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About HappyTrooperDotCom

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    Star Wars, making short films, making movie props, photography, Japan
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  1. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Hasboro Toy Shop - Sandtrooper and Dewback Black Series

    The things we do for screen accuracy...I had to paint that pauldron white. This trooper's head was a lot more difficult to remove from the body than my other troopers. If you do try to paint the pauldron, use caution when removing this little guy's head. Its so GRAY Used some masking tape and HandiTak to mask the pauldron: Used a few light coats of flat white primer: Cleaned up the edges with a toothpick: Used some Tamiya Weathering Master pastels that I use for plastic aircraft modeling, I also weathered the orange pauldron, it was too clean. Now everyone is happy!
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    Hasboro Toy Shop - Sandtrooper and Dewback Black Series

    I picked mine up on Amazon a few days ago: https://amzn.to/2juXq5a This is a great piece. The dewback is very detailed...and heavy. Articulated too. I'm very happy with it. I was never able to get the orange pauldron trooper, so I bought 2 black pauldron troopers and airbrushed one of them. I plan on doing the same with the gray pauldron...making it white and then weathering it a bit. I used some masking tape and handi-tak to mask the pauldron: I "primed" it with flat black spray, and then hit it with orange acrylic through an airbrush. There's no way the acrylic would bite into that smooth plastic, flat enamel/primer was a must.
  3. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Tapatalk problem ?

    Hello fellow Troopers, I believe Tapatalk is back online. Please give it a test when time permits. I was able to access MEPD from Taptalk on my mobile device. Let me know if you experience any issues. MANY thanks for your patience, I know this has been a very long wait.
  4. HappyTrooperDotCom

    PMs not showing up

    I do see that DirtyDave is out of storage space:
  5. HappyTrooperDotCom

    PMs not showing up

    Anyone else having an issue posting forum replies? I am using Chrome on a Windows workstation, I clicked reply, typed this message, and submit reply. It seems to be working.
  6. HappyTrooperDotCom

    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    Lookin' good Thomas! Love the birthday party pic. Glad you are recruiting them young! Nice job.
  7. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Tapatalk problem ?

    We haven't forgotten about Tapatalk Elections are over, and we have the new app installed on our forums. Mon Mothma put it best: "it is not yet operational." We are trying to track down some important info to get it back online. I'll update once it is ready. Thank you for your continued patience.
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    HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    We had so much fun at the last Blue & Gold Banquet, we joined another group of Cub Scouts in the area just a few weeks later. On February 23rd, Garrison Tyranus did some heavy recruiting at this event.
  9. HappyTrooperDotCom

    HappyTrooper's Mission Journal

    On February 11th, 2018, our Garrison was invited to attend a Blue & Gold Banquet for the Cub Scouts in Leesburg. They had a Star Wars theme for the evening. The banquet was kicked off with the Imperial March, and we led the Scouts to the stage for the flag ceremony. Later, we got to join these future recruits for some chow in the mess hall.
  10. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Frustrating experience trying to buy materials for this pack

    It is a scavenger hunt for sure. I may be a little out of date here...Airborne, correct me if I'm wrong...Gordonator may still be selling those cisterns. I have one, it looks great, and its been going strong for 2 years. Also Crashmann (Charlie) offers a bunch of parts. Here is a link to all of the parts that he offers. http://tk386.com/sandtrooper_backpack_kit/
  11. HappyTrooperDotCom

    BAck pack shoulder straps.

    I use these straps on my pack: http://amzn.to/2CrPehN
  12. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Tapatalk problem ?

    Once elections have passed, we will be addressing the Tapatalk issue.
  13. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Tapatalk problem ?

    Hello Rob, I will check into the email notification issue. Will update everyone when its ready.
  14. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Forum skin/ banner

    I hope to get the banner adjusted this evening...so you may see that banner moving around a little to the left...a little to the right...
  15. HappyTrooperDotCom

    Site Maintenance to be performed: January 17th, 2018 @ 8PM ET

    As we all know, Taptalk has stopped working since the upgrade of the site. Eric (DarthAloha) has tried to work some magic behind the scenes but to no avail. I have disabled the Tapatalk app/plugin and it may seem that "submit reply" is now working on forums and messages? Prior to this, when I clicked "submit reply" on a forum or on a private message, my message would actually post, but you wouldn't know because the message was still sitting there. I would click submit reply a 2nd time and it would double post. We'll have to table the Tapatalk issue and try to get the forum back to working order.