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  1. dutchy

    New Users, introduce yourselves here!

    Hey Captain Cunning/ Danny, We have a whole section dedicated to the Mimban trooper: http://forum.mepd.net/index.php?/forum/85-mimban-trooper/ You can ask your question here and other Mimban troops will gladly help you out! Cheers!
  2. dutchy

    New Users, introduce yourselves here!

    Welcome all new troops! Enjoy your time and stay here at the MEPD!
  3. dutchy

    New Users, introduce yourselves here!

    Welcome to the MEPD Joe, good to have you on board!
  4. As I was reading another topic made by bigwam I couldn't resist to start looking for the ominous roadblock pouch that still hasn't been identified. I've checked all the pouches that were used by the axis and the allied forces but no succes.. So that made me think, is it an ammopouch? Could it be a medic tool box or a repair kit but sadly no success on that either. But then I came across this beauty.... It's a swiss messenger/ first aid bag/ pouch type of thing...shapewise it's in the same area I would say but the dimensions are a mystery but my guess is that this isn't it either but I think we're moving into the right direction with determing what was used. Let's hunt this pouch down troops and end this search. That we can't find droids isn't our problem,but this must be found now.
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    Paint question for side rivets.

    I used a white marker...
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    Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

    What the...kill it with fire! :P
  7. I do have a few stupidly simple questions that I cant really find answers for. 1. How tight fitting do I want the waist armor?, Not too tight of course and preferrably no gap between the ab and backplate 2. How tight for the arms and legs? Should they easily fall off my arms or fit snug? There are official sizes for the strips but depending on how big your arms are. But 15-18mm is preferred. 3. Do I need a balaclava like with my AT-AT driver? No, unless you like that warm and snug feeling 4. I have a diagram of a TK that specifies the width of the leg strips as 20mm front and back for the thighs, and 20mm front and 25mm back for calves. Is 25mm for the rear calves optional for people with bigger calves? Or is 20mm is preferable for the rear calves? Preferrably as small as possible,but the guys in a new hope were a lot smaller that we are these days. So when needed bigger 25mm is the maximum I would do. 5. Where in the world do I find the proper Tandy snaps? All I can find are snaps that are embossed with Tandy. https://www.tandyleather.com/en/category/snaps 6. Weathering products? I don't want to use the hairspray method I want something permanent and earthy. Well that's something really personal, some use real dirt, some a mixture of oil and dirt and some drag it behind their car for a couple of miles. SBut seriously I would go for terra colours and experiment with them and please, but please don't use acrylics...and the hairspray is used for fixation, I have applied several layers and it works like a dream.
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    Star Wars Celebration Chicago.

    Awesome pictures and a great report/ ompression for those that couldn't attend it. Big Thanks for doing this bro'!
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    Celebration Galactic March

    All who is attending and interested: Hi, I've been tasked with reaching out to the various 501st detachments to facilitate the Galactic March at Celebration Chicago. I apologize for the late announcement of the details but the logistics have taken much longer than expected to iron out with the convention center, ReedPop, and LFL. Any questions or concerns please respond to this email. Hello everybody, we FINALLY have official details on the Galactic March at Celebration. Due to several logistical issues, we are unfortunately starting sign-ups for this event much later than anticipated. The Galactic March will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 3 PM. The parade will take place entirely within the building. Meet-up and then step-off. at the multi-club booth at 3 PM. Sign-up will be first come, first served at the link below. We will take the first 10 signups from each 501st and Rebel Legion detachment and 20 members each for MMCC, GA, DB, SG and TDE If you have access to a parade flag, we encourage you to bring it. Any other questions let me know and I will do my best to get them answered ASAP. Please share this information with your respective groups. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7PilMaWUas4_CBNYj4W0-cG8b3pSk4ITp36en5YYvNI-QVA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1DVtaLtGixKwVtWzcP4RPiEagZyG5FxVEROOAodeBCYND1cz0y85ZbQoE James Norman TK/TI-8114, Garrison Webmaster Midwest Garrison, 501st Legion Wedge Antilles, Outlaw 2 Nar Shaddaa Base, Rebel Legion
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    Special reporters wanted!!

    Troops, As we have several big events throughout the the year I am looking for troopers that are willing to do a special report, like for Celebration Chicago, and provide the Chief Media Officer/ Punisha and Public Relations Officer/ m4vrick with pictures and maybe a piece of text that gives a good impression of what happened for those that couldn't attend. Let me know when you are interested. This is not a fulltime job and therefor not a Command Staff function, but it's a good way and opportunity to represent the MEPD!
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    New Users, introduce yourselves here!

    Welcome to the MEPD troops! Henselmonster has answered your questions correct but feel free to contact us when you have any questions!
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    My 1st suit

    First of all great that you have found your way to the MEPD Craig! As mentioned earlier you can find a lot of info here and on the FISD/ whitearmor.net about the do's and don'ts concerning armor and their specific manufacterers. Doing your own vac-forming is very pricey and it will take a lot of time to get it right. But as you are going for a sandtrooper I'll have to recommend that you do 95% of your research here as we have a lot of willing and able members here that can and will help you out. Concerning your daughter, I don't know her age, but if she's under 18 she can join the Galactic Academy: http://www.galactic-academy.net/ How come you're not able to post in your local garrison's forum? They do must have a section for prospective members...all garrison's do have them as far as I know. So, if you need help just reach out to one of our members ! We are here to help
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    Deployed rockers

    That's clever of the FISD.. Food for thought :)
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    Deployed rockers

    One other note, we are restricted to a small amount of merchandise items per detachment per year. So we really do need to think about which items will make it to production/ re-runs.. Not my idea, complaints need to be adressed to the top brass of the 501st.
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    Racing shirt?

    Had mine signed by some old geezer that said that he was a sandtrooper
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    Hello from the LMO Team 2019

    Welcome to the MEPD Dawn and thanks for posting this info.
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    Request 501st or Sandtrooper Section Access

    You're all set brothers!
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    Special reporters wanted!!

    yeah, this is better. Short and clean!
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    Special reporters wanted!!

    Of course, @m4vrick can you make this happen for our social media channels? and BUMP!!! Still waiting for the first troops to sign up for this honorable job.
  20. dutchy

    Where did the reference photos go?

    I have been talking about getting this back up and running with Damon/ happytrooperdotcom and he's doing his best. For now we have to do it with the page that Hausi referred to. But wasn't this whole breakdown of all sandtroopers done by Rolf instead of Pandatrooper? Not really relevant but this is how I remember it.
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    Forum support

    You're welcome Dan! :)
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    Forum support

    There is no new donation drive initiated yet. We have to check our funds if one is needed, as far as I know we have sufficient funds so no new donation drive is needed. But stay tuned!
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    Command Staff 2019

    Brothers and sisters of the MEPD, There won't be a lot of changes in the staff for 2019/2020, actually no changes at all. Don’t change a winning team 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 Public Relations Officer: Vincent(m4vrick) TD-17778 Systems Admin (SA): Damon Degner ( Happytrooperdotcom) TD-10900 We’re here for you so if you might need one of us shoot us a pm!
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    Be vigilant! Potential SPAM from MEPD.net

    Thanks for the heads up Damon!
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    Command Staff 2019

    I know you will...