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Daetrin

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    New Forum Software

    Gack - not letting me upload attachments. Maybe when that is fixed I can upload a copy of the invoice.
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    New Forum Software

    Hey everyone - I don't have site admin access to this forum anymore, but wanted everyone to know the site license for MEPD has been renewed. If anyone wants to help contribute to the $25 cost, my PP is feibao@gmail.com
  3. Can you believe it? MEPD will grown from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 approved costumes this year. That's a 400% increase from last month. LOL Anyway, I couldn't find anything over here (my apologies if I missed it), but in case you hadn't heard the Battlefront II Magma Trooper will be owned by MEPD. Why? Because it's a dirty boy version of a clean TK, and just has a few extras so is not custom enough to warrant SpecOps. I started on a CRL, but once it was clear it was coming to MEPD halted work. CrookedKnight has already done the costume and taken the photos, you just need to crank out some text and voila - instant CRL! Let the celebration begin!
  4. NOTE: Star Wars costumes that are commercially available may not be acceptable for membership! It is recommended that you contact your GML or the LMO before purchasing a retail costume.
  5. I am beyond impressed. It's this level of detail and research blow the mind. I couldn't read the whole thing in one sitting. Much coffee and free time, I'll need. Thank you so much!
  6. Can't wait to see this go live. Hard to have patience...
  7. OK, I tried to take a look for the thread that had this, but couldn't find it. If this is a dupe, my apologies. I wanted to keep everyone updated on a few things regarding the Rogue One (R1) clean TK CRL on FISD, and also what it means for MEPD. The R1 CRL is textually complete and all we are waiting on to publish it are photos. We got a bunch from Jimmi, and it's in the hands of the LMO web team to process them. I can ping the LMO, but having more voices may add some urgency to the process. As you know in Star Wars there were clean TKs on board the ships, and deployed sandtroopers on Tattoine. In the same vein FISD is keeping the clean R1 TKs and even the R1 TK with dirt that are walking around on Jeddha, however the deployed versions of the Rogue One TK that have pack, pauldron, etc. are all going to be here, on MEPD. Actually, as I think about it the dirty R1 TKs - even without the goodies - should be here too. Why? Because the logical split between MEPD & FISD has ever been that this is the home for dirty boys and the clean tighty whities are over on FISD. So, that means at least one more CRL for MEPD to own. You can use our text, but you will have to get your own photos. In fact, if you guys act fast you can probably beat FISD to the punch in getting the CRL finalized if someone does the kit. Questions, concerns? Fire away!
  8. Just checking in and am glad this is nearer completion. I think allowing ANH for L1 is the right way to go. It allows people to get in to this costume and then start upping their game. Will certainly raise my MEPD mug full of suds when this baby goes live.
  9. OK, that was fast. What needs to be done: 1. Update pack language. 2. Get pix for missing parts, e.g. pack & spats. 3. Update other pictures as needed. Time to ping the LMO...
  10. Since the base armor is ROTJ, I used the ROTJ TK as a base. You can see the CRL here: https://origin-wiki.501st.com/databank/Costuming:TD_magma TODO: 1. Add the pack 2. Add weathering 3. Add BFG as optional 4. Add spats Presumption: you would allow an ANH TK as a base (L1), then progressively move to full ROTJ as SWAT. That is to be decided by you guys. I'll see if I can get to all of these today, but you should start discussion on final wording now, as CrookedKnight has already submitted photos for processing and build what could be a base / first approval. And, before you get your noses out of joint to require ROTJ as base armor, remember too that sometimes you need to get the ball rolling. ROTJ is very rare armor and even on FISD we allow a lot of base ROTJ costumes to be ANH modified. And, MEPD used to allow dropboxes and TK sniper plates for L1. Truth. Anyway, I'm confident that MEPD will do right by this costume, just like it will for the special edition TD, and the R1 deployed troopers to follow.
  11. Thanks for sharing those photos. I've never seen them before - they are amazing! Can't wait to see this CRL final and someone do it, just 'cause. Heck, we only have 2 Sky Troopers in the Legion, and they are way more work.
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    New CRL

    Just an update, I posted a draft R1 TK CRL for the LMO to review. I'm hoping it will go live as text only soon as we're starting to get pictures coming in. My recommendation is that since the base armor is similar to simply copy it as a base. This is what was done years ago (2008?) for the TD CRL, we just took the ANH TK one and then made the modifications. Makes it far easier for armor makers and people converting armor when at least the L1 standards are identical.
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    Oath of Duty reloaded

    Necropost! I wonder how many of you remember this? Perhaps this can be printed on a placard?
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    New Forum Software

    Which part? That you only have 309 posts? hahahahahahaha
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    New Forum Software

    If you want to be even more OCD, how about adding a space after the colon on the profile fields, e.g. garrison, 501st ID, etc. I did that on one of the other dets.
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    New Users, introduce yourselves here!

    AP is good stuff - welcome to MEPD
  17. Hey everyone - it's been a long while since I last poked my head in to this august group of concerned Police Officers, upholding the rule of law in the most lawless of places. I got a ping from Dutchy asking how I've been, and inviting to me swing by. Apparently there is a *lot* of cool stuff planned by the staff for 2017, to make it the best yet for MEPD. There are a lot of new faces, but a lot of really old ones too that I haven't seen for ages. I'm looking forward to getting to know you guys, again.
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    Discussion topic R1 Jedha trooper

    I think having Jedha on MEPD is the right idea. It is a more natural fit for it to be here than on FISD, so I'm happy that Dutchy brought it up. I'll lend my full support to this if MEPD wants it. I would also agree that for too long MEPD has kept its head in the Tatooine sand per se, and it's time to spread her wings. For the CRL, the pictures would have to be different because the R1 base wouldn't have dirt on it, but the text should be identical except the Jedha would say "with dirt". This is what we did for the ANH TK & TD back when we wrote the originals since keeping the text consistent on the base armor kept parity which made it easier for members/GMLs. So far we only have one person trying to modify ANH armor to R1 standards on FISD, which has been a slow go. I'm hoping a few more take the plunge honestly.
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    3D Printed Exhaust Pipe

    Man, wish these were around when I started. Cool that these hard to find parts are now becoming easier to get.
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    New Forum Software

    Wow John - those new icons are looking great! A much as I like the old ones, the new ones you do look very fresh/modern.
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    The Prodigal Trooper Returns

    I wrote a lot but kept deleting as it kept coming across as overly sentimental. It's truly hard for me to express my joy in the purest terms. The best thing I can say is from the heart "Welcome Home!". God bless you Noel, it's great to see you again.
  22. The last time we did this was September 3rd, 2010. It's time to get new data. What we want to know is, what armor / helmet are you wearing? This poll will run for 3 weeks. FWIW, MEPD has historically had the lowest percentage of FX helmets Legion-wide. I suspect we'll see the same this year Lastly - possible to make this a sticky for the poll duration?
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    The 2014 What armor are you wearing poll

    For those that are curious... ** ***************** FX Helmet % Legion-Wide August 2010: 27% of respondents March 2014: 15% of respondents FISD August 2010: 9% of respondents March 2014: 5% of respondents MEPD August 2010: 2% of respondents March 2014: 0% of respondents ** ***************** FX Armor % Legion-Wide August 2010: 47% of respondents March 2014: 34% of respondents FISD August 2010: 24% of respondents March 2014: 12% of respondents MEPD August 2010: 36% of respondents March 2014: 13% of respondents Conclusions: 1. In the past 4 years, % sporting FX helmets has fallen in half across all boards. 2. % sporting FX armor ha also fallen significantly in the detachments, but also across the Legion 2. For all people claim FISD is elitist, FX percentages on MEPD are even smaller than FISD. 3. FX armor is worn at most by 34% of Legion respondents, and can no longer be called the backbone of the Legion by any stretch of the imagination. 4. FX helmets are used even less. Zero on MEPD, and at most 15% in the Legion. I think it's fair to say that the FX helmet is dead, but the armor still has some life left in it.
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    The 2014 What armor are you wearing poll

    Well, I hear that. I miss Guns & his TE2 as well. Last I was in Hawaii I tried to talk him in to starting up again. Maybe if enough people asked, he'd do another run.
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    The 2014 What armor are you wearing poll

    How do you mean - TE2 is there in other TE?
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