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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 4 points
    So here are two pictures showing the components of this pack: In the next post you will find the list of components.
  4. 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
  5. 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!
  6. 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!!
  7. 3 points
    Is it? It is. The MEPD is the oldest detachment in the 501st. The MEPD is no longer a teen. The traditional anniversary gift for 20 years? China. The modern gift? Platinum. The number one song of 2000? Faith Hill’s “Breathe“. Are there any plans for like a super cool patch? Hope this post finds everyone safe and in good health.
  8. 3 points
    The MEPD Command Staff is pleased to announce that we have a new Merchandise Officer (MBO). Anthony Paladino ( Redforce) TD-10666 comes to us with a lot of merchandise experience. Welcome to the team Trooper!
  9. 3 points
    What secret? The colour? Today i had the first fitting. Everything fits perfectly. Biceps, forearms are only fixed with tape, now I'll stick the rubber on. Then shorten the belt and the shims. Then I'll think about the helmet.
  10. 3 points
    I would like to start a WIP about the build of my new Sandtrooper. Why a new one? Well, the old one is getting on in years and after almost 60 uses the first signs of fatigue are showing. I have chosen the "Roadblock Private" as a model. I have almost finished the backpack: Like my first armor, I wanted one from Troopermaster again. I was very satisfied with the quality. In the meantime Paul has revised his forms and I now have the replacement armor. You can see a few differences. He has based himself even more closely on the original. I will gradually show the differences in the construction. The armor is now trimmed: Now it's time to adjust. I'll start with the forearms. Here is the comparison to the old ones:
  11. 3 points
    TD-10401 Requesting Deployment Name: Christine Lee 501st TD ID with a link to 501st profile: TD-10401 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=23755 MEPD forum name: Cricket Garrison: Georgia Garrison Armor and Helmet: RS Props Stunt. -Helmet off photo. -One full armor, helmet on, front photo. -One full armor, helmet on, right side photo. -One full armor, helmet on, left side photo. Showing the pouches mounted on sides if you have them and the gap closed. -One full armor, helmet on, back photo. Please note that additional weathering was applied to backpack. See detail backpack pics below. -One full armor, helmet on, back photo without backpack. -Canvas or elastic shoulder straps detail photo. -Canvas belt detail photo with pouches. -Abs details close up photo. Showing the 3 buttons an TD abdominal plate. Neck seal: Geeky Pink Pauldron: Trooper1 -Detail photos of the rubber gloves and latex handguards - Detail photos of all snaps, screws and buttons on the armor. Bucket: -A close up photo clearly showing the flat green lenses. Please note that the frown mesh has been removed! I forgot to take it off when taking initial photos. And I know that my brow is on the low side. I prefer a lower brow. -Detail photo showing no stripes on all grey traps and tears. -Detail photo of hovi-mix mic tips (or replica) mounted on helmet. -Detail photos of blue tube stripes. Backpack: Self-build from assorted vintage, found, and 3D printed parts. - Detail photos from all sides, separately. Weapon: Praetorian DLT-19. -At least one picture showing the whole weapon. -Detail pictures of mods required for the specific weapons. Finally: -One (or several) full body action (or attitude poses) good quality picture. And these last few just for fun. This is me and my son. He's trying out the kit I 3D printed for him for the first time, so this was an awesome outing for both of us. Please let me know if you need additional photos! Thank you for your time and consideration to the MEPD Police Officer Program. -- Cricket TD-10401
  12. 3 points
    Hello my fellow MEPD troopers, I am writing today to discuss some opportunities to help out in the MEPD. This has certainly been a crazy year. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. We are currently working on getting some 20thanniversary merch out as soon as we can. We have hit a few obstacles this year which have slowed down this process, but we will get something out ASAP. I would like to fill a couple of command staff positions and am asking if there are volunteers who who like to assist and fill these roles for the MEPD? The first position is for another junior PR person to help with the social media posted for the detachment. This member would be on a rotation to assist in creating posts and announcements on our various social media platforms. The second open position would be for a new Merchandising Officer. This person would be responsible for creating and maintaining all of the MEPD merchandise. For this position, I would highly recommend already having some legion merch run experience. These are both positions which require some time commitments to do these duties justice. I ask that anyone interested consider this when offering to help. I look forward to working with some new folks soon!
  13. 3 points
    Hey Glen, Yes, much better photo there! Thanks! Dremel will take longer for bigger areas. It will be faster to cut larger areas first, followed by Dremel to finish and sand the areas smooth. Dremel is good for tight or curved areas. I end up with more white ABS "dust" than anything else when using my Dremel. It melts, but not as much as you think it will. Test on some scrap plastic first, and you'll see what I mean. I'm seeing a few fitting adjustments that you might want to take a look at. I've highlighted the areas in the photo below. 1. Your belt is off center. The center button should line up roughly where the middle of the ab is (green vertical line). A little rotation of that should do the trick! 2. Your thighs are rotating out. The fronts of the shins should line up with the fronts of the thighs, and currently, the thighs don't line up. This is because the thighs need to be trimmed down. Once they've been trimmed to fit correctly for length, this issue should resolve itself. (tips to do this below) 3. Your bicep looks like it's kind of jammed into your armpit, but this might be the angle of the photo. You can always trim the bicep parts from the top to allow for comfort. 4. The top backs of your shins can be trimmed for mobility and comfort. As they look now, you might end up with some fairly decent armor bites back there! The photo below shows the kind of trimming that is typically acceptable for TKs. I've trimmed the backs of all of my TK builds. Don't trim beyond the ridge of the parts. You can trim in a more square cut or a curved cut- your choice. I used a pencil to trace initial cut lines, Lexan scissors to cut the bulk of the areas out, then finished with the Dremel. Here's a pic of what mine look like: Now about thigh trimming. Here's how I do mine: Put on one thigh with your torso. Using a pencil, you're going to mark along the areas of the thighs where they hit the cod. You'll be essentially tracing the cod where it overlaps on the thigh. You will be removing more material from the inside areas of the thighs than anywhere else. Remove the thigh and trim conservatively at the pencil line. Try the thigh on again, mark where the cod hits the thigh as you move around (you may hear it or feel it as you walk), remove the thigh, trim, repeat until you notice very minimal clicking of the cod/thigh. Repeat with the other thigh. This is a tedious process, but it really works nicely to shorten the thigh and also maintain some of the original lines of the tops of the thighs. Below is a pic of my RS Props TD (converted from TK). Remember, I'm 5'4", so I had to remove quite a bit from the tops of those thighs. I even recreated the left thigh notch. That being said, I removed very, very little from the outer thighs. Bottom line: use the cod as your guide for trimming. Once the thighs are trimmed to move a little more freely around the cod/butt plate area, the thighs will have less of a tendency to rotate outwards (that cod is currently pushing on them). Hope this helps!
  14. 3 points
    @Mython, @lordabell, @21718, @ShoretrooperMike, @doubledx, access granted, welcome Troopers.
  15. 3 points
    I'm not so sure if you will be happy with the quality, it seems to be molded and cast as one piece, hence some missing details, e.g. the scoperail, the front sight. In addition the triggerguard is like a mixture of regular E-11 and Tunisian Bapty E-11. I would recommend going for other makers products, like Imperial Warfighters or Sheartech (you can find both on FB). Those are way more accurate.
  16. 3 points
    Allright, let´s get this started. By no means do I consider this to be complete nor without certain grey areas that can be lively discussed in this thread by you all as soon as I have finished this and it´s open to the public to be discussed. First of all it has to be noted that there are different versions of this pack. These are worn by the following troopers (in order as they appear in the movie), here come the screen references: 1 Davin Felth in the "Look Sir, droids"-scene. Pack is still flawless in factory fresh shape/no tape/everything still holding together 2 The "Move along"-captain, portrayed by the great Anthony Forrest in the roadblock scene. The pack is already starting to come apart, tape is used to hold it together. 3 possibly also used by "Mr No-Brow"??? (he´s standing behind the trooper wearting pack#2) I think it´s possible because of the angle the radardish is mounted. 4 The Cantina Captain. Tape is used and a labpipe has been added. 5 The Captain in the Falcon-take-off-scene (spinning around). Looks like there´s even more tape used to hold the lower seed tray together, note that to me it seems that there is no more blue-grey visible on the right side of said tray. Next post will be a breakdown of the the components of this specific pack. Cheers mates
  17. 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
  18. 3 points
    As you can tell, I have decided to share ALL of my Sandtrooper Pack Files, this includes Magma and Jedha. It will take me a little while to upload these, but I hope people enjoy. You will be able to build the entire Magam and Jedha packs from these files. These files cost me a couple of thousand dollars just on design. I feel like it is time I share them with everyone. I will send you the google drive links to the files in the 3D File link you sent me.
  19. 3 points
    Here's another photo of the radio I found in the archives Charlie
  20. 2 points
    Hi everyone I am Cesar I just wanted to say hi to all Sandies out there. I want to say thank in advance for all of you and the hard work you guys have put into the MEPD. I am new into all these 501st stuff, navigating through these website. I live in Richmond Hill Ga. I have been working on my Sandie for almost 4 years now and is almost complete, seems after you finish something, something else comes up! Is been a sweet ride... All of u guys look incredible, and I am hoping to look like some of u guys! And get that cool looking card u guys have. I am not a kid I am 56 now, but I never going to get old, and let my kid dreams vanish! When I first saw New Hope I was 13 it was incredible!! Sandies always were the best in my heart! That is why MEPD is the best, top dogs!! That is why it is so amazing to be part of you!
  21. 2 points
    Name: Björn Dapper Legion ID: TD-82112 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=28111 Forum Name: doubledx Garrison: German Garrison about the pouches, I will replicate the Door Alley Trooper after the PO status (next stage is Swat) and the Trooper wears only 2 pouches, this is why I don't add the shoulder pouch. here 2 reference pictures Armor details: Boots, Gloves, Neckseal, Pouldron, Pouches E-11 Bapty Blaster Helmet: Backpack: greetings Björn
  22. 2 points
    October 31, 2020 - Greenbrier Farms, Columbus, OH, USA.
  23. 2 points
    Hi Christine, welcome and thanks for your interest in becoming a deployed Police Officer of the MEPD. You have done an overall amazing job: -very tidy application – thanks for that -great quality build, both, armor and backpack. I assume the fitting wasn´t easy, we also have a lady in our squad and I know how much time and effort has gone into making her armor fit. Your gear suits you very well, it looks really cool and – what is most important - you look really happy. -the backpack is gorgeous too, kudos to you for building it yourself. -your sons armor is awesome! And you have 3D printed, built and painted all of that yourself? You´ve got some serious skills and my greatest respect,great paintjob too. I really like those pics, thanks for sharing. At first glance everything looks good and I really dig your weathering but let´s get into those details with the review. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Christine Lee Legion ID: TD-10401 Forum Name: Cricket Garrison: Georgia Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* It seems people already know me and my preference for the higher brow. However, I am getting used to seeing the lower brows and have to admit that I actually have grown more fond of it. One thing to mention though: did you paint the helmet or did the guys and gals at RS do that? Here´s the reason why I am asking: you have clearly used a stencil which is absolutely okay but the direction of the brush strokes is wrong, it should be painted vertically. But do not worry, this isn´t going to hinder your approval. RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* Nice armor, great job in making it fit. RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: see comments b. weathering: check *additional comments* Your pack looks great with all those original vintage parts. I really dig it that you even took the time and made the effort of adding the red support straps, good eye for the details. There are some things to address though: 1 the mortar tube detail is too long, you will have to trim it a little further to match screen references as no pack had such a long detail. 2 The grey bottles have the right colour but they are way too shiny (while the this isn´t as obvious with the seedtrays, which is quite interesting). Also they are too thin which makes them look too long as well, so please get some new bottles which are larger in diameter (this will make it look much more screen accurate, trust me) and give them a final satin matte clear coat. RESULT ON BACKPACK PENDING Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* Nice DLT, great details. Is that a Hyperfirm or an RS? Still…I always encourage people to go “full Bapty”… and there is a Bapty variant of the DLT-19 too…would also be much more in line with those red back support straps. RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Christine, this was your first review! There´s not much to do, those small changes will be a walk in the park, especially knowing that you´ve built that pack yourself, so you know how it comes apart and goes back together again. I expect to hear from you soon, keep up the great work. Cheers Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
  24. 2 points
    1. Troop - 17.10.2020 Outpost One in Dassow (Germany)
  25. 2 points
    All of our gear is wonky as hell and it's good! I think you can sand down the top and bottom edge just a tiny bit more until you're almost where the block begins. For the left and right side, have a look at screencaps: They weren't all the same, so don't worry too much about measurements.
  26. 2 points
    Hey Glen, I'm on the short side at 5'4", and I've built 4 TKs (and assisted sizing down several more), so I know a little about trimming for height. I might be able to give some guidance. Your photo is showing as an itty bitty image though, even when enlarged. Any chance on sharing a larger pic? The Dremel is your friend when it comes to trimming. But for cutting off a larger amount, you might want to trim off the bulk first, then finish with the Dremel. Tin snips can behave aggressively with the ABS sometimes when you cut on a curve and can leave you with extra sanding work to do. A better alternative would be to use a curved pair of Lexan scissors. I own many pairs of Lexan scissors in both straight and curved shapes, and they do an amazing job of cutting plastic.
  27. 2 points
    Just recieved the message that I've got approved. TD 30729 is reporting for duty! Next step: PO
  28. 2 points
    And i miss the loading lever. It usually looks good in the pictures, but in reality? that doesn't convince me.
  29. 2 points
    Brian, let´s go! Application Review: Part 2 Name: Brian Hannah Legion ID: TD-35500 Forum Name: Lukris Garrison: UKG ISS Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check 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 WEAPON Checked & Cleared Brian, this was you’re second and final review, great work, congrats brother! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. Now, you are a member of the Police Officers, the Elite Troopers of Tatooine! 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. Bigwam - MEPD Deployment Officer
  30. 2 points
    Hi, Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get good quality parts for the backpack? I've managed to source a few originals and also some nice printed parts but some didn't come out so well The pieces I am missing are those inside the green line in this pic. I might have a line on a Sonix kit but any more options are welcome. Thx AW
  31. 2 points
    It's not necessary to add any weathering to your undersuit mate.
  32. 2 points
    57. After a Corona Break, finally a troop again. Wedding in Günzburg. 19.06.2020
  33. 2 points
    First couple of coats and a sand down Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  34. 2 points
    Hello Jack, it seems a little strange to me that I've heard from people sending you private messages and not getting any replies from you... If you really have these syphons, please open a new thread in the for sale section and post real pictures and prices as well.
  35. 2 points
    Hello, please post it here: http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/13-for-sale-or-trade-non-501st-items-only/ With Price, with shipping costs and so on ...
  36. 2 points
    List of components: "shotgunshells"/"capacitors": the source of this particular greeblie isn´t completely clear yet, however, as long as it looks right, it will work, this can easily be self-built, you just need some kind of plastic tube - with a diameter of around 2cm - and fill it with epoxy or putty adding a little "antenna" at the front, for this you can use wire. Here are some screen references. and this is what mine look like: there´s obviously a black plastic plate between these shells and the seedtray, it was probably easier for the prop department to attach them this way.
  37. 2 points
    1. 06/06/2020 - Pawfest 4Paws4Rescue Fundraiser Was about 100 degrees and 60% humidity for this troop. Reminded me of my time on Sullust
  38. 2 points
    I just measured my suit and these measurements are taken at the very top and bottom of each part. Shoulder bell: 300mm long - 300mm wide Bicep outer: Top 190mm - bottom 170mm Bicep inner: Top 175mm - bottom 155mm Forearm outer: Top 165mm - bottom 135mm Forearm inner: Top 165mm - bottom 135mm Thigh outer: Top 270mm - bottom 200mm Thigh inner: Top 350mm - bottom 250mm Calf outer: Top 210mm - bottom 160mm Calf inner: Top 210mm - bottom 160mm Use these measurements as guides only. They will fit someone with a medium to slim build but always double check the fit before you cut anything. If you need more specific details, just let me know.
  39. 2 points
    here are the pics from the right forearm and bicep greetings Björn
  40. 2 points
    Help is here Okay, my first recommendation is not to measure any of the edges where your joining strips will go. None of the edges are straight and you will end up cutting too much away or have a wonky edge. The best way to trim the edges is to lay your joining strips onto the armour where you want them and mark the middle of the strip onto the armour on both ends (top and bottom), then join up the marks and trim. If you end up with 8mm or 9mm, so be it - all good For the bicep sizing (and all other parts) I wouldn't recommend trimming them smaller than the original armour. It will look odd and you will probably have a hard time getting the parts to fit together. That said, it can be done at your own risk. The measurement across the top of the bicep is 190mm and at the bottom 170mm. Inner part is 180mm at the top and 160mm at the bottom. Use these measurements as a guide and see how you go. The edges have flat spots and this is where you should be aiming to glue your joining strips. For the forearms, outer top is 165mm and bottom is 135mm. Inner top is 165mm and bottom is 135mm. Again, this has flat edges both sides to glue your strips to. If you lay your strips onto the edges and mark the middle of the strip, these are the numbers you should end up with. Don't worry if you end up with slightly higher or lower numbers - it's all good. Obviously you can trim them down slightly but post photos to show us how they look before you go too far. Hope this helps
  41. 2 points
    Hey my friends, after upgrading my pack#3 to SWAT standards, which you can see in this thread: it was time for something new. I always liked the layout and the details of pack#1 and after reading 519 Trooper´s build, which you can find here: I was inspired to start the build. I have to thank 519 Trooper for writing such a great tutorial and I mainly followed his build thread which also contains a whole lot of great reference material so I will focus on those aspects where I chose a different approach. I still have some Karrimor frames at home and was able to get one which didn´t have the right shape but the correct red fabric back support straps. After getting all the right parts ready (my spec list is almost identical to that of 519 Trooper) I put it all together to see what the layout and the dimensions looked like. It also took me some time to decide which box to take for the box on the right at the top. I don´t really think that it´s a Brexton Box as the edges seem too sharp in the screen grabs, the Brexton box has quite round edges. I even bought a colorful used Tupperware box of ebay. the size was good but the shape wasn´t, so I finally decided to use that boxes yellow lid and for the box I used a black electronics project box and bolted them together. but I think I can see a small indentation in the middle of the screen-used box, added that: before: after: I then started working on the bottle on the top tray, had to search for a while to find one where I liked the shape at the top but it still was too long so I had to shorten it where I deviate from other approaches as I found it easier to cut it off at the bottom and then insert the bottom part again, I´ve left a tiny lip and just cut out a little triangle in this lip so I was able to easily push it in and I glued it back inside using E6000. Afterwards I sanded it down and voila, the edge wasn´t really visible anylonger and surely would be even more unobtrusive after spraypainting and weathering. I´m sorry now that I didn´t document every step of this build with pictures but I hope you get the idea. edit: I´ve found the missing picture, showing the bottle as I had cut it apart:
  42. 2 points
    Hi, here s a little update: next was the build from the little pipe on the left. I designed a top greeblie and print it out, after glued on a 32mm pipe, sanding and painting attached to the pack. Next was the greeblie for the Gio Style bottle, here the same, I made a 3d model and print it. Sanding and painting, attached to the bottle and mount the Bottle to the Pack. I sanded the box for the hose and fill some gaps with modelling clay. Sanded all and paint it. Put all parts together and this is what it looks right now. you see I add round piece behind the hose box. see this picture I waiting for the new radish (transparency) and I must add the greebie on the tray. Radio: Trimming the faceplate building the case for the radio filler and sanding and this it how it looks at the moment greetings
  43. 2 points
    Thanks bro... I will apply this idea of yours to my shins! Sent from my LYA-L29 using Tapatalk
  44. 2 points
    The little bit of velcro you see on the front in that pic is to hold them onto the boot at the bottom.
  45. 2 points
    That sometimes depends on the maker of your armor and whether it is acrylic capped ABS, as paint doesn't stick very well to the material. Actually 48 hours should be fine. Some add a final layer of clearcoat or even hairspray, maybe try it on a scrap piece a part of your armor which is less noticeable, just in case you aren't happy with the result.
  46. 2 points
    Thanks for having me on the team Chief!
  47. 2 points
    Hey guys! how are you doing? This is a post to show my new handguards, bought from welshchris77 I must say, this are the most beautiful handguards i have ever seen, that's what called my attention in the first place, beautifully crafted and besides that Chris uses a procedure to increase the tear resistant of the piece, also he adds a thin piece of fabric (which i don't remember the name) under the handguard to facilitate the gluing with the glove. Something important for those looking to reach higher levels inside the legion (police officer & swat), is that these will help you to get there, according to Chris he reach out to Hausi to ask him about the approvability of his creation and he got a positive answer. I totally recommend these, affordable price, good construction, beautiful and level 3 approvable if weathered correctly. Please bros, show yours handguards here, i would like to see them, any comments, question, experiences with handguards that can help the newbies and future legionnaires are welcome here. I did and unboxing but haven't upload de vid, soon i will edit this post to put the link Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  48. 2 points
    Try here pal: https://www.epicmilitaria.com/mp40-luftwaffe-blue-canvas-ammo-pouches.html https://www.militarytour.com/mp-38-40-schmeisser-pouch.html https://www.imperialboots.com/product/mp40/ https://trooperbay.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Mp40 Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  49. 2 points
    Two troops in one day! Troop #1 12-7-19 Asheville Comic Con Asheville, NC I'm taking a break from my Death Trooper kit for a bit. Back in the Sandy! Fun day trooping with the Carolina Garrison. The guys are great and always make out-of-Garrison troopers feel at home. Troop #2 12-7-19 Elizabethton Christmas Parade Elizabethton, TN Into another state for another event! The Elizabethton Christmas Parade is an event we do every year and is one of the most fun. The crowd was large and enthusiastic to see so many Star Wars characters in one place!
  50. 2 points
    Thank you Roger Weathering done... and here it is. with this indoor shot taken yesterday evening, the wash with Vallejo earts is still missing as I applied it today but because of the lighting, the details are clearer to see: Today I took some outdoor shots in the morning, trying to recreate the lighting of the movie with the sun/light coming from the left side: here´s the original helmet in the movie: I finally added the lense foil and took some more pics from all sides: I can already say that I´m not completely happy with the flame detail on the forehead as it is slighly too small and a little too far left. I´m going to improve this on my next helmet. Cheers mates.
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