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  1. 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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  3. 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.
  4. 3 points
    Hello! I know the crl is in development, but I wanted to share some pictures to see if anyone has any advice on how my armor looks and is strapped. I've never done a 501st costume of put anything before the GMLs for approval before so any help would be appreciated! I already know there are a couple of adjustments like bringing up the pack and fastening my shoulder bells down. Also forgot a hand plate on the one without the pack. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. 3 points
    It is about time know that I start this. 1. 24.06.2018 Local Football game 2. 01.07.2018 Comic Con Stuttgart
  6. 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!
  7. 3 points
    Here to chime in some encouragements... i say this is a good one, one with "effort" in presentation. "wow" on that UP100 syphon. Good luck!
  8. 3 points
    If you took the time to look at my pictures you will see I’m only wearing the orange pauldron. I purchased both, weathering both, pictured both and then decided I would go for clearance using the orange. Please can this comment be removed from my deployment request because it is not relevant. Regards Darren Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 3 points
    3. 29.09.2018 Fiktion trifft Realität 2018 Speyer
  10. 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!!
  11. 3 points
    You'll need to do a little more research than that Dave! Not least as it will depend massively on what kit you get and how much work you need to do to it to fit your own body shape. I'd suggest reading through some of the many build threads on here or whitearmor as a starting point to get an idea of what to expect. Then once you've decided on a kit, start up your own build thread and start asking any questions you still have at that point. Remember, first rule of MEPD club (and any other detachment) research, research research. Good luck bud!
  12. 3 points
    This (or the deployed artwork) will be made into a nice wall poster, thanks Greg (Wook1138) for putting me in such nice surroundings
  13. 3 points
    Hey guys, I wanted to share my experience building my own pack frame. I partially wanted to save some money, but it also just seemed like a fun challenge. I initially thought about getting an aluminum pipe bender and doing it with aluminum, but I figured that would be a huge headache, so I went with PVC. The primary issue with heat gunning/bending pvc is that it kinks really easily, so I did some research online of different methods, and I came across some unique solutions that I use here - First I gathered as many dimensions as I could of the frame. It seems like there’s a couple variations of the Karrimor brand out there, but I feel like the trapezoid style with the single top bar is the closest (from what I’ve seen). Juan posted a great photo of his frame with a load of dimensions, so that was my starting point. I also used Airborne troopers build as a reference for curves and placement of trays which was really helpful. NOTE: I have the Trooperbay pack starter kit, and I believe some of the dimensions are off by a bit, specifically on the seed trays, but it’s what I have, so I fudged a couple measurements to work better with the trays that I have. Materials: 1/2” PVC piping (it says 1/2”, but the real diameter is 3/4”) Sand (I used a bag of play sand) Masking tape Heat gun An old pot Oven mitt Thick gloves Small funnel Wooden dowel slightly smaller than the interior of the PVC First I drew out a template of the trapezoid shape (the bottom of the frame) that I could follow to bend the pipe to shape. Next I marked the halfway point on the pipe, and the first two bends. Then I masked off one end of the pipe and filled it to the brim with sand using the small funnel Once the amount of sand had been measured out, I dumped it into a pot and put it on the stove on high heat for about 5 - 10 minutes. You basically just want it as hot as possible. At this point I was ready to pour it back in the pipe and tape the other end off with masking tape. I made sure I had my thick gloves on and oven mitt close by, and also made sure I had the template all ready to go. Here’s a gif of how soft the pipe gets just a minute or so after pouring the sand in and taping it off. Now I was able to lay the pipe on the template and slowly bend it to match the form I had drawn out. I used a heat gun a little bit for the corners, but I’m not sure it was even necessary. The hot sand acted as more than just the heating element, it also prevented the pipe from kinking and collapsing in on itself. I waited for the PVC to cool to hold the shape, then used a heat gun to bend the 45 degree angles, using the floor and wall to prop it up while it cooled. The next thing I needed to do was to give the long vertical pipes a subtle bend backwards. I sketched out what I felt like the curve should be, and then re-heated the sand for one side at a time. The sand is much more effective for soft subtle curves than a heat gun. (I also used a bojangles setup to prop everything up for a while to cool) I repeated the process on the other side... And also used the heated sand technique to bend the crossbar with a gentle curve. I cut it a couple inches longer than I’d need. To attach the crossbar, I cut it down to the distance between the crossbars plus about an inch. Then I wrapped a piece of PVC with sandpaper to sand down the ends of the crossbar so it would fit nicely in place. To attach the crossbar, I decided to use a couple wooden plugs (I made by whittling down the shape from a dowel) with pilot holes drilled in them that can be screwed in from the outside. Then I hammered them into the ends of the crossbar to be flush with the shallowest point. After drilling pilot holes in the frame, I screwed into the crossbar wood plugs to fasten it in place. Once that was in place, I cut the ends off the frame to about 3” above the crossbar, and voila! After a coat of paint and some old backpack straps, I’ll have a Karrimor-esque frame for about $10. I hope that this might help some people build their own affordable pack frame!
  14. 3 points
    Just artworked a new and in higher resolution PO Deployed background. Hope you like the upgrade.
  15. 2 points
    Troop #1 Date: 2018/10/13 Event: Star Wars Reads Day Location: Severna Park, MD
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    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
  17. 2 points
    Troop #1 - Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut - August 2018 What can I say....the ladies do love the dirty one. http://www.norwichbulletin.com/photogallery/CT/20180818/PHOTOGALLERY/818009999/PH/1?start=4
  18. 2 points
    I have attached mine with Zip ties like alot of others have. I found though that while trooping they shifted apart (up & down) so to fix the problem I made an internal frame to support the top tray so I am still able to split them apart should something break and have to be replaced. Because I built my own pack, I was able to reuse some of the parts left over from the build. My seed trays came as little green houses so the clear tops were left over. I used these to make the internal frame and they work well after a little bit of cutting
  19. 2 points
    Almost finished. I need some good Powerzylinders. i think, i will buy it by Fieldmarshal.
  20. 2 points
    24. Killyleagh Food Festival 15 Sept 2018 Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  21. 2 points
    .....and the CRL has been send to the LMO's for reviewing. Stay tuned Mimban troopers of the MEPD!!
  22. 2 points
    Wow, your new paintjob is such an improvement, great work! The ring around the barreltip is a little too thick though, I also had to change mine as you can find in my SWAT thread. But overall nice looking BFG and it suits you well!
  23. 2 points
    We should we wrapping up the CRL soon. We have photos ready just finalizing the draft ASAP! More news soon!
  24. 2 points
    Finished the parts today, need to get it dirty. I'm quite happy how the endresult turned out, although there is always room for improvment. I'm exited for the first troop with it, it is so heavy. Many thanks to Roger, Urs and all other troopers helping me.
  25. 2 points
    Thats the one i ordered and does indeed have the leather grommets.