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  1. 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...
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    Recently I bought a Hyperfirm RT-97C. The details on the blaster I think great, only the paint has not quite promised me. I also wanted to modify some other little things. For the paint job, I took my real MG-15 as a role model. Before: After: I attached a strap to the drum After painting, I thought the single point scope had to be reworked as well. But what to use for the neon stick ...? My daughter had the idea. Now, it looks so much better than before ....
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    Look Sir Droids is gone?!? Fortunately, I save everything Sandtrooper related, just in case! http://tk386.com/backpacks/ I'll have to dig to see if I can find the pictures from Strider's thread. Charlie
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    Troop #18 10/27/19 Boo at the Zoo, Sacramento CA After too long of a break, I managed to get in a fun troop. Security Detail on a very odd transport Had to join forces with a Jedi to battle a rouge Jurassic Park CosPlayer And we found a droid
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    53. Heart for Life - Charity, Senden, 12.03.19
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    Troop #21 Date: 2019/10/12 Event: Star Wars Reads Day 2019 Location: Lubbock, TX
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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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    There is an another thread on the SE research that I used as basis for my research and I also used the one on the whitearmor.net. Here is what I have found and I hope this further helps to complete the CRL and possible PO and SWAT reference builds. Starting from left to right: Trooper 1: wearing RotJ TK boots, missing ammo pouch from belt, no rivets on the belt for holster, standard RotJ suit, ANH pauldron, no foam padding inside shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 2: small separation of white U-trim around the thigh, no white U-trim on the bottom of the chest plate, RotJ boots, ANH pauldron, no foam underneath shoulder bells, standard RotJ suit, no rivets on belt for holster, RotJ E-11, and standard backpack. Trooper 3: RotJ armor suit, ANH TK boots, foam padding underneath shoulder bell, RotJ E-11, neoprene or rubber pauldron, not sure on the rivets on the belt, I believe the last two troopers are using a 1st version of the backpack (need to confirm with Crooknight). Trooper 4: weathered heavily compared to the other four, neoprene or rubber pauldron, RotJ armor suit, RotJ E-11, ANH TK boots, not sure on the rivets, and 1st version backpack (?) The trooper above is Ted Gagliano and he did not move in this scene and is the fifth SE sandtrooper. He is using a RotJ armor suit, has rivets on the belt from where the holster should have been, backpack, RoTJ E-11, and no TK boots (wearing shoes) as he did not want to move in the sand. See photo below. I plan to update as I find more information, but I believe this is all that there is on the SE sandtroopers. I hope to find more photos...
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    Thanks Jcalus! But all credit of course goes to Knopi for the great idea A bit more progress today, as I finished the mounting system for the brexton box using a piece of wood and 2 brass insert nuts: Like the Sonix, the brexton box is attached to the metal frame inside the seed tray. The top and bottom parts of the brexton box are held together with superglue. Made a similar system for the top bottle, again using a piece of wood and 2 brass insert nuts: As you can see, I also managed to apply a couple of coats of primer to the pieces that are gonne be painted in the RAL 7031 color. Also hit the black pieces with a few layers of matte clear coat: I guess I went a little heavy on the brexton box, but I'm gonna weather it anyway som I'm not gonna worry too much about it. While all of this was going on, the shoulder straps were in the washing machine with some black dye powder. The result is...not overwhelmingly positive, to say the least They used to be greenish-brown; now they're a slightly darker shade of greenish brown. I guess the straps are made of polyester, and hence very difficult to dye. Any tips? Otherwise, I'm gonna have to scavenge some black shoulder straps from another backpack somewhere, or make some new ones myself Plan for tomorrow is painting the grey parts in the correct color, and mounting the mushroom cap on the top bottle using the soda bottle method I saw in this thread: -Christian
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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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    I appreciate the file and yes it will be need to updated quite a bit. Here is what I found in my research as well as the photos I have. NO ANH or ESB armor will work, even for lower levels as All SE sandtroopers are using ROTJ replica armors from the Star Wars tours in 1995. There are no mods to their armor at all. It simply a ROTJ cast and utilizes all of the ROTJ CRL (exception is the shoulder straps) . Must be a black ANH pauldron or a rubber cast pauldron to simulate an ANH look. Shoulder bells must have foam padding inside. Boots can be from ROTJ or ANH. Back pack should NOT be optional as all SE sandtroopers are visually wearing them on screen. ROTJ E-11 blaster only. That should do it for the SE sandtrooper and I have photos to prove all that is mentioned above. I am so excited to work on this and plan to update the thread this weekend with new photos. I have been working on the trimming and plan to sand this weekend. Thanks!
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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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    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.
  16. 2 points
    Congratulations to @Bobby Boucher for completing 25 troops! Hope to see you hit your goal by the end of the year.
  17. 1 point
    Hello MEPD brothers and sisters, I'd thank to first thank you all for putting your trust in me this year. I am here to be of service to you and the greatest detachment in the legion! Feel free to message me with any thoughts, questions, or concerns this year. We will all miss Dutchy, but he will still be helping the team with the new CRL's. I feel that the command staff has been a strong team for the past few years. So with that said, there will be very few changes to the staff. The only changes are me as CO and someone to fill my Chief Media Officer position. For that position, I have decided to add what I believe is the first Desert Fox to the command staff. 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 Deployment Officer (DO): Justus Parinussa(Dutchy) TD-1560 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): Quinn Brown (SandEEQuiNN) TD-91197 Public Relations Officer(PRO): Vincent(m4vrick) TD-17778 Systems Admin (SA): Damon Degner ( Happytrooperdotcom) TD-10900 I look forward to another amazing year for the MEPD. Thank you all again. Tim (Punisha) TD-10930
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    Congratulations to the team!
  19. 1 point
    I love it when a pack comes to life! Great work Björn.
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    Looks amazing Urs, I love the detail and work put into this build. I am also honoured that some of my tutorials helped you out.
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    Looks like a solid A-Team. Lets get the party started! Congrats Tim and looking forward to a fulfilling year under your leadership. Btw we need more donuts and milk in the pantry.
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    Thanks, I have checked out that post in FISD about who to buy from and who to avoid, which was very helpful and I use constantly as reference. I am in contact with several of them, leaning towards RS so far. I’ll keep you posted on who I go with. Love your last statement. Go Mando!
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    I like this style, less is more, is has to be sand, you know because "sandtrooper", sometimes we see weathering that seems more like military camouflage or a oily mechanic Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
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    Thanks so much for the links! I appreciate it!
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    I can’t speak too much to the fullers earth method as my kit is weathered with acrylic paints, but one nice thing is that it won’t wash off or easily smudge. I assume that would be more of a risk with the fullers earth but I could be wrong. You can always just do both too! Maybe try a few different methods on a couple pieces of scrap or a shoulder bell first Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The correct Shires Siphon Version for this specific backpack is imho the one with “Made in England” on top of the round section. It also features a smaller diameter “nipple” on top so the screenused looks different to what most of us have, even though we have original Shires siphons. I tried to get my hands on one of these for month, even years now...uberrare it seems! Here is a picture showing this specific siphon... Note: This is a UP100, so also not completely screenaccurate!
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    81.- YepaFest! (OCT-26-2019) - Colegio México, Mexico City
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    Hi More pics https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNnpLXCt75ZjVD1NgggUN2YUbd_UCV7ZOBlEh_Nh7B2-r9sXvjVmWjwLtg3RnV3vQ?key=Zk1sSDRjbGlBQV9lLTRlVFlTTkE1YW5oUXpQRmlR BH
  30. 1 point
    Cut a disc from 2mm plasticard, have a dome nut but not sure if it is the correct size? It fits a 8mm thread, it has a 12.5mm (1/2inch) head Sent from my SM-A310F using Tapatalk
  31. 1 point
    #21 8/25/19 Colorado Springs Comic con Sent from my LGLS740 using Tapatalk
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    #20 8/24/19 Colorado Springs Comic con Sent from my LGLS740 using Tapatalk
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    Hey Paul, hearing that you are going for SWAT is great mate! Your helmet already looks really promising, keep in mind that the right ear is a lot closer to the tear than the left one. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
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    That Weird Al gig was fun I guess, great pics.
  36. 1 point
    Thank you comrade for your post. For me it was helpful and easy to understand.
  37. 1 point
    Hey Brother, how are you? So the time of the SE TD has finally come? I did some deep research on the SE TD a few years ago when we tried to build the first CRL. I don't remember if the pictures I gathered ended up somewhere over the board, but I think I might still got them in my backup drive. Just send me a PM or even better, a mail, if you would like me to send you those files. Some are the classic references, but some are (or were) very oscure materials... let me know. Saludos.
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    #14 5/4/19 May the 4th celebration at the hanger Sent from my LGLS740 using Tapatalk
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    Troop # 16 6/8/19 Reno Ace's Star Wars Night, Reno NV Had a full on Sandy Party, two other Troopers not shown Kid and I pic So much fun on field. So crazy watching kids run down the aisle for a high five . Vaders Cool too.
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    66.- Boteo Cruz Roja (MAY-25-2019) - Cruz Roja Polanco, Mexico City
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    I see a happy trooper type o' build DLT 19! Nice. Do you have a backpack? Try to get the pictures in a post for your approval Terrell and get your approval on the way. I see you use Imgur Try this: In Imgur pick a photo. When I click it I get these options: Choose the BBCode. Copy it and past it here in your post. Looks like this: There is a preview option at the top of your post. So you can check if it works. Good luck on your approval!
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    This is how I sewed mine... Dan TD-15169 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Been so busy working on my pack almost forgot to post! Patrol #30 May the Fourth At Brawley Public Library... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sean Iron Man Day May the Fourth, 2019 Like most garrisons (I assume) May is our busiest month, and the 4th is our single most requested day for appearances, this year was no different. This year from 800 to 2100 about 20 of us trooped 8 times for a special reason. Back in February our GCO, Sean East TS-5525, passed away suddenly and without warning. It was a huge shock to all of us in the Dewback Ridge, as he was an outstanding CO and one of the nicest and most inclusive people any of us ever knew. I'm not just saying it either, he truly was. Last year he set a single year DRG troop record with 113 troops. Sean was always trying to make peoples day a little brighter, and his loss will be felt for a long ways to come. Sean always talked about trying to reach as many people as possible on May the 4th, so this year we turned it into Sean Iron Man Day, in honor of the charity and contributions of our former GCO. We did this for you Sean Troop 29: Sean Iron Man 1 Troop 30: Sean Iron Man 2 Troop 31: Sean Iron Man 3 Troop 32: Sean Iron Man 4 Troop 33: Sean Iron Man 5 Troop 34: Sean Iron Man 6 Troop 35: Sean Iron Man 7 Troop 36: Sean Iron Man 8
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    Hey Everyone Joe here. I'm currently in Garrison Titan out in Washington. Though the Army is about to move me to Florida. Currently a 501st approved sandy working on my PO Deployment fixes so I can request deployment. Need to acquire more accurate boots, couple repairs to my backpack and finish modifying my DLT-19. Check me out on Instagram and follow me @DertiBerti.
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    Great pic with those colonial marines! Guy on the right might have the bigger gun... but you still look way cooler!
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    Ok not a tour of duty,being from Florida it was to much to transport but representing MEPD @ celebration and around Chicago! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    63.- ASUA Fest for 500 children (MAR-23-2019) - Anahuac University
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    I have been using the RAL 7031 on all of my packs this year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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