henselmonster

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About henselmonster

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    Chief Media Officer
  • Birthday 07/03/1987

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    John
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    Orlando, FL

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    11787
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  1. Wow, beautiful work! Great photos too, this will be great reference for future troopers. Amazing job!
  2. Amazing work as always Shawn!
  3. No mesh for SWAT, so id leave it out
  4. Wow! I can't believe it has been 2 months already. Time has been flying by this year, and what a year it has been! We are very very close to finalizing our new CRLs. The command staff has been hard at work making the necessary edits and getting the word out that we are expanding. A Special thank you to @LoveMonkey for helping out with the CRLs. Your contributions have been invaluable. On a personal note, I will be taking a short break from the MEPD during the month of November so I can get married and go on my honeymoon! Also be sure to head over to our social media pages for more updates on the Detachment. We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! In this issue: -A Word from the DL -Meeting our Newest Command Staff Member -Learning all about our newest CRL in development -Troop of the Month - Henselmonster • TD-11787 HAPPY HALLOWEEN you ghouls and ghosts of the MEPD!! As we are approaching the end of 2017 I can say that it is becoming a very special year for the MEPD. The most important development is of course the adding of several new armors to the MEPD. Who’d ever expected that, the MEPD as being the oldest detachment changing it’s policy regarding allowing other armors. In the end it will make the MEPD a more exciting place with more different armors in our midst. But those CRL’s…the SE-Sandtrooper still needs reference pictures, as long as we don’t have those the CRL can’t go live, and the Battlefront Sullust Magmatrooper needs some new pictures for the final review too. After that’s done the R1 CRL’s for both the Jedha as the Kyber trooper will be done. Luckily we have already created new sections on the boards for each new armor to host all the discussions about it, so chime in when you want to start one of these awesome new to the MEPD armors! What still amazes me is that even after 40 years we still make new discoveries about the sandtrooper. One recent find was the “bapty” version of the DLT-19. Makes me think that how was it possible that such an big item has been in the background for all of these years. Hopefully we can still make new discoveries in the years to come, if not we will always find a way to keep our accuracy levels the highest within the 501st. We also finally have found the trooper we are looking to assist our webteam! So a lot of future IT problems should be solved within a couple of days. For now, stay safe and don’t drink too much blue milk! -Dutchy As our on going series of getting to know the command staff, today we talk to our newest member: @HappyTrooperDotCom our new IT Specialist Thanks so much for speaking with me HappyTrooperDotCom! We are glad to have you on the team! - Henselmonster • TD-11787 In a year that has seen amazing growth in the MEPD costume reference library, we are proud to add yet another to the list. We started 2017 with just the Mos Eisley ANH Sandtrooper CRL. Last month, we discussed the new editions of the Rogue One troopers (Jedha and Kyber) and the ANH Special Edition trooper. This month we will be taking a look at The Battlefront Magmatrooper. Not to be confused with the Spec Ops red Magmatrooper, this trooper is from the 2015 Star Wars Battlefront video game. This trooper has all the right elements to be a TD. There were not enough modifications from a basic TK to justify adding this to the Spec Ops group. And besides, he’s dirty!! And that’s our territory! The Battlefront Magmatrooper CRL has been a collaboration between the MEPD Command Staff and members who have already built the kit for themselves. Shawn Cantey (Crook Knight), Tom Hobby (Magmatrooper), and MagmaTrooper1205 have submitted pics for the CRL and insight on the additions and colors involved in creating this trooper. The CRL is currently out for review with the LMO’s. So, if you are interested in creating a Battlefront Magma trooper for yourself, what will you need? For starters, there’s the armor. ANH armor will get you basic approval, but if you want the higher levels, you’ll need ROTJ armor. This TD wears only a black pauldron. Next, is the grey shin spats worn over the shin armor. The helmet has a respirator with a hose coming out of where the vocoder and aerator/mic tips would be on a standard TK helmet. The final addition to this trooper is the backpack. This pack is unique to this trooper. There has been some debate on the color (greys vs. greens) and it appears that the CRL will explain the color options in more detail. Currently Crook Knight offers this pack in his sales thread, but some others have started to make their own at home. We here at the MEPD are very proud of this new addition and look forward to seeing folks trooping this kit in the future. It’s never a bad thing when we see more ways to add the prefix TD to any ID number! - Punisha • TD-10930 September & October really came through fast! UK Garrison's Britannia Patrol member Trip / TD-10450 spent his first troop as a newly appointed PO raising funds for St Helena Hospice and Colchester Hospital. Congratulations on reaching PO status! Thank you for your service and giving back to your local community! 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!
  5. Also! If you post to instagram please be sure to tag @mepd501st
  6. backpack

    Beautiful work! I will be adding this to my list of reference as I finally finish my new pack.
  7. These are great! Also, if you have an instagram account you would liked tagged in your photo please add it as well! Thanks to everyone submitting! Keep it up! And thanks to @HappyTrooperDotCom for putting this thread together.
  8. Welcome to the new recruits!
  9. Awesome man! You wouldn't happen to have a slightly bigger/higher res version of this. I would post it to imgur as they dont shrink your photos down as much as facebook.
  10. I think if ROTJ modifications are made to ANH armor, then it should clear level 1. I think changes would be, adding U gaskets, changing the abdomen plate, painting the helmet correctly (frown painted black with black border, traps stripe decals, possibly bubble lenses, modding the ears a bit). What other changes would be required? I think this is how FISD used to do their ROTJ armor before more accurate builders came along
  11. Awesome! And welcome to the dirty side
  12. I was super lucky to obtain a real 1942 M40 scope! Just added it to my blaster and its amazing. The blaster is almost 100% finally! Last but not least I need to add that trigger guard and touch up the paint a bit and this sucker is all done.
  13. There are a couple 1943 M38's and one 1942 M83 scopes up on ebay right now. They are a bit pricer than what I got mine for, but looks like the seller keeps lowering the price and he accepts best offers.
  14. So excited I got my hands on a real M40 1942 scope. It is a thing of beauty! Cant wait to add it to my bapty! Looks like the lens run was unscrewed a bit. Trying to figure out how best to screw it back in. Other than that its in amazing condition.
  15. Dooooo itt