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Punisha last won the day on April 1 2021

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About Punisha

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    Detachment Leader
  • Birthday 12/01/1974

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    Star Wars, Guns, Lego, Table-top Gaming
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    Tim Allen
  • Location
    Goochland, VA

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  1. Mike Boyer (CO of Garrison Corellia in West Virginia ) recently lost his house in a fire. Everyone is safe and uninjured (including the pets), but the house was severely damaged. The fire started in the boys' room (they weren't there at the time), so they lost nearly everything. Most of the family's other belongings suffered some type of smoke or water damage. The whole family is involved with the 501st/RL. His home Garrison and Base started a GoFundMe for them. https://www.gofundme.com/f/boyer-family-fire-recovery-aid?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
  2. I am happy to announce that Peter T, 4Runner, has stepped up to become our PR officer.
  3. Happy April Fools Day Dirty Troopers!!!
  4. Hello my Dirty Trooper Brothers and Sisters, This is a momentous and exciting day for all of us. Overwhelmingly, I expect that at this point in time, you truly have no idea as to why it is such an exciting day. Allow me to explain. It is inevitable that we will face change in nearly all areas of our lives eventually. Our costuming hobby is no different. Whether it is new movies, TV shows, or video games which present us with new opportunities, or a bold new idea for an exciting piece of merchandise that excites us, change brings with it a variety of emotions and energy. It is in this spirit of change, excitement, and energy, that this day breaks with new direction for us all. Inspired by the examples presented in the world today, by Disney, LFL, and the 501st Legion as global entities committed to effecting positive change in our world, and in the spirit of unity, camaraderie, and togetherness that we announce a major change in operations for us as members of the Mos Eisley Police Detachment. As we all know – or maybe we don’t, but I will explain – the first scenes ever shot for anything Star Wars were some of those on the desert planet of Tatooine. It was there that the first world of Star Wars came to life for us. As a way to honor the history of the saga that shaped so many of our lives, it has been decided that, effective immediately, the 1st Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment, its CRLs, staff functions, websites, Facebook groups, members, etc are absorbed into the Mos Eisley Police Department. We look forward to serving proudly alongside our shiny comrades in armor and having the opportunity to order new (to us) racing shirts, coins, and patches! With unquestioned loyalty, dirt don’t hurt!
  5. Hello again my fellow MEPD troopers, I am writing to fill the position of Chief PR officer. This person will be in charge of the social media posted for the detachment. This member would be on a rotation to assist in creating posts and announcements on our various social media platforms. This position will require some time commitments to do the duty justice. I ask that anyone interested consider this when offering to help.
  6. Hello MEPD brothers and sisters, Thank you all trusting me with another year. As always, I am in this role to be of service to you and the greatest detachment in the legion! Please reach out to me if you have any thoughts, ideas, or concerns to share. There will be a couple of changes to the staff. John and Vincent are stepping down in the roles as XO and PRO. Airborne Trooper (Jason) has agreed to step in as my new XO. We had a real struggle last year with merch and Anthony has stepped in at the 11th hour and done an amazing job turning that around and dealing with MANY Legion merch struggles to finally get our 20th anniversary merch on track. Coins are up for order now and more is to follow this year. Executive Officer (XO): Jason Yap ( Airborne Trooper) TD-82573 Merchandise Officer (MBO): Anthony Paladino ( Redforce) TD-10666 Deployment Officer (DO): Thomas Herodek(bigwam) TD-30571 Deployment Officer( DO): Urs Tischhauser(Hausi) TD-21027 Deployment Officer (DO): Michael Ramirez(Scribbler) TD-6985 Deployment Officer (DO): Justus Parinussa(Dutchy) TD-1560 Financial Officer( FO): Jay Parsons(trooper1) TD-3936 Sergeant at Arms (SAA): Michael Ramirez(Scribbler) TD-6985 MEPD Liasion (ML) and Intelligence Officer: MEPD Liaison (ML) and Intelligence Officer: Kirk Folsom (Lovemonkey)TD-18542 Chief Media Officer(PRO): Quinn Brown (SandEEQuiNN) TD-91197 Public Relations Officer(PRO): Peter Telep (4Runner) TD- 33348 Systems Admin (SA): Damon Degner (Happytrooperdotcom) TD-10900 I look forward to another amazing year for the MEPD. Thank you all again. Tim (Punisha) TD-10930
  7. We FINALLY won the discussion. Our late coins are up now. Now that the issue is resolved, more Merch is coming
  8. I totally agree. This has been an "interesting" year with the Legion Merch folks. That being said, I will forward these pictures to try and make our case again.
  9. At this point, the Legion is not letting us produce 20th Anniversary Merchandise until 2022. We are trying to shift gears and go with another plan at this point for Merch.
  10. I am writing this to ask if anyone has any proof of the MEPD being the first detachment and that we began as a detachment in 2000? The 501st records have us as starting in 2002 behind the JRS. This information on record has held up our "1st detachment" and 20th anniversary merchandise projects. I've only been around since 2014, so I'm asking for some help from any long-time members. If we have any proof to take forward to the legion, we can possibly get this corrected. Thanks, Tim
  11. The MEPD Command Staff is pleased to announce that we have a new Merchandise Officer (MBO). Anthony Paladino ( Redforce) TD-10666 comes to us with a lot of merchandise experience. Welcome to the team Trooper!
  12. We have a Merch officer candidate with a lot of experience. I will be making a follow-up announcement this week
  13. Hello my fellow MEPD troopers, I am writing today to discuss some opportunities to help out in the MEPD. This has certainly been a crazy year. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy out there. We are currently working on getting some 20thanniversary merch out as soon as we can. We have hit a few obstacles this year which have slowed down this process, but we will get something out ASAP. I would like to fill a couple of command staff positions and am asking if there are volunteers who who like to assist and fill these roles for the MEPD? The first position is for another junior PR person to help with the social media posted for the detachment. This member would be on a rotation to assist in creating posts and announcements on our various social media platforms. The second open position would be for a new Merchandising Officer. This person would be responsible for creating and maintaining all of the MEPD merchandise. For this position, I would highly recommend already having some legion merch run experience. These are both positions which require some time commitments to do these duties justice. I ask that anyone interested consider this when offering to help. I look forward to working with some new folks soon!
  14. Welcome brother! You are as busy as I am this year!
  15. Hello Fellow Troopers, Welcome to our annual election-time issue. In this issue we will have a few words from our current CO, hear from a member of the command staff, and look at some CRL updates and changes. It has been an honor to serve as staff for this newsletter. After this issue, I will be passing the reigns to the Desert Foxes' own, SandEEQuiNN. As always, stay dirty! Word from DL Command Staff Member Interview MEPD CRL Changes Hello all troopers of the MEPD! It has been quite a while since we have send out a newsletter. Various circumstances have caused this but I as your Detachment Leader take full responsibility for not keeping you all up to date with all developments within our ranks and the 501stas a whole. My apologies. Having this said it’s time to enjoy the newsletter as it’s presented to you all. Several interesting topics have been added so that each and every one of you will be up to date again. I also would like to use this opportunity to bring the upcoming election under your attention. This is going to be an exciting one as I have decided not to run for Detachment Leader again this time. I think it is time for someone new at the helm and behind that dusty desk. Someone that will lead the MEPD further on the new road we’ve chosen to walk, together. I am convinced that whoever will take over my position will keep our values high and make sure that the MEPD will always be the best detachment within the 501stLegion. Furthermore I would like to thank each and every one of you for having given me the opportunity to lead the MEPD to new horizons. My special thanks go out to my dedicated staff that has always has been there for me and for you all! With deep respect, love and pain in my heart I salute you all!! Godspeed my brothers and sisters of the MEPD! -dutchy TD-1560/ Justus Urs Tischhauser Deployment Officer Born in 1978 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, I spent the following eight years of my life in Lagos, Nigeria. After leaving Africa, I lived in Switzerland. I actually have both citizenships, Swiss and German. I now live with my wife in Constance at the lake of Constance in the very south of Germany and I work as a teacher at a Highschool, teaching English and German. The first time I saw Star Wars was in 90 when my uncle from Germany recorded it when it was on TV and had sent the VHS to me as we didn´t have cable at that time in Switzerland. When I saw that some crazy people dress up as characters from the movies, I always thought that I wanted to have my own armor but it was expensive and … well …crazy. I then took that step in 2016 and joined the 501st as a Tie Pilot, even before joining, I had met some really nice people at an event, among them my fellow Deployment Officer Thomas, his son Martin and Chris Knopek who has recently joined the ranks of the POs as well and we have become close friends. The Sandtrooper was my second costume and still is my favourite just as the MEPD is my favourite detachment and I am glad to be a part of this great bunch of dirty dudes. Besides Star Wars, I´m into Skateboarding. Cheers mates. -Urs Tischhauser - Hausi Hello, my Sandy brothers and sisters. You may have noticed some recent changes to the CRL photos for a few of the classic Sandtroopers. These pictures have been updated to reflect new costuming breakthroughs and sizing corrections with the backpack radio. Along with these photo changes, come the updates to the costume standards for Police Officer and SWAT levels. Below is a breakdown of the changes. Be sure to check out the CRL’s and see the new pictures in place. MEPD REQUIREMENTS: A sandtrooper must meet all the following to be deployed as an MEPD Police Officer ALL REQUIRED ITEMS FROM THE 501ST REQUIRED LIST INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING… Is made out of fiberglass, ABS, or HIPS. It is white, with appropriate weathering and does not contain excessive stylization. It must match proportionally to what was seen on screen. No FX Helmets.All visible screws have to be off he correct countersunk flathead type with a diameter of 7mm and no washers are to be used. Flat green helmet lenses, made from lighting gel material, green welder’s mask face shield, acetate, or similar product. Desert Backpack, styled after the ANH sandtrooper packs. They are comprised of two main boxes (aka Seed Trays), that are the approximate width of the backplate, correct bend on frame. Vacu-formed radio faceplates are not allowed. Strict screen accuracy is required! While not every Sandtrooper in the film had a backpack, we feel that this level of commitment and overall design of the character should be attained. This also means taking no personal liberties such as LED lights, etc. For the color of the backpack parts a greyish-blue color is strongly encouraged to meet the requirements of screen accuracy. For deployment pictures, please add one picture without backpack. Pauldron has no decals or patches and matches the the overally dimensions and look as seen on screen (not too thin). Shoulder bells have no decals or patches. • No ribbed shoulder straps. Shoulder straps white elastic waist band material 4,5 cm wide. (Sandtrooper chest and back are attached from within via soft straps, and do not have the plastic ribbed straps like stormtroopers). A sew-on snap sewn to the bottom side of the elastic to attach the black elastic shoulder bell strapping must be present. • Original Strapping System External Details Must Be Visible but does not have to be functional. This refers to the 6 countersunk flathead screws with a diameter of about 57 mm. • No FX Armor. Three or four “teeth” cut out on either side of helmet “frown” may be cut out. This detail is often referred to as a “Stunt” helmet variation, in addition to the flat green lenses.Frown must be painted gray and must not leave the teeth area. A mesh behind the frown is not allowed. Hand plates are trapezoid shaped and made of latex or other flexible material. The gloves have to be black rubber chemical gloves. Tube stripes are correct blue, and not the darker navy seen on many older helmets. Helmet details such as the tear-drops and traps. Helmet details must be hand painted. Decals, including decals that emulate hand painting are not allowed. Also paint the ears gray, with a black outline. One ear dimple has to be painted black. Correct Hovi-Mix mic tips. Canvas or cargo strap material belt, approximately 3″ wide.No drop boxes, O2 canister, or holster. Plastic plates covering the three rivets to attach the the canvas belt are perfectly square. • Armor side gaps are closed or nearly closed. • • No more than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) gap on either side. • This is done by adding a shim (or shims) of a similar type and color of material as the Abdomen and Back Armor. • Shims fit flush and may have seams, though ideally they will be seamless to the Abdomen and/or Back Armor, resulting in a single seam between the two rather than extra seams where the shims are joined. • Rivets on the left side of the Abdomen / Kidney Armor: • A total of (6) brass splitrivets with three on the abdomen and three on the kidney. The rivets have a diameter of 8mm and have to be painted white. • Rivets are equally spaced out along the depth of the armor and about 10mm from the edge. • One snap on the top right hand side of the Abdomen Armor: • Back of male side of snap shows on outside of Abdomen Armor. • Mandatory AB Rivet detail for P.O. and S.W.A.T. Officers • Visible fasteners under lower Codpiece center area include one split rivet or brad in the front. • Fasteners need not be functional. Specific ammo pouches. Reproduction or original MP-40 ammo pouches are generally considered canon, made in either canvas or leather. Other acceptable names/designs include Stolla Wien, and the once common “Norwegian” green MP-40 pouches (shown – only acceptable for the shoulder pouch), made in leather. If using a green pouch for the shoulder they should be dyed or painted black or dark green. No canvas pouches for the hips. Also the more commonly available leather large Spanish pouch is not allowed, only Stolla Wien pouches or replicas. • Visible fasteners under lower Codpiece center area includes two male snaps in the back. • Fasteners need not be functional. Legs: The knee ammobelt has to be attached via two split rivets, pop rivets aren´t allowed. The ends of the knee ammobelt have to be of an angular shape at the top and rounded at the bottom. Please add reference pic. MEPD WEAPON MODIFICATION DETAILS: A sandtrooper’s weapon must meet the following to be deployed as an MEPD Police or SWAT Officer Only one weapon is required for deployment. The chosen weapon must meet the following… Blastech E-11, aka Sterling SMG. Six t-tracks on the barrel, sight rail and scope. Hengsler Counter is optional, as it was not seen. If a Tunisian Bapty E-11 is the weapon of choice for PO already, no D-ring is required. No ESB or ROTJ greeblies are allowed. For SWAT the blaster must replicate a BAPTY E-11. A standard ANH or ESB E-11 is not allowed. T-21 light repeating blaster, aka Lewis Gun. Ribbed barrel and either a canvas, leather or nylon sling matching color of screen used. White is not acceptable. There is no sight present on top where ribbing meets base but a bit of curled black cable. The blaster has to match the overall look of the WW I Lewis gun. For SWAT the T-21 blaster also needs to have the gas plug, greeblies on the barrel, a cleaning brush in stock and a 2 tone sling. DLT-19, aka MG-34. T-tracks on the barrel which are wrapped by a wire on both ends, ammo box cover, and conical disk affixed to left side of thumb grip area. A Bapty version is encouraged and exists out a wooden stock and feeder section. This version is approvable for all levels. MG-15. Too date, this weapon has not been cast and resold in any great quantity, nor are the exact scopes readily available. Generally speaking, ones seen are either completely fan-built from scratch or are real demilitarized weapons. S.W.A.T. REQUIREMENTS: A sandtrooper must meet all the following to be deployed as an MEPD S.W.A.T. Officer ALL REQUIRED ITEMS FROM THE 501ST REQUIRED LIST AS WELL AS THE MEPD POLICE OFFICER LIST INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING… Member must currently be deployed as an MEPD Police Officer to be considered. Weathering should be easily identifiable as the chosen trooper by comparison. Too little or too much weathering will not be allowed. Pack, pauldron, and weapon combinations must match a specific trooper a seen on screen. • CAPTAIN – Orange Pauldron TD breakdown • NO RANK – Pauldronless TD breakdown • PRIVATE – Black Pauldron TD breakdown • SERGEANT – White Pauldron TD breakdown Note: “pack-less” troopers such as the “stop that ship” trooper are allowed; however, packs are still required for Police Officer deployment. Pauldrons must be of the accurate “puffy” variety. Older style/flat and brightly/off color pauldrons are not allowed. Packs must have the appropriate details for the specific trooper which is being referenced. • CAPTAIN – Orange Pauldron TD breakdown • NO RANK – Pauldronless TD breakdown • PRIVATE – Black Pauldron TD breakdown • SERGEANT – White Pauldron TD breakdown Pouches must be of the correct construction, color, and materials as reference trooper. Rubber gloves. Latex or silicone (i.e., “soft”) hand plates.Note: “cheese grater” hand plates are allowed if used on the correct pack/pauldron/weapon configuration. The backpack frame must match on screen visible details and may be made from PVC or aluminum.Only Karrimoror frames without visible joints matching the look of the original Karrimor are allowed. Furthermore no Tupperware ice cream cups are allowed as the caps of the battleship grey bottles, the shape has to be that of the originally used plunger rubber bottom part. One snap on the top right hand side of the ab plate: back of male side of snap should show on outside of ab plate. Visible fasteners under crotch area. Two (or 3) male snaps in the back and one split rivet or brad in the front. (not required to be functional) Boots must be screen accurate in color and make; they cannot have a seam on the front. FX armor and helmets, MRCE and/or ANHv2 helmets are not allowed. Blasters: Hasbro blasters are not allowed, even conversions. Only The Tunsian Bapty variant of the E-11 and DLT-19 are allowed.
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