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  1. Here i will show pics from my TD-Troops (most time with my Son TD-22997): First Troop: Birthday of a Boy - 20.10.2016
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    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    44. Birthdaysurprise with a child with autism, 13.12.18 Schrobenhausen
  3. I will start a comparison between the Sonix V75 and the NorthStar MT-1809. Based on the pictures, you will see, both Radios are identical. Case, electr. components, Patent Nr. ... all identical. The radio was probably made in license and then sold under different names. But, let´s have a look on the pics (thanks Vincent for your help) The Case: I think, the front plate of the NorthStar is the plate with the real lettering (117V) and they put a sticker with 220V on the 117V print, to use it in other countries. Some pics from inside the Radios: Look at the cuttings on the sides for the sockets. Same components (example the speaker): Same Patent No.: It would be really interesting to find out which company made this radio. You find nothing about the manufactur of Sonix, but for NorthStar you can find this information: Swing Interlectronic Ltd., Hongkong Swing Electronics has handled many OEM orders from their own models, for which they have made their own tools and which were then sold exclusively to department stores / importers in Europe. OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer is a company that produces parts and equipment that may be marketed by another manufacturer. What do you think about this?
  4. I think, Swing electronics (North Star) produced Radios for other companys. They sell them with their own name. Swing electronics stopped production in 1993.
  5. Hello knopi, welcome and thank you for your interest in becoming an MEPD deployed officer! You´re a really dirty boy! Now it´s time to start your review, so let´s go: Application Review Name: Christian Knopek Legion ID: 14414 Forum Name: knopi Garrison: German Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. Elastic straps shoulders: check b. Neck seal: check c. Black undersuit: check d. Shoulder bells: check e. Biceps: check f. Forearms: check g. Pauldron: check h. Chest / back plate: check i. Kidney / butt plate: check j. Ab plate / side rivets / cod: check ( a little less color maybe ) k. Strapping system: check l. Thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON BACKPACK I love your Backpack built, absolutely great work!! Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check I think, you know it - change your E-11 against the real TD-weapon in the next time: a bapty blaster. RESULT ON WEAPONS CHECKED & CLEARED Congrats knopi! Let's hunt the scum off the street together! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared bigwam - MEPD Deployment Officer
  6. Thanks for the fast edit
  7. Great work knopi. Please show us a pic of the green lenses. Thanks.
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    North Star MT-1809 Radio

    So, here it is: the North Star MT-1809. The North Star is the Counterpart to the Sonix V75. Everything is identical, electronic components, patent number, mass .. everything. I will write a comparison in the next days. M4vrick allows me to do it with the pictures of his sonix. You will be surprised. But this is the thread for the North Star. The Radio is in a absolute new condition. No scratches, the cut edges of the leather are still bright. And most important: it works! You can use a 9V Battery and let´s go!
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    North Star MT-1809 Radio

    Vincent, no - i don´t will mount them on the backpack I think I would get a heart attack should something happen to the radio. No, the radio gets a special place in the showcase .
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    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    43. "Spielemesse" Stuttgart. 25.11.2018
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    North Star MT-1809 Radio

    Here are pictures from the inside:
  12. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Juho Korhonen Legion ID: TD-45677 Forum Name: Hoth Garrison: Nordic Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET check and cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR check and cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK check and cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Juho, this was your second review. Thank you for making the changes. … it was worth it . You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system immediately. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared. Congrats! bigwam
  13. Yes, it looks really better!
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    Cheese Grater Hand Plate Question

    They look great, i have a look on it!! But please no ABS.
  15. Hi Juho, thank you for your interest in becoming an MEPD deployed officer. Let´s start your Review Application Review: Part 1 Name: Juho Korhonen Legion ID: TD-45677 Forum Name: Hoth Garrison: Nordic Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: on hold - see comments *additional comments* why is your helmet weathered only with black? On the rest of the armor i can see brown/earth Is it possible to make a wash on the helmet (on some other Armor parts too) with earth? And, what is this? Tape? RESULT ON HELMET pending Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: is there weathering on the pouches? they look very new and unused v. weathering: please look at the comments from the helmets. A light washing on some parts with "earth" if it is possible. *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR pending Backpack a. details: see comments b. weathering: check *additional comments* for an accurate look, please paint the blue parts with blue-grey, like RAL 7031 (battleshipgrey). The normal RS-blue is to light blue. RESULT ON BACKPACK pending Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Juho, there are still a few small things to do. Not much but it helps to make your armor look more accurate. That's what we want to be, one level closer to the movie. I think you will quickly implement the changes. Let´s see us soon for the second review. Best Regards bigwam
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    Cheese Grater Hand Plate Question

    Yes, Latex please.
  17. Hi Juho, welcome to the PO-Program! Please request first your sandtrooper access, so we can change your status from member to sandtrooper. Than we can start your review: Thanks, bigwam
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    My (door Party) Pack #2 trooper built

    Congrats Chris!
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    TD-30571 "bigwams" Tour of Duty

    42. Wedding Surprise, 27.10.18, Ichenhausen
  20. What do you think about this? It is a dutch pouch for the M-95. Seen in an Reenactment shop. Another Variant of this Pouch:
  21. A few weeks ago, I bought a real sterling, thinking of building a bapty. However, my son and I (it's always a double project, we always build double) wanted to try it with real parts. That means - grip and rear end made of metal. Not easy, we soon noticed. What metal to take? Pewter and Plumb? To soft. Aluminum? High melting point. We will do it in the garden ... Our alternative: ZAMAC. A mixture of tin, copper, aluminum and magnesium. Melting Point: 340°C - thats OK. Next Problem: The mold. After some research, special silicone for high temperatures. Maintains six to seven casting cycles. Ok, so let´s go. First, i cut the rear end of the sterling ... I took the mass from the picture, that I have increased to 1: 1. From the rear end, I made the template:
  22. Mark, let´s start the second and last (?) Review! Application Review: Part 2 Name: Mark Greensmith Legion ID: TD-22226 Forum Name: wowwookie1 Garrison: UK Garrison Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR check and cleared! Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK check and cleared! Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check RESULT ON WEAPON check and cleared! Mark, this was your second and final review, congratulation. Now you can help us hunt the scum out of the city! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met the requirements, be proud of yourself. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. We will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system very soon. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD, very well-deserved! Best Regards!  bigwam - MEPD Deployment Officer
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