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  1. There are certainly people out there who sell them (have a look in the bay or etsy) but as you need to make a triggerguard as well, why not do it yourself? All you need is a not too tiny vice and some steel rails with the correct size. It's fun too!
  2. Cool, like the boonie hat!
  3. *done* TD-14831 Requesting Deployment

    Well done, congrats!
  4. New Build

    Hi and welcome to the MEPD, you have chosen wisely You can be approved (basic approval) before you have the backpack as it is only an optional accessory. For basic approval you will need two pouches minimum, one for your left shoulder canvas MP40 or leather MP40 (the so-called "Stolla Wien") and for the hip I would strongly recommend getting a leather pouch, MP40 Stolla Wien or small, medium or large Spanish pouch.
  5. Thomas, this is just amazing, I'm so jealous mate!!! Great work. I guess for me it's time for a new project
  6. Weathering Feedback Appreciated

    Well congrats
  7. Weathering Feedback Appreciated

    Yeah, gap doesn't look as big from this perspective, but could still be slightly smaller, might also give you a wider range of motion, especially for the hands but as long as it works for you
  8. Weathering Feedback Appreciated

    You don't even need a pack to apply for basic approval but if it's present, your GML will probably have a closer look at it. Only thing I can see right now is that the gap between the forearm and biceps on your left arm looks a little big. Nice wearhering Good luck with your approval!
  9. Toys R Us Landspeeder

  10. When attending an event some time ago I saw some Jawas carrying around a C3PO head as some kind of trophy... and I really liked the idea ... and wanted to copy it. How great would it be to roam around as a Sandtrooper carrying around the greatest trophy one could imagine: the head of the droid we were indeed looking for So after doing some research I was lucky enough to find this: it´s made of Aluminium and seems pretty sturdy, I will probably add some wires hanging out of it, so it looks like it has just been ripped out viciously from the rest of the body of a poor astromech. Maybe also some kind of grip on the inside so it´s easier to carry around. And for those times when it´s not needed for trooping, my wife has allowed me to use it as a lamp above our dining table. That rules! Cheers mates
  11. A Sandtrooper in the making...my WIP.

    If the brow isn't too low that shouldn't hinder your PO approval, same goes for the number of teeth, both, six or eight are perfectly fine, this only is of interest if you decide to go for SWAT and want to emulate a specific trooper. Everything else is looking good, the position of the sniperplate too, only exception is the gap between the biceps and the forearms, too much black visible, try to shorten your strapping a little bit. Maybe you can pull the biceps down a tiny bit. It would also be better if the gap between the shoulder bells and the chest was smaller.
  12. MY E-11 blaster

    Wow, looks very tidy, nice work!
  13. Thanks guys Ben, if you like, we can take turns carrying it around... might get quite heavy!
  14. Nice work Damon, looks great! Now I will also have to paint that pauldron
  15. So I have finally more or less finished my R2 head. It came with the bottom part that allows it to spin if there is a body. Now mine of course needs no body but I have added this part anyway as it adds stability and just gives it the right look. I had to find a way to attach it and just took some pieces of wood in which I could drill some screws, the whole interior was then spraypainted matte black and I added some black ABS plates on top of the wood so it wouldn´t be too obvious that it is wood. I then added various hoses and cables I found at my local DIY store to make it look functional but still keep it as lightweight as possible as I´m planning to carry this little sucker around when trooping. When everything was installed, it was time for our number one requirement, get dirty!!! So I used some matte black spraypaint for the hoses and cables and immediately wiped it off again, I gave the outside of the dome a black wash first, followed by a wash with some sand colored paint. Oh and I almost forgot, I have even added a remote controlled ligth which can switch colors and even has some flash effects, btw it´s a simple and cheap waterproof light originally intended to be used in a garden pond. I have also added a leg for a table and a leash to have some options to carry it around. I know, it´s huge... but I am a very happy dirty dude!
  16. Hey Stephen, here we go again with the second round of your review, so let´s get this done! Application Review: Part 2 Name: Stephen Whaley Legion ID: TD-89161 Forum Name: Olympus Garrison: Midsouth 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* Nice job with the knee ammo belt RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* With the new radio and the turned around Tupperware box, your pack looks great. RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* I don´t know what part you used to emulate the front sight on your T-21 but it definitely does the job and looks so much better. RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Stephen, this was your second review, good work with those improvements... it was definitely worth it, congrats mate! 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! Now please report to the Mos Eisley Mess hall where you'll serve the troopers until the next newbie gets cleared. Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
  17. ** APPROVED 10/05/2018 ** John, It is my honor to officially activate you as the second SWAT Officer of 2018. Your hard work and your attention to detail on your build has been carefully evaluated and inspected. You have met all the requirements to place you among the MEPD's Finest. Thank you for your patience throughout this process, but you can now take your place amongst the SWAT Troopers! Well done. Please submit a picture that you would like to use for your SWAT Profile to Luis (TD-5044 / "SANDMAN TIGUI") to help get you properly processed onto the SPECIAL WEAPONS and TACTICS Unit Members Page. Congratulations on successfully taking the next step as a proud member of the SANDTROOPER ELITE. Please gather your gear, charge your weapon and report to the 'Ready Room' to await further orders. Welcome aboard, SWAT OFFICER # 52 Hausi - ON BEHALF OF THE MEPD SWAT PANEL
  18. Hi John, This was quite a busy week, so thanks again for hanging in there and for providing the final update picture of your chest weathering. Let's continue with your review. MEPD SWAT OFFICER: application review part 5 Name: John Reilly Legion ID#0: TD-21804 Forum Name: Talizman Garrison: UKG ANH Sandtrooper selected: Cantina Captain Helmet: Green lenses: check Paint color on traps / tears: check Paint color and number of teeth: check Mic Tips: check Vocoder color: check Rank bar: check Brow: check Side Screws (ears): check Weathering: check **Result on Helmet** CHECKED & CLEARED Armor / Suit Details: Canvas straps shoulder: check Neck Seal: check Black Undersuit: check Shoulder Bells: check Biceps: check Forearms: check Pauldron: check Chest / Back Plate: check Kidney / Butt plate: check Ab plate / Side Rivets / Cod: check Strapping: check Tighs: check Shins / Calves: check Sniper Plate: check Boots: check Gloves: check Hand plates / Guards: check Ammo Belt (waist) w/ correct angled edge: check Ammo Belt (right knee): check Canvas Belt: check Pouches: check Weathering: check Crotch Snaps: check **Additional comments** I know how hard it can be sometimes to get the weathering right (it can almost make you go nuts) and you did a great job, thumbs up mate! **Result on Armour** CHECKED & CLEARED BACKPACK Details: check Weathering: check Position: check **Additional comments** Your pack is one of the most accurate packs I have ever seen, amazing job, carry it with pride (even if it gets heavy after some hours of trooping ) Result on Backpack: CHECKED & CLEARED WEAPON: DLT-19 Details: check Weathering: check Result on Weapon: CHECKED & CLEARED (I´m still trying to encourage you to build a BAPTY DLT 19, it´s lots of fun!) As the SWAT Panel has already discussed your application, you do not have to wait very long this time…
  19. TD-92698 "Plainsrunner" Tour of Duty

    Great pics! Good idea with the net to carry it around, although I would have loved to see a spine, would definitely add to the bad-ass/gore factor!
  20. TD build for my wife - Anovos conversion

    Well done, congrats!
  21. Nice job! Got mine now too, also from amazon.
  22. Hey fellow dirty dudes, I have almost finished my Tunisian DLT. As there are already quite a few build threads, I´ll cut it short, I got the templates from my friend bigwam/Thomas, the barrel is a resin cast from a real sterling which I purchased from a 501st member in Spain. The grips are from Latvia, probably the same as Jcalus/Jon has used for his build. Just as bigwam and Heroma I have glued three pieces of wood together and after a lot of sanding it looked like this: I had to cut the front part apart and added an aluminum dowel the dowel, triggerguard and some greeblies that you normally find on the barrel of the original MG34 before spraypainting the wood, I used this to avoid wood shining through as soon as the part gets its first battledammage soaks into the wood and looks like this afterwards, you can also see in the picture that I´ve added a thread which was screwed into the wood for the wooden cocking lever. After painting the barrel gunmetal, I gave it a wash with a thick mixture of water and acrylic brown and black to emulate the bluing: most of it is dabbed of almost immediately after applying it. T-tracks spraypainted black and finally used Rub´n Buff silver leaf to finish it off and give it that used look: added the wire and here´s the (almost) finished product next pic was taken with the flash on, colour looks different and the bluing effect is more noticeable: I´m thinking about adding some rust and finally giving it a wash with some earth colour... or better leave it the way it is? What do you think?
  23. T21 screws?

    I guess most people scratchbuilding their blasters use various different types of screws. If you want yours to be as screenaccurate as possible, search on google for the lewis gun machine gun, which, - with some greeblies added-the used in ANH and try to find some similar screws to the ones the original manufacturers of the Lewis Gun used.