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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. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
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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
  9. 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!!
  11. 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
  12. 3 points
    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...
  13. 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 ....
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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.
  16. 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!
  17. 3 points
    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
  20. 3 points
    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.
  21. 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!
  22. 3 points
    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.
  23. 2 points
    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
  24. 2 points
    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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    Update!!! The armor will be here Friday and CrookKnight will post updates on the backpack. I hope to start on it Saturday.
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    Thanks a lot @Hausi @DarthStevius That's what it's about, have fun having fun with others, isn't it? HAPPYSAND
  32. 2 points
    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.
  33. 2 points
    Congratulations to @Bobby Boucher for completing 25 troops! Hope to see you hit your goal by the end of the year.
  34. 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.
  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
    .....and the CRL has been send to the LMO's for reviewing. Stay tuned Mimban troopers of the MEPD!!
  37. 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
  38. 2 points
    Thank you all for participating in this years election! And thank you to both candidates, it was a hard fought race between two very qualified and valued members of this community. Let’s take a moment to congratulate @dutchy on his second term as Detachment Leader. Let‘s also congratulate @LoveMonkey for such a well fought and respectful campaign. You are a great asset to this community. The MEPD thanks you for your dedication. Now onto the new year! Move along...move along.
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    Justus, come immigrate over so I can give you a dose of FREEDOM! 'Merica!!! I voted too!
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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.
  42. 2 points
    Wow the trooper on the right is a bit tall for a trooper , no
  43. 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
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    The MEPD TD 3677 On Patrol
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    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!
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    13. Fanmovie "Tydirium", Munich - 20.05.2017
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    Other thing I noticed is your right side between the kidney and ab plate. You're going to need to close that gap. Try using some nylon webbing and snaps. If the gap is still greater than 1/2", you will need to shim.
  49. 2 points
    You 3 look like you're about to drop the sickest mix tape ever.
  50. 2 points
    I forgot the front of the right shoulder. Small weathering detail, but i like it. So here it is
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