^) I can enjoy PAULDRON in my favorite color! Sargent, private, captain. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  43. 2 points
    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.
  44. 2 points
    Hello troopers, I’ve been slowly updating my molds for my E-11’s. Here’s the recent update of the M38 scope. If you like the look of it please feel free to pop over to my FB page Imperial Warfighters. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  45. 2 points
    The MEPD TD 3677 On Patrol
  46. 2 points
    One more thing....I also feel the pack should be required at all levels.
  47. 2 points
    Hey Szen, nice to see your application here! A great build, awesome work on the pack... I'm pretty sure you're glad that you survived the sewing on your faux-leather radio suround Should be a walk in the park, good luck!
  48. 2 points
    Very nice! I like how it makes it look more stained than as opposed to stuck on dirt. Sent from my SM-G928T using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    Hi Michael! Welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming an MEPD Deployed Officer! I love to see who our troopers supported you so my Job will be more easy to handle :-) Let us start with your Review. Application Review Name: Michael Black Legion ID: 33667 Forum Name: Ravens6 Garrison: Terror Australia 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* 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 Congrats Michael! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the 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! Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared FELICE - MEPD Deployment Officer
  50. 2 points
    You 3 look like you're about to drop the sickest mix tape ever.
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