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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...
  2. 7 points
    My dear friends, brothers and sisters of the sand or as most of us know, the baddest, toughest and roughest bunch of troops in the Legion! The Elections will start soon and it's time for you to vote for your LCO, Garrison/Outpost CO and your Detachment leader. I won't be running for another term this year as I personally feel it's time to give someone else the opportunity to lead the MEPD to new horizons! It's not that I wasn't enjoying leading the MEPD but I noticed I couldn't spend as much time as I wanted to it. Also the politics on the top brass level has been draining my energy. Having this said I would like to take off my helmet and salute you all! You all that have believed in me the last years and made this possible for me by placing your faith in me. I know that the new DL will keep this train running and keep the MEPD values up high! My special thanks go out to my whole staff that has stood by me during the last years. Without you guys I couldn't have done it and I know there are people between you guys that have the potential to run the MEPD. Who ever will win this years election, you got my vote and I know you will do your task with honor. Now I'm going to have some drinks, cry and reminisce about the last years... I love all you guys 'n gals here but it's really time for me to move along…. Stay safe and be safe ! MEPD 4 Life and Godspeed! - Justus
  3. 7 points
    All, Our Legion Commanding Officer has stepped down. Due to private circumstances he can't dedicate himself as much as he'd love to. The remaining Legion Officers will stay in their respective functions unless they volunteerly step down too. This will not affect us as we know how to run this show ourselves Cheers!
  4. 7 points
    Using one of Vincent's canteens to make the bee stinger for the sandtrooper pack can be completed in several ways. This is just the method on how I completed it. Couple views: The first step is to remove the straps then use a flat head screwdriver or any shimming device to pop off the tan top and bottom pieces. This is fairly easy to do just take your time. I use a plastic shim I bought from an auto parts store. I can't even tell you how many times I've used this in various projects. Next, you'll want to use a hacksaw or dremel to cut off the spout or opening of the canteen as flush to the top as you can. You will also need to sand down the lip and piping on the cap. Alternatively, you could use a scrap piece of ABS and make a circle. Once I shaved the cap down, I used it as a template to widen the hole on the canteen. You will need to do this so the cap fits inside the canteen once you put the top tan plastic piece back on. I used a 3/4" hose commonly used on a kitchen sink hose for the stinger itself. I used a wooden dowel inside of it to stiffen it up. Drill a 3/4" hole on the center of the cap and insert the stinger. I glued it in place from inside of the cap. I then glued the cap inside of the top plastic piece. Finish it off by painting it black as well as the bottom plastic piece. The Lion Star canteen and Gio Style Safari 600 both have a texture that we are unsure of was present in the movie or not. I decided to remove the texture with an orbital sander. I painted the body of the canteen battleship grey and reattached the components.
  5. 7 points
    In addition to the CRLs, the following rules apply to Level 2 (deployed Police Officer). Moreover, it is up to the DOs to make additional decisions for or against acceptance. We also expect a PO candidate to be well informed about level 2, we suggest to read the threads here and ask questions if guidance is necessary. Helmet: is made out of fiberglass, ABS or HIPS It is white, with appropriate weathering and does not contain excessive stylization. It must match proportionally to what was seen on screen No FX Helemts are allowed! All visible screws have to be off the correct countersunk flathead type with a diameter of 7 mm and no washers are to be used. Flat green helmet lenses, made from lighting gel material, green welder´s mask face shield, acetate, or similiar product. correct Hovi-Mix Mic tips Helmet details must be hand painted. Decals, including decals, that emulate hand painting are not allowed. Three or four teeth on either side of the helmet frown may be cut out a mesh behind the frown is not allowed Backpack: Desert Backpack, styled after the ANH sandtrooper packs. they consist of two main boxes (aka Seed Trays), that are the approximate width of the backplate correct bend on frame Vacu-formed radio faceplates are not allowed Pay attention to the pleather Cover, sockets, strap holders and antenna on the radio Strict screen accuracy is required! While not every Sandtrooper in the film had a backpack, we feel that this level of commitment and overall design of the character should be attained. This also means taking no personal liberties such as LED lights, etc. For the color of the backpack parts, a greyish-blue color is recommended to meet the requirements of screen accuracy. Pauldron: Pauldron has no decals or patches and matches. The overally dimensions and look as seen on screen (not to thin) Shoulder Bells: Shoulder bells have no stickers or patches!! Shoulder Straps: no ribbed shoulder straps are present Shoulder straps shall be white elastic waistband material (4,5 - 5 cm wide) a sew-on snap be sewn to the bottom side of the elastic to attach the black elastic shoulder bell strapping must be present Chest Armor: Hardware from screen accurate bracket and strapping system must be visible in the bottom return edge of the chest plate. They may be functional or emulate the existence of the brackets. This refers to the 6 countersunk flathead screws with a distance of about 57 mm on the return edge of the chest. Armor: no FX-Armor is allowed! RotJ Armor which uses the overlap method to join the two halves of the armor is only allowed, if the applicant applies for the Special Edition Armor, otherwise for the ANH Sandtrooper, only the butt joint and cover strip method will be accepted. Hand Plates and Gloves: Hand plates are trapezoid shaped and made of latex or other flexible material. The gloves have to be black rubber chemical gloves. The plates are glued on the gloves. optional "cheese graters handplates" are also allowed Belt: Plastic plates covering the three rivets to attach the canvas belt are perfectly square Abdomen Armor: Armor side gaps are closed or nearly closed: No more than 1/2 inch (12,7 mm) gap on either side This is done by adding a shim (or shims) of a similar type and colour of material as the Abdomen and back Armor Shims fit flush, ideally they will be seamless to the Abdomen and/or Back Armor, resulting in a single seam between the two rather than extra seams where the shims are joined. Rivets on the left side of the Abdomen / Kidney Armor: A total of 6 brass split rivets with three on the Abdomen and three on the kidney. the rivets have a diameter of 8 mm and have to be painted white Rivets are equally spaced out along the lenth of the armor and abouth 10 mm from the edge. One snap on the top right hand side of the Abdomen Armor: Back of male side of snap shows on outside of Abdomen Armor Visible fasteners under lower Codpiece center area include one split rivet in the front: Fasteners need not be functional Posterior Armor (Buttplate): Visible fasteners under lower Buttpiece center includes two (or 3) male snaps in the back (snap part on the inside of the buttpiece). Fasteners need not be functional. Ammo Pouches: Black in color, made of canvas, leather or leahter-like German MP-40 style ammo pouches The standard configuration calls for a minimum of two pouches: one pouch on the left shoulder and one on the right hip (leather pouches only, either small Spanish pouch, medium Spanish pouch, large Spanish pouch or Stolla Wien, Canvas pouches on the hip-ammobelt aren´t allowed. Pouches may be replicas. 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 Specific ammo pouches. Reproduction or original MP-40 ammo pouches are generally considered canon, made either canvas or leather. Other acceptable names/designs include Stolla Wien and the once common "Norwegian" green MP-40 pouches (shown - only aceptable for the shoulder pouch), made in leather. If using a green pouch for the shoulder, they should be dyed or painted black. No canvas pouches for the hips! Also the more commonly availible leather large French pouch is not allowed! Thigh Armor: the knee ammobelt has to be attached via two split rivets, pop rivets aren´t allowed or the little whole in the middle has to be filled with bondo. The ends of the knee ammobelt have to be of an angular shape at the top and rounded at the bottom. Please see reference pics. Note the correct width of the cover strips! Again the thigh armor has to be fully closed at the back and for ANH configurations, the two halves are joined using the butt joint and coverstrip method. Lower Leg Armor Note the correct width and screenaccurae kind of the cover stripes (as with all ANH configurations) and the closing direction. Weapons: E-11 Blaster: Folding stock (does not need to function) A real or replica ammo counter based of a Hengstler counter - shall be present. D-Ring mounted on the rear Sterling based blasters have the correct M-38 or M-40 style scope Two power cylinders on the magazine housing Scratch-built, resin cast, Hyperfirm rubber cast blasters shall have a total of 6 T-Tracks on blaster (leaving the lowest row on the magazine housing side uncovered). The T-Tracks have to be straight. No Rubies Rebels-Style blasters or Hasbro blasters are allowed. No ESB/RotJ greeblies are allowed on the blaster. If a Tunisian Bapty E-11 is the weapon of choice for PO already, no D-Ring is required. T-21 Light Repeating Blaster Rifle: A ribbed length of tubing shall be installed over the front of the gun barrel. A canvas, leather or nylon sling shall be attached. There is no sight present on the top where ribbing meets base but a bit of curled black cable. The blaster has to match the overall look of the WWI Lewis Gun. RT-97C Heavy Blaster Rifle Correct style scopes silver metal hose is present on the right hand side of barrel between the trigger and "saddle barrel" DLT-19 Heavy Blaster Rifle A DLT-19 is an MG-34 with T-Tracks on the barrel, ejection port cover added and a small disk on the left side. Also the right black wires on the T-Tracks to keep them in places as used in the movie We highly encourage the use of the Bapty version of the DLT-19, as the regular versions were used on the Death Star.
  6. 6 points
    If you have been following my previous posts you'll see I have been working on 3D printable files for a lot of the backpack parts. I want these to be available to everyone, and allow people to update the files as they need. They are all a work in progress. The more I learn, the more accurate I can make them. My ultimate goal is to be able to provide free 3d printable files for all field pack styles. It will be a long process but i think this is a good start. I will be sure to make note of when things are updated. If you made any modifications, or make your own parts, please post them here and I will add them to the list! Here are a few links to the ones created so far! Stormtrooperguy's Sonix Radio - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1862286 Henselmonster's Shires style siphon - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172916 Stormtrooperguy's Siphon - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949934 Henselmonster's Exhaust - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172649 Crookknight's Exhaust - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-5MSAWBsr_vQWN6bExKU2RLZlU Henselmonster's Canteen - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2172323 Crookknight's Canteen - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-5MSAWBsr_vbDJTSTIzaTFZcW8 Stormtrooperguy's Canteen - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949924 Henselmonster's Mushroom Caps - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2282341 Stormtrooperguy's Mushroom Caps and Bottles - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949940 Stormtrooperguy's Radar Dish Mount - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1952134 Stormtrooperguy's Mortar Tube End Caps - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949943
  7. 5 points
    Congratulations to the following for earning your Emperor's Roughneck Awards! 25 Troops macnolo, TD-18814, 06/10/2018 German, TD-23676, 06/10/2018 Darth Mout, TD-9841, 06/11/2018 hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018 DarthStevius, TD-18969, 06/11/2018 LoveMonkey, TD-18542, 06/11/2018 bigwam, TD-30571, 06/12/2018 Prozent, TD-26001, 06/14/2018 vf2112, TD-21112, 06/19/2018 BadBatch, TD-17105, 06/19/2018 Slick, TD-11250, 07/14/2018 MarinaMC, TD-23587, 09/24/2018 Lt. Dan, TD-26129, 10/01/2018 coldwarSalty, TD-21141, 11/12/2018 colin1138, TD-6049, 11/28/2018 Koryu1212 Dan D, TD-15169, 03/03/2019 Airborne Trooper, TD-82573, 03/03/2019 Bobby Boucher, TD-12250, 04/11/2019 cktrooper, TD-20505, 05/07/2019 HappyTrooper, TD-10900, 05/14/2019 murray1134, TD-5990, 06/20/2019 stevebeast, TD-80123, 10/21/2019 Ponyboy, TD-9418, 11/18/2019 Volksjager, TD-86557, 12/19/2019 MrFlavaFlave, TD-79008, 03/02/2020 50 Troops macnolo, TD-18814, 06/10/2018 Darth Mout, TD-9841, 06/11/2018 hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018 LoveMonkey, TD-18542, 06/11/2018 BadBatch, TD-17105, 06/19/2018 HappyTrooper, TD-10900, 05/14/2019 DarthStevius, TD-18969, 09/23/2019 Prozent, TD-26001, 09/26/2019 MarinaMC, TD-23587, 10/01/2019 bigwam, TD-30571, 10/02/2019 cktrooper, TD-20505, 12/23/2019 100 Troops hitoman, TD-11366, 06/11/2018
  8. 5 points
    Hey Troops! I am finally starting my new pack build after nearly a year of collecting the right parts for it. I still want to replace my seed trays and the siphon with original parts, but I will work with what I have for now. I am planning on 3D printing the exhaust, but I am going to wait until I have the correct sized seed trays so I can fit it properly. Down the road, when i can get the cash together I will replace the radio with the woodman cast, but I am pretty happy with the one I have for now! I am using my nalgene bottle as a place holder for the top bottle. It seems to be pretty close in size to the screen ref so i may just look for some used ones at a flea market this weekend and use those. I am following @Strider's build pretty closely with this one. I am wanting to get as accurate as I can with this. So many changes need to be made but its a start for now! Hopefully over the next few months I can finish this thing! (P.S. The radio was from Rolf who I believe originally purchased it from Strider)
  9. 5 points
    I couldn't be happier right now Hot Toys 1/6 scale figure or 501st approved costume?
  10. 5 points
    Troops of the MEPD! You all have spoken and the outcome of the nomination round was clear. It seems that you're stuck with me and the Command Staff for another year I would therefor like to thank you all for the trust that you've placed in me and the staff in 2018. Let's try to keep the MEPD moving forward and explore new horizons together! -Justus
  11. 5 points
    Troops! I'm proud to announce our newest addition, the Mimban trooper! Check out the CRL and a special section has also been created for you boys and girls from Mimban! Go and get your approval today! :)
  12. 5 points
    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
  13. 5 points
    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.
  14. 5 points
    Thank you for the trust in urs and me, thanks to felice for the done work. We will do our best! I think, we will have a great time!
  15. 5 points
    @ Strider, thanks for posting this. To all, let's just keep it civil. ...and I'll say the following only once, My stance on this is neutral and only in the best interest of the MEPD and not in favor of any vendor.
  16. 5 points
    (I borrowed some of this from Zac's post.) If your armor and gear has been made to meet all the CRL requirements and you are ready to request Deployment as a MEPD Officer, please start a new thread with the next title: TD-**** (your TD ID) Requesting Deployment And then post the following: Your Name Your 501st TD ID with a link to your 501st profile Your MEPD forum name Your Garrison And, post the following pictures of your armor and gear: -One helmet off photo. This is not to be a random picture of you. It is to be a photo of you, in costume, without your helmet on. A mug shot if you will. -One full armor, helmet on, front photo. Show in one picture the whole look of your armor and gear. Also show Sniper Knee Plate clearly enough. -One full armor, helmet on, right side photo. Showing the pouches mounted on sides if you have them and the gap closed. -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. -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. -Detail photos of the rubber gloves and latex handguards - Detail photos of all snaps, screws and buttons on the armor. Bucket (pictures can show details individually or in groups): -A close up photo clearly showing the flat green lenses. -Detail photo showing no stripes on all grey traps and tears. -Detail photo of frown, showing 4 teeth cut out and grey paint. -Detail photo of hovi-mix mic tips (or replica) mounted on helmet. -Detail photos of blue tube stripes. Backpack: - Detail photos from all sides, separately Weapons: -At leas one picture showing the whole weapon (BFG or E11). -Detail pictures of mods required for the specific weapons. Finally: -One (or several) full body action (or attitude poses) good quality picture. This will be used for your Deployment photo, so make it a good one! If you think you need or want to more extensively show your armor and gear, feel free to post more and more pictures!! We LOVE pictures! Good luck to you all!! Hope to see you as MEPD Deployed Officers soon. If I can be of any help, please let me know. Saludos Juan The timeframe from the initial review to the final review will be 7 days. So in maximum 7 days the Deployment Officer will let you know if you will be hunting droids with us! -dutchy
  17. 4 points
    I just completed this 3D print that I got off a fellow trooper in the garrison. The print was very thin and very rough so a lot of sanding and re enforcing was required before they were sturdy enough to troop in. Might add a little darker wash in a few spots but I am happy with the final product and should look great on the next troop! More stuff to hang off an already weighted down trooper. Let me know what you think fellow Sandie's And here is a closeup of the front lens in the sun
  18. 4 points
    The fourth helmet i had built in the last few weeks is the "stop that ship" helmet aka "Docking Bay 96 V2 - Tuck & Roll". For this helmet there are good pictures, that can help to built them. Some Detail Pics: Some Film Pics: And a Link to the original helmet: http://www.starwarshelmets.com/original-stormtrooper-stop-that-ship-helmet.htm
  19. 4 points
    Vader was the first costume I ever tried to replicate. 'Move Along' sandtrooper was the second. So it was EXTREMELY satisfying to finally have one put together that I was happy with after all this time. The morning of the first day of Celebration, I woke up at 4am and weathered the entire suit. And since I had forgotten the paper towels in storage, I had to use hotel room tissues! True story. I want to give a shout of thanks for all the people who helped with one part or another. Strider for his awesome seed trays and karrimore frame, RS for their found item mushroom caps, karrimore pack straps, and fantastic Tunisia E-11 build, and Blaster for his MP40 hip pouch replica. Also thanks for all the support from all the guys here who put up with me while trying to bang this out, Woody, RS, Strider, Rolf looking at you guys. I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Just to show how long I'm been messing with this prop, here's a comp showing the various versions I've made over the years. Back in the 90's the only reference available was a couple promo stills and pausing the VCR! At the time those old packs were made, I hadn't seen anyone else attempt an 'accurate' version of a backpack. Only random tupperware fixed together. .
  20. 4 points
    So here are two pictures showing the components of this pack: In the next post you will find the list of components.
  21. 4 points
    Thank you Roger and Vincent for the kind words! Roger, I know, I´m such a nerd, I can´t believe it myself... and I´m proud of it. As you were asking for my source of the pleather, got it from ebay, am quite happy with it as it´s only subtly structured. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Automobil-Kunstleder-Meterware-Sitzbezug-Polsterstoff-in-schwarz-150-cm-Breite/372665484347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=641449882023&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648 I put on the remaining stickers, assembled it and before weathering, I used Microsoft word to replicate the "220V" sticker and the "WARNING" sticker. original: mine: I just messed around with it until it looked about right, printed them and put a layer of self-adhesive film on top, so it would survive the following weathering. I tried to get the "MIC" and "EAR" stamps on the pleather surround as well but it didn´t work out as planned, so I´m not completely happy with this particular detail. This is what it looks like on Tony´s original: I decided against the techniques I regularly use for weathering, which is watered down black and earth acrylic paint dabbed off with paper towels and used some kind of sponge my wife uses to clean her leather winter boots and refresh the black colour. I just used it as it was and didn´t apply any more shoe polish. I wanted to achieve just a subtle used and greasy effect and I´m happy with it. Finally, for the first time ever, I have used fuller´s earth to do the weathering and while I would never use it on armor, it worked just fine on the radio, making it look dusty and old. And here´s the finished project: And now it´s on display with some of my favourite stuff... maybe one day I will attach it to a pack for some time. That would just add to the realism of having a screen-used radio... with even more holes in the back cover. Cheers mates
  22. 4 points
    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!
  23. 4 points
    I could not have done this second pack without the awesome work done by some of the awesome troopers around here! The pack build threads from @519 Trooper and @welshchris77 have been a huge help. @jcalus has a great post about how to make the pack 5 filter that I used. @henselmonster has another great build thread, and most of the 3D prints I'm using are his files, and they have saved me a lot of time and money! @stormtrooperguy also has some sweet 3D files that I have used. @mikelbrierly has a great writeup on making a frame by just bending pvc. I might be forgetting someone... I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for your hard work!
  24. 4 points
    A happy sandy new year and all the best in health, love and happiness to all of you and your loved ones for 2020. To recap 2019 in a nutshell, lot's of things happened...e.g., the LCO stepped down, the Mandalorian series started and the saga has ended….at least that's what they made us think. I personally am still the proudest detachment leader in the 501st as in my view the MEPD is the Old Dame of the detachments and will always be. We might not have as much costumes as the other Detachments but the ones we have stand out in a crowd. I hope that you all will keep the MEPD train moving, I know I will! Cheers and again, a happy sandy new year!!
  25. 4 points
    here is a List of Swat officers showing Name, ID, Trooper, Emulated, Garrison This Currently Has up to SWAT Member #55 who will be next ? stay tuned Updated 18AUG2019 Swat Member #55 ! Swat MEPD v55.xlsx
  26. 4 points
    I will show you heer some detail pics of the "Tabby Type F". Maybe interesting for someone who wants to build one.
  27. 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
  28. 4 points
    Had mine signed by some old geezer that said that he was a sandtrooper
  29. 4 points
    Brothers and sisters of the MEPD, There won't be a lot of changes in the staff for 2019/2020, actually no changes at all. Don’t change a winning team Executive Officer (XO): John Henselmeier( Henselmonster) TD-11878 Merchandise Officer (MBO): Gordon Ho( Gordonator) TD-8316 Deployment Officer (DO): Thomas Herodek(bigwam) TD-30571 Deployment Officer( DO): Urs Tischhauser(Hausi) TD-21027 Deployment Officer (DO): Michael Ramirez(Scribbler) TD-6985 Financial Officer( FO): Jay Parsons(trooper1) TD-3936 Sergeant at Arms (SAA): Michael Ramirez(Scribbler) TD-6985 MEPD Liasion (ML) and Intelligence Officer: Jason Yap ( AIrborne Trooper) TD-82573 MEPD Liaison (ML) and Intelligence Officer: Kirk Folsom(Lovemonkey)TD-18542 Chief Media Officer( PRO): Tim Allen( Punisha)TD-16080 Public Relations Officer: Vincent(m4vrick) TD-17778 Systems Admin (SA): Damon Degner ( Happytrooperdotcom) TD-10900 We’re here for you so if you might need one of us shoot us a pm!
  30. 4 points
    Vader was the first costume I ever tried to replicate. 'Move Along' sandtrooper was the second. So it was EXTREMELY satisfying to finally have one put together that I was happy with after all this time. Still need to make a couple minor tweaks because I ran out of time trying to get him together for the show. The morning of the first day of Celebration, I woke up at 4am and weathered the entire suit. And since I had forgotten the paper towels in storage, I had to use hotel room tissues! True story. I want to give a shout of thanks for all the people who helped with one part or another. Strider for his awesome seed trays and karrimore frame, RS for their found item mushroom caps, karrimore pack straps, and fantastic Tunisia E-11 build, and Blaster for his MP40 hip pouch replica. Also thanks for all the support from all the guys here who put up with me while trying to bang this out, Woody, RS, Strider, Rolf looking at you guys. I hope you guys like it as much as I do. .
  31. 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:
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    Sharing pictures of my before and after T-21 weathering...Layers of Folk Art Metallic Gunmetal, Silver followed by washes of Liquatex Burnt Umber and Mars Black. I also rounded out the stock and added some mods based off real Lewis Gun pictures... Before... After... I think it matches my “worn” look very well.
  34. 4 points
    Just artworked a new and in higher resolution PO Deployed background. Hope you like the upgrade.
  35. 4 points
    Received my pouches from Blaster 8266 and did a full suit-up, the helmet isn`t ready but I still put it on
  36. 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
  37. 4 points
    Well troops, here we are! Welcome to the final edition of the MEPD newsletter before Legion elections. What a year it has been for the MEPD. For the first time in our almost 18 years as a detachment, we now have 3 approved CRLs. Outstanding. We are moving forward as a detachment and growing. It has been amazing to see so many new faces on the forum. As Chief Media Officer for the MEPD I would like to thank everyone who has been reading these newsletters this year. I would like to thank my team, Airborne Trooper, Punisha and Love Monkey. I would also like to thank Dutchy for giving me the opportunity to represent our detachment though these newsletters, social media and on other forums. Thanks for an awesome year boss! Lets get into it shall we? In this issue: - A word from the Detachment Leader - 2018 Legion Elections - Police Officer and SWAT - Troop of the Month -Henselmonster - TD-11787 Who’d have guessed that where we are today would have been considered impossible a couple of years ago for the MEPD. We have been walking alone as TD’s on Tattooine but now have found brothers and hopefully sisters too on other planets like Jedha and Sullust. The MEPD family is rapidly expanding and that is a good thing. Moving forward to new horizons, sharing newly found discoveries and not to forget friendship and sister-/ brotherhood. I personally still can’t believe what we have accomplished this year as a detachment. The year went by so fast with changes, some minor some big.. Adjusting to a new situation is apparently also second nature for us TD’s as we kept the detachment running smoothly. Besides the accidental interruption we have had it all firm in our grasp. But back to the present. We did it brothers and sisters!!! We have successfully added 2 brand new CRL’s and there are more CRL’s on their way or close to completion. Thank you all for making this possible especially the people who have helped out first hand! So start with your Battlefront Magmatrooper or Jedha Sandtrooper build today! The whole year their weren’t any major issues with the forum, besides the accidental downtime, but sadly the last couple of days we’ve had some interesting issues. If it weren’t for Happytrooperdotcom his efforts we’d still be experiencing them. I am proud to have such a skilled member in the Staff. Looking forward to 2018, first up will be the election and after that it’s back to keeping the machines running regardless of who’s in the driver seat. Nothing but love for you all and thanks for the last 12 months, it was an honor and I take my helmet off to salute you all! Your Detachment Leader, Dutchy/ Justus Hello Brothers and Sisters of the Sand. It is February already and that means it’s time for the Legion elections to begin. This means that 501st members will be able to vote for Legion Commanding Officer, Garrison or Outpost Commanding Officer, Commanding Officers of the various detachments in which members are active and have an approved costume, and Squad leaders if a member is part of a squad. Everyone knows exactly what to do right? Well….maybe not. Maybe you’re new, never looked at it before, or forgot and need a refresher? If you fall in one of these areas, don’t sweat it because we are here to help. Step 1- Check your detachment status. (Ideally, you would have done this step already. This has already been locked by Legion command for this year, but it never hurts to check and be ready for next year's voting.) Login to the 501st Legion forum. In the brown box on the left hand side, select “Membership DB.” Next select, “Your Profile Data.” Then scroll down to “Your Unit Affiliation.” Make sure that you see “(Approved)” next to any detachment for which you have a costume. If it says pending, or if the detachment isn’t listed, contact the detachment CO for more information. The detachment must say “Approved” for you to vote in the detachment elections. Remember that most detachments require that you post something on their respective forums at least once a year to remain an active member of that detachment. Step 2- Nominate or check into who is nominated for various positions. Remember that a person must be nominated and must accept the nomination to become a candidate. A person cannot dominate himself or herself. Whether you nominate someone or not, get those questions ready and submit them when the time is open, so you can see what these candidates are all about. The time line is below: Saturday Feb 3rd at 12:01 GMT Nominations Start Thursday Feb 8th at 12:01 GMT Nominee Q and A starts Tuesday Feb 13th at 12:01 GMT Candidate Closing statements start Wednesday Feb 14th at 12:01 GMT Voting starts Sunday Feb 18th at 11:59 GMT Voting ends All nominations and voting will happen here: http://www.501st.com/elections/ Step 3- Enjoy another trip around the suns with the 501st Legion and the greatest Detachment within the organization, MEPD. -Punisha Deployed/SWAT Overview As many of you are aware, here at MEPD we have two additional levels you can achieve - Police Officer (deployed) and SWAT. While neither is required, members who strive to achieve these additional levels make their armor resemble “screen accurate” troopers and thus look as if they stepped out of the movies and into real life. SWAT members take it one step further and emulate a specific trooper from the movie, down to the weathering patterns, pauldron color, backpack and pouch configuration, and chosen blaster. For those of you who are working on getting your 501st approval or for those who are thinking of making the jump, it’s definitely possible if you’re willing to put in the extra work and you can start while you work on your basic approval by adding some of the necessary requirements. Something to think about is if you decide to go for SWAT, which trooper will emulate? Which jumps out at you and ignites that fire inside of you? For those who are interested in applying, please check out some of the submission threads in the following forums: Police Officers - http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/12-mepd-police-officer-program/ SWAT - http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/44-mepd-swat-program/. Looking through these threads will show you what goes into a submission, what pictures you need to take, and some of the problems others have run into. If you do your homework, your submission should pass with flying colors. If you have specific questions, please reach out to one of our department armourers, who will guide you to whatever goal you’ve set for yourself. Here’s a list of our armourers: - @Punisha - @TD42115 - @Airborne Trooper - @LoveMonkey ----- With unquestioned loyalty, LoveMonkey, TD-18542 The MEPD Road to 500 Troopers, as a detachment, we currently have 318 deployed Police Officers. As a command staff, we’d like to issue a challenge to all of you who may be looking to achieve rank or who may be on the fence about putting in the extra work. We’ve set the following goal of 500 deployed Police Officers. As you can see, we are well on our way to achieving this goal but we still have a long way to go. As part of our goal, we’d like to take a moment and recognize those troopers that have achieved either Police Officer or SWAT status since the last newsletter. Congratulations to the following members: Police Officers - Markus "tiny" Zeitvogel TD-10276 - jdelaney TD-10290 For those who have achieved their Police Officer status, please make sure to take advantage of the following swag: Deployed Officer Coin http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/topic/13257-deployed-sandies-only-come-get-your-exclusive-deployed-police-officer-gold-coin/ Deployed Artwork http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/topic/15310-po-swat-pics-for-artwork/ Deployed Certificate http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/topic/11241-mepd-certificates/& I hope 2018 is treating you all well so far. It's been very cold here in New York and I tend to go in hibernation during the Winter. This edition's pick was chosen from Mos Espa Security Patrol's The Last Jedi troop on December 15th. Our new Detachment Officers Thomas and Urs are both members and continue to faithfully serve and represent the MEPD. It looks like they had a great time interacting with Star Wars fans and even had a chance to make a few laughs. Keep it up guys! Remember troopers, if you would like to be featured in the next newsletter, make sure you’re updating your troop logs! Explain the purpose of the troop, who attended, and any additional details you can! - Airborne Trooper • TD-82573 Instagram!
  38. 4 points
    As many of you have probably seen, HappyTrooper posted a video with templates and a parts list for a do-it-yourself RT-97c build. Needing a new project and loving the look of this blaster, I decided to tackle it. This is in no way a build thread, but more just a few pictures showing the process that I went through. If you want the full build thread, go check out his video. If you are interested in making your own, you can find his video here: Also, if you are interested in doing a DLT-19, he also has a video, templates, and parts list as well. You can find that video here: One small note: I did use ABS pipe as much as I could due to the lighter weight. I used it for the 2” pipe, both 3” couplers, and the 2” to 1.5” reducer. I also used other corner braces and other small parts that I already had around the house. Overall, this gun is super lightweight and I can’t wait to troop in it. I plan on unveiling this at the Intermountain Healing Hearts event that is coming up on 09/09/2017. Pictures to come of this baby in action. Huge thanks to HappyTrooper for providing the templates, parts list, and amazing video. Your work is truly inspiring. --------------- Initial fabrication Testing Bondo work Final Dry Fitting Prime and Paint Final Assembly Final Product with Weathering
  39. 4 points
    Troops, As times of change lie ahead of us, our boards need to get a slight overhaul as well. What's going to change.? Well, as we are welcoming new costumes to our ranks they do need their own section on the boards for specific costume related discussions and so on. -We will start working with "Precincts" to divide all the different costumes. -Our current "what makes a sandtrooper" section will get a name change into "MEPD Precincts". Here's an example for the new layout: MOS EISLEY ANH Sandtrooper - Armor - Field Pack - Blaster - Pouches and Pauldron Our other Precincts will be , Jedha City and Sullust. The expected timeline for all this will be that our webmaster will see what's possible to do on a short term basis. The forum will experience downtime either way as we also have to update the forum software to make sure that those pesky Jawa's can't access our mainframe anymore. Exciting times for the MEPD!!! -dutchy
  40. 4 points
    TD-3677 With My Girl . Spain Con mi Chica . España
  41. 4 points
    Patrolling around the town...As you do!! Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  42. 4 points
    I just stumbled across this shot I'd never seen before and thought I'd share it. I wish it were a bit larger though.
  43. 4 points
    As Juan said, we have reached consencus about the R1 sandtrooper and the Kyber patrol. They both will be added to the MEPD. I'm so excited right now!! Official announcement incoming!
  44. 4 points
    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!!
  45. 3 points
    Since I finally got my @$$ in gear and modded the moulds. I know a lot of people struggle with the ears so I added the trim lines
  46. 3 points
    Here are my troops. 2017 Troop #001 Event: Brain Tumor Foundation - Vancouver Walk Location: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club Date: June 25, 2017 Troop #002 Event: CANADA 150 PARADE Location: Downtown Vancouver Date: July 2, 2017 Troop #003 Event: Save On Foods Show n Shine Family Day Location: Save On Foods, Port Coquitlam, BC Date: July 15, 2017 Troop #004 Event: Olivia Our Little Fighter Location: River Market New Westminster Date: July 22, 2017 Troop #005 Event: Vancouver Zombie Walk Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver Date: August 26, 2017 Troop #006 Event: Toytopia Exhibit Location: Pacific National Exposition, Vancouver, BC Date: September 2, 2017 Troop #007 Event: Vancouver Walks for Autism Location: Pacific Family Autism Network building, Richmond, BC Date: October 1, 2017 Troop #008 Event: Cineplex Community Day Event Location: Cineplex Strawberry Hill, Surrey, BC Date: October 14, 2017 Troop #009 Event: 2017 Vancouver Halloween Parade Location: UBC Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver Date: October 15, 2017 Troop #010 Event: Dreams Take Flight 25th Anniversary Flight Location: Air Canada Ops Centre, Richmond, BC Date: October 17, 2017 Troop #011 Event: Fan Expo 2017 Location: Vancouver Convention Centre Date: November 11-12, 2017 Troop #012 Event: PNE social club Christmas Party Location: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC Date: December 2, 2017 2018 Troop #013 Event: Variety Show of Hearts 2018 Location: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam, BC Date: February 11, 2018 Troop #014 Event: Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air 2018 Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vacouver, BC Date: February 18, 2018 Troop #015 Event: May the 4th Family Event Location: H.R MacMillan Space Centre Date: May 4, 2018 Troop #016 Event: Walk so Kids Can Talk (fundraiser for Kids Help Phone) Location: David Lam Park at Yaletown, Vancouver Date: May 6, 2018 Troop #017 Event: Gemma's Induction & Fundraiser Location: Toy Traders Date: May 6, 2018 Troop #018 Event: Pender Harbour 73rd Annual May Day Parade Location: Madiera Park Elementary School Field Date: May 19, 2018 Troop #019 Event: SOLO - A Star Wars Story Premier Location: Cineplex Cinemas Marine Gateway and VIP Date: May 26, 2018 Troop #020 Event: A Galaxy Far, Far Away - Celebrating the Music of John Williams Location: Fraserview MB Church Date: June 2, 2018 Troop #021 Event: Sappterton Day Street Festival Location: 400 Block East Columbia Street, New Westminster, British Columbia Date: June 10, 2018 Troop #022 Event: Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Location: Burnaby Lake Pavilion, Burnaby, British Columbia Date: June 17, 2018 Troop #023 Event: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada - Vancouver Walk Location: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club Date: June 24, 2018 Troop #024 Event: Save On Foods Family Day Fundraiser Location: Save On Foods, Port Coquitlam, BC Date: July 7, 2018 Troop #025 Event: Canucks Autism Network Birthday Festival Location: Surrey Civic Plaza, Surrey, BC Date: July 7, 2018 Troop #026 Event: A New Hope Live in Concert Location: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC Date: July 11, 2018 Troop #027 Event: Bucketheads - Premier Location: The Cinematheque, Vancouver, BC Date: August 11, 2018 Troop #028 Event: Wesbrook Village Outdoor Movie - Solo: A Star Wars Story Location: Open lot in Wesbrook Village, Vancouver, BC Date: August 28, 2018 [ Troop #029 Event: Outdoor (Indoor due to rain) Movie at Langara College (Solo: a Star Wars Story) Location: Open lot in Wesbrook Village (*Inside auditorium, Vancouver, BC Date: September 7, 2018 Troop #030 Event: Vancouver Fan Expo 2018 (Day 1) Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver, BC Date: October 12, 2018 Troop #031 Event: Vancouver Fan Expo 2018 (Day 3) Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver, BC Date: October 14, 2018 2019 Troop #032 Event: Variety Show of Hearts 2019 Location: Hard Rock Casino, Coquitlam, BC Date: February 10, 2019 Troop #033 Event: Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air 2019 Location: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Vacouver, BC Date: February 24, 2018 Troop #034 Event: Vancouver Fan Expo 2019 (Day 1) Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver Date: March 1, 2019 Troop #035 Event: Vancouver Fan Expo 2019 (Day 3) Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building, Vancouver Date: March 3, 2019 Troop #036 Event: May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day at the Library Location: North Vancouver City Library Date: May 4, 2019 Troop #037 Event: Kids Help Phone - Walk So Kids Can Talk Location: David Lam Park, Vancouver, BC Date: May 5, 2019 Troop #038 Event: Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History Location: HARRIS road and Fraser Way Pitt Meadows, BC Date: May 26, 2019 Troop #039 Event: Pitt Meadows Day Parade Location: Pitt Meadows, BC Date: June 1, 2019 Troop #040 Event: BC Childrens Hospital Miracle Weekend Location: BC Childrens Hospital, Vancouver, BC Date: June 1, 2019 Troop #041 Event: Brain Tumour Foundation - Vancouver Walk Location: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, BC Date: June 9, 2019
  47. 3 points
    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.
  48. 3 points
    Seems that after reading up here some points need to be revised in the draft of the CRL. The palatka looks black, but I'm also tending to a heavily weathered green one, I'll stick to black and they need the correct grommets of course. Regarding the levels, I think that for level 2 we will need to decide which troopertype will be the base though backpacks are a bit of a thing here on the MEPD And to maintain our name as nitpickers we need to stay and keep it screen accurate as much as possible. Plus we can always add more or leave out requirements for the higher levels at a later stage. Stay tuned troops! I'm running as fast as I can to get this CRL live!!
  49. 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!
  50. 3 points
    No actual equipment for the left side lab pipe has been identified (yet). All we have are blurry screen captures similar to what's found here: https://tk386.com/backpacks/ I've been using a 1" PVC pipe, cut to 15" long, with the ends reamed out to accommodate a short piece of 3/4" PVC pipe at the top and bottom. A pair of zip ties mounts it to the frame. Charlie
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