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    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.
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    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!
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    Swat MEPD v52.xlsx here is a List of Swat officers showing Name, ID, Trooper, Emulated, Garrison This Currently Has up to SWAT Member #52 who will be next ? stay tuned Swat MEPD v52.xlsx updated 12-May-2018
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    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!
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    When attending an event some time ago I saw some Jawas carrying around a C3PO head as some kind of trophy... and I really liked the idea ... and wanted to copy it. How great would it be to roam around as a Sandtrooper carrying around the greatest trophy one could imagine: the head of the droid we were indeed looking for So after doing some research I was lucky enough to find this: it´s made of Aluminium and seems pretty sturdy, I will probably add some wires hanging out of it, so it looks like it has just been ripped out viciously from the rest of the body of a poor astromech. Maybe also some kind of grip on the inside so it´s easier to carry around. And for those times when it´s not needed for trooping, my wife has allowed me to use it as a lamp above our dining table. That rules! Cheers mates
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    My only issue with the 3-color camo is that it is very representational of a particular conflict. (not to dip into politics and stuff). With a fictional force I'd just as soon avoid real-world-conflicts. Even if I have said boonie. Something less immediately identifiable is my personal preference.
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    He missed the announcement about putting all your folding trays in the upright position....lol
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    I had to build my 3 button plate to. I used domed head car interior trim clips. When I built my Tie kit I needed to use 2 of them in the trident area and so I had 4 left. Cut the backs off and glue them to some styrene sheet, a bit of paint and all good
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    Now that you put the idea out there, I need a 3PO head!!!
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    I would go as far saying a 3/4 sized shield should be made or whatever to fit the hat without going down to the brim.
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    Ok....here it goes. Already showed the added snap and the toned down back plate. Here is the final piece:
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    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.
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    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!
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    Ok Boys, Fact is - PO is an upgrade. A level higher than basic and closer to the original. That means, closer to the role model, closer to the film. So, show me one of the Sandtroopers in the film with a sticker on the shoulder bell. PO means: Closer to the original. As good as possible. Therefore, there are two options for a level upgrade and getting the PO-Status: - remove the decal from the shoulder bell - change the shoulder bell These are standards that apply to everyone: No stickers on the Armor for PO. And Lee, It has nothing to do with taking the fun out of the thing. It's nice to honor your founder with this stiker, but rules are rules. And rules are only rules if they are the same for everyone. Yes - you are right. But as accurate as it gets. Thanks.
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    All, There haven't been a lot of changes in the staff for 2018/2019. There is one big change though and that is that Strider is stepping down as XO and Henselmoster will fill his position. The job of Chief Media Officer will be filled by Punisha. Furthermore the Media team will exist out of Airborne Trooper and Lovemonkey as Intelligence Officers. The position of Sgt. at Arms will be filled by Scribbler next to his task as one of our Deployment Officers. The other Deployment Officers are Hausi and bigwam. As our Financial Officer Trooper1 is still the man in charge. Other interesting tasks like the Armorer program will be monitored by Punisha andAirborne Trooper. Lovemonkey will have the honorable task, besides being part of the media team, to get us to 500 deployed troops this year and SandmanTigui will keep assisting Gordonator, our Merchandise Officer. The trooper responsible for our tech will remain Happytrooperdotcom. With further ado I'd like to present you to our staff for 2018/ 2019: 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 Systems Admin (SA): Damon Degner ( Happytrooperdotcom) TD-10900 Don't be afraid to contact one of us when needed, we're here for you all! -dutchy
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    A wetterdamp thank you coming your way @Joe Versku!! Thanks Urs and we've gotten yet another exciting year ahead!! The MEPD train is moving forward with a steady pass now Thanks a lot bro'!! See ya soon
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    Hi there, although I already signed up for the forum in 2014, it took over 3 1/2 years for my first post ;-) I'm Kai, a 47 year old child from germany and I love to run around in plastic.... I think it is about time to get dirty....so hopefully my WIP will start soon. I'm still in research mode and gathering all the parts I need....
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    First of all, @Lovemonkey, thanks for the clean race! My thanks go out to each and everyone witin the MEPD that have placed their trust in me for another year! I sincerely feel humbled that you have voted for me! Get your complimentary glass of blue milk at the Cantina today! After that, let's get back to work
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    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!
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    YEASSSSSSS !!!!!! This part here... this one right here is .... HAPPINESS ! i thank you brothers and sisters of MEPD for this. Special thanks to guidance from @Hausi & @Strider. Their constructive advices truly justify the end ! I promise to uphold this SWAT standard status that is bestowed to me by the community. Won't let you all down. & icing to the cake, i was just made the GML for my garrison, Garuda Garrison Indonesia. SWAT will be a title that i will hold high ! Salute brothers & sisters of MEPD
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    I have already started on this pack and can't wait to start on a R1 TK/TD!
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    I know I already posted it, but damn thats a nice radio. Its staring at me until I finally get some time to work on this pack!
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