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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. 7 points
    All, Our Legion Commanding Officer has stepped down. Due to private circumstances he can't dedicate himself as much as he'd love to. The remaining Legion Officers will stay in their respective functions unless they volunteerly step down too. This will not affect us as we know how to run this show ourselves Cheers!
  3. 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
  4. 4 points
    So here are two pictures showing the components of this pack: In the next post you will find the list of components.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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!!
  8. 4 points
    I will show you heer some detail pics of the "Tabby Type F". Maybe interesting for someone who wants to build one.
  9. 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
  10. 3 points
    I just completed this 3D print that I got off a fellow trooper in the garrison. The print was very thin and very rough so a lot of sanding and re enforcing was required before they were sturdy enough to troop in. Might add a little darker wash in a few spots but I am happy with the final product and should look great on the next troop! More stuff to hang off an already weighted down trooper. Let me know what you think fellow Sandie's And here is a closeup of the front lens in the sun
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 3 points
    Here's another photo of the radio I found in the archives Charlie
  15. 3 points
    I have added the finishing details to my pack, can't wait to start using it.
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  17. 3 points
    Btw. for those thinking what the **** takes him so long?.?.? Yeah, I’m looking for accuracy but that’s not sooo time consuming. Like always I’m too sidetracked with other simultaneous projects. I was never good at focusing on just one... Here are just a few of my other almost finished projects... And just because a TD helmet isn’t enough to be build, I started a complete armor about two weeks ago...
  18. 3 points
    hello guys have been meaning to post this, got this sweet sandtrooper artwork when we went to RCCC here back in september.
  19. 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...
  20. 3 points
    75.- Acustic TV Program. (AUG-27-2019) - TV Promotion for Force Con, Mexico City
  21. 3 points
    I’m pretty sure the original vintage canteens “Gio Style” are definitely what they used on the original packs. i really can’t imagine the prop department taking off the texture as it would take far too much time and they were really in a hurry just before travelling to Tunisia!
  22. 3 points
    8. Brooklyn Cyclones Star Wars Night - Coney Island, 8/17/19
  23. 3 points
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 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
  25. 2 points
    Hi, this is my first Bapty build and here are my WIP. the Grip (the longest part) the Mag housing Power Cell mod (I used old Vintage resistors) the Pipe mod I add a thin piece of metal to it, and closed the back of it with a plastic pipe first test fitting and details first paint job i need to finish the folding stock and the counter, stay tuned, more is coming.... greetings from Germany Björn / doubledx TA/TB/TS/DZ - 82112
  26. 2 points
    First couple of coats and a sand down Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. 2 points
    Hello Francisco, welcome here in the MEPD. It is always a good decision to be a sandtrooper. Show your parts here and you can certainly be helped: http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/55-ambassadorarmorer-program/ However, it can be difficult with some FX parts. Have a look at the current CRLs, what can be used: https://databank.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TD_sandtrooper By the way, your pics are great!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
    You can find Pics of the Pack in the "Falcon Take off" Scene and before in the "Alley door check" scene. The "alley door" scene plays in the film before the falcon scene, but is more damaged there than in the "falcon" scene. The difference, "Alley door" = missing rips on the unknown part upper/left, no bee-sting, no disk behind der radar dish. Here some Pics from the film: "Alley door check" "Falcon Take off"
  31. 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.
  32. 2 points
    here are the pics from the right forearm and bicep greetings Björn
  33. 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
  34. 2 points
    So it's velcro in the back (so it can be separated to put it on), and the front inside is held snug by elastic strips. However the elastic transfers the stress of clamshelling the armor to the elastic instead of putting it on the armor. If you glue the front, the stress may cause cracks. To emphasize: the only thing holding the front together are glued elastic strips (with E6000). They hold snug and you can't tell it's not glued.
  35. 2 points
  36. 2 points
    56. Modellbautage Fürstenfeldbruck, 1.3.2020
  37. 2 points
    Hi Guys, here are my build I started with the Frame, Thanks to Trevor for helping me to get a Karrimor Totem Senior. The Frame was a little bit wiggle and i curved them to the right position, then I started the first testing with the position of the trays. i glued nuts into the bottles, sanded them and paint them, for the upper bottle I cut little holes into the bottle for the screws later. I trimmed the trays and add little service hole and sanded them, add primer and paint. Thank you to Vincent for the alternative bottle, I started to cut out the inner bottle, after that I sanded all, add primer and paint to it. The Radio from Sandie Comms arrived and I build the filter case, but I'm not happy with it, I started to build a new one. the new case I build out of 2mm black ABS is much better I think, same length but I changed the width and high. for the upper right box, I used a ABS-Box with a Tupperware lip, found on Ebay time for a new test (you see the old filter case), I marked the new position of the top bar, bend the frame to the new position and cut the frame, add some holes for the new top bar, add primer and paint. next test assembling that's my current status on this WIP, more pics to come.
  38. 2 points
    Thanks for having me on the team Chief!
  39. 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
  40. 2 points
    Not sure if I should call it trooping report... because for me it's not an ordinary in costume trooping. The Rise of Skywalker had its China Premiere on Dec 18, the members of 501st Legion Chinese Garrison and Rebel Legion China Base have attend the event. We have trooped in the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Shanghai Disneytown. After the movie, we entered the Shanghai Disney Land and took some amazing photo in costume in front of the castle. I wasn't in my TD costume, because Disney China had an special arrangement. Approved by Lucas Film, my sandtrooper armor will be displayed in Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney Land for a week, along with the offical movie props. Also I was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at the premiere with Mr.Liang Yang, our new Honorary Member, who played FN-2199 in TFA and Praetorian Guards in TLJ. I talked about the stories of 501st and MEPD's armor making. And Mr Yang shared a lot of behind scenes details of the Star Wars moives he has participated. I was so proud and I wanna share my excitement with my MEPD brothers and sisters. Hope you all enjoy the new movie and may the force be with you!
  41. 2 points
    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
  42. 2 points
    Long time ago .. made some slow progress... Worked on my strapping system for my upper body parts, but kinda failed the butt plate... placed the snaps just to close in the center of the butt plate, because of that the plate is not fitting tight to my butt ... R.I.P Finished both biceps part Here and there some issues.. Can i just fill the small holes with putty ??? Started with arms, one looks so far so good, but the other one looks weird, or did i do anything wrong ? This one looks pretty okay.. But this on is the complete opposite, lol And here some side project ...
  43. 2 points
    ALL SHIRTS HAVE SHIPPED!!
  44. 2 points
    Likewise!! No cracks on the shins after the con. Thank goodness!
  45. 2 points
    10. Walk to End Alzheimer’s- North Babylon, 9/8/19
  46. 2 points
    I think you can sand down the returnedge at the bottom of your chest a little more, the scews I'm talking about are really small. You can find them in the second picture in this thread, encircled in red. You can add foam on the inside of your armor wherever you like, as long as it remains invisible. I for example have added foam on my shins and thighs, to make it more comfortable but also to keep the sniper knee from getting stuck inside the thigh, works brilliantly.
  47. 2 points
    Welcome here Luke! Excellent, another Sandtrooper in Germany! As Urs says, questions are answered at any time. If you need help, just contact us. If you want a higher level of film accuracy, build the trooper to reach level 2. Urs has already posted the link with the requirements. It just looks better, is more accurate and if you take it into account right from the start, the effort is not bigger. There are many construction reports here that you can study. Also in the public forum www.501st.de in the sandtrooper section. Good luck and best regards!
  48. 2 points
    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.
  49. 2 points
    4. Star Wars Meet and Greet - Bellmore Memorial Library, 8/10/19
  50. 2 points
    3. A Universe of Stories - North Babylon Public Library, 8/3/19
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